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A club-owned breakaway Super League in European soccer has come closer to reality. How would it work? @gdunbarap  explains:

European soccer split: Elite clubs — including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchster United — threaten to form breakaway league. by @RobHarris 

Reaction to the potentially seismic changes being pushed through by 12 of the world’s biggest soccer clubs ranged from humor to sarcasm to condemnation and anger. by @sdouglas80 

The PGA Tour is telling its players they will not have to be tested for the coronavirus if they are vaccinated. Those who aren’t will have to pay for their own tests starting this summer. by @dougferguson405 

Antron Pippen, the son of Basketball Hall of Famer and once a top college prospect, has died. @ByTimReynolds 

Yankees players and staff are restless and so are fans. A 5-10 start, the franchise's worst in 24 years, has shaken a team that expects to contend for a World Series title. by @ronaldblum 


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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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."

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.

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