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Empty seats ring the field during a One Day International cricket match between Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Friday, March 13, 2020. Cricket Australia announced that three one-day international matches between Australia and New Zealand would be played in empty stadiums because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The first of the three matches began at the 48,000-seat Sydney Cricket Ground, where television announcers spoke of the "eerie" silence in the stadium devoid of fans. (Dean Lewins/AAP Image via AP)
March 16, 2020 - 8:24 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 8:15 p.m. All professional cricket has been canceled in Australia in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and national organizers are “strongly recommending” that the remainder of the season be called off...
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FILE - In a Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 file photo, Eric Winston, president of the NFL Players Association, speaks at the annual state of the NFLPA press conference, in Miami Beach, Fla. NFL players have approved a new labor agreement with the league that features a 17-game regular season, higher salaries, increased roster sizes and larger pensions for current and former players. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
March 15, 2020 - 7:14 pm
By a close vote, with some 500 union members not participating, NFL players approved a new labor agreement with the league. It features a 17-game regular season, higher salaries, increased roster sizes and larger pensions for current and former players. The deal, which runs through the 2030 season...
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Spectators line up at a gate to gain entry at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix track in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, March 13, 2020. Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews said, "On public health grounds, there will be no spectators at the Grand Prix this weekend - if a race actually happens at all." (Scott Barbour/AAP Image via AP)
March 13, 2020 - 1:53 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The curtain-raiser has been canceled. The second and third events are in doubt and the fourth has already been postponed. The Formula One series — the ”big circus" as six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton calls it — doesn't really have a starting line after the season-...
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Linwood Fiedler mushes across Submarine Lake near Nikolai, Alaska, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes
March 11, 2020 - 3:39 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A musher reached an Iditarod milestone and was feted with prizes made from beaver and moose. The oldest musher in the race has called it quits. And a four-time champion finds himself in another cannabis controversy. Paige Drobney, a native of Pennsylvania living in Cantwell...
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A view of the empty stadium during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Genoa at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Serie A played on Sunday despite calls from Italy’s sports minister and players’ association president to suspend the games in Italy’s top soccer division. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
March 09, 2020 - 5:56 pm
ROME (AP) — Sports ground to a halt throughout Italy late Monday night when Premier Giuseppe Conte announced that games and travel will be banned nationwide. “There’s no reason for the games to continue,” Conte said. “The fans will have to deal with it. We won’t even allow gyms to be used.” A new...
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March 01, 2020 - 11:12 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Organizers have canceled the first two races of the MotoGP season in Qatar and Thailand because of travel restrictions introduced amid the the coronavirus outbreak. The season-opening race was scheduled to take place in Qatar next Sunday, at the Losail International Circuit on...
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Manchester City players celebrate winning the League Cup soccer match final with a 2-1 score against Aston Villa, at Wembley stadium, in London, England, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
March 01, 2020 - 3:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — Even as the investigations continue into how Manchester City's squad was funded, its ability to collect trophies is undisputed. Particularly the League Cup. It's only the secondary cup competition but it is the first major piece of silverware handed out each season in England. And for...
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Tim Graham, left, a member of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's staff, confers with Senate Vice President Jeff Longbine, right, R-Emporia, outside the Senate chamber ahead of a debate on legalizing betting on sports events, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Pictured between them in the mirror is Michael Murray, Longbine's chief of staff. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
February 26, 2020 - 8:07 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers who want to legalize betting on sports events and allow online sales of lottery tickets are struggling to agree on the details and facing criticism that they're being too generous toward companies already managing casinos for the state. The state Senate voted 23...
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Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
February 14, 2020 - 8:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — English Premier League champion Manchester City was banned from the Champions League for two seasons by UEFA on Friday for “serious breaches” of spending rules and failing to cooperate with investigators in a seismic ruling against one of world football's wealthiest clubs. The Abu...
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R. Felix Hernandez from Cuba, left, and Robert Smith from the United States, compete in the semifinals of the 130kg category in the Granma Cup and Cerro Pelado International tournament, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The Granma Cup, which is the Greco-Roman portion of the tournament, is set for Feb. 11-12, while the Cerro Pelado, which will feature men’s freestyle action, will take place Feb. 15-16. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
February 11, 2020 - 5:36 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Two dozen athletes from the U.S. flew to Cuba despite rising tensions between the countries to participate in the island's most important Greco-Roman and freestyle annual wrestling competition. The athletes came from states including New York, Minnesota and Wyoming and included...
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