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Oregon star guard Sabrina Ionescu wins John R. Wooden Award

Oregon star guard Sabrina Ionescu wins John R. Wooden Award

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April 6 (UPI) -- Oregon women's basketball star Sabrina Ionescu won the John R. Wooden Award on Monday for the second consecutive season. Ionescu becomes the sixth woman to win more than one Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's most outstanding player. She joins Candace Parker, Breanna Stewart, Maya Moore, Brittney Griner and Seimone Augustus as the only players in women's history to receive the honor multiple times. Ionescu, who recently won the Naismith Trophy and Wade Trophy, is the fifth player to win the Wooden Award in back-to-back seasons. "I mean, it's just crazy to come from my freshman year when there was about 1,000 to 2,000 people in the stands to now having 12,000 people and people fighting over tickets," Ionescu said Monday about impacting the culture at Or...
Little and Large star Eddie Large dies ‘after contracting coronavirus in hospital’

Little and Large star Eddie Large dies ‘after contracting coronavirus in hospital’

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Comedian Eddie Large, best known for his comedy double act Little and Large, has died after contracting COVID-19 in hospital, his agent has confirmed.His family said he caught the coronavirus while being treated for heart failure, and his son, Ryan McGinnis, posted on Facebook: "It is with great sadness that Mum and I need to announce that my dad passed away in the early hours of this morning."He had been suffering with heart failure and unfortunately, whilst in hospital, contracted the coronavirus, which his heart was sadly not strong enough to fight." Image: Large was best known for his comedy partnership with Syd Little. Pic: ITV/Shutterstock Large, real name Edward McGinnis, was best known for his partnership with Syd Little, wit...
Grammy-winning country music star dies after contracting coronavirus

Grammy-winning country music star dies after contracting coronavirus

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Grammy-winning country music star Joe Diffie has died two days after revealing he had contracted coronavirus.The 61-year-old had a string of hits in the US in the 1990s and had two albums that went platinum. On Friday, he announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 - the first country music star to go public with such a diagnosis. Image: Diffie pictured attending the 2019 Country Music Awards Diffie's publicist Scott Adkins said the singer, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, died on Sunday due to complications from the virus.The US has the most coronavirus cases in the world, with more than 136,000 suspected and confirmed infections, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the outbreak. ...

Sports news LIVE: Growing calls for Premier League season to be cancelled with ‘difficult decisions’ to come, McClean fined for balaclava post, Ajax star out of coma

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news and updates on how the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the sporting calendar.. Headlines: Premier League clubs pushing to cancel season on ‘moral grounds’ – meaning Liverpool would be denied title The Premier League, EFL and PFA have warned ‘difficult decisions’ will need to be made […] talkSPORT
Everton star Andre Gomes recreates ‘Cast Away’ as he channels Tom Hanks during coronavirus self-isolation

Everton star Andre Gomes recreates ‘Cast Away’ as he channels Tom Hanks during coronavirus self-isolation

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We’ve already seen Cesc Fabregas emulate one cinema icon during coronavirus self-isolation, and now Everton star Andre Gomes has done the same.But while former Arsenal and Chelsea player Fabregas took to comedy – recreating the famous ‘Good Morning My Neighbours’ scene from the Eddie Murphy movie ‘Coming to America’ – Gomes decided to go topical with a recreation of ‘Cast Away’. Fabregas made light of a troubling situation earlier this week The 2000 survival film starring Tom Hanks, who recently tested positive for COVID-19, depicts a man stranded on an island after a plane crash. Hanks is brilliant in the movie, but the real star is his lone companion – the volleyball, Wilson, named after the ball’s manufacturers. And Gomes decided to lighten the mood in these