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In an otherwise empty ballpark, a grounds crew member continues 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)

The Latest: Division II league in Calif suspends fall sports

May. 12, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The California Collegiate Athletic Association has suspended all fall sports for the upcoming year, the league announced on Tuesday. The NCAA Division II conference currently has 13 members but will lose one with UC San Diego...

FILE - In this file photo dated July 13, 1994, Swedish goalie Thomas Ravelli watches Brazilian forward Romario dribble past him as Romario shoots at the goal during the World Cup soccer championship semifinal, Sweden vs. Brazil at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, USA. The kick was saved on the line by Swedish defender Patrick Andersson (not in picture).  The extrovert Sweden goalkeeper Ravelli who helped give the Scandinavian nation one of its greatest sporting rushes when the Sweden team reached the semifinals of the 1994 World Cup in the United States, and Sweden's national TV broadcaster plans Friday April 10, 2020, to replay the team's games over the coming weeks in an attempt to unite the nation during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, FILE)

AP Interview: Ravelli on USA ‘94, the virus, being different

Apr. 10, 2020 5:13 AM EDT

Thomas Ravelli was talking about the coronavirus — what else? — when his thoughts turned to Sweden’s fairly relaxed attitude to a pandemic that has shut down much of the world. “Young people here are still sitting outside drinking beer and having some fun. But I am really...

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven speaks during a news conference on the outbreak of coronavirus, at the government headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency via AP)

Fear grips Swedish soccer as virus delays start of season

Apr. 4, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

Saturday was supposed to mark the beginning of a new Swedish soccer season, fuelled by the prospect of big broadcasting revenues from a new domestic TV deal and expectations of another tight title race to match last year’s dramatic finale. Then, in two months' time, Sweden's national team was supposed to...