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Ricardo Zapata, left, a photographer for the Los Angeles Angels, has his temperature taken by Sarah Morris before entering Angels Stadium for baseball practice on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. New protocols like temperature checks, social distancing, and limiting amount of people allowed in sports venues have been put in place due to the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Latest: Washington Nationals resume training camp

Jul. 7, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals have resumed training camp after canceling workouts Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays. General manager Mike Rizzo said the team felt confident about getting back to...

Penny Taylor steps away from Phoenix assistant coach job

Jul. 6, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Phoenix Mercury assistant coach Penny Taylor is stepping away to focus on being a full-time mother, the team announced Monday. Taylor, who married Mercury star Diana Taurasi in 2017, played 10 seasons for the Mercury from 2004-16 before retiring. She and Taurasi have a 2-year old son, Leo....

WNBA players to spotlight Breonna Taylor on jerseys

Jul. 6, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA players will wear uniforms for the opening weekend of the season featuring Breonna Taylor's name when the league begins play later this month. Players will also wear warmup shirts that read “Black Lives Matter” on the front and “Say Her Name” on the back...

Milwaukee Brewers during a practice session Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Latest: NHL, union reach tentative return-to-play deal

Jul. 6, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association have reached a tentative agreement to return to play this season and extend the collective bargaining agreement. The four-year extension of the CBA finalized Monday,...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault, right, gestures against the Las Vegas Aces during the second half of Game 1 of a WNBA playoff basketball series in Washington. Thibault knows that he could be at higher risk for severe illness if he gets the coronavirus because of his age. The 69-year-old coach didn't hesitate about going down to Florida with his team Monday, July 6, 2020, to prepare for the upcoming WNBA season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Most of WNBA's older coaches OK with Florida virus risk

Jul. 6, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Thibault knows he could be at higher risk for severe illness if he gets the coronavirus because of his age. The 69-year-old Washington Mystics coach didn't hesitate about going down to Florida with his team Monday to prepare for the virus-delayed WNBA season. “There’s no...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Las Vegas Aces' Liz Cambage shoots against Washington Mystics' LaToya Sanders during the first half of Game 4 of a WNBA playoff basketball series in Las Vegas. All-Star center Cambage is expected to miss the upcoming 2020 WNBA season for health reasons, according to her agent. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Agent: Cambage expected out; severe risk if she gets virus

Jul. 4, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas Aces All-Star center Liz Cambage is expected to miss the upcoming WNBA season for health reasons, according to her agent. “In the evaluation of Liz Cambage's health and pre-existing risk factors with her team doctor, we believe her to be at high-risk for severe illness if...

FILE - In this March 31, 2009, file photo, Connecticut guard Renee Montgomery brings the ball up during the second half of a women's NCAA college basketball tournament regional final against Arizona State in Trenton, N.J. At rear is Connecticut coach Gene Auriemma. Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. The Atlanta Dream guards admit they weren't sure why she couldn't continue keep playing at the same time. Now they have a better understanding. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

Jul. 2, 2020 2:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. The Atlanta Dream guards admit they weren't sure why she couldn't continue playing at the...

Sky F Lavender has foot surgery, will miss 2020 season

Jun. 30, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Sky forward Jantel Lavender is recovering after surgery on a broken bone in her left foot. The team announced Lavender had the procedure on the fifth metatarsal in the foot on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Lavender, who has averaged 8.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in 288 games over nine...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announces a new executive order in response to the rising COVID-19 cases in the state, during a news conference in Phoenix on Monday, June 29, 2020. The governor ordered bars, nightclubs and water parks to close again for at least a month starting Monday night — a dramatic about-face as coronavirus cases surge in the Sunbelt. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Nets' DeAndre Jordan says he has coronavirus

Jun. 29, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ DeAndre Jordan says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and won’t be joining the Brooklyn Nets in Florida when the NBA season resumes. Jordan announced his status on Twitter, hours after fellow Nets player Spencer...

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes to sit out 2020 season

Jun. 29, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Dan Hughes will not coach the Seattle Storm during the 2020 WNBA season over concerns about his risk for severe illness if he were to contract COVID-19, the team said Monday. The decision was made following a medical assessment by the league and in consultation with Hughes’ primary...