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Free mask giveaway in Norwich Thursday

Uncas Health District and World Sikh Parliament Welfare Council will distribute masks Thursday at the Norwichtown Shell, 168 W. Town St.

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, July 12, 2020.

Colleges oppose federal policy change regarding international students

Connecticut College and the University of Connecticut are calling for a reversal of a federal directive that says international students pursuing their studies exclusively online cannot remain in the United States.

Local roundup: NESCAC cancels fall sports season

The 11 presidents of the colleges in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, which includes Connecticut College, announced on Friday that the fall sports season has been canceled.

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ICE's new rules are devastating

In some countries there's simply no sustainable infrastructure for distance learning that would allow students to keep up with the pace of classes in the United States.

Let students stay

ICE rules that if their educations go from in-person to all-virtual in the fall, foreign students will have to leave.

The Day was fair to state workers

Wear a face mask, and wear it right

Connecticut COVID-19 Numbers

Data sourced from the Office of Governor Ned Lamont. Check here for the latest data.


Connecticut Sun will open July 27 vs. Lynx

The Connecticut Sun will open the regular season against the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday, July 27, the WNBA announced Monday.

Cuomo lays out guidelines for reopening New York schools

Schools will have to close if the infection rate in any region of the state spikes above 9%.

Gyms reopen, duck boat tours resume as Boston enters Phase 3

Gyms in Boston are welcoming back members and the iconic duck boat tours are rolling out again as the city enters the third phase of its coronavirus economic restart

Connecticut state parks close gates after reaching capacity Sunday

Several Connecticut state parks closed their gates before noon Sunday after quickly reaching their visitor limits

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



France kicks off fans' return to elite European soccer

For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, fans have returned to elite European soccer


At the NBA restart, team equipment is a challenge to manage

This photo provided by Jacob Diamond shows the second bedroom inside Magic equipment manager Jacob Diamond’s suite at the team hotel on the Disney complex on Thursday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. All 22 teams in the NBA restart had to pack more than ever, for a road trip like none other. Every team is assured of spending at least five weeks at Disney, and some could be there for three months. The challenges for players and coaches are obvious, but the challenge for equipment managers — among the unsung heroes of this restart plan — aren’t anywhere near as visible to those watching games from afar. (Jacob Diamond via/AP Photo)

All 22 teams in the NBA restart had to pack more than ever, for a road trip like none other

Yankees' Judge out 2nd straight day with stiff neck

New York Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames, left, watches Aaron Judge take batting practice during a baseball summer training camp workout, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was held out of action for a second straight day Sunday due to a stiff neck

F1 star Hamilton raises right fist in fight against racism

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP)

Standing on the podium to celebrate his latest win, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton raised a clenched right fist

NASCAR Cup rookie Cole Custer wins in upset at Kentucky

Cole Custer, top, celebrates with his crew after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, July 12, 2020, in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Cole Custer became the first rookie winner in the NASCAR Cup Series in nearly four years, surging to the lead in a four-wide, final-lap scramble Sunday at Kentucky Speedway

Rosenqvist surges at Road America for 1st IndyCar victory

IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist reacts after winning auto race two of the REV Group Grand Prix, Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)

Felix Rosenqvist passed Pato O’Ward on the next-to-last lap and earned his first career victory in the second half of an IndyCar doubleheader at Road America

Hamilton wins Styrian Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP)

Lewis Hamilton has won the Styrian Grand Prix from pole position to clinch an 85th career win and move within six of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record

Morikawa wins PGA Workday Open

Collin Morikawa reacts to a putt on the first playoff hole during the final round of the Workday Charity Open golf tournament, Sunday, July 12, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Collin Morikawa won the Workday Charity Open with a two-putt par from 10 feet on the third playoff hole

After COVID-19, giant corporations and chains may be the only ones left

Antonio's pizza-by-the-slice is a popular spot in the Pleasant Street district in Amherst, Mass. (Tira Khan for The Washington Post)

The coronavirus will radically reshape Main Streets across the country

As virus deaths rise, pressure mounts on governors to pass mask requirements

In this Monday, July 6, 2020, file photo, a health care worker administers a COVID-19 test at a site sponsored by Community Heath of South Florida at the Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina Health Center in Homestead, Fla. In early July 2020, California is averaging 91 reported COVID-19 deaths per day while Texas is close behind with 66, but Florida, Arizona, Illinois, New Jersey and South Carolina also saw sizable rises. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Governors across the country are facing increasing pressure to pass statewide mask requirements and mount a more coherent pandemic response as coronavirus cases soar to record levels, daily deaths rise and hospitals in the South and West face a...

