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FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, the Tacoma Defiance, a United Soccer League team based in Tacoma, Wash., play the San Diego Royal in a USL match inside an empty Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash. Unlike the NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball that can run on television revenue, it's impossible for some minor sports leagues in North America to go on in empty stadiums and arenas in light of the coronavirus pandemic. (Joshua Bessex/The News Tribune via AP, File)
May 12, 2020 - 4:54 pm
As North America’s pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey leagues try to play again in a pandemic, minor league sports face a more treacherous climb to return. While the NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball can run on television revenue, it’s virtually impossible for many minor leagues to...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Joel Dahmen walks down the 15th fairway after hitting his tee shot during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. Dahmen is among PGA Tour players in the Scottsdale Open this week in Arizona. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
May 12, 2020 - 4:30 pm
The next few weeks might resemble a return to the silly season. Except this is serious business. Besides, this isn't the cash grab from the old “silly season” days of the Skins Game, the Skills Challenge, the Diner's Club Matches. In two notable events, there's no prize money at all. Televised golf...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Nico Hoerner, left, celebrates with teammate Ian Happ after Happ hit a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. When the coronavirus pandemic stopped spring training last month, Ian Happ offered Nico Hoerner, Zack Short and Dakota Mekkes a place to stay if they wanted to remain in Arizona. That's how “The Compound” was born. (AP Photo/Scott Kane, File)
May 11, 2020 - 9:16 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Major League Baseball may be weeks away from playing again, but the factory that supplies bats to many of its players resumed production Monday in Kentucky. The Hillerich & Bradsby plant that makes Louisville...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2019, fil photo, Commissioner John Swofford speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C. There are 130 major college football teams, spread across 41 states and competing in 10 conferences, save for a handful of independents. The goal is to have all those teams start the upcoming season at the same time — whether that's around Labor Day as scheduled or later — and play the same number of games. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 10, 2020 - 4:23 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The British government says tennis courts and golf courses in England can reopen from Wednesday, although people can only play with members of their own household. The sports venues were ordered to be closed in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Tommy Paul, of the United States, makes a forehand return to Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. There was a shortcoming to the matches Friday and Saturday in West Palm Beach, Fla, involving Reilly Opelka, Tommy Paul, Hubert Hurkacz and Miomir Kecmanovic -- the three-day event was shortened to two because of rain in Sunday's forecast -- and aired by Tennis Channel: It didn't offer a true model for what real tournaments might look like whenever they return from an already months-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
May 09, 2020 - 1:52 pm
The four players sure seemed thrilled to be playing some tennis with some prize money (amount undisclosed) at stake amid the coronavirus pandemic — even if the court was near the backyard swimming pool at someone’s mansion and there were zero ATP rankings points on the line, zero locker rooms, zero...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, workers walk along the grandstands in the rain at Darlington Raceway after weather forced NASCAR to call off qualifying for the Sprint Cup and XFinity series auto races. NASCAR says it will resume its season without fans present starting May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
May 08, 2020 - 6:52 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The century-old Reno Rodeo has canceled the 10-day event in June because of the coronavirus pandemic. Reno Rodeo President Craig Downie said in a letter to the rodeo’s board of directors that canceling the event...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2016, filer photo, actor Bill Murray dedicates the annual Caddyshack Golf Tournament to singer-songwriter Prince, at the start of the golf tournament at King and Bear golf course in St. Augustine, Fla. "Caddyshack" starring Murray was No. 4 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 favorite sports movies poll. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
May 08, 2020 - 4:03 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — It happens all the time. Someone will pull up to the big metal gate in front of the clubhouse, press the intercom button and ask to see Bushwood Country Club. Or they’ll start dancing on the 12th fairway. Or they’ll inquire if the striped fedora for sale in the pro shop comes...
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This undated photo provided Courtesy of Universal Pictures shows actors Jerry Houser, left, and Paul Newman, center, in a scene from the movie "Slap Shot." "Slap Shot" was No. 5 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 favorite sports movies poll. (Courtesy of Universal Pictures via AP)
May 08, 2020 - 2:32 pm
A few nights after one of their players was injured by a dirty hit, the Johnstown Jets plotted to exact some revenge on Buffalo's Greg Neeld. An all-out brawl broke out during warmups and the North American Hockey League game was postponed, much to the dismay of ownership and presumably the fans at...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures to a teammate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. A highlight of the opening weekend of the NFL season will have Brady's regular-season debut with Tampa Bay against Drew Brees at New Orleans on Sept. 13 — the first matchup of 40-plus quarterbacks in NFL history. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 08, 2020 - 2:25 am
Tom Brady's move to Tampa Bay didn't just create ripples with fans. It caused networks to drastically rework their last-minute requests with the NFL scheduling office to make sure the Buccaneers got as many high-profile dates as possible. When the NFL's regular-season schedule was announced on...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, Tiger Woods, left, and Phil Mickelson share a laugh on the 11th tee box while playing a practice round for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The next match involving Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson involves a $10 million donation for COVID-19 relief efforts, along with plenty of bragging rights in a star-powered foursome May 24 at Medalist Golf Club. Turner Sports announced more details Thursday, May 7, 2020, for “The Match: Champions for Charity,” a televised match between Woods and Peyton Manning against Mickelson and Tom Brady. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
May 07, 2020 - 4:31 pm
HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — The next match involving Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson involves a $10 million donation for COVID-19 relief efforts, along with plenty of bragging rights in a star-powered foursome May 24 at Medalist Golf Club. Turner Sports announced more details Thursday for “The Match:...
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