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In this March, 23, 2020 file photo West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice issues a stay at home order, effective 8 p.m. Tuesday from his office in the WV State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Justice has expanded his aggressive plan to lift coronavirus restrictions after announcing new hotspots in the state’s eastern panhandle. The Republican governor on Thursday, May 21, 2020 said he is considering a mandatory face mask order for Berkeley and Jefferson counties after at least 35 new cases were reported there in a single day. He has dispatched the National Guard to the region to assess the situation.  (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, file)

West Virginia governor moves to allow youth sports with fans

May. 29, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday said he will allow youth sports to resume games with spectators in the stands this summer as he moves to continue lifting coronavirus restrictions. The Republican governor said low-contact youth sports teams can start practicing on June 8...

Recent high school grads help the cause on the front lines

May. 24, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Two months ago they were pulling down rebounds for Cave Spring High School’s boys basketball team. Today, Parker Huffman and Matt Cagle are grabbing groceries off the top shelf. The two Cave Spring seniors stood out in the winter of 2019-20, helping the Knights win a VHSL Class 3...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, students play basketball at Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation. Basketball is woven in the fabric of Native American life. Now, during a global pandemic, the balls have all but stopped bouncing. Already hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, Native Americans are faced with life without basketball — or any other sport - for the forseeable future. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

As Native Americans fight virus, basketball takes a timeout

May. 23, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Basketball is woven into the fabric of Native American life. Kids dribble balls on dirt courts and shoot at makeshift rims on some reservations while tournaments are held in state-of-the art buildings on others. Players and fans may travel hundreds of miles to play and watch games of...

Seton Hall gets commitment from 6-foot-9 center Jeff Ngandu

May. 19, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Center Jeff Ngandu, a native of the Congo who played scholastically in Canada, has signed a letter of intent to play at Seton Hall. Coach Kevin Willard announced the 6-foot-9 big man joined the Big East Conference basketball program on Tuesday. Ngandu attended Orangeville Prep,...

Indiana adds another top guard to 2020 recruiting class

May. 18, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Khristian Lander, one of the nation's top point guards, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Indiana. Coach Archie Miller announced Monday that Lander has decided to reclassify from the 2021 recruiting class so he can play this fall. “I...

In this Feb. 6, 2020, photo, Thibodaux High School senior Tyren Young, seated in the middle, poses with his family as he has accepted a college scholarship to play football at Louisiana College during National Signing Day, in Thibodaux, La. (Chris Singleton/The Courier via AP)

Multi-sport senior athlete worked hard to achieve success

May. 17, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Thibodaux High senior athlete Tyren Young needed a break. He just didn’t think it would come this way. Young spent every moment of his prep career playing sports. In fall months, he stood out as a defensive back and even played quarterback and receiver at times for the Tigers....

Maxwell, Cornwell headline AP prep basketball honors for NC

May. 15, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Mecklenburg’s Tristan Maxwell and Newton-Conover’s Chyna Cornwell are The Associated Press men’s and women’s prep basketball players of the year in North Carolina for the 2019-20 season. George Stackhouse of Fayetteville Westover and Dee Hardy of...

FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, former Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant listens to a question as he meets with students at Andrew Hamilton School in Philadelphia.  The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash.  The Thousand Oaks-based facility announced Tuesday, May 12, 2020, it would return to its original name of Sports Academy and retire the “Mamba” name to the rafters.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Kobe Bryant's sports academy retires "Mamba" nickname

May. 12, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people were...

In an otherwise empty ballpark, a grounds crew member continues to keep the Seattle Mariners' field in playing shape as the ballpark goes into its seventh week without baseball played because of the coronavirus outbreak Monday, May 11, 2020, in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Division II league in Calif suspends fall sports

May. 12, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The California Collegiate Athletic Association has suspended all fall sports for the upcoming year, the league announced on Tuesday. The NCAA Division II conference currently has 13 members but will lose one with UC San Diego...

Appeals court upholds verdict favoring widow in 2012 crash

May. 12, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Court of Appeals has upheld a jury verdict that sided with the widow of a driver involved in the 2012 fatal crash of a van carrying members of the Broken Bow High School basketball team. The June 1, 2012, crash near Ansley in central Nebraska killed pickup truck driver...