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Milwaukee Brewers during a practice session Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Latest: Fordham football game against Hawaii canceled

Jul. 6, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Fordham's football game against Hawaii on Sept. 12 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Rams have now canceled their first three games. A school spokesman said Fordham will announce later this week whether...

Team Penske's injured crew member returns to North Carolina

Jul. 6, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An injured crew member on Ryan Blaney's NASCAR team has returned to Team Penske's headquarters in North Carolina, where he will undergo further evaluation. Zachary Price was treated and released from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and returned home with the rest of Penske's travel...

Race driver Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Harvick takes advantage of Hamlin's crash to win Brickyard

Jul. 6, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Harvick turned up the pressure on Denny Hamlin late in the Brickyard 400. And on a cooling track, Hamlin's worn tires simply gave out. As the sun set Sunday over Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hamlin seven laps from one of the few victories that has eluded him, he went careening...

British diver Blagg retires at 23 because of shoulder injury

Jul. 6, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British diver Alicia Blagg is retiring from the sport because of a shoulder injury that has ended her chances of competing in a third Olympics at next year's Tokyo Games. The 23-year-old Blagg has won medals at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships but said “injury after...

Park Yang-woo, right, minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, talks with Choi Yoon-hee, left, vice minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism during a parliamentary committee meeting at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 6, 2020. Top South Korean officials on Monday offered a public apology and vowed to delve into the death of a triathlete who had reported to government and sports bodies that she had been abused her team coach, physical therapist and colleagues. (Kim Sun-woong/Newsis via AP)

SKorean officials vow to look into triathlete's abuse claims

Jul. 6, 2020 5:00 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top South Korean officials on Monday offered a public apology and vowed to delve into the death of a triathlete who had reported to government and sports bodies that she had been abused by her team coach, physical therapist and colleagues. Choi Suk-hyeon, 22, was found dead late...

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, left, leaves the field after a bullpen session with catcher Gary Sanchez after a bullpen session during a baseball summer training camp workout Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Tanaka doing well; Yanks to air intrasquad game Monday

Jul. 5, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees had their Sunday brightened by Masahiro Tanaka, who came to the ballpark and seemed well a day after being hit in the head by Giancarlo Stanton’s line drive. They’re hoping Yankee Stadium’s lights will do the same this week. Encouraged by Tanaka’s...

Crew members for the car driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. work on the car after a crash in the pit area during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Blaney crew member taken to hospital for further evaluation

Jul. 5, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A tire changer for NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney was taken to a hospital after being injured Sunday early in the Brickyard 400. Zachary Price was pinned between Blaney's No. 12 car and another car, the result of a six-car pileup near the entrance of pit road 16 laps into the race. Five of...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Tempe, Ariz. Left-hander Heaney is expected to make his first opening day start for the Angels. Manager Joe Maddon confirmed his selection Sunday, July 5, 2020, before the Angels' third workout of summer camp. Los Angeles is expected to open the season July 24. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Andrew Heaney tabbed to be Angels' opening day starter

Jul. 5, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander Andrew Heaney is expected to make his first opening day start for the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Joe Maddon confirmed his choice Sunday before the Angels' third workout of summer camp. Los Angeles is expected to open the season July 24. The 29-year-old Heaney will be the...

Some K-State athletes protest over student's Floyd tweet

Jul. 5, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas State athletes were among about 100 people who protested this weekend over an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. Those attending the rally in Manhattan, Kansas, on Saturday said the university administration's promise to launch initiatives to...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Nebraska safety Marquel Dismuke (19) celebrates with teammates after recovering a fumble from Maryland running back Javon Leake (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland, in College Park, Md. Nebraska's 24-sport program has about 600 athletes and is one of a handful that makes money. Though a 10% budget cut was announced recently, the program is able to absorb the cost of coronavirus testing, in part because of its affiliation with the university’s medical school.(AP Photo/Will Newton, File)

Coronavirus testing a stress threat for athletic budgets

Jul. 5, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

Coastal Carolina already had one of the smaller athletic budgets in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and that was before a 15% spending cut was ordered because of projected declines in state funding and student fees stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Facing the prospect of having to pay for testing of...