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The UEFA logo displayed to the entrance of the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The UEFA meet on 17 March 2020 to discuss the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the UEFA EURO 2020 and the European Cup competitions. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Exposed to betting, lowly Swedish team gets death threats

Apr. 1, 2020 7:38 AM EDT

An amateur soccer team in Sweden was subjected to vicious online abuse, including death threats, after one of its practice games received unusually large exposure on betting sites amid the coronavirus pandemic. With sports around the world in lockdown, soccer is only being played in a few places. In Belarus, the...

In this photo taken on Friday, March 27, 2020, a fan of Belshina Bobruisk team cheers during the Belarus Championship soccer match between Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino and Belshina Bobruisk in the town of Zhodino, Belarus. Longtime Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is proudly keeping soccer and hockey arenas open even though most sports around the world have shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. 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/Sergei Grits)

Sports make political point for Belarus amid virus outbreak

Mar. 30, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — With most sports around the world shutting down because of the coronavirus pandemic, longtime Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is proudly keeping soccer and hockey arenas open. The Eastern European nation of nearly 9.5 million even started a whole new soccer season this month...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman Matt Morgan speaks during a news conference outside the state in Oklahoma City. Morgan is rejecting Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's latest casino gambling offer and accused the governor of trying to take advantage of the tribes during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Tribal gaming official rejects Oklahoma governor's offer

Mar. 27, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state's top Native American gaming official rejected Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's latest casino gambling offer on Friday and accused the governor of trying to take advantage of the tribes during the coronavirus pandemic. Matthew Morgan, the chairman of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming...

Washington governor signs bill allowing sports betting

Mar. 25, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A bill to allow sports gambling in Washington state, but only at tribal casinos, was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday. Inslee said the bill would allow the state and Indian tribes to enter into new gaming compacts to cover sports betting. “”This will allow people...

Horses run in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park in front of empty stands, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Arcadia, Calif. While most of the sports world is idled by the coronavirus pandemic, horse racing runs on. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Horse racing grapples with risks of running during pandemic

Mar. 20, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

Horse racing is quickly learning it is not totally immune to the effects the coronavirus pandemic has had on other sports, and now it's grappling with the risks of continuing operations. The Louisiana Derby for now is still set for Saturday, the world's richest day of races is scheduled to go on in late March in...

Del. Keith Haynes, a Baltimore Democrat, reaches for hand sanitizer on the last day of a shortened legislative session due to coronavirus on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. The Maryland General Assembly is expediting priority bills to adjourn 19 days before its previously scheduled ending on April 6. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Maryland lawmakers approve coronavirus bill, adjourn early

Mar. 19, 2020 6:32 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday adjourned early for the first time since the Civil War, after passing emergency legislation and setting aside millions of dollars to enable the governor to respond as needed to the virus outbreak. The measure includes provisions to pay for...

FILE - In this June 9, 1945, file photo, Hoop Jr. leads by a length during the 71st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. This year is the first time the Derby won't be held on the first Saturday in May since 1945, when it was run June 9. Churchill Downs postponed the opening leg of the Triple Crown from May 2 to Sept. 5, due to concern over the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc with the world's sports calendar. (AP Photo/File)

Through wars and world turmoil, Kentucky Derby runs on

Mar. 18, 2020 2:08 AM EDT

The Great Depression and World War I and World War II didn't stop the Kentucky Derby, a race that has been run without interruption since it began in 1875. But for the first time in 75 years, it will miss the month of May. Churchill Downs postponed the opening leg of the Triple Crown from May 2 to Sept. 5, due...

Gino Zoto, left, owner of Earl's Diner in Ferndale, Mich., talks to customer Oren Freel on Monday, March 16, 2020. Michigan is limiting restaurants to carry-out orders only as of 3 pm Monday.

Michigan governor bans dining out, extends jobless benefits

Mar. 16, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a sweeping order Monday banning dine-in customers at restaurants and closing all bars, movie theaters, gyms and other sports facilities to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The measure was to last through March. Businesses can still offer food...

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, right, speaks to the media as Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, left, looks on, during a visit to Protein Sciences, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Meriden, Conn. The biotech company is currently researching a vaccine for COVID-19. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Businesses, even casinos, shut down to fight virus

Mar. 16, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Businesses across Connecticut, from the sprawling Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort casinos to small, independently owned Pilates studios, were preparing to shut down or curtail their services Monday to comply with a new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus....

Maryland governor orders closings of state's casinos, tracks

Mar. 15, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan on Sunday ordered the closing of Maryland's six casinos, racetracks and simulcast betting facilities in response to the coronavirus. The closures take effect at midnight Monday. "This situation continues to evolve and will escalate rapidly and dramatically,”...