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Saturday 07/04/2020
Briscoe wins 2nd straight to complete dream weekend at Indy
Posted: July 04, 2020 - 4:36 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chase Briscoe put on four new tires during a late pit-stop Saturday, then held off AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric over the final five laps to win the first Xfinity Series race on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's road course.

Youngsters justifying the faith of top Premier League teams
Posted: July 04, 2020 - 4:30 pm

Some of the top Premier League teams are putting their faith in youth in the high-stakes finale to the longest-ever soccer season in England.

Zalatoris wins at TPC Colorado for first Korn Ferry title
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 4:46 pm

BERTHOUD, Colo. (AP) — Will Zalatoris won the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes on Saturday for his first Korn Ferry Tour victory.

Greenwood double helps Man Utd to 5-2 win over Bournemouth
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 4:35 pm

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Teenage Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood enhanced his burgeoning reputation with wonderful finishes off either foot for a double in a 5-2 win over relegation-threatened Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Latest: 4 Marlins players test positive for virus
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 4:46 pm

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Bayern wins German Cup final to seal another domestic double
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 4:35 pm

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich players celebrated in front of empty stands after claiming yet another German Cup title on Saturday.

Barkley inspires Chelsea to 3-0 win over Watford in EPL
Posted: July 04, 2020 - 4:13 pm

LONDON (AP) — Ross Barkley set up the opening goal before scoring himself late in the game as Chelsea eased past relegation-threatened Watford in a 3-0 win to consolidate fourth place in the Premier League on Saturday.

Yanks pitcher Tanaka alert after hit in head by Stanton blow
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 4:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening scene during the team’s first official summer camp workout.

Ex-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in plane crash
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 4:15 pm

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and three others died in a plane crash in rural Utah.

Hot dog champs repeat as July 4 gluttony fest moves indoors
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 4:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak moved the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest from the Coney Island boardwalk to an undisclosed indoor location but the results were familiar: Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo repeated as men's and women's champions of the annual gluttony fest on Saturday.

Dixon breaks through at Indianapolis with victory in GP
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 3:45 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It took Scott Dixon 12 years to make a second trip to victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Competitive environment crucial for young Tigers
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 3:45 pm

DETROIT (AP) — Grayson Greiner compared it to college, and JaCoby Jones wonders if it's possible to make this training camp a little more ... interesting.

Buffon sets Serie A record with 648th appearance
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 3:31 pm

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon set an outright Serie A record on Saturday with his 648th appearance in Italy’s top flight.

Ronaldo scores from free kick as Juventus beats Torino 4-1
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 3:02 pm

MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored with a free kick in the Italian league to help Juventus beat Torino 4-1 on Saturday in a match which also saw Gianluigi Buffon set the Serie A appearance record.

Knocked out of Brickyard, Johnson copes at home with virus
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 3:02 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson and his family took every precaution to avoid the coronavirus.

Royals down Sky Blue 1-0 in NWSL's Challenge Cup
Posted: July 04, 2020 - 2:08 pm

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Amy Rodriguez scored in the 41st minute and the Utah Royals defeated Sky Blue 1-0 on Saturday in a group stage match of the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament.

Celta held by Betis, stays near relegation zone in Spain
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 2:15 pm

MADRID (AP) — Celta Vigo missed a chance to move further away from the relegation zone after a 1-1 home draw against Real Betis in the Spanish league on Saturday.

On the emptiest of Derby days, a surreal 25-1 Epsom winner
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 2:15 pm

EPSOM, England (AP) — Instead of 100,000 people packing the rolling hills of Epsom Downs for Derby Day, the sound of swirling wind and rain filled the biosecure racing amphitheater on Saturday.

Wolves' CL hopes dealt a setback with 2-0 loss to Arsenal
Posted: July 04, 2020 - 1:37 pm

WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wolverhampton’s pursuit of a first-ever qualification for the Champions League received a setback after a 2-0 loss to Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.

Atlanta Braves give no indication of considering name change
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 1:45 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — With teams in two sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves on Saturday gave no indication they are willing to consider a similar change.

MLS Dallas-Vancouver match delayed; 8 players test positive
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 1:16 pm

The MLS is Back Tournament match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps set for Thursday has been postponed after eight players tested positive for the coronavirus.

AP source: NFL to discuss union's desire to cancel preseason
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 1:16 pm

The NFL plans to consider the NFL Players Association’s recommendation to cancel the preseason though it prefers to cut the schedule in half, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday night.

