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The gates of St. Edwards' Lewis-Chen Family Soccer Field are locked and marked closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas. In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, St. Edwards says they are cutting cut six sports programs including men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf and men's soccer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: Three South Carolina coaches taking salary cuts

May. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Carolina’s highest paid head coaches are taking 10% salary cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Football coach Will Muschamp, men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and women’s basketball coach Dawn...

Jordan, Magic, Pippen Dream Team sneakers being auctioned

May. 18, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sneakers worn by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Scottie Pippen while they played for the Dream Team are being auctioned. The sneakers, each signed by the Hall of Fame wearer, are part of the Lelands 2020 Spring Classic Auction that runs through June 19. A portion of the proceeds from the...

FILE - In this July 10, 2016, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the balance beam during the women's U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government loans in the coronavirus pandemic, underscoring the frailties within the world’s most dominant Olympic sports system. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

AP Exclusive: 70% of US Olympic sports applied for PPP funds

May. 8, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government funds during the coronavirus pandemic, a stark financial reality that underscores the frailties within the world’s most dominant Olympic sports system. The Associated Press surveyed 44 of the country's...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas defends against Minnesota Lynx forward Seimone Augustus during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn.  Augustus has left theLynx after 14 seasons to join the Los Angeles Sparks. The All-WNBA guard Augustus was a key piece of four championship teams in Minnesota, which drafted her with the first overall pick out of LSU in 2006. With Maya Moore on hiatus from the sport and Lindsay Whalen and Rebekkah Brunson retired, the Lynx are in rebuilding mode. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

Re-energized Augustus may play past this season

Apr. 25, 2020 2:56 AM EDT

A move to a new team for the first time in her career might have convinced Seimone Augustus to play past this season . Augustus signed with the Los Angeles Sparks on Feb. 20 after playing her entire 14-year career with the Minnesota Lynx. The veteran guard had previously said that she thought that 2020 would be...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, Devin Sweetney poses during Denver Nuggets media day Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Sweetney knew even before the coronavirus outbreak that nothing was guaranteed when it came to getting paid for playing overseas. The 32-year-old American said the Greek basketball team he played for this season still owes him “thousands of dollars.” American players have been able to earn livings by infusing European basketball teams with scoring and ball handling but now they’re worried there will be fewer jobs and lower salaries in the economic fallout of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Americans playing overseas fear economic fallout from virus

Apr. 21, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

Even before the coronavirus outbreak, Devin Sweetney knew nothing was guaranteed when it came to getting paid for playing overseas. The 32-year-old American said the Greek basketball team he played for this season still owes him “thousands of dollars.” And with sports shut down around the world...

Gates stand locked outside the closed Manchester City Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, northern England, as the English Premier League soccer season has been suspended due to coronavirus, Thursday, April 9, 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/Jon Super)

The Latest: World's top eaters ready to chow down for hunger

Apr. 15, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Major League Eating is launching a bracket-style elimination tournament starting Friday that will air on MLE’s YouTube channel. Among the eight contestants are Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo, the top-ranked men’s and...