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Referee Brian Forte, right, walks away from New Orleans Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy after discussing a call during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

76ers-Thunder called off as virus concerns still trouble NBA

Jan. 17, 2021 11:16 PM EST

Another NBA game was called off Sunday because of coronavirus concerns, and the Memphis Grizzlies said center Jonas Valanciunas will not play Monday because of the league’s health and safety protocols. The NBA said the Philadelphia at Oklahoma City game, scheduled for Sunday night, could not be played...

Tulsa narrowly beats Memphis 58-57

Jan. 17, 2021 6:42 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rey Idowu made 1 of 2 free throws, followed with a jump shot, Tulsa took the lead with 4:48 left and went on to hold off Memphis 58-57 on Sunday. DeAndre Williams' layup with two seconds left pulled the Tigers within a point but they ran out of time. Elijah Joiner posted 16 points to...

Nebraska head coach Fred Hoiberg shakes his head as he walks back to the sideline after Indiana scored a 3-point shot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Lincoln, Neb. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

The Latest: 76ers-Thunder game postponed

Jan. 17, 2021 5:56 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Oklahoma City Thunder's scheduled home game Sunday night against the Philadelphia 76ers has been postponed. Because of ongoing contact tracing within the 76ers, the NBA said the team does not have the league-required eight...

Travellers walk towards the Covid-19 testing centre at Heathrow Airport in London, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.  The UK will close all travel corridors from Monday morning to protect against the coronavirus with travellers entering the country from overseas are required to have proof of a negative Covid test. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The Latest: Slovakia wants tests for nearly all in nine days

Jan. 17, 2021 5:01 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is launching a project to test almost all citizens for the coronavirus in nine days. The government hopes the nationwide testing will speed up a recovery from the latest wave of the infections, make it possible for students to return to school in February, help the health...

COVID-19 death toll in Oklahoma nears 3,000

Jan. 17, 2021 1:09 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people in Oklahoma who have died from the coronavirus is nearing 3,000, state health officials say. The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Sunday reported 35 additional deaths, bringing the state's total since the pandemic began to 2,987. The health department also...

In this aerial photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers build a large centralized quarantine facility capable of holding several thousand people in Shijiazhuang in northern China's Hebei Province, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei Province, to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. (Yang Shiyao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: China reports a few new cases of COVID-19

Jan. 16, 2021 9:41 PM EST

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported 109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of them in a northern province that abuts Beijing, and no deaths. There were 72 new cases in Hebei province, where the government is building isolation hospitals with a total of 9,500 rooms to combat an upsurge in infections,...

Oklahoma-Oklahoma State basketball game postponed by virus

Jan. 16, 2021 2:47 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma at Oklahoma State Big 12 basketball game scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of a positive COVID-19 test within the OSU program, according to Oklahoma State officials. The Cowboys have paused team activities indefinitely and the two schools will work with...

Oklahoma City schools to resume some in-person classes

Jan. 16, 2021 12:23 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City school district is set to resume some in-person classes for the district’s youngest students and those in alternative education, Superintendent Sean McDaniel said Saturday. Pre-kindergarten through 4th grade students and those in alternative education will...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) shoots between Chicago Bulls guard Garrett Temple (17) and forward Lauri Markkanen during overtime of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Gilgeous-Alexander leads Thunder past Donovan, Bulls in OT

Jan. 16, 2021 3:15 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a career-high 33 points and 10 assists to help Oklahoma City beat the Chicago Bulls and former Thunder coach Billy Donovan 127-125 in overtime Friday night. Oklahoma City rallied from 22 points down in the second half. Zach LaVine, who led the Bulls with 35...

Oklahoma tribes want criminal justice agreements with state

Jan. 15, 2021 7:58 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tribe leaders of the Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations want Congress to allow them to make agreements with the state of Oklahoma in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding criminal jurisdictions. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said the decision— which...