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Spain's Rafael Nadal, center, arrives at Adelaide Airport ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship, Adelaide, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Arriving players will serve a 14-day quarantine period ahead of the first Grand slam tennis tournament that is set to get underway on February 8 in Melbourne. (Morgan Sette/AAP Image via AP)

Australian Open arrivals hit by 3 COVID-19 positive tests

Jan. 16, 2021 2:02 PM EST

Three coronavirus cases have been detected among charter flights carrying tennis players, coaches and officials to Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, health authorities and tournament organizers said Saturday. Forty-seven players from the two affected flights — arriving from Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi...

Spain's Rafael Nadal, center, arrives at Adelaide Airport ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship, Adelaide, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Arriving players will serve a 14-day quarantine period ahead of the first Grand slam tennis tournament that is set to get underway on February 8 in Melbourne. (Morgan Sette/AAP Image via AP)

Players arrive for Australian Open; straight into quarantine

Jan. 15, 2021 3:02 AM EST

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka was among the earliest arrivals into Melbourne on one of the 15 charter flights bringing players and officials into the city for the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year. And she wanted everyone to know she was pleased to be in Australia despite all...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, Tennys Sandgren of the U.S. reacts after losing a point to Switzerland's Roger Federer during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Sandgren has reportedly been allowed on an Australia-bound flight despite recently testing positive for coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Sandgren gets OK to fly to Australia despite COVID-19 result

Jan. 14, 2021 2:42 AM EST

Tennys Sandgren forced an early clarification of the COVID-19 rules as the first of 15 charter flights began flying Down Under to deliver players for the Australian Open. The two-time Australian Open quarterfinalist was given a special clearance to board one of the flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne despite...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal serves against Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Novak Djokovic and Nadal both head into 2021 with some major milestones within reach. Djokovic can surpass Roger Federer’s record for most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, while Nadal can break his tie with Federer for most Grand Slam singles title for a man, 20. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

TENNIS '21: COVID questions key; Nadal, Djokovic eye records

Jan. 5, 2021 4:26 PM EST

When the 2020 men’s tennis season ended at the ATP Finals, Rafael Nadal captured a common sentiment that still holds true as the 2021 tennis season is set to begin this week. “The world is suffering a lot, so we are very lucky that we can play tennis,” Nadal said in London in November....

FILE - Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Los Angeles, in this Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, file photo. Bryant is the game’s fourth-leading scorer. He spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, 18 as an All-Star, and won five titles. Then came the helicopter crash in the fog-shrouded California hills that reverberated across sports and across continents. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports

Dec. 29, 2020 1:22 PM EST

There were so many this year. Sports in 2020 was an unending state of mourning. It was as if every week, sometimes days, another luminary fell, bringing a cascade of condolence and remembrance. It began New Year’s Day, a harbinger of what the year held, with the deaths of David Stern and Don Larsen. Not...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.  Osaka has been selected by The Associated Press as the Female Athlete of the Year.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Activist, champion: Naomi Osaka is AP Female Athlete of Year

Dec. 27, 2020 11:44 AM EST

With tennis, like so much of the world, shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Naomi Osaka found herself with time to read and think. And while she won the U.S. Open for her third Grand Slam title, she also stood out for speaking out about racial injustice and police brutality. As noteworthy in 2020 for...

Virginia hosted St. Francis during the first home game of the season Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurleff/The Daily Progress via AP)

The Latest: Sun Belt championship game canceled

Dec. 17, 2020 10:59 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Sun Belt Conference championship game Saturday between No. 9 Coastal Carolina and No. 17 Louisiana-Lafayette has been canceled because of a positive COVID-19 test within the Coastal Carolina program. An entire position group...

FILE - Sofia Kenin kisses the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after defeating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, in this Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, file photo. Kenin collected the WTA Player of the Year award on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, after winning the Australian Open for her first Grand Slam title and finishing as the runner-up at the French Open. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, FIle)

Kenin voted WTA Player of Year; Azarenka gets Comeback honor

Dec. 8, 2020 2:48 PM EST

Sofia Kenin collected the WTA Player of the Year award on Tuesday after winning the Australian Open in January for her first Grand Slam title and finishing as the runner-up at the French Open in October. The 22-year-old from Florida went 16-2 at the three major tournaments played in 2020 — Wimbledon was...