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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money will go into effect. That's after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point. Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold at least temporarily while the NCAA asks the Supreme Court to take up the case.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Ruling keeps NCAA from limiting some athlete compensation

Aug. 11, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing certain student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money as “educational expenses” will go into effect after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point. Justice Elena Kagan...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Southern Utah celebrates with the trophy after defeating Northern Arizona in an NCAA college football game for the Big Sky Conference title Cedar City, Utah. The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well.(Jordan Allred/The Spectrum via AP)

The Latest: Clemson's Trevor Lawrence considered opting out

Aug. 7, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said he considered opting out of this season when he was unsure what college football would look like going forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. But Lawrence said Friday once he understood...

Big Sky Conference postpones football season to spring

Aug. 7, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well. The Big Sky’s decision, announced Friday, all but officially ends any chance of the FCS playoffs, which are an NCAA-sponsored...

India cricket board suspends IPL deal with Chinese sponsor

Aug. 6, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s cricket board has suspended its Indian Premier League title sponsorship deal with Chinese mobile phone company Vivo for the 2020 tournament. The decision comes as Indian troops are in a tense standoff with Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh in the Himalayas. In June, India...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, Indiana's Cory Thomas (11) kicks the winning goal past Penn State's Dani Marks (18) during overtime in a Big Ten NCAA college soccer match in Bloomington, Ind. The NCAA Board of Directors is allowing each division of the association to decide independently whether it will be able to conduct championship events safely in fall sports such as soccer, volleyball and lower levels of football during the coronavirus pandemic. (Chris Howell/The Herald-Times via AP, File)

Signs ominous and hopeful as college sports hangs in balance

Aug. 5, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

The announcements came within 40 minutes of each other Wednesday morning, one bleak, the other providing a glimmer of hope for a college football season that is looking iffy at best right now. First, Connecticut canceled what was supposed to be its first season as a major college football independent because it...

FILE - In this in this April 15, 2008 file photo, U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Peter Ueberroth takes questions during the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Chicago. Ueberroth vision laid the foundation for what the Olympic Games have become today.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

BOYCOTT GAMES: Could another Olympic reset be on tap?

Aug. 5, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — By the time the boycott hit, Edwin Moses could envision the end of the Olympics as he knew them — or maybe the end of them altogether. The IOC was virtually bankrupt in 1980, both financially and, in many minds, morally. Its long-held insistence on adhering to a...

In this image provided by Jimmie Johnson Racing II, Inc., Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson poses with an IndyCar during testing with Chip Ganassi Racing on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Indianapolis. Johnson is interested in competing in the IndyCar Series when he retires from full-time NASCAR competition at the end of this season. (Jimmie Johnson Racing II, Inc. via AP)

NASCAR champ Johnson enamored with IndyCar after test

Jul. 28, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

Jimmie Johnson finally fulfilled his childhood dream of driving an Indy car with a test session Tuesday. When the seven-time NASCAR champion finished turning laps, he was sold on figuring out how to race next year in the IndyCar Series. “It only lit the fire more. I want to do this more than ever...

Nick Watney smiles after a birdie during the first round of the 3M Open golf tournament in Blaine, Minn., Thursday, July 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King)

PGA Tour modifies guidelines for positive coronavirus tests

Jul. 28, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

The PGA Tour enters its eighth week of its return to golf with another modification to its guidelines for positive coronavirus tests and a gradual broadening of who gets to attend tournaments. The updates on the test protocols means the end of grouping players who have recovered from the coronavirus — or...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, the championship logo is seen on the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Georgia and Alabama in Atlanta. There are more bowl games scheduled for the coming season than ever before in major college football: 42, not including the College Football Playoff championship. College football leaders are in the process of piecing together plans to attempt to play a regular season during the COVID-19 pandemic. If it is even possible, everyone anticipates there will be disruptions, added expenses and loads of stress just to get through it.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

NCAA heeds Division I's pleas for patience on fall sports

Jul. 24, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

Heeding pleas for patience from college sports leaders, the NCAA Board of Governors held off on making any decisions about whether to hold championship events in fall sports during the coronavirus pandemic. “Today the Board of Governors and I agreed that we must continue to thoughtfully and aggressively...

Georgia, Minnesota players win national prep honors

Jul. 24, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

Football player Arik Gilbert and basketball player Paige Bueckers have been named national high school athletes of the year. Gilbert of Marietta, Georgia, is the first tight end to win. Bueckers of Minnetonka, Minnesota, is the first female basketball player to win since 2014. The coronavirus kept them from...