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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux controls the puck during an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights in Philadelphia. Among the unknowns about the NHL returning amid the coronavirus pandemic is what the on-ice product might look like. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 02, 2020 - 2:12 pm
Claude Giroux’s Philadelphia Flyers were the hottest team in the NHL back when hockey was still being played. That was more than two months ago and their next game could be two more months away. He can’t predict how things might go if the season resumes. “I don’t know,” Giroux said. “Right now,...
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June 02, 2020 - 1:21 pm
Call it support. Call it pressure. However you describe it, the NFL is going to get it regarding playing games on schedule. And barring a setback in the reopening of America during the coronavirus pandemic, the show will go on. Wisely, the NFL has taken baby steps toward some sort of normalcy. It...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 30, 2019 file photo, a view of the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, southern Austria. Formula One hopes to finally start the season with a double-header in the naturally isolated environment around the venue for the Austrian Grand Prix. The first 10 F1 races have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic and the targeted start date is July 5 in Austria. (Christian Bruna, Pool via AP, File)
June 02, 2020 - 1:10 pm
PARIS (AP) — Formula One will finally get underway with back-to-back races at the Austrian Grand Prix in July as part of an eight-race European swing. The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will host races on July 5 and 12, governing body FIA said in a statement on Tuesday. The next race will be in Hungary...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, people sit surrounded by empty seats as they wait for the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Bournemouth at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England. The crippling grip the coronavirus pandemic has had on the sports world has forced universities, leagues and franchises to evaluate how they might someday welcome back fans. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
June 02, 2020 - 12:18 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Empty seats have been the norm the past few years at the University of Kansas, where a succession of football coaches has failed to turn around the flailing fortunes of the Jayhawks. Now, all those open seats — and short lines and quiet concourses — will be the norm in...
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In this Monday, June 1, 2020 photo, Dínico Perry-Ellis leads a chant on Station Street in Pittsburgh, protesting the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
June 02, 2020 - 12:02 pm
Players who scored in the German and Hungarian soccer leagues removed their jerseys to display undershirts with the words: “Justice for George Floyd.” Others from English soccer clubs Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle dropped to one knee during practice in a clear gesture of support. In New Zealand...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods speaks at a press conference ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Woods responded to the protests and some of the violence around the country by saying points can be made without destroying property. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
June 02, 2020 - 11:26 am
Golf has never been known to move quickly. Harold Varner III illustrated as much with thoughtful observations he posted on social media after civil unrest in America over the weekend reached levels not seen in more than 50 years. “I’ve received more messages than ever before, mostly from people who...
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FILE- In this Monday, May 25, 2009, image, Spain's Rafael Nadal slides in the clay as he returns the ball to Brazil's Marcos Daniel during a first round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Sliding is one of the keys to success at the French Open, with the ability to glide along the ground to reach shots that others can't, is one of the skills that makes Rafael Nadal so successful on clay courts, although the start of the French Open postponed until September because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
June 02, 2020 - 10:35 am
Before Roger Federer briefly returned to clay-court tennis in 2019 — a decade removed from his French Open title — his confidence was low, he explained, “because I don’t even remember how to slide anymore.” Before Maria Sharapova figured out the necessary footwork to claim two trophies in Paris,...
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June 02, 2020 - 10:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards say Wes Unseld, 1 of 2 players in NBA history to win Rookie of Year and MVP awards in same season, dies at 74.
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June 02, 2020 - 9:11 am
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The college football season opener between Notre Dame and Navy has been moved out of Ireland because of the cornavirus pandemic. The Irish and Midshipmen were scheduled to meet in Dublin on Aug. 29, but instead will seek to play at the Naval Academy during the Labor Day...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 file photo, the US team sing their national anthem ahead of the Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Kobe Misaki Stadium, between England and the United States in Kobe, Japan. Being forced to file for bankruptcy during the coronavirus outbreak has not stopped American rugby leaders from retaining their long-held ambition of hosting an upcoming World Cup. A Rugby World Cup in 2027 would slot right between the soccer World Cup lined up for 2026 in the U.S, Canada and Mexico and the Los Angeles Olympics two years later. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 02, 2020 - 5:45 am
With the soccer World Cup lined up for 2026 and the Los Angeles Olympics two years later, the United States will be the focal point for sports later this decade. Another worldwide event could yet be squeezed in the middle. Seeking to get back on its feet after filing for bankruptcy during the...
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