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Hitoshi Oshitani, Professor of Department of Virology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The respected Japanese virologist says if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow they probably couldn't be held because of the fast-spreading coronavirus from Wuhan, China. Dr. Oshitani says “right now we don't have an effective strategy and I think it may be difficult to have the Olympics.

Virologist: Tokyo Olympics probably couldn't be held now

Feb. 19, 2020 6:33 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A respected Japanese virologist on Wednesday said if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow, the games probably couldn't be held because of the fast-spreading virus from Wuhan, China. “We need to find the best way to have a safe Olympics," Dr. Hitoshi Oshitani said, speaking at the Foreign...

In this Feb. 12, 2020, photo, a worker disinfects a mall near an advertisement for a car in Beijing, China. Automakers are gradually reopening factories in China that were idled by anti-virus control. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Beijing auto show is latest event delayed by virus fears

Feb. 18, 2020 1:10 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Beijing auto show, the industry's biggest global event of the year, is being postponed in response to the spread of China's new virus. Auto China 2020, originally scheduled for April 21-30, is being pushed back to an undetermined date, the organizers announced. The Beijing event and a...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a tourist wearing a mask poses for a photo with the Olympic rings in the background, at Tokyo's Odaiba district. Tokyo Olympic organizers repeated their message at the start of two days of meetings with the IOC: this summer's games will not be cancelled or postponed by the coronavirus spreading  neighboring China. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the Olympics are on

Feb. 13, 2020 7:35 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: The 2020 Games will not be waylaid by the virus that is spreading from neighboring China. “I would like to make it clear again that we are not...

Jimmie Johnson, center, takes part in a radio interview during NASCAR Daytona 500 auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

DAYTONA NOTEBOOK: Jimmie Johnson mulls his 2021 options

Feb. 12, 2020 5:21 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has eyes on a possible IndyCar ride. Oh, and Formula One. Sports cars, mountain bikes, off-road racing, downhill skiing, just about any mode of transport that goes fast. Just don't expect the seven-time NASCAR champion to make his 2021 plans any time soon. Like...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 14, 2019, file photo, drivers prepare for the start of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China. Formula One's governing body on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, says Shanghai Grand Prix scheduled for April postponed due to virus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix postponed due to virus

Feb. 12, 2020 11:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Formula One organizers on Wednesday postponed the Chinese Grand Prix that was due to be staged in Shanghai in April, the latest sporting event impacted by the fast-spreading viral infection in the country. More than 1,100 people have died in China from the virus, which has been named...

Formula One's governing body says Shanghai Grand Prix scheduled for April postponed due to virus

Feb. 12, 2020 7:22 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — Formula One's governing body says Shanghai Grand Prix scheduled for April postponed due to virus.
FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, May 27, 2012, Tamara Ecclestone attends the Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco.  British police said Saturday Feb. 1, 2020, they have charged two people in connection with the December theft of millions of pounds' (dollars') worth of jewelry from the home of heiress Tamara Ecclestone. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, FILE)

Mother, son charged in theft of Formula 1 heiress' jewelry

Feb. 1, 2020 10:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A mother and son from Romania made their first court appearance Saturday after being charged in the December theft of millions of pounds' (dollars') worth of jewelry from the home of heiress Tamara Ecclestone. The burglary took place on Dec. 13 at Ecclestone’s palatial home on one of...

People line up to buy face masks at a drug store in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and abroad. (Chinatopix via AP)

Virus in China affects sports events, Olympic qualifiers

Jan. 29, 2020 3:54 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Amid growing concern about the spread of a new virus in China, international sports in the country have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments have been taken elsewhere. The indoor world athletics championships in Nanjing were postponed by a year on Wednesday, while the...

Swedish driver Ericsson lands hot chocolate company sponsor

Jan. 14, 2020 10:27 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A hot chocolate company led by Hollywood stuntman and occasional racer Stanton Barrett has signed as primary sponsor for Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson at Chip Ganassi Racing. This is the first entry into IndyCar for Huski Chocolate, a company headquartered in Stockholm that already...

Kyle Busch climbs in his car for a turn to drive during testing for the upcoming Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Kyle Busch brings the Rowdy show to the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Jan. 3, 2020 5:51 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fresh from a holiday trip to the Bahamas, NASCAR's newest two-time champion raced back to the track to open the new year. Kyle Busch stepped out of his comfort zone at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, pulling on a white helmet adorned with his nickname...