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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Southern Utah celebrates with the trophy after defeating Northern Arizona in an NCAA college football game for the Big Sky Conference title Cedar City, Utah. The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well.(Jordan Allred/The Spectrum via AP)

The Latest: Conference USA leaves 12-game option open

Aug. 7, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Conference USA is leaving open the option for its schools to play a full 12-game football schedule. The league’s board of directors said Friday that the initial conference schedule, with each team playing eight C-USA...

The Latest: Clemson pauses DE Xavier Thomas for virus-plus.

Aug. 6, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson starting defensive end Xavier Thomas has been medically shutdown since March because of several illnesses, including COVID-19. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Thomas, who is a junior this year, lost weight and was...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, Indiana's Cory Thomas (11) kicks the winning goal past Penn State's Dani Marks (18) during overtime in a Big Ten NCAA college soccer match in Bloomington, Ind. The NCAA Board of Directors is allowing each division of the association to decide independently whether it will be able to conduct championship events safely in fall sports such as soccer, volleyball and lower levels of football during the coronavirus pandemic. (Chris Howell/The Herald-Times via AP, File)

Signs ominous and hopeful as college sports hangs in balance

Aug. 5, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

The announcements came within 40 minutes of each other Wednesday morning, one bleak, the other providing a glimmer of hope for a college football season that is looking iffy at best right now. First, Connecticut canceled what was supposed to be its first season as a major college football independent because it...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus watch the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Bears place DT John Jenkins on COVID-19 list

Jul. 30, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Chicago Bears placed defensive tackle John Jenkins on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday, meaning he tested positive for the coronavirus or is being quarantined after coming in close contact with someone infected. Jenkins...

In this undated photo Oregon State University volleyball coach Mark Barnard poses for a photo in Corvallis, Ore. Players, parents and observers of the program tell The Associated Press that Barnard runs punishment practices past the point of safety, uses scholarships as leverage and pits players against each other in team meetings. The school says an investigation into the program has concluded and appropriate action has been taken to address the complaints. (Godofredo Vasquet/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)

Players describe abusive environment on Oregon State team

Jul. 30, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

Athletes and others with ties to the program told The Associated Press that the head volleyball coach at Oregon State University runs an abusive program that has seen 11 players quit or transfer since 2016 and two team members contemplate suicide, with one attempting an overdose. In interviews with the AP and...

New US pro indoor volleyball league making Nashville home

Jul. 30, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The top women's indoor volleyball players in the U.S. will be calling Nashville home for their new professional league. Athletes Unlimited, in partnership with USA Volleyball, had been looking for a city where the new league can play. Jon Patricof, co-founder and CEO, told The...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Lions place five players on COVID-19 list

Jul. 29, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an...

The Latest: Texas has zero active coronavirus infections

Jul. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas has no active coronavirus infections on the football team or among the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball team players on campus, athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday. The football team...

A security guard peers out from behind NHL-branded fencing at the entrance where players arrive at Toronto's Royal York hotel, which is acting as the

The Latest: 49ers wide receiver James on COVID-19 list

Jul. 27, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James Jr. has been placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. The list is for a player who tests positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after being in close contact with...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) is tackled by Clemson during the first half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The NCAA's latest guidance for playing college sports during the COVID-19 pandemic recommends testing players once a week within 72 hours of competition. For typical Saturday football games, that means Wednesday would be the soonest athletes would be tested.
Is that enough for a team of about 100 athletes playing a contact sport to get through a season without major disruptions? Especially, considering simply being exposed to someone who tests positive can land an athlete in quarantine for two weeks? (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

NCAA football oversight asks board for time on fall sports

Jul. 22, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

The NCAA football oversight committee is asking the association’s Board of Governors to avoid making a decision soon on whether to conduct fall championships as college sports tries to find a path to play through the pandemic. A letter dated July 21 was sent by committee chairman Shane Lyons, the West...