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Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) looks to pass the ball as New Orleans Pelicans center Derrick Favors (22) and guard Frank Jackson (15) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

Heat's Dragic says he's not going to Slovenia during layoff

Mar. 31, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat said Tuesday that he is prepared to forgo his annual offseason move back to his native Slovenia if that is what the NBA schedule necessitates. Dragic, his wife and their two children are in Miami and have no plans to leave for Slovenia amid the global coronavirus...

FILE - In this June 10, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks on Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland. ESPN will air NBA doubleheaders on Wednesday nights during April showcasing key NBA Finals games. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

ESPN to air memorable NBA Finals games on Wednesday nights

Mar. 30, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN will air NBA doubleheaders on Wednesday nights during April showcasing key NBA Finals games. The doubleheaders begin this Wednesday with two games from the 2016 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, where the Cavaliers became the first team in...

The Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team and the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team, is seen nearly empty, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Philadelphia. All games at the Center have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Latest: Big South Conference cancels all spring sports

Mar. 18, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Big South Conference became the latest to announce it is canceling all spring athletic activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. The conference said its chief executive officers and athletic directors...

Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) guards against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus

Mar. 12, 2020 6:30 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. Now there will be no games at...

Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham (4) drives to the basket past Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) and forward Derrick Jones Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Hornets top Heat 109-98, as NBA shutdown looms

Mar. 11, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Charlotte coach James Borrego thought it would be a rallying cry of sorts for the Hornets to not let the Miami Heat clinch a playoff spot on their watch. He was apparently right. And by night’s end, that hardly seemed to matter. Devonte’ Graham scored 30 points, Caleb Martin...

Philadelphia 76ers' Matisse Thybulle (22) goes up for a dunk past Detroit Pistons' Christian Wood (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

76ers rout Pistons with Embiid back from shoulder injury

Mar. 11, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid swished a 3 from the top of the arc and stretched his arms toward a wildly cheering crowd. The roar of the fans in another 76ers' victory has been muted, and the NBA is on hold after it suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested...

Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal (3) shoots as New York Knicks' Bobby Portis defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Bradley Beal scores 39, leads Wizards past Knicks 122-115

Mar. 10, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal got back to his high-scoring ways with 39 points, lifting the Washington Wizards to a 122-115 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. Beal overcame a slow start and surpassed the 25-point plateau for the 22nd time in 23 games. His string of 21 such games was...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2016, file photo, Texas Rangers pitcher Sam Dyson, left, packs a bag in the locker room at the baseball park in Arlington, Texas. The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel in response to the coronavirus crisis, the leagues announced in a joint statement Monday, March 9, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

Mar. 10, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all nonessential personnel, including media, in response to the coronavirus crisis, the leagues announced in a joint statement Monday night. They said they made the decision...

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler, left, grabs the ball next to Washington Wizards guard Garrison Mathews, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

After Butler leaves, Heat end road woes, beat Wizards 100-89

Mar. 8, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jimmy Butler figures his bothersome left toe is not that big a deal, even if it forced him to the locker room for most of the second half Sunday night. In the bigger scheme of things, Butler found it important that the Miami Heat erased a deficit and dominated down the stretch to end...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) dribbles as Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

Ingram ovecomes shooting woes, helps Pelicans beat Heat

Mar. 7, 2020 12:17 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram overcame a poor shooting performance that included missing 15 of his first 17 shots by scoring five points in the final 62 seconds to help the New Orleans Pelicans hold off the Miami Heat 110-104 on Friday night. Mired in perhaps the worst shooting night of his career,...