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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs with the ball against Wisconsin during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, in Indianapolis. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 12, 2020 - 2:40 pm
Back in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled because of the pandemic, the idea of moving the college football season to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around. Conference commissioners and athletic directors called it a last resort. And when it looked like...
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Dwight Hicks addresses the media during a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Novi, Mich. Hicks, is one of several Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who claim they were abused by a sports doctor who worked there for decades. Attorneys are asking the university to treat them fairly as it settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the school millions of dollars. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 12, 2020 - 2:17 pm
NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Dwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan. Hicks was willing to do whatever it took to compete in the 1970s and says the price paid included being sexually assaulted by the late Dr...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, fans walk along the first hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. The Masters, the major known as much for the roars of the crowd as the raw beauty of Augusta National, will be on mute this year. The club decided Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, there will be no spectators.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 12, 2020 - 12:45 pm
The Masters, known as much for the roars as the raw beauty of Augusta National, will be on mute this year. The club decided Wednesday there will be no spectators. That means all three majors in this year of COVID-19 will not have fans, and the silence figures to be most deafening at Augusta...
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August 12, 2020 - 12:09 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia paid $6.3 million to World Athletics on Wednesday to escape expulsion from track and field's world governing body. The federation, known as RusAF had a Saturday deadline to pay a $5 million fine and $1.3 million in costs to World Athletics. That followed the alleged use of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, a Big 12 pylon marks the end zone at Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium before an NCAA college football game between Texas and Kansas State in Austin, Texas. Big 12 schools have agreed to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league contests as plans for the pandemic-altered season continued to fall into place. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 12, 2020 - 11:55 am
The Big 12 Conference reaffirmed its decision to press on with college football and other fall sports Wednesday, joining the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern conferences in taking the field amid the coronavirus pandemic. The move came one day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they would not be...
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FILE - This Nov. 20, 2013 file photo shows the Meadowlands race track in East Rutherford, N.J. Two years after filing a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, an aggrieved harness-racing bettor has received $20,000 in the settlement of his claims that he was cheated out of his winnings when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey in 2016. The settlement was reached in July 2020. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
August 12, 2020 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An aggrieved harness-racing bettor received $20,000 in the settlement of a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in which he claimed he was cheated out of his winnings when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey in 2016. After the lawsuit was filed in March 2018, leading figures in harness...
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Driver Bubba Wallace stands during the national anthem before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 12, 2020 - 10:32 am
Corporate interest in Bubba Wallace has picked up momentum and NASCAR's only Black full-time driver has signed a new sponsor that includes funding for his Richard Petty Motorports team. Columbia Sportswear Co. on Wednesday announced a multiyear sponsorship with Wallace as a brand ambassador that...
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Zach Johnson watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 12, 2020 - 8:45 am
Zach Johnson had quick success after a long road to the PGA Tour. He won as a rookie and reached the Tour Championship in Atlanta, where one of the perks was attending a ceremony to watch Jay Haas accept the Payne Stewart Award. He remembers it being powerful, inspiring, motivating. It brought...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 14, 2019 file photo, competitors in the Paris Marathon run past the Cleopatra's Needle at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. The Paris Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus after repeated attempts to find a new date, organizers said Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The race was originally due to take place in April but was then moved to October. Organizers said they'd recently tried to rearrange the race for November but continuing travel restrictions made that unrealistic. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
August 12, 2020 - 7:30 am
PARIS (AP) — The Paris Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus after repeated attempts to find a new date, organizers said Wednesday. The race was originally due to take place in April but was then moved to October. Organizers said they'd recently tried to rearrange the race for...
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August 12, 2020 - 4:29 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation has postponed all men's qualifiers scheduled in October and November for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup. The AFC and FIFA issued a joint statement Wednesday saying the delay is to protect the health and safety of all...
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