MLB

VIRUS DIARY: Fantasy baseball, when real ball is the fantasy

CINCINNATI (AP) — "People ask me what I do in winter when there is no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” — Rogers Hornsby (1896-1963), baseball …

Nats star Zimmerman's AP diary: Reading 'Chocolate Factory'

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington Nationals. He holds most of the team’s career hitting records, and …

Ed Farmer, White Sox broadcaster, former pitcher, dies at 70

CHICAGO (AP) — Ed Farmer, an All-Star reliever who spent nearly three decades as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 70. The White Sox said he died Wednesday night in …
NFL

Jim Houston, Browns' 'Mr. Dependable,' had CTE

Donna Houston knew her husband’s mind was deteriorating when the college football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns All-Pro known as “Mr. Dependable” struggled to manage his money. A …

The biggest bad guy at WrestleMania is coronavirus

WrestleMania planned for . Rob Gronkowski is set to host WWE’s signature show. But the frivolity -- and perhaps the physicality -- is now playing strictly to an audience of TV and streaming …

Mississippi State coach Mike Leach apologizes for tweet

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach has apologized on social media for posting a tweet that drew criticism from Bulldogs players and an assistant professor at the …
NBA

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is spending much of his time during the coronavirus-imposed hiatus working out, helping care for his newborn son and playing occasional video games. What …

ATLANTA (AP) — It would’ve been a magnificent weekend. Hoops. Music. A confetti shower at the end. A real celebration of basketball. Heck, the persnickety spring weather in Atlanta even …
A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as part of the 2020 class of …
Golf

The U.S. Women's Open in Houston is moving from the end of spring to the middle of December. The USGA said Friday the rapid developments of COVID-19 has led the Women's Open at Champions Golf Club …

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Potential hosts of soccer's 2027 Asian Cup have been given more time to enter the contest by the Asian …
College sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Sutherland was sitting near the end of Florida’s bench, sandwiched between teammates, when he heard the chants. They were faint at first, growing louder and clearer …

A diversity report for graduation rates among potential NCAA Tournament teams found a larger gap between white and black men’s players from the previous year, while male players continue to lag …
Wimbledon was canceled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played. Britain imposed a …
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Billy Gillispie said he had other opportunities to get back in NCAA Division I basketball during a successful stint as a Texas junior college coach. The West Texas native …
BOSTON (AP) — A California woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in prison for paying bribes to rig her two daughters' college admissions exams and get one of them into Georgetown University …
NHL

The Coyotes will pay all part-time arena and team employees through the end of the previously scheduled NHL season. Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo and his family have partnered with Gila River Arena …

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo scored two goals, Jake Allen made 36 saves and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Wednesday night. This was the game that was …
DENVER (AP) — J.T Compher scored at 2:50 of overtime and Tyson Jost and Vladislav Namestnikov also had goals to lead the Colorado Avalanche over the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night. Cale …
Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been talking about the …

BEIJING (AP) — Organizers of the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing say they will conduct a “detailed assessment” of the impact on their plans of the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics to next …
Other sports

Serbia striker Prijovic arrested for flouting virus curfew

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia soccer player Aleksandar Prijovic has been arrested for flouting the curfew imposed to curb the …
Wolfsburg head coach Oliver Glasner inspecting the pitch during a training session at Malmo Stadium ahead of tomorrow's Europa League soccer match against Malmo, in Malmo, Sweden, Wednesday Feb. 26, 2020. Wolfsburg will face Malmo in their Europa League round of 32 second leg match on Thursday. (Andreas Hillergren / TT via AP)

Fear grips Swedish soccer as virus delays start of season

Saturday was supposed to mark the beginning of a new Swedish soccer season, fuelled by the prospect of big broadcasting revenues from …
FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, K'Andre Miller, second from right, wears a New York Rangers jersey and cap after being selected by the team during the NHL hockey draft in Dallas. A hacker posted a racial slur 45 times in an online fan video chat Friday, April 3, 2020, with black Rangers prospect Miller. The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker it called “a vile individual” on the Zoom chat with Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Hacker posts racial slur on fan chat with black NHL player

NEW YORK (AP) — A hacker posted a racial slur 45 times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers …
Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper rounds first base after his two-run home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The Latest: Kenyan runner Kipsang breaks curfew, arrested

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former marathon world record holder Wilson …
FILE - In this March 17, 2000, file photo, Emmitt Peters, center, is followed by his sons Emmitt Jr., left, and Emory as he drives his team up the finish chute of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska. Alaska State Troopers confirm Peters, nicknamed the "Yukon Fox," died Thursday, April 2, 2020, at his home in Ruby, Alaska. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

3rd Iditarod champion, nicknamed 'Yukon Fox,' dies at 79

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Emmitt Peters Sr., an Alaska Native who won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as a rookie in 1975, has died …
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