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President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump talks with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

Apr. 4, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

President Donald Trump talked to many U.S. pro sports leaders about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions “as soon as we can.” “I want fans back in the arenas,” Trump said later in a briefing at the White House....

The Latest: US Tennis Association says best to not play now

Apr. 3, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The U.S. Tennis Association says its best not to play the sport right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a posting on its website on Friday, the USTA called it “in the best interest of society to take a collective...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Jin Young Ko of South Korea watches her tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA tournament at the Miramar Golf Country Club in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Ko figures to be plenty rested whenever the LPGA Tour resumes. Ko left the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, on Nov. 24 as the No. 1 player in women's golf, capping off her four-win, two-major season as the LPGA player of the year and winner of the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average. The plan was to return for the Asia swing in mid-February and work her way into the season. She's still waiting. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

US Women's Open in Houston postponed until December

Apr. 3, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

The U.S. Women’s Open in Houston is now scheduled for two weeks before Christmas. The LPGA Tour pushed back the resumption of its schedule until the middle of June and found slots for three tournaments that have been postponed. Commissioner Mike Whan keeps looking at the calendar at a dwindling number of...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the New England Patriots customized Boeing 767 jet rests on the tarmac at T.F. Green Airport, in Warwick, R.I. The Patriots private team plane is expected to land in Boston on Thursday, April 2, 2020, returning from China with more than one million masks to help control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

Apr. 2, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot be...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2016, file photo, from left are silver medalist Henrik Stenson, of Sweden; gold medalist Justin Rose, of Britain; and bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, of the United States, after the final round of the men's golf event at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Unlike other Olympic sports, the postponement to 2021 was little more than an inconvenience in golf. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Column: Postponing Olympics merely an inconvenience for golf

Mar. 31, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

The move was expected, yet no less exceptional, when the IOC decided to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until next year. It brought mixed reactions from so many Olympic athletes. Those from smaller sports might require another year of funding or sponsorship. Others were on the homestretch of a training cycle designed...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Jin Young Ko of South Korea watches her tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA tournament at the Miramar Golf Country Club in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Ko figures to be plenty rested whenever the LPGA Tour resumes. Ko left the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, on Nov. 24 as the No. 1 player in women's golf, capping off her four-win, two-major season as the LPGA player of the year and winner of the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average. The plan was to return for the Asia swing in mid-February and work her way into the season. She's still waiting. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

South Korea's top 2 LPGA Tour players on longest break ever

Mar. 31, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

Jin Young Ko figures to be plenty rested whenever the LPGA Tour resumes. Ko left the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, on Nov. 24 as the No. 1 player in women's golf, capping off her four-win, two-major season as the LPGA player of the year and winner of the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average....

The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Davis Love III responds to a question during a news conference for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. The house of Hall of Fame golfer Davis Love III was destroyed by fire early Friday morning, March 27, 2020, in St. Simons Island, Ga., in a blaze that could not be controlled, even with 16 firefighters arriving within minutes, the fire chief said. No one from Love's family was injured. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

House of Davis Love III destroyed by early morning fire

Mar. 27, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The house of Hall of Fame golfer Davis Love III was destroyed by fire early Friday morning in a blaze that could not be controlled, even with 16 firefighters arriving within minutes, the fire chief said. No one from Love's family was injured. “While everyone in our...

Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, watches his tee shot on the first hole during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Nona Blues: G-Mac concerned with restaurants and his golf

Mar. 25, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

Graeme McDowell finds motivation in short supply as he tries to keep his golf game sharp without knowing when the next tournament will be played. In that respect, he's no different from most players. His concern goes beyond golf during the shutdown from the spread of the new coronavirus. McDowell is a founding...

Florine Mason, 69, left, putts as her friend Elaine Sterner, 76, lines up a putt as they practice along the Copperhead course at Innisbrook Golf Resort, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Palm Harbor, Fla. With the Valspar Tournament shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, golfers had the unique opportunity to play on a tour-ready golf course. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Fore! Golfers play on, for now, with precautions in place

Mar. 25, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Washtenaw Golf Club, one of the oldest courses in Michigan, typically only has to worry about the weather in March. Now there is a far more serious issue to contemplate: the new coronavirus. "This is the one thing we didn't think of," said Dave Kendall, a PGA professional and...