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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, former NBA player Michael Jordan reacts while speaking during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in Los Angeles. Jordan is "deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry." With protesters taking to the streets across the Un…

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FILE - In this May 7, 2010, file photo, Boston Celtics fans try to distract Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) while he shoots foul shots during the first quarter of Game 3 in the second round of an NBA basketball playoff series in Boston. When the virus wanes enough to allow the …

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A sign at the entrance to ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World is seen Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season at Disney.

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FILE - In this April 24, 2013, file photo, Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis stands on the Major League Baseball logo that serves as the on deck circle during the first inning of a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Indians, in Chicago. Major League Baseball reje…

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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, a baseball is shown on the grass at the Cincinnati Reds baseball spring training facility in Goodyear, Ariz. Major League Baseball rejected the players' offer for a 114-game regular season in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary cuts…

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers would each save more than $100 million on player salaries as part of management’s proposal to start the coronavirus-delayed season than they would under the union's plan, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

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Frank Martin remembers the day 22 years ago when he was stopped by a police officer in the middle of nowhere, when he was driving across the country from his home in Miami to help coach a youth basketball camp.

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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Penske Corporation Chairman Roger Penske responds to a question about the sale of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar and related business from Hulman & Company to Penske Corporation at a news conference in Indianapolis. It is finally May and…

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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Seattle. When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand agains…

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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. When Colin Kaepernick took a…

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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national ant…

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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers, in San Diego. When Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to…

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine approved a plan for Muirfield Village Golf Club to have at least some fans for the Memorial in July, which would make it the first PGA Tour event with a crowd since the tour was shut down March 13 by the coronavirus.

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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2010, file photo, DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto speaks with the media after DePaul head basketball coach Jerry Wainwright announced that he will be stepping down as the head coach during an press conference in Chicago. The longtime DePaul athletic dire…

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FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Josef Newgarden does a burnout after winning the IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. IndyCar opens its pandemic-delayed season with an all-in-one-day show Saturday on the fast high-banked 1 ½-mile oval at Texas Motor Speedw…

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FILE - In this May 25, 2018, file photo, Ed Carpenter waits for the start the final practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Things are starting to feel a little more normal for Ed Carpenter with IndyCar finally about to star…

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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden prepares for IndyCar Series Open Testing, in Austin, Texas. The 2020 IndyCar season will open Saturday night, June 6, at Texas Motor Speedway. “Texas is a very difficult racetrack to race in general, whether you’ve been…

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Things are starting to feel a little more normal for Ed Carpenter with IndyCar finally about to start its season, though the timing still has him a bit out of sorts. The only owner-driver in the series surely isn’t alone feeling that way.

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Oklahoma State was fined $10,000 and its men’s basketball team was banned from the upcoming postseason Friday after the NCAA found that former assistant coach Lamont Evans accepted up to $22,000 in bribes intended to help steer athletes to certain financial advisers.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Pete Rademacher, who won a boxing gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and fought Floyd Patterson for the heavyweight title in his first professional bout, has died. He was 91.

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FILE - In this June 7, 2019, file photo, former Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans leaves Federal Court in New York. An NCAA infractions committee panel announced Friday, June 5 2020, that former Oklahoma State assistant men’s basketball coach Lamont Evans violated ethica…

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Oklahoma State was fined $10,000 and its men’s basketball team was banned from the upcoming postseason Friday after the NCAA found that former assistant coach Lamont Evans accepted up to $22,000 in bribes intended to help steer athletes to choose certain financial advisers.

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An NCAA infractions committee panel announced Friday that former Oklahoma State assistant men’s basketball coach Lamont Evans violated ethical-conduct rules by accepting up to $22,000 in bribes from financial advisers.

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In this Tuesday, June 2, 2020 photo, people work on final preparations for the start of the Basketball Bundesliga in the sports arena Audi Dome in Munich. As the second major team sport after soccer, basketball will resume playing in Germany from Saturday, June 6, 2020 despite the Corona pandemic.

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A man watches a professional baseball game between Boer de Managua and Flecheros de Matagalpa at Dennis Martinez stadium in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, April 25, 2020. As the new coronavirus spread and economies shut across Latin America, Nicaragua stayed open _ schools, stores, concert ha…

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Norman Cardoze Sr., left, and his son Norman Cardoze Jr. pose for a photo from the balcony of their home where they are in quarantine after catching the new coronavirus in Managua, Nicaragua, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. During a May 16 game, manager Norman Cardoze Sr. and coach Carlos Aranda fe…

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Street vendors push their fruit for sale outside Roberto Clemente baseball stadium in Masaya, Nicaragua, Thursday, May 28, 2020. As the new coronavirus spread and economies shut across Latin America, Nicaragua stayed open _ schools, stores, concert halls, and baseball stadiums, all operating…

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — As the new coronavirus spread and economies shut across Latin America, Nicaragua stayed open — schools, stores, concert halls and baseball stadiums, all operating uninterrupted on orders of a government that denied the gravity of the disease.

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FILE - In this June 8, 2002, file photo, Venus Williams, surrounded by reporters, smiles after she made a picture of her sister Serena after the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Serena defeated her sister Venus 7-5, 6-3.

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FILE - In this June 8, 2002, file photo, Serena Williams, left, and her sister Venus hold their trophies after the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Serena won 7-5, 6-3.

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EDITOR’S NOTE -- Every French Open features matches that are memorable for one reason or another. There are upsets. Comebacks. Dramatic moments. Historic accomplishments. The AP is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the postponed Grand Slam tournament was supposed to …

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Several hundred demonstrators march peacefully as they protest in Addison, Texas, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

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Federal legislation setting guidelines for college athletes to pursue money-making opportunities could be proposed within a month, and the congressman planning to introduce it said there will be no blanket antitrust exemption for the NCAA.

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FILE - In this Friday Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren speaks during a press conference in London. An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation has found doping cover-ups and millions of dollars in missing money, lead investig…

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DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation has found doping cover-ups and millions of dollars in missing money, lead investigator Richard McLaren said Thursday.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's All-Star Race will be a midweek event on July 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of a new revision to the schedule that runs through through the first weekend of August.