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Paul Newberry: Say no to bizarre ideas to get sports going again

In these challenging times when sports around the world are largely shut down because of the pandemic, some bizarre ideas have been floated to get things going again.


The Waiting Game: For NBA coaches, that’s the new schedule

Orlando’s Steve Clifford is spending this NBA shutdown studying his roster and getting ready for a playoff run that may never start.


Arizona State’s Romello White joins Remy Martin in declaring for draft

Arizona State junior big man Romello White is joining teammate Remy Martin in declaring for the NBA draft


Bucks try to make sure they’re ready whenever season resumes

The NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks remain confident the coronavirus pandemic won’t put a permanent halt to the season and that they’ll get to resume chasing their first league title in nearly …


UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Nets GM unsure if Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving could play if NBA resumes

With so much uncertainty around the NBA season, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks is no longer ruling Kevin Durant out for the season.


Kevin Durant, Trae Young highlight players-only NBA 2K tourney on ESPN

Kevin Durant and Trae Young will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN.


Heat’s Goran Dragic says he’s not going to Slovenia during layoff

Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat says he is prepared to forgo his annual offseason move back to his native Slovenia if that is what the NBA schedule necessitates.


Arizona’s Zeke Nnaji declares for NBA draft after one season

Zeke Nnaji has declared for the NBA draft after one productive season at Arizona.


‘The Last Dance’ look at Michael Jordan’s last title starts April 19

The long-awaited look at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is finally set for release.


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 …