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The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

Goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL announced Thursday it is suspending its season indefinitely in response to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Bettman: NHL players in isolation while season is on hold

Mar. 13, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

NHL players are staying away from rinks and self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic that has put their season on hold. Players have been instructed to remain at home in their team's city and avoid practice facilities and crowded places. Within the next two weeks, they could be allowed to return and skate...

DNR: Wild deer in Dakota County tests positive for CWD

Mar. 13, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A wild deer in Dakota County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the first case of the fatal brain disease discovered in that area of Minnesota, state wildlife officials said Friday. A resident reported an adult male deer near Farmington was displaying neurological...

A woman drinks a wine while worker cleans the bar on an empty restaurant, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, March 12, 2020. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

A look at some of the hardest hit sectors in the S&P 500

Mar. 12, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

Seven weeks after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the U.S., the outbreak is now classified as a pandemic and it's doing widespread damage to critical economic sectors of the global economy. Airlines are dropping routes because people are not flying, workers are staying home, public events that raise...

Minnesota Wild left wing Kevin Fiala, of Switzerland, reacts after scoring against the Anaheim Ducks during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Fiala's second goal lifts Wild past Ducks 5-4 in OT

Mar. 9, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Fiala scored his second goal of the game with 59 seconds remaining in overtime and the Minnesota Wild beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Sunday night. Alex Galchenyuk, Victor Rask and Mats Zucarello also scored, and the Wild reclaimed the first wild card in the Western Conference....

Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Moore, left, scores on Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dustin Brown has hat trick, Kings beat Wild 7-3

Mar. 8, 2020 3:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Brown had three goals and an assist and the Los Angeles Kings won their fifth straight game, 7-3 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Blake Lizotte and Trevor Moore scored 53 seconds apart in the second period, Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists, and Gabriel Vilardi added a...

Minnesota Wild forward Alex Galchenyuk, left, celebrates after scoring a goal against San Jose Sharks' Martin Jones, right, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Wild beat Sharks 3-2, extend winning streak to six games

Mar. 6, 2020 2:15 AM EST

SAN JOSE (AP) — Zach Parise and Ryan Suter each had a goal and assist and the Minnesota Wild extended their mastery on the road, beating the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night. Minnesota won its sixth consecutive road game and moved ahead of Vancouver for the second wild-card spot in the Western...

Minnesota Wild left wing Kevin Fiala celebrates his goal against the Nashville Predators during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Fiala scores in 5th straight game as Wild beat Predators 3-1

Mar. 3, 2020 11:54 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala is becoming the top-flight scorer the Minnesota Wild have been lacking for so long. Their playoff push has begun to take off, too, just when they looked bound for the lottery. Fiala scored for the fifth straight game, this time against his former team, and the Wild beat...

Washington Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, Tom Wilson (43) and Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrate a goal by Wilson against the Minnesota Wild during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 1, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Ovechkin nets pair of goals as Capitals beat Wild 4-3

Mar. 1, 2020 11:43 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice as part of a three-point night and the Washington Capitals ended a season-high four-game road slide by holding off the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Sunday night. Richard Panik and Tom Wilson also scored, Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists, and Braden Holtby stopped...

Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno, front, celebrates their goal against Vancouver Canucks goalie Louis Domingue during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets defeated the Canucks 5-3. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Blue Jackets rally past Canucks 5-3 to aid wild card push

Mar. 1, 2020 10:41 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Blue Jackets powered their way out of a three-week funk with a third-period flurry Sunday night. Zach Werenski and Emil Bemstrom scored on power plays during Columbus' four-goal rally in the final frame and the slumping Blue Jackets stunned the Vancouver Canucks 5-3. Riley Nash...