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Thousands of cardboards with photos of Borussia Moechengladbach soccer fans are displayed on the stands at he stadium in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. A banner reads

The Latest: Lions' Stafford removed from COVID list

Aug. 4, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions removed quarterback Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list and said he received a false positive test result. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close...

In this photo made Thursday, July 23, 2020, an upper deck view of the new Texas Rangers home baseball stadium named Globe Life Field is seen in Arlington, Texas. The Texas Rangers' new stadium isn't retro and designers wanted the first next-generation ballpark. There is the full-panel retractable roof, the split seating levels offering full views of the ballpark with plenty of natural light. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Latest: Duke says 25 returning athletes test positive

Jul. 31, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Duke says that 25 athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus over the past three weeks as they began returning to campus for voluntary practice, with nine in mandatory isolation. The school announced the results Friday...

Fans are seen sitting apart in the stands during the friendly cricket match at the Oval, London, Monday, July 27, 2020. Spectators have been allowed into a sporting event in England for the first time since March when coronavirus prevention measures were tested at a cricket match between Surrey and Middlesex at The Oval ahead of a planned wider reopening of stadiums in October. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)

Sports fans no longer allowed at pilot events in England

Jul. 31, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Spectators will no longer be allowed to attend sporting events in England after concerns about a rise in coronavirus infections forced the government to delay the partial reopening of venues until at least Aug. 15. Small groups of fans were due to attend horse racing, cricket and snooker in...

Spectators observe social distancing in the stands during the friendly cricket match at the Oval, London, Sunday, July 26, 2020. Spectators have been allowed into a sporting event in England for the first time since March when coronavirus prevention measures were tested at a cricket match between Surrey and Middlesex at The Oval ahead of a planned wider reopening of stadiums in October. Alternate rows were used across two stands and advisory signs were on show for the friendly match being watched by 1,000 people. (John Walton/PA via AP)

Fans in English sporting event for 1st time since March

Jul. 26, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Spectators were allowed into a sporting event in England for the first time since March when coronavirus prevention measures were tested at a cricket match between Surrey and Middlesex at The Oval ahead of a planned wider reopening of stadiums in October. Alternate rows were used across two...

The grounds crew works on the field at Oakland Coliseum before an Oakland Athletics baseball practice in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Latest: Two Arizona relievers tested positive for virus

Jul. 5, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Arizona manager Torey Lovullo says that relief pitchers Silvino Bracho and Junior Guerra have both tested positive for COVID-19. The Diamondbacks had previously revealed that three players on the 40-man roster had tested...

Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Laurence Griffiths,Pool)

City-Madrid can go ahead in England because of exemptions

Jul. 5, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City can host Real Madrid in the second leg of their last-16 match in the Champions League next month after the British government announced selected sports stars would be exempt from quarantine requirements when competing in the country. There was a possibility the game might have...

A workout area sits idle in the concourse under the first base stands at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Boston. The Boston Red Sox are scheduled resume training camp Friday at Fenway. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)

The Latest: USL's Indy Eleven to return with limited fans

Jul. 2, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The United Soccer League’s Indy Eleven will return to action next Saturday with limited fans at Lucas Oil Stadium. League officials announced a 263-game schedule that will be played over a 13-week span, leading to a...

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares skates during the team's NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. Tavares took his sticks home from the rink in Toronto to tape them up so he wouldn’t waste his limited time there. NHL players could start participating in voluntary small-group workouts, and teams began opening their training facilities Monday, June 8. Players learned Thursday training camps can open July 10, pending an agreement on returning to play later this summer, and they're now expected to trickle back in preparation of the resumption of the season. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

The Latest: English Premier League player tests positive

Jun. 13, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A Norwich player is one of two people at two English Premier League clubs to test positive for the new coronavirus ahead of the restart of competition. Players and club staff are being tested twice a week. On Thursday and...

FILE - In this March 27, 2018 file photo, Afghanistan's cricket players stand for the national anthem, during celebrations following their defeat of West Indies in the final of the 2019 World Cup qualification tournament in Kabul, Afghanistan. The national cricket team is beginning a month-long training camp, even as the coronavirus is spreading widely across Afghanistan and an international aid organization warns it was on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. The Afghanistan Cricket Board announced the start of the training camp for its 22 players a day after the government laid out new guidelines to tackle the spread of the virus. Cricket is the most popular sport in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghan cricket team starts training despite virus fears

Jun. 7, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's national cricket team began a month-long training camp Sunday, even as the coronavirus was spreading widely across the country and an international aid organization warned it was on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. Afghanistan has officially recorded more than...