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Tuesday Sports Update – 2020 Tokyo Games Postponed

(Undated) — The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee is recommending that the 2020 Tokyo Games be postponed. USOPC Chair Susanne Lyons and CEO Sarah Hirshland put out a joint statement Monday evening that the Games should be postponed until they can be conducted under safe and fair conditions. IOC member Dick Pound then stated early Monday that the Olympics would not start on July 24th and will be postponed, but the IOC refuted that in its own statement.

Report: NBA Wants To Salvage Season

(Undated) — The NBA wants to find a way to resume the suspended season, no matter what. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that the general sense among owners and players is that they want to complete the season, even if it means stretching into the summer or fall. Shelburne added that no one wants to start a new season without finishing this one.

Cowboys’ Pro Bowl Center Frederick Retires

(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys’ center Travis Frederick announced he is retiring on Twitter. The 29-year-old was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that affects the nervous system in 2018. He returned last year and was selected to his fifth Pro Bowl. He was a 2013 first-round pick out of Wisconsin.

QB Walker Leaving XFL Renegades For NFL Panthers

(Houston, TX) — Renegades quarterback PJ Walker parlayed his five weeks in the XFL to a NFL contract. Multiple-outlets report Walker has agreed to terms with the Carolina Panthers, where he will reunite with his Temple college coach Matt Rhule. Walker led the XFL with 1,338 yard passing and 15 touchdowns, while leading Houston to a 5-and-0 before the season was shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak. He becomes the first XFL player to sign with the NFL.

Astros Shortstop Has Message For Millennials To Help Stop Spread Of Coronavirus

(Houston, TX) — Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has posted a video message aimed at millennials during the coronavirus outbreak. “Wash your hands, do not touch your face, practice social distancing,” Correa said to prevent the spread of the disease. “I hear a lot of millennials out there saying they don’t care, that they are not going to let this affect them, they’re not going to die from this. I think now is the time to stop only caring about ourselves and start caring about other people.” The Houston All-Star reiterated it should be everyone’s common goal to stop the spread.

Report: UT Basketball Assist Leaving For Illinois-Chicago

(Austin, TX) — Multiple-outlets report Texas assistant basketball coach Luke Yaklich is leaving to become the head coach at Illinois-Chicago. He was on Shaka Smart’s staff for just one year. Before that he was a Michigan assistant for two years under John Beilein. He was also a Northern Illinois assistant for four seasons.

Baylor Adds To Aranda’s Football Staff

(Waco, TX) — Baylor head football coach Dave Aranda has added several to his initial staff, including assistant AD for football recruiting Larry McDonald, who held a similar position with Texas A&M and Arkansas. Landrie Walsh has also left the Aggies to be the Bears’ director of on-campus recruiting. In addition, the Bears have added four quality control staffers – Jake Brown and Zachary Crabtree on the offensive side, Mike Caputo on the defense and Aman Anand with special teams.

 


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