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KHSAA commissioner says fall sports could be vastly different

LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — Julian Tackett is hopeful a form of normalcy can be achieved in high school sports this fall.

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When Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was struggling with the coronavirus in mid-March, the prospect of entering Bergamo’s hospital -- which was overflowing with COVID-19 patients at the time -- made him fear for his life.“Every two minutes an ambulance passed by. … It …
The Latest on the 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:___RICHMOND, Va. — Photos on social media show several fires throughout downtown Richmond overnight as protests in the Virginia capital …
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The coach of Italian soccer club Atalanta says he acquired COVID-19 and was concerned for his life in mid-March.Gian Piero Gasperini tells the Gazzetta dello Sport that he started feeling sick on March 9, a day …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests in recent days, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.” As emergency orders are lifted and …
HOUSTON (AP) — The mayor of Houston said Saturday that the body of George Floyd, whose death after a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck during an arrest has sparked protests across the U.S, will be returning to the city where he grew up.Floyd was a Houston native before …
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says “there remains an urgent need for action” following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the protests around the country that have followed.From New York to Los Angeles and several cities in between, thousands …
SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — Bobby Joe Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, died Saturday. He was 84.Morrow's family said he died of natural causes at home in San Benito.Morrow won the 100 and 200 …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.Some leaders appealing …
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jacob Foxworthy and his parents waited patiently as their car crawled through pit road at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on this most unusual of graduation days.When his turn came, the Speedway High School senior climbed out and walked across the race track's iconic yard of …
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. could not have had a bumpier return to racing after NASCAR's 10-week shutdown. How bad was it? Stenhouse crashed on the first lap of the first race back and finished last. He followed it with a 25th-place finish at the second Cup race at Darlington …
Charter flights to ferry U.S. Open tennis players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. Negative COVID-19 tests before traveling. Centralized housing. Daily temperature checks. No spectators. Fewer on-court officials. No locker-room access on practice …
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Horse racing will be the first main sport to resume in England on Monday after the government approved the end of the 11-week shutdown of events if there are no spectators and coronavirus protocols are followed.Jockeys will wear masks and medical checks will be …
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Premier League was given government approval on Saturday to press ahead with its June 17 restart although players will have to stay apart during goal celebrations and disputes to maintain social distancing.Further details of the league's plans for dealing with …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Minor league players in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization will be getting something extra in their paychecks courtesy of star pitcher David Price.He will give $1,000 each to 220 minor leaguers as a goodwill gesture, a team spokesman said Saturday.They will continue to …
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league says full team training sessions will resume Monday, ahead of the first match to be played following the coronavirus stoppage.La Liga said the government gave authorization on Saturday for squads to practice together. Until now, players had been limited to …
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little, who starred in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a former Syracuse Orange teammate who has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for treatment costs.Pat Killorin, a center for Syracuse in …
MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich took a confident step closer to an eighth straight German title with a 5-0 demolition of Fortuna Düsseldorf in an empty stadium on Saturday.With five games remaining, Bayern moved into a 10-point lead over Borussia …
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___There have been no positive results from the Premier League's latest round of COVID-19 testing.The league says a total of 1,130 players and club personnel were tested in the fourth round of screening, with the …
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard is removing his name from the NBA draft and returning to school — just not in Gainesville.A team spokesman said Saturday that Nembhard plans to transfer and will have two years of college eligibility remaining. Stadium …
Roosevelt Taylor, a star safety on the Chicago Bears' 1963 NFL championship team, has died. He was 82.The team said he died Friday but did not provide details.An All-Pro in 1963 when the Bears won the title, Taylor played his first nine NFL seasons with Chicago, 1961-69, appearing in every game. A …

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