Complete coverage: Coronavirus makes major impact on sports across the world

Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux gets ready in the on-deck circle in front of cardboard cutouts of fans.
Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux gets ready in the on-deck circle in front of cardboard cutouts of fans during an exhibition game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on July 20.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

The new CIF sports calendar will have athletes, coaches and parents pulling double duty or more, and they’re hoping to make it work beginning in December.

Early indications have been that most people on the NBA campus at Disney World resorts in Orlando have been on board with the rules established on the health and safety protocols.

NFL and the players’ union reached agreement on COVID-19 testing. The players will be tested every day for the first two weeks of camp.

The NHL reported that two players tested positive for COVID-19 during the first five days of training camp out of 2,618 tests administered to over 800 players.

The California Interscholastic Federation released a high school sports calendar that delays the start of fall sports due to a summer coronavirus surge.

Dodgers broadcaster Charley Steiner will call games on the radio this season from home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Get used to a designated hitter in the National League, runners starting at second base during extra innings, and the extinction of relief pitching specialists.

Angels pitcher Julio Teheran was forced to miss the start of the team’s training camp after he and members of his family contracted the coronavirus.

With no high school football until December, we offer suggestions for Friday night activities, whether it’s watching sports movies or having a barbecue.

LeBron James talks to reporters mostly about non-basketball topics, including missing his mother and the loss of civil rights pioneer John Lewis.

College football and NFL should delay the 2020 season until next year, writes columnist Bill Plaschke.

Lakers center Dwight Howard says he was warned about not wearing a mask after a tip to the NBA’s snitch hotline. Many players are pushing back on it.

L.A. County health officials report 49 people working at SoFi Stadium have tested positive for coronavirus, an increase of 16 since their last update.

The AVP Tour’s return amid the COVID-19 pandemic might have felt a little strange, but that didn’t stop Alix Klineman and April Ross from taking the title.

The CIF is expected to postpone the fall sports season until January 2021, creating a new set of problems for high school athletes this fall and next year.

Rams offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth says he and his entire family tested positive for the coronavirus after one of them had lunch with a friend.

In Jordan Harvey’s latest diary from the MLS bubble, the LAFC defender discusses the challenges the teams in — and out — of the tournament are facing.

Pro sports leagues are jumping the line to get COVID-19 tests back within hours.

For an MLB team, a mass 14-day quarantine won’t work. Here’s how the league designed its health and safety protocols to address that.

WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne, who has Lyme disease, speaks out after being denied a medical exemption from playing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under L.A. County rules, anyone exposed to COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days. Dave Roberts is concerned about what it means for the Dodgers.

Lakers center Dwight Howard says he was warned about not wearing a mask after a tip to the NBA’s snitch hotline. Many players are pushing back on it.

The Angels’ Matt Thaiss tested positive for the coronavirus last month and, despite being asymptomatic, says the experience was “mentally defeating.”

What happens if a player tests positive for COVID-19? Will there be a universal DH? How large are the rosters? Will there be exhibition games? Here are answers.

Veteran guard Avery Bradley will not be joining the Lakers in Florida when the NBA resumes its season because of health concerns for a family member.

As MLB teams prepare to play in 10-team regional divisions intended to limit exposure to the coronavirus, they must reckon with an alarming trend.

NFL discusses evolving plans for training camps, regular season, health and safety issues, and “comprehensive and expanding social justice and Inspire Change” efforts.

The Basketball Tournament, a single-elimination competition broadcast by ESPN, has grown in popularity since its founding in 2014.

Thirty UCLA football players are demanding that certain measures for coronavirus protection be adopted or they will boycott recruiting activities.

Student-athletes at mid-major schools could see their college experience dramatically altered because of the financial losses created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrew Friedman wouldn’t disclose the number of people who tested positive for coronavirus, but did say that at least one is a Dodgers player. He said none had “problematic” symptoms.

The Kentucky Derby will be held with limited spectators, Churchill Downs announced on Thursday. The exact number of people has not been determined.

Mid-major conferences know the coronavirus pandemic will force cuts in athletic department budgets. The question is how deep, says Long Beach State’s Andy Fee.

Angels general manager Billy Eppler said late Friday that two players in the organization tested positive for COVID-19.

Health and safety protocols have been finalized, and players will report to training camps on July 1 in preparation for a new season in later in month.

Organizers have canceled the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, an annual event near the Huntington Beach for 60 years, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Orlando Pride withdrew from the NWSL’s Challenge Cup tournament after six players and four staff members tested positive for the coronavirus.

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has tested positive for the coronavirus after an exhibition series he organized in the Balkans.

The NBA keeps inching toward a return but the league and medical experts know obstacles still exist. As players return to teams, COVID-19 testing ramps up.

The push to restart college athletics, even as coronavirus cases rise, shows why these students should be paid.

Santa Anita, which completed its six-month race meeting Sunday, had 17 people test positive for COVID-19 amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady hosts group practice sessions even after the NFLPA recommended against it due to coronavirus concerns.

The WNBA announced plans Monday to play a shortened season with no fans present, starting in late July and ending with a championship in early October.

Several members of the Cowboys and Texans recently tested positive for COVID-19, reports say. Ezekiel Elliott’s agent said his client is one of the players.

If the NBA season resumes it will do so in Orlando, Fla., in an uncertain, near-quarantine environment. A look at which teams that might favor.

Across the Pac-12 football footprint Monday, other than in California, players returned to a different world because of COVID-19 protocols.

Despite the MLB players’ union agreeing it’s time to play and Commissioner Rob Manfred saying a season would occur “100%,” owners put up another roadblock.

The NBA’s board of governors approved Commissioner Adam Silver’s 22-team, return-to-play proposal during a conference call Thursday.

While the coronavirus outbreak poses an extremely difficult challenge for the NFL, the league has played games and seasons amid crisis in the past.

Las Vegas is open again, but it has a much different feel for sports gamblers. Will the NBA and other sports still be a big draw?

With the NBA deciding later this week on the format for its return to play, here’s a look at what might happen based on different options for the playoffs.

The NFL is requiring teams to have training camps at their team facilities and not hold joint practices in an effort to reduce coronavirus exposure.

USC announced Tuesday that it will offer on-campus classes in the the fall, a move that might boost the chances that the Trojans’ football team plays this season.

Parks and other facilities are reopening in California, including pickleball courts. Here’s what pickleball is, how to play and where to find equipment.

The Clippers have been preparing since the start of the season to play for a title, but their playoff path will look much different than anticipated.

Wildfires in San Diego in 2003 forced the Chargers to play a Monday night home game in Arizona. Could the coronavirus force more similar moves in 2020?

The Dodgers and Angels are among at least eight MLB teams to increase baseball activities in the last week at their home stadiums and spring training sites.

People older than 65 or with health conditions are at higher risk from coronavirus. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Angels manager Joe Maddon have concerns.

The coronavirus outbreak has athletes and medical experts from all over the world wondering how good sportsmanship can be embraced without shaking hands.