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Houston Astros star Justin Verlander and Kate Upton donate his MLB paychecks to COVID-19 relief

(HOUSTON) -- MLB star Justin Verlander and his wife, model Kate Upton, recently announced the generous way they are giving back amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.The Houston Astros pitcher and Upton will donate the weekly paychecks he is receiving during the MLB shutdown while the season is suspended to different…... Read More

NFL agent Buddy Baker says his parents died from COVID-19 six minutes apart

(NEW YORK) -- On March 31, Baker announced that both of his parents, Stuart Baker, 74, and Adrian Baker, 72, died due to complications from the coronavirus. The couple had been married for 51 years, he said, and died just six minutes apart.“My parents were two amazing individuals who impacted…... Read More

NFL agent's parents die 6 minutes apart

(NEW YORK) -- NFL agent Buddy Baker said his parents died six minutes apart from COVID-19.The couple, married for 51 years, were in "perfect health" before contracting the virus, Baker said in a video posted to Twitter."Hopefully this can be a catalyst for a change. Practice social distancing, wash your…... Read More

Wimbledon canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

(LONDON) -- The 2020 Wimbledon championships has been canceled due to the escalating worldwide coronavirus pandemic and will next be held from June 28 to July 11, 2021.Ian Hewitt, chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, said Wednesday in a statement, "This is a decision that we…... Read More

NBA players who've beaten COVID-19 to donate blood for new treatment

(NEW YORK) -- At least four NBA players who have recovered from COVID-19 plan to donate blood for an experimental treatment that could help high-risk patients overcome the virus, according to Dr. Michael Joyner, a member of the leadership team of the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project.The experimental therapy, called…... Read More

Tokyo Olympics will open in July 2021

(NEW YORK) -- The 2020 Summer Olympics officially have a new start date after being postponed a year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Games in Tokyo will kick off on July 23, 2021, Japanese organizers announced Monday. That’s almost exactly a year to the day of when the…... Read More

Peyton Manning drops by University of Tennessee online class to surprise students

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- Football legend Peyton Manning surprised University of Tennessee students in an online class Thursday.Students in a communication studies senior Capstone class were shocked to see Manning suddenly appear on their Zoom chat after their professor, John Haas, said, "Mr. Thompson, I think you're late for class."The former…... Read More

Katelyn Ohashi teams up with gym to help gymnasts work out at home

(NEW YORK) -- While many fitness centers have closed their doors amid the coronavirus pandemic, one gym in the New York City borough of Brooklyn is taking to social media to keep many of their members active at home.When Gotham Gymnastics, a facility for aspiring young gymnasts, was forced to…... Read More

NBA star Russell Westbrook details how he's helping LA families hit hard by coronavirus

(LOS ANGELES) -- As the NBA season remains at a standstill, one of its star players has found a way to lend a helping hand to those most in need amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Los Angeles native Russell Westbrook joined Good Morning America via Skype from his home to discuss…... Read More

How Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte reacted to Tokyo news and what he's doing to train

(NEW YORK) -- After four Olympics, 12 medals and another four years of training, Ryan Lochte will have to wait a bit longer to jump back into the swimming pool after the International Olympic Committee announced the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But…... Read More

Tokyo Olympics postponed, will be held 'by the summer of 2021': Japanese PM

(LONDON) -- Amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee have agreed that the Tokyo Olympics "will be held by the summer of 2021," the prime minister's office tweeted Tuesday.Abe pushed hard for Tokyo's selection as the host city during an International Olympic…... Read More