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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals between the Connecticut Sun and the Washington Mystics, in Washington. The WNBA draft will be a virtual event this year. The league announced Thursday, March 26, 2020, that its draft will still be held April 17 as originally scheduled, but without players, fans or media in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The WNBA draft is a time to celebrate the exceptional athletes whose hard work and dreams are realized with their selections in the draft,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 03, 2020 - 7:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA season will not start on time next month because of the coronavirus pandemic, and when it begins is unclear. The league announced Friday it will delay the season for an indefinite period. Training camps were to open on April 26 and the regular season on May 15. WNBA...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2019, file photo, injured driver Robert Wickens is photographed before leading the parade lap in a car fitted with hand controls before the Honda Indy auto race in Toronto. Wickens has been fighting his way back from a spinal cord injury, waiting anxiously to line up on a starting grid and compete against his old racing buddies. On Saturday, April 4, 2020, he wait ends. The promising Canadian driver will make his debut in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge — a virtual race on the Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama that Wickens believes could be the biggest step yet in his recovery. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 03, 2020 - 5:02 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Wickens never gave up on his dreams. When his Formula One hopes fizzled, Wickens worked his way back through the ranks to compete in the IndyCar Series. When doctors told him he might not walk again following a horrific crash at Pocono in August 2018, he set out to prove...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills gestures while speaking during a health and safety tour at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. Days after the NFL revealed its hopes of conducting a normal regular season and playoffs, its chief medical officer warns that nothing is a certainty during the coronavirus pandemic. Sills, a neurosurgeon who has been with the NFL since 2017, says he and other league and team medical personnel have been in constant communication with health officials throughout the country, looking at the same data they are using to make public recommendations. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 03, 2020 - 3:28 pm
Days after the NFL revealed its hopes of conducting a normal regular season and playoffs, its chief medical officer warns that nothing is a certainty during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Allen Sills, a neurosurgeon who has been with the NFL since 2017, says he and other league and team medical...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Jin Young Ko of South Korea watches her tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA tournament at the Miramar Golf Country Club in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Ko figures to be plenty rested whenever the LPGA Tour resumes. Ko left the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, on Nov. 24 as the No. 1 player in women's golf, capping off her four-win, two-major season as the LPGA player of the year and winner of the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average. The plan was to return for the Asia swing in mid-February and work her way into the season. She's still waiting. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
April 03, 2020 - 12:50 pm
The U.S. Women’s Open in Houston is now scheduled for two weeks before Christmas. The LPGA Tour pushed back the resumption of its schedule until the middle of June and found slots for three tournaments that have been postponed. Commissioner Mike Whan keeps looking at the calendar at a dwindling...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2020, file photo, a worker walks through the athletes village for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo. Tokyo’s governor is considering the possibility of using the unfinished Olympic Athletes Village as a temporary hospital for coronavirus infected patients. The massive village on Tokyo Bay could house up to 18,000 people during the Olympics. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 03, 2020 - 4:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for cornoavirus patients. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been talking about the possibility of occupying the massive development on Tokyo Bay, which is to house up to 11,000 Olympic...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban works with defensive backs during drills at the NCAA college football team's spring practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Saban doesn’t believe extending preseason camp for college football teams around the country is necessarily the best way to get them ready for the season. Saban said Thursday, April 2, 2020, that he'd prefer some “teaching sessions on the field” over the summer to prepare for camp, even if it is in shorts and T-shirts. The coronavirus pandemic led to the cancellation of spring sports, including football practices, across the nation. (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP, File)
April 02, 2020 - 10:22 pm
Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn’t believe extending preseason camp for college football teams around the country is necessarily the best way to get them ready for the season. Saban said Thursday that he'd prefer some “teaching sessions on the field” over the summer to prepare for camp, even if it is...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 02, 2020 - 4:05 pm
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Ottawa Senators are making temporary layoffs and salary reductions because of COVID-19. The team’s parent company says the full-time workforce will be reduced starting Sunday, when the NHL club’s season...
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Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 02, 2020 - 1:58 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gonzaga and Michigan stood out in a study that seeded men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets based on graduation rates, academic success and diversity in the head-coaching ranks. The Zags were a No. 1 seed in both brackets released Thursday by The Institute for Diversity...
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In this April 28, 2008, photo, radio broadcaster Ed Farmer is shown in the broadcast booth before a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox in Chicago. Farmer, a former All-Star reliever who spent nearly three decades as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox and became an advocate for organ donation, has died. He was 70. The White Sox said Thursday, April 2, 2020, he died the previous night in Los Angeles following complications from a previous illness. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
April 02, 2020 - 11:34 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Ed Farmer, an All-Star reliever who spent nearly three decades as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 70. The White Sox said he died Wednesday night in Los Angeles following complications from an illness. A native of Evergreen Park, Illinois, and a...
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LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson runs over Clemson cornerback Derion Kendrick during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 02, 2020 - 10:19 am
Athletic directors at the nation's biggest sports schools are bracing for a potential financial crisis related to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a survey released Thursday by LEAD1, an association of athletic directors from 130 major college football schools, 63% forecast a worst-case...
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