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The Latest: Ohio State players in small-group workouts

Nov. 30, 2020 3:58 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An Ohio State spokesman said football players not in quarantine because of COVID-19 were allowed to return to the team facility for small-group workouts Monday. The No. 3 Buckeyes are hoping to be healthy enough to travel to...

Ohio State defensive back Shaun Wade celebrates his interception and touchdown against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Indiana 42-35. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Outbreak puts Ohio State's championship hopes in jeopardy

Nov. 28, 2020 9:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State officials are unsure when the team can practice again, let alone play next week at Michigan State, after an outbreak of COVID-19 put the No. 3 Buckeyes' Big Ten title hopes in danger. “I have no clue what this afternoon or tomorrow will bring or next week will...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

The Latest: Wake Forest pausing football activities

Nov. 28, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wake Forest is pausing all football team activities until at least Wednesday because of recent positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. The announcement came shortly after the Atlantic Coast Conference said the Demon...

Saints tackle Armstead on COVID-19 list, out vs. Broncos

Nov. 28, 2020 5:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints placed starting left tackle Terron Armstead on their COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday, leaving him ineligible for Sunday's game against the Broncos in Denver. The Saints also ruled out return specialist Deonte Harris, who had been listed as questionable a day...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell, center, goes up to shoot as Denver Nuggets' Jerami Grant, left, and Paul Millsap, right, defend during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Mitchell agreed Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, to a five-year, $163 million extension to remain with the Jazz. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Amid pandemic, NBA gives teams health protocols for season

Nov. 28, 2020 5:13 PM EST

NBA players who test positive for the coronavirus this season may have to miss nearly two weeks in some instances before being allowed to return to the court, the league told its teams Saturday. That revelation was one of many in a 63,000-word document, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, that...

FILE - Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury removes his mask to yell before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle.  The New England Patriots host the Cardinals on Sunday Nov. 29. With a win, Arizona can also add yet another blow to the New England’s fading playoff hopes. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

The Latest: No. 3 Ohio State cancels game at Illinois

Nov. 27, 2020 10:38 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Ohio State’s football game at Illinois has been canceled because the No. 3 Buckeyes have had a spike of COVID-19 cases this week. The cancelation came about sevens hours after the school announced coach Ryan Day had...

Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano looks on in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

COVID-19 remains biggest opponent for Big Ten football teams

Nov. 26, 2020 1:23 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic was considered by many coaches to be the biggest opponent for Big Ten Conference teams coming into this virus-delayed football season, and it certainly has been. With the annual bragging rights game between Minnesota and No. 18 Wisconsin called off on...

Southern California's Tyler Vaughns (21) celebrates his touchdown against Utah with Drake London (15) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

USC back at practice, on track to play after positive tests

Nov. 26, 2020 12:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Graham Harrell hoped to spend Tuesday coaxing more big plays out of the Southern California offense. Todd Orlando wanted to make sure his defense carried the same level of intensity over for a second straight week. Instead, the Trojans’ coordinators were leading virtual meetings...

Argentine soccer superstar Diego Armando Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinched its first Italian major league title in Naples, Italy, on May 10, 1987. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. He was 60. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti, File )

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

Nov. 25, 2020 7:47 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60. Maradona's spokesman, Sebastián Sanchi, said...

2 weightlifters lose London Olympics medals for doping

Nov. 25, 2020 9:07 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Two Romanian weightlifters were stripped of their 2012 London Olympics medals on Wednesday after positive tests for steroids, bringing its record total of doping cases at any Summer or Winter Games to 77. The International Olympic Committee said silver medalist Roxana Cocos and...