Perfect prep: Halep takes 14-match win streak to French Open, 2020 September 26

ROME (AP) - Two months of physical training. Then three months of practice on clay courts. Followed by two straight titles on the red dirt.

Amid all the tumult of the coronavirus pandemic, Simona Halep might very well have found the perfect formula to prepare for the French Open.

When ...

Japan's new prime minister vows to host Olympics next year, 2020 September 25

TOKYO (AP) - Japan’s new prime minister said Saturday that he’s determined to host the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer as “proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic.”

The 2020 Games were postponed as the coronavirus spread worldwide, and there’s been widespread doubt about their future.

Prime Minister ...

Asian Champions League to look at game hub venues for 2021, 2020 September 25

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The Asian Champions League could play a second season in centralized hub venues next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the competition’s organizer said Friday.

The 2020 edition restarted this month after a pause since March with all western region games being played in Qatar. ...

The Latest: Boris Johnson to urge global unity against virus, 2020 September 25

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):

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Japan’s new prime minister says he’s determined to host the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer as “proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic.”

The Games this year were postponed because of the ...

Tokyo Olympics and IOC find mostly minor areas to 'simplify', 2020 September 25

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo Olympic organizers announced several “simplification” changes Friday for next year’s postponed games, though with few large-scale cost savings.

Simplifying the Tokyo Games has been a pledge of the International Olympic Committee and local organizers since COVID-19 forced the unprecedented delay six months ago. Local estimates suggest ...

Man United recruit Heath eager to play at Old Trafford again, 2020 September 23

LONDON (AP) - Stepping back inside Old Trafford this week took Tobin Heath back eight years, to one of the wildest Olympic soccer matches ever played.

Heath remembers it as an “epic.” Three times the United States trailed Canada. Three times the game was leveled by the Americans before Alex ...

Tokyo Olympics CEO suggests relaxed entry rules for athletes, 2020 September 23

TOKYO -- Tokyo Olympics officials are proposing that the government relax immigration regulations to allow athletes to enter the country before next year's postponed games and train during a 14-day quarantine period, Toshiro Muto, the CEO of the organizing committee said on Wednesday.

“We have to consider the uniqueness of ...

Silver to CNN: A later NBA season may disrupt Olympic plans, 2020 September 22

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that his “best guess” is that next season will not start until at least January, plus acknowledged that the later-than-usual schedule could mean top U.S. men’s players miss next summer’s Tokyo Olympics.

Silver, a guest in a series ...