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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: Patrick McEnroe says he has coronavirus

Mar. 31, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe says in a video posted on social media that he tested positive for the coronavirus. McEnroe, younger brother of eight-time major champion John, said he did a drive-through test in...

Air Force brings back Joe Scott as men's basketball coach

Mar. 31, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

The Air Force Falcons are bringing back Joe Scott for a second stint as their basketball coach. Scott was in charge of the Falcons for four seasons and led them into the 2004 NCAA Tournament before his departure. He went on to become the head coach at Princeton and Denver. He's been an assistant coach at Georgia...

K-State brings back ex-player Southwell as assistant coach

Mar. 31, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State brought back former player Shane Southwell as an assistant basketball coach Tuesday, rounding out Bruce Weber's staff after Brad Korn left to become the head coach at Southeast Missouri. Southwell was a standout for the Wildcats from 2010-14, helping them to a...

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 8:53 AM EDT

The long-awaited look at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is finally set for release. ESPN and Netflix announced on Tuesday that the 10-part documentary series called “The Last Dance” will run in the U.S. over five consecutive Sunday nights starting April 19...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Analysis: USA Basketball may face roster challenges for 2021

Mar. 31, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

Knowing when the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be solves one problem for USA Basketball. And it creates a few others. Let’s assume that the 2020-21 NBA season is over by next July, a premise that also assumes some sort of normalcy returns to the sports world and that the global coronavirus pandemic slows...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, The national office of the NCAA in Indianapolis is viewed. The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes _ such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players _ who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday, March 30, 2020, to give spring sport athletes regardless of their year in school a way to get back the season they lost, but did not guarantee financial aid to the current crop of seniors if they return to play next year. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

Mar. 30, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

The NCAA will permit Division I spring-sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring-sport athletes regardless of their...

Minnesota's Marcus Carr (5) goes to the basket against Northwestern's Ryan Greer (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Big Ten Conference tournament, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Minnesota's Carr says he'll enter NBA draft, not hire agent

Mar. 30, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's Marcus Carr will declare his early entry for the NBA draft, the sophomore point guard said on Monday night in a post on his Instagram account. Carr said he intends to keep his name in the draft, but he said he will not sign with an agent in order to maintain his college...

Gillispie named coach at Tarelton State for transition to DI

Mar. 30, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Billy Gillispie was named head coach at Tarleton State, taking over a program making the transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. The move Monday came two years after Gillispie had a successful kidney transplant, and eight years after his last Division I job. The former...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a man walks in front of a Tokyo Olympics logo at the Tokyo metropolitan government headquarters. The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

The Latest: US Open tennis site to house temporary hospital

Mar. 30, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier says an...

W. Illinois hires Rob Jeter as head men's basketball coach

Mar. 30, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Rob Jeter was hired on Monday as the head men's basketball coach at Western Illinois, after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Minnesota. Jeter has coached for 25 years, with seven NCAA Tournament appearances. Two of those came during his 11-season tenure as head coach...