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Under 1% of MLB employees test positive for virus antibodies

By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Just 0.7% of Major League Baseball employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The small number of positive tests, announced Sunday,…
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Auto racing returns to Hamilton County, but without spectators

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR There will be auto racing this weekend — without fans in the stands — at one of the oldest tracks in Iowa. Officials with the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City have…
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Knoxville Raceway update

Knoxville Raceway has decided when it begins its weekly racing season, it will do so with fans in the stands and not behind closed doors.  The races scheduled for May 16 and 23 will be…
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Big Ten extends ban on campus activities

BY TODD KIMM Big Ten Conference announced today that it will extend the previously announced suspension of all organized team activities through June 1, 2020, and will re-evaluate again at that time. This is an additional…
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In shortened season, stars still had chance to shine in 1981

By NOAH TRISTER The season began with Fernandomania and ended with a classic World Series matchup between the Dodgers and Yankees. Mike Schmidt slugged his way to a second consecutive MVP, and Nolan Ryan pitched…
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Miami Dolphins say Don Shula, the winningest coach in pro football history, has died at age 90

By STEVEN WINE MIAMI (AP) — Don Shula, who won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history, died Monday at his home,…
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Iowa Presents Backyard Calls with Gary Dolphin

Backyard Calls with Gary Dolphin, presented by Athletico, will begin Friday, May 1. Fans can submit their funniest 10-15 second videos to social media for an opportunity for Dolphin to call their backyard plays.  The…
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What Would Have Been: Red Sox-Yankees, NHL conference finals

By STEPHEN HAWKINS With the sports calendar still mostly on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press takes a look at some of the live sporting events that would have taken place the…
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NASCAR to resume season May 17 with seven races in 10 days

By JENNA FRYER CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR plans to restart its engines with a flurry of races at two historic tracks. NASCAR said Thursday it is set to return May 17 with an elite…
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Inaugural ‘Iowa’s Ride’ cancels due to pandemic

BY O. KAY HENDERSON The first edition of “Iowa’s Ride” has been canceled due to safety concerns over COVID-19. Iowa’s Ride was scheduled to start July 12th in Dubuque, with stops in Monticello, Vinton, Eldora, Clarion,…
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