Heat wave drives people inside in COVID’s hottest hot spots

Beach-goers fill Grand Haven State Park and City Beach on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Michigan has been in a 90-degree plus heat wave for several days. Lake Michigan now averages 74 degrees on the surface, which is 11 degrees warmer than the historical average water temperature on this date. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

An oppressive heat wave is intersecting with a COVID-19 spike in some of the pandemic’s hardest-hit U.S. cities, posing another obstacle for officials and health experts who must decide what’s riskier: indoor transmission or dangerous...

Okinawa governor wants tougher action as 61 Marines infected with virus

This Jan. 27, 2018, aerial file photo shows U.S. Marine Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa, southern Japan. Okinawan officials said Saturday, July 11, 2020, that dozens of U.S. Marines have been confirmed to have infected with the coronavirus at two bases, Futenma and Camp Hansen, on the southern Japanese island in what is feared to be a massive outbreak, and demanded adequate explanation from the U.S. military officials. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

The governor of Japan’s Okinawa is demanding a top U.S. military commander take tougher prevention measures and more transparency hours after officials were told that more than 60 Marines at two bases have been infected over the past few days

200,000 seafarers fear there's no plan to get them off ships

A Svitzer tug boat sits alongside the Maersk Gairloch container ship as it approaches the Port of Felixstowe, in Felixstowe, U.K., on March 25, 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Chris Ratcliffe.

Restrictions on ships docking to halt the spread of Covid-19, border shutdowns and a lack of flights are the biggest barriers to relieving exhausted crew.

Uncertainty shrouds the housing market through 2020

Clarksburg Town Center is a planned community of about 1,000 homes in Clarksburg, Md. When the pandemic seized the country, sellers retreated faster and in larger numbers than buyers, prompting the nationwide inventory of homes to dip precipitously. (Benjamin C Tankersley for The Washington Post)

Real estate across the United States is heating up, rekindled by growing demand and insufficient supply.

Buyer interest in suburban over city living grows in May, report finds

The elimination of a daily commute makes living farther from downtown in a single-family home more palatable.

NHL, players take collaborative approach in bid to resume

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, NHL Player's Association executive director Donald Fehr, left, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman attend a news conference at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Given the gravity of the pandemic and the abrupt decision to place the NHL season on pause in March, it did not take Bettman and Fehr long to realize they were going to have to work together if play was to resume any time soon. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

The NHL and the players union are credited for putting aside past differences in taking a collaborative approach in ratifying a return-to-play plan that also includes the assurance of labor peace through September 2026

Thomas takes 2-shot lead at Muirfield Village

Justin Thomas hits from the 16th bunker during the third round of the Workday Charity Open golf tournament, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Justin Thomas went from a three-shot deficit to a two-shot lead in the Workday Charity Open

With fans back, Dixon wins at Road America for 3rd straight

Scott Dixon earned his third straight victory Saturday with an improbable triumph in the opening race of a weekend doubleheader at Road America, as IndyCar welcomed fans to its races for the first time this season

COVID-19 sidelines ex-Husky Walker

03/09/2020 :: Sports ::  Fulkerson ::  UConn's Megan Walker (3) guards Cincinnati's Angel Rizor (4) as they watch for the rebound during the women's basketball ACC championships game on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Walker became the first UConn player to leave for the WNBA after her junior year. She was the second of New York’s four first-round picks, going No. 9 overall.

Céspedes says he'll be ready to start season with Mets

New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes stretches out to throw the ball as he waits for his turn in the batting cage during the afternoon session of a summer baseball training camp workout at Citi Field, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yoenis Céspedes is sure he’ll be ready to start the pandemic-delayed season with the New York Mets

Yankees closer Chapman has COVID-19

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, left, leaves the field after a bullpen session with catcher Gary Sanchez after a bullpen session during a baseball summer training camp workout Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms

Familiarity key for drivers at Kentucky oval

Brad Keselowski puts on a helmet before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The Kentucky Speedway winners’ club has been exclusive — just five drivers have combined to win the first nine NASCAR Cup races

Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

President Donald Trump wears a mask as he walks down the hallway during his visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, July 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday

