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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Washington.] Stamkos will be limited at the start of Tampa training camp because of a new lower-body injury, general manager Julien BriseBois said Saturday, July 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Stars' Polak, Canucks' Baertschi won't report to NHL camps

Jul. 11, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

Dallas defenseman Roman Polak and Vancouver forward Sven Baertschi on Saturday joined the list of players who won't be reporting to training camp for the resumption of the NHL season. Baertschi told the Canucks he'd be opting out of participating in the expanded 24-team playoffs, following Calgary defenseman...

Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo chases a fly ball during a

Texas slugger Gallo still isn't sure if he had coronavirus

Jul. 11, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo says he doesn’t know if he actually had the coronavirus despite two positive tests, since he never had any symptoms and also had multiple negative tests. “I wish I had an answer,” he said Saturday, a day after his first...

The Houston Astros play a simulated baseball game inside Minute Maid Park Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Latest: Las Vegas virus spike led NHL to 2 Canadian hubs

Jul. 11, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Coronavirus cases spiking in the Las Vegas area contributed to the NHL choosing two Canadian cities to complete its season. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Saturday called the rise a “concern” to the league. He...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson passes the ball at the team's training facility in Boston. A person familiar with the situation says Duke is in talks with Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Lawson to lead the Blue Devils women’s basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, July 10, 2020, because the school has not commented publicly on its search. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Duke hires Celtics' Lawson to lead women's basketball team

Jul. 11, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

Duke has turned to Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program. The school announced the hiring in a social media post Saturday, a little more than a week after Joanne P. McCallie announced she wouldn’t return for a 14th season as she...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell, right, listens to manager Derek Shelton during a team workout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Shelton and other first-year managers are scrambling to make up for lost time. The rookie skippers are getting creative when it comes to getting a feel for their players during a season unlike any other.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Chemistry class: New managers test for right mix amid virus

Jul. 11, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton needs his freedom. Maybe now more than ever. Fortunately for the first-year Pittsburgh Pirates manager, bench coach Donnie Kelly made it a point to provide it. Each day Kelly puts together a meticulous schedule designed to find a way for separate groups of players to get...

Norwich City's Max Aarons is dejected at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and West Ham at the Carrow Road stadium in Norwich, England, Saturday, July 11, 2020. (Alex Pantling/Pool via AP)

Norwich relegated, Liverpool drops home points for 1st time

Jul. 11, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

Norwich became the first team to be relegated from the English Premier League as Liverpool dropped points at Anfield for the first time this season on Saturday. Michail Antonio scored all the goals for West Ham in its 4-0 win over last-placed Norwich, which cannot stay up because it was 13 points behind...

Pistons' onetime home, the Palace of Auburn Hills, torn down

Jul. 11, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — One of Michigan's most beloved sports and entertainment venues was turned into rubble on Saturday with a series of controlled explosions. The shell and roof of the Palace of Auburn Hills, which was home to three championship Detroit Pistons teams and three Detroit Shock teams...

Collin Morikawa hits a drive on the second hole during the second round of the Workday Charity Open golf tournament, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Morikawa takes 3-shot lead into weekend at Muirfield Village

Jul. 11, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Muirfield Village was supposed to be set up easier for the first of two straight PGA Tour events. It sure didn't feel that way to Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose and others who missed the cut at the Workday Charity Open. The second round was completed Saturday because of two storm delays....

COVID-19 cases at Swiss soccer club raise league doubts

Jul. 11, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Swiss top-tier soccer club Zurich said it had more cases of coronavirus Saturday among its players and staff who are now in home quarantine. Zurich did not specify how many new cases were reported after the initial COVID-19 positive test of defender Mirlind Kryeziu was announced Friday....

FILE - Feb. 15, 1995 file photo of Ireland soccer team manager Jack Charlton. Jack Charlton, who won the World Cup with England in 1966, has died it was announced on Saturday July 11, 2020. He was 85. (PA via AP)

England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85

Jul. 11, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

Jack Charlton, an uncompromising central defender who won the 1966 World Cup with England alongside his brother, Bobby, before coaching Ireland to its first major tournaments, has died. He was 85. Nicknamed “Big Jack,” and celebrated for his earthy “beer and cigarettes” image,...