This photo taken Aug. 5, 2020, during a Zoom interview with reporters, Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, displays the proximity tracking device that players and staff around the NFL are wearing at team facilities as part of COVID-19 protocols.
August 13, 2020 - 4:28 pm
Like a defense stiffening at the goal line late in the game, the NFL has implemented a wide array of health protocols designed to keep the coronavirus from wrecking the 2020 season scheduled to begin four weeks from now. Football is just as much a sport of pattern and detail as it is about speed...
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Due to the new coronavirus pandemic a man wears a face mask of the German first division soccer team FC Schalke 04 and a hat with the word reading "Deutschland" (Germany) in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 12, 2020 - 8:29 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Notre Dame tested 117 football players for COVID-19 on Monday and two tested positive, according to university physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Of the two positive tests, one player was mildly symptomatic and the...
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August 12, 2020 - 7:09 pm
The NFL extended daily coronavirus testing for players and staff until further notice even though the positive test rate from the first two weeks of camp has been less than 1 percent. Under the original agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association, players and staff needed three...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, a Big 12 pylon marks the end zone at Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium before an NCAA college football game between Texas and Kansas State in Austin, Texas. Big 12 schools have agreed to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league contests as plans for the pandemic-altered season continued to fall into place. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 12, 2020 - 3:04 pm
Baylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall. “You could just see the joy,” Aranda said. “Everyone was smiling. Guys were...
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August 12, 2020 - 10:58 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Sports Ministry has provided funds for the national track and field federation to pay off a fine to World Athletics and escape expulsion from the governing body, the ministry said Wednesday. The federation, known as RusAF, is facing possible expulsion if it doesn't meet a...
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FILE - This Nov. 20, 2013 file photo shows the Meadowlands race track in East Rutherford, N.J. Two years after filing a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, an aggrieved harness-racing bettor has received $20,000 in the settlement of his claims that he was cheated out of his winnings when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey in 2016. The settlement was reached in July 2020. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
August 12, 2020 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An aggrieved harness-racing bettor received $20,000 in the settlement of a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in which he claimed he was cheated out of his winnings when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey in 2016. After the lawsuit was filed in March 2018, leading figures in harness...
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FILE -NHL Players' Association Executive Director Donald Fehr listens during a press conference in Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2015. Given the uncertainty professional hockey faced in placing its season on pause in mid-March, Fehr couldn’t have envisioned a better resumption of play five months later with the first round of the playoffs getting underway. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
August 12, 2020 - 3:30 am
TORONTO (AP) — Zero players testing positive for COVID-19 in the two weeks since NHL teams arrived at their two respective playoff hub cities. And a powerful opening night statement on social and racial justice issues made by the league and its players. Given the uncertainty professional hockey...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 1988, file photo, Canadian Ben Johnson, left, signals victory ahead of the United States' Carl Lewis, as he wins the 100-meter final at the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, File)
August 11, 2020 - 3:16 pm
EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was published in The Clarksdale Press Register (Miss.) on Oct. 3, 1988. The story, a review of the major developments at the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 1988, file photo, the Olympic cauldron towers above the Olympic stadium in Seoul, South Korea, during the opening ceremonies for the summer Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
August 11, 2020 - 3:12 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. The 1988 Seoul Olympics were the last Summer Games of the Cold War era. ___ The final Olympics of the Cold War...
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Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov taken at an undisclosed location on Monday Aug. 3, 2020. Rodchenkov has spoken to The Associated Press from his hiding in the United States. Revealing his current identity is still too risky for the chemist turned whistleblower, even in a video interview from an undisclosed location. Rodchenkov says he has "physical threats to be assassinated." Rodchenkov was the brains behind the Duchess cocktail of anabolic steroids and cover-up that was turned Russia into a medal machine at the home Olympics in Sochi in 2014, topping the standings with 13 gold medals. (AP Photo)
August 10, 2020 - 5:35 pm
His head covered in a black balaclava, adjusting dark goggles obscuring his eyes, Grigory Rodchenkov grows anxious if any part of his face can be seen. Exposing Russia’s state-sponsorship doping scheme forced Rodchenkov into hiding in the United States five years ago. Revealing his current identity...
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