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March 22, 2020 - 3:37 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The stands were packed, Jimmie Johnson caused several wrecks, Denny Hamlin raced barefoot and damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button — a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race. NASCAR eased off the brake in the real sports world brought to a...
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Two women take a selfie with the Olympic rings in the background in the Odaiba section of Tokyo, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Doping testers around the sporting world are trying to avoid infecting themselves or athletes during the global virus outbreak, and that's not easy when collecting samples means getting very close to sports stars. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 22, 2020 - 3:05 pm
A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls is calling on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the coronavirus pandemic is under control — a decision the IOC says could be as much as four weeks away. “As the world unites to limit the spread of Covid-19 virus, the IOC ... must do the...
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A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 22, 2020 - 2:14 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC will look at postponing the Tokyo Olympics during four weeks of talks announced Sunday amid mounting criticism by athletes and sports officials during the coronavirus pandemic. Consultation with Japanese public authorities, global sports officials, broadcasters...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2010, file photo, Duke's Miles Plumlee (21) and teammates celebrate after Duke's 61-59 win over Butler in the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
March 22, 2020 - 10:53 am
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. The AP game stories are being republished because the sport has been shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 7 and this story...
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A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 22, 2020 - 1:15 am
The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Only hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League (AFL) announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31...
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Wells Bayou, left, ridden by jockey Florent Geroux, took an early lead and held off NY Traffic to win he 107th running of the $1,000,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby horse race, Saturday, March 21, 2020, at a fanless Fair Grounds race course in New Orleans.  (Amanda Hodges Weir/Hodges Photography, Fair Grounds Race Course via AP)
March 21, 2020 - 10:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Wells Bayou completed a wire-to-wire victory in the $1 million Louisiana Derby, there was hardly a cheer to be heard — other than the isolated triumphant shouts of trainer Brad Cox and his stable crew. In the 107th running of the qualifying points race for the Kentucky Derby,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2020, file photo, Duke guard Tre Jones drives to the basket against North Carolina guard Leaky Black (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C. Tre Jones was selected to the Associated Press All-ACC team selected Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
March 21, 2020 - 3:20 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke sophomore Tre Jones says he will enter the NBA draft. The point guard was named to the third team of The Associated Press All-America team on Friday after being named Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year by the league and runner-up for the same award from the AP...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019 file photo, LIGA MX Executive President Enrique Bonilla speaks during a press conference at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Bonilla announced Friday, March 20, 2020, that he has tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Joe Reedy, File)
March 21, 2020 - 11:34 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The president of Mexico's Liga MX soccer league announced Friday he has tested positive for coronavirus. League President Enrique Bonilla said in a statement that “I don't have serious symptoms." He says he'll remain in isolation and keep up with the situation of Mexican first-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is introduced during an NBA preseason basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors in Saitama, near Tokyo. Silver said in an interview Saturday, March 21, 2020 that the league is considering all options, best-case, worst-case and countless ideas in between, as it tries to come to grips with the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 21, 2020 - 11:05 am
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver finds himself almost constantly looking at financial numbers and projections. And like the rest of a world that is dealing with the seismic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, he still isn’t sure how bad things will get. Silver said Saturday the league is considering...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, president Thomas Bach speaks during the opening conference of SportCity, congress du sport suisse, at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
March 21, 2020 - 3:31 am
OSLO (AP) — The Norwegian Olympic Committee wants the Tokyo Games only to take place once the coronavirus outbreak “is under firm control” worldwide. The NIF laid out its position in a letter sent to IOC President Thomas Bach on Friday, entitled “Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and COVID-19” and signed by...
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