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St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler swings into a two-run single off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito, during the first inning in Game 1 of a double-header baseball game Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Cards beat White Sox 5-1 in return from coronavirus outbreak

Aug. 15, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Wainwright said it was just another start. Well, that was what he told himself anyway. Wainwright pitched five effective innings and Dexter Fowler had a key two-run single, helping St. Louis beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Saturday in the Cardinals' return from a coronavirus outbreak....

Medical personnel administer COVID-19 testing at a drive-through site, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in San Antonio. Coronavirus testing in Texas has dropped significantly, mirroring nationwide trends, just as schools reopen and football teams charge ahead with plans to play. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas testing drops as schools reopen, prepare for football

Aug. 15, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Anyone can get a coronavirus test at the CentroMed clinic in San Antonio, but on a recent day, the drive-thru was empty. Finally two masked people in a maroon SUV pulled straight on through with no wait. With hundreds of deaths reported each day, students returning to class and football...

The Latest: 9 Oklahoma football players positive for virus

Aug. 15, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Nine Oklahoma football players tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a break in preseason camp. Coach Lincoln Riley made the announcement during a Zoom call Saturday. Riley announced on Aug. 8 that the Sooners were...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wearing a face mask to protect against the spread of coronavirus, waves toward his supporters in Black Sea city of Rize, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. Turkey's health minister says the number of new COVID-19 infections Saturday has hit its highest in 45 days and announced 1,256 new cases.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)

Turkey's daily virus infection rate at highest in 45 days

Aug. 15, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The number of new COVID-19 infections in Turkey hit its highest level in 45 days on Saturday, the country's health minister said as he announced 1,256 new cases. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that the number of seriously ill patients, mostly with underlying medical...

Miami Marlins players Lewis Brinson (25) Magneuris Sierra, center, and Jon Berti celebrate after the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Most Marlins who had virus are cleared to return to field

Aug. 15, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Most of the Miami Marlins players sidelined by a coronavirus outbreak have been approved to return to the field. The team said Saturday those cleared will begin rehabilitation workouts and could be activated as early as next week. The Marlins placed 17 players on the injured list following the...

Zita Robinson, left, who's 77 and diabetic, looks at her granddaughter, 8-year-old Traris

The Latest: Arizona nearing 4,500 deaths from coronavirus

Aug. 15, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona reported 933 confirmed coronavirus cases and 69 deaths on Saturday. That increases the state’s totals to more than 192,000 cases and 4,492 deaths. The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases decreased from 2,550 to 1,021 per day from July 30 to Aug. 13. The seven-day rolling...

FILEā€”In this file photo from Sept. 8, 2018, a naked biker poses for photos as other participants ride past during that year's annual Philly Naked Bike Ride in Philadelphia. Organizers who'd been gearing up for this year's event that usually draws thousands of nude cyclists for a trip around Philadelphia and its tourist sites said Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 that the city's COVID-19 cases made them halt their planning and slam the brakes on the scheduled Aug. 29 date. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)

Philly Naked Bike Ride called off because of the coronavirus

Aug. 15, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has slammed the brakes on this year's Philly Naked Bike Ride. The annual event, which usually draws thousands of nude cyclists for a trip around Philadelphia and its tourist sites, had been set for later this month. But organizers who had been gearing up for it...

They're still here: Cardinals back after long virus absence

Aug. 15, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After weeks of uncertainty, John Mozeliak watched the St. Louis Cardinals drop off their rental cars and prepare for work. His cell phone was filled with encouraging baseball messages instead of questions of concern. For Mozeliak, the club's president of baseball operations, it was a very...

Larry Jimenez, 34, inflates his inner tube in preparation for open sea fishing, at Playa Escondida in La Guaira, Venezuela, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Venezuelans like Jimenez have turned to fishing the high sea on salvaged inner tubes for survival as the nationwide lockdown paralyzes an already crumbling economy and eliminates their jobs in construction and restaurants. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Venezuelans brave open sea on tubes, fishing for survival

Aug. 15, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

LA GUAIRA, Venezuela (AP) — The biggest fear is a fishhook puncturing the inner tube that keeps them afloat far from shore. Then come sharks grabbing their catch and maybe biting their legs. And the current that threatens to pull them out to sea. A small but growing number of people in the coastal town of...

Dr. Michelle LaRue sits for a portrait in Hyattsville, Md., on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2019. LaRue is a manager at CASA de Maryland, an immigration advocacy group that has partnered with health officials in Prince George's County just outside of Washington. D.C., to make the calls to Spanish speakers. She said earning trust begins with hiring contact tracers who not only speak Spanish but also intimately understand immigrant communities. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Fear, language barriers hinder immigrant contact-tracing

Aug. 15, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

Only a handful of contact tracers working to slow COVID-19 in 125 communities near Chicago speak Spanish, despite significant Hispanic populations. Churches and advocacy groups in the Houston area are trying to convince immigrants to cooperate when health officials call. And in California, immigrants are being...