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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Zika virus concerns have caused two Major League Baseball games to be moved from Puerto Rico.

On Friday, MLB and the MLB Players Association announced that the two-game Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins series set to be played in San Juan, would be moved to Miami's Marlins Park.

According to a statement, the decision came after "numerous players expressed concerns about contracting and potentially transmitting the Zika virus to their partners."

"[MLB] Commissioner [Rob] Manfred and the MLBPA fully understand the disappointment by those in Puerto Rico to the relocation of the games," said the statement. "MLB and the Players Association did everything possible to adequately address the concerns raised by players and still play the games in Puerto Rico, but despite extensive efforts, they were unable to develop a workable solution."

MLB said since the games were moved, they instead would hold "several youth baseball and community events" on the island later in May, and the commissioner was expected to attend along with former MLB players.

"Both MLB and the Players Association also will make contributions to the CDC Foundation to assist the efforts to eradicate Zika in Puerto Rico," the statement said.

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Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus Games(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Prince Harry toured the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, Friday, two days before his Invictus Games kick off. Invictus, which means "unconquered," will bring together former service members from 15 different nations to compete in a variety of adaptive sports. The first Invictus Games were held in London in 2014.

More than 500 veterans from around the world will participate. The games "shine a light on the holistic recovery and rehabilitation that occurs through sport for the wounded, ill, and injured Service men and women who participate in them," according to the official Invictus Games website.

Most importantly, the games represent "coming back from rock bottom," the prince said.

"All [these competitors] want to do is get back to that status amongst their family that I am still the same person. I may look different or I may have a disability now, but I'm stronger now than I ever have been," Harry told ESPN anchor Chris Fowler. "This is a big moment for everyone to say thank you to the guys who put their life on the line. Thank you to the people who serve our country and put themselves in harms way so we don't have to."

The prince said many of the injured service members competing in 2014 felt inspired afterward.

"It's about making the most of your second chance. I hope we can encourage as many people as we can to tune in and watch it with all the families sitting there cheering on Team USA," he said.

Even the Obamas have gotten into the spirit.

Hey, @KensingtonRoyal! Are you ready for @InvictusOrlando? Game on. pic.twitter.com/S34KrEv5Is

— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) April 29, 2016

Harry promised the games are fun for competitors and fans alike.

"It's great to have everybody here together in one place. Whether you love paralympic sports, whether you love veterans, whether you love the services, whatever it is, it's epic amounts of fun!" he said.

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Allen Kee / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards may be done for the rest of the season.

According to multiple reports, the right-hander has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow and will need to undergo Tommy John surgery. Yahoo! Sports was the first to report the injury, which the team has not yet confirmed.

Richards, 27, was already scheduled to sit out Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays over fatigue.

So far this season, he is 1-3 with a 2.34 ERA over six starts.

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Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A new allegation has surfaced involving the late former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno and a child sex abuse scandal that led to the conviction of his former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky.

Insurers in litigation with the university claim that in 1976, a boy told Paterno that he had been molested by Sandusky, who's currently behind bars after being convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse.

Paterno's family issued a statement, calling for a "full public review of the facts."

"Because of a single sentence in a court record of an insurance case, Joe Paterno's reputation has once again been smeared with an unsubstantiated, forty year old allegation," the statement reads. "In response to this allegation and the subsequent media hype, the Paterno family is demanding a full public review of the facts."

"We challenge anyone with evidence of misconduct to come forward and present their allegations in a process that allows a full, fair review of the evidence. We will stand by the facts, but we will never accept veiled accusations presented in a context where they cannot be objectively reviewed and analyzed," the family added.

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Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Since its inception in 1875, the Kentucky Derby has played witness to horse racing's greatest triumphs and ultimate downfalls.

On Saturday, Churchill Downs will host the 142nd run for the roses.

One year ago, American Pharoah exhilarated the sports world by becoming horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. This year, all eyes are on a new competitor: Nyquist.

The 2-year-old colt is the race's top contender and a potential successor to American Pharoah’s famed sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

The Kentucky Derby breeds a level of competition that owners, trainers, jockeys and spectators meticulously prepare for and anxiously await all year. American Pharoah’s historic run changed the game when it comes to gambling, bringing in a record-breaking $194 million in wagers.

