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LAKERS-CORONAVIRUS LOAN

Lakers return $4.6 million from stimulus loan program

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have repaid a loan of roughly $4.6 million from a coronavirus relief program after learning the program’s funds had been depleted.

The Lakers applied for the loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, and they received it in the first round of distribution.

The team returned its loan after the fund ran out of money in less than two weeks. So did several wealthier business that had applied for the funds, including Shake Shack and

The Latest: Japan’s medical head says vaccine needed quickly

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The head of Japan’s medical association said it will be difficult to hold the Olympics without coronavirus vaccines, and that he hoped effective vaccines or drugs to treat COVID-19 will be developed quickly.

“In my view, it would be difficult to hold the Olympics unless effective vaccines are developed,” Japan Medical Association President Yoshitake Yokokura told a video press conference Tuesday in Tokyo. “I hope vaccines and drugs will be developed as soon as possible.”

Japan and the International Olympic

Update on the latest in sports:

LAKERS-CORONAVIRUS LOAN

Lakers return $4.6 million from stimulus loan program

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have repaid a loan of roughly $4.6 million from a coronavirus relief program after learning the program’s funds had been depleted.

The Lakers applied for the loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, and they received it in the first round of distribution.

The team returned its loan after the fund ran out of money in less than two weeks. So did several wealthier business that had applied for the funds, including Shake Shack and

The Latest: Fore! Golf to resume in Washington State

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has announced that golf can resume in the state beginning May 5.

The announcement on Monday was part of a partial resumption of outdoor activities that includes fishing, hunting and use of state parks and state lands for day trips.

Inslee said that the Golf Alliance of Washington has established several rules, including spacing out of tee times, limits on the number of people playing golf together, and allowing take-away food and beverage service only.

Inslee said that if the

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LAKERS-CORONAVIRUS LOAN

Lakers return $4.6 million from stimulus loan program

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have repaid a loan of roughly $4.6 million from a coronavirus relief program after learning the program’s funds had been depleted.

The Lakers applied for the loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, and they received it in the first round of distribution.

The team returned its loan after the fund ran out of money in less than two weeks. So did several wealthier business that had applied for the funds, including Shake Shack and

The Latest: Sharks to provide grants to part-time workers

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The San Jose Sharks have announced a plan to provide grants to 1,800 part-time workers at the team’s arena and practice facility who are unable to work because of the new coronavirus pandemic.

The Sharks say that ownership, players, coaches, front office staff and corporate partners have already pledged more than $200,000 to launch the fund. They are asking fans with available resources to make donations at the team’s website to help the workers at the SAP Center and Sharks Ice facilities in San Jose,

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBA FACILITIES

NBA pushes plan to reopen facilities until May 8 at earliest

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has pushed back plans that would allow teams to reopen their practice facilities for at least one week.

The NBA had decided over the weekend to have teams open their gyms for voluntary player workouts on Friday, if local and state laws made such a move permissible. But on Monday the league revised that potential opening date until May 8, at the earliest.

The NBA says the May 8 date is far from firm, warning teams that it “may push this timing back if developments warrant.” 

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The Latest: Fasig-Tipton consolidating its yearling sales

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Fasig-Tipton will consolidate its July, Saratoga, and New York Bred yearling sales into one auction showcase on Sept. 9-10 at its Lexington, Kentucky, facility.

The company made its decision after watching the progression of the coronavirus pandemic over the last several weeks.

Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning says the 2-year-old sales season needs to end before yearling sales begin, which makes the usual July sale unfeasible. With details for Saratoga’s summer racing season yet to be finalized,

The Latest: Remainder of AHL season “likely” to be canceled

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A person with direct knowledge of discussions tells The Associated Press it’s “quite likely” the American Hockey League will cancel the remainder of its season because of the new coronavirus pandemic.

The person spoke to The AP on Monday on the condition of anonymity because the person is not authorized to discuss the plans of the NHL’s top minor league.

The AHL responded by saying there was “nothing imminent” in terms of calling off the remainder of the season.

Last week, AHL President and CEO David

The Latest: Clemson cancels athletic and academic camps

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Clemson has canceled all its in-person, on-campus athletic and academic camps due to the coronavirus pandemic.

That includes two weeks of coach Dabo Swinney’s football camps where the Tigers coaches have the chance to meet and watch prep athletes work out each summer.

The university announced its decision on Monday. It said the school will remain closed until May 8.

Late spring and summer camps are popular stops for young people eager to gain instruction and contacts with Clemson coaches in all sports.