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An Indian worker works at a quarantine center at the Sarusojai sports complex in Gauhati, India, Saturday, March 28, 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. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

The Latest: Clemson QB Lawrence restarts virus fundraising

Mar. 28, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend have restarted their efforts to raise money for those affected by the new coronavirus. They announced their decision Saturday on social media. The two had set up a...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2015 file photo, Bayern fans wave flags and scarfs before their Champions League soccer match against Shakhtar Donetsk in Munich, southern Germany. Even though the protests have stopped amid the coronavirus outbreak, many Bayern Munich fans are still pushing for their club to take its Qatari sponsor to task for human rights abuses in the country. Bayern is sponsored by state-owned carrier Qatar Airways and has been holding mid-season training camps in the Persian Gulf country since 2011.(AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, file)

Fans continue to question Bayern Munich's silence on Qatar

Mar. 27, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Even though the protests have stopped amid the coronavirus outbreak, many Bayern Munich fans are still pushing for their club to take its Qatari sponsor to task for human rights abuses in the country. Bayern is sponsored by state-owned carrier Qatar Airways and has been holding mid-season...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

The Latest: AP source: Salary reductions for top NBA execs

Mar. 26, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future, a person with knowledge of the details said. The reductions affect the roughly 100 highest-earning executives, as the NBA joins the NHL...

A man walks in front of a Tokyo Olympics logo at the Tokyo metropolitan government headquarters building in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The Olympic torch relay was postponed Tuesday because the Tokyo Games themselves were pushed back to 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Australia seeks age limit lift for Olympic soccer tournament

Mar. 26, 2020 5:25 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Football Federation Australia wants FIFA and the IOC to increase the age limit for the Olympic men's tournament in the wake of the Tokyo Games being pushed back to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The IOC and Tokyo organizers agreed this week to postpone the Olympics, which were...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, Cindy Parlow Cone, then-vice-president of U.S. Soccer,  attends a meeting of the organization's board of directors in Chicago. The newly installed president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation used their first news conference to say that settling a lawsuit filed by women's national team players is their priority. “A lot of damage has been done, and I think we are going to have to rebuild that trust and rebuild the relationship, and it's not going to happen overnight,” President Cindy Parlow Cone said Tuesday, March 24, 2020. 
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

New US Soccer leadership: Settling women's lawsuit priority

Mar. 24, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newly installed president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation used their first news conference to state that settling a lawsuit filed by women's national team players is a top priority. “A lot of damage has been done, and I think we are going to have to...

The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

Mar. 23, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Green Bay Packers are establishing funds that will provide $1.5 million to assist efforts to respond to the coronavirus in Brown County, Wisconsin - which includes Green Bay - and the Milwaukee area. The $1 million Packers...

FIFA President Gianni Infantino attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Infantino eyes reboot for soccer to avoid crisis

Mar. 23, 2020 6:09 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The future of soccer could be fewer games and fewer top competitions to help avoid a financial crisis, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in a newspaper interview published Monday. With soccer around the world in near-total shutdown and no end in sight because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The Latest: Australian rules football suspends league

Mar. 22, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Only hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League (AFL) announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31. Australia's...

A general view of Wembley Stadium in London, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. UEFA has formally proposed postponing the 2020 European Championship for one year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Norwegian soccer association says the new tournament dates will be June 11 to July 11. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The Latest: Pro Motocross Championship delays season start

Mar. 20, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The Pro Motocross Championship has pushed back the start its season until June 13 because of the coronavirus outbreak. MX Sports Pro Racing, which operates the series, canceled the season-opening Hangtown Classic on Thursday and...

Players run for the ball in an empty stadium during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and 1.FC Cologne in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. It is the first Bundesliga match played behind closed doors without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. 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. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Germany leads the way on soccer salary cuts as virus hits

Mar. 20, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — European soccer's biggest leagues continue to be suspended and players are coming under pressure to take pay cuts. Sometimes it's voluntary, like at German title challenger Borussia Mönchengladbach, where players approached the club with an offer to take reduced...