The Latest: French club friendly off after player infected
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A preseason friendly between French soccer clubs Marseille and Montpellier has been canceled due to a suspected case of coronavirus.
Done for the year: Braves ace Soroka felled by torn Achilles
ATLANTA (AP) — When Mike Soroka's teammates heard him scream, they feared the worst. When they saw him being helped off the field, unable to put any weight on his right leg, they knew it was bad.
Phillies return from layoff, lose to Cole and Yankees 6-3
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia had not taken the field since July 26. Jake Arrieta had not been on a mound for a game that mattered since last Aug.
Baseball teams try to adapt, find safe options on road trips
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gone for now are the days of baseball players, often dirt-stained and still in uniform, gathering in the clubhouse to scarf down a late night meal before heading their separate ways until doing it all again some 24 hours later.
McDavid's hat trick propels Oilers past Blackhawks 6-3
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid recorded his first playoff hat trick to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, tying their best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece.
Marlins' Jeter blames outbreak on 'false sense of security'
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says his players let up and paid a price. Jeter blames the team's COVID-19 outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made the Marlins lax about social distancing and wearing masks.
Pac-12 responds to football players threatening opt-outs
The Pac-12 responded Monday to football players who have threaten to opt-out of the season because of concerns related to health and safety, racial injustice and economic rights with a letter touting the conference’s work in those areas and an invitation to meet later this week.
Braves ace Mike Soroka out for year with torn Achilles
ATLANTA (AP) — The two-time defending NL East champion Atlanta Braves took a huge blow when young pitching star Mike Soroka was lost for the season Monday night after tearing his right Achilles tendon against the New York Mets.
Big 12 to allow teams to play 1 nonconference football game
Big 12 schools agreed Monday night to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league contests as plans for the pandemic-altered 2020 season continued to fall into place.
Williamson loses shoe, but Pelicans get key 109-99 win
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Zion Williamson said he felt “alive again” after getting a chance to help his team close out a game.
St Louis series at Detroit off after positive Cards tests
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team's four-game series at Detroit.
Stars, Knights players kneel in support of social justice
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Players from the Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars knelt on the ice before their game Monday to support Black Lives Matter and other social causes.
Field of Dreams game in Iowa postponed to 2021 due to virus
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's Field of Dreams game in Iowa has been postponed until 2021 because of the novel coronavirus.
Penalties aplenty are common theme early in NHL playoffs
The morning after Phillip Danault's first career three-penalty game, agitating Montreal teammate Brendan Gallagher turned to him and joked, “I'm rubbing off on you.” Judging from the first few days of the NHL's restart, it looks as if Gallagher is rubbing off on a lot of players.
MLB looks to shorter doubleheaders to ease scheduling chaos
The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds were the first teams to try out baseball’s new time-saving measure — a doubleheader with seven-inning games.
VanVleet scores career-best 36, Raptors top Heat 107-103
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Fred VanVleet made another case for a big payday later this year VanVleet scored a career-high 36 points and made seven 3-pointers, and the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors added to their strong restart with a 107-103 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday.
On Football: Opt outs should not have doubts or a deadline
What seemed like a simple enough process of players deciding whether to skip the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic has turned into a major story.
Svechnikov's hat trick leads Hurricanes past Rangers 4-1
TORONTO (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov kept on the attack, both in skating with a physical edge and continuing to fire pucks at the net.
Thomas holds off Koepka to win WGC in Memphis, reclaim No. 1
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Thomas wants to make his second stint as No. 1 in the world last longer than the first time around. “I hope so,” Thomas said Sunday after winning the FedEx St.
BOYCOTT GAMES: Former US water polo star looks back on 1980
CHICAGO (AP) — When the Tokyo Olympics was pushed back by the coronavirus pandemic, Peter Schnugg texted his niece, Maggie Steffens, to apologize.
Doug Pederson says he feels great, has no COVID-19 symptoms
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he feels great and has no symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus.
USOPC opens books, gives more detail about sports funding
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — New financial reports from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee include unprecedented detail about money that goes to the sports organizations it oversees — a feature the federation is hoping will help followers decipher the U.S.
1956 Melbourne Olympics: 1st Games in southern hemisphere
The Melbourne Olympics were already quite unique before they started. They were the first games held in the southern hemisphere, and ran from Nov.
Koepka's biggest challenge is history in bid for 3 in a row
Peter Thomson might have been up to his old tricks. He once described the Americans as the “greatest collection of golfers in the world” right before he captained an International team that annihilated the U.S.
Next in summer of player empowerment: Pac-12 players unite
As college football leaders work to rescue a football season worth billions in revenue from the threat of COVID-19, the players have become emboldened.