Nyquist has 3-to-1 odds heading into Saturday’s race as the only undefeated champion in the field. His 7-0 record has earned the colt more than $3.3 million.

Nyquist's owners Paul and Zillah Reddam, trainer Doug O’Neill and jockey Mario Guttierrez have their sights set on the winner’s circle at the famed 1¼ mile track. If they find themselves adorned with the garland of red roses, they will take home a whopping $1.24 million. But ESPN reporter Darren Rovell believes you can’t put a price on winning this race.

“If you win the Kentucky Derby, if you win these races it’s been about a stallion career and that is still the true financial prize,” said Rovell.

Another horse aiming to become racing royalty this weekend is 2-year-old Exaggerator. With a 4-9 record, Exaggerator is hot on his hooves with 8-to-1 odds.

The race may only last 2 minutes, but it is an all-day event for spectators. Last year’s audience celebrated with 49,000 derby pies, 5,000 liters of bourbon and 127,000 mint juleps.

For a sport by the numbers, this year’s event is sure to draw more staggering statistics straight out of the gates.

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New Orleans Saints(MIAMI) — The widow of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith -- who was shot and killed April 9 in New Orleans following an apparent road rage incident -- accepted his graduate degree posthumously from the University of Miami during a graduation ceremony Thursday.

The Saints tweeted a photo of Racquel Smith, sitting in a wheelchair -- still on the mend from being shot twice in the legs -- smiling as she held the degree.

 

Will Smith's widow, Racquel, accepted his graduate degree posthumously during @univmiami commencement ceremony today pic.twitter.com/fmNFNKtCXf

— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) May 6, 2016

 

Smith, who was 34 when he died, was studying at the University of Miami's Executive MBA program for artists and athletes.


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In a video, the crowd can be heard clapping and cheering as an announcer says that Racquel is accepting the award on behalf of her husband. The Saints tweeted the video, writing "Racquel is so strong! Thank you to the @univmiami for the support of Will Smith and his family."

 

Racquel is so strong! Thank you to the @univmiami for the support of Will Smith and his family pic.twitter.com/AXUeoI2kFz

— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) May 6, 2016

 

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Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) — The Sprint Cup Series drivers will race under the lights this weekend.

They will compete at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night in the GoBowling 400. FS1's coverage of the race will begin at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Kevin Harvick enters the weekend's action as the points leader. He's nine points ahead of defending Cup champ Kyle Busch.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Seattle 6, Houston 3
Boston 7, Chi White Sox 3
Cleveland 9, Detroit 4
Baltimore 1, N-Y Yankees 0, 10 Innings
Toronto 12, Texas 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Chi Cubs 5, Washington 2
San Diego 5, N-Y Mets 3
Colorado 17, San Francisco 7
St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 0
Miami 4, Arizona 0
Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 5

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

OT  Toronto 96, Miami 92

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

OT  Dallas 3, St. Louis 2
3OT Nashville 4, San Jose 3

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Highland Park Department of Public Safety(HIGHLAND PARK, Texas) -- Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel turned himself in for booking on Wednesday and posted bond Wednesday, and appeared in court Thursday in a domestic violence case.

Manziel, 23, was charged with family violence assault by a grand jury last week. He had previously been accused of accosting and striking an ex-girlfriend in a January incident. He faces up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

The 23-year-old is appeared before a Dallas judge Thursday morning.

Manziel was polite as a judge set the conditions for his bail. He will not be allowed to contact his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley in any way, and he cannot be near or possess firearms.

Manziel's attorney Jim Darnell said in a statement that Manziel "has, over the last 24 hours, fulfilled all the current requirements of the court. He looks forward to defending himself against the misdemeanor allegation and focusing on the next phases of his life, both personally and professionally.”

Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, given to college football's most outstanding player, in 2012. He was later drafted by the Cleveland Browns, and released earlier this year.


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iStock/Thinkstock(SUNRISE, Fla.) -- Jaromir Jagr, 44, has officially signed on another year with the Florida Panthers Thursday, according to NHL.com.

Sportsnet reports the contract is for one year at a $4 million salary.

The announcment comes just over a week after the Panthers lost to the New York Islanders in a 2-1 double-overtime loss in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference First Round series, ending the Panthers' season.

According to NHL.com, this will be Jagr's sixth consecutive one-year contract since he made his return to the NHL in 2011. Before that, he played in the Kontinental Hockey League for three seasons.

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