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FILE- In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant watches during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Durant is among the four Brooklyn Nets who have tested positive for the new coronavirus. A backlash roiled across social media Wednesday, March 18, as several celebrities and professional athletes revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn’t have a fever or other tell-tale symptoms. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)
March 31, 2020 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Trae Young will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN. The NBA, the players’ association and 2K announced the NBA 2K Players Tournament on Tuesday. Play begins Friday, and the winner of the week-long competition will receive...
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The Olympic rings are seen Monday, March 30, 2020, in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 31, 2020 - 9:23 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Bundesliga soccer season will remain suspended through April because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 36 clubs in Germany’s top two divisions have agreed to accept the recommendation of the league authority to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1988, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan dunks during the slam-dunk competition of the NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago. Jordan left the old Chicago Stadium that night with the trophy. To this day, many believe Wilkins was the rightful winner. (AP Photo/John Swart)
March 31, 2020 - 8:53 am
The long-awaited look at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is finally set for release. ESPN and Netflix announced on Tuesday that the 10-part documentary series called “The Last Dance” will run in the U.S. over five consecutive Sunday nights starting April 19 and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a man walks in front of a Tokyo Olympics logo at the Tokyo metropolitan government headquarters. The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
March 30, 2020 - 5:52 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber is donating meals to first responders in Chicago for their efforts to keep the community safe during the COVID-19 crisis. Schwarber will provide meals to the Chicago Police Department's...
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Georgetown guard Mac McClung (2) shoots as he is defended by Creighton guard Denzel Mahoney (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. Georgetown won 83-80. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 29, 2020 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown sophomore guard Mac McClung announced Sunday that he is declaring for the NBA draft but will maintain his eligibility so he can return to college. The 6-foot-2 McClung attracted an online following for his high-flying dunks while he was in high school in Virginia. He...
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FILE - This is a January 1970 file photo showing Notre Dame college basketball player Austin Carr. Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU's Pete Maravich, still No. 1 on the all-time points list, was scoring 40 a night. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Purdue's Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure's Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others putting up eye-popping numbers. It wasn't until Carr scored a still-standing NCAA Tournament-record 61 points against Ohio in the first round in 1970 that, in his mind, he started to separate himself. (AP Photo/File)
March 28, 2020 - 1:36 pm
Austin Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU's Pete Maravich was scoring 40 a night and still No. 1 on the points list. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Purdue's Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure's Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others putting up eye-...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
March 27, 2020 - 10:28 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Sparks say guard Sydney Wiese's positive test for COVID-19 came after she returned from Spain, which has been hit hard by the pandemic. Wiese wrote on Twitter that she was “feeling well — fortunate...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
March 26, 2020 - 8:16 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future, a person with knowledge of the details said. The reductions affect the roughly 100 highest-earning executives, as the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2008, file photo, the Harlem Globetrotters' Fred "Curly" Neal performs during a timeout in the second quarter in an NBA basketball game between the Indiana Pacers and the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died the Globetrotters announced Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was 77. Neal played for the Globetrotters from 1963-85, appearing in more than 6,000 games in 97 countries for the exhibition team known for its combination of comedy and athleticism. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
March 26, 2020 - 8:10 pm
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died. He was 77. The Globetrotters said Neal died in his home outside of Houston on Thursday morning. “We have lost one of the most genuine human beings the world has ever...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper runs to first during a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
March 26, 2020 - 7:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Bryce Harper jersey that could have been worn this baseball season by the biggest Philadelphia Phillies fan is now a protective mask in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Fanatics, the company that manufactures uniforms for Major League Baseball, has suspended...
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