Oakland Athletics outfielders Mark Canha (20) and Ramon Laureano, second from right, wear masks as they greet teammates after they defeated the Seattle Mariners in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Seattle. Both games were played in air smoky from wildfires in Oregon, Washington, and California. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 22, 2020 - 12:21 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ West Ham manager David Moyes and players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have contracted the novel coronavirus. They were informed of the positive tests ahead of Tuesday’s League Cup game against Hull and left the east...
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FILE - Iin this Jan.13, 2020 file photo, former president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diack arrives at the Paris courthouse, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. A Paris court is delivering its verdict Wednesday Sept. 16, 2020, in the trial of Lamine Diack on corruption, money laundering and breach of trust charges against the one-time supremo of global track and field athletics, and according to prosecutors, creamed off millions for himself, with his son.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
September 16, 2020 - 8:33 am
PARIS (AP) — Former track federation president Lamine Diack was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for corruption during his nearly 16-year tenure at the IAAF, most notably a scheme that allowed Russian athletes who paid millions in hush money to keep competing when they should have been...
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San Francisco Giants' Alex Dickerson spins around after getting hit by a ball that bounced off his bat during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
September 13, 2020 - 1:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants outfielder Alex Dickerson received news of a positive test result for the novel coronavirus on Friday night moments before he was set to play at San Diego — and he knew in his gut it couldn't possibly be right. Dickerson got pulled off the field and immediately was...
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September 12, 2020 - 5:17 pm
The pandemic disrupted college sports again Saturday, with Virginia and Virginia Tech postponing their Sept. 19 football opener because of COVID-19 issues at Virginia Tech. The schools said this was a mutual agreement. No makeup date was announced for the game that had been set for Virginia Tech's...
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September 11, 2020 - 7:14 pm
John Fahey, a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a key player in getting the 2000 Summer Olympics for Sydney, has died. He was 75. New South Wales state government officials on Saturday confirmed Fahey's death, but gave no details. Fahey was premier of New South Wales from 1992 to...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, walks to his office from the Senate floor, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 09, 2020 - 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House committee on Wednesday gave bipartisan approval to legislation to create national standards for the horse racing industry to prevent fatalities and discourage illegal medication practices. The Senate's top Republican said he would press to pass the bill before the year...
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FILE- In this Aug. 29, 2020, file photo Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme, center, wears a face mask as he attends the start of the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Nice, southern France, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Organizers announced that Prudhomme tested positive after taking a COVID-19 test, without providing further details. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 08, 2020 - 5:29 am
The remaining Tour de France riders were cleared to continue racing ahead of Tuesday’s Stage 10 after undergoing COVID-19 tests, but the Tour director tested positive and left the race. Less than two hours before the stage started, Tour organizers and cycling governing body the UCI said all of the...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, jockey Flavien Prat, aboard Country House, center, looks on as jockey Luis Saez, right, aboard Maximum Security, crosses the finish line during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. What happened next set horse racing off on a year-long odyssey of chaos. From a historic DQ to doping, lawsuits to a global pandemic, and then a Triple Crown turned upside down. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 02, 2020 - 2:48 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. What happened next set horse racing off on a yearlong odyssey of chaos: from a historic DQ to doping, from lawsuits to a pandemic, and now a Triple Crown turned upside down. Amidst the uncertainty, Tiz...
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A member of the USTA crew watches a match during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 31, 2020 - 9:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For all of the obvious concessions to the coronavirus at the no-fans-allowed U.S. Open — near-empty arenas; silence pierced by the occasional clap, sneaker squeak or roaring jet; a lack of line judges — the aftereffects of one player's positive test caused the biggest stir on Day 1...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 file photo, France's Benoit Paire makes a backhand return to Croatia's Marin Cilic during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Paire has tested positive for the coronavirus and was removed from the U.S. Open field, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
August 30, 2020 - 12:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — French tennis player Benoit Paire tested positive for the coronavirus and was removed from the U.S. Open field, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday. Paire is the first player to test positive ahead of the Grand Slam tournament, which begins...
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