Mar 25, 2020 10:27 AM

Chiefs re-sign DL Mike Pennel to one-year contract

Posted Mar 25, 2020 10:27 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed defensive tackle Mike Pennel to a one-year contract, his agent announced Tuesday night.

Pennel signed with the Chiefs about halfway through the 2019 season and appeared in eight regular season games. He recorded 24 tackles and one sack during the regular season and then started two of the team's three playoffs games.

Pennel was undrafted in 2014 and signed with the Green Bay Packers as a free agent out of Division II Colorado State-Pueblo. He spent three seasons with the team, appearing in 37 total games before being claimed off waivers by the New York Jets. Pennel spent the next two seasons with New York, appearing in all 32 games and making 10 starts.

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Mar 25, 2020 10:27 AM
2020 Summer Olympics postponed amid coronavirus pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021. The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The games were scheduled to begin July 24.

Click here to read the joint statement from IOC and Tokyo organizing committee.

The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday.

Abe said after his telephone talks with Bach that he requested a postponement of about one year “taking into consideration the current circumstances” and to secure an environment in which athletes can perform in their best conditions and the sense of safety and security for the audience.

Abe held telephone talks with Bach after the IOC said it would make a decision on the Tokyo Games over the next four weeks.

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