National Sports

  • Tom Brady donates 10 million meals through Wheels Up partnership amid COVID-19
    Al Powers / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Tom Brady is one of the many athletes giving back during the novel coronavirus pandemic.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback announced he is donating 10 million meals to Feeding America on Thursday to help those in need during this time.The donation was made through ... read more
    ABC SportsApril 03, 2020
  • Report: Sammy Watkins restructures contract with Chiefs
    33ft/iStock(NEW YORK) — Sammy Watkins is reportedly staying put in Kansas City.A source tells ESPN the 26-year-old wide receiver has agreed to restructure his contract with the Chiefs.The new deal includes a no-trade clause and $7 million in incentives. It tops out at a value of $16 million, the source ... read more
    ABC SportsApril 03, 2020
  • New England Patriots plane transports 1.7 million N95 masks from China amid pandemic
    Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has partnered with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to purchase 1.4 million N95 masks from China as the U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to rise.Kraft also personally purchased an additional 300,000 N95 masks for New York state, ... read more
    ABC SportsApril 02, 2020
  • Patriots plane carrying N95 masks from China to arrive in Boston
    Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(BOSTON) — A private jet owned by the New England Patriots professional football team carrying much-needed medical supplies from China will land in Boston on Thursday, according to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. Robert Kraft, the CEO of the Patriots, coordinated with officials to send the team's plane to ... read more
    ABC SportsApril 02, 2020
  • NFL agent Buddy Baker says his parents died from COVID-19 six minutes apart
    Courtesy of Alyssa Baker(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 ... read more
    ABC SportsApril 01, 2020
  • NFL agent’s parents die 6 minutes apart
    da-kuk/iStock(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
    ABC SportsApril 01, 2020
  • Wimbledon canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
    kireewongfoto/iStock(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
    ABC SportsApril 01, 2020
  • NBA players who’ve beaten COVID-19 to donate blood for new treatment
    cmannphoto/iStock(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
    ABC SportsApril 01, 2020
  • Tokyo Olympics will open in July 2021
    CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images(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 ... read more
    ABC SportsMarch 30, 2020
  • Katelyn Ohashi teams up with gym to help gymnasts work out at home
    ABC News(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 ... read more
    ABC SportsMarch 27, 2020