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Fans attending the NCAA college football game between Northern Illinois and Buffalo on Wednesday night, Nov. 4, 2020, in DeKalb, Ill., follow guidelines about mask-wearing and social distancing. (Mark Busch/Daily Chronicle via AP)
November 13, 2020 - 3:31 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cincinnati Bengals receivers coach Bob Bicknell won’t attend the game at Pittsburgh because of COVID-19 reasons. Assistant receivers coach Troy Walters will fill Bicknell’s role Sunday. The decision on Bicknell...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Kentucky's Maci Morris (4) guars Princeton's Gabrielle Rush during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Raleigh, N.C. The Ivy League became the first Division I conference this year to cancel all winter sports, including men’s and women’s basketball. The decision Thursday, Nov. 12, came 13 days before the scheduled start of the college basketball season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
November 12, 2020 - 7:26 pm
The Ivy League became the first Division I conference this year to cancel all winter sports, including men’s and women’s basketball. The decision Thursday came 13 days before the scheduled start of the college basketball season. The league had decided this past summer, when it canceled fall sports...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2020, file photo, spectators wear face masks to protect against COVID-19 during the first half of an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Baltimore. A new set of rules are coming in just about every sport, almost all with enhanced health and safety in mind. If they work, games could get out of bubbles and return to arenas and stadiums with some fans in attendance sometime soon. Perhaps more importantly, they could also provide some common-sense solutions to virus issues in the real world.(AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
November 12, 2020 - 12:45 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UConn basketball coach Dan Hurley is considering delaying the start of his team’s season after a player’s positive coronavirus test last week forced the program to suspend all activities for two weeks. Hurley said...
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FILE - These are 2019 and 2020 file photos showing, from left: Aliyah Boston, Dana Evans, Rhyne Howard, Aari McDonald and Michaela Onyenwere. Rhyne Howard is rewriting the record books at Kentucky and she's only a junior. Now the Wildcats star is the first player from the school to be honored as a preseason All-American by The Associated Press. Howard was a unanimous choice from the 30-member national media panel Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. She was joined on the five-person team by sophomore Aliyah Boston of South Carolina, who was also a unanimous pick. Seniors Dana Evans of Louisville, Aari McDonald of Arizona and Michaela Onyenwere of UCLA. (AP Photo/File)
November 12, 2020 - 11:01 am
Rhyne Howard is rewriting the record books at Kentucky and she is only a junior. Now the Wildcats star is the first player from the school to be honored as a preseason All-American by The Associated Press. Howard was a unanimous choice by the 30-member national media panel on the team released...
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THIS CORRECTS NAMES - FILE - These are 2020 file photos showing, from top left, left, Jared Butler, Cade Cunningham, Luka Garza, Ayo Dosunmu, Corey Kispert and Remy Martin. Seniors Luke Garza of Iowa and Baylor's Jared Butler headline The Associated Press 2020-21 preseason All-America team. Garza was the lone unanimous choice, receiving all 64 votes from a media panel on the team released Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. They were joined by Oklahoma State freshman Cade Cunningham, Illinois junior Ayo Dosunmu, Gonzaga senior Corey Kispert and Arizona State senior Remy Martin. Kispert and Martin tied for the final spot with 26 votes each. (AP Photo/FIle
November 11, 2020 - 10:00 pm
The coronavirus pandemic initially clouded Luka Garza’s decision whether to stay at Iowa or leave for the NBA. The uncertainty of the 2020-21 college basketball season and NBA draft made a tough choice even tougher. Once Garza decided to stay in Iowa City, he was all in. No doubts going forward...
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November 11, 2020 - 6:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers won't have fans at Staples Center during the upcoming regular season until further notice. The NBA champions made the long-expected decision official Tuesday for the new season, which will begin Dec. 22. The Lakers also apparently don't plan to hang their...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, file photo, Michigan head coach Juwan Howard reacts to a call in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Howard's 2021 class is rated No. 1 in the 247Sports composite. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 11, 2020 - 4:33 pm
Juwan Howard's coaching acumen was never in doubt when he took over as Michigan's coach in 2019. He played 19 NBA seasons, winning two titles with Miami, and spent six seasons as a Heat assistant under Erik Spoelstra. He clearly knows the game. The biggest question in Howard's return to his alma...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, a security guard wearing a face mask stands near a basketball arena inside thre NBA bubble at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The NBA had teams in the bubble for three months. The NHL playoff bubble lasted 65 days from the time teams arrived in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, until Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup. Officials from both leagues beamed that mask, distancing and other protocols were still being followed strictly on the final day. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
November 10, 2020 - 6:09 pm
It’s official: The NBA is coming back Dec. 22. The NBA's board of governors unanimously approved Tuesday the financial terms and other parameters that were negotiated between the league and its players. Those talks were completed late Monday night, when the league and National Basketball Players...
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FILE - This Sept. 30, 2018, file photo shows former Boston Celtics great Tommy Heinsohn prior to a preseason basketball game in Boston. Tommy Heinsohn, who as a Boston Celtics player, coach and broadcaster was with the team for all 17 of its NBA championships, has died. He was 86. The team confirmed Heinsohn's death on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
November 10, 2020 - 6:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tommy Heinsohn, who as a Boston Celtics player, coach and broadcaster over more than 60 years was with the team for all 17 of its NBA championships, died Tuesday. He was 86. “This is a devastating loss,” the team's owners said in a statement. “Tommy was the ultimate Celtic. For the...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, South Carolina's Brea Beal (12) drives while defended by Mississippi State's Myah Taylor (1) during a championship match at the Southeastern Conference women's NCAA college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C. South Carolina is ranked No. 1 in the women's NCAA college basketball poll released Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.(AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
November 10, 2020 - 11:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dawn Staley already has accomplished so much at South Carolina. Now she can add the first preseason No. 1 ranking in school history to the list of achievements. The Gamecocks received 29 of the 30 first-place votes in The Associated Press preseason women's Top 25 released Tuesday. “...
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