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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: Dougie Hamilton ready to play if season resumes

Apr. 9, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton would be ready to play if the season resumes after breaking his left leg in January. Hamilton needed surgery and had been...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, gold medalist in the women's 100 meters, reacts during the medal ceremony at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.  Moving from their sports field to the living room, many athletes around the world are doing their bit to boost public health during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, and one of them is two-time 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, who is reading her children's book. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, FILE)

Olympians become trainers to help those stranded at home

Apr. 9, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Moving from the track to the living room, many athletes around the world are doing their bit to boost public health during the coronavirus pandemic. There’s been an explosion of athletes offering free online fitness classes and tips to an audience isolated at home. It...

FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles.  Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020,  as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

The Latest: Lakers GM Pelinka draws inspiration from Bryant

Apr. 8, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is drawing inspiration from his friendship with Kobe Bryant as he navigates the coronavirus pandemic. Pelinka was Bryant’s longtime agent before he took over the...

SC Bern men's hockey team hires former women's goalie as GM

Apr. 8, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

Former Swiss women’s goalie Florence Schelling was named general manager of one of the nation’s top men’s professional teams, SC Bern, on Wednesday. At 31, Schelling becomes the first woman elevated to such a high-profile front-office personnel position of a men’s pro hockey team in...

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, file photo, Sebastian Coe leaves the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. The date of the next world track championships is in limbo until the International Olympic Committee decides on a new schedule for the postponed Tokyo Games.
Coe, the Olympic great who is now president of World Athletics, said Friday, March 27, 2020, there are plenty of options for rescheduling next year's world championships in Eugene, Oregon, but at the moment they all depend on the IOC. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)

Track world championships rescheduled for July 2022

Apr. 8, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

The first major domino tipped in the wake of the Olympic postponement on Wednesday when track leaders rescheduled next year's world championships for July 2022, setting up a busy summer for a sport that would normally be taking a breather. The new dates for the event in Eugene, Oregon: July 15-24, 2022. Track...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, showing Simon Ammann of Switzerland competing during the Individual K120 ski jump at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. Ammann won the gold in the event. Four-time Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann said Wednesday April 8, 2020, he aims to continue his career through the 2022 Beijing Olympics, when he will be aged 40. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, FILE)

4-time Olympic champion Ammann eyes 2022 Winter Games

Apr. 8, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Four-time Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann will try to go for another gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. The 38-year-old Ammann, who would be 40 at the time of the next games, won both individual ski jumping gold medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. He also swept...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, people take pictures with the Olympic Flame during a ceremony in Fukushima City, Japan. The Olympic flame has been removed from public display in Japan, and it's not clear when it will reappear again or where. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Tokyo Olympic flame taken off display; next stop unclear

Apr. 8, 2020 5:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic flame has been taken off public display in Japan. And it’s not clear when it will reappear again or where — or under what conditions. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 26. After the Tokyo Olympics and the torch relay were postponed until next...

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: 3rd Avalanche player test positive, 8th in NHL

Apr. 7, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An eighth NHL player has tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced Tuesday that a third player from the Colorado Avalanche has the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The league says the player is in self-isolation...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, the Olympic Flame burns during a ceremony in Fukushima City, Japan. The Olympic flame is going to be on display until the end of April in Japan's northeastern prefecture of Fukushima. Tokyo Olympic and prefecture officials held an official “handover ceremony”on Wednesday, April 1, at the J-Village National Training Center in Fukushima.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Athletes already qualified for Tokyo Games get to keep spots

Apr. 7, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

About 6,500 athletes who already have earned their spots for the Tokyo Games are in for 2021 under redrawn qualifying regulations published Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC released its rewritten roadmap for qualifying for the games, which were rescheduled due to the coronavirus. They'll be...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Anna Gasser, of Austria, smiles after her run during the women's slopestyle final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Gasser cleaned out her closet in Austria over the weekend and found nine pairs of snow goggles. They’re all being shipped off, including the one she’s pretty certain she wore at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. Destination: Health-care workers. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Clear vision: Program provides ski goggles to medical staff

Apr. 7, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

Olympic snowboard champion Anna Gasser cleaned out her closet in Austria over the weekend and found nine pairs of goggles. They’re all being cleaned, packed and donated, including a pair she’s pretty certain she wore at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. Destination: Healthcare workers. Olympic athletes,...