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President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump talks with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

Apr. 4, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

President Donald Trump talked to many U.S. pro sports leaders about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions “as soon as we can.” “I want fans back in the arenas,” Trump said later in a briefing at the White House....

FILE - In this July 14, 2019, file photo, injured driver Robert Wickens is photographed before leading the parade lap in a car fitted with hand controls before the Honda Indy auto race in Toronto. Wickens has been fighting his way back from a spinal cord injury, waiting anxiously to line up on a starting grid and compete against his old racing buddies. On Saturday, April 4, 2020, he wait ends. The promising Canadian driver will make his debut in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge — a virtual race on the Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama that Wickens believes could be the biggest step yet in his recovery. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Wickens hopes iRace will be 1st step back on IndyCar journey

Apr. 3, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Wickens never gave up on his dreams. When his Formula One hopes fizzled, Wickens worked his way back through the ranks to compete in the IndyCar Series. When doctors told him he might not walk again following a horrific crash at Pocono in August 2018, he set out to prove them...

Boy, 8, dies after shots fired into house in Indianapolis

Apr. 1, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An 8-year-old Indianapolis boy died overnight after he was struck by stray gunfire when shots were fired into a house, police said Wednesday. The boy was shot shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday and pronounced dead at Riley Hospital for Children. The Marion County coroner's office identified...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City. Rivers is coming off one of the poorest seasons in his NFL career. The longtime quarterback for the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers is now with the Colts after signing a one-year, $25 million contract. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Colts looking for ways to get most out of Rivers, Brissett

Mar. 31, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich understands Jacoby Brissett's predicament. Twice, Brissett emerged as Indy's starting quarterback. Twice, he's lost it to an older player with a more accomplished resume — neither of whom owns a Super Bowl ring as he does. Now the longtime...

Family: Oldest of 6 killed in fire tried to save siblings

Mar. 31, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

VEVAY, Ind. (AP) — The oldest of six siblings killed in a rural house fire in southern Indiana died trying to save the others, the family said. Paige Ridener, 25, had moved back home to the Ohio River town of Vevay two weeks ago to help care for her siblings and “heroically passed away in one final...

Report: MSU basketball player accused of sexual assault

Mar. 30, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a Michigan State basketball player is asking the Michigan attorney general's office to investigate, according to a published report. ESPN, citing a police report and emails obtained through a public records request, reported that...

Police: 6 dead after house fire in southern Indiana

Mar. 28, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

VEVAY, Ind. (AP) — Six people died following an early morning house fire in southern Indiana, the state police said Saturday. The fire occurred in Switzerland County, along the Kentucky border. Authorities said in a statement that the home was fully engulfed when emergency crews arrived on the scene. ...

IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, practices on his racing simulator in his home in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 28, 2020. Kanaan, along with other IndyCar drivers and NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson will compete in the series' inaugural virtual racing event Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

IndyCar goes iRacing as latest series to offer fans content

Mar. 28, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

The walk to the starting grid for Tony Kanaan began in his Indianapolis kitchen, through the foyer, past the trophy case, up the stairs, down the hall, through the master bedroom, master bathroom and finally into the closet. That’s where the former Indianapolis 500 winner tucked away Saturday to...

A car drives past the entrance at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 28, 2020. Roger Penske, at 83 and considered high risk to the coronavirus as a 2017 kidney transplant recipient, still makes the daily three-minute commute to his Bloomfield Hills, Mich, office. He works 12 or more hours a day from his conference room at Penske Corp., which has a skeleton crew all practicing social distancing. Penske also had the small matter of planning his first Indianapolis 500. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

AP Interview: Roger Penske talks postponing Indianapolis 500

Mar. 28, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

Roger Penske, at 83 and considered high risk for the coronavirus as a 2017 kidney transplant recipient, still makes the daily three-minute commute to his Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, office. He works 12 or more hours a day from his conference room at Penske Corp., which has a skeleton crew practicing social...

Medical staff members arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Friday, March 27, 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.(Lee Yong-hwan/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: UN says 86 staffers around world reported cases

Mar. 28, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.N. says 86 staffers around world have reported cases of...