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The biggest bad guy at WrestleMania is coronavirus

Apr. 3, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

WrestleMania planned for Gronk Gone Wild. Rob Gronkowski is set to host WWE’s signature show. But the frivolity -- and perhaps the physicality if a wrestler dare gets in the retired New England Patriots star’s face -- is now playing strictly to an audience of TV and streaming media viewers. For...

Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford reacts during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

The Waiting Game: For NBA coaches, that's the new schedule

Apr. 2, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Orlando’s Steve Clifford figures he’s like every other NBA coach right now: Wake up, go to whatever now serves as the office, study his own team, maybe think about possible opponents, and resume planning. Of course, nobody knows what they’re planning for — or when...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the New England Patriots customized Boeing 767 jet rests on the tarmac at T.F. Green Airport, in Warwick, R.I. The Patriots private team plane is expected to land in Boston on Thursday, April 2, 2020, returning from China with more than one million masks to help control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

Apr. 2, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot be...

Man exposes himself after hacking into online Florida class

Apr. 2, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man exposed himself to students after hacking into an online class being held by a public school in Florida, school officials said Thursday. The man gained unauthorized access to the Zoom video conferencing instructional lesson on Wednesday and exposed himself to the class, Orange...

Appellate court drops claim against Pulse shooter's employer

Apr. 2, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida appellate court upheld a lower court's ruling that a security firm employing the gunman responsible for a gay nightclub shooting can't be held liable for failing to investigate complaints against the shooter, giving him firearm training and allowing him to possess a...

Boy, 10, killed, infant wounded in central Florida shooting

Apr. 2, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man was arrested Thursday after shooting a 5-month girl and a 10-year-old boy, killing the grade-schooler, said authorities in Florida. Police officers arrested Terrance Young less than two hours after he fled the scene of the shootings in Daytona Beach, according to a news...

FILE - This March 16, 2020, file photo shows the Oculus at the World Trade Center's transportation hub in New York. Census Day, the April 1 reference day for the once-a-decade effort to count everyone in the U.S., arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, but census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirus

Apr. 1, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Census Day — the date used to determine where a person lives for the once-a-decade count — arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. The virus's spread...

Virginia State Police identify man shot, killed by deputy

Mar. 31, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

SALEM, Va. (AP) — A suspect who was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire with a Virginia sheriff's deputy was identified Monday as a 46-year-old man from Florida, Virginia State Police said. Robert Harman Sword, of Orlando, was fatally shot by a Botetourt County Sheriff's deputy on Friday as the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a man walks in front of a Tokyo Olympics logo at the Tokyo metropolitan government headquarters. The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

The Latest: US Open tennis site to house temporary hospital

Mar. 30, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier says an...

This undated photo provided by Jasmine Cho, who was supposed to lead cookie decorating activities at Census events in Pittsburgh in March and April, shows cookies she decorated with U.S. Census themes. The spread of the novel coronavirus has waylaid 2020 census outreach efforts that were planned in advance to get as many people as possible counted in the once-a-decade head count. (Jasmine Cho via AP)

Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts amid virus

Mar. 28, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In tiny Munfordville, Kentucky, the closure of the public library has cut people off from a computer used only for filling out census forms online. In Minneapolis, a concert promoting the once-a-decade count is now virtual. In Orlando, Florida, advocates called off knocking on doors in...