Both the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee announced Sunday that they will not send teams to Tokyo 2020 if the games remain scheduled for this summer. The International Olympic Committee came under heavy criticism Sunday for not canceling the games because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, instead setting a one-month deadline to decide on a potential postponement. The Olympics are still scheduled to begin July 24. Canada is the first country to pull out of Tokyo 2020, though both USA Swimming and Track and Field have called for the games to be delayed, with the Norwegian Olympic Committee following suit.
Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro acknowledged Sunday that Major League Baseball teams would need another spring training to ramp up for a 2020 season currently being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Palestine High School graduate and current Redskin’s running back Adrian Peterson is doing his part to give back during the coronavirus outbreak. The East Texas native is donating $100,000 through the Adrian and Ashley Peterson Foundation to feed students and senior citizens in Houston, where the Petersons live.
Randy Gregory, defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys, filed for reinstatement to the NFL. The Cowboys suspended him indefinitely in February 2019. Now, the NFL has to decide on Gregory’s status in the next 60 days.
Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Head Coach Markeith Brown named a finalist for the 2020 NCAA Division II World Exposure Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year, as announced Friday. Brown is one of four finalists from the Division II level to be in contention for the award.
Last Wednesday, Northeast Texas Community College announced it would extend spring break by one week for students due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. While college operations will resume in a limited capacity on Monday, March 23, the campus will remain closed to the public. Plans are in the works to move most courses online for the remainder of the semester. The college canceled all events and activities until further notice.
And on this day in 1990, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat 106-103. Derek Harper led the Mavs with 34 points. Roy Tarpley added 18 while Rolando Blackman had 17.
And did you know the fastest hat trick in NHL history was scored on this day in 1952. Bill Mosienko of the Chicago Black Hawks scored 3 goals in 21 seconds.