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The Olympic rings are seen Monday, March 30, 2020, in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Latest: NJ Devils make donation for medical equipment

Mar. 31, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The owners of the NHL's New Jersey Devils have made a six-figure donation to the state’s largest health care system for medical equipment to ensure the safety and proper protection of all healthcare workers and first...

Sharks sign college free agent D Brinson Pasichnuk

Mar. 31, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a contract with free agent college defenseman Brinson Pasichnuk. General manager Doug Wilson announced the deal Tuesday to bring in the former captain at Arizona State. Pasichnuk was captain his final two years in college and he had 11 goals and 26...

St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester reacts to a question about his injury during a press conference, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. Bouwmeester says he is feeling better since suffering a cardiac episode during an NHL game, but he is not ready to make a decision on his hockey future. Bouwmeester commented publicly Wednesday for the first time since he collapsed on the Blues' bench during a game at Anaheim earlier this month. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Pietrangelo says Blues teammate Bouwmeester in good health

Mar. 31, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo says teammate Jay Bouwmeester is in good health some seven weeks after having a cardioverter defibrillator implanted in his chest. Pietrangelo said he and his teammates have occasionally stopped in to see Bouwmeester while the NHL is on hiatus because of the coronavirus...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) and Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) skate during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh. Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL’s top forward, while peers consider Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby the game's most complete player, according to the NHL Players’ Association’s annual poll of players released Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Crosby, McDavid favorites again in NHLPA annual poll

Mar. 31, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL’s top forward, while peers consider Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby the game's most complete player. When it comes to game-day dress code, hockey players overwhelming favor relaxing the rule requiring a suit and tie, according to the...

Northeastern's Patrick Schule (25) celebrates his goal with teammates Grant Jozefek (15), Julian Kislin (8) and Tyler Madden (9) during the second period of the Beanpot Tournament championship NCAA college hockey game against Boston University in Boston, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Tyler Madden signs 3-year contract with Los Angeles Kings

Mar. 30, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Madden has signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings. The forward recently completed his sophomore season at Northeastern University before signing Monday with LA. Madden was originally selected by the Vancouver Canucks in third round of the 2018 draft, but the Kings...

In this Aug. 18, 2010, photo, Cincinnati Reds' Jim Edmonds waits for the pitch as he bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a baseball game in Phoenix. Former All-Star outfielder Edmonds announced on his Instagram page Saturday, March 28, 2020, that he went to the hospital to be tested for the coronavirus after displaying some symptoms. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Latest: Jim Edmonds has pneumonia, awaiting virus tests

Mar. 29, 2020 2:13 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former All-Star outfielder Jim Edmonds announced on his Instagram page that he went to the hospital to be tested for the coronavirus after displaying some symptoms. The 49-year-old Edmonds sent a video update Saturday night on...

An Indian worker works at a quarantine center at the Sarusojai sports complex in Gauhati, India, Saturday, March 28, 2020. 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/Anupam Nath)

The Latest: Clemson QB Lawrence restarts virus fundraising

Mar. 28, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend have restarted their efforts to raise money for those affected by the new coronavirus. They announced their decision Saturday on social media. The two had set up a...

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...

Boston University's Trevor Zegras (13) celebrates his tying goal against Northeastern's Craig Pantano, left, during the third period of the Beanpot Tournament championship NCAA college hockey game in Boston, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Ducks sign first-round pick Trevor Zegras to 3-year contract

Mar. 27, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

Trevor Zegras is in hockey limbo like everyone else, but he is hoping that signing with the Anaheim Ducks on Friday will serve as motivation until he can get back on the ice. “The past week has been pretty much sitting and waiting,” Zegras said during a conference call after inking a three-year...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

The Latest: AP source: Salary reductions for top NBA execs

Mar. 26, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future, a person with knowledge of the details said. The reductions affect the roughly 100 highest-earning executives, as the NBA joins the NHL...