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FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, an empty Parkview Field minor league baseball stadium is viewed in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. Minor league umpires are out of jobs so far and maybe all year with no minor league seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)

The Latest: West Indies cricket cutting pay by 50%

May. 29, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cricket West Indies has announced a temporary 50% reduction in salaries and funding across the region from July 1. CWI has kept players, staff, umpires and coaches on full pay since the outbreak began, but the lack of any...

Pope Francis delivers his blessing from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 24, 2020. For the first time in months, well-spaced faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the traditional Sunday papal blessing, casting their gaze at the window where the pope normally addresses the faithful, since the square had been closed due to anti-coronavirus lockdown measures. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Papal ping-pong? Vatican opens summer camp amid virus

May. 29, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is getting into the summer camp business, with ping pong tables taking over the Vatican auditorium, a giant pool in the Vatican Gardens and team sports on the Vatican helipad. The Holy See is offering a month of tennis, swimming, games and sports for the children of Vatican...

In this photo taken Friday, May 15, 2020, the public pool in Mission, Kan. is lifeless as plans remain in place to keep the pool closed for the summer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As warm weather approaches and many public pools remain closed there has been a surge of people using backyard pools as well at taking to water activities on lakes and rivers to get out and cool off. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

US communities face tough choices on opening public pools

May. 27, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Public pools will look very different this summer if they open at all with the coronavirus threat still looming, as staffers will be tasked with maintaining social distancing and spotting COVID-19 symptoms in addition to their primary duties. Pools that do plan to open will take...

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2007 file photo, William Keating, former Cincinnati Enquirer publisher, holds one of the final Kentucky Post newspapers off the press in Cincinnati. The former congressman and newspaper executive has died on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 according to his family. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

News executive, ex-US Rep William Keating remembered warmly

May. 21, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bill Keating is remembered widely as gentlemanly, considerate and modest. Underneath that genial exterior was a fiercely competitive and driven athlete, lawyer, politician and news executive. He was highly successful in all those fields. Keating, who died Wednesday at age 93, was an...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, an empty Parkview Field minor league baseball stadium is shown in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. Unlike the NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball that can run on television revenue, it's impossible for some minor sports leagues in North America to go on in empty stadiums and arenas in light of the coronavirus pandemic. These attendance-driven leagues might not play again at all in 2020, putting some teams in danger of surviving at all and potentially changing the landscape of minor league sports in the future. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)

The Latest: Racing museum cancels Hall of Fame induction

May. 21, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in has canceled its induction ceremony in August because of health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hall of Fame president John Hendrickson says the museum...

USC hires Jeremy Kipp as men's and women's swim coach

May. 19, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeremy Kipp is the new head coach of Southern California’s men’s and women’s swimming teams, replacing Dave Salo, who is retiring after 14 years. Kipp spent the last two years in a similar job at Northwestern, where his teams were among the best in program history....

AP Sportlight

May. 16, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

May 17 1875 — Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby by one-quarter length over Volcano. The day marks the opening of Churchill Downs with an estimated 10,000 spectators witnessing the first Derby. Aristides is ridden and trained by African Americans Oliver Lewis and Ansel Williamson, respectively. 1881...

FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, Hali Flickinger swims in the women's 200m butterfly semifinal at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. With sports still largely on hold because of the coronavirus outbreak, some athletes and coaches have taken advantage of the unexpected free time to try new things, or maybe brush up on an old hobby. For Olympic swimmer Hali Flickinger, it's gardening and home renovations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Column: With sports on hold, athletes take up new pursuits

May. 7, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

With sports still largely on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes and coaches have been looking for ways to pass all that unexpected free time. We’ve heard plenty of familiar pursuits. Binge-watching a television series. Hunkering down with video games. Play time with the kids. Some have...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Gate one at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is shown before a news conference announcing the sale of the race track, IndyCar and related business from Hulman & Company to Penske Corporation in Indianapolis. It is finally May and acceptable to declare this a crummy year for Roger Penske to have purchased Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

The Latest: Indy high school to hold graduation at Speedway

May. 6, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Speedway High School will hold this year’s graduation ceremony at the nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Superintendent Kyle Trebley made the announcement on the town’s Facebook page after speedway officials...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2004, file photo, Jenny Thompson swims during a qualifying heat of the 100 meter butterfly at the Olympic Aquatic Centre during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. One of America's greatest Olympic swimmers, Thompson is now on the front line of the fight against coronavirus as an anesthesiologist at the VA hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Former Olympic champ Jenny Thompson takes on new opponent

May. 4, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

Jenny Thompson still loves speed. Only now, she performs in an operating room rather than the pool. One of America’s greatest Olympic swimmers, Thompson is on the front line of the fight against coronavirus as an anesthesiologist at the VA Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina. “I like...