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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

Jun. 3, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday. The Pistons announced that the team’s performance center will enter its first phase of reopening, for voluntary, individual workouts....

FILE - In this June 3, 2012, file photo, Jack Nicklaus, left, talks with Tiger Woods after Woods won the Memorial golf tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The PGA Tour has a deal that would bring a one-time event to Muirfield Village a week before the Memorial, giving it tournaments in consecutive weeks.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Ohio's Doubleheader: PGA Tour goes back-to-back at Muirfield

Jun. 2, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

The course Jack Nicklaus built is getting golf's version of a doubleheader. The PGA Tour has reached an agreement with Workday Inc. to be title sponsor of a one-time tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. It would fill a gap in the schedule created by the cancellation of the John Deere...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, John Augenstein of the USA team drives off the second tee during the Walker Cup golf tournament against Great Britain and Ireland at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. Augenstein is returning to Vanderbilt for a fifth season of eligibility because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Tour creates pathway for NCAA players who go stay 4 years

Jun. 2, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

The PGA Tour now has a dedicated path for student-athletes from the NCAA, with an emphasis on students. The tour’s policy board in March approved the plan rolled out this week. It’s called PGA Tour University, and it’s designed for the top NCAA Division I players to have access to either the...

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods speaks at a press conference ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Woods responded to the protests and some of the violence around the country by saying points can be made without destroying property. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Column: A quiet, measured response from golf on civil unrest

Jun. 2, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

Golf has never been known to move quickly. Harold Varner III illustrated as much with thoughtful observations he posted on social media after civil unrest in America over the weekend reached levels not seen in more than 50 years. “I’ve received more messages than ever before, mostly from people who...

FILE - In this May 2, 2020, file photo, jockey Joel Rosario and Nadal cross the wire to win the second division of the Arkansas Derby horse race at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. Nadal, who now won't have a shot after an ankle injury in training last week, could have been racing to become trainer Bob Baffert's third Triple Crown winner in six seasons, if not for the coronavirus pandemic. The Belmont Stakes usually wraps up a five-week span that includes the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. All have been pushed back, though the Belmont Stakes will now go first on June 20. (Richard Rasmussen/The Sentinel-Record via AP, File)

What Would Have Been: Triple Crown finale and French finals

Jun. 1, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

The final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown would have been set and the French Open finals would have been contested this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic. While NASCAR is staying busy on the track, and there are signals that other sports could be working toward a return, The Associated Press looks at...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks during the COVID-19 press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

May. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 13, 2013 file photo, A John Deere tractor tee marker is seen during the third round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.  Officials decided Thursday, May 28, 2020 to cancel this year's tournament. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

John Deere Classic chooses to cancel PGA Tour event

May. 28, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

Two weeks before the PGA Tour is set to resume its schedule, John Deere Classic officials decided Thursday to cancel what would have been the fifth tournament back. Tournament director Clair Peterson said there were too many obstacles to overcome involving too many risks from the COVID-19 pandemic, and that it...

FILE - This is a Nov. 26, 2013, file photo showing Keith Pelley, then-president of Rogers Media Division at Rogers Communications, at a news conference in Toronto. The European Tour is planning to resume its season close to home. The tour says it has targeted the British Masters in England on July 22 as the restart. That would be followed by five new tournaments in England and Wales that will be called the “UK Swing.” Golfs European Tour chief Keith Pelley says the plans depend on the UK lifting quarantine restrictions. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Europe hopes to resume golf by funding 5 new events in UK

May. 28, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

The European Tour plans to resume its season the last full weekend in July with six tournaments in England and Wales that will include COVID-19 testing and depend on the U.K. lifting its quarantine restrictions. It would start July 22 with the British Masters, hosted by Lee Westwood. The next five in the...

FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, Tiger Woods, left, and Phil Mickelson share a laugh on the 11th tee box while playing a practice round for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The next match involving Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson involves a $10 million donation for COVID-19 relief efforts, along with plenty of bragging rights in a star-powered foursome May 24 at Medalist Golf Club. Turner Sports announced more details Thursday, May 7, 2020, for “The Match: Champions for Charity,” a televised match between Woods and Peyton Manning against Mickelson and Tom Brady. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Column: Golf can't expect to be this entertaining always

May. 26, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

Now we know what Phil Mickelson is thinking over the most difficult of pitch shots. Because he was talking. It was one of the highlights from “The Match: Champions for Charity,” at least for the golf geeks. Listen in as Mickelson describes his shot to Justin Thomas, who was making his television...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, John Augenstein of the USA team drives off the second tee during the Walker Cup golf tournament against Great Britain and Ireland at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. Augenstein is returning to Vanderbilt for a fifth season of eligibility because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Augenstein among those taking 5th year of NCAA eligibility

May. 26, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

The runner-up at the U.S. Amateur last summer, John Augenstein’s plan was to play in the Masters, finish out his senior season at Vanderbilt, play the U.S. Open at Winged Foot and then turn pro. That’s still the plan, with some notable changes. Instead of turning pro, Augenstein is heading back to...