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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2015, file photo, Aric Almirola heads for the track during a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing practice session at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. When it resumes this Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Darlington, drivers will have their temperature taken as they enter the track and they will be wearing masks as they leave their isolated motorhomes and make their way to their cars. There will be no fans. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

NASCAR plans to race its way through the South in June

May. 14, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It will be a summer in the South for NASCAR: The stock car series announced Thursday it will stick to Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Florida and Alabama for June races — all of them without fans. NASCAR has now set plans for 20 races — including nine in the elite Cup...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, William Byron celebrates after winning the second of the two NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying auto races at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Byron won his second consecutive NASCAR virtual race Sunday, April 19, 2020, by holding off Timmy Hill — the driver who moved him out of the way to win an earlier iRacing event — in a race finally low on dramatics. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Byron wins 2nd NASCAR virtual race in a drama-free event

Apr. 19, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nobody did anything to get fired or lose a sponsor in this week's edition of NASCAR virtual racing. William Byron won his second consecutive NASCAR virtual race on Sunday by holding off Timmy Hill — the driver who moved him out of the way to win an earlier iRacing event...

A man walks his dogs along the River Mersey on New Brighton Beach in Liverpool, England, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, Saturday April 11, 2020. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. ( / PA via AP)

The Latest: Challenger Pichot wants rugby 'realignment'

Apr. 12, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Bill Beaumont is facing a late challenge to his bid for re-election as World Rugby chairman from his current vice chairman. Former Argentina and Bristol captain Agustin Pichot tweeted he was running against Beaumont for the role...