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FILE - In this June 6, 1991, file photo, Kurt Thomas, 35, competes on the pommel horse at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in the compulsory round in Cincinnati. Thomas, the first U.S. male gymnast to win a world championship gold medal, has died. He was 64. Thomas’ family said he died Friday, June 5, 2020. He had a stroke May 24, caused by a tear of the basilar artery in the brain stem. (AP Photo/Michael Snyder, File)

Kurt Thomas, first US man to win world gym title, dies at 64

Jun. 6, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

Kurt Thomas, the first U.S. male gymnast to win a world championship gold medal, has died. He was 64. Thomas’ family said he died Friday. He had a stroke May 24, caused by a tear of the basilar artery in the brain stem. “Yesterday, I lost my universe, my best friend and my soulmate of 24 years. Kurt...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, people sit surrounded by empty seats as they wait for the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Bournemouth at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England. The crippling grip the coronavirus pandemic has had on the sports world has forced universities, leagues and franchises to evaluate how they might someday welcome back fans. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

The Latest: Racing resumes at Woodbine in Toronto

Jun. 6, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Thoroughbred racing has resumed at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto after a seven-week delay because of the coronavirus pandemic. Saturday's racing, with no fans in attendance, marked the first professional sports action in the...

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant: “My season is over.”

Jun. 5, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant won't play for the Brooklyn Nets if the NBA season resumes. “My season is over,” Durant told The Undefeated on Friday. “I don’t plan on playing at all. We decided last summer when it first happened that I was just going to wait until the following...

Thousands of people protest at an anti-racism demonstration, in Toronto on Friday, June 5, 2020. George Floyd, a black man, died after he was restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. His death has ignited protests in the U.S. and worldwide over racial injustice and police brutality. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau attends anti-racism rally and takes a knee

Jun. 5, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended an anti-racism protest Friday and took a public knee in solidarity with demonstrators. Trudeau arrived on Parliament Hill in Ottawa with security guards, wearing a black cloth mask. After a few protesters asked him to kneel, he did. They...

Canadian economy unexpectedly adds 289,600 jobs in May

Jun. 5, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Statistics Canada reported Friday the Canadian economy added 289,600 jobs in May, with businesses reopening amid easing public health restrictions. The unemployment rate rose to a record high of 13.7%, topping the previous high of 13.1% set in December 1982 in more than four...

Nissan recalls nearly 1.9M cars for pesky hood latch problem

Jun. 4, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — For the fourth time, Nissan is recalling hundreds of thousands of midsize cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a nagging latch problem that may allow the hood fly open while cars are moving. The latest recall covers nearly 1.9 million Altimas and includes cars from the 2013 through 2015 model...

FILE - In this  Monday, June 17, 2019 file photo, Anaheim Ducks head coach Dallas Eakins, left, and general manager Bob Murray pose with a jersey at Great Park Ice in Irvine, Calif. General manager Bob Murray saw intermittent signs of progress from his young Ducks players and first-year coach Dallas Eakins while Anaheim missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham, File)

Ducks GM Murray 'hell-bent' on improvement; critiques Eakins

Jun. 3, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — General manager Bob Murray saw signs of progress this season from his young Anaheim Ducks and their first-year coach, Dallas Eakins. Murray just didn’t see that progress happening quickly enough, so he intends to speed it up himself next season. “Overall, certain things...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jun. 3, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 3 The Charlotte Observer on President Donald Trump moving the Republican National Convention because North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper won’t commit to relaxing strict social distancing regulations: For those who’ve long wanted...

A sign marking the entrance to ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World is seen Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season at Disney. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart

Jun. 3, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the league’s board of governors on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The teams that will be going to the ESPN Wide World Of Sports...

Man dies after being thrown from ATV in northern Maine

Jun. 3, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A 30-year-old man died when he was thrown from his all-terrain vehicle in northern Maine. Cpl. John MacDonald, spokesman for the Maine Warden Service, said Travis Haley of New Canada, Maine, lost control of his 2014 Polaris while cornering and hit an embankment in a ditch on...