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Buffalo Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott runs practice form the middle of the field with a mask on during the second day of training camp opened to the media at ADPRO Sports Training Center's outdoor field in Orchard Park, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. P (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News via AP, Pool)

The Latest: 7 on Kansas State football team test positive

Aug. 28, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Seven members of the Kansas State football team have tested positive for COVID-19 in the first outbreak since the Wildcats convened for summer workouts in June. The Wildcats will continue to practice for the season-opener Sept....

File-Participants dance under threatening skies at a gathering to watch the announcement of the 2022 Winter Olympics host city outside the Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as the Birds Nest, in Beijing, Friday, July 31, 2015.  The Olympics are remembered for the stars. That was true in Beijing in 2008, and the stars were Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But Beijing is also storied for its signature venues like the “Bird's Nest” stadium, and the “Water Cube” swimming venue. No Olympics before — or since — have impacted a city the way the Olympics did Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

One question hung over 2008 Games: Would they change China?

Aug. 16, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

One question loomed over the 2008 Beijing Olympics: Would the Games change China? Richard Pound, now the senior member of the International Olympic Committee, wrote about it in his book "Inside the Olympics." “The decision in 2001 to give the games to China was made in the hope of improvement in human...

File-Visitors walk past the National Aquatics Center, known as the Water Cube, on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Olympic Games, in Beijing Friday, Aug. 7, 2009. The Olympics are remembered for the stars. That was true in Beijing in 2008, and the stars were Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But Beijing is also storied for its signature venues like the “Bird's Nest” stadium, and the “Water Cube” swimming venue. No Olympics before — or since — have impacted a city the way the Olympics did Beijing.  (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)

Bird's Nest and Water Cube: Beijing venues were stars, too

Aug. 16, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. ___ The Olympics are remembered for the stars. That was true in Beijing in 2008,...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2004, file photo, the Olympic Rings are shown in flames in a pool of water during the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Olympics return to antiquity at the 2004 Athens Games

Aug. 15, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

When the Olympics returned to Athens in 2004, they also returned to antiquity. The men's and women's marathon races started in the actual town of Marathon, near the ancient battlefield about 26 miles northeast of the capital on the Aegean coast. They finished in central Athens at the Panathenian Stadium, the...

A symbol installed for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on a barge is moved away from its usual spot by tugboats off the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. The five Olympic rings floating on a barge in Tokyo Bay were removed for what is being called “maintenance,” and officials says they will return to greet next year's Games. The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic and are to open on July 23, 2021. The Paralympics follow on Aug. 24. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Australian survey: younger Olympians more willing to protest

Aug. 14, 2020 3:34 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An Australian survey shows a higher proportion of younger Olympians would be prepared to use games venues or medal podiums as a platform for demonstrations. The International Olympic Committee’s Rule 50.2, which forbids demonstrations or political, religious or racial...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 1984, file photo, United States' Edwin Moses jumps a hurdle on his way to winning the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/File)

A red, white and blue Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984

Aug. 10, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. ___ The streak kept growing, something Edwin Moses was reminded of every time he...