Coronavirus

FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, UFC fighter Rose Namajunas arrives at the Kids' Choice Sports Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. The manager of Rose Namajunas says the former UFC strawweight champion won't fight at UFC 249 on April 18 after two deaths in her family related to the coronavirus pandemic. Brian Butler posted the news on Instagram on Thursday, April 9, 2020. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
April 09, 2020 - 3:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The manager of Rose Namajunas says the former UFC strawweight champion won't fight at UFC 249 on April 18 after two deaths in her family related to the coronavirus pandemic. Brian Butler posted the news on Instagram on Thursday. “Her hopes are to return to the Octagon as soon as...
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Jesse Pantuosco
April 09, 2020 - 2:43 pm
Lakers forward LeBron James is hoping for “closure” as the NBA entertains possibilities on how to resume its season amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, Jimmie Johnson gets ready for a practice session for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Jimmie Johnson wanted to retire from full-time racing to step away from NASCAR's 11-month grind. The coronavirus pandemic has brought his final season to an unexpected pause, and now the seven-time champion isn't sure what his future holds.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
April 09, 2020 - 1:32 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson, seven-time NASCAR champion and all-around Everyman, has added home-schooling elementary teacher to his resume. The sports stoppage from the coronavirus pandemic has thrown a red flag on Johnson's farewell tour. He had planned a final season of racing a full...
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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 09, 2020 - 12:43 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The International Tennis Federation is putting about half of its staff on furlough and cutting other employees’ salaries because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move includes a 30 percent pay drop in 2020 for ITF...
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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)
April 09, 2020 - 11:58 am
NBA players will receive their full checks when the next payday for most of them arrives on April 15 despite no games having been played for more than a month at that point. The league gave teams the directive on Thursday in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press. The league and the...
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Ray Ratto
April 09, 2020 - 11:47 am
The top medical official in Santa Clara County, California – home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers – said we’d be lucky to have sports back by the November holiday.
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Southampton's Sofiane Boufal, left, and Newcastle United's Matt Ritchie battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Newcastle United, at St Mary's Stadium, in Southampton, England, Saturday March 7, 2020. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)
April 09, 2020 - 9:10 am
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton became the first Premier League club to announce an agreement with players to defer part of their salaries during the coronavirus pandemic. Players and coaches at the south-coast team will not be paid their full salaries during April, May or June “to help...
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Ryan Hannable
April 09, 2020 - 8:53 am
NBA and WNBA stars Paul Pierce, Chris Paul, Trae Young, Zach Lavine, Chauncey Billups, Mike Conley, Tamika Catchings and Allie Quigley are slated to appear in ESPN’s televised HORSE Challenge beginning Sunday.
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, gold medalist in the women's 100 meters, reacts during the medal ceremony at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Moving from their sports field to the living room, many athletes around the world are doing their bit to boost public health during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, and one of them is two-time 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, who is reading her children's book. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, FILE)
April 09, 2020 - 7:33 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Moving from the track to the living room, many athletes around the world are doing their bit to boost public health during the coronavirus pandemic. There’s been an explosion of athletes offering free online fitness classes and tips to an audience isolated at home. It...
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FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020, as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
April 08, 2020 - 10:07 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is drawing inspiration from his friendship with Kobe Bryant as he navigates the coronavirus pandemic. Pelinka was Bryant’s longtime agent before he took over the...
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