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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2016 file photo, Kim Taylor, left, and her husband James Taylor appear at the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. The couple have donated $1 million to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to help with its battle against the spread of the new coronavirus. The gift, announced Tuesday, March 24, 2020, will help the hospital direct resources where the need is greatest, the hospital said in a statement. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

James Taylor and his wife donate $1M to Boston hospital

Mar. 25, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...

A visitor wearing a face mask stands near the Olympic rings at Tokyo's Odaiba district Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Australia cancels track championships for 2020

Mar. 25, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in a bid to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes a day after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to...

Manchester United's Odion Ighalo celebrates after the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Manchester United won 2-0. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Old Trafford euphoric again as United completes derby double

Mar. 8, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The euphoric roars as fans leaped from their Old Trafford seats took Ole Gunnar Solskjær back to the Alex Ferguson era. Back to when Manchester United's supremacy over its neighbor was undisputed. Back to when Solskjær was playing under the managerial great rather than...

Manchester United's Scott McTominay celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Man United toasts 1st derby double over City in a decade

Mar. 8, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United completed a Premier League derby double over Manchester City for the first time in a decade on Sunday with a 2-0 victory aided by goalkeeping blunders. A canny set piece created the opener on the half-hour, with Bruno Fernandes chipping a free kick to Anthony...

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, left, scores his side's first goal during the League Cup soccer match final between Aston Villa and Manchester City, at Wembley stadium, in London, England, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Man City beats Aston Villa 2-1, wins 3rd straight League Cup

Mar. 1, 2020 6:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City won the League Cup for a third consecutive season by beating Aston Villa 2-1 on Sunday, providing the club with a moment of celebration as it fights to protect its reputation off the field. City looked to be cruising to victory when Sergio Agüero and Rodri scored in the...

Manchester City players celebrate winning the League Cup soccer match final with a 2-1 score against Aston Villa, at Wembley stadium, in London, England, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)

Man City keeps winning trophies amid bigger off-field fight

Mar. 1, 2020 3:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Even as the investigations continue into how Manchester City's squad was funded, its ability to collect trophies is undisputed. Particularly the League Cup. It's only the secondary cup competition but it is the first major piece of silverware handed out each season in England. And for the...

A Bulgarian soccer team Ludogorets staffer disinfects his hands on a coach bus heading to the San Siro stadium Milan, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Ludogorets is playing Italian club Inter Milan in a Europa League soccer match on Thursday that is scheduled to go ahead in an empty stadium due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Infantino: Soccer without fans no long-term virus solution

Feb. 28, 2020 12:11 PM EST

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — Playing soccer matches in the long term without fans is unsustainable, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday as a fast-spreading new virus caused havoc with sporting events. For the second successive weekend, some matches in Italy — including one between...

Lionel Messi del Barcelona celebra tras anotar el primer tanto del cuadro en el partido de La Liga Española contra el Eibar, en Barcelona, el sábado 22 de febrero de 2020. (AP Foto/Joan Monfort)

Messi restores peace at Barca; Madrid in slump before City

Feb. 24, 2020 12:12 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi demanded that Barcelona settle its inner turmoil and regain the focus needed for a successful title run. Then he backed up that talk with action. Messi scored four times to lead a 5-0 win over Eibar on Saturday, a victory that gave Barcelona the lead in the Spanish...

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard celebrates his team winning their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur in London, England, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Vital win for Chelsea as VAR calls take center stage again

Feb. 22, 2020 4:15 PM EST

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard made all the rightcallsto mastermind another win overhis old coachJose Mourinho and strike a significant blow in the bunched race for Champions League qualification. Yet, it was a slew of contentious decisionsby video assistant referees which caused the biggest fuss in the English...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, controls the ball under pressure from Getafe's Mauro Arambarri during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Getafe at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/G.Garin)

Messi demands calm after chaotic 2 months for Barcelona

Feb. 20, 2020 3:16 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona has been hit recently by a series of setbacks on the field and conflicts inside the club. And Lionel Messi has had enough of it. “We have only had problem after problem since January. What we need is some calm and to think about soccer, to think about the games, and...