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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter the NBA draft and forego his final two seasons of eligibility.He said Sunday the “time is now” to pursue his dream of playing professionally.The 6-foot-3 Hagans was named Southeastern Conference Defensive …
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved quickly to hire a new women's basketball coach, luring Vic Schaefer away from powerhouse Mississippi State on Sunday.Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte announced the move by tweeting a picture of himself with Schaefer and his family holding up the …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — William Byron led the most laps in NASCAR's first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills. The third time out, he got the win.Byron easily won the iRacing event Sunday at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR would have been really …
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from English Premier League team Manchester City after appearing to break lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.The 29-year-old Walker apologized on Sunday after it was widely reported he …
The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened.The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if San Diego State was a Final Four contender or if Tiger Woods would have defended his green jacket at the Masters.There was no opening day in baseball. The odds are …
MADRID (AP) — Soccer players in Spain on Sunday criticized the Spanish league’s decision to ask clubs to put the footballers on government furloughs during the coronavirus crisis.The league on Friday said the furloughs were needed because there was no agreement on the size of the …
Before the first-ever Major League Soccer match, a group of San Jose Clash players went to a local restaurant for some pregame bonding. Four of them threw up after the meal, but it had nothing to do with the food, recalled Eric Wynalda."It was just the nervousness," he said. “These were …
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73.The …
Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes is cautiously optimistic that Major League Soccer can still have a full season.But what that might look like is anyone’s guess.MLS was supposed to be celebrating its 25th year, but for now it remains a quiet milestone amid the coronavirus pandemic. …
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian simplified the NFL's draft process years ago.He studied film, relied on medical experts, checked the numbers and interviewed players.With the flurry of pro days canceled because of the new coronavirus, the Hall of Fame executive who constructed multiple Super …
A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 1 and this story was sent …
Khalid El-Amin remembers Connecticut’s resolve to win a program-changing national championship. The last hurdle to transforming the Huskies into a national power? Edging a dominant Duke team in a classic title game 21 years ago.“We thought and we knew that if we ever had an …
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning that the country could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the …
President Donald Trump talked to many U.S. pro sports leaders about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions “as soon as we can.”“I want fans back in the arenas,” Trump said later in a briefing at the White …
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR: , — China reports 30 new coronavirus cases, …
English Premier League players failed to reach an agreement on Saturday with clubs to take 30% pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic, escalating a bitter public row as their union claimed the government would lose out on more than 200 million pounds (around $245 million) in tax.“This …
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former president of Honduras who was convicted in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal died in the United States on Saturday. Rafael Callejas governed Honduras from 1990 to 1994, but he was better known for soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in the …
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The grandmother of Baylor junior guard Moon Ursin has died in the New Orleans area after being infected with the coronavirus.Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey, selected Saturday as part of the 2020 class for the Naismith …
Scott McLaughlin’s real IndyCar debut is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian V8 SuperCars champion isn’t letting that stop him from learning how to virtually drive the cars.McLaughlin won IndyCar’s virtual race from virtual Barber Motorsports Park in …
NEW YORK (AP) — Breshad Perriman insists his late-season breakout last year was merely just a promising start.For him to live up to his own expectations. And, to finally prove the doubters wrong.“I think that was just a sneak peek of what’s to come for this season and many …

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