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Former NBA player Michael Jordan cries while speaking during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Latest: T-Wolves' Towns donating $100K to Mayo Clinic

Mar. 15, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has announced he’ll donate $100,000 to the Mayo Clinic for testing for the COVID-19 virus. The Minnesota-based medical system said it expects the money...

Breeders' Cup to cap attendance at 45,000 for Keeneland

Mar. 9, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Breeders' Cup will cap attendance at 45,000 for its two-day world championships at Keeneland in November. The track in Lexington, Kentucky, plans over $10.5 million in enhancements to its luxury seating areas, including the addition of temporary chalets and lounges for the races...

Kentucky's Ashton Hagans, left, looks for an opening against Auburn's Anfernee McLemore (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

No. 8 Kentucky tops No. 15 Auburn 73-66 to clinch SEC title

Feb. 29, 2020 8:15 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Other than a couple of instances, Kentucky has needed every possession to first gain an edge and then keep it in a gauntlet of close victories. The No. 8 Wildcats followed the same pattern to answer yet another challenge against No. 15 Auburn, earning a win along with another...

First responders are on the scene of a train derailment at in eastern Kentucky, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.  Two crew members of the CSX train were initially trapped and a flammable liquid was leaking into a nearby river, said Charles Maynard with Pike County Emergency Management. Maynard said he wan't sure if the crew members were injured but that crews were trying to extricate them. He wasn't aware of any other reports of possible injuries. (Russ Cassady/Appalachian News-Express via AP)

Fiery train derailment in Kentucky spills ethanol into river

Feb. 13, 2020 7:18 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A large rock slide on a rain-saturated mountain caused a fiery train derailment Thursday morning in eastern Kentucky that briefly trapped two crew members and caused a chemical leak into a river, authorities said. Two crew members of the CSX train were initially trapped in a flaming...

Police say man grabbed woman in possible hate crime

Feb. 5, 2020 2:43 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky are searching for a white man who they say briefly grabbed an African American store employee around the neck in what is being investigated as a possible hate crime. The woman was working at a Lexington Walmart as a third-party vendor and told police that the man...