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The Arizona Diamondbacks play an intrasquad baseball game Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The Latest: D-Backs' Guerra returns after negative test

Jul. 8, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Junior Guerra has returned to the team after missing the start of summer camp because of a positive coronavirus test. Guerra is one of four Arizona players to test positive and had not participated...

FILE - In this May 3, 2014, file photo, Stanford men's volleyball head coach John Kosty, second from left, looks down as players react after a 3-1 loss to Loyola in the NCAA men's college volleyball championship at Gentile Arena in Chicago. Stanford announced Wednesday, July 8, 2020,  that it is dropping 11 sports amid financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The school will discontinue men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling after the 2020-21 academic year. Stanford also is eliminating 20 support staff positions. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

'Heartbreaking day' — Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

Jul. 8, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

Stanford was already facing some difficult financial choices as it tried to support one of the nation's largest athletics departments. The coronavirus pandemic forced a dramatic and painful decision: Faced with a nearly $25 million deficit next year, Stanford became the first known Power Five school to eliminate...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 8, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: President Trump Has Tools to Pressure China. Will He Use Them? New York Times July 1 Much of the focus on China in recent months has been over the coronavirus that originated there late last year. But that has hardly slowed...

Sabres drop lawsuit after assistant coach granted green card

Jul. 8, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres dropped their lawsuit against the federal government after immigration officials reversed course by approving the team’s strength and conditioning coach’s petition for a green card. “The matter has been resolved amicably between both...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2007, file photo, Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan watches his team during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago. Shanahan has been elected to the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame and will be inducted in 2021 because of COVID-19 precautions. Shanahan was coach from 1995-2008 after serving as a Broncos assistant from 1984-87 and 1989-91. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Ex-coach Mike Shanahan elected to Broncos Ring of Honor

Jul. 7, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Former head coach Mike Shanahan has been elected to the Denver Broncos Ring of Honor and will be inducted in 2021 because of COVID-19 precautions. Shanahan, a two-time Super Bowl winner in Denver, becomes the 34th member of the ring of fame and the third head coach, joining Dan...

Austin Peay names Marquase Lovings interim coach for season

Jul. 7, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay has promoted associate head coach Marquase Lovings to interim head football coach for the Governors' upcoming season. Athletic director Gerald Harrison announced Lovings' promotion on Tuesday, days after Mark Hudspeth resigned after one season for personal reasons. ...

NC State hires ex-ECU head coach McNeill in advisory role

Jul. 7, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has hired former East Carolina head coach and Oklahoma assistant Ruffin McNeill for an advisory role on its football staff. The school said Tuesday that McNeill would serve as a special assistant to head coach Dave Doeren. Duties include assisting player...

Penny Taylor steps away from Phoenix assistant coach job

Jul. 6, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Phoenix Mercury assistant coach Penny Taylor is stepping away to focus on being a full-time mother, the team announced Monday. Taylor, who married Mercury star Diana Taurasi in 2017, played 10 seasons for the Mercury from 2004-16 before retiring. She and Taurasi have a 2-year old son, Leo....

Bolton left Penn State after coach's 'noose' comment

Jul. 6, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton said he decided to leave Penn State last spring because of a comment by coach Pat Chambers, who said the player had a noose around his neck. Bolton, who is Black, disclosed the reason for his departure Monday in a tweet he titled “a noose around my neck.” Chambers, who...

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to reporters during a campaign stop at Sweet Creek restaurant and farmers market, south of Montgomery, Ala., Monday, July 6, 2020. Sessions faces former Auburn University football Coach Tommy Tuberville in the July 14 Republican runoff. Sessions held the seat for 20 years before resigning to become President Donald Trump’s first attorney general. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Sessions steps up attacks on Tuberville ahead of runoff

Jul. 6, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday stepped up attacks against his Senate primary rival, accusing former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville of hiding and being unprepared for Washington. Sessions, speaking in Montgomery at the start of a statewide...