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NHL announces plan to resume season with amended playoffs amid COVID-19 pandemic

NHL announces plan to resume season with amended playoffs amid COVID-19 pandemic

francisblack/iStockBy ABC News (NEW YORK) — The National Hockey League, on hiatus since March 12, announced on Tuesday its intention to restart team training camps by mid-July in preparation for an amended Stanley Cup playoffs to be held in two “hub” cities.Twenty-four of the league’s 31 teams will return to the ice to vie for…

NCAA approves voluntary training activities for football, basketball starting June 1

NCAA approves voluntary training activities for football, basketball starting June 1

jetcityimage/iStockBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The NCAA has good news for college football and basketball players who have been sidelined like so many due to the coronavirus pandemic.Division I student-athletes for both sports have been given the green light to participate in on-campus voluntary athletics activities starting June 1 as long as local,…

Belmont Stakes set for June 20 without fans in the bleachers

Belmont Stakes set for June 20 without fans in the bleachers

cmannphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — New York’s Belmont Stakes is usually the third leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.  This year it will be the first. The New York Racing Association announced the 152nd Belmont Stakes will take place Saturday, June 20 as the opening leg of the Triple Crown.Another difference horse racing fans will notice –…

NASCAR returns after 10-week hiatus, Kevin Harvick takes the win

NASCAR returns after 10-week hiatus, Kevin Harvick takes the win

Rutryin/iStockBy ABC News (DARLINGTON, S.C.) — NASCAR returned on Sunday after a 10-week pause due to the coronavirus pandemic.Kevin Harvick crossed the finish line first, beating Alex Bowman to take the win at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.Given the ongoing pandemic, several precautions were taken during the race. Fans were not allowed in the stands…

Michael Jordan’s daughter explains why he didn’t want “The Last Dance” to be released

Michael Jordan’s daughter explains why he didn’t want “The Last Dance” to be released

Aurelien Meunier/Getty ImagesBy CANDICE WILLIAMS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — With the final two episodes of Michael Jordan’s intimate sport documentary The Last Dance airing Sunday, his daughter Jasmine admits that her father is now finally breathing a sigh of relief.The wildly popular series, which chronicles her father’s final Chicago Bulls season in 1997–98, shares rare…