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In this Aug. 23, 2020 photo, Sister Stephanie Baliga, right, runs a marathon on a treadmill in the basement of the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels church in Chicago. When the Chicago Marathon was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sister Baliga and her fellow nuns livestreamed the run and raised money for their community. (PJ Weiland via AP)

Nun runs treadmill marathon, raises money for Chicago's poor

Sep. 17, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

When the Chicago Marathon was canceled due to coronavirus, Sister Stephanie Baliga decided to put on her sneakers and run the standard 26.2 miles — in her convent’s basement. It started as a promise. Baliga had told her running team that in the event of a cancellation, she’d run a treadmill...

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Lopez, Marlins win finale in 7-game set against Phils, 6-2

Sep. 14, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins still have never lost a Game 7. Pablo Lopez allowed one run in seven innings with the help of flashy defense by right fielder Matt Joyce, and the upstart Marlins won the finale of their marathon seven-game series against Philadelphia on Monday, 6-2. The series, the majors’...

Black Hawk helicopters fly over Boston Marathon route

Sep. 14, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two Black Hawk helicopters flew over the route of the Boston Marathon on Monday to wrap up a virtual event in which thousands of runners went 26.2 miles on their own. The helicopters flew the route from the starting line in Hopkinton to the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston in support...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, Jared Ward, center, of Mapleton, Utah, leads the pack during the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon in Natick, Mass. Elite runners competing in teams of three from places like Zimbabwe, Peru, Ecuador and across the U.S. will take the starting line Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, for a unique sort of marathon relay race. Ward will be among the participants as he and his teammates race on their home course in Utah.(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Go, avatar, go: Icons track virtual team marathon progress

Sep. 10, 2020 5:09 AM EDT

Olympic distance runner Jared Ward and his teammates will take turns dashing around a short, shady course they hand-picked in Provo, Utah. Almost simultaneously, an avatar mimics their movements across a computer screen — and races against other avatars representing rival teams from all over the globe. ...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, fans cheer on the third wave of runners at the start of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. The 2020 Boston Marathon was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic for the first time in its 124-year history. There will be a virtual event instead, where a weeklong TV special beginning Sept. 7, 2020, will showcase runners' stories as they go the distance on their own. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

Ready, set, go! Virtual Boston Marathon is about to be run

Aug. 29, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Missing: Boston’s raucous crowds and smiles for miles. Still there, sort of: Wellesley College’s iconic “scream tunnel” and the thunderous cheers along the finish line on Boylston Street. The 124th running of the Boston Marathon finally gets underway next month,...

FILE  - In this Sunday, April 14, 2019 file photo, competitors in the Paris Marathon run past the Cleopatra's Needle at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France.  The Paris Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus after repeated attempts to find a new date, organizers said Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The race was originally due to take place in April but was then moved to October. Organizers said they'd recently tried to rearrange the race for November but continuing travel restrictions made that unrealistic. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Paris Marathon canceled after coronavirus hits travel plans

Aug. 12, 2020 7:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus after repeated attempts to find a new date, organizers said Wednesday. The race was originally due to take place in April but was then moved to October. Organizers said they'd recently tried to rearrange the race for November but...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Randy McDaniel, Oklahoma state treasurer, arrives for inaugural ceremonies in Oklahoma City. McDaniel said Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, that revenue collections by the state rose by more than 27% in July due to a delay in the state income tax filing deadline because of the coronavirus, but not enough to offset previous shortfalls. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma revenue collections up due to delayed tax deadline

Aug. 5, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State Treasurer Randy McDaniel said Wednesday that revenue collections by the state rose by more than 27% in July due to a delay in the state income tax filing deadline because of the coronavirus pandemic, but not enough to offset previous shortfalls. “While July...

FILE - In this July 24, 1952, file photo, British athlete Christopher

AP WAS THERE: 1952 Helsinki Games

Aug. 2, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — 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. This story was published in The Sunday Star in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 3 1952. The story, describing Czech Republic...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 1920, file photo, the Olympics are held at the Antwerp Stadium, showing the U.S. contingent leading all the athletes in the procession around the field on, after which they proceeded to lead all competition in the athletic events. (AP Photo/File)

AP WAS THERE: 1920 Olympics

Jul. 27, 2020 3:57 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 the Summer Games. This story was published in the St. Albans (Vermont) Daily Messenger newspaper on August 23, 1920. The story is published as it appears in the...