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College athletes from overseas might be stuck at home

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has asked for federal help in getting his team back to campus this summer. The Huskies, who are scheduled to gather in Storrs for summer workouts on July 26, have three foreign players on their roster: Anna Makurat, a sophomore from Poland; Nika Muhl, a […]

‘Heartbreaking day’ — Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

Stanford was already facing some difficult financial choices as it tried to support one of the nation’s largest athletics departments. The coronavirus pandemic forced a dramatic and painful decision: Faced with a nearly $25 million deficit next year, Stanford became the first known Power Five school to eliminate athletic programs because of the pandemic, announcing […]

Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then. “We simply do not believe we can create and maintain an environment for intercollegiate athletic competition that […]

Portland Trail Blazers founder Harry Glickman dead at 96

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Harry Glickman, the founder of the Portland Trail Blazers and general manager of the franchise’s only NBA title-winning team in 1977, died Wednesday. He was 96. The team announced Glickman’s death; no cause was given. In their tweet, the Trail Blazers described Glickman as: “The father of professional sports in Oregon, […]

The Latest: D-Backs’ Guerra returns after negative test

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Junior Guerra has returned to the team after missing the start of summer camp because of a positive coronavirus test. Guerra is one of four Arizona players to test positive and had not participated in summer camp […]

Non-revenue sports fret over college athlete compensation

College coaches in non-revenue sports are worried about the impact legislation allowing compensation for athletes could have on their programs. More than a dozen national associations in various sports – hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, swimming and gymnastics, among them – have signed a memo outlining “significant concerns” about effects of allowing athletes to profit for […]

NCAA offers guidance for bringing athletes back to campus

The NCAA released a long and detailed plan Friday to help schools bring back athletes to campus during a pandemic. While schools will need to have testing and surveillance plans in place, the guidance does not recommend testing all athletes upon arrival for COVID-19. “There’s not a universal, easy fit guidance like that,” said Dr. […]

The Latest: Outlaws run in front of limited fans in Missouri

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The World of Outlaws raced in front of live fans — through attendance was greatly capped because of the coronavirus pandemic — for the first time in months at a Sprint Car event in Peavley, Missouri. The Outlaws returned last […]

MAC eliminating and scaling back postseason tournaments

The Mid-American Conference is eliminating postseason tournaments in eight sports, including baseball and softball, and men’s and women’s basketball are among nine sports that will have postseasons scaled back. The MAC’s announced the cost-cutting move Tuesday in response to the financial crisis being brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Postseason tournaments will also be discontinued […]

The Latest: American sailor Caleb Paine ends Olympic bid

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Caleb Paine, the only American sailor to win a medal in the last two Olympics, says he’s ending his campaign for the postponed Tokyo Games to focus on the America’s Cup. Paine, of San Diego, rallied to win bronze in […]

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