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Police want Liverpool's title decider in neutral stadium

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during a Champions League match against Atletico Madrid in March at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Liverpool is unlikely to win the English Premier League at Anfield after police included the leader’s key games among at least five it wants to be played at neutral venues in a bid to prevent fans from gathering outside when the competition...

Elliott ends week of misery with overdue NASCAR victory

Chase Elliott gets out of his car after winning a NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday night in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Chase Elliott ended a week of miserable finishes with an overdue Cup victory

A tough call: Minor league umps squeezed as lost year looms

For a lot of minor league umpires, this is shaping up as a rough year

AP sources: No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan

The NBA Board of Governors met again without a consensus opinion emerging on how many teams should be back on the floor for the planned late-July resumption of the pandemic-interrupted season

PawSox offer taste of baseball with 'Dining on the Diamond'

Menu boards and tables occupy the third base infield dirt in preparation for dining guests at McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox, on Wednesday in Pawtucket, R.I. With the minor league baseball season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox has found another use for its home field. Starting next weekend, “Dining on the Diamond” will allow PawSox fans and others just longing for a taste of baseball to sample typical ballpark fare on the McCoy Stadium infield. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)

The Pawtucket Red Sox have found something to do with McCoy Stadium while the minor league baseball season is on hold

COLUMNS

Colin Kaepernick's knee never killed anybody

Colin Kaepernick is still deemed "unpatriotic" by many who have never had to fight for the...

Local golf courses are adjusting to coronavirus rules, and flourishing

Golfers, courses, adjusting to new restrictions and safety measures.

PRO FOOTBALL

Brady's Super Bowl journeys to be part of 2021 ESPN series

Tom Brady's journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released next year.

NFL looks at adding "booth umpire" and tech adviser for refs

The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew

Patriots, Chung strike two-year contract extension

FILE -- In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots' Patrick Chung gestures before the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession. A Belknap County grand jury indicted the 32-year-old Chung on Aug. 8, 2019. Authorities said Chung knowingly possessed cocaine on June 25 while in Meredith, N.H. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Patriots, Patrick Chung strike two-year contract extension

NFL reinstates Cowboys' Aldon Smith

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2015, file photo, Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith (99) sits on the bench during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Oakland, Calif. Smith will be able to take part in team activities with the Dallas Cowboys after the NFL on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, conditionally reinstated the pass rusher from an indefinite suspension for off-field issues. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

The Dallas Cowboys' new pass rusher can start taking part in team activities next week

PRO BASKETBALL

AP sources: No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan

The NBA Board of Governors met again without a consensus opinion emerging on how many teams should be back on the floor for the planned late-July resumption of the pandemic-interrupted season

Report: Basketball Hall delaying enshrinement ceremony

Basketball Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo told ESPN that this year’s enshrinement ceremony for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and five others will be delayed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic

Kiah Gillespie won’t play for the Sky this season

Gillespie played at Capital Prep in Hartford.

PRO HOCKEY

NHL awards regular-season trophies for season cut short

In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Boston's David Pastrnak shoots during the second period of a game against the San Jose Sharks in Boston. Pastrnak and Washington's Alex Ovechkin were named co-wonners of the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, the NHL announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

The NHL is handing out its regular-season trophies after saying it would go straight to playoffs if it can return

NHL monitoring situation before choosing where to play games

FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug celebrates a teammate's goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, in St. Louis. Smaller defensemen like the 5-foot-9 Krug have taken on more importance around the league in recent years for their mobility and puck-moving skills. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Concerns about Canadian coronavirus restrictions could push hockey south of the 49th parallel into the U.S. this summer

NHL moves ahead with 24-team playoff format if play resumes

FILE - In this May 27, 2019, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the media before Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins, in Boston. The NHL is one step closer to returning. Bettman unveiled a 24-team straight to playoffs format the league will use if it can clear the other hurdles to resume its season. Under the plan approved last week by players and agreed to by the NHL, the top four teams in each conference will play for seeding while the other 16 face off in best-of-five series to determine the field to vie for the Stanley Cup .(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

The NHL says it will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams if it is able to resume play

CT SUN

Mosqueda-Lewis looking forward to new scenery with Sun

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, right, who has been rooming with fellow UConn alum and former Seattle teammate Breanna Stewart in Los Angeles, is looking forward to a fresh start after being traded to the Connecticut Sun in February. Mosqueda-Lewis and Stewart shared this playful hug after the watching UConn play an exhibition game last November in Storrs. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Former UConn standout Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis believes that change will be good after being traded this offseason from the Seattle Storm to the Connecticut Sun.

Sun waive four players, cut roster down to 11

The Connecticut Sun waived four players to cut their roster down to 11 on Monday, including 2020 draft pick Juicy Landrum of Baylor.

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NHL awards regular-season trophies for season cut short

In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Boston's David Pastrnak shoots during the second period of a game against the San Jose Sharks in Boston. Pastrnak and Washington's Alex Ovechkin were named co-wonners of the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, the NHL announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

The NHL is handing out its regular-season trophies after saying it would go straight to playoffs if it can return

Europe hopes to resume golf by funding 5 new events in UK

The European Tour is planning to resume its season close to home

English Premier League plans June 17 restart after 100-day shutdown

The Premier League plans to restart on June 17 after a 100-day shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic with new staggered kickoffs to maximize broadcast slots as fans are prevented from attending games

NFL owners table onside kick alternative proposal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is hopeful that coaches will be able to return to their team facilities by next week

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

Noon, ESPN2 — eSports The Race All-Star Series.

4 p.m., FS2 — MotoAmerica Superbike from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

6:30 p.m., FS2 — Formula E Race at Home Series.

Baseball

3:55 a.m., ESPN — Korean: KT Wiz at Kiwoom Heroes.

12:55 a.m. (Sunday), ESPN — Korean: Lotte Giants at Doosan Bears.

Horse Racing

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

2:30 p.m., FS1 — Live racing from various sites.

4 p.m., NBCSN — Live racing from various sites.

Mixed Martial Arts

6 p.m., ESPN — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from Las Vegas.

9 p.m., ESPN — UFC Fight Night: Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns in a heavyweight bout from Las Vegas.

Rugby

5:30 a.m., FS1 — NRL: Canberra Raiders at Melbourne Storm.

2 a.m. (Sunday), FS1 — NRL: Newcastle Knights at Penrith Panthers.

Soccer

9:20 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Werder Bremen at Schalke 04.

9:20 a.m., FS2 — Bundesliga: Frankfurt at Wolfsburg.

12:20 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Fortuna Düsseldorf at Bayern Munich.