College football leaders realizing season too risky with COVID-19

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The conversations and considerations that have led college football to the confusing place it finds itself in on Aug. 9 are endlessly complex, but the question that will determine whether other leagues follow the Mid-American Conference in canceling their fall season is relatively straightforward.

Would you stake your career on college football being safe under these circumstances?

No matter how else administrators have tried to rationalize the push forward toward a fall season for months and months, the chill of trepidation that has settled over college sports in recent days bears a distinct resemblance to the consciousness of guilt. 

There

Interest in kayaking grows: Outdoor enthusiasts flock to water sport during pandemic | News

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PRINCETON — People who didn’t think much about outdoor recreation are giving it a try now as the pandemic continues, and one of those ways involves the water sport of kayaking.

Outdoor enthusiasts do things like ride ATV trails and hike, but more individuals and families seeking something new to do are taking to the water in kayaks. Interest in kayaks has been growing during the last five years, but now more people are discovering the boats.

“I think what you’re seeing is a lot of folks finding new hobbies and exploring the outdoors, and one way you can do

No bubble, no problem? How one sport is pushing ahead with alternative isolation

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BROOKLYN, MI – As Major League Baseball struggles to contain COVID-19 outbreaks – and postponing some games as a result – the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League have gone nearly a month without a positive test.

What’s the NBA and NHL doing that the MLB is not? Playing in a bubble.

The rules are stricter for basketball and hockey players, as they’re isolated from the world in a couple host cities. Anybody coming into the bubble has to quarantine.

And because the players are only interacting with others in the bubble – who’ve also been tested and quarantined

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer votes to continue season despite Gov. Wolf’s recommendation to suspend sports

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The soccer league said it voted unanimously to continue after ‘thoughtful discussion’ of the governor’s recommendation

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — A Pennsylvania youth soccer league said Friday its Board of Directors voted to continue to sanction soccer activities for the 2020-21 season in spite of Governor Tom Wolf’s recommendation that all youth sports be postponed through the end of the year.

The Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Board of Directors said Wolf’s recommendation left the decision up to local governing authorities, and “after thoughtful discussion, the board was unanimous in its decision” to continue sanctioning team training, scrimmages, and competitions.

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