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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: Dougie Hamilton ready to play if season resumes

Apr. 9, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton would be ready to play if the season resumes after breaking his left leg in January. Hamilton needed surgery and had been...

Augusta National Golf Club is shown on what would've been the first practice round for the Masters, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. They are cities defined by their signature sporting events. When you hear Augusta, you instantly think of the Masters. When Omaha comes up, it’s often in the same breath with the College World Series. For these cities and others, the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic is an especially tough blow.(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Iconic sports cities turn eerie during coronavirus shutdown

Apr. 7, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

They are cities defined by iconic sporting events. When Augusta comes up, one instantly thinks of the Masters. If Omaha is mentioned, it’s often in the same breath with the College World Series. It's hard to imagine Louisville without the Kentucky Derby. In the coming weeks, The Associated Press will look...

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: 3rd Avalanche player test positive, 8th in NHL

Apr. 7, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An eighth NHL player has tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced Tuesday that a third player from the Colorado Avalanche has the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The league says the player is in self-isolation...

Kentucky Derby Milliners use hat supplies for face masks

Apr. 4, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Fancy hats and protective face masks. Kentucky Derby milliners across the country have swiveled their talent to protect America’s health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. A month and a half before May 2, the biggest day at Churchill Downs —...

The Latest: US Tennis Association says best to not play now

Apr. 3, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The U.S. Tennis Association says its best not to play the sport right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a posting on its website on Friday, the USTA called it “in the best interest of society to take a collective...

FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, horses in the day's eleventh horse race pass part of a closed grandstand at Pimlico Race Course ahead of the Preakness Stakes horse race in Baltimore. A measure in Maryland to redevelop Pimlico Race Course to keep the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown in Baltimore is scheduled for a hearing before state lawmakers. 
The “Racing and Community Development Act of 2020” is set for a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

New Preakness date uncertain but infield party canceled

Apr. 3, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Preakness is looking for a new date this year and has decided to cancel the infield party that is a staple of the Triple Crown race normally held on the third Saturday in May. The owners of Pimlico Race Course and the Maryland Jockey Club said in a statement Friday that the outbreak of...

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)

Santa Anita joins list of postponed Kentucky Derby preps

Mar. 31, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Kentucky Derby prep is off — for now. The Santa Anita Derby, the West Coast's major prep for the Kentucky Derby, was to be run Saturday. However, it will be postponed until later in the season while Santa Anita remains closed for live racing during the coronavirus pandemic...

In this image provided by Gulfstream Park, Tiz the Law, riddren by Manuel Franco, wins the Florida Derby horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (Lauren King/Coglianese Photos, Gulfstream Park via AP)

Deadline extended indefinitely for Triple Crown nominations

Mar. 29, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The final deadline to nominate horses for the Triple Crown series is being extended indefinitely because of the coronavirus. It was scheduled to be Monday. The extension was agreed upon by officials at Churchill Downs, Maryland Jockey Club and New York Racing Association. The...

In this image provided by Gulfstream Park, Tiz the Law, riddren by Manuel Franco, wins the Florida Derby horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (Lauren King/Coglianese Photos, Gulfstream Park via AP)

Tiz the Law wins a very unusual Florida Derby at Gulfstream

Mar. 28, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — If there is a Kentucky Derby this year, Tiz the Law will have a shot to be there. And if he runs the way he did in the Florida Derby, he could very easily be a contender. Tiz the Law ran away in the stretch Saturday to easily win the Florida Derby, wrapping up a spot in the Kentucky Derby...

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)

Santa Anita ends live racing because of coronavirus

Mar. 27, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Anita canceled live racing Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic after instructions from the Los Angeles County Health Department. The track in Arcadia, California, was preparing to stage eight races when the cancellation was announced about 30 minutes before the first race....