Epidemics

Leicester's Jamie Vardy wipes his face during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)
July 27, 2020 - 2:08 pm
Once the final whistle blew on the longest English Premier League, 352 days after it began, there was a sense of relief and grief for Dean Smith. There was joy at Aston Villa avoiding relegation on the final day of the pandemic-interrupted season, and sadness for the manager who could not share the...
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Photo credit Leicester's Jamie Vardy wipes his face during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)
July 27, 2020 - 10:08 am
Longest season ends, pandemic issues linger for the EPL…
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Mick Hoffman, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, poses for a photo, Thursday, July 16, 2020, sitting in the empty stands of the Renton School District's Renton Memorial Stadium, which is used for high school football, soccer, and track events in Renton, Wash. Hoffman and other administrators across the country are facing difficult decisions regarding the overwhelming uncertainty of whether high school sports can go forward this fall as the clock ticks closer to the start of the 2020-21 school year with little clarity in place for an obvious and safe path moving forward for athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 22, 2020 - 5:44 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ New York Mets hitting coach Chili Davis hasn’t decided if he will rejoin the team at any point this season because of concerns about the coronavirus. The 60-year-old Davis has been working remotely from his...
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Pro Stock driver Jason Line's crew assists him in preparing for a qualifying round during the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals auto race at Bandimere Speedway, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Morrison, Colo. A judge decided on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, against sanctioning the drag strip for violating social distancing rules during a July 4 event but ordered track owners to abide by public health directives to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. (Kelsey Brunner/The Denver Post via AP)
July 21, 2020 - 7:32 pm
DENVER (AP) — A judge decided against sanctioning a Colorado drag racing track Tuesday for violating social distancing rules during a July 4 event but said the track must abide by public health orders to stem the spread of the coronavirus, even if those orders are constantly changing. The case...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) is tackled by Clemson during the first half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The NCAA's latest guidance for playing college sports during the COVID-19 pandemic recommends testing players once a week within 72 hours of competition. For typical Saturday football games, that means Wednesday would be the soonest athletes would be tested. Is that enough for a team of about 100 athletes playing a contact sport to get through a season without major disruptions? Especially, considering simply being exposed to someone who tests positive can land an athlete in quarantine for two weeks? (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
July 17, 2020 - 6:04 pm
If there is a college football season, Wednesdays could be busy for medical staffs around the country. The NCAA's latest guidance for playing college sports during the coronavirus pandemic recommends testing players once a week within 72 hours of competition. For typical Saturday football games,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows bats against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Meadows has been placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Rays announced the move Thursday night, July 16. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
July 17, 2020 - 12:25 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows was placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus. Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup was added to the roster in place of Meadows, who was a first-time...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Memphis quarterback Brady White, center, celebrates after his team defeated Cincinnati in an NCAA college football game for the American Athletic Conference championship, in Memphis, Tenn. The American Athletic Conference will require all its schools to test football players for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before competition. The announcement Thursday, July 16, 2020, by the American comes ahead of the expected release of recommendations for testing before games from the NCAA. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
July 16, 2020 - 7:01 pm
The NCAA handed down its latest guidelines for playing through a pandemic while also sounding an alarm: The prospect of having a fall semester with football and other sports is looking grim. If the games can go on, the NCAA says college athletes should be tested for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, workers set up the ESPN "College GameDay" stage in front of Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. The COVID-19 pandemic has put fall college football Saturdays in peril, but if the season can be salvaged so to will the sport's most popular pregame show. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
July 15, 2020 - 6:27 pm
For millions of college football fans, couch potato Saturdays begin with ESPN's “College GameDay." The COVID-19 pandemic has put this season in peril, but if it can be salvaged, so too will the sport's most popular pregame show. “If there is college football there will be ‘College GameDay.’ Period...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, crowds line the parade route on Colorado Boulevard before the start of the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. Organizers have canceled the 2021 Rose Parade because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on long-range planning for the New Year's tradition. The Pasadena, California, Tournament of Roses Association said Wednesday, July 15, 2020, that the decision was put off until organizers were certain that safety restrictions would prevent staging of the 132nd parade. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)
July 15, 2020 - 3:31 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The 2021 Rose Parade has been canceled because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on planning for the New Year’s Day tradition and the risk of spreading infections among its huge audience and participants, organizers said Wednesday. The Pasadena, California,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2018, file photo, Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. White Sox prospect Michael Kopech missed the start of summer camp Frida, Ju;y 3, 2020, due to a personal matter. General manager Rick Hahn said he doesn't have a timeline for the return of the 24-year-old right-hander. “Given the time we're living through together I will try to answer the question that's probably now at the top of everybody's mind and just share the fact that currently Michael is healthy,” Hahn said on a video conference call.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 11, 2020 - 12:52 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has tested positive for COVID-19. The 55-year-old tested positive late this week after experiencing flu-like symptoms and is self quarantining at the direction of his doctor,...
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