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CORRECTS YEAR TO 2019 - FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo, fans at Comerica Park watch a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Baltimore Orioles in Detroit. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is allowing for the return of pro sports in Michigan as long as fans aren't in attendance. The move Thursday, June 25, 2020, follows Major League Baseball's decision this week to set a 60-game schedule to start July 23 or July 24 in empty ballparks. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

The Latest: Mets hitting coach off-site when camp opens

Jul. 2, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ New York Mets hitting coach Chili Davis will continue working remotely when the team’s summer camp opens Friday. The New York Post was first to report that the 60-year-old Davis won’t be on site at Citi Field for...

In this photo taken on Friday, June 12, 2020, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, centre, poses with volunteers and players during the Adria Tour charity tournament, in Belgrade Serbia. Novak  Djokovic’s parents have defended their son and blamed another tennis player for spreading the coronavirus at a series of exhibition matches hosted by the top-ranked player. Djokovic and his wife tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Djokovic’s outspoken father blamed the cancellation of the Adria Tour on Grigor Dimitrov. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Novak Djokovic and his wife test negative for coronavirus

Jul. 2, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic and his wife have tested negative for the coronavirus, his media team said Thursday, 10 days after announcing they had contracted the disease. The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer, right, congratulates Serbia's Novak Djokovic on winning their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

Analysis: No Wimbledon, jumbled season and 'Big 4' legacies

Jul. 1, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

It’s a complete guessing game, but it’s still fun to discuss: Will the legacies of the four most prominent and successful tennis players of today — and maybe ever — be affected by the coronavirus-interrupted 2020 season? And how will Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic...

FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Rick Street mows the grass on Centre Court at the All England Club on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. At 7:30 a.m. each day of the Wimbledon fortnight, hours before competition begins, the keepers of the grass gather to meticulously prepare the tournament's famous courts for play. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

AP PHOTOS: Wimbledon's grass, whites, rain and strawberries

Jun. 30, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon is, of course, known for its carefully groomed grass courts — or, more properly, lawns. The surface is one of the most distinct aspects of the All England Club's Grand Slam tournament, which first was played in the 1870s. Not this year, though: Wimbledon was...

A gardener waters the plants alongside a statue of former Wimbledon Champion Fred Perry at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon in London, Monday, June 29, 2020.  The 2020 Wimbledon Tennis Championships, that were due to start today but have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

11 o'clock and all's silent on Wimbledon's would-be Day 1

Jun. 29, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — When the clock struck 11 a.m. at the All England Club, there was silence. Not because a player dressed all in white was about to whack a serve on one of Wimbledon's many perfectly kept grass courts, but because there is no tennis this year at the oldest Grand Slam event in the...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series in Houston. The Astros were scheduled to spend July 4 in the nation's capital during a three-game series against the defending World Series champion Nationals. Houston won all three games at Nationals Park last October. But the Nationals won every game at Minute Maid Park, with Kendrick's two-run home run in the seventh inning of Game 7 putting them ahead to stay. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

What Would Have Been: World Series rematch at MLB midpoint

Jun. 29, 2020 2:15 AM EDT

Major League Baseball is set to resume “spring training” this week while moving toward the start of a shortened 60-game season in late July. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, the league would have reached the halfway point of its usual 162-game schedule. Wimbledon would have also been getting...

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...

Davis Cup, Fed Cup finals pushed to 2021 because of pandemic

Jun. 26, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Davis Cup and Fed Cup finals were scrapped for 2020 by the International Tennis Federation on Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and both competitions will resume next year. The Davis Cup men’s competition was supposed to have qualifying matches for future finals this...

In this photo taken June 18, 2020, former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, left, who now coaches top-ranked Novak Djokovic, right, attends a training session during an exhibition tournament in Zadar, Croatia. The Croatian great, who won his only Grand Slam title at the All England Club in 2001, wrote on Instagram that he tested positive for coronavirus after two negative tests in the last 10 days. (AP Photo/Zvonko Kucelin)

Ivanisevic, the coach of Djokovic, tests positive for virus

Jun. 26, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, who now coaches Novak Djokovic and attended the top-ranked player's exhibition series in Serbia and Croatia, said Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Croatian great, who won his only Grand Slam title at the All England...

FILE - In this Friday June 12, 2020 file photo Serbia's Novak Djokovic, second left, poses with Germany's Alexander Zverev, left, Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, second right, and Austria's Dominic Thiem after a press conference prior a a charity tournament Adria Tour, in Belgrade, Serbia. Novak Djokovic has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia. Grigor Dimitrov, a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist from Bulgaria, said Sunday he tested positive. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Thiem apologizes for playing in Djokovic's tennis event

Jun. 25, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

VIENNA, Austria (AP) — Third-ranked tennis player Dominic Thiem apologized Thursday for taking part in an exhibition series hosted by Novak Djokovic in which four players tested positive for the coronavirus. Thiem wrote on Instagram: “Our behaviour was a mistake, we acted too euphorically. I am...