UPDATE 2-Olympics-Japanese organisers say 2020 Games delay to cost them $2.8 bln

(Updates with background, quotes)

By Jack Tarrant

TOKYO, Dec 4 (Reuters) – The postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games until next year because of the novel coronavirus pandemic will cost Japanese organisers an additional 294 billion yen ($2.8 billion), the organising committee said on Friday.

Organisers have been assessing the financial impact of the delay since the Japanese government and International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided in March to postpone the Games until 2021.

Tokyo metropolitan government is expected to pay 120 billion yen, the organising committee 103 billion yen and the Japanese government 71 billion yen, organisers said.

The IOC has previously said it will contribute $650 million towards covering postponement costs. This is separate from the costs announced by Japanese organisers on Friday.

“Tokyo’s costs are Tokyo’s costs,” Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said.

“Tokyo 2020’s (allocation) is revenue that we can secure,” he added.

“Within this revenue we

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Maryland men’s basketball tries to plan around schedule uncertainty

Before the season began, Coach Mark Turgeon knew his program needed to have both a schedule and a list of schools he could call if it needed to find a game on short notice. That’s how all teams are operating, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing abrupt cancellations when positive tests emerge in programs. At Maryland, Mark Bialkoski, director of basketball operations, tries to plan around the uncertainty — communicating with other programs and embracing flexibility.

After Monmouth canceled, Maryland scheduled Towson to play on the same date. But the day before the matchup, Towson had to cancel, too. Turgeon said his staff talked to around 15 or 20 schools, looking for a new opponent. The Terps landed on a road game against James Madison this Saturday.

On Wednesday, George Mason canceled its Friday game at Maryland after a person in the Patriots’ program tested positive for the virus. This time,

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Seahawks’ Josh Gordon Conditionally Reinstated by NFL; Eligible for Week 16 | Bleacher Report

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) sets up against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon is being conditionally reinstated from his indefinite suspension and should be eligible for the final two regular-season games.

Gordon later took to social media to say he was “thankful”:

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports first reported the news of the wideout’s reinstatement.

This comes after Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on May 21 that Gordon planned on applying for reinstatement and was ready to play. The goal at the time was to be cleared before training camp started.

Gordon appeared in 11 games during the 2019 campaign for the New England Patriots and Seahawks, and Florio noted he played enough contests to qualify for unrestricted free agency.

However, Seattle signed him to a one-year deal in September

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NFL reinstates Seattle Seahawks WR Josh Gordon, who is eligible to return in Week 16

The NFL announced Thursday that Commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstated Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon, who will be eligible to play in the team’s final two games of the 2020 season and the playoffs.

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Gordon, who has publicly addressed his battles with addiction and mental health, was serving his sixth different suspension during his NFL career. The most recent was for a violation of the NFL’s collectively bargained policy against substance abuse and performance-enhancing drugs.

a group of football players on the field: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) catches a pass against Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (26) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) catches a pass against Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (26) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium.

Last November, the Seahawks claimed Gordon, 29, off waivers, after the New England Patriots released him. Gordon played five games for the Seahawks

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Unbeaten BYU to play unbeaten Coastal Carolina on Saturday

Unbeaten BYU to play unbeaten Coastal Carolina on Saturday

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young quarterback Zach Wilson (1) runs the ball for the Cougars, in football action between the Brigham Young Cougars and the UTSA Roadrunners, at Lavell Edwards stadium, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020.

Unbeaten BYU has added another game to its 2020 football schedule.

The Cougars, No. 13 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, have lined up an agreement to play undefeated and No. 18 Coastal Carolina on Saturday in Conway, S.C.

Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. MST, and will be televised on ESPNU.

ESPN first reported the matchup.

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NFL reinstates Josh Gordon from fifth suspension, receiver could play in 2020

The NFL is giving oft-suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon another chance. The league is reinstating Gordon after the receiver was suspended for the fifth time in his career, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.

The NFL confirmed the news, saying Gordon will be eligible to return to action for the final two weeks of the regular season.

Gordon tweeted he was thankful to be back in the NFL.

Gordon, 29, played 11 games last season, splitting time between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. His time with Seattle was cut short after Gordon was suspended by the NFL for a substance abuse violation in December. The league indefinitely suspended Gordon.

Despite that suspension, the Seahawks brought Gordon back in

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High school football playoff predictions for Orlando area games

Four of seven FHSAA football playoff games will be played locally Friday night, including an Orange vs. Seminole County matchup featuring teams ranked in the Sentinel Super 16.

a man playing a game of baseball: Seminole High's Demari Henderson strides into the end zone for a touchdown on a punt return at Lake Minneola during a 25-13 win on Oct. 2.

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Seminole High’s Demari Henderson strides into the end zone for a touchdown on a punt return at Lake Minneola during a 25-13 win on Oct. 2.

No. 8 Apopka hosts No. 11 Lake Mary in that Class 8A region championship game. The Rams are one game away from the state semifinals for the first time since reaching the second round in four week state tournament in 1985.

A live radio broadcast of the game in Apopka can be heard at 94.9 FM and AM 950 The Answer.

No. 2 Seminole plays at home for the first time this postseason. No. 3 Edgewater and No. 6 Lake Minneola host undefeated teams.

The Eagles face Mitchell High out of

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New York Jets’ Adam Gase admits he hasn’t helped Sam Darnold develop as NFL QB

New York Jets coach Adam Gase was hired nearly two years ago in large part to groom quarterback Sam Darnold for success. On Thursday, Gase admitted for the first time that he’s failing.

“I came here to help him, help him develop his career, and we haven’t been able to do that,” said Gase, who is 7-20 and has presided over the NFL’s worst offense for the better part of two seasons.

His comments might seem obvious, considering the team’s profound struggles, but they’re noteworthy because Gase always has spoken of Darnold’s progress in an optimistic fashion. His assessment comes with five games left in the season, after which the coach likely will be fired.

QB Att. Without TD
Sam Darnold 142
Jacoby Brissett 105
Daniel Jones 68
— Elias Sports Bureau

Gase said he hopes Darnold can finish on an upswing.

“That’s why every game is so important,” he

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Bullied to X Games gold

Ryan Williams will never forget the nasty words haters often threw in his direction.

“You’re never going to get anywhere riding a lame scooter.”

“You only ride a scooter because it’s easy.”

“Scooters are for losers.”

He was just a 12-year-old boy who had a passion for scootering. You know, that metal board mounted on two little wheels and attached to a long steering handle.

But back then, in the mid-noughties, it wasn’t exactly the most popular activity taking place at his local skate park in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. While those around him were grazing their knees from BMX bike falls and skateboard stacks, Williams was the odd one out, honing his craft on the humble kick scooter.

It was a craft he developed for a decade and a half, and now Williams, more commonly known as R-Willy, is considered the world’s premier scooter rider. Across scooter and

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College football games on CBS Sports Network — Watch Air Force vs. Utah State live stream, TV channel

Buffalo jumped into the driver’s seat in the MAC’s East division with a 70-41 win over Kent State last week and will look to stay there on Saturday when the Bulls play at Ohio in one of six games on CBS Sports Network this weekend. But the 2-1 Bobcats should have a pretty good idea of how to slow Buffalo down, because it’s a recipe that has worked for them the past two seasons. It’s all about stopping Jaret Patterson.

A junior running back coming off a 1,799-yard season, Patterson made his name known around the country last week when he tied an FBS record with eight rushing touchdowns against Kent State. In all, he finished with 409 yards on the ground, falling just short of another FBS record. But in two career games against Ohio, Patterson has run for just 75 yards on 21 carries.

The Bobcats will be

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