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FILE- In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker holds her daughter Lailaa Nicole Williams after Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Minnesota Lynx in Los Angeles. The Sparks won 75-64. Parker and her 11-year-old daughter are braving the start of an unprecedented WNBA season together in Florida. The Los Angeles Sparks All-Star knows it’s a calculated risk to stay in the coronavirus hot spot, where all 12 teams will play games in the WNBA “bubble” of Bradenton. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

WNBA's Candace Parker, daughter a 'package deal' in Florida

Jul. 14, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

Candace Parker and her 11-year-old daughter are braving the start of an unprecedented WNBA season together in Florida. The Los Angeles Sparks All-Star knows it’s a calculated risk to stay in the coronavirus hot spot, where all 12 teams will play games in the WNBA “bubble” of Bradenton. ...

Feds charge Florida man, sons with selling fake virus cure

Jul. 8, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man and his three sons are facing federal charges that they illegally sold a bleachlike chemical mixture as a miracle cure for the new coronavirus and other diseases, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The substance marketed as Miracle Mineral Solution was sold...

FILE - In this June 18, 2020 file photo, Jason Day of Australia, follows his shot from the 12th tee, during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C.  Day has asked to be tested for COVID-19 just before the third round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Officials have decided to have him play as a single Saturday, June 27 as a precautionary measure.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

The Latest: Man City will give Liverpool guard of honor

Jun. 27, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Manchester City will form a guard of honor for new English Premier League champion Liverpool when they meet next Thursday, City manager Pep Guardiola said. Liverpool took the title City have owned for the last two years this...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals between the Connecticut Sun and the Washington Mystics, in Washington. The WNBA has announced plans to play a reduced season, with a 22-game schedule that would begin in late July without fans in attendance. “There’s a lot to do between now and the tip of the season, now that we’ve selected IMG Academy” as the location to play, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a phone interview Monday, June 15, 2020.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

WNBA plans to play 2020 season in Florida starting late July

Jun. 15, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA on Monday announced plans to play a reduced season, with a 22-game schedule that would begin in late July without fans in attendance because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is still finalizing a partnership with IMG Academy in Florida to play all the games at the facility...

American Indiana Vassilev, Aston Villa reach 2-year deal

May. 19, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

American forward Indiana Vassilev has agreed to a two-year contract with Aston Villa after making his Premier League debut in January. The 19-year-old made his senior team debut on Jan. 4 against Fulham and made his first Premier League appearance 14 days later at Brighton. He has four appearances overall during...