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Recent articles by Tom:

Ex-NFL player Nate Hughes working at Mississippi hospital, braces for coronavirus impact

Nearly eight years after his NFL career ended, Nate Hughes is now a first-year resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. → Read More

Organizers finalize new dates for Tokyo Olympics, beginning in July 2021

Less than one week after announcing the Tokyo Olympics would be postponed, the dates for the rescheduled Games have now been finalized. → Read More

What we know: The 2020 Olympics have officially been postponed. What happens next?

What we know about the official postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which "will be held by summer 2021," according to Japan's prime minister. → Read More

It's official: 2020 Tokyo Olympics postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Officials told reporters in Tokyo on Tuesday that they have agreed to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics. → Read More

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo have officially been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Japanese Prime Minister's Office announced. → Read More

Canada won't send its Olympic team to Tokyo if Games are held this summer

Brooke Henderson won't be able to compete in the women's Olympic golf tournament if the Games are held as planned beginning in July. → Read More

Canada will not send athletes to Tokyo Olympics if Games are held this summer

The Canadian Olympic Committee said in a statement Sunday night that it will not send a delegation to the Tokyo Games unless they are postponed. → Read More

The IOC has set a deadline for a decision on postponing the Olympics. Here's where golf stands

Amid mounting pressure from athletes, national governing bodies, the IOC is now considering whether to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. → Read More

IOC sets deadline for making a decision on whether to postpone 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is starting to discuss with stakeholders the possibility of postponing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to coronavirus. → Read More

Seattle Dragons XFL player who tested positive for coronavirus has been quarantined

An unidentified player with the XFL's Seattle Dragons tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, the league confirmed, and has been quarantined. → Read More

Louisville women's NCAA Tournament games could be played in an empty KFC Yum Center

Louisville women's basketball team could play in an empty Yum Center for the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament. → Read More

Japanese organizing official discusses possibility Olympics could be postponed 1-2 years

A member of the Tokyo organizing committee's executive board told The Wall Street Journal the Games likely would not be canceled because of TV rights. → Read More

NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments will not include fans due to coronavirus concerns

March Madness will go on without fans present due to concerns about the coronavirus. The NCAA announced the changes to tournaments on Wednesday. → Read More

What's eating Duke? No. 7 Blue Devils falter at Virginia for third loss in 4 games

No. 7 Duke suffered its third setback in a 10-day span with a road loss at defending national champion Virginia. → Read More

Pita Taufatofua, the shirtless Tongan flag bearer, qualifies for third consecutive Olympics

Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan athlete known for his shirtless appearances at the past two Olympics, has qualified for the Tokyo Games in taekwondo. → Read More

Could the coronavirus outbreak in China impact the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

Tokyo 2020 officials have created a coronavirus countermeasures task force in light of the outbreak in China. → Read More

Guardians QB Matt McGloin dissects brutal game, benching in real time on live TV

New York Guardians QB Matt McGloin delivered a rare and raw look behind the curtain during a frustrating XFL defeat against the DC Defenders. → Read More

How XFL rules will differ from NFL, including shootout-style overtime format

The rules for XFL, which will kick off next month, will include several departures from how game is played in the NFL, including shootout-style OT. → Read More

Different roads to the XFL: How the new league has helped resurrect some dreams, and keep others alive

From former college stars to players trying to get their football careers back on track, the XFL represents an opportunity to keep the dream alive. → Read More

XFL preview: Coaches, key players and everything else you need to know about the league's eight teams

The XFL's inaugural season begins this weekend, and USA TODAY Sports has broken down what to know about each team in the league. → Read More