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In this Aug. 23, 2020 photo, Sister Stephanie Baliga, right, runs a marathon on a treadmill in the basement of the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels church in Chicago. When the Chicago Marathon was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sister Baliga and her fellow nuns livestreamed the run and raised money for their community. (PJ Weiland via AP)

Nun runs treadmill marathon, raises money for Chicago's poor

Sep. 17, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

When the Chicago Marathon was canceled due to coronavirus, Sister Stephanie Baliga decided to put on her sneakers and run the standard 26.2 miles — in her convent’s basement. It started as a promise. Baliga had told her running team that in the event of a cancellation, she’d run a treadmill...

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Lopez, Marlins win finale in 7-game set against Phils, 6-2

Sep. 14, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins still have never lost a Game 7. Pablo Lopez allowed one run in seven innings with the help of flashy defense by right fielder Matt Joyce, and the upstart Marlins won the finale of their marathon seven-game series against Philadelphia on Monday, 6-2. The series, the majors’...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, Jared Ward, center, of Mapleton, Utah, leads the pack during the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon in Natick, Mass. Elite runners competing in teams of three from places like Zimbabwe, Peru, Ecuador and across the U.S. will take the starting line Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, for a unique sort of marathon relay race. Ward will be among the participants as he and his teammates race on their home course in Utah.(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Go, avatar, go: Icons track virtual team marathon progress

Sep. 10, 2020 5:09 AM EDT

Olympic distance runner Jared Ward and his teammates will take turns dashing around a short, shady course they hand-picked in Provo, Utah. Almost simultaneously, an avatar mimics their movements across a computer screen — and races against other avatars representing rival teams from all over the globe. ...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, fans cheer on the third wave of runners at the start of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. The 2020 Boston Marathon was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic for the first time in its 124-year history. There will be a virtual event instead, where a weeklong TV special beginning Sept. 7, 2020, will showcase runners' stories as they go the distance on their own. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

Ready, set, go! Virtual Boston Marathon is about to be run

Aug. 29, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Missing: Boston’s raucous crowds and smiles for miles. Still there, sort of: Wellesley College’s iconic “scream tunnel” and the thunderous cheers along the finish line on Boylston Street. The 124th running of the Boston Marathon finally gets underway next month,...

FILE  - In this Sunday, April 14, 2019 file photo, competitors in the Paris Marathon run past the Cleopatra's Needle at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France.  The Paris Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus after repeated attempts to find a new date, organizers said Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The race was originally due to take place in April but was then moved to October. Organizers said they'd recently tried to rearrange the race for November but continuing travel restrictions made that unrealistic. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Paris Marathon canceled after coronavirus hits travel plans

Aug. 12, 2020 7:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus after repeated attempts to find a new date, organizers said Wednesday. The race was originally due to take place in April but was then moved to October. Organizers said they'd recently tried to rearrange the race for November but...

FILE - In this July 24, 1952, file photo, British athlete Christopher

AP WAS THERE: 1952 Helsinki Games

Aug. 2, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was published in The Sunday Star in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 3 1952. The story, describing Czech Republic...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 1920, file photo, the Olympics are held at the Antwerp Stadium, showing the U.S. contingent leading all the athletes in the procession around the field on, after which they proceeded to lead all competition in the athletic events. (AP Photo/File)

AP WAS THERE: 1920 Olympics

Jul. 27, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of the Summer Games. This story was published in the St. Albans (Vermont) Daily Messenger newspaper on August 23, 1920. The story is published as it appears in the...

Mick Hoffman, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, poses for a photo, Thursday, July 16, 2020, sitting in the empty stands of the Renton School District's Renton Memorial Stadium, which is used for high school football, soccer, and track events in Renton, Wash. Hoffman and other administrators across the country are facing difficult decisions regarding the overwhelming uncertainty of whether high school sports can go forward this fall as the clock ticks closer to the start of the 2020-21 school year with little clarity in place for an obvious and safe path moving forward for athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: Detroit latest city to cancel marathon

Jul. 24, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon in Detroit is joining other large cities in canceling its fall event because of the coronavirus. “In March, when our world as we knew it seemed to change, we were hopeful that we...

This image provided by the Library of Congress, shows Thomas Hicks competing in the marathon at the 1904 Olympic games in St. Louis. The marathon may be the single most memorable event from the 1904 Games. The race took place in 90-degree heat on dusty roads with only a single water break, and 18 of the 32 athletes withdrew from exhaustion. . (Library of Congress, Meeting of Frontiers via AP)

AP WAS THERE: 1904 St. Louis Olympics

Jul. 24, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

EDITOR’S NOTE — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was transmitted from the 1904 Olympics on the day of the marathon. The story is reprinted here as it ran in The San Bernardino...

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Monday, July 20, 2020. Leaders from 27 European Union nations stretch their meeting into a fourth day on Monday to assess an overall budget and recovery package spread over seven years. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool Photo via AP)

Dutch 'Dr. Superstrict' Rutte influential in EU virus deal

Jul. 23, 2020 6:39 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte didn’t win many friends with his tough negotiating over the course of a marathon four-day European Union summit in Brussels. That didn’t bother the three-term leader who is a veteran of plenty of past EU negotiations. “We...