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The Big 12's revenue distribution to its 10 schools decreased only slightly because of the pandemic that led to the cancellation of spring sports, though there is still plenty of uncertainty ahead.

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In spite of a shutdown of most sports over the last 90 days, Barr-Reeve senior Anna Ballengee continues to draw attention from state-wide media for her skills and abilities on the volleyball court.

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Chris Thompson is an NFL running back. He also is the father of a 4-month-old daughter, Kali. Guess which of those facts matters more to him when he ponders eventually returning to work amid a pandemic.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Agent Scott Boras recommends his clients refuse Major League Baseball’s attempt to cut salaries during negotiations with the players’ association, claiming team financial issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic have their origin in management debt financing.

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Optional law amendments limiting contact in scrums, the number of players in a maul, and the duration of rucks have been approved by World Rugby in the hope of reducing the risk of possible transmission of COVID-19 during the pandemic.

When Khameron Taylor signed as a graduate transfer to play tight end at Indiana last week, one of the first texts he sent was to his former high school football coach.

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If ever there were a time for crossing fingers, it would be right now. If everything goes according to plan, it looks like high school sports are about to hit the ground running in about a month – but that is still a best-case scenario.

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I talk to Lady Hatchet coach Gretchen Miles about basketball and asparagus.

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NEW YORK — A rookie at the major league minimum would keep about 47% of his original salary this year while multimillionaire stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose more than 77% under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely disappointing.”

When five-star point guard Khristian Lander signed his letter of intent to play at Indiana last week, it added star potential to an IU backcourt that was inconsistent throughout the 2019-20 season.

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DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — With sports around the world shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, the World Anti-Doping Agency is looking to artificial intelligence as a new way to detect athletes who cheat.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch says he supports wearing a mask in public so “we all can take care of our neighbor" amid the coronavirus pandemic, a rare instance of the two-time NASCAR champion wading into a social issue.

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If World TeamTennis gets its way, Grand Slam champions Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens could be among the first tennis players to compete in front of fans after the coronavirus pandemic prompted lockdowns around the globe.

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For about the last 20 Memorial Days, I have been busy. For most of that time, Washington was playing in the Jasper Baseball Sectional in the Monday game. Some years it was the start of sectional, sometimes it was the day of the finals. Mike Myers and I would normally trade games where I woul…

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The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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TOKYO (AP) — Uncertainty grips next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics: Will there be fans or empty stadiums in 14 months? And how will thousands of athletes, staff, and technical officials travel, be housed, and stay safe amid COVID-19?

For those in the sports world waiting for a little good news, it came on Wednesday as Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb opened up a significant amount of recreational activities back to the public.

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So I guess the biggest thing that happened in the 2019-20 basketball season was the way it ended. In fact, the cancellation of regionals may hang over high school sports for several years. Almost all of that we covered in part one of this Instant Replay, but in this edition I thought we shou…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first black woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference.

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The NCAA Division I Council is debating whether to let a moratorium on voluntary workouts on campus expire at the end of the month as a growing number of college leaders express confidence that fall sports will be played in some form.

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Indiana high school seniors have been presented 2020 scholarship awards from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. The awards were announced Monday and Haileigh Nonte of Barr-Reeve was one of the recipients of the Marion Crawley Award.

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Mike and I talk some Greene Co. hoops with our mystery guest, finish up Michael, Dock Ellis on acid, and the perfect Rib recipe.

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The final instant replay look back on the 2019-20 season is boys basketball. This was the exact point where things changed dramatically for high school sports, education, government and our very way of life. We had an outstanding basketball season locally, which I will detail in Part 2 of th…

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic finalist Bralon Taplin lost his appeal against a four-year ban for dodging a doping test, and will miss the Tokyo Games and the next two track and field world championships.

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LeBron James reiterated Monday that he is hopeful the NBA season can resume, with the caveat that the health and well-being of players won’t be jeopardized by a return to play.

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While on his transcendentalist hiatus from society, had Henry David Thoreau isolated himself at Walden Pond in 2020 instead of 1850, I guarantee he would have still found a way to adjust the “rabbit ears” on his black and white Phillco to watch ESPN’s “The Last Dance.” In fact, the more I th…

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NEW YORK — Major League Baseball will look somewhat like high school ball this year under protocols to deal with the new coronavirus, with showers at ballparks discouraged and players possibly arriving in uniform, like they did when they were teenagers.

Ryan Kelly was selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2019, and the 26-year-old center has fully established himself as a leader on one of the NFL’s strongest offensive lines.

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DAVID DUNCAN — The funeral for David Duncan was held Tuesday, May 26, 2020, with Pastor Joe Coquillard officiating. Burial followed at Sugarland Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Joseph Seal, Michael Duncan, Mike Duncan, John Coy, Rick Halbert and Eric Hannah.

WILMA HAAG — A graveside service for Wilma T. Haag was held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2020, at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Loogootee, with Rev. Paul Whiteford officiating.