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FILE - In this March 11, 2020 photo, fans leave the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., after the NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings was postponed at the last minute over an "abundance of caution" after a player for the Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus. A person with knowledge of the situation says NBA players will be allowed to return to team training facilities starting Friday, May 1 provided that their local governments do not have a stay-at-home order prohibiting such movement. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 26, 2020 - 10:50 am
MIAMI (AP) — NBA players will be allowed to return to team training facilities starting Friday, provided that their local governments do not have a stay-at-home order prohibiting such movement still in place as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Any workouts that take place would be...
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FILE - This March 9, 2012 file photo shows New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin shooting between Milwaukee Bucks' Shaun Livingston, left, and Larry Sanders during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Milwaukee. Linsanity is finally getting another run on MSG Network. In search of content to fill with no games because of the coronavirus, the network is turning to Jeremy Lin’s memorable NBA breakthrough, which was once ratings gold. The network said Friday, April 24, 2020 it will dedicate a week of programming to the 2012 stretch when Lin got his chance with the New York Knicks and took the league by storm.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 25, 2020 - 8:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Linsanity is finally getting another run on MSG Network. In search of content with no games because of the coronavirus, the network is turning to Jeremy Lin’s memorable NBA breakthrough, which was once ratings gold. The network said Friday it will dedicate a week of programming to...
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Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez speaks before the start of the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 23, 2020 - 8:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Party chairman Tom Perez said Thursday that he expects to hold an "in-person convention” in Milwaukee to nominate Joe Biden for president, though he didn't rule out the potential that portions of the event would be conducted virtually. The convention is slated for the week...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2001, file photo, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw, center, holds up the National Championship trophy after Notre Dame defeated Purdue 68-66 for the 2001 Women's Final Four Championship in St. Louis. At left is Imani Dunbar and Ruth Riley is at right. McGraw abruptly retired Wednesday, April 22, 2020, stepping down from Notre Dame after a Hall of Fame coaching career that includes two national championships in 33 seasons. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 22, 2020 - 8:37 pm
Just two years removed from the euphoria of winning her second national championship, Muffet McGraw knew it was time. Time to relax a bit. Time to do something else. And time, hopefully, to watch her young team climb back up the rankings under someone else's guidance on the rock-solid foundation...
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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) reacts after hitting a three-pointer during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 22, 2020 - 6:57 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet is bracing for the suspended NBA season not to resume and if it does, he isn’t convinced health concerns can be adequately addressed as long as the coronavirus pandemic remains a threat. “I think everybody is just preparing for the worst case...
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FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
April 22, 2020 - 5:37 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Louisville has furloughed 45 athletic department staffers for at least 60 days and eliminated 40 other support positions in the latest budget moves resulting from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic...
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A woman takes images of decorated bicycles, or flower bikes, as sign warns for the risk of spreading the coronavirus in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, April 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 21, 2020 - 4:54 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The government in the Netherlands has extended a ban on large events, including professional sports, until Sept. 1 — effectively ending the country’s soccer season. The Dutch soccer federation responded by saying...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers ponders a question during an interview with the media in Oakland, Calif. The Associated Press looks at some of the events that would have been live the week of April 20-26: _ Sign-stealing whistleblower Mike Fiers would have been in Houston with the Oakland A’s for a weekend series. The A's right-hander, who pitched for the 2017 World Series champion Astros, hasn't been back to Minute Maid Park since saying last November that his former team used a camera in center field to steal signs. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 20, 2020 - 9:55 am
While watching more replays of classic games with the national sports calendar on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press looks at some of the events that would have been live the week of April 20-26: MLB: — Sign-stealing whistleblower Mike Fiers would have been in Houston...
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during the final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The heads of the ATP and WTA professional tennis tours tell the AP that they are coordinating with each other as they weigh how to reschedule the sport’s calendar for whenever play can resume after the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
April 18, 2020 - 4:57 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Pistons say rookie Sekou Doumbouya is back in France while NBA play is on hold because of the coronavirus crisis. The league recommended players avoid non-essential travel, but players — in concert...
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April 18, 2020 - 10:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson announced that she tested positive for the coronavirus, making her the first known Chicago professional athlete to contract COVID-19. Dolson said in a video that aired Friday night during ESPN’s broadcast of the WNBA draft that she and her “whole...
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