Popovich had reservations, but Spurs coach ready for restart

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talks with the media during NBA basketball media day in San Antonio. Freshmen at the United States Air Force Academy are called doolies, and the experience for those first-year cadets can be extremely difficult. Popovich, class of 1970, hasn’t forgotten those days. And for the San Antonio coach, a couple days of lockdown at Walt Disney World brought back the memories of doolie life. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says he had some reservations about being at the NBA restart at the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida

Catholic Church taps virus relief plan for at least $1.4 billion in federal aid

This Aug. 8, 2018, photo shows St. Peter Cathedral in Erie, Pa., the home parish for the Catholic Diocese of Erie. In mid-March 2020, the diocese closed its churches as the coronavirus spread, limiting its access to weekly donors, and applied for funds from the Paycheck Protection Program. It also decided to withhold payments from its victim-compensation program, saying its bank had decreased a line of credit. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

An Associated Press analysis of federal data has found that the U.S. Roman Catholic Church and affiliated groups received federal aid worth at least $1.4 billion under the federal Paycheck Protection Program

U.S. bets on untested company to deliver vaccine into millions of arms

In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a patient receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, the ability to jab the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, the ability to jab the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections

Virus surge visible across Texas: 'The tsunami is here'

People wait inside their vehicles in line at COVID-19 testing site Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Texas has surpassed 10,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time

Wall Street rallies as optimism returns to cap erratic week

Workers wearing masks walk by the New York Stock Exchange during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Optimism returned to Wall Street on Friday, and stocks rallied to cap a shaky week dogged by worries that rising coronavirus counts may halt the economy’s recent upswing

Daily death toll from virus is on the rise again

Davey Francis mixes up drinks at Velveteen Rabbit, a cocktail bar in the Las Vegas Arts District, on the last night before they will have to close Friday, July 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. Bars in seven Nevada counties were ordered Friday to once again shut their doors and reimpose limits on restaurants because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The daily death toll from America's coronavirus crisis rose sharply this week amid a dramatic surge in confirmed infections across the South and West that has inundated hospitals with ill patients and forced several states to pause or reverse plans...

Morikawa builds big lead at Muirfield Village before storms

Collin Morikawa hits a drive on the second hole during the second round of the Workday Charity Open golf tournament, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Collin Morikawa takes a three-shot lead into the weekend at the Workday Charity Open

Posey out for 2020 as MLB teams deal with churning rosters

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey wipes sweat from his forehead during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale, Ariz. Posey is the latest big-name player to skip this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Posey announced his decision on Friday, July 10, 2020. He says his family finalized the adoption of identical twin girls this week. The babies were born prematurely and Posey said after consultations with his wife and doctor he decided to opt out of the season. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

San Francisco catcher Buster Posey became the latest well-known player to opt out of the abbreviated 2020 season

NHL, players approve plan to resume season

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, crews cover the ice at American Airlines Center in Dallas, home of the Dallas Stars hockey team, after the NHL season was put on hold due to the coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press on Sunday, July 5, that the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed on protocols to resume the season. Daly said the sides are still negotiating a collective bargaining agreement extension. A CBA extension is still crucial to the process. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

Pro hockey’s return is potentially three weeks away, and with it an assurance of labor peace through September 2026

New London and Norwich public libraries to reopen Monday

After a nearly four-month hiatus amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19, The Public Library of New London and Otis Library in Norwich are slated to reopen on Monday.

Norwich Rose Arts Festival announces awards, contest winners

The Rose Arts Festival Committee announced winners of the Hometown Heroes Awards and the Sara St. George Davis Budding Artist Award.

UConn reports no positives from 150 COVID-19 tests on athletes

UConn reports no positives from 150 COVID-19 tests on athletes

NESCAC cancels fall sports season

The 11 presidents of the colleges in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, which includes Connecticut College, announced on Friday that the fall sports season has been canceled.

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Natalia Afonso, 27, an international student from Brazil at Brooklyn College, sits on a stoop outside her home during an interview, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. Afonso, who is studying teaching education and finished her first semester this spring, said she has lived in the U.S. for 7 years and

International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America

Trump administration's approach to testing is chaotic and unhelpful, states say

Labs and state officials said they were unsure who in the federal government to contact about supply issues, including whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency or Department of Health and Human Services was in charge.

