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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the New England Patriots customized Boeing 767 jet rests on the tarmac at T.F. Green Airport, in Warwick, R.I. The Patriots private team plane is expected to land in Boston on Thursday, April 2, 2020, returning from China with more than one million masks to help control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

Apr. 2, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot be...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Simone Biles of the United States gets ready to perform on the uneven bars in the women's all-around final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Biles is pressing on to the 2021 Olympics. While she's confident her body will be fine next summer, she is concerned about the mental toll of another year of training.  (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, Fle)

Simone Biles on 2021 Olympics: 'Nothing is set in stone'

Apr. 1, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

There's a large whiteboard calendar on a wall inside the massive gym owned by Simone Biles' family that outlines every major gymnastics event of the year, the 2020 Olympics included. When the Tokyo Games were officially postponed to the summer of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the reigning Olympic...

U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring against Canada during the second half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. The U.S. won 3-0. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Visa extends athlete sponsorship to 2021 after Olympic delay

Mar. 29, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

Visa has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed, providing some financial certainty amid the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The credit card giant's Team Visa scheme features 96 athletes across 27...

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 file photo, Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina acknowledges the audience after her routine on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chusovitina had considered retirement before but chose to carry on before qualifying for her eighth Olympics β€” breaking her own record in the sport. This time around, the 1992 gold medalist said Tokyo will be her last Olympics. β€œIt's already good that they have postponed. Everything will calm down and everything will be fine, and I think then the Olympics will go ahead as normal,” said the 44-year-old Chusovitina, who is training in restricted. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)

Record-setting Olympians stretch careers for games in 2021

Mar. 26, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Even if it takes an extra year, Nino Salukvadze will still be aiming for an Olympic record. The Georgian shooter has competed at every Olympics since 1988, where she won a gold medal for the Soviet Union. At the Tokyo Olympics — now postponed until 2021 because of the...

The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

Mar. 23, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Green Bay Packers are establishing funds that will provide $1.5 million to assist efforts to respond to the coronavirus in Brown County, Wisconsin - which includes Green Bay - and the Milwaukee area. The $1 million Packers...

A man stands in front of a countdown display for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Monday, March 23, 2020. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that a postponement of the crown jewel of the sporting world could be unavoidable. Canada and Australia then added to the immense pressure that has been steadily mounting on organizers by suggesting that they wouldn't send athletes to Tokyo this summer. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

USA Gymnastics among growing chorus asking for Olympic delay

Mar. 23, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

Add USA Gymnastics to the growing chorus of high-profile organizations asking for the 2020 Olympics to be delayed. President Li Li Leung said Monday that a majority of senior national team members indicated in an anonymous survey that they would prefer the games be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. USA...

Snow falls on the Olympic rings near the New National Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

A look at the status of Olympic qualifying events

Mar. 18, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

As the IOC attempts to keep the 2020 Olympics on schedule, many of the events that determine who would compete in Tokyo have been postponed or canceled. Here is the status of U.S. or world qualifying in many of the Olympic disciplines: ATHLETICS The U.S. Olympic track and field trials are still scheduled for June...

The Latest: Baylor coach Drew focused on players, not missed Ntourney

Mar. 18, 2020 7:57 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): ___ 7:30 p.m. Baylor coach Scott Drew says his focus since the NCAA Tournament was canceled has been on taking care of his players, not about what might have been for the Bears on the court. “Making sure they're...

Toshiro Muto, CEO of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, listens to reporters' questions during a news conference in Tokyo Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Tokyo Olympic organizers are pushing ahead with the Japanese leg of the torch relay that opens on March 26 despite the threat of the spreading coronavirus. Muto said that crowds will not be prohibited from gathering on the roadside. But he asked for restraint and warned the relay could be stopped or delayed. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo Olympic gymnastic test canceled; torch arrives Friday

Mar. 18, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers on Wednesday said a test event in gymnastics set for April 4-5 has been canceled. Organizers say the Japan Gymnastics Association called off the Artistic Gymnastics All-Around World Cup, which was also being organized by FIG, the world governing body of the sport....

The Latest: 2 Madison Square Garden boxing cards called off

Mar. 12, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 10 p.m. Two boxing cards at Madison Square Garden have been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. A few hours after announcing the fights would proceed without crowds, promoter Bob Arum said Thursday they are off...