Patriot League punts on fall football as SEC leaders meet

The Patriot League joined the Ivy League on Monday, punting on football and other fall sports because of the pandemic while holding out hope games can be made up. The Patriot League ...

Astros at Dodgers, 'Field of Dreams' highlight MLB schedule

CHICAGO (AP) — At long last, baseball is ready to go after opening day was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. With a myriad of potential problems circling a 60-game schedule, the whole season is tru...

List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

AQUATICS Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled. Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew. ...

White Sox OF Robert, Dodgers 2B Lux among rookies to watch

CHICAGO (AP) — Baseball's 60-game season is plenty of time for a young slugger or pitcher to play a pivotal role in a playoff run. Here is a closer look at a handful of rookies who could grab a starri...

Russian track president resigns amid doping stalemate

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of the Russian track federation resigned Monday after less than five months in the job amid a stalemate with World Athletics regarding the country's longstanding doping sus...

California couple agrees to guilty pleas in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — A California couple agreed Friday to plead guilty to paying $250,000 to get their daughter into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit. Dia...

Pac-12 joins Big Ten in eliminating nonconference games

The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came after a meeti...

UConn rowing team considers Title IX response to elimination

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women's rowing coach Jen Sanford said she isn't looking for a villain to blame for the school's cost-cutting decision to eliminate her program. She just wa...

Sonny Gray moves to front of Reds' rotation, starts opener

CINCINNATI (AP) — Sonny Gray knows what it's like to start a season opener in front of a crowd, having done it twice with Oakland. His third time will be the most different and memorable of all. ...

Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs during pandemic

Stanford announced Wednesday that it is dropping 11 sports amid financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The school will discontinue men’s and women’s fencing, fiel...

Upcoming MLB free agents have fewer games to impress

PHOENIX (AP) — Robbie Ray already knew 2020 would be a big season for his financial future because it's his last one before becoming a free agent. Now the Arizona Diamondbacks left-h...

Red Sox dogged by claims of racism, sexual abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — Last month, when former Major League All-star Torii Hunter said he’d been called the N-word “a hundred times” at Boston’s storied Fenway Park, the Red Sox were quick to back him up wit...

Holdorf, 1964 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 80

BERLIN (AP) — Willi Holdorf, the 1964 Olympic decathlon champion, has died. He was 80. Holdorf died at home in northern Germany on Sunday following a severe illness, his wife Sabine ...

Nationals cancel workout because of COVID-19 testing delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The defending World Series champion Nationals canceled their workout Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays that general manager Mike Rizzo worried could endanger the baseball sea...

King Félix opts out of MLB season, Doolittle on fence

Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least temporarily ending the 34-year-old’s bid to r...