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China's women's Olympic soccer team quarantined in Australia, 2020 January 29

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - China's national women's soccer team has been quarantined in Australia ahead of an Olympic qualifying tournament as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people.

Health officials in Queensland state said on Wednesday that 32 people, including players, ...

Kobe's boyhood hero Oscar Schmidt celebrates 'annoying kid', 2020 January 29

SAO PAULO (AP) - For little Kobe Bryant growing up in Italy, the player that amazed him as a child was a skinny and half bald Brazilian guard that often beat his father's teams with long distance shots.

Oscar Schmidt, one of basketball's all-time leading scorers with almost 50,000 points, ...

Hayward scores 29, Celtics hold off Heat 109-101, 2020 January 29

MIAMI (AP) - The Eastern Conference standings are not difficult to decipher. There’s Milwaukee on top, and then a five-team race for second place.

And the Boston Celtics made the mess even messier.

Gordon Hayward scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 25 points and the Celtics ...

AP Interview: Lalovic says wrestling strong heading to Tokyo, 2020 January 28

With the Olympics six months away, the president of wrestling's international governing body says the sport is on a solid foundation and positioned for growth.

Nenad Lalovic took over leadership of United World Wrestling seven years ago, shortly after the sport was targeted for elimination from the Olympics in 2020. ...

Virus in China affects sports events, Olympic qualifiers, 2020 January 28

GENEVA (AP) - Amid growing concern at the spread of a new virus outbreak in China, international sports have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments are being taken elsewhere.

The international ski federation on Wednesday canceled the first World Cup races scheduled for testing the mountain venue for alpine skiing ...

Maya Moore at peace with decision to skip second WNBA season, 2020 January 27

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore sees missing a second consecutive WNBA season as an extension of her decision to skip last year.

The 30-year-old told The Associated Press in a phone interview Monday that her work pushing criminal justice reform wasn't done yet.

“I think ...

US national team also looks toward Olympic soccer qualifying, 2020 January 27

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter will be looking toward Olympic soccer qualifying when the senior national team plays Costa Rica on Saturday in an exhibition at Carson, California.

Thirteen of the 22 players on the American roster are eligible for Olympic qualifying, which is limited to players ...

Athlete wins doping case citing bodily fluids from boyfriend, 2020 January 27

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - A world champion canoeist won a doping case on Monday after persuading a tribunal that her positive test was caused by bodily fluid contamination from her boyfriend.

The International Canoe Federation ended its investigation into 11-time world champion Laurence Vincent Lapointe, who tested positive for a ...