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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....

Baylor guard Moon Ursin (12) passes the ball against Oklahoma center Aspen Williston (31) and guard Gabby Gregory (12) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/ Jerry Larson)

The Latest: Grandmother of Baylor star Ursin dies from virus

Apr. 4, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The grandmother of Baylor junior guard Moon Ursin has died in the New Orleans area after being infected with the coronavirus. Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey, selected Saturday as part of the 2020 class for the Naismith Memorial...

FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, K'Andre Miller, second from right, wears a New York Rangers jersey and cap after being selected by the team during the NHL hockey draft in Dallas. A hacker posted a racial slur 45 times in an online fan video chat Friday, April 3, 2020, with black Rangers prospect Miller. The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker it called “a vile individual” on the Zoom chat with Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Hacker posts racial slur on fan chat with black NHL player

Apr. 3, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect. The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker on the Zoom chat with K’Andre Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018....

San Jose Sharks interim head coach Bob Boughner, middle, stands on the bench to wave his goalie off the ice as assistant coach Mike Ricci, back left, looks at the action on the ice during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes defeated the Sharks 6-3. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Sharks GM gives Boughner `upper hand' to take over as coach

Apr. 2, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson isn’t ready to remove the interim head coach tag from Bob Boughner’s title yet. Noting the Sharks’ season is not officially over with the NHL on hiatus due to the coronavirus, Wilson voiced his support by saying Boughner has the edge in taking over...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the New England Patriots customized Boeing 767 jet rests on the tarmac at T.F. Green Airport, in Warwick, R.I. The Patriots private team plane is expected to land in Boston on Thursday, April 2, 2020, returning from China with more than one million masks to help control the spread of the coronavirus. 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/Steven Senne, File)

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

Apr. 2, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot be...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, a shot by Norfolk Admirals' Alex Pompeo (25), right, deflects up into the air off Adirondack Thunder's goalie J.P. Anderson (1) during the first period of an ECHL hockey game in Norfolk, Va. The ECHL season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. (L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)

Hockey players in the minors face uncertainty, job fears

Apr. 2, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

Tim Harrison made the long drive from South Carolina to his home just south of Boston with a lot on his mind. The ECHL season had just been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the 26-year-old wondered if he’d need to dig for oysters on the beach or do odd jobs around the neighborhood to make...

Chicago Blackhawks' Matthew Highmore (36) battles San Jose Sharks' Kevin Labanc (62) for a loose puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Chicago. Chicago won 6-2. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Blackhawks agree to extensions with F Highmore, G Lankinen

Apr. 2, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to two-year contract extensions with forward Matthew Highmore and goaltender Kevin Lankinen. The first year of each extension is a two-way deal. Highmore's agreement has an average annual value of $725,000, and Lankinen's extension carries an average annual...

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: Union player tests positive, first in MLS

Apr. 1, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: A player for the Philadelphia Union has tested positive for coronavirus. It is Major League Soccer’s first player case of the virus that has caused the suspension of the season. The Union did not identify the player. He...

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

AP Source: MLS cutting pay of top executives, some staff

Apr. 1, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

Major League Soccer plans to cut the pay of some executives and front office personnel while the season is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Deputy Commissioners Mark Abbott and Gary...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2005, file photo, the inscription on the Stanley Cup showing the 1919 series, the only series in the history of the cup not completed, is shown at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The Seattle Metropolitans were on the verge of winning their second Stanley Cup in three years back in 1919. They never got to celebrate. Neither did the Montreal Canadiens, their opponent in the series. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP

In another century, another pandemic ended Stanley Cup final

Apr. 1, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Metropolitans were 20 minutes from a second Stanley Cup title in the spring of 1919, 20 minutes from adding their names to the trophy again. Odie Cleghorn’s goal for the Montreal Canadiens early in the third period of Game 5 sparked a rally that ensured there would be no...