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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Washington.] Stamkos will be limited at the start of Tampa training camp because of a new lower-body injury, general manager Julien BriseBois said Saturday, July 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Stars' Polak, Canucks' Baertschi won't report to NHL camps

Jul. 11, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

Dallas defenseman Roman Polak and Vancouver forward Sven Baertschi on Saturday joined the list of players who won't be reporting to training camp for the resumption of the NHL season. Baertschi told the Canucks he'd be opting out of participating in the expanded 24-team playoffs, following Calgary defenseman...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson passes the ball at the team's training facility in Boston. A person familiar with the situation says Duke is in talks with Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Lawson to lead the Blue Devils women’s basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, July 10, 2020, because the school has not commented publicly on its search. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Duke hires Celtics' Lawson to lead women's basketball team

Jul. 11, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

Duke has turned to Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program. The school announced the hiring in a social media post Saturday, a little more than a week after Joanne P. McCallie announced she wouldn’t return for a 14th season as she...

The Houston Astros play a simulated baseball game inside Minute Maid Park Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Latest: Las Vegas virus spike led NHL to 2 Canadian hubs

Jul. 11, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Coronavirus cases spiking in the Las Vegas area contributed to the NHL choosing two Canadian cities to complete its season. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Saturday called the rise a “concern” to the league. He...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell, right, listens to manager Derek Shelton during a team workout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Shelton and other first-year managers are scrambling to make up for lost time. The rookie skippers are getting creative when it comes to getting a feel for their players during a season unlike any other.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Chemistry class: New managers test for right mix amid virus

Jul. 11, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton needs his freedom. Maybe now more than ever. Fortunately for the first-year Pittsburgh Pirates manager, bench coach Donnie Kelly made it a point to provide it. Each day Kelly puts together a meticulous schedule designed to find a way for separate groups of players to get...

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey wipes sweat from his forehead during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale, Ariz. Posey is the latest big-name player to skip this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Posey announced his decision on Friday, July 10, 2020. He says his family finalized the adoption of identical twin girls this week. The babies were born prematurely and Posey said after consultations with his wife and doctor he decided to opt out of the season. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Posey out for 2020 as MLB teams deal with churning rosters

Jul. 10, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — San Francisco catcher Buster Posey became the latest well-known player to opt out of the abbreviated 2020 season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, joining Dodgers pitcher David Price and Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the sidelines. Later Friday, the Chicago White...

Pistons' onetime home, the Palace of Auburn Hills, torn down

Jul. 11, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — One of Michigan's most beloved sports and entertainment venues was turned into rubble on Saturday with a series of controlled explosions. The shell and roof of the Palace of Auburn Hills, which was home to three championship Detroit Pistons teams and three Detroit Shock teams...

FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, shows the Pac-12 logo during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State, in Tempe, Ariz. The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Pac-12, Big Ten shelve games and fears grow of ripple effect

Jul. 11, 2020 1:09 AM EDT

The Big Ten and Pac-12 became the first Power Five leagues to shift to an all-conference fall schedule as college sports faces a dramatically different landscape due to the coronavirus pandemic. In football alone, 73 games were scrapped in two days, from marquee matchups like Oregon-Ohio State to storied...

Collin Morikawa hits a drive on the second hole during the second round of the Workday Charity Open golf tournament, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Morikawa takes 3-shot lead into weekend at Muirfield Village

Jul. 11, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Muirfield Village was supposed to be set up easier for the first of two straight PGA Tour events. It sure didn't feel that way to Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose and others who missed the cut at the Workday Charity Open. The second round was completed Saturday because of two storm delays....

Disney annual passholders get a peek at the coronavirus-inspired changes inside the Magic Kingdom Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. “The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. (Gabrielle Russon/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

NBA teams at Disney had tough travel-party decisions to make

Jul. 10, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

The 22 teams participating in the NBA restart were all at the Disney campus together for the first time Friday. None of them, however, made it to the Orlando, Florida, area with their usual travel party. Leaving families behind for several weeks — or maybe even three months, depending on how deep a team...

With fans back, Power is fastest at Road America practice

Jul. 11, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Will Power had the fastest practice time to open the first day of the Rev Group Grand Prix doubleheader Saturday at Road America as IndyCar welcomed fans to its races for the first time this season. Power, a Chevy driver and member of Team Penske, finished the more than 4-mile,...

