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List of sports events affected by the new virus from China, 2020 February 22

ATHLETICS

World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.

Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 cancelled.

Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 cancelled.

Tokyo Marathon on March 1: Restricted to elite runners.

Nagoya Women's Marathon on March 8: Restricted to elite runners.

AUTO RACING

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China to resume anti-doping testing halted due to virus, 2020 February 21

MONTREAL (AP) - China's anti-doping regulators will restart testing that was suspended earlier this month due to the virus outbreak in the country.

The World Anti-Doping Agency said Friday that Chinese authorities were prepared to start testing again “on a phased basis,” with priority going to elite athletes in the ...

Rybakina reaches 4th final of 2020 in Dubai; facing Halep, 2020 February 21

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan will play her fourth final of the young WTA season at the Dubai Championships.

Rybakina beat eighth-seeded Petra Martic of Croatia 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2) in the semifinals on Friday, coming from a break down and saving a set point ...

Tokyo delays Olympic volunteer training because of virus, 2020 February 21

TOKYO (AP) - While again stating there are no plans to cancel or delay the Tokyo Olympics, local organizers postponed training sessions for volunteers on Friday for at least two months because of the virus outbreak spreading from China.

About 80,000 people are needed at the Olympics to provide free ...

'I'm at peace' - Tai Babilonia returns to Lake Placid, 2020 February 21

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - Tai Babilonia never hesitated.

When the call came in inviting her to Lake Placid for the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics - the site of one of the most disappointing nights of her career, a place where she and partner Randy Gardner were ...

AP Sportlight, 2020 February 21

Feb. 23

1935 - George "The Iceman" Woolf makes history, riding Azucar to victory in the inaugural Santa Anita Handicap. Azucar beats such greats as Equipoise and Twenty Grand in the first $100,000 horse race.

1960 - Carol Heiss captures the first gold medal for the United States in the ...

Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic year, 2020 February 21

TOKYO (AP) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Instead, the virus outbreak that has spread from China to even remote parts of Japan has Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party playing defense.

Abe has ...

Thursday Sports in Brief, 2020 February 21

NFL

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has put the labor ball in the players' hands.

In a somewhat surprisingly strong decision, the 32 team owners voted Thursday to “accept the negotiated terms on the principles of a new collective bargaining agreement.”

Details of that agreement were not forthcoming from ...