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FILE - In this May 26, 2019, file photo, Simon Pagenaud, of France, leads the field through the first turn on the start of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won't run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946. The race will instead be held Aug. 23. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 26, 2020 - 1:44 pm
The Indianapolis 500 was postponed Thursday until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won't run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946. The race will instead be held Aug. 23, three months later than its May 24 scheduled date. “The month of May at the Indianapolis Motor...
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A man looks at a Tokyo 2020 countdown clock displaying the current date and time outside Tokyo Station, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Tokyo. Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 25, 2020 - 7:21 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and...
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A visitor wearing a face mask stands near the Olympic rings at Tokyo's Odaiba district Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 24, 2020 - 10:36 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in a bid to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes a day after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed...
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March 22, 2020 - 1:37 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The stands were packed, Jimmie Johnson caused several wrecks, Denny Hamlin raced barefoot and damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button — a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race. NASCAR eased off the brake in the real sports world brought to a...
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- FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020, file image, F1 driver Max Verstappen of The Netherlands drives his car through one of the two banked corners during a test and official presentation of the renovated F1 track in the beachside resort of Zandvoort, western Netherlands. The iconic Monaco Grand Prix was added Thursday to a growing list of Formula One races to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The first seven races of the Formula One season have now been postponed, with Netherlands and Spain joining Monaco as the latest to be called off. 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. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
March 21, 2020 - 10:42 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Le Mans winner Neel Jani won't feel his tires grip the road in a competitive environment for quite some time with the Formula E season suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. That doesn't mean he can't find a race worth his time. To do that, he's been taking his auto...
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Sports broadcaster Scott Van Pelt watches a shot by Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 15, 2020 - 3:44 pm
Scott Van Pelt was supposed to be breaking down the NCAA Tournament bracket on a busy Sunday night on ESPN's “SportsCenter.” Instead, Van Pelt was figuring out how to fill most of the hour with the sports world on hold because of the spread of the coronavirus. “I have no idea. Right now having a...
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The Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey club, sits empty Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Washington. The NHL is following the NBA's lead and suspending its season amid the coronavirus outbreak, the league announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 13, 2020 - 7:11 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10 p.m. The New York Mets say the father of Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested negative for the coronavirus. Donovan Mitchell Sr. works for the Mets as director of player relations and community...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 9 de abril de 2019, aficionados ingresan para presenciar una ronda de prácticas del Masters de golf en Augusta, Georgia. In this April 9, 2019, file photo, fans arrive for a practice round that's under a weather warning at the Masters golf. (AP Foto/Matt Slocum, archivo)
March 13, 2020 - 3:35 pm
The shock waves from the coronavirus outbreak rattled sports for another day as two rites of spring, the Masters and Boston Marathon, were postponed. There was at least some relief Friday that those events are expected to take place later in the year, unlike the stunning announcement the day before...
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Lexi Thompson drives from the first tee during the final round of the Gainbridge LPGA golf tournament at Boca Rio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Boca Raton, Fla. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
March 12, 2020 - 7:06 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 10 p.m. Two boxing cards at Madison Square Garden have been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. A few hours after announcing the fights would proceed without crowds, promoter Bob Arum said...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, file photo, Will Power, of Australia, drives into turn one during the Aeroscreen testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. After 10 months of testing, the canopy-shaped cockpit protection is intended to protect the driver from debris. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 12, 2020 - 12:41 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar and NASCAR will both race this weekend without spectators, the latest sports series affected by concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. IndyCar pushed forward with Sunday's season-opening race after the mayor of St. Petersburg said Thursday fans would not be...
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