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2 more Oklahoma St football players positive for COVID-19

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Two more Oklahoma State football players have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to campus for voluntary workouts, bringing the total to three.Senior associate athletic director Kevin Klintworth wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday that of the 150 staff, administrators and athletes tested, three athletes had asymptomatic positives.Linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga announced Tuesday he tested positive...

MLS, players reach new labor deal, to resume with tournament

Major League Soccer and its players' union agreed to a six-year labor contract through 2025 that paves the way for a tournament in Florida after the season was suspended by the coronavirus pandemic.The deal was announced Wednesday following tense talks that led to some players skipping voluntary workouts and the league threatening a lockout. MLS and the Major League...

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday. The Pistons announced that the team’s performance center will enter its first phase of reopening, for voluntary, individual workouts. Players and essential staff have guidelines from public health officials, the CDC and the NBA....

Journalists wage legal fights after facing protest attacks

NEW YORK (AP) - Journalists alarmed by dozens of incidents where reporters were shot at, manhandled, gassed or arrested while covering demonstrations touched off by the death of Minnesota man George Floyd are fighting back legally.A freelance journalist, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis, and dozens of news...

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests Wednesday but then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne Division off standby in an extraordinary clash between the U.S. military and its commander in chief.Both Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper also drew stinging, rare public criticism from...

MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of about 50

NEW YORK (AP) - If Major League Baseball and its players take the field for a coronanvirus-delayed 2020 season, it will be after acrimonious negotiations that resemble their labor war of a generation ago.MLB rejected the players' proposal for a 114-game regular season with no additional salary cuts, and will turn its attention to a shortened slate of...

Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Prosecutors filed a tougher charge Wednesday against the police officer at the center of the George Floyd case and charged three other officers, delivering a victory to protesters galvanized by a death that roused racial tensions and unleashed coast-to-coast unrest.The most serious charge was filed against Derek Chauvin, who was caught on video pressing his knee...

The Latest: Thousands again protesting near White House

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:TOP OF THE HOUR:- Thousands gather again near White House to protest death of George Floyd.- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city has taken a step...

Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.The governor will direct the statue to be moved off its massive pedestal and put into storage while his administration...

Doctors kept close eye on Trump’s use of malaria drug

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House medical team kept a close eye on President Donald Trump's heart rhythms, including at least one electrocardiogram, to watch for potential side effects when he took a two-week course of a malaria drug to try to prevent the coronavirus, his doctor reported Wednesday.“The President completed the regimen safely and without side effects,” Dr....