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FILE - In this March 25, 2020, fikle photo, medical personnel from BayCare test people for the coronavirus in the parking lot outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Nobody can say with precise certainty how many coronavirus tests that the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball would need before those leagues can resume playing games. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
May 01, 2020 - 4:17 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Politicians, players and owners are trying to figure out a way to get baseball, basketball and hockey going again, not only for economic reasons but as a welcome diversion for a social distancing nation facing uncertain times. But to do so would require commandeering thousands of test...
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April 30, 2020 - 3:06 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR annouces season will resume May 17 with seven races in 10 days, including four in elite Cup Series.
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FILE - In this July 29, 2017, file photo, Matt Kenseth stands in his garage stall after practice for a NASCAR Cup series auto race in Long Pond, Pa. At 48, Kenseth will be the oldest driver in the field when racing resumes. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
April 29, 2020 - 3:29 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth had a blissful year of retirement. He had time to travel with his wife and four daughters, made his first visit to Europe and took up marathon running. It was free time he never had in 22 years of racing at NASCAR's national level. “It was really just spending...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2018, file photo, the field takes the green flag to start the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. The governor of North Carolina says NASCAR can go forward with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway at the end of May so long as health conditions do not deteriorate in the state. Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday he and state public health officials have had discussions with NASCAR and the speedway regarding its safety protocols for staging a race without spectators. Cooper said the state offered input on NASCAR’s plan, but he believes the race can go forward on Memorial Day weekend for the 60th consecutive year. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, file)
April 28, 2020 - 4:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR can go forward with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway without fans in attendance at the end of May unless health conditions deteriorate in the state, the governor of North Carolina said Tuesday. Gov. Roy Cooper said he and state public health officials have...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 25, 2019 file photo, spectators watch as Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the third free practice at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco. Formula One’s raucous circus won’t be coming on May 24, 2020 for the iconic Monaco Grand Prix. The race was canceled on March 19 because of the coronavirus outbreak, with the jewel in F1′s crown removed for the first time in 66 years. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
April 28, 2020 - 7:51 am
PARIS (AP) — Casino wheels have stopped turning, the Champagne is stuck on ice, and yachts bob silently in the famous harbor. Formula One’s raucous circus won’t be coming on May 24 for the iconic Monaco Grand Prix. The race was canceled on March 19 because of the coronavirus outbreak, with the...
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Mike Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway, stands near the finish line while waiting for a news conference at the track, Monday, April 27, 2020, in Dover, Del. The track was scheduled to host a NASCAR auto race this weekend, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the race is bring run virtually on NASCAR's iRacing circuit. Sports will eventually start again and all signs indicate NASCAR is racing full speed ahead of the other major leagues in resuming competition. The sanctioning body is currently working on a revised schedule that could have NASCAR back on track in roughly three weeks.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 27, 2020 - 4:47 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sports will eventually start again and all eyes are on NASCAR, which appears to be racing full speed ahead to get there. The sanctioning body is working on a revised schedule that could have NASCAR back on track in roughly three weeks. The May 9 race at Martinsville Speedway...
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FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
April 27, 2020 - 3:33 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson has canceled all its in-person, on-campus athletic and academic camps due to the coronavirus pandemic. That includes two weeks of coach Dabo Swinney’s football camps where the Tigers coaches have the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, Matt Kenseth answers questions during NASCAR Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth will once again come out of retirement to compete for Chip Ganassi Racing as the replacement for fired driver Kyle Larson. Larson lost his job two weeks ago for using a racial slur while competing in a virtual race. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
April 27, 2020 - 12:37 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth will again come out of retirement to compete for Chip Ganassi Racing as the replacement for fired driver Kyle Larson. Larson lost his job two weeks ago for using a racial slur while competing in a virtual race. Although Ganassi developement...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, Formula One chairman Chase Carey speaks during a news conference at the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, USA. Carey said Monday April 27, 2020, he is “increasingly confident” the season can start in July despite the first 10 races being canceled or postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, FILE)
April 27, 2020 - 6:03 am
PARIS (AP) — The Formula One season could start in July despite the first 10 races being canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, F1 chairman Chase Carey said Monday. The French Grand Prix on Monday canceled its race scheduled for June 28 rather than postponing it, making July 5...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, Alex Bowman waves to fans during driver introductions before the first of two Daytona 500 qualifying auto races at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Bowman scored his first iRacing victory of NASCAR's invitational series by holding off Corey LaJoie and Ryan Preece in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish at virtual Talladega Superspeedway. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
April 26, 2020 - 3:21 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Talladega Superspeedway wasn't immune from “The Big One” or a typical overtime finish, even in virtual racing. Alex Bowman scored his first iRacing victory of NASCAR's invitational series by holding off Corey LaJoie and Ryan Preece in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish...
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