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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland looks out after teeing off for the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai. China has canceled all sporting events, such as golf and tennis, for the rest of 2020 because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Asia swing unlikely as PGA Tour weighs going to western US

Jul. 14, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour first started going to Asia in 2009 with the HSBC Champions, a World Golf Championship. Since then, it added events in Malaysia and South Korea, and then Malaysia gave way to the Zozo Championship in Japan, which Tiger Woods won last year. This strange year of the COVID-19...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the BRICS Business Council prior to the 11th edition of the BRICS Summit, in Brasilia, Brazil. From industrialists and foreign companies to celebrities and ordinary citizens, people from all walks of life pitched in for a newly created fund touted to strengthen India’s fight against the deadly virus the next day. More than three months later, the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, or the PM CARES fund, is now valued at more than $1 billion but has since run into controversy over an alleged lack of transparency and accountability, along with a general lack of clarity over the control, the donors and the use of money donated to it. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Indian leader's virus fund won't disclose donors, payments

Jul. 14, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bejon Misra responded quickly to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal in March for donations to a new fund to strengthen the country's fight against the coronavirus. The next day, the 69-year-old retired management professor made a donation. “It was a generous...

Former tennis player Mardy Fish wins celebrity golf title

Jul. 12, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Davis Cup captain Mardy Fish won the American Century Championship on Sunday, holding off former Buffalo defensive tackle Kyle Williams a day after a record-setting round. The 38-year-old former tennis player jumped into Lake Tahoe in celebration. “I’ve wanted to...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP)

F1 star Hamilton raises right fist in fight against racism

Jul. 12, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Standing on the podium to celebrate his latest win, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton raised a clenched right fist and then delivered a message to his fellow drivers not to slow down in the fight against racism. It's 52 years since American sprinters Tommie Smith and John...

Justin Thomas reacts to missing his birdie putt on the 18th green during the third round of the Workday Charity Open golf tournament, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Thomas keeps clean card for 2-shot lead at Muirfield Village

Jul. 11, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Justin Thomas never looked to be in a hurry. Not when he stepped to the first tee Friday trailing by 13 shots. Not when he was simply trying to keep up with Collin Morikawa on Saturday in the Workday Charity Open. And after turning a three-shot deficit into a two-shot lead with another...

Mardy Fish leads American Century celebrity tournament

Jul. 11, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Former tennis player Mardy Fish birdied the final five holes in a record-breaking round Saturday to take a three-point lead over former Buffalo defensive tackle Kyle Williams in the American Century Championship. The celebrity tournament is being played without fans at Edgewood Tahoe...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles. The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers already have just about guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a delicate balancing act when the NBA returns to action. They must try to shake off the rust after a 4 ½-month hiatus while also staying as healthy as possible for the postseason. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LeBron won't wear social justice message on Lakers jersey

Jul. 11, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can't be contained on the back of a basketball jersey. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won't wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando bubble. “It was no...

Nick Watney, Dylan Fritelli, of South Africa, and Denny McCarthy play during opening round of the Workday Charity Open golf tournament, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Still testing positive, Frittelli among 3 back to work

Jul. 9, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Dylan Frittelli says it was hard not to feel like an outcast Thursday at the Workday Charity Open in a group of three players who tested positive for the coronavirus and keep doing so. But at least he was playing. “It was fun to get out there,” Frittelli said after his...

San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) drives around Dallas Mavericks guard Delon Wright (55) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Spurs' Patty Mills donating $1 million to fight racism

Jul. 8, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

Patty Mills will play in the NBA restart, and the San Antonio guard said Wednesday that the reason why he's decided to participate is so he can give just over $1 million of his salary to causes in his native Australia devoted to fighting racism. The exact amount, Mills said, for the Spurs' eight remaining...

Official: Walmart donates $100,000 for new Arkansas statues

Jul. 6, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

Retail giant Walmart contributed $100,000 to replace Arkansas' century-old statues with new ones of civil rights activist Daisy Bates and country singer Johnny Cash. The statues will be placed at the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall Collection, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Last year,...