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The legal fight over NBA rookie Zion Williamson’s endorsement potential now includes an allegation that his family received $400,000 from a marketing agency before his lone season for Duke. by @aaronbeardap 

China says it will not stage any international sports for the rest of the year, apart from trials for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing and the neighboring city of Zhangjiakou.

It was strange to see 200m world champion Noah Lyles race in Florida against two opponents simultaneously in Switzerland and the Netherlands. It was stranger still to see the clock stop at 18.9, way ahead of Usain Bolt’s world record. by @gdunbarap 

Inter concedes late equalizer in 2-2 draw at Verona

The spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics expects the postponed games to go ahead in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they did not believe the games could be held next year. by @StephenWadeAP 

Sevilla rallies to move closer to Champions League spot with 2-1 win. by @tazzoni 

Baseball players are getting a sense of what the game will be like without fans in the stands. Yes, it’s very strange. by @jmarshallap 

After four months, NBA basketball is back. Full-scale practices inside the bubble at Disney have begun with the Orlando Magic the first team formally back on the floor. @ByTimReynolds 

Franmil Reyes’ first error this season was in judgment. The Indians’ outfielder apologized for endangering his health and putting his teammates at risk by not wearing a mask while attending a holiday party last weekend. by @twithersAP 


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."

American @Simone_Biles  has done it: She has now won more world championship medals than any other gymnast. by @jellingworth