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FILE - In this July 17, 2001, file photo, a view of Telluride, Colo. appears nestled in a valley from the top of Mount St. Sophia. The Telluride Film Festival, the annual film retreat held in the Colorado mountains and one of the fall movie season's top launching pads, has been canceled. Festival organizers said Tuesday that its 47th edition, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, has been scuttled entirely due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski/File)

Telluride Film Festival canceled due to pandemic

Jul. 14, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Telluride Film Festival, the annual film retreat held in the Colorado mountains and one of the fall movie season's top launching pads, has been canceled. Organizers said Tuesday that the festival's 47th edition, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, was scuttled entirely due to the...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, green chile from Hatch, N. M., goes on sale at a roadside roasting stand in Santa Fe, N.M. Organizers of the annual Hatch Chile Festival said Monday, July 6, 2020, that COVID-19 had forced the cancellation of the event for the first time in its 49-year-old history. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee,File)

Amid pandemic, Hatch Chile Festival canceled for 1st time

Jul. 12, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has canceled yet another beloved New Mexico annual event: the 2020 Hatch Chile Festival. Organizers recently announced that COVID-19 had forced the cancellation of the event for the first time in its 49-year-old history, the Las Cruces Sun-News reports. The...

FILE - This Sept. 26, 2016, file photo shows a flag blowing in the wind before the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. The Ryder Cup was postponed until 2021 in Wisconsin because of the COVID-19 pandemic that raised too much uncertainty whether the loudest event in golf could be played before spectators. The announcement Wednesday, July 8, 2020, was inevitable and had been in the works for weeks as the PGA of America, the European Tour and the PGA Tour tried to adjust with so many moving parts.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Ryder Cup postponed until 2021; Presidents Cup pushed back

Jul. 8, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

Seth Waugh knows how a Ryder Cup is supposed to look and how it should sound. In his first week as CEO at the PGA of America, Waugh was in the 72-foot high grandstand behind the first tee at Le Golf National outside Paris. Flags were waving. Fans were singing. Players were trying to conceal their nerves....

Students wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus have their documents checked by security officers before the first day of China's national college entrance examinations, known as the gaokao, in Beijing, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. China's college entrance exams began in Beijing on Tuesday after being delayed by a month due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Air New Zealand puts hold on new flight bookings

Jul. 6, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s national carrier has put a temporary hold on new bookings for flights into the country while the government tries to find enough quarantined hotel rooms for people returning home. Air New Zealand says the hold will last for three weeks and it is also trying...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, photo, three women in costumes look at sea life swimming above them during a private party held at the Georgia Aquarium as part of Dragon Con in Atlanta. Officials announced Monday, July 6, 2020 that Dragon Con will be canceled for 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dragon Con was originally set to take place over Labor Day weekend. It will instead be moved online for a virtual event. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)

Virus: Dragon Con cancels in-person Atlanta event for 2020

Jul. 6, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Organizers of a popular sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention in Atlanta have announced that the in-person event — Dragon Con — will be canceled this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dragon Con was originally set to take place over Labor Day weekend. It will...

FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, entertainer Shawn

Jay-Z's Made in America festival canceled due to pandemic

Jul. 1, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Wednesday, the rap mogul’s Roc Nation company said it plans to produce the popular festival in 2021. “2020 is a year like...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron holds the trophy after the team's victory over Clemson in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. LSU has begun asking a number of football players to self-quarantine in the past week because of instances in which some players tested positive for COVID-19 after social interactions outside of the Tigers’ training facility. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Return of college athletes gives glimpse of back to school

Jun. 22, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

Late last week, Clemson announced 28 athletes and athletic staffers had tested positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, Kansas State said it was shutting down its voluntary workouts for athletes at team facilities after a spike of 14 positive cases. And on Monday, Notre Dame reported one positive among 91 tested...

Texas Kickoff pushed back a day for Mississippi-Baylor

Jun. 16, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Kickoff game between Mississippi and Baylor is moving back a day. Game officials announced Monday it will be played on Sunday, Sept. 6 at Houston's NRG Stadium instead of that Saturday. It's scheduled to be part of ESPN's Labor Day weekend opening schedule. Both teams are led by...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Alabama defensive backs Jared Mayden (21) and Patrick Surtain II (2) break up a pass intended for Duke wide receiver Jalon Calhoun (5) during the first half an NCAA college football game, in Atlanta. Around the country schools are taking the first cautious and detailed steps toward playing football through a pandemic, attempting to build COVID-19-free bubbles around their teams as players begin voluntary workouts throughout June. Thousands of athletes will be tested for COVID-19 _ though not all. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Building bubbles: Cautious 1st steps toward football season

Jun. 8, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

College football is scheduled to kick off in less than three months and there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful that games will be played Labor Day weekend. Universities across the country are taking the first cautious, detailed steps toward playing football in a pandemic, attempting to build COVID-19-free...

Colorado's Mount Evans Highway to remain closed for summer

Jun. 4, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Officials say Mount Evans Highway in Colorado will remain closed to vehicles for the summer as a result of health and safety concerns and economic difficulties related to the coronavirus. KCNC-TV reports that the Colorado Department of Transportation, the U.S. Forest Service and Denver...