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Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker says his left knee has responded well to a stem cell injection that is expected to keep him out until at least January. by @jgolen  #NBA 

BREAKING: AP sources: Houston Rockets agree to trade Russell Westbrook to Washington for John Wall and a first-round draft pick. by @kristieAP  #NBA 

Bettman says NHL players will likely have to decide to pay now or later with league facing fiscal realities amid the pandemic. by @john_wawrow 

The Premier League has agreed to a rescue package worth 250 million pounds ($330 million) to ease the financial burden on lower-division teams in English soccer as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Former college football coach Lou Holtz@ESPNDrLou ) was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The 83-year-old Holtz says Trump () is @realDonaldTrumphe  “greatest president in my lifetime.” Full story:

VIDEO: Fans have been allowed back into top-level soccer in England for the first time in 9 months. Arsenal supporters & manager Mikel Arteta talk about the impact of a crowd returning, even if the capacity is limited to 2,000 for now. by @RobHarris .

Preview: Hertha used the cover of darkness to plant about 60,000 flags around the German capital’s 12 districts ahead of the Bundesliga derby game against Union Berlin. by @cfaheyAP 

A Texas high school football player charged onto the field and bowled over a referee, angered after being ejected from the game.

Interview: @sergino_dest  talks to the @AP  about settling in at Barcelona and the future of Lionel Messi. by @JWilsonBCN .

The cost of the postponement for the Tokyo Olympics could reach about $2.8 billion. by @stephenwadeap 


The Latest: K-pop band EXO @weareoneEXO ) performs at closing cermony.

Evgenia Medvedeva says she had her "dreams come true" by meeting members of EXO () before #ClosingCeremony 

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There is a new law in California prompted by the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others. It makes it a crime for first responders to take unauthorized photos of deceased people at the scene of an accident or crime.

IOC member Dick Pound says Tokyo Olympic organizers have until late May to see if the virus is under control. If not, "you're probably looking at a cancellation."

BREAKING: Caster Semenya loses her long legal battle against track and field’s rules limiting female runners’ naturally high testosterone levels.