IOC's Bach to skip Seoul ceremony, cites travel concerns

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has decided against traveling to South Korea to accept a peace prize in person because of concerns about the coronavirus...

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticu...

NHL cancels 2021 Minnesota Winter Classic, All-Star Weekend

The NHL won't take it outside and open 2021 with the Winter Classic in Minnesota but still hopes to get the hockey season going around the start of the new year. The league on Thursd...

Secret gives $1M to women's hockey players association

TORONTO (AP) — The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association is receiving a $1 million boost from Secret Deodorant to continue its barnstorming Dream Gap Tour of games and relieve any financial ...

Merritt Norvell, first Black AD at Michigan State, has died

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Merritt Norvell Jr., the first Black athletic director at Michigan State, has died. He was 79. A spokesman at the University of Nevada confirmed Wednesday ...

Capitals hire Laviolette's longtime assistant Kevin McCarthy

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Kevin McCarthy joined Peter Laviolette's Washington Capitals coaching staff Wednesday, an expected move continuing the pair's partnership that has lasted for more than 15 years. ...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALL Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22,...

List 3/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

GYMNASTICS Artistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew. All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee on March 7: Russia team withdrew. ...

List 2/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

CANOE-KAYAK African Olympic canoe slalom qualifier in Basel, Switzerland from March 14-15 canceled. Pan American canoe slalom championships (Olympic qualifier) in R...

Avalanche agree to 1-year deal with forward Tyson Jost

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal Monday with restricted free agent Tyson Jost. The 22-year-old forward scored eight goals and had 15 assists in 67 games...

Mike 'Doc' Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires

Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick announced his retirement Monday after almost 50 years behind the microphone. The man affectionately known as “Doc” for his doctorate in co...

Joe Thornton points to talk with Joe Montana in Toronto move

TORONTO (AP) — Joe Thornton had plenty of conversations the next, and perhaps final, stop in his NHL career. The 41-year-old forward picked the brains of former teammates Patrick Mar...

Kings sign No. 2 overall pick Quinton Byfield to 3-year deal

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have signed No. 2 overall draft pick Quinton Byfield to a three-year contract. The Kings announced the entry-level deal Friday with By...

Senators sign Evgenii Dadonov to 3-year, $15 million deal

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators signed forward Evgenii Dadonov to a three-year, $15 million contract Thursday. Dadonov had 25 goals and 22 assists in 69 games with Florid...

After NIL, next NCAA challenge is restructuring Division I

As the NCAA moves toward landmark changes that will empower athletes more than ever, the next big debate within college sports is on the horizon: How to reform and restructure Division I? ...