MLB

The Latest: Tajikistan starts soccer season

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Tajikistan has started a new soccer season, joining a small group of countries around the world where play has …

Fields of green: Mild winter, no games aid ballpark grass

Nicole Sherry poked some holes in the turf at Camden Yards, cut the grass and then left the ballpark about the same time the Baltimore Orioles should have been wrapping up their season …

Federal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB, Astros, Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball. MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Houston Astros and the Boston …
NFL

NFL going with virtual format for upcoming draft

The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner …

Anti-doping group funds extensive COVID-19 research project

The nonprofit that raises funds for around 80% of the world's anti-doping research is shifting $120,000 to conduct 15,000 COVID-19 tests that will help scientists get a better sense of how many …

NFL delays start of offseason workout programs for teams

CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — The NFL is delaying the start of its offseason workout program while formulating a plan with the NFL Players Association on how to proceed during the coronavirus …
NBA

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Bayern Munich players have returned to training in small groups despite restrictions in place because of …

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — When it was apparent there would be no NCAA men's basketball tournament and no Final Four, Max Goren set out to save the one tradition associated with all the …
Resuming the NBA season with the start of the playoff is one option for the league. Most teams had about 15 games left to play in the regular-season schedules when play was halted on March 11, and …
Golf

LONDON (AP) — British Open won't be played this year for 1st time since 1945; golf's oldest championship canceled until 2021.

The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened. The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if San Diego State was a Final Four contender or if Tiger Woods would …
College sports

Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to prove his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer. And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as …

Anthony Davis didn’t need to score big to control a game for Kentucky. He made that clear during the final performance of his freshman season. Coach John Calipari recalls the conversation Davis …
A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut …
ATLANTA (AP) — It would’ve been a magnificent weekend. Hoops. Music. A confetti shower at the end. A real celebration of basketball. Heck, the persnickety spring weather in Atlanta even …
A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as part of the 2020 class of …
NHL

The Coyotes will pay all part-time arena and team employees through the end of the previously scheduled NHL season. Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo and his family have partnered with Gila River Arena …

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo scored two goals, Jake Allen made 36 saves and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Wednesday night. This was the game that was …
DENVER (AP) — J.T Compher scored at 2:50 of overtime and Tyson Jost and Vladislav Namestnikov also had goals to lead the Colorado Avalanche over the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night. Cale …
Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been talking about the …

BEIJING (AP) — Organizers of the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing say they will conduct a “detailed assessment” of the impact on their plans of the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics to next …
Other sports
Augusta National Golf Club, seen down Magnolia Lane, is well manicured on what would have been the first practice round for the Masters golf tournament, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. The 2020 Masters, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, is slated to take place on Nov. 12-15. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

British Open canceled until '21 as golf schedule reworked

The British Open will not be played this year for the first time since 1945, with the R&A choosing to play golf's oldest championship …
FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Tony Ferguson, right, punches Donald Cerrone, left, during their lightweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 238 in Chicago. The UFC says Ferguson will fight Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title in the main event of UFC 249 on April 18, 2020. The mixed martial arts promotion announced the matchup Monday, April 6, 2020. Gaethje replaces lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is apparently unable to leave Russia during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

UFC 249 still on, with Ferguson fighting Gaethje on April 18

The UFC says Tony Ferguson will fight Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title in the main event of UFC 249 on April …
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Tyler Pitlick, left, tries to jump past Pittsburgh Penguins' Jack Johnson during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Philadelphia. The latest chapter of The Battle of Alberta is on hold. So's the potential renewal of the Pennsylvania rivalry between the Penguins and Flyers. It's unclear when or if the coronvirus pandemic-delayed NHL playoffs -- which were supposed to begin Wednesday -- will be played or what form they'll resemble. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, FIle)

What Stanley Cup Playoffs could look like if NHL resumes

If the NHL goes directly to playoff hockey in the warmer months, it could leave some contenders out in the cold. The league may …
FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2002, file photo, Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Al Kaline is honored for his 50 years with the Tigers organization at Comerica Park in Detroit. Al Kaline, who spent his entire 22-season Hall of Fame career with the Detroit Tigers and was known affectionately as “Mr. Tiger,” has died. He was 85. John Morad, a friend of Kaline's, confirmed to The Associated Press that he died Monday, April 6, 2020, at his home in Michigan.  (AP Photo/John F. Martin)

Beloved Detroit Tigers star Al Kaline dies at 85

DETROIT (AP) — Al Kaline, who spent his entire 22-season Hall of Fame career with the Detroit Tigers and was known affectionately as …

Former Fox executives charged with bribes in World Cup bid

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of former sports marketing executives of 21st Century Fox have been indicted on charges they paid bribes to …
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