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March Madness? Pitino's whole 1st season at Iona maddening

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — By the time Rick Pitino got to town, the coronavirus was already there. When Iona hired the Hall of Fame coach last March 14, there was no celebration for t...

South Africa: Australia got facts wrong over canceled tour

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Australia got its facts wrong when it made a “unilateral” decision to cancel a cricket tour to South Africa because of COVID-19, the acting head of the South African boa...

F1 season to start in Bahrain after Australian GP postponed

LONDON (AP) — The start of the Formula One season has been delayed after the Australian Grand Prix was postponed from March to November because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Australi...

Taiwan to halt flights to UK in January amid mutant Covid strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's two major airlines will cease all flights to the U.K. beginning in January as a new strain of the Wuhan coronavirus rages in that country. A new strain of ...

Shopping malls near Taipei 101 cancel New Year's Eve parties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two major malls near Taipei 101 have announced they will be canceling outdoor activities scheduled for New Year's Eve after Taiwan's first local transmission of th...

4 more Moscow Ballet members test positive for coronavirus in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Dec. 17) announced that four out of the eight new cases of Wuhan coronavirus are members of the Moscow Bal...

Gonzaga and Baylor to face off in rare top-2 meeting

The first week of the college basketball season was filled with great games, a few upsets, stellar performances and a handful of coronavirus cancelations. Next up is a rare treat: No...

Wednesday's Sports In Brief

SOCCER 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 l...

College basketball begins strange season in empty arenas

The strangest, most anticipated season in college basketball history kicked off Wednesday with dozens of games at arenas across the country. Like everything else in this pandemic wor...

After 6 months stranded, Easter Islanders will return home

RUSSELL, New Zealand (AP) — About 25 residents from remote Easter Island who have been stranded far from their loved ones for more than six months because of the coronavirus will finally be able to re...

Virus has Chinese tourists heading for domestic destinations

HONG KONG (AP) — Millions of Chinese tourists usually would use their week-long National Day holidays to travel abroad. This year, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic...

Taipei opens travel fair without international airlines due to COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taipei Tourism Expo (TTE) opened Friday (Aug. 28) without the presence of international airlines as the focus turns to domestic travel due to the Wuhan coronavi...

China's debt relief fails indebted African countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) announced on Wednesday (June 17) that China would write off interest-free loans that are due to mature by the end of this year to severa...

Chinese capital closes all schools, cancels hundreds of flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing raised its emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic to the second-highest level on Tuesday (June 16) as it braces for a possible second wave of infections. ...

Ferrari slashes 2020 earnings forecast of COVID-19 pandemic

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Luxury sports carmaker Ferrari on Monday lowered its full-year earnings guidance significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and acknowledged that the new outlook assumes a sharp r...