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Sporting's mascot lion waves from the empty stands during the Portuguese League soccer match between Sporting CP and Pacos de Ferreira at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, June 12, 2020. The Portuguese League soccer matches are being played without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Antonio Cotrim/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Baseball Hall of Fame to reopen Friday

Jun. 24, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is preparing to reopen on Friday, in accordance with New York state’s phased plan. The use of face masks for all staff and guests will be required, and free single-use masks...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, football fans toss footballs on the lawn outside the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Pro Football Hall of Fame will reopen Wednesday, June 10, 2020, after nearly a three-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Sports halls of fame plan to reopen, with changes

Jun. 11, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

Like other businesses, sports halls of fame are planning to reopen with new cleaning and other procedures to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. A look at some of their plans: ___ World Golf Hall of Fame St. Augustine, Florida Reopened: May 18 What’s changed: Guests are given a Hall of Fame stylus...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is seen in Springfield, Mass. As part of a $22 million, court-to-rafters renovation, the Basketball Hall of Fame installed enough new touch screens to tell the story of every person enshrined on its dome of honor. But before it could unveil the improvements, the coronavirus outbreak hit, turning

Hands Off! Halls of fame adapt to coronavirus concerns

Jun. 11, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

As part of a $22 million, court-to-dome renovation, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame replaced the static plaques honoring inductees with touch screens that display videos and career highlights. Another exhibit allows visitors to put their hands inside an impression of Kevin Durant's, to compare...