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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1988, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan dunks during the slam-dunk competition of the NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago.  Jordan left the old Chicago Stadium that night with the trophy. To this day, many believe Wilkins was the rightful winner.  (AP Photo/John Swart)

'The Last Dance' look at Jordan's last title starts April 19

Mar. 31, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

The documentary looking at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is set for release nearly two months sooner than expected with no sports to air due to the coronavirus pandemic. ESPN and Netflix announced on Tuesday that the 10-part documentary series called “The Last...

The Olympic rings are seen Monday, March 30, 2020, in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Latest: NJ Devils make donation for medical equipment

Mar. 31, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The owners of the NHL's New Jersey Devils have made a six-figure donation to the state’s largest health care system for medical equipment to ensure the safety and proper protection of all healthcare workers and first...

ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 15 de 2019, el quarterback Tom Brady de los Patriots de Nueva Inglaterra de 2019 saluda al público al final de un juego ante los Bengals de Cincinnati. (AP Foto/Frank Victores, archivo)

Column: Playoffs-or-bust should be Brady's new mantra

Mar. 20, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

Well, it's official now. Tom Brady is a Buccaneer. Sounds strange, doesn't it? Naturally, there's been a rush of excitement in the NFL backwater known as Tampa Bay, even amid the anxiety and uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak. But before they start ordering those Super Bowl rings, a dose of reality is in...

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)

AP Was There: Worthy, Jordan lead UNC to '82 title vs. Hoyas

Mar. 20, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

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 game...

FILE - In this March 18, 2010, file photo, Northern Iowa forward Adam Kock (34) congratulates teammate Ali Farokhmanesh after an NCAA first-round college basketball game against UNLV, in Oklahoma City. This is the time of year that people will usually start tweeting at Ali Farokhmanesh.
There will be Northern Iowa fans that remember his back-to-back buzzer-beaters to beat UNLV and Kansas and usher the Panthers to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament a decade ago.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

NCAA Tournament: Big shots that define the madness of March

Mar. 19, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

This is the time of year people usually start tweeting at Ali Farokhmanesh. The Northern Iowa fans who remember his back-to-back buzzer-beaters to beat UNLV and Kansas and usher the Panthers to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament a decade ago. The Missouri and Kansas State fans still thankful he helped take down...

FILE - In this Monday, April 5, 1993, file photo, North Carolina poses with the trophy after defeating Michigan 77-71 in the NCAA Final Four Championship game at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. At far right is coach Dean Smith. Smith won his second national championship, and like the first title he won at the Superdome, this one wasn’t sealed until somebody made a costly, almost unbelieveable, error. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan, File)

AP Was There: North Carolina beats Michigan for '93 title

Mar. 19, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

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 story, from 1993, was voted No....

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 1994 file photo Kansas City Chief's quarterback Joe Montana watches from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins. Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 brings an end to one of the NFL’s most memorable eras. Joe Montana was in some ways a previous generation’s version of Brady — an iconic quarterback who was calm under pressure and always seemed to have his team in contention for a championship. He won four Super Bowl titles with San Francisco, but after elbow problems limited him for a couple seasons, the 49ers traded Montana to Kansas City. The Chiefs had Montana for two seasons and reached the AFC title game with him once. (AP Photo/Han Deryk, file)

Brady the latest star to leave his longtime home

Mar. 17, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots brings an end to one of the NFL’s most memorable eras. It also means fans should prepare for the sight of Brady in another uniform. But that’s happened plenty of times before in sports — a legendary star switching teams toward the end...

Former NBA player Michael Jordan cries while speaking during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Latest: T-Wolves' Towns donating $100K to Mayo Clinic

Mar. 15, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has announced he’ll donate $100,000 to the Mayo Clinic for testing for the COVID-19 virus. The Minnesota-based medical system said it expects the money...

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' James Johnson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Holiday has 37 points help Pelicans top Timberwolves 120-107

Mar. 8, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have perked up since the debut of Zion Williamson. The presence of Jrue Holiday, though, can't be discounted in their improvement. Holiday just missed his second triple-double against Minnesota in less than a week, putting up a season-high 37 points and adding...

Yeshiva University Maccabees huddle around guard Ryan Turell (11) before a game against the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), in New York, Feb. 25, 2020. The Maccabees won the Skyline Conference quarterfinal 75-57. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Faith before basketball for Yeshiva University champions

Mar. 1, 2020 5:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Each of the mighty Maccabees has his role on the men’s basketball team. Gabriel Leifer sinks three-pointers; Daniel Katz is the defense wizard; Simcha Halpert makes the perfect alley-oop passes to Ryan Turell who soars for dunks. Kids pretend to be them in pickup games. The home...