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Ryder Cup postponed until next year

In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Europe team captain Thomas Bjorn kisses the cup during the trophy presentation after the European team defeated the United States to win the 2018 Ryder Cup golf tournament at Le Golf National in Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, outside Paris, France. The Ryder Cup was postponed until 2021 in Wisconsin because of the COVID-19 pandemic that raised too much uncertainty whether the loudest event in golf could be played before spectators. The announcement Wednesday, July 8, 2020, was inevitable and had been in the works for weeks as the PGA of America, the European Tour and the PGA Tour tried to adjust with so many moving parts.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

With no guarantee of fans, there won't be a Ryder Cup this year

How to make one golf course look like two different tournaments

FILE - This May 30, 2017, file photo, shows Jack Nicklaus answering questions during a news conference a few days before the start of the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. The challenge for the PGA Tour is to make it feel different to the players who will be in Dublin, Ohio, the next two weeks. For the first time in 63 years, two PGA Tour events are being held on the same golf course in consecutive weeks. “I think this week we're going to have to be a little bit cautious with the golf course, certainly out of respect to Mr. Nicklaus and the Memorial Tournament being next week,” said Gary Young, the PGA Tour rules official overseeing the Workday Charity Open.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Muirfield Village is gearing up for the first doubleheader on the PGA Tour in 63 years

NFL's stay-at-home order means no travel for training camp

Dallas practices on July 29, 2019 in Oxnard, Calif. The coronavirus pandemic forced the NFL to abandon, at least for 2020, the fading but still time-honored tradition of teams traveling to training camp. (Michael Owen Baker/AP Photo)

The NFL's version of a stay-at-home order is interrupting the fading but still time-honored tradition of teams traveling for training camp

Giants return, so do some players, but Padres INF Mateo out

Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during Wednesday's workout at Nationals Park in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

As Major League Baseball cautiously tiptoes closer toward beginning its delayed 2020 season, several teams welcomed back players who might have been exposed to the coronavirus, and the San Francisco Giants resumed workouts Wednesday after finally...

Upcoming MLB free agents have fewer games to impress

Arizona starting pitcher Robbie Ray warms up in the bullpen during practice on July 3 in Phoenix. (Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo)

Robbie Ray already knew 2020 would be a big season for his financial future because it's his last one before becoming a free agent

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Giants return, so do some players, but Padres INF Mateo out

Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during Wednesday's workout at Nationals Park in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

As Major League Baseball cautiously tiptoes closer toward beginning its delayed 2020 season, several teams welcomed back players who might have been exposed to the coronavirus, and the San Francisco Giants resumed workouts Wednesday after finally...

Upcoming MLB free agents have fewer games to impress

Arizona starting pitcher Robbie Ray warms up in the bullpen during practice on July 3 in Phoenix. (Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo)

Robbie Ray already knew 2020 would be a big season for his financial future because it's his last one before becoming a free agent

Rolling the dice against a virus that usually wins

A sign outside Angels Stadium on Wednesday announces Opening Day as July 24 in Anaheim, Calif. (Ashley Landis/AP Photo)

There’s plenty of activity outside ballparks on both sides of the country, with people lining up by the hundreds in nervous anticipation of what the next few days might bring

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Redskins to have 'thorough review' of name amid race debate

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2009 file photo, the Washington Redskins logo is shown on the field before the start of a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. The Washington Redskins are undergoing what the team calls a “thorough review” of the nickname. In a statement released Friday, July 3, 2020, the team says it has been talking to the NFL for weeks about the subject. Owner Dan Snyder says the process will include input from alumni, sponsors, the league, community and members of the organization. FedEx on Thursday called for the team to change its name, and Nike appeared to remove all Redskins gear from its online store. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

The Washington Redskins are having a “thorough review” of their name

Report: NFL plans to shorten preseason to two games

The NFL plans to shorten its preseason from four to two games per team, according to multiple people familiar with the league's deliberations.

NFL players raise concerns on playing, others ignore advice

In this Jan. 6 file photo, Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins speaks with members of the media in Philadelphia. NFLPA president JC Tretter warned players they have to

Some NFL players are raising concerns about playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic while others are ignoring advice of medical experts by working out with teammates

Patriots hope winning still in fashion for new QB Newton

In this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the Broncos in Denver. The New England Patriots have reached a free-agent agreement with Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

The Patriots have turned to former Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to replace Tom Brady, who defected to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 19 years, six Super Bowls and three NFL MVP awards

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Delle Donne waiting to hear from WNBA medical review panel

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, left, and guard Courtney Williams, right, huard Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's WNBA Finals in Washington. Delle Donne is waiting to have her case heard by the league's independent panel of doctors to see if she'll be medically excused for the season, according to the Mystics.The Mystics star, who was the league Most Valuable Player last year, has battled Lyme Disease since 2008 and would potentially be at a higher risk for serious illness if she contracted the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne is waiting to have her case heard by the league’s independent panel of doctors to see if she’ll be medically excused for the season, according to Washington Mystics

Dream owner Loeffler objects to WNBA's social justice plans

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler is not in favor of the WNBA's social justice plans and has sent a letter to Commissioner Cathy Engelbert objecting to the league’s initiatives to honor the Black Lives Matter movement when the season...

