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UMKC, Chicago State men’s hoops not traveling due to virus

SEATTLE (AP) — Missouri-Kansas City has joined Chicago State in canceling a trip to Seattle for a regularly scheduled Western Athletic Conference men's basketball game this week over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the conference announced Wednesday. UMKC was scheduled to play ...

Crosby collects 800th assist, Penguins top Senators

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored and collected his 800th career assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a six-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over Ottawa on Tuesday night. Crosby became the 32nd player in NHL history to reach the 800-assist plateau when he earned the secondary assist ...

Judge, Stanton likely to start on IL; Sale elbow hurting

Injured New York Yankees outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are likely to miss New York's opener at Baltimore on March 26. Judge is having more tests to determine the cause of soreness in the right pectoral area near his shoulder. Judge has not hit on the field since spring training ...

Rose has sprained ankle, to be re-evaluated in 2 weeks

DETROIT (AP) — Pistons guard Derrick Rose has a sprained right ankle and is expected to be re-evaluated in two weeks. The team announced Tuesday that Rose had an MRI that confirmed a grade two sprain. The 31-year-old Rose is averaging 18.1 points per game this season, his highest output ...

Japan Olympic Minister: Games could be held any time in 2020

By YURI KAGEYAMA and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Olympic minister said Tuesday the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020. Seiko Hashimoto's response to a question in the upper house of parliament implies the Olympics ...

List of sports events affected by the virus from China

By The Associated Press undefined ARCHERY ISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Feb. 22-28 postponed. World Cup in Shanghai from May 4-10 cancelled. ATHLETICS World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021. Hong Kong Marathon ...

Bucks, at 52-9 so far, have reached some rare NBA air

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer It's reasonable to think Milwaukee is not going to win all 21 of its remaining games, which means not all is lost for the Golden State Warriors this season. They'll still be the only team in NBA history to win 73 games. The Warriors were a record 73-9 in ...

NBA to players: Avoid high-fives as virus concern grows

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has told players to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs, the league's latest response in its ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus crisis that has spread to most corners of the planet. The ...

No. 4 Baylor holds on for 71-68 overtime win over Texas Tech

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas (AP) — With the shot clock winding down in overtime and a defender in his face, Baylor guard MaCio Teague quickly stepped back behind the line and hit a 3-pointer. "That was crazy, saved the day like Superman," Bears guard Jared Butler said. ...

Bowman holds off Busch bros at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Before Alex Bowman started looking for tattoo shops somewhere between Los Angeles and Phoenix, he celebrated a win that suggested even more permanent success ahead for the hard-working driver and his resurgent team. Bowman raced to his second career NASCAR Cup Series ...