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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Michigan’s statewide stay-at-home order has already claimed one local recreation league this summer, as the Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Organization had to cancel its spring season in April.

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Chris Thompson is an NFL running back. He also is the father of a 4-month-old daughter, Kali. Guess which of those facts matters more to him when he ponders eventually returning to work amid a pandemic.

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BOSTON — It’s 3 o’clock, about the time they’d be getting ready for the seventh-inning stretch at an afternoon Red Sox game. Josh Kantor settles onto the bench of the Yamaha Electone organ in his living room and clicks on his wife’s iPhone to begin another show.

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MISSION, Kan. — Public pools will look very different this summer if they open at all with the coronavirus threat still looming, as teenage lifeguards will be tasked with maintaining social distancing and spotting COVID-19 symptoms in addition to their primary responsibility of preventing dr…

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Expecting to permit its players to return to team facilities in the coming weeks, the NHL on Monday issued a 21-page memo to its teams and players laying out guidelines that will be in place for Phase 2 of the return-to-play protocol.

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TAMPA, Fla. — As the NHL considers its plans to resume the season, “where” has been as big of a question as “how.” If the NBA is zeroing in on a single hub in Orlando, as multiple reports indicate, it may create an opening for the NHL in Las Vegas.

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ATLANTA — Nobody’s sure there’ll be a major league season. Everyone assumes there won’t be a minor league season, though no official announcement has been made.

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PITTSBURGH — Nearly two decades after the Rooney Rule was adopted by the National Football League to create more high-level coaching opportunities for minority candidates, 32 league owners have agreed it’s time to strengthen it and do a better job of developing coaches for top positions. One…

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Spring Lake’s lone football final appearance came in 2000, a 12-2 year that had come on the backs of three straight 3-6 seasons. A main reason for that was a standout class of 2001 on the field, with Art Anderson among the best of them all.

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MANFALUT, Egypt — On a hot Saturday afternoon, Mahrous Mahmoud is busy as can be. The professional soccer player, however, is working up a sweat in a different way these days – as a street vendor.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Right before the North Ottawa Recreation Authority was set to begin its middle-school sports season, the COVID-19 pandemic came into full focus.

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DETROIT — Even now, after most of us have accepted the new reality, it still seems unfathomable. We will have sports again, if not by the force of passion, by the force of money. And by most projections, there will be no fans in the stadiums or arenas, not for a while.

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The folks who run the California State University system announced their campuses will be largely student-free this fall. That means hundreds of thousands of students will be learning from their homes because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The NFL may be planning for a “traditional” season this fall with stadiums full of fans, but chances are that won’t be the case for the Lions and other professional and college teams in the state.

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Saturday’s UFC event in Florida was the first major live sporting event in the U.S. since mid-March. Muskegon’s Tony Ferguson was part of a main-event title fight, as the event went on even after a fighter had tested positive for COVID-19 in the week leading up to the fight.

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The next local athlete we’re featuring in our ‘Get To Know’ series is Spring Lake senior Clayton Glasgow. A standout on the Lakers’ soccer team this fall, Clayton also planned to run track in the spring before the sports season was canceled.

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On Saturday, the UFC became the first major professional sporting event to conduct a live event in the United States since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic ground competitive athletics to a halt across the country.