EPL suspended indefinitely, players to be asked for wage cut
The English Premier League was suspended indefinitely on Friday following a meeting of its 20 clubs, who discussed financial painkiller measures including asking players to take a substantial pay cut during the coronavirus outbreak.
Nats star Zimmerman's AP diary: Reading 'Chocolate Factory'
EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington Nationals.
WNBA postpones start of season this month because of virus
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic, with no indication when play would begin.
US Women's Open in Houston postponed until December
The U.S. Women's Open in Houston is moving from the end of spring to the middle of December. The USGA said Friday the rapid developments of COVID-19 has led the Women's Open at Champions Golf Club to be postponed.
Keeping cycling alive: Tour of Flanders goes virtual
BRUSSELS (AP) — Race or no race, the 104th edition of the Tour of Flanders cobblestone cycling classic will have a winner this weekend.
Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus patients
TOKYO (AP) — The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients.
Mississippi State coach Mike Leach apologizes for tweet
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach has apologized on social media for posting a tweet that drew criticism from Bulldogs players and an assistant professor at the school before it was deleted.
NRL's 'Project Apollo' aims to provide smooth landing in Oz
It has been dubbed the Project Apollo, a think tank tasked with giving Australia’s National Rugby League a smooth landing when the season resumes following a shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Analysis: It's time for Tomjanovich to get the Hall's call
The votes are in, and word is about to come if this, finally, is the year that former Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich gets the call from the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Nick Saban favors extra teaching time, not longer fall camp
Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn’t believe extending preseason camp for college football teams around the country is necessarily the best way to get them ready for the season.
The Waiting Game: For NBA coaches, that's the new schedule
MIAMI (AP) — Orlando’s Steve Clifford figures he’s like every other NBA coach right now: Wake up, go to whatever now serves as the office, study his own team, maybe think about possible opponents, and resume planning.
The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Aussie league: LaMelo Ball's bid to buy club not a done deal
SYDNEY (AP) — LaMelo Ball’s bid to be a club owner before making his NBA debut isn’t a done deal, yet. Australia’s National Basketball League issued a statement Friday in response to reports overnight that Ball had bought the Illawarra Hawks, the club south of Sydney where he played 12 games last season.
Ed Farmer, White Sox broadcaster, former pitcher, dies at 70
CHICAGO (AP) — Ed Farmer rooted for the White Sox growing up on Chicago's South Side and went on to become an All-Star reliever for them.
Patriots use team plane to help Mass., fly N95 in from China
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker found himself in need of an assist to help the state fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Hockey players in the minors face uncertainty, job fears
Tim Harrison made the long drive from South Carolina to his home just south of Boston with a lot on his mind. The ECHL season had just been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the 26-year-old wondered if he’d need to dig for oysters on the beach or do odd jobs around the neighborhood to make ends meet.
Hoops dream: Florida walk-on relishes moment years in making
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Sutherland was sitting near the end of Florida’s bench, sandwiched between teammates, when he heard the chants.
Survey: Athletic directors bracing for financial crisis
Athletic directors at the nation's biggest sports schools are bracing for a potential financial crisis related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Column: Nothing smart about staging UFC fights or NFL draft
Dana White must be a smart guy. He did, after all, build UFC from almost nothing into the entertainment and sports juggernaut it is today.
Brescia ready to forfeit matches if Italian season resumes
BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — The president of Italian soccer club Brescia said Thursday he will forfeit his team's remaining Serie A matches if the league resumes.
AP source: Cowboys sign DE Aldon Smith, suspended since 2015
The Dallas Cowboys are taking a chance on another suspended defensive end, signing Aldon Smith to a contract while his playing status in the NFL is uncertain.
Law firm criticized by USSF asks to withdraw from lawsuit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seyfarth Shaw, the law firm whose arguments critical of American women's players led to the resignation of U.S.
NFLPA describes change in CBA language as not "substantive"
The NFL players' union says changes made to the labor agreement players narrowly approved last month “reflects no substantive difference whatsoever,” a claim the lawyers for free-agent safety Eric Reid dispute.
Call to arms: Compressed schedule could mean more pitchers
NEW YORK (AP) — When and if opening day comes around this year, New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a brimming bullpen.