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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, UFC President Dana White speaks at a news conference in New York. UFC 249 has been canceled after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped White's plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic. After defiantly vowing for weeks to maintain a regular schedule of fights, White announced the decision to cease competition Thursday, April 9, on ESPN, the UFC's broadcast partner. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

UFC 249 canceled after ESPN, Disney halt promotion's plans

Apr. 9, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UFC 249 was canceled Thursday after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White’s plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic. After defiantly vowing for weeks to maintain a regular schedule of fights while the rest of the sports world halted, White...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo Rich Eisen talks to guests at the NFLN Super Bowl LII media party in Minneapolis. Eisen's weekday talk show will have a new home for the next two months. NBC Sports Network announced on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 that “The Rich Eisen Show” will air on the channel beginning Monday at 1 p.m. ET. That will be the last two hours of the show, which begins at noon on a network of national radio affiliates, including Sirius/XM, as well as on PodcastOne.  (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis, file)

Rich Eisen's show to begin 2-month run on NBCSN

Apr. 9, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

Rich Eisen's weekday talk show will have a new home for the next two months. NBC Sports Network announced Thursday that “The Rich Eisen Show” will air on the channel beginning Monday at 1 p.m. EST. That will be the last two hours of the show, which begins at noon on a network of national radio...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the game ball after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass. Brady was selected to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced Monday, April 6, 2020, by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Brady: It was 'just time' to leave Pats for new challenge

Apr. 9, 2020 3:26 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady entered his final season in New England with a strong inkling that it would be his last with the Patriots. The six-time Super Bowl champion who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency last month said Wednesday on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern...

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, file photo, while being interviewed by broadcaster Jim Nantz, left, Phil Mickelson holds up a silver dollar that belonged to his grandfather during an awards ceremony on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Nantz has worked the Final Four and Masters for the last 34 years and is missing them in 2020 because of the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Jim Nantz adjusting to not calling Final Four, Masters

Apr. 9, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

Jim Nantz couldn't figure out why he was getting text messages from friends about the 1986 Masters, unaware it was the first of eight Masters being shown during a second week in April unlike any other. That was his first Masters for CBS Sports. “And there's no doubt about it. The Bear has come out of...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 file photo, The main entrance in front of Chase Field is devoid of activity in Phoenix. Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday, April 6, 2020 during a call among five top officials from MLB and the players' association that was led by Commissioner Rob Manfred, people familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Players, managers intrigued by MLB's all-Arizona option

Apr. 7, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

Boston’s Chris Sale, out for the season following Tommy John surgery, thought about the prospect of his teammates sequestered in the Phoenix area for an extended period if Major League Baseball and its players adopt an all-Arizona start to the season. “I don’t know if I could look at my kids...

FILE - In this April 6, 2017, file photo, Trevor Immelman of South Africa, hits from a bunker on the second hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Immelman has been named International captain for the 2021 Presidents Cup matches in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Immelman has big shoes to fill as Presidents Cup captain

Apr. 7, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

Trevor Immelman of South Africa has big shoes to fill as the next International captain for the Presidents Cup, and that goes beyond a figure of speech. Immelman was introduced Tuesday as the seventh player — and third South African — to be captain of a team cobbled together from every country...

US prosecutors allege bribes in 2018, 2022 World Cup votes

Apr. 7, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022...

FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray embraces NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Arizona Cardinals selected Murray in the first round at the NFL football draft in Nashville, Tenn. NFL vice president Troy Vincent has sent a letter to several prospects inviting them to participate “live” in the NFL draft in three weeks. In recent drafts, first-round selections were announced by Commissioner Goodell. Then followed hugs involving players and Goodell — some of them comical — and photo sessions with the players wearing team ball caps or even showing off team jerseys. This year, with all public events at the planned site of Las Vegas canceled and the draft set to proceed remotely, players will likely be at their homes when their names are called. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Latest: 3 Rangers minor leaguers in self-isolation

Apr. 6, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Three minor league players in the Texas Rangers organization are in self-isolation after exhibiting symptoms consistent with the new coronavirus. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that two of the three players had...

William Byron celebrates after winning the second of the two NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying auto races at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Byron wins virtual Bristol; Bubba 'rage quits' early in race

Apr. 5, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — William Byron led the most laps in NASCAR's first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills. The third time out, he got the win. Byron easily won the iRacing event Sunday at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR would have been really racing before the...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2006 file photo, Honduras' former President Rafael Leonardo Callejas speaks to the press in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Callejas, who was convicted in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal, died in the United States in an Atlanta prison on Saturday, April 4, 2020. He was 76.  (AP Photo/Edgard Garrido, File)

Ex-Honduran leader caught in FIFA scandal dies in U.S.

Apr. 4, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former president of Honduras who was convicted in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal died in the United States on Saturday. Rafael Callejas governed Honduras from 1990 to 1994, but he was better known for soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in the wide-ranging FIFA...