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A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

The Latest: UEFA cancels men's soccer under-19 Euros

Oct. 20, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UEFA has called off the under-19 European Championship in men’s soccer that was twice postponed and pushed into 2021. Europe's governing soccer body says the cancellation in Northern Ireland is “due to the current...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Henson, who has spoken publicly about her struggles with anxiety and depression, was named Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, as the latest recipient of the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation's Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion for her work to end the stigma around mental illness. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson hailed for mental health work

Oct. 8, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson has enjoyed wealth, celebrity, a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But behind the scenes, she's battled anxiety and depression. On Thursday, the 50-year-old actress and filmmaker — who has spoken publicly and powerfully about her private...

9 cities to host swimming's US Open in November

Oct. 6, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Nine cities will host the U.S. Open in November, allowing over 1,800 swimmers to compete, with results from each location combined by USA Swimming. The national governing body said Tuesday that instead of the usual 700 to 800 swimmers competing in one location, the event on...

FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta answers questions during a news conference in Iowa City, Iowa. Members of the University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team sued the school Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, arguing that a decision to eliminate their program violates a landmark gender equity law. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced last month that men's and women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and men's gymnastics would be cut after this school year. (Joseph Cress//Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP, File)

Bias suit seeks to block Iowa from cutting women's swim team

Sep. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Members of the University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team filed a legal complaint against the school Friday, arguing that a decision to eliminate their program violates a landmark gender equity law. The complaint argues that Iowa is not offering equal opportunities for...

USA Swimming plans return to in-person meet in November

Sep. 25, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Swimming is remaking its national events for the rest of the year, including launching a virtual competition to recognize top performances before returning to in-person competition in November. Meets scheduled in Southern California, Virginia and Georgia over the last...

A video screen shows Cathy Freeman lighting the Olympic Cauldron as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Freeman, who lit the cauldron at the original opening ceremony and won the 400-meter race at the track in one of the country's all-time great sporting moments, said it was a wonderful gesture to have

Thorpe, Freeman celebrate 20-year Sydney Games anniversary

Sep. 14, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

Australians have such fond memories of the Sydney Olympics that officials brought back star athletes such as Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe to help celebrate the 20th anniversary. For good measure, they even re-lit the cauldron at Sydney Olympic Park. Freeman — by video link in Victoria state — and...

FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), attends an interview after the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bach suggested that the Tokyo Olympics are a moving target. (Denis Balibouse/Keystone via AP, File)

Tokyo Olympic Q&A: Few answers yet with about 300 days to go

Sep. 11, 2020 5:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The postponed Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to open in just over 310 days. But if you're looking for answers about how they'll look — or how the International Olympic Committee and local organizers will pull it off in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — you'll be disappointed....

FILE - Clemson tight end Braden Galloway runs against LSU during the first half of the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. Galloway is seeing shorter lines at fast-food restaurants and fewer people around campus after Clemson started the fall semester with online-only undergraduate classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

For ACC campuses, replicating pro-sports bubbles a challenge

Sep. 9, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Braden Galloway is seeing shorter lines at fast-food restaurants and fewer people around campus after Clemson started the fall semester with online-only undergraduate classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. “As far as parking spots,” the Tigers' tight end quipped,...

Asian students decry elimination of 5 sports at Dartmouth

Aug. 27, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

Dartmouth College has insisted that eliminating five sports is mostly about saving money but some Asian athletes claim the cuts were possibly discriminatory and serve to “perpetuate anti-Asian prejudices.” The school in July announced that it was getting rid of men’s and women’s...