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FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, members of the St. Louis Cardinals wait to be introduced before the start of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. The Cardinals 4-game series against the Detroit Tigers was postponed Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, after more Cardinals players and staff staffers test positive for COVD-19. The series was to have been played in Detroit from Tuesday through Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

The Latest: Indiana St pauses football workouts .

Aug. 3, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Indiana State has paused football workouts for two weeks after six players tested positive for COVID-19. Coach Curt Mallory told players, coaches and support staff everyone must quarantine for 14 days. The athletic department...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, new home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, as it nears completion in Las Vegas. Officials in Nevada have declared

Raiders to play first season in Las Vegas without fans

Aug. 3, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Raiders will have to wait another year to show off their fancy new home to their fans in Las Vegas. The team sent a letter to season ticket holders on Monday saying that after discussion with health care officials and local leaders, the decision was made not to allow fans at games this...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, new home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, as it nears completion in Las Vegas. Officials in Nevada have declared

Officials declare Allegiant Stadium in Vegas almost complete

Jul. 31, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials declared “substantial completion" of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas after nearly 1,000 days were spent building the $2 billion home for the NFL’s relocated Raiders. Friday has been the target date for completion since ground was broken in November 2017 for the...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 14, 2019, file photo, Jon Ledecky, majority owner of the New York Islanders, watches NHL hockey game action during the second period against the Montreal Canadiens, in Uniondale, N.Y. The New York Islanders have reached a 20-year naming rights deal for their new arena with wealth management service UBS. The facility on the grounds of the Belmont Park racetrack will be called UBS Arena at Belmont Park. It's projected to open in time for the 2021-22 NHL season. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

UBS reaches 20-year deal for Islanders' arena naming rights

Jul. 22, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have reached a 20-year naming rights deal for their new arena with wealth management service UBS. The facility on the grounds of the Belmont Park racetrack will be called UBS Arena at Belmont Park, and it is projected to open in time for the 2021-22 NHL season. A $1.5...

Kayleigh Bergh, of Haverhill, Mass., poses at city hall, Thursday, July 16, 2020, across the street from the polling station where she will be working on Election Day, in Haverhill. State and local election officials across the country are trying to recruit younger workers to staff polling places on Election Day in November. The effort is driven by concern that many traditional poll workers will be too worried about catching the coronavirus to show up. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

As pandemic surges, election officials seek poll workers

Jul. 19, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Wanted: Poll workers willing to brave a global pandemic in November. Governments across the country are scrambling to find people to staff polling places for the presidential election this fall as the coronavirus sows doubt about how safe it will be to cast a ballot in person and...

The Texas Rangers play an intrasquad game during baseball practice at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

With empty new stadium, Rangers furlough about 60 employees

Jul. 14, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Rangers indefinitely furloughed about 60 full-time employees, a moved announced 10 days before Texas opens its new ballpark without fans due to the pandemic-delayed season. Texas owner Ray Davis said in March that he hoped to avoid furloughs. But the owner said in a statement...

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo follows through on a solo home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)

Rangers in new home with Gallo back and bolstered rotation

Jul. 14, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have All-Star slugger Joey Gallo back and a bolstered starting rotation for their new home stadium. Texas was 10 games over .500 midway through manager Chris Woodward’s first season, but faded in the second half without their injured All-Star slugger and...

Signs for the Washington Redskins are displayed outside FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Monday, July 13, 2020.  The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday that it will drop the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo immediately, bowing to decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Washington's NFL team drops 'Redskins' name after 87 years

Jul. 13, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and...

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stands for the national anthem prior to an intrasquad game during baseball training Monday, July 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

New center field backdrop has Dodgers hitters adjusting

Jul. 8, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were eager to show off $100 million worth of stadium renovations to fans and a national audience at the All-Star Game this summer. Turns out, it appears only players are going to see the changes up close this season because of the coronavirus pandemic, which will...

Texas Rangers begin to take to the field for a baseball practice at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Friday, July 3, 2020. The practice was the first team activity in the organization's newly constructed stadium. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

New Globe: Rangers open summer camp at home without Martin

Jul. 3, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers were supposed to be all settled in and fully acquainted with their new stadium by now, ready to spend the July 4 holiday weekend playing games at home. But instead of preparing Friday to play their 44th home game of the season, and 89th overall, they opened an...