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New York City Marathon canceled

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, with organizers and city officials deciding that holding the race on Nov. 1 would be too risky. Organizers announced the cancellation of the 50th anniversary edition of the world’s ...

Baseball’s back: MLB issues 60-game slate

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic following months of acrimony. A dramatically altered season with games full of new rules was the ...

Five players withdraw as virus frays nerves at Travelers tourney

Brooks Koepka and Webb Simpson were among five players who withdrew from the Travelers Championship, four of them out of a chain-reaction abundance of caution over the coronavirus that put the PGA Tour on notice. “The snowball is getting a little bit bigger,” Graeme McDowell told The ...

ESF Ranger School names first woman director

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry named Dr. Mariann Garrison-Johnston director of its Ranger School. She is the first woman to lead the Ranger School. Garrison-Johnston has been a faculty member at the Ranger School since 2008, coming to the Wanakena, New York, campus ...

NASCAR: Noose had been there for months

The noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, federal authorities said Tuesday in announcing there will be no charges filed in an incident that rocked NASCAR and its only fulltime Black driver. U.S. ...

Mother passes Lions’ ownership to daughter

DETROIT — Sheila Ford Hamp went to visit with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in 1973 after being part of the first class of women who went to Yale as freshmen and graduated. She told him all she ever wanted to do was work for the league. As the daughter of the Detroit Lions’ owner, ...

Jockey Liam Tredwell dies at 34

BRIDGNORTH, England (AP) — Liam Treadwell, an English jockey who rode a horse with odds of 100-1 to victory in the Grand National Steeplechase in 2009, has died. He was 34. Treadwell’s death was confirmed by horseracing trainer Alastair Ralph, who said it was “unbelievably sad” and ...

Blue Jays await MLB plan to play in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Major League Baseball has not submitted the required plan to local health authorities that is needed for the Blue Jays to play in Toronto, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health said Tuesday. Dr. David Williams said he has read a MLB proposal but it “doesn’t ...

NASCAR rallies around Bubba Wallace

Bubba Wallace steered the No. 43 to the front of pit road, NASCAR champion Kyle Busch pushing the famous car on one side and close friend Ryan Blaney pushing on the other. The entire 40-driver field and all their crew members followed. After the car came to a stop, Wallace climbed out, ...

MLB players’ board rejects 60-game season

NEW YORK — The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association rejected a proposed 60-game schedule by a 33-5 vote, daring Commissioner Rob Manfred to give a unilateral order for the regular season’s start and provoke what figures to be lengthy and costly litigation over ...

Raptors arrive in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — The Toronto Raptors arrived in southwest Florida on Monday, set to begin their preparations for next month’s restart of the NBA season. If the Raptors return to the NBA Finals, they could be in Florida for nearly four full months. The reigning NBA champions will start ...

Return of college athletes gives glimpse of back to school

Late last week, Clemson announced 28 athletes and athletic staffers had tested positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, Kansas State said it was shutting down its voluntary workouts for athletes at team facilities after a spike of 14 positive cases. And on Monday, Notre Dame reported one ...

Talladega: Confederate flags and rain delay

TALLADEGA, Ala. — It cost $40 to get into Talladega Superspeedway if you were one of 5,000 people to purchase a ticket and live within 150 miles of the NASCAR staple. But to get to the seat in Row 26A, Seat 12W, you first had to weave down Talladega Blvd., perhaps passing dozens of ...

Major League Baseball negotiations drag on

NEW YORK — An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season. The executive committee of the players’ association was set to vote and reject Major League Baseball’s latest offer for a ...

Belmont winner Tiz the Law eyes ambitious summer schedule

(AP) Tiz the Law has been good and lucky, two ingredients essential to success in horse racing. He’s been dominant, too. He raced to a 3 3/4-length victory Saturday in the Belmont Stakes to open the rescheduled Triple Crown. His five wins in six career starts have been by an average ...

NHL looking at Canadian cities as game hubs

Canada has approved the NHL’s return-to-play proposal that could lead to one or more cities north of the border serving as host sites for the league’s 24-team playoff format. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Friday that the nation’s top public health officer, and ...

Trump backs transgender sports ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports — the first such law in the nation — received backing on Friday from the administration of President Donald Trump. The support came in the form of a court filing submitted by ...

MLB commissioner rejects players’ latest offer

NEW YORK — Baseball players proposed a 70-game regular-season schedule Thursday, a plan immediately rejected by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred with the sides 10 games and about $275 million apart on plans to start the coronavirus-delayed season. As part of the union proposal, ...