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Portland gets spark from Blanco, Timbers beat Galaxy 2-1

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jeremy Ebobisse and Sebastián Blanco scored seven minutes apart midway through the second half, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez had a first-half penalty saved, and the Portland Timbers opened the MLS is Back tournament with a 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy on Monday night. 7/13/2020 10:16 pm

Thorns winless in Challenge Cup after 0-0 draw with Reign

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — The Portland Thorns will face top-seeded North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup after wrapping up the group stage with a scoreless draw with the rival OL Reign on Monday. 7/13/2020 2:28 pm

Longtime coach, executive Craig Robinson hired to lead NABC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Craig Robinson has been a successful businessman with a range of financial institutions. He has led college basketball programs from the relatively small Ivy League to the powerful Pac-12. He even has spent time in the front office of NBA franchises, including the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks.7/13/2020 1:08 pm

Tribes struggle to meet deadline to spend virus relief aid

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — As the coronavirus ripped through the Navajo Nation, it spotlighted longstanding inequities on the reservation where thousands of tribal members travel long distances for medical care, internet service is spotty at best and many homes lack electricity and even running water.7/11/2020 8:45 am

Pac-12 joins Big Ten in eliminating nonconference games

The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.7/10/2020 10:18 pm

The Pac-12 to play only conference games in fall sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 to play only conference games in fall sports.7/10/2020 4:11 pm

Damian Lillard emerges from shutdown ready for playoff push

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Grieving the death of a cousin and missing his mother, Damian Lillard struggled emotionally after the NBA shut down because of the coronavirus. 7/5/2020 11:30 pm

Spirit, Thorns play to 1-all draw in the NWSL Challenge Cup

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Staab's header in the 77th minute pulled the Washington Spirit into a 1-1 draw with the Portland Thorns on Sunday night in the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament. 7/5/2020 9:46 pm

NBA shutdown allowed many in league unexpected time to heal

Portland guard Damian Lillard was in the gym a few days ago and took notice of what injured Trail Blazers big men Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins were doing during their individual workouts.7/3/2020 2:05 pm

Thorns, Red Stars play to scoreless draw in NWSL tournament

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — The Portland Thorns and the Chicago Red Stars played to a scoreless draw Wednesday in the group stage of the National Women’s Soccer League’s Challenge Cup tournament.7/1/2020 12:32 pm

Latest National Sports

The Latest: France to require masks at indoor public spaces

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron says he wants to require masks inside all indoor public spaces by Aug. 1.7/14/2020 5:41 am

“Growth has stalled" .... surge in US infections hits Delta

Delta Air Lines lost $5.7 billion during a brutal three-month stretch during with the coronavirus pandemic bringing travel to a near standstill, and any hoped-for recovery has been smothered by a resurgence of infected Americans.7/14/2020 5:10 am

Foreign workers struggle to return to UAE amid virus limbo

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Eudinson Uy and his pregnant wife planned to return to their home in the United Arab Emirates after a vacation in Armenia, but due to a subsequent lockdown of the Gulf country over the coronavirus pandemic, she ended up giving birth there. 7/13/2020 11:07 pm

The Latest: Hawaii to wait to waive quarantine requirement

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing an increasing number of cases locally, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of testing supplies. 7/13/2020 8:22 pm

Rockets' Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Houston's Russell Westbrook hasn't made it to the NBA restart yet.7/13/2020 5:31 pm

The Latest: Irish rugby players taking pay cut

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:7/13/2020 5:05 pm

Strong demand for virus testing services; snacking surges

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus.7/13/2020 1:04 pm

Hong Kong Disney park closes again after new restrictions

HONG KONG (AP) — For the second time this year, Hong Kong Disneyland Park is closing temporarily following the city's decision to ban public gatherings of more than four people because of the coronavirus pandemic, Disney officials said Monday.7/13/2020 11:51 am

Brexit is back: UK aims to prepare public for Jan 1 EU break

LONDON (AP) — The British government told individuals and businesses Monday to get ready for new costs and red tape — but also an exciting “new start” — when the U.K. leaves the European Union's economic embrace in less than six months.7/13/2020 9:02 am

Outer Banks island ravaged by storms and virus restrictions

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — When Hurricane Dorian pounded the wisp of earth that is Ocracoke Island, a wall of Atlantic seawater flooded Bob Chestnut’s home, surf shop and four vehicles. 7/13/2020 7:01 am