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic during a press conference at Florida's Turnpike Turkey Lake Service Plaza, in Orlando, Friday, July 10, 2020. DeSantis made the visit to announce an increase in electric vehicle charging stations that will be available at turnpike plazas by year's end. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has coronavirus

Jul. 11, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

NEW DELHI — Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is hospitalized in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital. In a tweet on Saturday, Bachchan, 77, said his family and staff have also undergone tests and are awaiting results. He appealed...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Washington.] Stamkos will be limited at the start of Tampa training camp because of a new lower-body injury, general manager Julien BriseBois said Saturday, July 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Stars' Polak, Canucks' Baertschi won't report to NHL camps

Jul. 11, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

Dallas defenseman Roman Polak and Vancouver forward Sven Baertschi on Saturday joined the list of players who won't be reporting to training camp for the resumption of the NHL season. Baertschi told the Canucks he'd be opting out of participating in the expanded 24-team playoffs, following Calgary defenseman...

Kevin Harvick, on far side of wall, celebrates with his crew after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Day trippers: Familiarity key for drivers at Kentucky oval

Jul. 11, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Speedway winners' club is exclusive — just five drivers have combined to win the first nine NASCAR Cup races. All have championships, with the 400-mile race providing a springboard to the title for Kyle Busch (2015), Brad Keselowski (2012) and Martin Truex Jr. (2017)....

Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo chases a fly ball during a

Texas slugger Gallo still isn't sure if he had coronavirus

Jul. 11, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo says he doesn’t know if he actually had the coronavirus despite two positive tests, since he never had any symptoms and also had multiple negative tests. “I wish I had an answer,” he said Saturday, a day after his first...

The Houston Astros play a simulated baseball game inside Minute Maid Park Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Latest: Las Vegas virus spike led NHL to 2 Canadian hubs

Jul. 11, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Coronavirus cases spiking in the Las Vegas area contributed to the NHL choosing two Canadian cities to complete its season. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Saturday called the rise a “concern” to the league. He...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson passes the ball at the team's training facility in Boston. A person familiar with the situation says Duke is in talks with Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Lawson to lead the Blue Devils women’s basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, July 10, 2020, because the school has not commented publicly on its search. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Duke hires Celtics' Lawson to lead women's basketball team

Jul. 11, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

Duke has turned to Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program. The school announced the hiring in a social media post Saturday, a little more than a week after Joanne P. McCallie announced she wouldn’t return for a 14th season as she...

An attendant, front, directs park guests to the entrance of the Magic Kingdom during the reopening at Walt Disney World, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

Jul. 11, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “The Most Magical Place on Earth” has reopened after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018 file photo, Brooklyn Beckham poses for photographers upon his arrival at the V & A Summer Party in London. Brooklyn Beckham, son of retired soccer superstar David Beckham and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, and American actress Nicola Peltz have announced that they're engaged. Beckham and Peltz both posted the news on their Instagram accounts on Saturday July 11, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Beckham son Brooklyn is engaged to actress Nicola Peltz

Jul. 11, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brooklyn Beckham, son of retired soccer superstar David Beckham and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, and American actress Nicola Peltz have announced they're engaged. Beckham and Peltz both posted the news on their Instagram accounts Saturday. “Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell, right, listens to manager Derek Shelton during a team workout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Shelton and other first-year managers are scrambling to make up for lost time. The rookie skippers are getting creative when it comes to getting a feel for their players during a season unlike any other.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Chemistry class: New managers test for right mix amid virus

Jul. 11, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton needs his freedom. Maybe now more than ever. Fortunately for the first-year Pittsburgh Pirates manager, bench coach Donnie Kelly made it a point to provide it. Each day Kelly puts together a meticulous schedule designed to find a way for separate groups of players to get...

With fans back, Power is fastest at Road America practice

Jul. 11, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Will Power had the fastest practice time to open the first day of the Rev Group Grand Prix doubleheader Saturday at Road America as IndyCar welcomed fans to its races for the first time this season. Power, a Chevy driver and member of Team Penske, finished the more than 4-mile,...