Sports News

Rick Pitino returns to college as Iona coach

Rick Pitino, who was hired by Iona to be its new head coach, hasn’t coached in college since October 2017 when Louisville fired him following an FBI investigation into college basketball.

Race honoring Tillman goes virtual due to virus

This year’s Pat’s Run, a 4.2-mile race in Tempe, Arizona, that’s held by the Pat Tillman Foundation, will be turned into a virtual race this year in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Reds’ Bauer, Carpenter looking for sandlot game

With spring training on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, Reds pitchers Trevor Bauer and David Carpenter are trying to organize a sandlot baseball game in Arizona to pass the time. Bauer says the game will be broadcast online.

Raptors test negative; were last opponents of Jazz

The Raptors’ entire travel party from the team’s last game Monday night in Salt Lake City — save one person — tested negative for the coronavirus. The remaining person’s test is pending.

NCAA panel backs spring athlete eligibility relief

The NCAA Division I Council Committee has recommended that student-athletes who participate in spring sports should be provided eligibility relief. The NCAA will also discuss granting relief to winter sport student-athletes.

Giannis, Zion among stars aiding arena workers

A number of players — including Blake Griffin and Sergei Bobrovsky — and teams — including the Red Wings, Tigers, Devils, Penguins and Panthers have also pledged to help their arena staff.