Atalanta coach feared for his life as he fought virus
When Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was struggling with the coronavirus in mid-March, the prospect of entering Bergamo’s hospital -- which was overflowing with COVID-19 patients at the time -- made him fear for his life.
Goodell: 'Tragic events' call for 'urgent need for action'
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says “there remains an urgent need for action” following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the protests around the country that have followed.
Bobby Joe Morrow, 3-time winner in 1956 Olympics, dies at 84
SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — Bobby Joe Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, died Saturday.
For father battling cancer, a graduation to victory lane
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jacob Foxworthy and his parents waited patiently as their car crawled through pit road at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on this most unusual of graduation days.
Stenhouse heads to Bristol buoyed by good run at Charlotte
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. could not have had a bumpier return to racing after NASCAR's 10-week shutdown. How bad was it? Stenhouse crashed on the first lap of the first race back and finished last.
US Open plan in works, including group flights, COVID tests
Charter flights to ferry U.S. Open tennis players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York.
Sports events in England allowed to resume from Monday
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Horse racing will be the first main sport to resume in England on Monday after the government approved the end of the 11-week shutdown of events if there are no spectators and coronavirus protocols are followed.
Premier League cleared by government to pursue June restart
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Premier League was given government approval on Saturday to press ahead with its June 17 restart although players will have to stay apart during goal celebrations and disputes to maintain social distancing.
Dodgers' David Price throws money toward minor leaguers' pay
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Minor league players in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization will be getting something extra in their paychecks courtesy of star pitcher David Price.
Spanish soccer league to resume full team training
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league says full team training sessions will resume Monday, ahead of the first match to be played following the coronavirus stoppage.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little fighting cancer
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little, who starred in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a former Syracuse Orange teammate who has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for treatment costs.
Bayern beats Fortuna 5-0 to take 10-point Bundesliga lead
MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich took a confident step closer to an eighth straight German title with a 5-0 demolition of Fortuna Düsseldorf in an empty stadium on Saturday.
The Latest: No positive results in EPL latest testing round
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ There have been no positive results from the Premier League's latest round of COVID-19 testing.
Muzzle Mr. Met? Mascots wonder why they're banned from MLB
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillie Phanatic had stories of his favorite adventures -- from the Galapagos Islands to the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia -- read to him most weeks from his very best buds.
Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100
Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In coming days, the number of eliminated sports programs will almost surely pass 100.
Ukraine's soccer restart disrupted by positive tests
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian Premier League restarted Saturday but one game was called off when an unspecified number of soccer players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus.
No rugby for world champion as South Africa maintains ban
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The South African government maintained a ban on all contact sports competitions on Saturday because of the coronavirus, meaning the country's professional rugby teams and its world champion Springboks will remain out of action.
Column: A college hockey program worth saving in Alabama
They've always been an outlier, a major college hockey program in the Deep South. As with most pioneers, they've teetered on the brink of failure, shouldered through plenty of skepticism and ridicule.
MLB teams cut hundreds with minor league season in doubt
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league teams have released hundreds of young players with the minor league season in doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Big 12 revenue distribution down only slightly amid pandemic
The Big 12's revenue distribution to its 10 schools decreased only slightly because of the pandemic that led to the cancellation of spring sports, though there is still plenty of uncertainty ahead.
Power Five leagues ask Congress for athlete compensation law
The Power Five conference commissioners are asking Congress to move forward with federal legislation regarding compensation for college athletes.
NCAA offers guidance for bringing athletes back to campus
The NCAA released a long and detailed plan Friday to help schools bring back athletes to campus during a pandemic. While schools will need to have testing and surveillance plans in place, the guidance does not recommend testing all athletes upon arrival for COVID-19.
AP sources: No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan
The NBA Board of Governors met again without a consensus opinion emerging on how many teams should be back on the floor for the planned late-July resumption of the pandemic-interrupted season, three people familiar with details of the call said Friday.
Aldon Smith says he's better man, seeks revival with Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith had already been suspended from the NFL several years when his ailing grandmother implored him to change his life before she died of complications from Lou Gehrig's disease.
PawSox offer taste of baseball with 'Dining on the Diamond'
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox are going from “Play Ball” to “Bon Appetit.” With the minor league baseball season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox has found another use for its home field.