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Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg (37) watches from the stands during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg to make 2020 debut Sunday

Aug. 7, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for the Washington Nationals on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand. Strasburg missed what would have been his first two appearances of 2020 after making...

FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo, students at Stuyvesant High School leave after classes in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 that he would allow children statewide to return to classrooms for the start of the new school year, citing the state's success in battling the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

Aug. 7, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York schools can bring children back to classrooms for the start of the school year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, citing success in battling the coronavirus in the state that once was the U.S. heart of the pandemic. The Democratic governor's decision clears the way for...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Southern Utah celebrates with the trophy after defeating Northern Arizona in an NCAA college football game for the Big Sky Conference title Cedar City, Utah. The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well.(Jordan Allred/The Spectrum via AP)

The Latest: Big Sky postpones football season until spring

Aug. 7, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well. The Big Sky’s decision all but officially...

FILE -  In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot to Serena Williams during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York. Two more top-10 women -- Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens -- will miss the U.S. Open, joining No. 1-ranked Ash Barty in skipping the Grand Slam tennis tournament during the coronavirus pandemic. Svitolina posted Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, on social media that she doesn’t “feel comfortable to travel to US without putting my team and myself at high risk.”(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

US Open loses 2 more top-10 women: Svitolina, Bertens

Aug. 7, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two more top-10 women -- Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens -- will miss the U.S. Open, joining No. 1-ranked Ash Barty in skipping the Grand Slam tennis tournament during the coronavirus pandemic. The fifth-ranked Svitolina, a Ukrainian who was a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago,...

In this photo provided by Jonah Z Helms, Julie Trolle and Cedar Attanasio hold hands at their marriage ceremony on July 23, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. (Jonah Z Helms via AP)

VIRUS DIARY: We eloped, just not the way we'd planned

Aug. 7, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The plan was to elope in April in New York City, where my fiancee, Julie Trolle, lived. When the coronavirus hit, I canceled my flight from El Paso, where I was covering immigration. Julie, a doctoral candidate in biology at New York University, walked to her lab each day passing rows...

Buildings in Harlem sit dark during a power outage early, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. A power outage cast darkness across dozens of blocks in New York City as many people in the city were still without electricity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias. Con Edison said that a problem with its transmission system

Power outage leaves large swaths of Manhattan in the dark

Aug. 7, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A power outage cast darkness across large swaths of Manhattan early Friday, as tens of thousands of people in other parts of New York City were still without electricity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias. A spokesperson for Consolidated Edison said Friday's blackout started at 5:13...

In this photo provided by Jonah Z Helms, Julie Trolle and Cedar Attanasio hold hands at their marriage ceremony on July 23, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. (Jonah Z Helms via AP)

VIRUS DIARY: We eloped, just not the way we'd planned

Aug. 7, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The plan was to elope in April in New York City, where my fiancee, Julie Trolle, lives. When the coronavirus hit, I canceled my flight from El Paso, where I was covering immigration. Julie, a doctoral candidate in biology at New York University, walked to her lab each day passing rows...

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) makes the save against Chicago Blackhawks' Kirby Dach (77) during second-period NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Summer hockey is looking like a very young man's game

Aug. 7, 2020 4:29 AM EDT

After making his playoff debut at age 19 and winning the Stanley Cup at 20, Brandon Saad knows all about the value of youth in the NHL postseason. He looks at 18-year-old Kirby Dach and 19-year-old Adam Boqvist now and is glad to have them as Chicago Blackhawks teammates. “To be that young and to be able...

Philadelphia Phillies' Phil Gosselin follows through after hitting a two-run double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

J.T. Realmuto's 3-run homer helps Phillies beat Yankees 5-4

Aug. 7, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hector Neris didn't back down with the game on the line and Aaron Judge at the plate. J.T. Realmuto hit a three-run homer, Neris struck out Judge in a big spot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Thursday night. Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed two unearned...

LEADING OFF: Cards back in action, Yanks seizing AL East

Aug. 6, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: ___ BACK IN THE SHUFFLE The Cardinals are set to resume their season by hosting the Cubs. St. Louis has been off since last Friday, when two players returned positive coronavirus tests. Seven players in total have tested positive, including star catcher...