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Volunteers from the relief organization Samaritan's Purse set up an emergency field hospital in New York's Central Park on Monday. Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Athletes who play NCAA spring sports whose seasons were truncated by the coronavirus outbreak will be eligible for another season. This photo shows Purdue Fort Wayne's Rachel Everson playing softball in March. Wade Payne/AP hide caption

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The International Olympic Committee has set firm dates for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which are now set to start in July 2021. Here, a man walks past a banner promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday, after a late-season snow in Tokyo. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Week In Sports: Leagues Toe The Line Between Health And Sports

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Sports Are At A Standstill. Here's How To Sportscast Your Life

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The closest fans can get to Major League Baseball during the coronavirus hiatus — a statue outside Great American Ball Park yesterday in Cincinnati. USA Today Sports via Reuters hide caption

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What To Make Of The Lack Of Professional Sports Due To The Coronavirus

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Takayuki Ueno was set to be a runner in the now postponed Olympic torch relay in Fukushima, Japan. Here he stands in the field where he is growing a flower maze for children to play in Minamisoma, Japan. The field was flooded by the 2011 tsunami and killed Ueno's family members. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Now Postponed, The Olympic Torch Relay Was To Bring Hope To Ravaged Fukushima

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ESPN's Karl Ravech reports on the cancellation of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament on March 12, in Nashville. With no live sports to show, the network is scrambling to fill the time. Its offerings now include diversions like cherry pit spitting and marble racing. Andy Lyons/Getty Images hide caption

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Historic Games, Documentaries And ... Marble Races: ESPN Without Live Sports

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A man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo, on Tuesday. The Summer Games have been delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Tokyo Summer Olympics Postponed To 2021

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Tokyo Olympics Postponed Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

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A person in Tokyo takes a photo of a clock counting down the days until the planned start of the Tokyo Games. They will now take place next year. Yukihito Taguchi/USA Today Sports via Reuters hide caption

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