Hockey players in the minors face uncertainty, job fears
Tom Parisi made the long drive from South Carolina to his home just south of Boston with a lot on his mind. The ECHL season had just been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the 26-year-old wondered if he’d need to dig for oysters on the beach or do odd jobs around the neighborhood to make ends meet.
Hoops dream: Florida walk-on relishes moment years in making
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Sutherland was sitting near the end of Florida’s bench, sandwiched between teammates, when he heard the chants.
Column: Nothing smart about staging UFC fights or NFL draft
Dana White must be a smart guy. He did, after all, build UFC from almost nothing into the entertainment and sports juggernaut it is today.
AP source: Cowboys sign DE Aldon Smith, suspended since 2015
The Dallas Cowboys are taking a chance on another suspended defensive end, signing Aldon Smith to a contract while his playing status in the NFL is uncertain.
Law firm criticized by USSF asks to withdraw from lawsuit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seyfarth Shaw, the law firm whose arguments critical of American women's players led to the resignation of U.S.
NFLPA describes change in CBA language as not "substantive"
The NFL players' union says changes made to the labor agreement players narrowly approved last month “reflects no substantive difference whatsoever,” a claim the lawyers for free-agent safety Eric Reid dispute.
Call to arms: Compressed schedule could mean more pitchers
NEW YORK (AP) — When and if opening day comes around this year, New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a brimming bullpen.
The Latest: Union player tests positive, first in MLS
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: A player for the Philadelphia Union has tested positive for coronavirus.
Rangers vet Choo giving $1K each to 191 Texas minor leaguers
Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is helping out financially strapped minor league players with the season on hold, giving $1,000 each to 191 of them who are in the Texas organization.
AP Source: MLS cutting pay of top executives, some staff
Major League Soccer plans to cut the pay of some executives and front office personnel while the season is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Khabib says he won't break quarantine, UFC 249 fight is off
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he won't leave quarantine in Russia to fight, dealing another blow to UFC President Dana White's determination to hold UFC 249 on April 18 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
QB quest new for Patriots, but familiar for AFC East foes
NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome to the club, Patriots. You know, that unsettling feeling over not being sure who your starting quarterback will be this season, next year — or beyond.
Payton back at work, unsure if Brees plays beyond 2020
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said he didn't mean to insinuate on a television appearance that record-setting quarterback Drew Brees informed him of plans to retire after the upcoming season.
Column: Say no to bizarre ideas to get sports going again
The NBA playoffs on cruise ships? Tiger vs. Lefty, The Sequel? Formula One drivers intentionally exposed to the coronavirus? In these challenging times when sports around the world are largely shut down because of the pandemic, some bizarre ideas have been floated to get things going again.
In another century, another pandemic ended Stanley Cup final
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Metropolitans were 20 minutes from a second Stanley Cup title in the spring of 1919, 20 minutes from adding their names to the trophy again.
Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII
For the first time in its nearly century-and-a-half history, Wimbledon was canceled for a reason other than war, scrapped in 2020 on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bucks try to make sure they're ready whenever season resumes
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks remain confident the coronavirus pandemic won’t put a permanent halt to the season and that they’ll get to resume chasing their first league title in nearly half a century.
Simone Biles on 2021 Olympics: 'Nothing is set in stone'
There's a large whiteboard calendar on a wall inside the massive gym owned by Simone Biles' family that outlines every major gymnastics event of the year, the 2020 Olympics included.
Nets GM unsure if Durant, Irving could play if NBA resumes
NEW YORK (AP) — With so much uncertainty around the NBA season, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks is no longer ruling out Kevin Durant for the season.
British man runs marathon in backyard during lockdown
CHELTENHAM, England (AP) — Being stuck at home didn't stop a British man from running an outdoor marathon. James Campbell, a former professional javelin thrower, spent his 32nd birthday on Wednesday doing 6-meter (20-foot) shuttles from one end of his small backyard to the other after promising to run a marathon if one of his Twitter messages received 10,000 retweets.
NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Let's go to the tape. NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film of college prospects as they prepare for the draft at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has halted business as usual across the globe.
A century ago, sports rises from ravages of war and disease
The world in 1919 was hardly a place for fun and games. A war like no other had ravaged Europe, killing untold millions and leaving the continent devastated.
Captain to chief negotiator: Chiellini works out salary cuts
ROME (AP) — Best known for his aggressive defending on the soccer field, Giorgio Chiellini is proving to be an effective negotiator in the board room, too.
Exposed to betting, lowly Swedish team gets death threats
An amateur soccer team in Sweden was subjected to vicious online abuse, including death threats, after one of its practice games received unusually large exposure on betting sites amid the coronavirus pandemic.
6-man rotations? Piggybacking starters? Pitching, post virus
SEATTLE (AP) — Even with major leaguers likely to receive some semblance of another spring training to get ready, teams are going to have to be creative with how they handle starting pitchers whenever baseball returns.