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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 1984, file photo, United States' Edwin Moses jumps a hurdle on his way to winning the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/File)

A red, white and blue Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984

Aug. 10, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. ___ The streak kept growing, something Edwin Moses was reminded of every time he...

Amid pandemic, Hall of Fame Village plans move forward

Aug. 7, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

Instead of thousands of football fans converging on the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week, there might be dozens. The coronavirus pandemic ensured that when the hall’s enshrinement ceremonies were postponed until next year, and the NFL canceled preseason games. So while the museum is open to limited...

Volunteers load up vehicles at the Johnstown Galleria in Johnstown, Pa. for the fourth Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank drive-up distribution event on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

Wolf roils youth sports world by urging halt until January

Aug. 6, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor said Thursday youth sports should not resume until January, a recommendation sure to disappoint students, parents and coaches preparing for fall seasons. Gov. Tom Wolf made the comment at a news conference on a separate subject, following up with a news...

Colorado high school football delayed to spring due to virus

Aug. 4, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's high school football season has been postponed to next spring because of the coronavirus. With schools gearing up to reopen, the Colorado High School Activities Association said Tuesday that the academic year's football games will start March 4 with a shortened seven-week schedule,...

League pushes Minnesota prep football, volleyball to spring

Aug. 4, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State High School League voted to push this fall’s football and volleyball competition to next spring because of coronavirus concerns on Tuesday, creating a fourth sports season for the upcoming school year to accommodate the crunch for student athletes. The league...

Youth wrestlers get temperature checks, but no masks on mat

Aug. 1, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds of youth wrestlers and their families arrived at a South Carolina beach town identified as a recent COVID-19 hotspot for a three-day tournament this week after city officials signed off on the gathering. The tournament, hosted by the South Carolina Youth Wrestling...

FILE - In this July 16, 2020, file photo, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker meets with people at City Market in Rockford, Ill. Gov. Pritzker set guidelines for youth sports on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, because of incidents where COVID-19 spread at sports camps and even in Major League baseball, and he warned that the growing number of cases in Illinois could result in tougher restrictions on social interaction.(Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via AP, File)

COVID-19 pushes Illinois high school fall sports to spring

Jul. 29, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The governing body for high school athletics in Illinois decided Wednesday to push football and other fall sports to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois High School Association's decision to move football, boys soccer and volleyball to a February-to-May season...

American forward Sebastian Soto joins relegated Norwich

Jul. 29, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

American forward Sebastian Soto has agreed to a three-year contract with Norwich, a team relegated to England’s second-tier League Championship after finishing last in the Premier League. Soto scored four goals for the U.S. at last year’s Under-20 World Cup as the Americans reached the...

A security guard peers out from behind NHL-branded fencing at the entrance where players arrive at Toronto's Royal York hotel, which is acting as the

The Latest: 49ers wide receiver James on COVID-19 list

Jul. 27, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James Jr. has been placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. The list is for a player who tests positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after being in close contact with...

2 coaches injured in suburban Milwaukee basketball brawl

Jul. 24, 2020 7:38 AM EDT

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (AP) — Two coaches were taken to the hospital after they were injured in a brawl at a suburban Milwaukee girls basketball game. Officials said at least three men were causing problems at a Wisconsin Blizzard game against the Wisconsin Playground Elite at Germantown High School Wednesday. ...