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A visitor wearing a face mask stands near the Olympic rings at Tokyo's Odaiba district Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Australia cancels track championships for 2020

Mar. 25, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in a bid to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes a day after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to...

The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

Mar. 23, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Green Bay Packers are establishing funds that will provide $1.5 million to assist efforts to respond to the coronavirus in Brown County, Wisconsin - which includes Green Bay - and the Milwaukee area. The $1 million Packers...

A man stands in front of a countdown display for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Monday, March 23, 2020. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that a postponement of the crown jewel of the sporting world could be unavoidable. Canada and Australia then added to the immense pressure that has been steadily mounting on organizers by suggesting that they wouldn't send athletes to Tokyo this summer. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

USA Gymnastics among growing chorus asking for Olympic delay

Mar. 23, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

Add USA Gymnastics to the growing chorus of high-profile organizations asking for the 2020 Olympics to be delayed. President Li Li Leung said Monday that a majority of senior national team members indicated in an anonymous survey that they would prefer the games be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. USA...

FILE - In this March 25, 1965, file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife, Coretta Scott King, lead off the final lap to the state capitol at Montgomery, Ala., as thousands of civil rights marchers joined in the walk to demand voter registration rights for blacks. A new project launched in March 2020 by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University and a coalition of foundations seeks to bring online, interactive lessons about Selma and voting rights to students who are home from school due to the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo, File)

Selma Online offers free civil rights lessons amid virus

Mar. 20, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The first attempt of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, led to police violence against peaceful African American demonstrators. The beatings, known as “Bloody Sunday,” generated anger across the nation 55 years ago this month and prompted...

The Latest: Baylor coach Drew focused on players, not missed Ntourney

Mar. 18, 2020 7:57 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): ___ 7:30 p.m. Baylor coach Scott Drew says his focus since the NCAA Tournament was canceled has been on taking care of his players, not about what might have been for the Bears on the court. “Making sure they're...

Paul Smith's College to be training center for US Biathlon

Mar. 17, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) — Paul Smith’s College in upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains will serve as the eastern education and training center for US Biathlon. The team’s athletes will be able to attend classes on campus and train on the college's new 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) trail network...

A woman wearing a mask walks goes through security at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US airport security officers fear exposure as cases rise

Mar. 16, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least six Transportation Security Administration officers have tested positive for the new coronavirus and dozens were in self-quarantine Monday as the disease takes an increasing toll on an agency critical to the safety of U.S. aviation. TSA said it was providing safety training to...

The Latest: First Bundesliga player tests positive for virus

Mar. 13, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Paderborn defender Luca Kilian is the first Bundesliga player to test positive for the new coronavirus. The club says coach Steffen Baumgart has been cleared but Kilian, who hasn’t played for several...

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Gary Jones, United Auto Workers President, speaks during the opening of their contract talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Auburn Hills, Mich. Federal prosecutors have charged the former president of the United Auto Workers with corruption, Thursday, March 5, 2020,  alleging he conspired with others at the union to embezzle more than $1 million.   Jones quit his post in November 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

'Simple greed': Ex-UAW leader Jones charged with corruption

Mar. 5, 2020 6:15 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday charged the former president of the United Auto Workers with corruption, alleging he plotted with others to embezzle more than $1 million to splurge on private villas, golf outings, boozy meals and horseback rides on beaches. The federal government has been marching...

In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, photo, Richard Butler poses for a portrait in an apartment that a friend is letting him and his fiance live in on Chicago's Southside. From Hawaii to Pennsylvania, states are scrambling to curb the impact of a new Trump administration rule that could cause nearly 700,000 people including Butler to lose food stamp benefits unless they meet certain work, training or school requirements. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Food stamp change fuels anxiety as states try to curb impact

Mar. 4, 2020 12:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Having food stamps offers Richard Butler a stability he’s rarely known in his 25 years. He was in state custody at age 2, spent his teen years at a Chicago boys’ home and jail for burglary, and has since struggled to find a permanent home. The $194 deposited monthly on his...