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FILE - This May 26, 2019, file photo shows Simon Pagenaud, of France, celebrating after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis.  The Indy 500 has been rescheduled for Aug. 23, 2020, and won't be run on Memorial Day weekend as scheduled for the first time since its return in 1946. Pagenaud passed Alexander Rossi on the penultimate lap to win last May. That gave Roger Penske his 18th win at Indy on the 50th anniversary of his arrival at the Brickyard and before he became the series and track owner. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

What Would Have Been: Indianapolis 500, MLB scandal series

May. 18, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

The Brickyard and major league ballparks will be quiet during the Memorial Day weekend as most of the sports calendar remains on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. While NASCAR will run its traditional holiday weekend Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (though without spectators), The Associated...

This Date in Baseball

May. 9, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

May 10 1909 - Pitching for Winchester in the Blue Grass League, Fred Toney worked 17 no-hit innings before winning 1-0 over Lexington. 1934 - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees played five innings before removing himself from the game because of illness. By that time, he had two homers, two doubles and seven RBIs...

Red Sox OF Verdugo says he'll be ready for start of season

May. 4, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo said on Monday that he is fully healthy and he will be ready for the season -- if there is one. Verdugo has used the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic to rehab a stress fracture in his spine he already had when Boston acquired him from the Dodgers in...

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts makes a leaping catch on a ball hit by New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu during the eighth inning of a baseball game in New York. With the sports calendar still mostly on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press takes a look at some of the live sporting events that would have taken place the week of May 4-10, 2020, including the season's first meeting between the Red Sox and Yankees, in The Bronx. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

What Would Have Been: Red Sox-Yankees, NHL conference finals

May. 4, 2020 2:03 AM EDT

With the sports calendar still mostly on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press takes a look at some of the live sporting events that would have taken place the week of May 4-10: MLB: The 162-game regular season would have been about one-fourth complete after the Boston Red Sox played this...

FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

The Latest: Former NHL enforcer Laraque tests positive

Apr. 30, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque has tested positive for COVID-19. The 43-year-old Laraque made the announcement on social media Thursday in a post showing him in a hospital gown. “I guess I’m not invincible,...

FILE - In this March 31, 2020, file photo, a statue of Nolan Ryan stands in the empty plaza outside Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The new Texas Rangers ballpark is among possible venues Major League Baseball could use if it decides to start the season with groups of teams in different areas. Among the different plans looked at by Major League Baseball is to use Texas as a mid-American hub. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)

MLB teams offer ticket refunds, credit for games not played

Apr. 29, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox announced ticket refund policies on Wednesday for games not played through May because of the virus outbreak, with some Major League Baseball teams offering plans for cash returns and bonus credit. A day after MLB told clubs they could decide their own ticket refund...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, then-Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora speaks during the Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego. The Boston Red Sox were stripped of their second-round pick in this year’s amateur draft by Major League Baseball for breaking video rules in 2018 and former manager Alex Cora was suspended through the 2020 postseason for his conduct as bench coach with the Houston Astros the previous year. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced his decision Wednesday, April 22, 2020, concluding Red Sox replay system operator J.T. Watkins used in-game video to revise sign sequences provided to players. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Red Sox lose draft pick, Cora banned in sign-stealing scams

Apr. 23, 2020 2:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox escaped severe penalties in Major League Baseball's cheating investigation on Wednesday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred concluding that the 2018 World Series champions' sign-stealing efforts were less egregious than the Astros' when they won it all the previous season....

Red Sox stripped of 2nd-round draft pick for breaking video rules, ex-manager Cora banned through 2020 postseason

Apr. 22, 2020 3:15 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox stripped of 2nd-round draft pick for breaking video rules, ex-manager Cora banned through 2020 postseason.
Pedestrians, wearing masks due to the coronavirus outbreak, walk down Boylston Street in Boston, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Massachusetts passes grim milestone of 1,000 virus deaths

Apr. 15, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has surged past 1,000 deaths as the state struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Wednesday. The state Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that 1,108 people have died — including 151 who died in the past 24 hours — making it the...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Steve Pearce celebrates after his home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 4 of the World Series baseball game in Los Angeles. Steve Pearce, the career journeyman who broke loose to become the unlikely MVP of the 2018 World Series, says he’s done playing after an injury-plagued season for the Boston Red Sox. Pearce made the announcement Monday, April 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Former World Series MVP Pearce retires, injured most of 2019

Apr. 14, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Steve Pearce, the career journeyman who broke loose to become the unlikely MVP of the 2018 World Series, says he’s done playing after an injury-plagued season for the Boston Red Sox. “You know what? It has been a good run. I have 10 years in there. Right now I am officially...