National Sports

The Latest: D’backs donate to medical field for virus relief

Mar 30, 2020

The Arizona Diamondbacks are donating an additional $500,000 to help people and organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the organization’s total contributions to more than $1 million

AP Interview: 33 sports vote unanimously on Olympic dates

Mar 30, 2020

The 33 sports that make up the Summer Olympic program voted unanimously to delay the Tokyo Games by a full year

Iowa's Spencer Lee wins Hodge Trophy after dominant season

Mar 30, 2020

Spencer Lee of Iowa is the winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy as the most dominant college wrestler in the nation

'There's no blueprint' - Virus upends college recruiting

Mar 30, 2020

This is typically the time of year U.S. college coaches are trying to land recruits

Tokyo Olympic head expects call from IOC's Bach on new date

Mar 30, 2020

The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games

Red Bull official proposes camp for F1 drivers despite virus

Mar 30, 2020

An official at Formula One team Red Bull has proposed holding a training camp that would expose drivers to the coronavirus so they could build immunity to the disease while the season is suspended

Mercedes F1 team helps to develop breathing aid in pandemic

Mar 30, 2020

Formula One team Mercedes has helped to develop a breathing aid that could keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care and ease some pressure on Britain’s strained health service

Sports make political point for Belarus amid virus outbreak

Mar 30, 2020

Longtime Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is proudly keeping soccer and hockey arenas open even though most sports around the world have shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic

Messi says Barcelona players taking 70% pay cut

Mar 30, 2020

Lionel Messi says he and his Barcelona teammates are taking a 70% cut in salaries because of the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic

British boxer has license suspended over video comments

Mar 30, 2020

British boxer Billy Joe Saunders has had his boxing license suspended after publishing a social media video in which he appeared to condone domestic violence amid the coronavirus outbreak

Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony rescheduled for July 23, 2021; closing ceremony on Aug. 8

Mar 30, 2020

Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony rescheduled for July 23, 2021; closing ceremony on Aug. 8

Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questions

Mar 30, 2020

Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan appeared to have the coronavirus infection contained

Bellator cools rage in the cage in wake of coronavirus

Mar 30, 2020

Bellator is still hopeful of running its next mixed martial arts card on May 9

Timmy Hill virtual winner of NASCAR's live iRacing event

Mar 29, 2020

Timmy Hill has won NASCAR's virtual race aired nationally during the sports shutdown caused by the new coronavirus

Visa extends athlete sponsorship to 2021 after Olympic delay

Mar 29, 2020

Visa has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic