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The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

FILE - In this July 26, 2016, file photo, journalists gather in front of Tsukui Yamayuri-en, a facility for the handicapped where a former care home employee killed disabled people, in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo. The Yokohama District Court sentenced Satoshi Uematsu, 30, to death Monday, March 16, 2020, for killing 19 disabled people and injuring 24 others four years ago in the deadliest mass attack in postwar Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Worker at Japan care home sentenced to hang for mass killing

Mar. 16, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Monday sentenced a former care home employee to hang for knifing to death 19 disabled people and injuring two dozen others in the deadliest mass attack in post World War II Japan. The Yokohama District Court convicted Satoshi Uematsu of the killings and of injuring 24...

Wire fencing is shown in front of the Grand Princess cruise ship, which carried multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, docked at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Princess Cruises suspending global operations for 60 days

Mar. 12, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Princess Cruises, which had one of its ships quarantined off the coast of Japan last month, is suspending global operations through early May because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cruise line, which is part of Carnival Corp., said Thursday that 18 cruise ships will cease voyages that were...

Japan-Australia softball game to open Olympics

Mar. 11, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

The softball team of host Japan is scheduled to play the first game of the Olympics when it meets Australia on July 22 at Fukushima, about 180 miles northeast of Tokyo. The top-ranked United States will play No. 9 Italy in the second game of a tripleheader, followed by a Mexico-Canada matchup, Olympic organizers...

Baseball's final Olympic qualifying event postponed to June

Mar. 2, 2020 1:18 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Baseball's final qualifying event for the Tokyo Olympics has been postponed from April to June because of concerns over the virus outbreak that has infected nearly 89,000 people and caused more than 3,000 deaths, mostly in China. The World Baseball Softball Conference announced Monday...

FILE- In this Feb. 10, 2020 file photo, journalists work near the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship sitting at the Yokohama Port, Yokohama, Japan. The last group of about 130 crew members got off the Diamond Princess on Sunday, vacating the contaminated cruise ship and ending Japan's much criticized quarantine that left more than one fifth of the ship's original population infected with the new virus. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Last crew members leave cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo

Mar. 1, 2020 8:33 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The last group of about 130 crew members got off the Diamond Princess on Sunday, vacating the contaminated cruise ship and ending Japan's much criticized quarantine that left more than one fifth of the ship's original population infected with the new virus. Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu...

In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, photo,  Japan's Emperor Naruhito speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, ahead of his 60th birthday on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Naruhito offered his sympathy to those affected by the new virus that emerged in China and said he hopes to see the outbreak contained soon. Birthday celebration plans had called for him to wave from the palace balcony to tens of thousands of well-wishers, but they were canceled as a precautionary anti-infection measure. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)

Japan emperor's 60th birthday overshadowed by virus fears

Feb. 22, 2020 10:07 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Naruhito, marking his 60th birthday, offered his sympathy to those affected by the new virus, as concerns over infections forced the traditional gathering of tens of thousands of well-wishers outside the royal palace to be canceled. Sunday's birthday is a special one for...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, people wearing masks sit in front of a countdown clock for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics open in exactly five months on July 24. But the fast-spreading coronavirus from China is making Tokyo organizers very anxious. Three deaths have been reported in Japan with more than 700 cases, more than 600 from a cruise ship that docked in Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Q&A: Things to know about Tokyo Olympics and spreading virus

Feb. 22, 2020 9:54 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics open in five months on July 24. The Paralympics open on Aug. 25. But the fast-spreading coronavirus from China is making Tokyo organizers very anxious. Three deaths have been reported in Japan with more than 700 cases - over 600 from a cruise ship that was docked in...

A protester, who planned to stop buses carrying passengers evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, kindles a fire outside Novi Sarzhany, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Several hundred residents in Ukraine's Poltava region protested to stop officials from quarantining the evacuees in their village because they feared becoming infected. Demonstrators put up road blocks and burned tires, while Ukrainian media reported that there were clashes with police, and more than 10 people were detained. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukrainians hurl stones at evacuees from China

Feb. 20, 2020 9:38 PM EST

NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposing the move hurled stones at the evacuees and clashed with police. Officials deplored the violence and the country's health...

Government agencies gather beside buses to be used to take evacuees to a quarantine facility after arriving in Darwin, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The evacuees have travelled from Japan after being stranded on the cruise ship Diamond Princess. (Helen Orr/AAP Image via AP)

Australian evacuees from virus-hit ship begin 2nd quarantine

Feb. 20, 2020 3:17 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Around 180 Australians evacuated from a virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan arrived Thursday in the city of Darwin to begin a second quarantine period. The former cruise ship passengers will spend the next two weeks in a camp facility near the northern Australian city, health officials said....