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In this Friday, May 22, 2020 photo, Bob Baffert, two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer, lowers his bandana during an interview while keeping his distance at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Horse racing returned to the track after being idled for one and a half months because of public health officials' concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Reports: 2 horses trained by Bob Baffert fail drug tests

May. 27, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two horses from the barn of two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert have tested positive for a banned substance, according to published reports. The New York Times and Louisville Courier-Journal on Tuesday cited unidentified sources in reporting the positive tests occurred...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2010, file photo, a laboratory technician prepares samples of urine for doping tests during a media open day, at the King's College Drug Control Centre in London.  The World Anti-Doping Agency is looking to artificial intelligence as a new way to detect athletes who cheat, it is revealed Tuesday May 26, 2020, funding four projects in Canada and Germany, looking at whether AI could spot signs of drug use. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

WADA looks to artificial intelligence to catch dopers

May. 26, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — With sports around the world shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, the World Anti-Doping Agency is looking to artificial intelligence as a new way to detect athletes who cheat. WADA is funding four projects in Canada and Germany, looking at whether AI could spot signs of...

Soccer fans react during the Belarusian Cup final soccer match between BATE Borisov and Dynamo Brest in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, May 24, 2020. BATE Borisov has won the Belarusian Cup with thousands of fans watching in a rare case of a soccer trophy being decided during the coronavirus pandemic. Belarus has not stopped holding public gatherings with spectators. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

The Latest: Russell wins virtual F1 Monaco GP; Leclerc 3rd

May. 24, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Formula One driver George Russell won the virtual Monaco Grand Prix race by a large margin on the day the iconic race would have been held. The 22-year-old British driver, who races for the Williams team in F1, finished 39...

Visitors wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus take shelter from a sudden rainstorm at a park in Beijing on Saturday, May 23, 2020. New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America – both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Montana outbreak tied to Schwab country club

May. 24, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Montana outbreak tied to golf and country club developed by...

Grounds crew workers Jacob Weiderstrom, left, and Marcus Gignac pull a tarp off home plate as they continue to keep the Seattle Mariners' field in playing shape as the ballpark goes into its seventh week without baseball played because of the coronavirus outbreak Monday, May 11, 2020, in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Baseball players respond to MLB on virus protocols

May. 22, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players' association gave management a wide-ranging response Thursday to a 67-page proposed set of protocols for a season to be played during the coronavirus pandemic. Management had presented the union and the 30 teams the proposed draft last Friday. The union said Thursday it...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, Britain's Mark Dry rests with a towel on his head during the men's hammer throw qualification during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dry told anti-doping authorities he had gone fishing when he was really at his parents' house. A little white lie has turned into what could be a career-ending fiasco. The 2016 Olympian is serving a four-year ban for tampering with the anti-doping process. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Gone fishing? Thrower's Olympic dreams capsized by silly fib

May. 21, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

It makes no difference whether Mark Dry was at the fishing hole or at his parents' house on the day that all but pulverized what's left of his Olympic dreams. What does matter is that Dry wasn't home that day, which is where he said he'd be. And that when authorities asked him where he really was, he told them...

Alabama stadium project resumes after positive virus tests

May. 20, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Work on Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium has resumed after an undisclosed number of workers tested positive for the coronavirus, temporarily halting work on the construction project. Montgomery-based Caddell Construction Company, the project's chief contractor, told The Tuscaloosa...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch during the U.S. national championships swimming meet in Irvine, Calif. Autopsy reports released Friday, May 15, 2020, show that the pilot who flew Bryant did not have drugs or alcohol in his system when the helicopter crashed in Southern California in January, killing all nine aboard. The causes of death for Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, pilot Ara Zobayan and the others have been ruled blunt force trauma. Federal authorities are still investigating the crash. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Autopsy: Pilot in Kobe Bryant crash had no alcohol, drugs

May. 15, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot flying Kobe Bryant and seven others to a youth basketball tournament did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, and all nine sustained immediately fatal injuries when their helicopter slammed into a hillside outside Los Angeles in January, according to autopsies released...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Kansas City Chiefs began talking about a repeat before they had even left the stadium following their Super Bowl triumph. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

The Latest: Mahomes to celebrate virtual grads at Texas Tech

May. 15, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is set to be part of the virtual graduation ceremonies for Texas Tech, his alma mater. The star quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs will address the graduates along with two students receiving their...

CORRECTS THE SOURCE IN THE CAPTION SIGNOFF TO JAY BHATTACHARYA, NOT MLB - This selfie photo taken by Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford University, shows himself in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, May 10, 2020. Just 0.7% of Major League Baseball employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus.

Under 1% of MLB employees test positive for virus antibodies

May. 11, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just 0.7% of Major League Baseball employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The small number of positive tests, announced Sunday, was taken as positive news by a sport pushing ahead with plans to start its delayed season. MLB employees...