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Wyoming community looks at more local college independence

Jun. 30, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Local officials in northeastern Wyoming are looking at how to give a community college more autonomy amid a move to all but eliminate its athletics programs. The Northern Wyoming Community College District based in Sheridan includes Sheridan College and Gillette College. College...

FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, United States' Christian Coleman wins the men's 100-meter race at the Prefontaine Classic IAAF Diamond League athletics meet in Stanford, Calif. There have been a few high-profile names in track and field making a mess of what is supposed to be a simple process of letting drug testers know where they will be for one hour each day. World champion  Coleman and Salwa Eid Naser could miss the Tokyo Games for what are known in the anti-doping world as whereabouts failures. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Most athletes are true to word in dates with drug testers

Jun. 27, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

It's almost as easy as sending a text. Open an app on the cell phone, type in a few words, click a box or two. To really make the system work, though, athletes have to be where they say they'll be at the time they say they'll be there. Lately, some high-profile names in track and field have been making a mess of...

Bud Cauley tees off on the third hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Latest: Morehouse cancels football, cross country

Jun. 26, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Morehouse College canceled its football and cross country seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. President David A. Thomas said scholarships would be honored. The Historically Black College in Atlanta competes at the NCAA...

FILE - This is a Nov. 6, 2005, file photo showing runners on the upper level of the Verrazano Bridge at the start of the 36th New York City Marathon. The New York City Marathon scheduled for Nov. 1, 2020, has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. New York Road Runners announced the cancellation of the world's largest marathon Wednesday, June 24, 2020, after coordinating with the mayor's office and deciding the race posed too many health and safety concerns for runners, volunteers, spectators and others.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

New York City Marathon canceled because of coronavirus

Jun. 24, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, with organizers and city officials deciding that holding the race on Nov. 1 would be too risky. Organizers announced the cancellation of the 50th anniversary edition of the world's largest marathon after...

Sporting's mascot lion waves from the empty stands during the Portuguese League soccer match between Sporting CP and Pacos de Ferreira at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, June 12, 2020. The Portuguese League soccer matches are being played without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Antonio Cotrim/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Baseball Hall of Fame to reopen Friday

Jun. 24, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is preparing to reopen on Friday, in accordance with New York state’s phased plan. The use of face masks for all staff and guests will be required, and free single-use masks...

UConn eliminates four sports in COVID-19 related budget cuts

Jun. 24, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut decided to eliminate four athletic teams as it deals with an expected budget deficit driven by issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. UConn President Thomas Katsouleas told the school's Board of Trustees Wednesday that the school will reduce the...

New York City Marathon canceled amid coronavirus pandemic due to health and safety concerns; had been set for Nov. 1

Jun. 24, 2020 10:13 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Marathon canceled amid coronavirus pandemic due to health and safety concerns; had been set for Nov. 1.
In this photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, Italy's Alessandro

Zanardi stable but not ready to be brought out of coma

Jun. 22, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

SIENA, Italy (AP) — Alex Zanardi remains in stable condition after a crash on his handbike and for now will stay in a medically induced coma, doctors said Monday in a fresh medical update. The Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital in Siena said the Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist...

ARCHIVO - En imagen de archivo del sábado 10 de octubre de 2015, el italiano Alex Zanardi compite en la sección de ciclismo en el Triatlón del Campeonato Mundial Ironman, en Kailua-Kona, Hawai. (AP Foto/Mark J. Terrill, archivo)

Zanardi stable but doctors warn of possible complications

Jun. 21, 2020 7:23 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Doctors treating Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi say he remains stable after a crash on his handbike but is at risk of unforeseen complications. In a new medical update Sunday, the Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital in Siena said the longer...

FILE - In this Saturday Oct. 17, 2015 file photo, European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen looks on next to Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands during the European Athletics Golden Tracks ceremony, at the Swiss Tech Convention Center, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Hansen, the president of European Athletics and longtime organizer of the Bislett Games in Norway, has died. He was 74. The Norwegian Athletics Association confirmed Hansen's death on Saturday, June 20, 2020 saying there had been several complications with his health after he suffered a stroke on March 15. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, file)

European Athletics president Hansen dies at age 74

Jun. 20, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Svein Arne Hansen, the president of European Athletics and longtime organizer of the Bislett Games in Norway, has died. He was 74. The Norwegian Athletics Association confirmed Hansen's death on Saturday, saying there had been several complications with his health after he suffered a...