MLB

Chemistry class: New managers test for right mix amid virus

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton needs his freedom. Maybe now more than ever. Fortunately for the first-year Pittsburgh Pirates manager, bench coach Donnie Kelly made it a point to provide …

Posey out for 2020 as MLB teams deal with churning rosters

PHOENIX (AP) — San Francisco catcher Buster Posey became the latest well-known player to opt out of the abbreviated 2020 season, joining Dodgers pitcher David Price and Nationals first baseman Ryan …

White Sox top pitching prospect Kopech opts out this year

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox prized pitching prospect Michael Kopech chose Friday not to play this season and the team put star third baseman Yoán Moncada and pitcher Jose Ruiz on the 10-day …
NFL

Elimination of conference games could have ripple effect

The Big Ten became the first Power Five league to shift to an all-conference fall schedule as the college sports world faces difficult decisions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. More Power Five …

The Pac-12 to play only conference games in fall sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 to play only conference games in fall sports.

Big Ten to limit football, fall sports to conference games

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the …
NBA

The image Karl Harris has of his father is painted by old photos and the stories his brothers tell. His older brother, both best friend and basketball running mate, was gunned down in a case of …

The image Karl Harris has of his father is painted by old photos and the stories his brothers tell. His older brother, both best friend and basketball running mate, was gunned down in a case of …
Duke has turned to Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program. The school announced the hiring in a social media post Saturday, a …
Golf

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Among the lessons Collin Morikawa took away from missing his first cut as a pro was that his reliable cut shot had left him. He found at it Muirfield Village, and suddenly looks …

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says forward Vinícius Júnior will need to have another coronavirus test …
College sports

The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came after a meeting of the …

The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, because of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving open the possibility of moving some …
BOSTON (AP) — AP Source: Ivy League calls off fall sports, including football, for its eight schools.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has canceled his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida due to surging coronavirus cases in the state and strict gathering …
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson announced he will hold his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida amid the state's spike in coronavirus cases. Jackson's third …
NHL

GLENDALE — Oliver Ekman-Larsson had knee surgery last summer, fully expecting it to help him have a healthy 2019-20 season. The Coyotes captain instead played with lingering pain, never able …

GLENDALE — The start of Phil Kessel's desert tenure did not go according to plan, for him or the Coyotes. Expected to give the Coyotes a scoring jolt, Kessel instead labored, in large part due to a string of injuries.
(AP) — A Coyotes staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated at home in the Phoenix area. The staffer is asymptomatic and feeling well, the team said. All other staff …
Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics expects the postponed games to go ahead in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they did not believe the games …

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — Former US Olympic Committee spokesman Mike Moran died Tuesday after a short illness at age 78, according to the University of Colorado. Moran served as the …
Other sports
IndyCar driverScott Dixon (9) raises his arms to celebrate his win in the REV Group Grand Prix auto race one, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)

With fans back, Power is fastest at Road America practice

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Will Power had the fastest practice time to open the first day of the Rev Group Grand Prix doubleheader …
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, left, leaves the field after a bullpen session with catcher Gary Sanchez after a bullpen session during a baseball summer training camp workout Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Latest: Parma reports positive test in Italy

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Parma soccer club has announced that a …
Justin Thomas reacts to missing his birdie putt on the 18th green during the third round of the Workday Charity Open golf tournament, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Morikawa takes 3-shot lead into weekend at Muirfield Village

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Muirfield Village was supposed to be set up easier for the first of two straight PGA Tour events. It sure didn't …
FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman winds up in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in New York. Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced Saturday, July 11, 2020, that Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Yankees closer Chapman has COVID-19, mild symptoms

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. New …
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles. The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers already have just about guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a delicate balancing act when the NBA returns to action. They must try to shake off the rust after a 4 ½-month hiatus while also staying as healthy as possible for the postseason. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LeBron won't wear social justice message on Lakers jersey

LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can't be contained on the back of a basketball jersey. The Los Angeles Lakers …
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