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Celtics coach adjusting to NBA’s virus-imposed stoppage

Celtics coach Brad Stevens says he’s only been out of his home a few times in the weeks since the coronavirus pandemic caused a shutdown of the NBA season.


Keeping fit with no gyms open is a new NBA challenge

Nobody knows when NBA players will be in a game again, with the season on hold because of the global coronavirus pandemic.


Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns says mother hospitalized with COVID-19

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns says his mother is hospitalized and in a medically-induced coma after contracting the new coronavirus


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Steve Ballmer to buy Forum, clearing way for new Clippers arena

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is buying the Forum from the Madison Square Garden Company for $400 million in cash.


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Water cooler: NFL, NBA, MLB offer fans a chance to replay favorite memories

With ESPN dedicating an entire day to programming such as Tetris, electrician work and dodgeball, it’s safe to say that sports fans are willing to watch just about anything competitive …


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk at another Olympics crossroads

MIAMI – For the second consecutive year, it looks like an Olympic dream deferred for Miami Heat center Kelly Olynyk, a result of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics possibly being postponed …


UPDATED: Sun., March 22, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis’ meteoric NBA rise is no surprise to anyone around Indiana’s versatile forward

Several days before the sports world was sidelined by coronavirus, Sabonis had 20 points and 17 rebounds against Dallas on March 8, which gave the ex-Zag 50 double-doubles on the …


NBA’s Adam Silver seeking answers, which are in short supply

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver finds himself almost constantly looking at financial numbers and projections


Without games, NBA players using their platforms in new way

Even without games, NBA players are trying to engage and even encourage fans in these tough times.


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

NBA shuttering facilities, as more teams face positive tests

The number of known coronavirus cases within the NBA has doubled to 14.


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Inside the week that has left the NBA and NHL shut down

It has been just one week. That’s all. Just one full week since Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, just one full week since the NBA became …


Kevin Durant among 4 Brooklyn Nets to test positive for new coronavirus

The Nets did not name the players Tuesday, but Durant confirmed he was one of them to The Athletic, saying: “Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re …


AP: Pistons’ Christian Wood tests positive for virus

Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons has tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said Saturday night


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

No fans, no work: Arena workers caught in sports shutdown

The total economic impact of the loss of sports and other events because of the coronavirus pandemic is impossible to calculate.


NBA says virus hiatus will likely last ‘at least’ a month

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the league’s hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic will likely last at least a month, or roughly what would have been the remainder …


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Scrubbed: March Madness leads long list of canceled sports

The world’s sports schedule is cratering at warp speed due to coronavirus.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Jim Litke: Without sports, what will fans talk about?

Going a week without watching sports used to be a dare. It’s the new reality.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Jazz stars Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert test positive; Gobert apologizes

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz has confirmed he tested positive for the coronavirus.


NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus

NBA suspends the season.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus

The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice” after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of …


NBA roundup: Celtics hold off Pacers, clinch 6th straight playoff spot

Marcus Smart’s leaning bank shot in the final minute gave the Celtics’ the lead after the team blew a 19-point advantage, and Boston held on for a 114-111 victory Tuesday …



UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel in response to the coronavirus crisis



NBA tells teams to plan for empty arenas; LeBron James says no way

The NBA wants its teams to prepare to play without fans if necessary because of the coronavirus crisis.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Kenny Atkinson out as Brooklyn Nets coach in surprise split

The Brooklyn Nets have surprisingly split with coach Kenny Atkinson, even as they remain on track for a second consecutive playoff berth.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Nigel Williams-Goss improves in NBA’s G League after two seasons overseas

It’s been awhile since Nigel Williams-Goss last played basketball stateside. Two seasons, to be exact.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

NBA players start process of finding next union leader

The National Basketball Players Association says it has begun looking for a successor to executive director Michele Roberts.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

NBA fines Mark Cuban $500,000, sends teams memo on proper conduct

The NBA fined Dallas owner Mark Cuban $500,000 for “public criticism and detrimental conduct” regarding officiating.


Lakers sign former Heat, Cavs guard Dion Waiters

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Dion Waiters for their postseason push.