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The Latest: Michigan executive order restores water service

Mar. 29, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Spain's deadliest day has over 800 deaths, over 8,000 news...

In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 photo, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau arrive at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario. Trudeau is quarantining himself at home after his wife exhibited flu-like symptoms. Trudeau's office said Thursday, March 12, 2020, that Sophie Grégoire Trudeau returned from a speaking engagement in Britain and had mild flu-like symptoms, including a low fever late, Wednesday night.  (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian PM's wife has recovered from coronavirus illness

Mar. 28, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife said Saturday that she has recovered from being ill from COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus. “I am feeling so much better,” Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said in a statement on social media. She said she received the...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere shoots during the team's practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Lafrenière has nothing to do but wait now that his Canadian junior hockey season is over, and uncertainty over when the NHL draft will take place as a result of the new coronavirus. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

NHL's top draft prospect staying patient amid uncertainty

Mar. 25, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Alexis Lafrenière could never have envisioned ending his prolific junior hockey career in such an anticlimactic setting. There was no final buzzer, and the NHL’s projected top draft prospect was nowhere near an ice rink Wednesday. Lafrenière was instead sitting at home in suburban Montreal as he...

A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The Latest: Australian rules football suspends league

Mar. 22, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Only hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League (AFL) announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31. Australia's...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Inside the week that has left the NBA and NHL shut down

Mar. 19, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

It has been just one week. That’s all. Just one full week since Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, just one full week since the NBA became the first of the North American pro sports leagues to suspend operations, one week since sports essentially stopped. The NHL quickly followed...

Empty seats are seen at the start of an NHL hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Ottawa player is 1st in NHL to test positive for COVID-19

Mar. 18, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

The NHL has its first known case of the new coronavirus after an Ottawa Senators player tested positive. The team announced late Tuesday that an unidentified player had tested positive for COVID-19. The Senators said the player has mild symptoms and is in isolation, and that other players are being tested under...

Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (9) and New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) vie for the puck during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

Anderson makes 37 saves, Senators beat Islanders 4-3

Mar. 5, 2020 11:21 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Craig Anderson made 37 saves and the Senators beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Thursday night, spoiling Jean-Gabriel Pageau’s return to Ottawa. Connor Brown, Mikkel Boedker, Anthony Duclair and Brady Tkachuk scored for the Senators, who hadn't beaten the Islanders since Dec....

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) looks to pass as Ottawa Senators' Connor Brown defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Crosby collects 800th assist, Penguins top Senators 7-3

Mar. 3, 2020 10:42 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby's march to 800 career assists slowed to a crawl in recent weeks. So did his team's momentum after a stirring — if brief — sprint to the top of the Metropolitan Division. So forgive the Penguins captain if he was more relieved than elated after reaching the...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, bottom, works against Los Angeles Kings' Kurtis MacDermid during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Panic time? Penguins staying patient during unexpected slide

Mar. 2, 2020 6:18 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan's voice was calm as he urged patience and understanding, qualities that tend to be in short supply around the NHL when the calendar flips to March and the number of regular-season games dwindles. They're traits the Pittsburgh Penguins coach hasn't had to rely on much during...

New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider, right, blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks center Carter Rowney during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Zacha, Schneider drive Devils to 3-0 win over Ducks

Mar. 1, 2020 11:25 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pavel Zacha scored two power-play goals, Cory Schneider made 34 saves for his first shutout in more than a year, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Sunday night. Nico Hischier had a goal, Nikita Gusev had an assist to extend his point streak to six games, and the...