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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, fans sing the Canadian national anthem before Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Orlando Magic and the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. The Canadian government has denied a request by the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic. An official familiar with the federal government’s decision told The Associated Press on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, there is too much COVID-19 circulating in the United States to allow for cross-border travel that is not essential. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
November 20, 2020 - 1:27 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors will start the NBA season next month in Tampa, Florida, because of travel restrictions the Canadian government has put in place stemming from the pandemic. The Raptors had been looking at other sites for several weeks, including Sunrise, Florida, the home of the...
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Maryland head coach Mike Locksley, center, talks with his players during a timeout late in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)
November 19, 2020 - 8:42 pm
The Big Ten game between Maryland and Michigan State was canceled Thursday after a COVID-19 outbreak on the Terrapins resulted in a positive test for coach Michael Locksley. It's the second straight cancellation for the Terrapins, who were scheduled to face Ohio State last week before several...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) drives past Houston Rockets' Iman Shumpert during the first half of Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Houston. The Warriors said Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, that Thompson has suffered a torn right Achilles tendon and is expected to miss the upcoming season. Thompson was injured during a pickup game in Southern California the day before. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 19, 2020 - 6:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bob Myers called Stephen Curry to break the devastating news that Klay Thompson had torn his Achilles and would miss another season. Silence on the other end. Myers, the Golden State general manager, made the same call to Draymond Green. Again, only quiet. Thompson tore his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) looks to pass the ball during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Memphis in Memphis, Tenn. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Edwards with the first pick in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht, File)
November 19, 2020 - 2:03 am
Anthony Edwards paid tribute to his mother and grandmother. Onyeka Okongwu recalled his brother. Obi Toppin thought about coming home. Tears flowed freely for those and many more players Wednesday night when their long-awaited, months-delayed NBA dreams were finally realized. Edwards was taken by...
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November 19, 2020 - 12:28 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State guard Klay Thompson injured his lower right leg during a pickup game in Southern California and will undergo tests Thursday. “You can be hopeful, you can be concerned, probably all those things combined, and until we know more tomorrow I'll save my ... I'll just...
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FILE - Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio, left, drives to the basket past Chicago Bulls guard Coby White during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, in this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo. A person with knowledge of the situation says All-Star guard Chris Paul is being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Phoenix Suns, where he'll play alongside one of the league's most dynamic young scorers in fellow All-Star Devin Booker. The Thunder are acquiring Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Jalen Lecque, Ty Jerome and a first-round pick that will be conveyed sometime between 2022 and 2025, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been finalized by the league. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
November 18, 2020 - 8:45 pm
The Houston Rockets agreed to trade Trevor Ariza and the 16th pick in Wednesday night's NBA draft to the Detroit Pistons for a future first-round pick, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. Detroit...
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Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus cheer during Game 1 of the Korean Series, the Korea Baseball Organization's championship round, between Doosan Bears and NC Dinos at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. South Korea says it will tighten social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area and some parts of eastern Gangwon province to try to suppress a coronavirus resurgence there. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 18, 2020 - 9:06 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Professional soccer and hockey clubs in Switzerland can get federal funds to compensate for lost ticket sales if they cut salaries. The Swiss Federal Council says it wants to “compensate clubs for up to two thirds...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Louisville coach Jeff Walz yells to players during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Boston College in Louisville, Ky. Walz knows that games will be lost at the last minute this season because of the coronavirus. So he set up a group text with fellow coaches at about a dozen schools that are within driving distance. The premise is that if a team loses a game late, they have a quick way to see if someone else needed a game. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
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November 18, 2020 - 3:53 am
Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz knows it's likely games will be scrapped at the last minute this season because of the coronavirus. So he set up a group text with fellow coaches at about a dozen schools within driving distance. The idea is, if a game gets canceled late, they have a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks brings the ball up during a game against the Sydney Kings in the Australian Basketball League in Sydney. Ball is expected to be the first point guard taken and possibly the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft on Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
November 18, 2020 - 1:56 am
There was no dancing on the court after a March Madness victory. No bounding onto the stage in a spiffy suit to meet the commissioner in June. The coronavirus pandemic wiped out the traditional end of a college career and the usual start of a pro one. Players such as Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball...
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Wake Forest wide receiver Jaquarii Roberson (5) scores a touchdown against North Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 17, 2020 - 9:55 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Atlantic Coast Conference says this weekend’s game between Duke and Wake Forest won’t be played due to coronavirus issues and injuries within the Demon Deacons’ football program. The league made the...
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