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Tina Nguyen, a nurse at at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle's International District, examines a nose swab while conducting walk- and drive-up testing for COVID-19, Friday, May 15, 2020. As testing supplies for coronavirus have become more abundant, the clinic has been able to offer testing to anyone in the community by appointment if they are experiencing symptoms. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Most US states fall short of recommended testing levels

May. 15, 2020 10:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopened Friday in more of the U.S., an overwhelming majority of states still fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that public health experts say are necessary to safely ease lockdowns and avoid another deadly wave of outbreaks, according to an Associated Press...

In this photo taken on Thursday, April 30, 2020, horse race at the Bergsaker racecourse in Vasternorrland, Sweden. Swedish trotting is one of only a handful of European sports to have persevered during the coronavirus outbreak while competitions elsewhere shut down across the continent. That’s not just good news for the 40,000 people working in the equestrian sector in Sweden. It’s something of a savior for betting companies and gamblers around the world who have been starved of their usual diet of top-class sport in Europe. (AP Photo/Steve Douglas)

Trotting thrives in Sweden during sports shutdown

May. 5, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

BERGSÅKER, Sweden (AP) — Rikard Skoglund changes into his blue-and-white silks in his car, gathers his helmet and whip, then heads to the track for another evening of horse racing. Sweden’s No. 1 horse driver is still working during the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, he’s never been in...

FILE - In this June 4, 2013, file photo, Preakness winner Oxbow, left, enters the track for a light workout at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas is at rear. The order of the Triple Crown races could be different this year. “If you go from a mile-and-a-half and start dropping back, it’s going to change a lot,” said Lukas, winner of 14 Triple Crown races. “It’ll change how you train, it’ll change the type of horse that will end up in the Derby. It’ll be a very, very significant change.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Uncertain Triple Crown: Belmont faces hurdles amid upheaval

May. 1, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

Horse racing’s annual Triple Crown season has been thrust into weeks and months of uncertainty by the coronavirus pandemic. The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont face the same challenges in their own unique way. A look at some of the obstacles for the Belmont: RACE DATE The 153rd edition of the Belmont...

FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, the DraftKings logo is displayed at the sports betting company headquarters in Boston. Sports daily fantasy and betting website DraftKings will debut as a publicly traded company Friday, April 24, 2020, against a backdrop of a near-complete shutdown of athletic competition across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

DraftKings debuts on Wall Street amid sports world lockdown

Apr. 24, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sports daily fantasy and betting website DraftKings made its stock market debut Friday against a backdrop of a near-complete shutdown of athletic competition across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic. The gamble appeared to pay off, with the Boston-based company's shares closing up...

Lack of sports doesn't stop DraftKings from going public

Apr. 23, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sports daily fantasy and betting website DraftKings will debut as a publicly traded company Friday against a backdrop of a near-complete shutdown of athletic competition across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic. DraftKings' move to Wall Street was sealed Thursday after shareholders of...

This June 20, 2019 photo shows a card game underway at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. Figures released on April 15, 2020 show New Jersey's March casino and sports betting revenue fell to $163 million in March, down over 44% from a year ago as half the month was wiped out by virus-related closures. Indiana, Maryland and Michigan casinos fared even worse in March. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

No more bets: March revenue plunges as virus shuts casinos

Apr. 15, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Revenue from casinos in numerous U.S. states plunged in March as the coronavirus forced the shutdown of in-person gambling across the country in the middle of the month. New Jersey's casino and sports betting revenue fell to $163 million in March, down over 44% from a year ago,...

FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles.  Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020,  as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

The Latest: Lakers GM Pelinka draws inspiration from Bryant

Apr. 8, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is drawing inspiration from his friendship with Kobe Bryant as he navigates the coronavirus pandemic. Pelinka was Bryant’s longtime agent before he took over the...

FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Collier, Pa., on March 6, 2018, and President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on March 20, 2018. For a moment, West Virginia looked like it was going to be the only state in the country to allow betting on the presidential election. The short-lived play by bookmaker giant FanDuel was approved by the state lottery board. But it was announced and nixed within the span of about two hours Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in a bizarre sequence that appeared to baffle top government officials. Republican Gov. Jim Justice said it was ridiculous and he didn't know why the lottery commission would approve such a deal. (AP Photo)

Trump-Biden election off-limits for US bettors (so far)

Apr. 8, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Double down on Donald, or bet big on Biden? Plenty of Americans would like the chance to place a bet on the upcoming presidential election (and sports books would love to take their money), but so far, it is not legal anywhere in the country. It actually was permitted for about...

FILE - This is a 2017 file photo showing the shadow of a tennis player. The group charged with monitoring tennis gambling and punishing corruption found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches in the first three months of 2020 -- an increase it tied to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/File)

Group monitoring tennis gambling ties alert rise to COVID-19

Apr. 8, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

The group charged with monitoring gambling and punishing corruption in tennis found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches during the first three months of 2020 — an increase it tied to the coronavirus pandemic. The London-based Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) issued its quarterly report Wednesday...

FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, a board displays odds for different bets on the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. The sports books are closed, and the only things left to bet on mobile apps are virtual racing and Russian ping pong. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Sportsbooks are dark and odds are long in Las Vegas

Apr. 6, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nobody would have given odds on this. Inside the glittering casinos that line the Las Vegas Strip, the slot machines were turned off and the sportsbooks were dark. On what would have been the biggest Monday of the year for bookies, not a dollar changed hands. No big national championship...