Epidemics

Fans of Independiente de Medellin soccer club shout to journalists from a hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The fans who traveled to Buenos Aires in March to cheer their team in a Copa Libertadores match, demand their country rescue them. They tried to exit through the Bolivian border but ended at a hotel in the Argentine capital, in a mandatory quarantine amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
April 15, 2020 - 12:06 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The plan of 15 soccer-crazy fans of Colombia's Independiente Medellín was very simple. They wanted to travel to Buenos Aires to watch their team face Boca Juniors in the historic La Bombonera stadium in a Copa Libertadores group stage match. And they did that. But...
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In this March 26, 2020, photo, KeyArena is shown as viewed from the Space Needle in Seattle with renovation construction temporarily halted due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The pandemic has created questions of scheduling and worker health as eight stadiums or arenas are under construction or about to break ground in the five major professional sports leagues in North America. Construction on the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm and Seattle's expansion NHL team — which is scheduled to begin play in the 2021-22 season — was allowed to resume a few days later with an urgency associated with the roof, which weighs more than 40 million pounds and is currently resting mostly on temporary supports. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 14, 2020 - 6:13 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Workers are still showing up in Inglewood, California, Las Vegas and Seattle and making progress on stadium and arena projects. At Belmont Park on Long Island the work has mostly come to a halt. New stadiums and arenas mean revenue for pro teams and construction often falls under...
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Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, left, drives to the basket as Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 10, 2020 - 6:57 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Victor Oladipo is going to be busy on the next few Friday nights. The Indiana Pacers guard says he has committed to hosting a Friday night Instagram Live concert series called BASE:LINE LIVE. Each week, three...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich walks the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boise State, in Boise, Idaho. Nick Rolovich dived right in when Washington State hired him in January. Just when it seemed like things were up and rolling, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The national shutdown hurt coaches across college football as they prepare for the 2020-21 season, but it was particularly difficult on programs with first-year coaches trying to build something new from the ground up. (AP Photo/Steve Conner, File)
April 10, 2020 - 1:11 pm
Nick Rolovich dived right in when Washington State hired him in January. Like all first-year coaches, he had to make up ground in a hurry. There were assistants to hire, a roster to learn, players and administrators to meet. He had to reassure the most recent signees, begin work on securing future...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, Boise State running back D.J. Harper (7) gets tackled by Southern Mississippi linebacker Dylan Reda (55) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Hattiesburg, Miss., USA. In an interview Friday April 10, 2020, Dylan Reda reveals the coronavirus pandemic has ended his plans to play and coach American football in the Czech Republic, and he was criticized online for potentially endangering others after flying although he didn't know he was infected, and he is now recovered. (AP Photo/Steve Coleman, FILE)
April 10, 2020 - 10:19 am
The coronavirus pandemic ended Dylan Reda’s plans to play and coach American football in the Czech Republic, and that was only the start of his problems. Days after feeling too ill to practice, the 28-year-old Reda took flights through London, Dallas and Orlando to reunite with his family in...
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow passes against Clemson during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 09, 2020 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young are among 58 prospects who will participate virtually in the NFL draft next week that will double as a telethon to raise money to fight the coronavirus crisis. Burrow is one of eight LSU players who will take...
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FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020, as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
April 08, 2020 - 11:07 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is drawing inspiration from his friendship with Kobe Bryant as he navigates the coronavirus pandemic. Pelinka was Bryant’s longtime agent before he took over the...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 07, 2020 - 4:14 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An eighth NHL player has tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced Tuesday that a third player from the Colorado Avalanche has the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The league says the player is in...
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The UEFA logo displayed to the entrance of the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The UEFA meet on 17 March 2020 to discuss the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the UEFA EURO 2020 and the European Cup competitions. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
April 07, 2020 - 11:23 am
UEFA is exploring changes to Financial Fair Play rules as clubs grapple with the sudden loss in revenue caused by the coronavirus pandemic abruptly halting competitions across Europe. The cost-control regulations were introduced a decade ago as a response to the global financial crisis caused by...
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Baylor guard Moon Ursin (12) passes the ball against Oklahoma center Aspen Williston (31) and guard Gabby Gregory (12) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/ Jerry Larson)
April 04, 2020 - 5:52 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The grandmother of Baylor junior guard Moon Ursin has died in the New Orleans area after being infected with the coronavirus. Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey, selected Saturday as part of the 2020 class for the Naismith...
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