Curling

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 2nd right, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English FA Community Shield soccer match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Justin Tallis/Pool via AP)
August 29, 2020 - 6:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — A month that began with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang winning the FA Cup for Arsenal ended with his goals clinching the Community Shield. Just like at the start of August for the showpiece that ended the last pandemic-disrupted season, no fans were allowed into Wembley Stadium on Saturday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares skates during the team's NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. Tavares took his sticks home from the rink in Toronto to tape them up so he wouldn’t waste his limited time there. NHL players could start participating in voluntary small-group workouts, and teams began opening their training facilities Monday, June 8. Players learned Thursday training camps can open July 10, pending an agreement on returning to play later this summer, and they're now expected to trickle back in preparation of the resumption of the season. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
June 13, 2020 - 5:26 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A Norwich player is one of two people at two English Premier League clubs to test positive for the new coronavirus ahead of the restart of competition. Players and club staff are being tested twice a week. On...
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Bremen's Leonardo Bittencourt celebrates after scoring during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (Bernd Thissen/pool via AP)
May 30, 2020 - 11:44 am
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Werder Bremen revived its hopes of avoiding relegation Saturday with a 1-0 win over slumping Schalke, while Hertha Berlin continued its strong form since the Bundesliga restart with another victory. Werder midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt hit a curling long-range shot...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 09, 2020 - 6:24 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton would be ready to play if the season resumes after breaking his left leg in January. Hamilton needed surgery...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
March 28, 2020 - 12:05 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ USA Curling says additional participants at a tournament this month in Laurel, Maryland, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The United States Curling Association Club National Championships were held March...
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FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stands in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the hall said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
March 15, 2020 - 12:42 am
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 12:30 a.m.. Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche ownership Kroenke Sports & Entertainment says it will pay its part-time and hourly employees impacted by the cancellations due to the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, United States's skip John Shuster looks on during a men's curling match against Sweden at the Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Curling is a 500-year-old sport that pairs chess-like strategy with furious sweeping and shouts of “Hurry Hard,” and is considering radical rule changes as it tries to balance centuries of tradition with the modern need to move things along. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
March 09, 2020 - 5:35 pm
The games are too long, scaring away younger fans with ever-diminishing attention spans. There is too much standing around between spurts of activity. And the unpredictable duration makes it difficult for TV networks to plan for a predictable broadcast window. Not baseball. Not football. Curling. A...
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February 06, 2020 - 3:12 pm
USA Curling has hired Jeff Plush to be its new CEO, going outside the sport to put the former commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League in charge of growing the game at both the elite and grassroots level. “I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead USA Curling as we chart a...
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Manchester United's Scott McTominay salutes supporters at at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Manchester United at London stadium in London, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. West Ham beat Manchester United 2-0. (AP Photo/Leila Coker)
September 22, 2019 - 12:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United lost 2-0 at West Ham on Sunday to leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side winless in seven Premier League matches on the road stretching back into last season. To compound United's problems, Marcus Rashford limped off early in the second half after Andriy Yarmolenko had...
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England's Ellen White, right, celebrates with England's Nikita Parris after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between England and Scotland in Nice, France, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 09, 2019 - 6:58 pm
NICE, France (AP) — Sitting in her hotel on the French Riviera on the eve of her World Cup debut, England forward Nikita Parris suddenly felt an unexpected twinge of nerves. "I'm not going to lie to you," Parris said. "I said to Abbie (McManus), my roommate, 'I've got butterflies.' I hadn't...
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