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Augusta National Golf Club is shown on what would've been the first practice round for the Masters, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. They are cities defined by their signature sporting events. When you hear Augusta, you instantly think of the Masters. When Omaha comes up, it’s often in the same breath with the College World Series. For these cities and others, the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic is an especially tough blow.(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Iconic sports cities turn eerie during coronavirus shutdown

Apr. 7, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

They are cities defined by iconic sporting events. When Augusta comes up, one instantly thinks of the Masters. If Omaha is mentioned, it’s often in the same breath with the College World Series. It's hard to imagine Louisville without the Kentucky Derby. In the coming weeks, The Associated Press will look...

Baylor guard Moon Ursin (12) passes the ball against Oklahoma center Aspen Williston (31) and guard Gabby Gregory (12) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/ Jerry Larson)

The Latest: Grandmother of Baylor star Ursin dies from virus

Apr. 4, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The grandmother of Baylor junior guard Moon Ursin has died in the New Orleans area after being infected with the coronavirus. Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey, selected Saturday as part of the 2020 class for the Naismith Memorial...

Vehicles from the Madison Police Department, Dane County Sheriff's Office and the University of Wisconsin Police Department are stationed outside the UW-Arboretum in Madison, Wis. as law enforcement personnel investigate a double homicide Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Suspect in deaths of Wisconsin doctor, husband known to them

Apr. 3, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The 18-year-old man arrested in the slayings of a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband is known to the family, police said Friday. University of Wisconsin Police Chief Kristen Roman said in a statement Friday that Khari Sanford has been booked into the Dane County Jail on...

Salenbien wins 3rd straight AP Player of the Year award

Mar. 30, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

It was clear from the moment Bree Salenbien played her first high school basketball game that she was a phenom in the making. Now, the question is where Salenbien will rank among the state’s all-time great players when she graduates. As of now, the Adrian Lenawee Christian star’s legacy is still...

In this Jan. 21, 2020, photo, La Crosse Aquinas' Lexi Donarski is defended by a La Crosse Logan player during a high school basketball game in La Crosse, Wis. The Associated Press has selected Donarski as its girls basketball player of the year, and her father, Dave, as its coach of the year after a 25-1 season and 107-3 career with the Blugolds, who qualified for the past four WIAA Division 4 championship games and won two of the three they played. (Peter Thomson/La Crosse Tribune via AP)

Father, daughter are Wisconsin AP coach, player of year

Mar. 26, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Dave Donarski first coached his daughter Lexi in a basketball game 14 years ago. The thought of that luxury coming to an end probably didn’t cross his mind until late this season. “It wasn’t until the last 10 games, or around there,” the La Crosse Aquinas...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 photo, Bill Schultz looks over a map and rendering of the proposed Miracle Field at Bakken Park in Cottage Grove, Wis.  Schultz wasn't allowed to play Little League baseball in the 1950s because of his wooden prosthetic leg. (Barry Adams/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Wisconsin man plans a miracle for kids with disabilities

Mar. 21, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Bill Schultz admits he’s addicted to the game of golf. He’s been playing the sport since he was 8 years old, after his aunt taught him how to swing a club in upstate New York. Schultz, 74, now lives on Madison’s Far West Side, where his links of choice are...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. In a response to a lawsuit brought by three female high school runners, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference maintains that it is exempt from Title IX, that guarantees equal access to women and girls in education, including athletics. The lawsuit argues that male anatomy gives the transgender runners an unfair advantage in violation of Title IX. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

State athletics body argues it is not subject to Title IX

Mar. 19, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

The organization that oversees high school sports in Connecticut is arguing in a court filing that it is not subject to the federal law that guarantees equal access to women and girls in education, including athletics. The argument that the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference is exempt from Title IX...

Associated Press Class 3A-4A All-State boys basketball team

Mar. 19, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

The Illinois Associated Press Class 3A and Class 4A All-State boys' basketball teams, as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa, formerly of the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus. Players received five points for a first-team vote and three points for...

A masked pedestrian walks near Camp Randall Stadium Thursday, March 12, 2020 on the campus of UW-Madison in Madison, Wis. The university is one of multiple Wisconsin universities on Wednesday took dramatic steps to ward off or curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, everything from moving courses online to canceling university-sponsored travel and events to extending spring break. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Gov. Evers orders closure of public schools across Wisconsin

Mar. 13, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Friday ordered all of Wisconsin's K-12 schools to close by next week in the hopes of slowing the spread of the coronavirus, a move that will affect nearly a million students and their families for at least the next several weeks. The order marks what's likely the...

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the state Department of Public Health, along with elected and health officials give their daily update on the coronavirus situation in Illinois, Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Pritzker asks sports teams to cancel games or bar fans

Mar. 13, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday mandated that events of 1,000 or more people be canceled or postponed for 30 days, and asked the owners of all the state's major sports teams to cancel games or play without fans until May 1 as efforts continue to combat the spread of the coronavirus. ...