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New York City Marathon canceled because of coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon, the world’s largest marathon, was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, with organizers and city officials deciding that holding the race on Nov. 1 would be too risky. New York Road Runners announced the cancellation of the prestigious marathon, set to celebrate its 50th anniversary, […]

Rope found hanging in Wallace’s garage was coincidence

By JENNA FRYER NASCAR went to Talladega Superspeedway on heightened alert after Bubba Wallace, its only Black driver, took on an active role in a push for racial equality. Wallace had successfully called for the ban of the Confederate flag and received threats. Fans paraded past the main entrance of the Alabama track displaying the […]

Baseball’s back: MLB sets 60-game sked, opens July 23 or 24

By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony. A dramatically altered season with games full of new rules was the final result of […]

U of Cincinnati removing Marge Schott’s name from stadium

By JOE KAY CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati is removing Marge Schott’s name from its baseball stadium and a library archive in light of her racist comments while owner of the Cincinnati Reds. The school’s board of trustees unanimously approved the move Tuesday, 12 days after a Catholic high school also decided to […]

No. 1 Novak Djokovic, wife have virus after his exhibitions

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic announced Tuesday he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus after he played in a series of exhibition matches he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the pandemic. Raising questions about the full-fledged return of tennis, including the […]

Ryan Blaney Blaney wins at Talladega after NASCAR unites behind Wallace

By JOHN ZENOR TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Even in victory, Ryan Blaney thought about what happened to close friend Bubba Wallace over the weekend. And what happened afterward. Blaney held onto the lead after a restart with two laps to go Monday, earning his second straight win at Talladega Superspeedway on a day that began […]

MLB plans 60-game slate, shortest since 1878, as union balks

By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players’ association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative return to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head […]

The Latest: NFLPA advises halt to private workouts together

The medical director of the NFL players’ union has recommended that all players stop private workouts together. Dr. Thom Mayer told members of the NFLPA in a message Saturday that the risk of being stricken by the new coronavirus is too great to be staging those workouts. Mayer said staff was working on the best […]

Simpson celebrates a Father’s Day win at Harbour Town

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Nothing can top the first time Webb Simpson won on Father’s Day, a U.S. Open title eight years ago at Olympic Club and hearing his father’s laughter on the phone to share the joy. Harbour Town was special in its own right. Dressed in his Sunday yellow shirt — […]

NASCAR: Noose found in Bubba Wallace garage at Alabama race

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the elite Cup Series who just two weeks ago successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its venues. NASCAR said the noose was found […]

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