Men's basketball

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is introduced during an NBA preseason basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors in Saitama, near Tokyo. Silver said in an interview Saturday, March 21, 2020 that the league is considering all options, best-case, worst-case and countless ideas in between, as it tries to come to grips with the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 21, 2020 - 12:05 pm
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver finds himself almost constantly looking at financial numbers and projections. And like the rest of a world that is dealing with the seismic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, he still isn’t sure how bad things will get. Silver said Saturday the league is considering...
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FILE - In this March 23, 1974, file photo, North Carolina State's Mark Noeller (40) jumps into the air as they defeat UCLA 80-77 in double overtime in a semifinal game at the NCAA college basketball championships in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/File)
March 21, 2020 - 11:49 am
EDITOR'S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 8 and this...
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A general view of Wembley Stadium in London, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. UEFA has formally proposed postponing the 2020 European Championship for one year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Norwegian soccer association says the new tournament dates will be June 11 to July 11. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 20, 2020 - 7:05 pm
The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The National Women’s Soccer League is delaying the start of its season. The league announced Friday that it is imposing a moratorium on training through April 5, following the guidelines for the Centers of Disease...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) dunks as North Texas' Javion Hamlet (3) looks on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Dayton, Ohio. Toppin is the lone unanimous first-team choice to The Associated Press men's college basketball All-America team, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
March 20, 2020 - 12:40 pm
The college basketball season came to an emphatic, dramatic end with the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament. The dream of playing under the bright lights of March Madness, of possibly hoisting a national championship trophy, wiped out by the coronavirus. For a handful of players, earning a...
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FILE - In this March 29, 1982, file photo, North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith cuts the net as happy players and fans cheer after the Tar Heels defeated Georgetown for the NCAA college basketball Final Four championship, in New Orleans. The NCAA championship was the only thing missing from Smith's trophy case in an otherwise brilliant career that includes one of the best records in coaching — 468-145 over 21 years in Chapel Hill — an Olympic gold medal and acknowledgment by peers of his basketball greatness. (AP Photo/Pete Leabo, File)
March 20, 2020 - 11:46 am
EDITOR'S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 9 and this...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 file photo, FIBA Secretary General Emeritus Borislav Stankovic smiles before a friendly basketball match Serbia against China, in Belgrade, Serbia. Borislav Stankovic, the former longtime International Basketball Federation secretary general responsible for bringing NBA players to the Olympics, has died, the international body said. He was 94. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
March 20, 2020 - 8:17 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Borislav Stankovic, the former longtime International Basketball Federation secretary general responsible for bringing NBA players to the Olympics, has died, the international body said. He was 94. Stankovic was at the helm of FIBA from 1976 to 2002 and was a member of the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Andrew Bogut of Australia puts up a shot over Amath M'Baye, left, and Evan Fournier of France during their third placing match for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing. NBA veteran Bogut says players were “used like pawns" in the process that led to his Sydney Kings refusing to fly across the country for Game 4 of the Australian league's finals series because of the coronavirus pandemic, a decision that ultimately handed the championship to Perth. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
March 19, 2020 - 11:43 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — NBA veteran Andrew Bogut says players were “used like pawns" in the process that led to his Sydney Kings refusing to fly across the country for Game 4 of the Australian league's finals series because of the coronavirus pandemic, a decision that ultimately handed the championship to...
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A visitor looks down an empty hallway at The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls in the nation, is closing all of its malls and retail properties because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
March 19, 2020 - 11:05 pm
The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Pro Motocross Championship has canceled the season-opening Hangtown Classic due to concerns over the coronavirus. The race outside of Sacramento, California, had been slated for May 16. MX Sports Pro Racing,...
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Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) gathers in a rebound against the Utah Jazz during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
March 19, 2020 - 8:34 pm
The number of known coronavirus cases within the NBA doubled to 14 on Thursday, when Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics pleaded with people to take social distancing more seriously and the league ordered all teams to shutter their training facilities indefinitely. Smart revealed that he tested...
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Players from Richmond and Carlton play their Australian Rules Football league game at a empty Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Thursday, March 19, 2020, after bans on crowds of more than 500 assembling at outdoor venues amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the MCG less than two weeks ago, more than 86,000 people gathered to watch Australia beat India in the women's Twenty20 Cricket World Cup final. Sports are, evidently, a major part of life in Melbourne, where Aussie rules was invented. (Michael Dodge/AAP Image via AP)
March 19, 2020 - 8:00 pm
There's an intriguing experiment going on Down Under. The Australian Football League — best known in the United States as an early staple of ESPN programming — eerily launched its season Thursday before an empty, 100,000-seat stadium. It could be a potential template for other big-league sports...
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