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Ohio State defensive back Shaun Wade celebrates his interception and touchdown against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Indiana 42-35. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
November 28, 2020 - 9:31 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State officials are unsure when the team can practice again, let alone play next week at Michigan State, after an outbreak of COVID-19 put the No. 3 Buckeyes' Big Ten title hopes in danger. “I have no clue what this afternoon or tomorrow will bring or next week will bring...
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Louisville fans sit socially distant during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)
November 16, 2020 - 2:22 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Indiana State University has announced it will only allow players’ family members and essential personnel to attend the Sycamores home basketball games through December. The announcement comes less than a week...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Southern California quarterback Kedon Slovis throws against UCLA during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Los Angeles. Slovis was selected as The Associated Press Pac 12 Conference team Newcomer of the Year and will start his sophomore year in November. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 28, 2020 - 1:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California and the Pac-12 appeared to be on the way to spending 2020 without football until the Trojans got involved. The USC players wrote a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom last month, pleading to be allowed to play safely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nine days...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws a pass against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King moved a change of plea hearing from June 18 to July 1, 2020, for Daniel Rippy. Rippy is accused of making an "electronic communication" threat from California during this game between Ohio State and the University of Michigan threatening a shooting and vowing to hurt players on the football team. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
October 27, 2020 - 12:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man’s threats to harm college football players because they beat his favored team epitomized “fandom spiraled out of control,” something that can't be ignored in the age of mass shootings, a federal judge said Tuesday as he handed down sentence of one year and a...
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October 23, 2020 - 11:42 am
The Baltimore Ravens will have a crowd of about 7,000 fans at their next home game on Nov. 1 against Pittsburgh. This will be the first time that ticket holders will be allowed in the stadium. Because of the pandemic, the Ravens had no fans at their home opener and were permitted only 250 immediate...
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October 22, 2020 - 2:41 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure pleaded no contest this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and was sentenced to probation, according to a Virginia prosecutor, in a court hearing that was long delayed by McClure's state lawmaker attorney. The Associated Press has...
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A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 21, 2020 - 12:27 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Washington Football Team will allow only friends and family in attendance at FedEx Field on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, even after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan allowed teams to fill outdoor stadiums to 10...
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Seats are empty due to the coronavirus orders at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, during the ATP bett1HULKS Indoors tennis match between Germany's Alexander Zverev and Spain's Fernando Verdasco, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Zverev won the match 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 16, 2020 - 7:02 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Maryland will allow up to 10% capacity at the two stadiums in the state that are home to NFL teams, Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday, meaning several thousand fans could attend games. The announcement affects M&T...
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October 08, 2020 - 7:17 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy’s Brigade of Midshipmen will be able to attend this weekend’s home football game against Temple, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Vice Adm. Sean Buck announced Thursday. The governor and the superintendent say state and local officials have approved a plan...
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With no defense on the field for the drive, Cleveland Browns tight end Pharaoh Brown jokingly celebrates his touchdown catch with Jarvis Landry during the NFL football team's scrimmage Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Cleveland. (Joshua Gunter/ via AP)
September 05, 2020 - 12:30 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals will be allowed to have 6,000 fans at two home games this season. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Saturday that the teams have been granted a variance for a “two-game...
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