Latest Labor Day News

Notre Dame-Navy football opener moved from Ireland to U.S.

Jun. 2, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The college football season opener between Notre Dame and Navy has been moved out of Ireland because of the cornavirus pandemic. The Irish and Midshipmen were scheduled to meet in Dublin on Aug. 29, but instead will seek to play at the Naval Academy during the Labor Day weekend. The...

A worker pushed s trash can on a largely empty Bourbon Street, due to the coronavirus pandemic, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Attempts to curb the spread of COVID-19 have visited a kind of triple economic whammy on the state.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Oil, tourism, seafood -- all hit in Louisiana virus fight

May. 17, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Every Labor Day weekend, St. Mary Parish celebrates two industries at a tourist event with a seemingly improbable title: the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. With a shrimp in a hard hat clinging to an oil derrick as its logo, the festival may the best example of how diverse...

FILE - In this April 5, 2006, file photo, NASCAR driver Greg Biffle, left, Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning, center, and Harold Brasington Jr. look out over Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. Brasington Jr.'s father was the track builder. The 70-year-old raceway will host the return of NASCAR Cup Series racing, among the biggest events so far as sports makes a halting comeback from a global shutdown forced by the coronavirus pandemic. (John D. Russell/The Morning News via AP, File)

NASCAR's return latest chapter in Darlington's rich legacy

May. 15, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Harold Brasington III recalls riding around the infield at Darlington Raceway as a youngster with his late grandfather, track builder Harold Brasington, watching as his granddad said hello to the likes of Richard Petty, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough and Dale Earnhardt. The younger...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, Washington NCAA college football defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake speaks during a news conference about taking over the head coaching position, in Seattle. Just when it seemed like things were up and rolling, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The ensuring national shutdown hurt coaches across college football as they prepare for next season, but it was particularly difficult on programs with first-year coaches trying to build something from the ground up. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Pac-12 football coaches pitch uniform start to season

May. 12, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

As Pac-12 football coaches pitched an NCAA-mandated uniform start to the season, some of the latest plans to fight the coronavirus in California further muddled how college teams will return to play in the West. Washington coach Jimmy Lake said Tuesday in a video conference with reporters that he would prefer for...

National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Chair Kendall Spencer, right, and National College Players Association Executive Director Ramogi Huma, center, listen as National Collegiate Athletic Association President Mark Emmert, left, testifies during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, on intercollegiate athlete compensation. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Emmert: Unlikely all schools will start seasons at same time

May. 8, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

NCAA President Mark Emmert says the coronavirus is making it unlikely all schools will be ready to begin competing in college sports at the same time. The goal, he said Friday night, is for every team to have an equal amount of preparation time before its season starts, and there could be some competitive...

FILE - In this Saturday, April 18, 2020, file photo, Gate 2 at Memorial Stadium is empty because the annual Red-White matchup was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The goal is for all of major college football _ 130 teams in 10 conferences across 41 states _ to start a season at the same time and play an equal number of games. It is becoming more apparent the coronavirus pandemic is going to make that goal difficult to achieve. (Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star via AP, File)

Patchwork decisions throw wrinkle in college football plans

May. 6, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

There are 130 major college football teams, spread across 41 states and competing in 10 conferences, save for a handful of independents. The goal is to have all those teams start the upcoming season at the same time — whether that's around Labor Day as scheduled or later — and play the same number...

People offer Friday prayers maintain social distance at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, May 1, 2020. The government imposed a nationwide lockdown to try to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

The Latest: China reports 1 new virus case, no deaths

May. 2, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Navajo trading post in New Mexico closed amid lockdown ...

FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Run For The Roses is usually held on the first Saturday of May. Because of the pandemic, hold those mint juleps until Labor Day weekend, when the first leg of the Triple Crown is crammed into a slot that also marks the start of college football season. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Uncertain Triple Crown: Kentucky Derby moved to fall date

May. 1, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

Horse racing’s Triple Crown season has been thrust into months of uncertainty by the coronavirus pandemic. The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont face the same challenges in their own unique way. A look at some of the obstacles for the Derby: RACE DATE The 146th Run For The Roses was postponed from May...

A humanoid robot Pepper wearing a face mask greets Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike at the lobby of a hotel for the new coronavirus COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms during a media preview in Tokyo Friday, May 1, 2020. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he planned to extend a state of emergency beyond the scheduled end of May 6 because infections are spreading and hospitals are overburdened. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Boeing says it won't seek government aid; an odd May Day

May. 1, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ AIRLINES: The aviation industry is teetering on the edge as travel demand crawls...

FILE - In this June 9, 1945, file photo, Hoop Jr. leads by a length during the 71st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. This year is the first time the Derby won't be held on the first Saturday in May since 1945, when it was run June 9. Starting in 1930, the term Triple Crown became popular in referring to the three races and since 1931, the Derby, Preakness and Belmont have been run in that order. It's possible that the Derby could be the final of the three races this year. (AP Photo/File)

Triple Crown racing season a sure bet to be unlike any other

May. 1, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

This promises to be a Triple Crown season like no other. Instead of kicking off the chase this weekend with the Kentucky Derby, the storied race may end up capping the trio of races on Labor Day weekend. Instead of 3-year-old colts saving the longest race for last, maybe they begin in New York with a shortened...