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Police: Washington State safety Bryce Beekman found dead

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State football player was found dead in his apartment by an officer who responded to a call for help involving "breathing problems,'' Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said Wednesday.

Blue Jays GM Atkins pitches idea of 7-inning doubleheaders

TORONTO (AP) — Seven-inning doubleheaders could be a way for big league teams to squeeze more games into a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins suggests.

WSU football’s Bryce Beekman passes away in Pullman

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University safety Bryce Beekman passed away in Pullman on Tuesday night, according to Pullman Police. The redshirt senior from Baton Rouge, Louisiana was 22. Commander Jake Opgenorth said the cause of Beekman’s death will be…

On hold: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

TOKYO (AP) — The IOC announced a first-of-its-kind postponement of the Summer Olympics on Tuesday, bowing to the realities of a coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down daily life around the globe and making planning for a massive worldwide gathering in July a virtual impossibility.

AP Source: Seahawks acquire CB Quinton Dunbar from Redskins

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have finally addressed one of their defensive needs. No, it had nothing to do Jadeveon Clowney or the pass rush. Seattle landed some needed depth in the secondary by acquiring cornerback Quinton Dunbar…

IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics; Canada pulls out

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC will take up to four weeks to consider postponing the Tokyo Olympics amid mounting criticism of its handling of the coronavirus crisis that now includes Canada saying it won't send a team to the games this year and the leader of track and field, the biggest sport at the games, also calling for a delay.

Canada says no athletes at Tokyo Games if not postponed

The Canadian Olympic Committee says it won't send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they're postponed for a year,. That makes them the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The committee sent out a statement saying it was willing to help the IOC search for alternatives, but that it would not be safe for athletes to compete in Tokyo in July. The move came on the heels of an IOC announcement that it would take up to four weeks to consider its options. That includes postponing the games, but the committee doesn't know what the new date would be.

Barefoot Hamlin wins virtual Homestead as NASCAR races again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The stands were packed, Jimmie Johnson caused several wrecks, Denny Hamlin raced barefoot and damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button — a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race.

Olympics should be postponed, says CEO of USA Swimming

The head of USA Swimming wants the Olympics to be postponed to 2021, calling it "the right and responsible thing to do" in a letter to the US Olympic & Paralympic CommitteeTim Hinchey III, the CEO of USA Swimming, asked…

Flame arrival faces calls for Tokyo Olympics be delayed

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Japan from Greece even as the opening of the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices calling for the event to be postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Still in the saddle: Australian racing goes on amid pandemic

SYDNEY (AP) — It's arguably more popular in Australia than any other country, so it's no surprise that horse racing is continuing — minus the spectators — despite the increasing travel and other restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Brady deal could make Bucs relevant; ticket demand spikes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter free agency with expectations of signing Tom Brady and bolstering a defense that will be one of the keys to helping the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback be successful with his new team.