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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga. It was voted the third best Masters. Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

AP Was There: Tiger wins Masters to cap remarkable comeback

Apr. 10, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

A panel of 15 golf writers were asked to vote on the top five Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019 Masters was voted No. 3. The following story moved on was on April 14, 2019. ___ By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer...

AP Source: LA Rams trade WR Brandin Cooks to Texans

Apr. 9, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams are trading receiver Brandin Cooks to the Houston Texans, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the teams hadn’t announced the trade. The NFL Network reported the Rams will get a second-round...

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: Dougie Hamilton ready to play if season resumes

Apr. 9, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton would be ready to play if the season resumes after breaking his left leg in January. Hamilton needed surgery and had been...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) throws a pass during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tagovailoa’s agent says the quarterback is healthy and will be ready for training camp. Tagovailoa held a virtual pro day with former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer on Thursday, April 9, after the former Alabama star’s personal pro day was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Tagovailoa injured his hip on Nov. 15 and had season-ending surgery two days later. He is expected to be among the top five picks in the NFL draft later this month. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Tagovailoa’s agent says he's healthy, will be ready for camp

Apr. 9, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

Tua Tagovailoa’s agent says the quarterback is healthy and will be ready for training camp. Tagovailoa held a virtual pro day with former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer on Thursday after the former Alabama star’s personal pro day was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Video of...

Report: Colorado ski attendant inattentive during lift death

Apr. 9, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado ski lift operator was not paying attention when a New Jersey man suffocated after his coat got caught on the lift and kept him from breathing, authorities said in a report. Jason Varnish, 46, died of positional asphyxia at Vail Mountain’s Blue Sky Basin area Feb. 13,...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Edmonton Oilers' Colby Cave (12) returns to the bench after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. The Edmonton Oilers say forward Colby Cave is out of emergency surgery after suffering a brain bleed. The team posted on Twitter that doctors removed a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on Cave’s brain Tuesday, April 7, 2020. He remains in a medically induced coma at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Cave’s wife, Emily, said earlier on Instagram that doctors were “fighting to keep him alive” in surgery. “We need a miracle,” Emily Cave wrote. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Oilers say Colby Cave remains in medically induced coma

Apr. 9, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave remains in a medically induced coma in a Toronto hospital after suffering a brain bleed earlier in the week. The Oilers, through Cave’s family, provided an update on Cave’s status Thursday on their Twitter account. “This is giving his...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, gold medalist in the women's 100 meters, reacts during the medal ceremony at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.  Moving from their sports field to the living room, many athletes around the world are doing their bit to boost public health during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, and one of them is two-time 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, who is reading her children's book. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, FILE)

Olympians become trainers to help those stranded at home

Apr. 9, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Moving from the track to the living room, many athletes around the world are doing their bit to boost public health during the coronavirus pandemic. There’s been an explosion of athletes offering free online fitness classes and tips to an audience isolated at home. It...

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...

This undated file photo provided by the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department in Fort Worth, Texas shows Josh Hamilton. Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after his teenage daughter accused him of beating her. A Tarrant County grand jury indicted the 38-year-old Hamilton on Monday, April 6, 2020. He remains free on $30,000 bond after he turned himself in to authorities on Oct. 30. If convicted, he faces a prison sentence of two to 10 years in prison. (Tarrant County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Ex-Ranger Hamilton indicted, accused of beating daughter, 14

Apr. 8, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after his teenage daughter accused him of beating her. A Tarrant County grand jury indicted the 38-year-old Hamilton on Monday. He remains free on $30,000 bond after he turned himself...

In this April 5, 2020 photo, soldiers work at a nursing station in the intensive care section of a military field at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday, April 8, 2020, that the field hospital will be returned to the Federal Emergency Management Agency so it can be deployed to another state facing more of a crisis from the outbreak of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Virus: Inslee sending back DOD field hospital

Apr. 8, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday a Department of Defense field hospital that had been set up by the football field where the Seattle Seahawks play due to the coronavirus outbreak will be returned to the Federal Emergency Management Agency so it can be deployed to another state facing more of a...