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A deer crosses through the fog as a Carroll County Sheriff officer and a Maryland State Trooper guard the driveway to the Pleasant View Nursing Home, in Mount Airy, Md., Sunday, March 29, 2020. Maryland's governor said Saturday night that the nursing home had been struck by an outbreak of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Latest: Maryland nursing home hit by virus outbreak

Mar. 29, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — New York state nearing 1,000 coronavirus deaths....

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, New York Knicks owner James Dolan, center, watches the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Madison Square Garden in New York. Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Knicks announced Dolan’s diagnosis Saturday night, March 28. It is not clear when he was tested or when he received the diagnosis. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Knicks owner, MSG chairman James Dolan has coronavirus

Mar. 28, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

James Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Knicks announced Dolan’s diagnosis Saturday night. It is not clear when he was tested or when he received the diagnosis. Dolan is the first U.S. major pro...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, St. John's guard LJ Figueroa (30) tries to drive past Arizona guard Josh Green (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Francisco. Figueroa has declared for the NBA draft. School officials announced Figueroa's decision Saturday, March 28, 2020, saying that he hasn't hired an agent and still has the option to return to school. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

St John's wing LJ Figueroa declares for NBA draft

Mar. 28, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's wing LJ Figueroa has declared for the NBA draft. School officials announced Figueroa's decision Saturday, saying that he hasn't hired an agent and still has the option to return to school. Figueroa can return to school for his final season of eligibility if he withdraws from the...

FILE - This is a January 1970 file photo showing Notre Dame college basketball player Austin Carr. Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU's Pete Maravich, still No. 1 on the all-time points list, was scoring 40 a night. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Purdue's Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure's Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others putting up eye-popping numbers. It wasn't until Carr scored a still-standing NCAA Tournament-record 61 points against Ohio in the first round in 1970 that, in his mind, he started to separate himself. (AP Photo/File)

NCAA's greatest hits: Austin Carr's record 61 points in 1970

Mar. 28, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

Austin Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU's Pete Maravich was scoring 40 a night and still No. 1 on the points list. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Purdue's Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure's Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others putting up eye-popping numbers....

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens looks on during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Celtics coach adjusting to NBA's virus-imposed stoppage

Mar. 28, 2020 1:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens can only remember leaving his home on a few occasions over the past two weeks. It is part of the new status quo for coaches and players across the NBA since the coronavirus pandemic sparked a rolling shutdown of professional sports across the globe. The league...

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 1968, file photo, Miami Floridians' Les Hunter (41) is fouled by Oakland Oaks' Jim Eakins (42) while scoring a basket during an ABA basketball game in Miami. Hunter, a star on Loyola Chicago's barrier-breaking 1963 NCAA championship team, died Friday, March 27, 2020, the school said. He was 77 and had been battling cancer. (AP Photo/Toby Massey, File)

Les Hunter, star on Loyola Chicago championship team, dies

Mar. 27, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Les Hunter, a star on Loyola Chicago's barrier-breaking 1963 NCAA championship team, died Friday. He was 77. The university announced Hunter's death, saying he battled cancer. Hunter helped Loyola — with four black starters — break down racial barriers and capture what remains...

The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo Hospital staff wash the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)

Timeline of key events in the spread of the new coronavirus

Mar. 27, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

JAN. 3: The number of cases of a new type of viral pneumonia in central China rises to 44 in an outbreak that awakens fearful memories of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic. Most of the cases are traced to the South China Seafood City market in the suburbs of sprawling Wuhan, where offerings are reported to include wild...

Vanderbilt guard Saben Lee declares for NBA draft

Mar. 27, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt guard Saben Lee has declared for the NBA draft. School officials announced Lee’s decision Friday, pointing out the 6-foot-2 junior hasn’t hired an agent and still has the option to return to school. Lee can return to school for his final season of...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, Arkansas guard Mason Jones celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Auburn in Fayetteville, Ark. Jones was selected to the Associated Press All-SEC first team announced Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Jones also tied for AP SEC Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Michael Woods, File)

Arkansas guard Mason Jones declares for NBA draft

Mar. 27, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas guard Mason Jones has declared for the NBA draft. Jones made the announcement on social media Friday, and the University of Arkansas confirmed the decision with a congratulatory statement. Jones, a 6-foot-5 junior, was The Associated Press' co-SEC Player of the Year. He...