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Retiring Utah pastor brings caring, courage to causes, 2020 July 5

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - It was not until Aug. 7, 1970, when his brother, Ken, was buried alive while sand-surfing down a Michigan dune, that Steve Klemz began to lean toward the ministry.

Sure, young Steve was reared in a devout Lutheran home. He took religious education classes every ...

Tokyo governor wins 2nd term, buoyed by handling of virus, 2020 July 5

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has won a second term to head the Japanese capital, propelled to an election victory Sunday by public support for her handling of the coronavirus crisis despite a recent rise in infections that has raised concerns of a resurgence of the disease.

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Ski worlds to be held in 2021 despite request to delay, 2020 July 2

GENEVA (AP) - A request by the organizers of next year's skiing world championships in Italy to postpone the event by one year was rejected Thursday by the International Ski Federation.

FIS ruled that the event will go ahead from Feb. 9-21, 2021, in Cortina d’Ampezzo - the highlight of ...

Coach Dawn Staley awaits Olympics, focuses on South Carolina, 2020 July 1

NEW YORK (AP) - Coach Dawn Staley would be prepping the U.S. women’s basketball team for the Tokyo Olympics this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, she’ll hold a Zoom conference call Wednesday with players who are vying for a spot on the roster in 2021, if ...

MATCHDAY: Chelsea eyes Champions League qualification boost, 2020 June 30

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Wednesday:

ENGLAND

Chelsea can strengthen its Champions League push and deepen West Ham's relegation fears when it travels across London to the Olympic Stadium. Chelsea is fourth in the Premier League, two points clear of Wolverhampton, and West Ham is only ...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic, 2020 June 30

SOFTBALL

Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022.

SUMO

Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22, no spectators.

Summer Basho in Tokyo from May 10-24 postponed to May 24-June 7, canceled.

Nagoya Basho from July 5-19 moved to Tokyo from July ...

List 3/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic, 2020 June 30

GYMNASTICS

Artistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew.

All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee on March 7: Russia team withdrew.

Artistic World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, from March 14, Day 3 of 4, canceled.

Artistic World Cup in Doha, Qatar on March 18-21 postponed to June ...

List 2/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic, 2020 June 30

CANOE-KAYAK

African Olympic canoe slalom qualifier in Basel, Switzerland from March 14-15 canceled.

Pan American canoe slalom championships (Olympic qualifier) in Rio de Janeiro from April 3-5 canceled.

Asian championships in Pattaya, Thailand from April 22-24 canceled.

Asian Olympic canoe sprint qualifier in Pattaya, Thailand on April 26 cancelled.

European ...