FILE - In this Sunday, July 28, 2019 file photo, Colombia's Egan Bernal, left, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, center, races on the Champs Elysees during the Tour de France cycling race in Paris. The team of reigning Tour de France champion Egan Bernal has withdrawn from all races over the next three weeks amid the spread of the new virus outbreak and following the death of one of its sports directors. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
March 06, 2020 - 5:49 pm
MILAN (AP) — The alpine skiing World Cup Finals and major Italian cycling races were among the latest sporting events to be canceled on Friday because of the escalating virus outbreak. Also, an unnamed Scotland Women's rugby player tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and the Women's Six Nations...
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Stadium seats are empty during the Korean Basketball League between Incheon Electroland Elephants and Anyang KGC clubs in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The basketball game held without spectators as a precaution against the COVID-19. (Yun Tai-hyun/Yonhap via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 5:17 pm
Baseball and basketball played before empty stands. Soccer leagues delayed matches. Clubs left out of Asian competitions or matches were forced to relocate. And the rapidly spreading virus that has infected more than 81,000 people globally and left more than 2,750 dead, mostly in China, continues...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a tourist wearing a mask poses for a photo with the Olympic rings in the background, at Tokyo's Odaiba district. Tokyo Olympic organizers repeated their message at the start of two days of meetings with the IOC: this summer's games will not be cancelled or postponed by the coronavirus spreading neighboring China. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 13, 2020 - 4:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: The 2020mer Games will not be waylaid by the virus that is spreading from neighboring Chia. “I would like to make it clear again that we are not...
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Waves crash into the wall at Newhaven south east England, as Storm Ciara, named by the Met Office national weather agency, hits the UK, Sunday Feb. 9, 2020. Trains, flights and ferries have been cancelled and weather warnings issued across the United Kingdom as a storm with hurricane-force winds up to 80 mph (129 kph) batters the region. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
February 09, 2020 - 11:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City's Premier League game against West Ham on Sunday was called off due to a storm battering northern Europe , as were matches in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The announcement was made five hours before the scheduled kickoff in the northern English city of...
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Buffalo Bills' Christian Wade (45), center, celebrates his touchdown with teammates during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Wade gave up a promising career representing England in rugby to give American football a try. On his first play from scrimmage in a competitive setting, the 28-year-old from Slough _ best known for home of the BBC's version of "The Office" sitcom _ scored a touchdown on a 65-yard run to help the Buffalo Bills secure a 24-16 preseason-opening win over Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
August 09, 2019 - 9:37 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Having spent much of his life playing rugby in England, Christian Wade is so new to American football the 28-year-old Buffalo Bills running back wasn't sure what to do when he reached the end zone. Or where he was supposed to go after he scored. "I was kind of looking...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 13, 2018 file photo South Africa's Caster Semenya waits to compete in the woman's 800m final at Carrara Stadium during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. Caster Semenya lost her appeal Wednesday May 1, 2019 against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 01, 2019 - 6:15 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The sports world's highest court ruled Wednesday that Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya and other female runners like her with unusually high testosterone must take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone if they want to compete in certain events — a landmark...
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In this Feb. 23, 2019, photo, the Crusader horseman ride around the arena prior to the start of the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and Hurricanes in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Crusaders announced Wednesday, April 3, 2019, that they will be considering a change to their name and branding following the Christchurch terrorist attacks on March 15 - insisting the status quo is "no longer tenable." (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
April 03, 2019 - 12:27 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Crusaders Super Rugby team has dispensed with the knights on horseback which have been traditional mascots in pre-match entertainment after attacks on two mosques in Christchurch provoked criticism of the name and symbolism. New Zealand Rugby says the branding the...
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March 30, 2019 - 10:01 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — More than 10,000 people attended a National Rugby League match between Manly and the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday in the first major sports event which Christchurch has hosted since the March 15 shootings at two mosques left 50 dead. The game was scheduled as a...
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A women places flowers at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019, where one of the mass shootings occurred yesterday. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 15, 2019 - 10:03 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Super Rugby match between the Christchurch-based Crusaders and Dunedin-based Highlanders on Saturday has been canceled as a mark of respect to victims of the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques. New Zealand Rugby said the decision to cancel the Dunedin...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Australia's players celebrate after winning the women's rugby sevens gold medal match against New Zealand at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Led by girls and young women, the ruck-and-maul and rougher-than-rough sport of rugby union is looking to regain its relevance in Australia. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
March 12, 2019 - 1:08 am
Led by girls and young women, the ruck-and-maul and rougher-than-rough sport of rugby union is looking to regain its relevance in Australia. The Wallabies lost nine of their 13 test matches last year — the worst performance in 60 years — and none of the Super Rugby franchises was a serious...
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