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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) tries to get around Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, left, and guard Terrence Ross (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. Reporters from The Associated Press spoke to more than two dozen athletes from around the globe -- representing seven countries and 11 sports -- to get a sense of how concerned or confident they are about resuming competition. What emerged, above all, was a sense that they are going through the very same sort of calculus that much of the rest of society is: What is safe nowadays? (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

'We have to touch each other': Sports in the COVID-19 world

May. 28, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

A sampling of thoughts from some of the more than two dozen athletes from 11 sports that The Associated Press spoke to about resuming competition amid the coronavirus pandemic: ___ “Some players like Steve Nash used to lick his hands. Some people still have that in their routine. Some people wipe the sweat...

FI:LE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers left wing James van Riemsdyk (25) skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Washington. Van Riemsdyk can’t keep track of the secondary assists while his family is quarantined with his in-laws: it’s all hands on deck while the Flyers star and his wife celebrated the birth of their daughter. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Oh, baby! Flyers' van Riemsdyk has full house with new girl

May. 15, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James van Riemsdyk can’t keep track of the secondary assists while his family is quarantined with his in-laws: it’s all hands on deck in while the Philadelphia Flyers star and his wife celebrated the birth of their daughter. And JVR could use the extra hand -- he’s...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Gate one at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is shown before a news conference announcing the sale of the race track, IndyCar and related business from Hulman & Company to Penske Corporation in Indianapolis. It is finally May and acceptable to declare this a crummy year for Roger Penske to have purchased Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

The Latest: Indy high school to hold graduation at Speedway

May. 6, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Speedway High School will hold this year’s graduation ceremony at the nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Superintendent Kyle Trebley made the announcement on the town’s Facebook page after speedway officials...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault takes questions from the media following a preseason NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers in Philadelphia. No team was hotter at the time of the NHL break than the Philadelphia Flyers. Winners of nine of 10, they seemed poised to make a run in the Eastern Conference. Coach Alain Vigneault talks for the first time about the disappointment of possibly not being able to finish what they started. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

Season on Ice: Flyers want to continue Stanley Cup pursuit

Apr. 30, 2020 2:26 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gritty is the home school teacher the world needs right now. The furry Flyers mascot offers an education of sorts each weekday on Instagram with “ Gritty’s 1/4 Hour of Power,” and his top student one day this week was forward Joel Farabee. Gritty played charades...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Tyler Pitlick, left, tries to jump past Pittsburgh Penguins' Jack Johnson during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Philadelphia. The latest chapter of The Battle of Alberta is on hold. So's the potential renewal of the Pennsylvania rivalry between the Penguins and Flyers. It's unclear when or if the coronvirus pandemic-delayed NHL playoffs -- which were supposed to begin Wednesday -- will be played or what form they'll resemble. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, FIle)

What Stanley Cup Playoffs could look like if NHL resumes

Apr. 6, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

If the NHL goes directly to playoff hockey in the warmer months, it could leave some contenders out in the cold. The league may skip most if not all of the final 189 regular-season games that were put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The format of such an unprecedented tournament is unclear. Teams had...