Vardy passes 100 career goals in EPL in easy Leicester win
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 1:16 pm

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy passed 100 career goals in the Premier League by scoring twice as Leicester beat Crystal Palace 3-0 on Saturday to ignite its ambitions to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

No promotion for Bayern reserves despite winning 3rd tier
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 1:01 pm

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich’s reserve team won the German third division at its first attempt on Saturday but won't be promoted due to league rules.

Braves star Freeman, 3 others test positive for virus
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 4:01 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus, a jarring hit to the NL East champions less than three weeks before the start of the pandemic-delayed season.

NASCAR races on at Indy after Johnson contracts coronavirus
Posted: July 04, 2020 - 11:34 am

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NASCAR's extravagant weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — where the back-and-forth battle between Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin should continue — has been rocked by its first driver testing positive for the coronavirus.

F1 drivers to support fight against racism at Austrian GP
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 11:45 am

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) —

IndyCar donates $1 million to establish diversity program
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 11:32 am

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are making an active effort to increase diversity throughout the industry with a $1 million donation to a new “Race for Equality & Change” initiative.

Frances Tiafoe has coronavirus, exits Atlanta tennis event
Posted: July 04, 2020 - 10:33 am

ATLANTA (AP) — Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament.

European Tour's Indian Open canceled amid virus pandemic
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 10:45 am

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The Indian Open event on the European Tour was canceled on Saturday because of the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

AP Sportlight
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 10:31 am

July 5

This Date in Baseball
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 10:31 am

July 5

NBA emphasizes mental health as teams await Disney 'bubble'
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 10:31 am

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday expects basketball to be the easy part.

Bottas takes pole position for season-opening Austrian GP
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 10:16 am

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday to take pole position for Formula One's season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.

Hard work for F1 to figure out rest of 2020 calendar
Posted: July 04, 2020 - 9:42 am

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Figuring out the calendar for the rest of the year is a “day and night” operation for Formula One, the head of motorsport's governing body Jean Todt said on Saturday.

Brighton nearly safe after beating last-place Norwich 1-0
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 9:00 am

NORWICH, England (AP) — Brighton moved to the brink of safety in the Premier League and left last-place Norwich closer to relegation after winning 1-0 at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Red Bull loses appeal against Mercedes' new steering system
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 8:15 am

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Red Bull has lost an appeal it lodged against the dual assistant steering system unveiled by Formula One rival Mercedes during winter testing in February.

More than 4,000 coronavirus tests in F1 prove negative
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 6:31 am

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — There have been no positive cases from more than 4,000 coronavirus tests carried out on Formula One personnel over the past seven days, F1 said on Saturday.

J-League restarts after pandemic halts play for 4 months
Posted: July 04, 2020 - 5:58 am

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s professional soccer league restarted on Saturday after a four-month break caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

American coach makes his mark by winning Austrian title
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 3:32 am

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Jesse Marsch came to Europe to make a name both for himself and for every other American soccer coach.

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 2:16 am

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Jarmond faces many challenges in taking over as UCLA's AD
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 1:45 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most new athletic directors who take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That isn't going to be the case for the start of Martin Jarmond's tenure at UCLA.

Coronavirus behind him, Utah's Rudy Gobert looking forward
Updated: July 04, 2020 - 1:45 am

There were the tweets from strangers. “I hate you.” “You ruined the whole world.” “You deserve it.” And there was the scorn from inside his own locker room, the presumption that he infected a teammate with coronavirus, the suggestion that his recklessness somehow caused the entire sporting world to come to an absolute standstill.

Friday 07/03/2020
Tatis Jr. wears mask during workout; Pham tests positive
Updated: July 03, 2020 - 11:16 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prized shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. wore a facemask throughout the reboot of spring training Friday for the San Diego Padres, who reported that outfielder Tommy Pham tested positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic.

K-State players end threat of boycott over Floyd tweet
Updated: July 03, 2020 - 9:47 pm

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football players have called off a threatened boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd.

Austin Peay coach quits unexpectedly after 1 year on job
Updated: July 03, 2020 - 9:47 pm

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay coach Mark Hudspeth has resigned after one season on the job that included him taking the Governors to a program-record 11 wins and a trip to the FCS quarterfinals.

Cleveland Indians look into changing name amid pressure
Updated: July 03, 2020 - 8:46 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — They've been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over.

Safe at home: Mets keep distance on 1st day of Citi camp
Updated: July 03, 2020 - 8:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom spent the past two seasons separating himself from almost everyone out there.

The Latest: Pacers' Oladipo to sit out restart of season
Updated: July 03, 2020 - 8:00 pm

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