OSHA probe of death of L+M nurse's aide could take six months

Michael Graveline, left, puts his hand on his daughter Felicia's shoulder after she spoke May 30, 2020, during a rally about her mother, Elva, who was a Lawrence + Memorial Hospital nurse's aide who died of COVID-19. The rallly was held on the lawn of the Harbor School in New London to raise concern of the lack of protective equipment, employee safety and also to honor Elva Graveline. It was organized by the AFT union health care workers employed by Yale-New Haven Health. Investigators from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hartford office met with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital representatives following the May 19 death. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

An agency database shows an investigation, or "inspection," involving a “fatality or catastrophe” was opened at L+M on May 26, a week after Elva Graveline died of COVID-19 complications.

Ocean Community Chamber Foundation distributes almost $19,000 to small businesses

The Ocean Community Chamber Foundation One Fund has announced that it distributed almost $19,000 to help 23 local small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Scrimmage gives Red Sox taste of strange season to come

Boston right fielder Alex Verdugo jokingly stretches for a foul ball by Rafael Devers in a seating area empty of fans during Thursday's intra-squad game at Fenway Park. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

The empty seats weren't the only thing that was strange at Fenway Park when the Boston Red Sox had their first intrasquad scrimmage of summer camp

CDC head sticking to school-opening guides Trump criticized

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield, speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Education building Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A top federal health official says coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools aren't being revised despite criticism from President Donald Trump

Lamont promises to address digital divide in schools

FILE - In this May 7, 2020 file photo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, left, talks with medical staff outside Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn. On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, Lamont said that the state of Connecticut has so far built up a stockpile of personal protective equipment that can last about 60 or 70 days, with plans to eventually have enough for 90 days in case there is a second wave of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Gov. Ned Lamont and state education officials say addressing the problems many poor and urban districts have had in getting students access to online learning will be a priority, even as they plan for reopening schools in the fall

Baseball players get a peek at playing without fans

The Mets' Yoenis Cespedes bats in a simulated game on Thursday as part of the team's training camp at Citi Field. (Kathy Willens/AP Photo)

Baseball players got a sense of what the game will be like without fans in the stands upon returning for workouts last week

Tokyo Games face skeptics, single-day COVID-19 infection record

The Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section in Tokyo on June 3. Masa Takaya, the spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics, said Thursday he’s confident the postponed games can be held in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they did not believe the games could be held next year. (Eugene Hoshiko/AP File Photo)

The spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics says he expects the postponed games to be held in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they did not believe the games could be held next year

No longer Dana White's dream, UFC's Fight Island is real

UFC president Dana White speaks at a Nov. 2, 2018 news conference in New York. When White first proposed holding mixed martial arts fights on an isolated island during the early weeks of the worldwide sports shutdown, fans and haters alike imagined waves lapping at an octagon perched amid palm trees on a white sand beach. A few months later, the project that came to be known as Fight Island is real, and ready for competition. And while it's not literally on a beach, the octagon at Abu Dhabi's Yas Island is inside a bubble that seems highly unlikely to burst. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

The imagery evoked by Dana White’s crazy idea for holding mixed martial arts fights on a tropical island was undeniably intoxicating

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison

FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building before beginning his prison term in New York. Cohen, was returned to federal prison, weeks after his early release to serve the remainder of his sentence at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal Bureau of Prisons said Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, has been returned to federal prison

Big Ten decision leaves UConn football two games short

Indiana running back Stevie Scott III, right, is tackled by UConn linebacker Omar Fortt during the first half of last season's college football game in Bloomington, Ind. This year's matchup between the teams will not take place after the Big Ten announced Thursday that its teams would face only conference opponents this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Darron Cummings/AP Photo)

UConn has to fill two holes in its football schedule after the Big Ten Conference announced on Thursday it will play only conference games this fall.

Practices begin at Disney, as teams begin restart routines

Cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World on Thursday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (John Raoux/AP Photo)

Full-scale practices inside the NBA bubble at the Disney complex have started

Big Ten to limit football, fall sports to conference games

In this March 12 file photo, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren addresses the media in Indianapolis after it was announced that the remainder of the league's men's basketball tournament had been canceled. On Thursday, the Big Ten announced its members would play conference games only this fall, including football, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Michael Conroy/AP file photo)

The Big Ten Conference won’t play nonconference games in football or other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions

Study suggests fetal coronavirus infection is possible

FILE - In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 file photo, a pregnant woman wearing a face mask and gloves holds her belly as she waits in line for groceries with hundreds during a food pantry sponsored by Healthy Waltham for those in need due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, at St. Mary's Church in Waltham, Mass. A small study in Italy strengthens evidence that pregnant women infected with the coronavirus might be able to spread it to a fetus before birth. Research was released on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

A small study strengthens evidence that a pregnant woman infected with the coronavirus might be able to spread it to her fetus

New COVID-19 cases inch up, hospitalizations hold steady

Gov. Ned Lamont's office on Thursday reported an additional 101 cases, five deaths and two hospitalizations.

