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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Harvard players, students and fans celebrate their 45-27 win over Yale after an NCAA college football game at Fenway Park in Boston. Harvard defeated Yale. The Ivy League has canceled all fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

Jul. 8, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus outbreak is better controlled by then. “We simply do not believe we can create and maintain an environment...

Amazon to start pulling Redskins merchandise after AG letter

Jul. 8, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Seattle-based Amazon will begin pulling Washington Redskins football team merchandise from its online marketplace, according to Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The news came Wednesday less than an hour after Ferguson published a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos in which he...

Ricardo Zapata, left, a photographer for the Los Angeles Angels, has his temperature taken by Sarah Morris before entering Angels Stadium for baseball practice on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. New protocols like temperature checks, social distancing, and limiting amount of people allowed in sports venues have been put in place due to the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Latest: Mariners report 3 positive tests for coronavirus

Jul. 8, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Seattle Mariners say they had three positive tests for the new coronavirus among 122 Tier 1 and Tier 2 individuals that received initial intake tests before the start of summer camp workouts last week. The team did not...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2009 file photo, the Washington Redskins logo is shown on the field before the start of a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. The Washington Redskins are undergoing what the team calls a “thorough review” of the nickname. In a statement released Friday, July 3, 2020, the team says it has been talking to the NFL for weeks about the subject. Owner Dan Snyder says the process will include input from alumni, sponsors, the league, community and members of the organization. FedEx on Thursday called for the team to change its name, and Nike appeared to remove all Redskins gear from its online store. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Maryland governor: probably time to change Redskins name

Jul. 8, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday he believes the name of Washington’s professional football team “probably should be changed" though he supported the team's name when he ran for governor in 2014. Hogan, a Republican, was asked on NBC’s...

FILE - In this May 3, 2014, file photo, Stanford men's volleyball head coach John Kosty, second from left, looks down as players react after a 3-1 loss to Loyola in the NCAA men's college volleyball championship at Gentile Arena in Chicago. Stanford announced Wednesday, July 8, 2020,  that it is dropping 11 sports amid financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The school will discontinue men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling after the 2020-21 academic year. Stanford also is eliminating 20 support staff positions. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

'Heartbreaking day' - Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

Jul. 8, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

Stanford was already facing some difficult financial choices as it tried to support one of the nation's largest athletics departments. The coronavirus forced a dramatic and painful decision: Faced with a nearly $25 million deficit next year, Stanford became the first known Power Five school to eliminate athletic...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 8, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: President Trump Has Tools to Pressure China. Will He Use Them? New York Times July 1 Much of the focus on China in recent months has been over the coronavirus that originated there late last year. But that has hardly slowed...

Vanderbilt cuts at least 8 from athletics communications

Jul. 8, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has laid off at least two people with six more forced to re-apply for their jobs as the Southeastern Conference's lone private school works to merge its athletics communications department with the university's main communications office. The university said Wednesday in...

AP Source: Ivy League calls off fall sports, including football, for its eight schools.

Jul. 8, 2020 5:21 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — AP Source: Ivy League calls off fall sports, including football, for its eight schools.
FILE - This Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh watches from the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Harbaugh, who has two years left on his deal, says he was close to a contract extension before coping with the pandemic became a priority. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Harbaugh was close to a new deal at Michigan before pandemic

Jul. 8, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday he was closing in on a contract extension before coping with the COVID-19 pandemic became a top priority for all involved in the discussions. “There’s bigger fish to fry for our athletic director, or our administration, me as...

Bills hire Sinnarajah as VP of business administration

Jul. 8, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have hired Jason Sinnarajah as senior vice president of business administration. From Toronto, Sinnarajah has sports-related experience in previously working at Google, where he managed the company’s partnerships with the NFL and NHL in providing updated search...