Sports Report- 3/25

THE NFL PLANS TO STICK WITH ITS ORIGINAL APRIL 23RD SCHEDULE FOR THIS YEAR’S DRAFT DESPITE A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE LEAGUE’S GENERAL MANAGER SUBCOMMITTEE THAT IT BE MOVED BACK DUE TO THE COVID-19.

IN OTHER N-F-L NEWS, THE CAROLINA PANTHERS RELEASED QUARTERBACK CAM NEWTON YESTERDAY, THE TEAM’S NO. 1 OVERALL SELECTION IN THE 2011 DRAFT.  HIS RELEASE ENDS THE TEAM’S NINE-YEAR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE 2015 NFL MVP.  A WEEK AGO, THE PANTHERS ANNOUNCED THAT THEY HAD GIVEN HIM PERMISSION TO SEEK A TRADE, BUT THE TEAM COULD NOT FIND ANY SUITORS.

JAPAN PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE AND INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH AGREED TO POSTPONE THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS BY ABOUT ONE YEAR.  PRESSURE FROM NATIONS AND ATHLETES ALIKE MOUNTED IN RECENT DAYS, AND MOST RECENTLY, CANADA SAID IT WOULD NOT SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO THE OLYMPICS WITHOUT A DELAY. AUSTRALIA LATER JOINED IN THAT DECISION.  THE IOC AND TOKYO ORGANIZERS SAID THEY HOPE THE DECISION TO POSTPONE WILL HELP THE WORLD HEAL FROM THE PANDEMIC.

THE LEADERS AGREED THAT THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO COULD STAND AS A BEACON OF HOPE TO THE WORLD DURING THESE TROUBLED TIMES AND THAT THE OLYMPIC FLAME COULD BECOME THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE COVID-19 TUNNEL.

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