Simon Haydon, ex-AP international sports editor, dies at 64, 2020 November 24

LONDON (AP) - Simon Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, has died. He was 64.

Haydon had recently been ...

Diamond League track series plans for 14 meets in 2021, 2020 November 24

MONACO (AP) - The Diamond League track and field series will visit 14 cities in 2021 to rebound after the coronavirus pandemic limited the traditional meets this year.

Organizers said Tuesday the series is scheduled to start on May 23 in Rabat, Morocco, take a one-month break for the postponed ...

Tokyo governor: Japan can host Olympics despite virus spike, 2020 November 24

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike remains firm about being able to safely hold the Olympics next year despite growing concerns about Japan's recent resurgence of COVID-19 infections.

Japan has experienced an uptick of the infections this month with a nationwide daily total exceeding 2,000 as the government tries ...

Monday Sports in Brief, 2020 November 24


NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has expanded its mandate for mask usage on the sideline and is threatening discipline for those who violate the league’s updated COVID-19 protocols.

The league told teams in a memo on Monday that players who are not substituting or preparing to enter the ...

The Latest: Russia says vaccine candidate effective, cheaper, 2020 November 24

MOSCOW - Russia has released new results claiming its experimental coronavirus vaccine is highly effective and will cost less than vaccines made by some Western competitors.

Russian Direct Investment Fund, which bankrolled the development of the shot, says Sputnik V will cost less than $10 per dose - or ...

Billy Evans, 88, member of 1956 gold medal U.S. team, dies, 2020 November 24

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Billy Evans, a member of the 1956 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team and Kentucky Hall of Famer who helped the Wildcats go 25-0 in 1953-54, has died. He was 88.

The school announced Evans’ death on Sunday upon confirmation from his family. He had 716 points ...

John Daly, Megan Henry lead US skeleton national team, 2020 November 22

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - John Daly is a step closer to another Olympic berth.

The two-time Olympian is back on the USA Skeleton national team, after finishing off a sweep of the team selection races Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Daly and Austin Florian were picked as the qualifiers ...

Long jump champ Mihambo targets 100 meters at Olympics, 2020 November 21

BERLIN (AP) - World long jump champion Malaika Mihambo of Germany wants to double up with the 100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics next summer.

Mihambo won the world long jump title in Doha last year with a leap of 7 meters 30 centimeters. That was the 12th-best women's outdoor ...