NBA teams on the cusp of having real practices again

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse yells toward players during the second half of his team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Practice facilities in the NBA have been open for a couple of months, with one major element missing from them

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IIHF encouraged by NHL's potential return to Olympics in '22

FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel watching the opening ceremony of the 2019 Sirius Junior Club World Cup ice hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia. Fasel is encouraged upon learning the NHL’s tentatively agreed to labor deal opens the possibility of the league allowing its players to return to Olympic competition. Aside from the uncertainty raised by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Fasel told The Associated Press by phone Tuesday, July 7, 2020, he doesn’t foresee any major stumbling blocks that could derail negotiations leading up to the 2022 Beijing Games.(Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin via AP, Pool, File)

International Ice Hockey Federation chief Rene’ Fasel is encouraged upon learning the NHL’s tentatively agreed to labor deal opens the possibility of the league allowing its players to return to Olympic competition

NHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume season

FILE - In this  Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza (19) controls the puck during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y. Jason Spezza's confidence in the NHL returning wasn't shaken by word of 11 players testing positive for the coronavirus. Given his involvement in Players' Association talks, the veteran Toronto forward knew from doctors' input that there would be positive test results in hockey just as there have been in other sports as group workouts ramp up across North America.(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed on protocols to resume the season but are still negotiating a collective bargaining agreement extension

Bruins' Cassidy awaits NHL return specifics

Bruce Cassidy awaits NHL return specifics

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Sun ready, and nervous, for WNBA season

Sun point guard and team leader Jasmine Thomas is excited ... and anxious ... to join her teammates in Florida to begin an abbreviated season slowed by the COVID-10 pandemic. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun players have had a hard decision to make about whether-or-not to go to Florida next month for an abbreviated WNBA season during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Sun sign rookie forward Beatrice Mompremier

Miami forward Beatrice Mompremier (32), the No. 20 pick in April's WNBA Draft, has been signed by the Connecticut Sun, who must fill the void left by Monday's announcement that all-star center Jonquel Jones would not play this season. Mompremier was waived by the Los Angeles Sparks in May. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)

The Connecticut Sun signed rookie post Beatrice Mompremier on Tuesday as it tries to fill the void left by all-star Jonquel Jones, who opted to take the 2020 WNBA season off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MLS returns to action after poignant moment of silence

Orlando City players, left, raise their fists in the air in solidarity with other MLS teams before the start of Wednesday's match in Kissimmee, Fla. (John Raoux/AP Photo)

Nearly 200 players took the field for an 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence to protest racial injustice before Major League Soccer’s return to action Wednesday night

Rolling the dice against a virus that usually wins

A sign outside Angels Stadium on Wednesday announces Opening Day as July 24 in Anaheim, Calif. (Ashley Landis/AP Photo)

There’s plenty of activity outside ballparks on both sides of the country, with people lining up by the hundreds in nervous anticipation of what the next few days might bring

Age no barrier to Alonso as he expects a strong return to F1

IndyCar driver Fernando Alonso drives out of the pit area during testing on April 24, 2019 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. (Michael Conroy/AP Photo)

Although Fernando Alonso will be 39 when he returns to Formula One next season with Renault he feels his reflexes and racing craft will not weaken with age

Agent: RB Raheem Mostert requests trade from 49ers

San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert runs against Green Bay during the second half of the NFC Championship game on Jan. 19 in Santa Clara, Calif. San Francisco won, 37-20. Mostert has requested a trade from the team after not being able to renegotiate his contract. Agent Brett Tessler made the request public on Wednesday. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

San Francisco 49ers postseason breakout star Raheem Mostert has requested a trade from the team after being unable to renegotiate his contract

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

5:30 a.m. (Friday) FS1 — AFL: Hawthorn Hawks at Collingwood Magpies. 

Auto Racing

8 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Shady Rays 200 from Sparta, Ky.

4:55 a.m. (Friday), ESPN2 — Formula One Styrian Grand Prix practice from Spielberg, Austria.

Baseball

5:25 a.m., ESPN2 — Korean: LG Twins at Doosan Bears.

5:25 a.m. (Friday), ESPN — Korean: NC Dinos at LG Twins.

Basketball

2 p.m., ESPN — The Basketball Tournament from Columbus, Ohio.

Boxing

8 p.m., ESPN — Jerry Forrest vs. Carlos Takam in a heavyweight bout from Las Vegas.

Golf

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Workday Charity Open from Dublin, Ohio.

Horse Racing

1 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from various sites.

Rugby

5:30 a.m., FS1 — NRL: Sydney Roosters at North Queensland Cowboys.

Soccer

9 a.m., ESPN — MLS: New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union from Orlando, Fla.

10 a.m., CBSSN — NWSL: Sky Blue FC vs. Houston Dash in Challenge Cup from Herriman, Utah. (taped today)

12:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham at Bournemouth.

1:25 p.m., ESPN2 — Serie A: Udinese at SPAL.

3:10 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester United at Aston Villa.

Tennis

8 a.m., Tennis Channel — Exhibition: Eastern European Championship from Belgrade, Serbia.

Noon, Tennis Channel — Exhibition: Eastern European Championship from Belgrade, Serbia.

Track & Field

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — IAAF Inspiration Games from Zurich, Switzerland. (taped today)