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Toronto Raptors' head coach Nick Nurse directs his team during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game with the Boston Celtics Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Raptors sign coach Nick Nurse to multiyear extension

Sep. 15, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Nurse would have been in the final year of his contract next season. The Toronto Raptors weren’t about to let that happen with their coach. Nurse and the Raptors announced a multiyear extension Tuesday, without divulging the terms. In his two seasons with Toronto,...

FILE- In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt, center, talks to players during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Knoxville, Tenn. A planned scrimmage turned into a scaled-down practice at Tennessee last weekend when the Volunteers were without about 35 players due to COVID-19. Pruitt said seven or eight players were in isolation after being infected and another 28 or so had been quarantined after it was determined through contact tracing they had been exposed to the virus. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

'Clinical judgments' key in college football contact tracing

Sep. 11, 2020 5:22 AM EDT

A planned scrimmage at Tennessee last weekend turned into a scaled-down practice when the Volunteers were without about 35 players due to COVID-19. Coach Jeremy Pruitt said seven or eight players were in isolation after being infected and another 28 or so had been quarantined after it was determined through...

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) dribbles up the court against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Tone of Raptors-Celtics matchup changes amid shooting unrest

Aug. 29, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

Toronto and Boston have been two of the hottest teams in the playoffs, coming off first-round sweeps of Brooklyn and Philadelphia, respectively, in the first round. Both have the ability to put up points in bunches and have top rated defenses. It’s set up to be one of the most even matchups of the second...

FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo,  Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren talks to reporters after being named Big Ten Conference Commissioner during a news conference in Rosemont, Ill. After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, to discuss mounting concern about whether a college football season can be played in a pandemic, players took to social media to urge leaders to let them play.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

AP source: Big Ten working on multiple options for football

Aug. 28, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

Big Ten coaches, athletic directors and medical personnel are working on multiple plans for staging a football season — including one that would have the league kicking off as soon as Thanksgiving weekend. The conference is in the early stages of a complicated process that also involves broadcast partners...

Lawyers: NFL concussion awards discriminate against Blacks

Aug. 25, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dementia tests in the NFL concussion litigation allow doctors to use different baseline standards for Black and white retired players, making it more difficult for Blacks to show injury and qualify for awards, lawyers for two ex-players argued in court filings Tuesday. The settlement...

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) and the Raptors celebrate the game and series victory against the Brooklyn Nets following Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Raptors hope Lowry will be ready when they face Celtics

Aug. 24, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — When the Toronto Raptors tip off the Eastern Conference semifinals against Boston, they want Kyle Lowry on the floor. The point guard is their veteran leader, the guy who means so much more to them than stats would ever show. Beating undermanned Brooklyn without him was easy....

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse gestures during Game 1 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Raptors' Nick Nurse voted NBA Coach of the Year

Aug. 22, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Nurse was close to quitting. He was 26 or 27 years old, coaching in Britain and wondering whether he had a future in the profession. He went to his hotel room one night and wrote down a list of four other careers he could pursue if he went back home. None looked...

Pittsburgh Pirates Kevin Newman, top, Adam Frazier, right, and Jarrod Dyson (6) check on Phillip Evans (64) as he is taken from the filed on a stretcher after he collided with Gregory Polanco along the right field fence while chasing a fly ball by Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Polanco stayed in the game. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pirates' IF Evans out for the year after collision

Aug. 9, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates utility infielder Phil Evans will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a concussion and fracturing his jaw in a collision with teammate Gregory Polanco in foul territory. Director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Sunday that Evans was in good spirits but...

Flanked by her attorneys Mary Chartier, left, and Takura Nyamfukudza, former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages is sentenced in Judge Joyce Draganchuk's courtroom Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. Klages was found guilty of two counts of lying to police related to an interview about her knowledge of Larry Nassar's abuse in 1997. Draganchuk sentenced her to 90 days in jail with credit for one day served. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Judge sentences ex-MSU coach to jail in Nassar-related case

Aug. 4, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into former Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. The sentencing Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, of former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach Kathie Klages to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development from the sexual assault scandal that has rocked the school.  (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Aug. 4, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

The sentencing Tuesday of a former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach Kathie Klages to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development from the sexual assault scandal. Nassar was convicted on charges related to...