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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Dustin Johnson of the United States, left, and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland talk on the 10th fairway during the first round of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Dustin Johnson left The Players Championship two months ago and didn't play golf again until Sunday. He figured his game needed to be in shape for Rory McIlroy, his partner, in a charity match Sunday at Seminole that will be live golf's return to television. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
May 16, 2020 - 12:27 pm
Live golf returns to television on Sunday, and it might not look entirely familiar except for the players. No caddies. The only rake on the golf course will be carried by a PGA Tour rules official. If the flagstick is removed from the cup, it will be handled by another rules official. And the four...
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FILE - In this Sunday Jan. 5, 2020 file photo, the damaged statue of soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic next to Stadion football arena in Malmo, Sweden. Media reports say the city of Malmo has had enough of repeated acts of vandalism on Swedish soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue outside the local football club’s stadium and is set to move it to a new location. The Sydsvenskan newspaper said the municipal council in Sweden’s third largest city is poised to make a decision on Monday, May 17, 2020 and is seeking suggestions from top-flight team Malmo FF as to where the statue should be moved later in the year.(Johan Nilsson/TT via AP, file)
May 16, 2020 - 11:12 am
The city of Malmo has had enough of repeated acts of vandalism on soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic's statue outside the local football club's stadium and is set to move it to a new location, according to media reports. The Sydsvenskan newspaper said Saturday that the municipal council in Sweden’s...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, NBC sportscaster Mike Tirico works the sidelines during an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears in Chicago. Tirico is one of many announcers who has had to trade the press box for a home office. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes, File)
May 15, 2020 - 5:23 pm
Mike Tirico returns to his role as host Sunday on NBC when live golf is shown on television for the first time in more than two months, and he can't wait. “Someone gets over a ball and we don't know the outcome,” Tirico said Friday. This is hardly a return to normal. The charity Skins game — Rory...
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This June 14, 1998 file photo shows Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan shooting the game-winning shot in the closing seconds of Game 6 of an NBA Finals basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City to give Chicago their sixth NBA Championship. Craig Ehlo still believes he played great defense. He shared an ultimate moment with Michael Jordan, and Jordan came out on top each time. He’ll be on highlight reels forever and “The Last Dance” — the ESPN and Netflix 10-part documentary series about Jordan’s Chicago Bulls that ends on Sunday, May 17, 2020 only freshened the familiarity fans have with two of the most-replayed shots in NBA history. (Robert Deutch/USA Today via AP, file)
May 15, 2020 - 4:20 pm
Craig Ehlo still believes he played great defense. Bryon Russell has long insisted that he got shoved. Doesn’t matter if they’re right or not. They each shared an ultimate moment with Michael Jordan, and Jordan came out on top each time. They’ll be on highlight reels forever and “The Last Dance” —...
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In this photo made from video, writer-director Ron Shelton speaks about the movie "Bull Durham" during an interview from his home in southern California. Shelton, a former minor league ballplayer in the Baltimore Orioles organization, set out to put a personal stamp on the sports movie, avoiding the familiar tales of the heroic underdog player, hard-charging coach or team of misfits that somehow becomes a winner. "Bull Durham" finished tied for second in a poll of AP Sports writers’ favorite sports movies. (Ben Nuckols/Zoom via AP)
May 15, 2020 - 3:22 pm
Ron Shelton, the writer-director of “Bull Durham,” “White Men Can’t Jump” and “Tin Cup,” isn’t a big fan of sports movies. “Sports movies generally, I don’t like, and as a kid growing up and as a young man, I liked them even less,” Shelton told The Associated Press. “My mother loved ‘Pride of the...
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In this April 3, 2020, photo, Timothy Frank visits the Rocky Statue at the Philadelphia Art Museum in Philadelphia. “Rocky” finished tied for No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25 favorite sports movies poll. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 15, 2020 - 12:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Brazilian exchange student made one request of his host before his study abroad semester was cut short and he returned home to Sao Paulo: Take me to Rocky. On the way to the Philadelphia airport, Joao Martucci, who studied linguistics at West Chester University, took a pit...
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A directional arrow on a street points to the Signal Iduna Park, Germany's biggest stadium of Borussia Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Borussia Dortmund will play the derby against FC Schalke 04 at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
May 15, 2020 - 12:10 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Aussie rules football will kick off again on June 11, with the second round of the Australian Football League to be played almost three months after the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus...
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May 14, 2020 - 4:29 pm
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC’s on-air personalities are taking a pay cut through the rest of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. NBC Sports Group President Pete Bevacqua said in a statement that the pay cuts are voluntary. “Our on-air personalities reached out to see how they could...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Dustin Johnson of the United States, left, and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland talk on the 10th fairway during the first round of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Dustin Johnson left The Players Championship two months ago and didn't play golf again until Sunday. He figured his game needed to be in shape for Rory McIlroy, his partner, in a charity match Sunday at Seminole that will be live golf's return to television. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
May 14, 2020 - 3:29 pm
Dustin Johnson left The Players Championship two months ago and didn't play another round of golf until four days ago, the start of a crash course for his return to playing before a television audience. He also owes it to his partner, Rory McIlroy, to practice. They play against Rickie Fowler and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, empty grandstands are shown at Darlington Raceway after bad weather forced NSACAR to call off Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in Darlington, S.C. Bad weather forced NASCAR to call off qualifying for the Sprint Cup and XFinity series auto races. NASCAR will have a much different feel when it resumes this weekend as the two-man broadcast team for Fox will not travel to Darlington Raceway and instead call the race from a studio in Charlotte.(AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
May 13, 2020 - 4:14 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon thought his wife, a former model, was kidding when she asked the NASCAR Hall of Famer to color her graying roots. He realized she was serious after the third request, FaceTimed her regular stylist and took a crash course in mixing color. “Those are the types of...
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