Women's sports

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Lolo Jones, of the United States, competes in the Howard Schmertz women's 60-meter hurdles at the Millrose Games track and field meet in New York. After competing in two Summer Olympics as a hurdler and one Winter Games as a bobsledder, Jones, 37, came into the year hoping for one more shot on the track. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
March 21, 2020 - 2:52 pm
Lolo Jones is 37 — angling for a comeback to the track and well aware that she's running out of time. These days, though, earning a spot in the Tokyo Olympics is nowhere close to her No. 1 priority. The hurdler-turned-bobsledder-turned celebrity, who remains one of the most recognizable and...
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People wear face masks as they walk through an office complex in Beijing, Friday, March 20, 2020. Italy's deaths from the coronavirus pandemic eclipsed China's on Thursday as the scourge extended its march across the West, where the United States and other countries increasingly enlisted the military to prepare for an onslaught of patients and California's governor ordered people in the most-populous U.S. state to stay home. The virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, for most people, but severe illness is more likely in the elderly and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 21, 2020 - 1:00 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 275,000 people and killed more than 11,300. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 88,200 people...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 31, 2019 file photo, Anna Nordqvist of Sweden, watches her ball on the 13th tee during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Charleston, S.C. Anna Nordqvist drained a birdie putt on second playoff hole. The title in hand, the two-time major champion turned to playing partner Lisa Pettersson and hesitated. The major golf tours may have shut down during the coronavirus outbreak, but a handful of mini tours are playing through. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
March 21, 2020 - 12:41 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Anna Nordqvist drained a birdie putt on second playoff hole, pumped her fist and gave a slight wave to half-dozen people clapping near the green. The tournament title in hand, the two-time major champion turned to playing partner Lisa Pettersson and hesitated. The customary post-...
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A general view of Wembley Stadium in London, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. UEFA has formally proposed postponing the 2020 European Championship for one year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Norwegian soccer association says the new tournament dates will be June 11 to July 11. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 20, 2020 - 11:22 am
The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Badminton's Thomas and Uber Cup Finals being staged in Aarhus, Denmark, have been postponed from May 16-24 to Aug. 15-23 because of the coronavirus outbreak. The biennial event features national teams. Denmark is...
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A ticket holder pauses outside a closed Goodyear Ballpark, spring training home of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds baseball teams, reading a sign as to where he might get a refund for a canceled game, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. Major League Baseball has suspended the rest of its spring training game schedule because if the coronavirus outbreak. MLB is also delaying the start of its regular season by at least two weeks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 18, 2020 - 1:22 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 2:25 p.m. An Arizona-based employee of the Cincinnati Reds has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The employee worked inside the team’s spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona, from Feb. 29 to...
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Greensboro Coliseum is mostly empty after the NCAA college basketball games were cancelled at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2020. The biggest conferences in college sports all canceled their basketball tournaments because of the new coronavirus, seemingly putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 17, 2020 - 12:53 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): ___ 1:50 p.m. International Ice Hockey Federation chief René Fasel says it’s only a matter of time before the executive council is left with no choice but to cancel the men’s world championships because of...
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FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stands in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the hall said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
March 16, 2020 - 4:23 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The Kontinental Hockey League is taking a one-week pause in its playoffs to come up with a new format and schedule for the six remaining Russian teams. Finland-based Jokerit and Kazakhstan-based...
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Former NBA player Michael Jordan cries while speaking during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 15, 2020 - 10:00 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has announced he’ll donate $100,000 to the Mayo Clinic for testing for the COVID-19 virus. The Minnesota-based medical system said it expects the...
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FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stands in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the hall said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
March 14, 2020 - 11:42 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 12:30 a.m.. Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche ownership Kroenke Sports & Entertainment says it will pay its part-time and hourly employees impacted by the cancellations due to the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Florida's Brock Edge, right, steals second base, beating the tag by Florida A&M infielder Octavien Moyer (15), during the eighth inning of an NCAA college baseball game in Gainesville, Fla. The NCAA is planning on extending the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus. The details of how this will work are still being ironed out. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough, File)
March 13, 2020 - 10:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is planning to extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams by one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus. The details of how the extra eligibility will work are still being ironed out. All three NCAA divisions would potentially allow...
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