Is East Lyme price gouging on nonresident beach passes?

The town is charging nonresidents for a limited number of daily passes as much as residents pay for seasonal passes.

R.I. bar temporarily closed for violating coronavirus regulations

A Rhode Island restaurant was ordered closed over the July 4 weekend for failing to follow the state’s coronavirus safety regulations

Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

Des Moines Public Schools custodian Tracy Harris cleans chairs in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. Getting children back to school safely could mean keeping high-risk spots like bars and gyms closed. That's the latest thinking from some public health experts. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Getting children back to school safely could mean keeping high-risk spots like bars and gyms closed

'A hot mess': Americans face testing delays as virus surges

A National Guardsman directs traffic at a COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida is one of the nation's hot spots for coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Four months, 3 million confirmed infections and over 130,000 deaths into the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, Americans confronted with an alarming resurgence of the scourge are facing long lines at testing sites and going a week or more without receiving...

New London's Sailfest 2020 is going virtual

Fireworks, like these last year, will be not be seen from New London and Groton this weekend, as Sailfest was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, a video of a past Sailfest fireworks show will be shown Saturday night, July 11, 2020, on (Tim Cook/The Day, FILE)

Sailfest 2020 will feature a virtual fireworks display on Saturday on

How to make one golf course look like two different tournaments

FILE - This May 30, 2017, file photo, shows Jack Nicklaus answering questions during a news conference a few days before the start of the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. The challenge for the PGA Tour is to make it feel different to the players who will be in Dublin, Ohio, the next two weeks. For the first time in 63 years, two PGA Tour events are being held on the same golf course in consecutive weeks. “I think this week we're going to have to be a little bit cautious with the golf course, certainly out of respect to Mr. Nicklaus and the Memorial Tournament being next week,” said Gary Young, the PGA Tour rules official overseeing the Workday Charity Open.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Muirfield Village is gearing up for the first doubleheader on the PGA Tour in 63 years

NASCAR's Johnson OK'd to race after two negative virus tests

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, Jimmie Johnson celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Clash auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has twice tested negative for the coronavirus and has been cleared to race Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Kentucky Speedway. Johnson missed the first race of his Cup career when he tested positive last Friday. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has twice tested negative for the coronavirus and has been cleared to race Sunday at Kentucky Speedway

Delle Donne waiting to hear from WNBA medical review panel

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, left, and guard Courtney Williams, right, huard Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's WNBA Finals in Washington. Delle Donne is waiting to have her case heard by the league's independent panel of doctors to see if she'll be medically excused for the season, according to the Mystics.The Mystics star, who was the league Most Valuable Player last year, has battled Lyme Disease since 2008 and would potentially be at a higher risk for serious illness if she contracted the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne is waiting to have her case heard by the league’s independent panel of doctors to see if she’ll be medically excused for the season, according to Washington Mystics

Coronavirus precautions dictate slow start for Coast Guard Academy swabs

Morgan Ward and fellow members of Bravo Platoon wait for their medical screening as members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's Class of 2024 report in Wednesday, July 8, 2020, for the start of Swab Summer. The 275 prospective cadets arrived by platoon over the course of the day and, after a check-in routine and swearing-in, started a 14-day restriction of movement, or quarantine, period consisting mostly of online and some classroom training. The traditional physical training, haircuts and uniform issue will take place after the quarantine period.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The coronavirus forced changes to the first day at the academy, which is usually filled with upperclassmen shouting commands as the new cadets, known as swabs, get haircuts and uniforms and go through drill practice.

Long season catching up with Wolves as Liverpool, City win

Sheffield United's John Egan heads the ball to score a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield, England, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP)

A long season might just be catching up with Wolverhampton but newly crowned champion Liverpool looks as fresh as ever

Rafael Devers possibly exposed to COVID-19, but tests come back negative

Boston Red Sox Rafael Devers watches his third-inning, two-run home run in the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Red Sox' Rafael Devers possibly exposed to COVID-19, but tests come back negative

NASCAR moving Watkins Glen race to Daytona road course

NASCAR cannot meet the quarantine rules in New York and must move its August race from Watkins Glen