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NHL plans to test players for COVID-19 daily if games resume

Nick Foligno watches Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus briefings and appreciates the value of the information. It is part of the reason the Columbus captain supports NHL players undergoing daily testing if the season resumes. “Testing is a must because it’s the only way you’re ...

Texas to allow some fans at pro sports events

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but the numbers will be strictly limited, under a new order Thursday from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott revised a decision to let pro sports leagues host events without fans starting in June as ...

Boston Marathon canceled for first time in 124-year history

BOSTON — Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run that had persisted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption and even another pandemic. The ...

Boras to clients in memo: Don’t bail out owners

NEW YORK — Agent Scott Boras recommends his clients refuse Major League Baseball’s attempt to cut salaries during negotiations with the players’ association, claiming team financial issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic have their origin in management debt financing. In an email ...

Eichel lets loose: Sabres captain ‘fed up’ with losing

BUFFALO — Sabres captain Jack Eichel kept his frustrations in check for the first 14 minutes of an end-of-season interview session with Buffalo-area reporters Thursday. It wasn’t until he was asked to assess the future of a team that’s not made the playoffs during his five-year tenure, ...

Mayfield knows 2020 vital for him

Baker Mayfield went back to his roots during this strange offseason, a time he’s used to reflect and forget a season that didn’t go well for the Browns’ brash quarterback. He’s also worked on his golf game. “I’ve always been a high-effort guy,” he said. “I am swinging hard ...

Pro sports can resume in PA, without spectators

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Professional sports can resume in Pennsylvania where the governor’s stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus is no longer in force, but without spectators, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Wednesday. Those teams and competitors will be allowed ...

MLB players will take time to respond to money-slashing plan

NEW YORK — Baseball players will take at least a few days and possibly until next week to respond to Major League Baseball’s proposed sliding scale of salary slashing for a pandemic-delayed season in ballparks without fans. Stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose the most under the ...

Washed out

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Rain washed out the Cup Series race Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway — a slight break for NASCAR teams taxed by a grueling return to racing. The race was rescheduled for tonight at 7 p.m., which in turn forced NASCAR to move the Xfinity Series race ...

Keselowski looks to heat up at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — The caution that sent the Coca-Cola 600 to overtime both continued Chase Elliott’s bad week and gave Brad Keselowski a much-needed break. Keselowski is in a contract year during a season disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Business was closed for 10 weeks, meaning zero ...

Penguins’ Bjugstad out after spinal surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will head into whatever becomes of the NHL postseason without forward Nick Bjugstad. The team announced Wednesday that Bjugstad underwent spinal surgery to repair a herniated disk. General manager Jim Rutherford said the surgery was necessary after ...

Keselowski gets win, Hendrick takes two losses

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won the Southern 500, the Bristol night race, the Brickyard 400 and has now crossed the Coca-Cola 600 off his checklist of crown jewel victories. Chase Elliott lost two races in four days, both in heartbreaking fashion. Jimmie Johnson had a shot ...

NHL plans move to small-group training

TORONTO (AP) — The NHL hopes to have players back in team facilities soon — with plenty of precautions. The league, which paused its season on March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a memo Monday saying it is targeting early next month as the start date for Phase 2 of its ...

Tellmann’s Baseball Journey Is Remarkable

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story first saw the light of day in November 2019 when Warren native Tom Tellmann spoke to a lunchtime gathering in Jamestown. This is part of a regular “Remember When” series. Tom Tellmann stepped to the podium at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel earlier this ...

Today’s Horoscope

The Cancer moon forms an auspicious angle to Mars for Memorial Day, stirring the emotional side of memory. Though facts can go foggy in the retrospective lens, the feelings of our experiences imprint on our hearts. Lighthearted connections and digital sharing go great with these last days of ...

Hamlin suffers setback at start of Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin had his shot at winning another crown jewel event Sunday night destroyed before the Coca-Cola 600 even began. A piece of tungsten flew off of Hamlin’s car during the pace laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Hamlin had to return to pit ...

HOF coach Sutton dies

Eddie Sutton, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who led three teams to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA Tournament, died Saturday. He was 84. Sutton’s family said in a statement he died of natural causes at home in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, surrounded ...

Public youth sports in jeopardy?

CHICAGO (AP) — Growing up in a rough part of Chicago’s South Side, Saint Wilkins figured he was headed for a life on the streets. The 19-year-old Wilkins has another plan these days — attend college, study psychology and work with children and teenagers. Before he started playing ...

Woods, Manning Prevail

Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn’t miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson. The PGA Tour is set to return in just over two weeks, and it has a tough act to follow. In the ...

Thousands wait to take US citizenship oath amid virus delays

BOSTON (AP) — Wendy De Los Santos passed the test to become a U.S. citizen just days before government offices shut down nationwide because of the coronavirus pandemic. In mid-March, officials said they would tell her in a few weeks when she could publicly recite the oath of allegiance, ...