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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, New Jersey Devils right wing Kurtis Gabriel works out prior to an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Newark, N.J. The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol, including the opening of practice facilities and allowing small group workouts, early next month.
The league, which was forced to pause its season on March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a 22-page memo detailing the plan Monday, May 25, 2020. The document stresses there's no exact date for the start of Phase 2 or a timetable for how long it will last. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

The Latest: Iowa St AD sees football games with 30,000 fans

May. 26, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa State athletic director Jaime Pollard is telling Cyclones fans that football home games will be played at no more than 50% capacity at Jack Trice Stadium, pending a change in state and local health guidelines. That means no...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2011 file photo, Sweden's Artemis Racing AC45, skippered by Terry Hutchinson, left, from the United States, sails during the second day of racing at the America's Cup World Series in Cascais, near Lisbon. America's Cup teams are returning to the water in varying degrees nearly two months after the coronavirus pandemic forced the shutdown of what would have been an impressive global road show. (AP Photo/ Francisco Seco, File)

America's Cup teams begin to emerge from lockdowns

May. 10, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

America’s Cup teams are returning to the water in varying degrees nearly two months after the coronavirus pandemic forced the shutdown of what would have been an impressive global road show. After a mandatory five-week lockdown was lifted recently, defending champion Emirates Team New Zealand returned to...

In this photo released by Air New Zealand, an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300 is loaded with luggage ahead of its departure for Frankfurt via Vancouver at the Auckland International Airport in New Zealand, Friday, April 3, 2020. About 100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand since it started a coronavirus lockdown last week are starting to fly home Friday and the flight is expected to land at Frankfurt Main Airport early morning on Saturday 4 April. (Air New Zealand via AP)

100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand to leave as rules ease

Apr. 3, 2020 2:50 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — About 100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand since it began a lockdown last week were starting to fly to their home countries Friday. The initial problem for many tourists had been that they were banned from catching domestic flights during the strict monthlong lockdown, which...