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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: 3rd Avalanche player test positive, 8th in NHL

Apr. 7, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An eighth NHL player has tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced Tuesday that a third player from the Colorado Avalanche has the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The league says the player is in self-isolation...

An order of play sign in the grounds of Wimbledon as it is announced that the Wimbledon tennis Championships 2020 has been cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus, in London, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Tennis tours coordinating possible post-virus rescheduling

Apr. 6, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

The men’s and women’s professional tennis tours are examining contingency plans for post-coronavirus rescheduling, including the possibility of pushing back the end of the 2020 season. The heads of the WTA and ATP said Monday their groups are working together on ways to assemble a new calendar....

One of the main public entrances to All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet club with the statue of former winner of the Wimbledon tennis championships Fred Perry in the background as the tennis Wimbledon tennis Championships 2020 has been cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus, it has announced in London, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII

Apr. 1, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

For the first time in its nearly century-and-a-half history, Wimbledon was canceled for a reason other than war, scrapped in 2020 on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic. With Britain under a nationwide lockdown, the All England Club announced its decision to call off its storied two-week grass-court...

FILE - In this June 7, 2019, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal grimaces after scoring against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. The French Open has been postponed because of the coronavirus. The French Tennis Federation announced Tuesday, March 17, 2020, that the clay-court event will run from Sept. 20 to Oct. 4. Main draw competition was supposed to start on May 24. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Virus forces French Open delay; US Open switch 'possibility'

Mar. 17, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

The French Open was postponed for about four months because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting from May to September and juggling the tennis calendar. The French tennis federation said Tuesday it will hold its 15-day clay-court event at Roland Garros in Paris from Sept. 20 to Oct. 4, instead of May 24 to June...

FILE - In this Monday, March 11, 2019, file photo, Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, walks off the court during a rain break in his match against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. The BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, set to begin Wednesday, March 11, 2020, has been postponed after a case of coronavirus was confirmed in the Coachella Valley. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Indian Wells tennis postponed after coronavirus confirmed

Mar. 9, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

The BNP Paribas Open, the near-major tennis tournament set to begin this week in the California desert, won't be played as scheduled after a case of coronavirus was confirmed in the Coachella Valley. It's the largest U.S. sporting event to be called off over concerns about the spread of the disease. The South by...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, uses a towel after he plays a point against Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, during their ATP World Tour singles tennis match at O2 Arena in London. Tennis players at the BNP Paribas Open that starts next week will have to manage their own towels on court and ball kids will wear gloves while working matches at the combined men's and women's tournament in the Southern California desert. The measures were announced Friday, March 6, 2020, by tournament organizers, who are offering fans uneasy about the coronavirus a refund for this year's event or a credit for next year. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Ball kids to wear gloves, not touch towels at Indian Wells

Mar. 6, 2020 5:48 PM EST

Tennis players at the BNP Paribas Open that starts next week will have to manage their own towels on court and ball kids will wear gloves while working matches at the combined men's and women's tournament in the Southern California desert. The measures were announced Friday by tournament organizers, who are...

FILE - In this Jule 7, 2014, file photo, Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Romania's Simona Halep during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Sharapova is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1. She has been dealing with shoulder problems for years. In an essay written for Vanity Fair and Vogue about her decision to walk away from the sport, posted online Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Sharapova asks: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?” (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

Sharapova retires from tennis at age 32 with 5 Slam titles

Feb. 26, 2020 2:20 PM EST

Maria Sharapova was a transcendent star in tennis from the time she was a teenager, someone whose grit and groundstrokes earned her a career Grand Slam and whose off-court success included millions of dollars more in endorsement deals than prize money. And yet, Sharapova walked away from her sport rather quietly...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2006, file photo, Maria Sharapova, the U.S. Open tennis women's singles champion, poses with her trophy in New York. Sharapova is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1. She has been dealing with shoulder problems for years. In an essay written for Vanity Fair and Vogue about her decision to walk away from the sport, posted online Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Sharapova asks: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?” (AP Photo/Osamu Honda, File)

Sharapova's time in tennis: teen titles, career Slam, ban

Feb. 26, 2020 12:27 PM EST

Maria Sharapova, who retired Wednesday at age 32, was a star on and off the tennis court, reaching No. 1 in the rankings, winning five Grand Slam titles and making millions of dollars in endorsement deals. Here is a look at some key moments: 1987 Born on April 19 in Nyagan, Russia. Started playing tennis at 4....

United States' Bethanie Mattek-Sands leaps toward Sofia Kenin after they defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova during the doubles match in a Fed Cup tennis qualifying tie to advance the U.S. team Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

US advances to Fed Cup Finals after doubles win over Latvia

Feb. 9, 2020 2:46 AM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin was hoping not to have to take the court again after falling short in her singles match. After Serena Williams was defeated for the first time in a Fed Cup singles match, it was left to Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands to get the United States into...