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In this photo taken on Friday, March 27, 2020, a fan of Belshina Bobruisk team cheers during the Belarus Championship soccer match between Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino and Belshina Bobruisk in the town of Zhodino, Belarus. Longtime Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is proudly keeping soccer and hockey arenas open even though most sports around the world have shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. 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/Sergei Grits)

Sports make political point for Belarus amid virus outbreak

Mar. 30, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — With most sports around the world shutting down because of the coronavirus pandemic, longtime Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is proudly keeping soccer and hockey arenas open. The Eastern European nation of nearly 9.5 million even started a whole new soccer season this month...

Horses run in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park in front of empty stands, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Arcadia, Calif. While most of the sports world is idled by the coronavirus pandemic, horse racing runs on. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Horse racing grapples with risks of running during pandemic

Mar. 20, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

Horse racing is quickly learning it is not totally immune to the effects the coronavirus pandemic has had on other sports, and now it's grappling with the risks of continuing operations. The Louisiana Derby for now is still set for Saturday, the world's richest day of races is scheduled to go on in late March in...

FILE - In this June 9, 1945, file photo, Hoop Jr. leads by a length during the 71st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. This year is the first time the Derby won't be held on the first Saturday in May since 1945, when it was run June 9. Churchill Downs postponed the opening leg of the Triple Crown from May 2 to Sept. 5, due to concern over the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc with the world's sports calendar. (AP Photo/File)

Through wars and world turmoil, Kentucky Derby runs on

Mar. 18, 2020 2:08 AM EDT

The Great Depression and World War I and World War II didn't stop the Kentucky Derby, a race that has been run without interruption since it began in 1875. But for the first time in 75 years, it will miss the month of May. Churchill Downs postponed the opening leg of the Triple Crown from May 2 to Sept. 5, due...

This March 12, 2020 shows a sports betting ticket at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J. where all five games that were bet on were canceled due to coronavirus precautions. Most professional and college sports events in the U.S. have been suspended or delayed, leaving little to bet on. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Virus-related sports cancellations leave little to bet on

Mar. 12, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There's still darts. Or New Zealand cricket. The fast-spreading coronavirus has led to an unprecedented slew of cancellations or suspensions of most major professional and college sports events in the U.S., particularly within the last 48 hours. Baseball, basketball, hockey, pro...

The national office of the NCAA in Indianapolis is shown Thursday, March 12, 2020. The NCAA canceled the men's and women's Division I basketball tournaments amid coronavirus fears on Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

March Madness: NCAA Tournaments canceled due to coronavirus

Mar. 12, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

March Madness came to a screeching halt before a bracket could even be filled out. The NCAA canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments Thursday because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned. The unprecedented move comes a...

FILE - In this March 9, 2019 file photo Kristy Berington waits on the Innoko River for her sister, Anna Berington, after they both left Shageluk, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Nearly 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) of unforgiving terrain, doused in deep snow this year, await them as they cross two mountain ranges, travel on the frozen Yukon River and navigate the treacherous and wind-whipped Bering Sea coast to old Gold Rush town of Nome. The winner is expected there about 10 or 11 days after the start. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP,File)

Iditarod looks for relevance as race across Alaska starts

Mar. 7, 2020 6:29 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — When 57 mushers line up Sunday for the official start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, it will be the second-smallest field in the past two decades. Only last year’s field of 52 was smaller. Interest in the world’s most famous sled dog race has waned in recent...

An ad for the American Gaming Association is seen tested on a screen after an NHL hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Washington. The gambling industry is launching a campaign to urge sports bettors to wager responsibly, including setting and sticking to a budget, and learning thoroughly about anything on which they make a bet. The gaming association on Thursday launched its

Gambling industry urges sports bettors to wager responsibly

Mar. 5, 2020 9:24 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The gambling industry is launching a campaign to urge sports bettors to wager responsibly, including setting and sticking to a budget, and learning thoroughly about anything on which they make a bet. The American Gaming Association on Thursday launched its “Have A Game...

Man charged with threatening Rays players, other athletes

Mar. 4, 2020 11:07 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A New York sports gambler is facing federal charges in Florida related to threatening social media messages sent to players with the Tampa Bay Rays and other teams, federal authorities said Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa announced a charge of transmitting threats in...

Vincent DelGiudice, right, along with his attorney, Carolyn Gurland, walk out of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, Wednesday morning, March 4, 2020. Federal prosecutors say DelGiudice is among 10 people charged with operating an offshore sports gambling business. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Brian Urlacher's brother pleads not guilty in gambling case

Mar. 4, 2020 6:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Casey Urlacher, the brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges alleging he was part of an offshore sports gambling business. Urlacher, the mayor of the suburban Chicago village of Mettawa, entered his plea with nine...

A man walks past an advertisement for online betting on the outside of a betting shop in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Spain’s government has announced plans to restrict advertising for on-line betting houses on the Internet, television, and during sporting events. The government said Friday that the law would be the most restrictive in the European Union. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Spain to severely restrict advertising for on-line betting

Feb. 21, 2020 11:16 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government announced plans Friday for what it said would be the toughest legislation in the European Union on restricting advertising for on-line betting houses. Advertising for betting, above all for sports bets, has grown rapidly in Spain in recent years and dominates...