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Cincinnati Reds' Nicholas Castellanos (2) stretches during team baseball practice at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Votto, Reds resume with unsettled feelings as workouts start

Jul. 3, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hitters in bright red shirts slapped batting-practice pitches to all parts of the recently mowed field. A mash-up of disco, rap and Motown reverberated through empty Great American Ball Park for background music. Looked and sounded like baseball, all right. Felt very different in many...

FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, right, shoots as Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. Jusuf Nurkic is back and healthy. So are Zach Collins, Meyers Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis and plenty of others. If the four-month NBA shutdown had a silver lining, it’s that a lot of ailing players got well.  (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola, File)

NBA shutdown allowed many in league unexpected time to heal

Jul. 3, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

Portland guard Damian Lillard was in the gym a few days ago and took notice of what injured Trail Blazers big men Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins were doing during their individual workouts. That’s when he realized a bright side of the NBA’s coronavirus shutdown. The injured guys weren’t...

Detroit Tigers' Michael Fulmer pitches from the mound during baseball training camp at Comerica Park, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Fulmer back on mound during Tigers' 1st workout at Comerica

Jul. 3, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Baseball's return to Comerica Park meant Michael Fulmer was back on the mound in Detroit. It had certainly been a while for the right-hander, who had Tommy John surgery and missed the whole 2019 season. “The closer I got to being officially done with rehab, the more and more and more...

A group with Cowboys For Trump shows their support for the president in Keystone, S.D. on Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Trump plans fiery speech for Mount Rushmore fireworks

Jul. 3, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump planned a fiery Mount Rushmore speech Friday night including denunciations of protesters he says are trying to “tear down” the nation's history. He's adding condemnation of those who pull down statues to a big fireworks show and his more...

Opponents of 5G networks set fire to Cyprus' mobile antennas

Jul. 3, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A small group of people who oppose 5G mobile telephone technology is likely responsible for arson attacks against four mobile telephone antenna installations in Cyprus' coastal town of Limassol, a Cypriot police official said Friday. Police spokesman Christos Andreou told The...

MLB has 38 positive COVID-19 tests as training resumes; 31 players and 7 staff among 19 teams

Jul. 3, 2020 4:48 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — MLB has 38 positive COVID-19 tests as training resumes; 31 players and 7 staff among 19 teams.
Atlanta Braves' pitcher Cole Hamels works out during a baseball practice at Truist Park on Friday, July 3, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Braves' Hamels says shoulder feels strong after long layoff

Jul. 3, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — For baseball's short season, Cole Hamels says short starts will work just fine. The Atlanta Braves' new veteran left-hander just wants to make sure he posts quality innings, no matter how few they may be. Hamels said Friday he is feeling strong as the Braves opened their summer training for...

Prison outbreak leads to virus surge in St. Francois County

Jul. 3, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri county has seen a big increase in confirmed coronavirus cases, and most of those infected are prison inmates. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Friday reported 547 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus,...

Salvador Hernandez, a groom at Emerald Downs Racetrack in Auburn, Wash., wears a mask as he watches a race Wednesday, June 24, 2020, on the first day of thoroughbred horse racing at the track since all professional sports in Washington state were curtailed in March by the outbreak of the coronavirus. No spectators were allowed, but online wagering was available and the races were streamed. Organizers hope to continue racing into October on a modified schedule. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: AP source: Virus forces Heat to close facility

Jul. 3, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A person with knowledge of the situation says that the Miami Heat have closed their training facility after a second player tested positive for coronavirus. The Heat will have players at the arena over the coming days to satisfy...

Mountainside Fitness posts their safety guidelines as the facility remains open even as Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an executive order for all gyms to close due to the surge in coronavirus cases in Arizona Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Phoenix. For the third straight day, several health clubs in metro Phoenix were defying Ducey's 30-day shutdown order to close gyms, bars, water park and tubing businesses, raising questions about whether officials who have been criticized for responding indecisively to the pandemic will be effective in shutting down the clubs. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Latest: WHO urges focus on first wave of coronavirus

Jul. 3, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

GENEVA — The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief says “we need to put up a fight now” during a peak in the current wave of the coronavirus pandemic — rather than focusing on when a second wave might come. Dr. Michael Ryan said the world will be much better at fighting...