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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich calls a timeout during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

It's over: For first time in 23 seasons, Spurs miss playoffs

Aug. 13, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Popovich didn't put much thought into San Antonio's playoff streak when it was rolling along. He's not thinking about it now, either. The Spurs' record-tying run of 22 consecutive playoff appearances is over, and the longest season in team history — almost 300...

FILE - In this July 21, 2020, file photo, health care workers take information and samples from people waiting to be tested for the coronavirus in Pleasanton, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, that California was turning the corner in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, citing a significantly lower number of confirmed new cases as the state begins to clear backlogged cases from a data failure. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

The Latest: Reopened Calif. private school ordered to shut

Aug. 13, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. — A private school in California has been ordered to close after it reopened classrooms in violation of a state health order aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Fresno County issued a health order Thursday against Immanuel Schools in Reedley. The K-12 school was told to close...

9 men, including 3 soldiers, charged in child sex ring case

Aug. 13, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — Central Texas authorities say they’ve cracked a child prostitution ring involving nine men, including three soldiers. Two Fort Hood soldiers and one from Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio are among the nine suspects netted in their investigation, Killeen police said. The nine...

Teachers at Menchaca Early Childhood Center pass out tablets to students, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in San Antonio. Southside will being the year with remote teaching and has added hotspots to the school district to help students without access to the internet. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas hospitalizations below 7,000 for first time in weeks

Aug. 13, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported fewer than 7,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time in six weeks Thursday, but that encouraging sign was clouded by questions over testing as schools reopen and college football teams push ahead with playing this fall. Testing has dropped off in Texas,...

FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money will go into effect. That's after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point. Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold at least temporarily while the NCAA asks the Supreme Court to take up the case.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on

Aug. 13, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

The NCAA called off fall championship events — a move Thursday that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a...

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker (1) dribbles as Dallas Mavericks' Trey Burke defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Suns top Mavs to keep playoff hopes alive, go 8-0 in bubble

Aug. 13, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have done all they can. Now, they must wait to see if their Disney-style fairytale continues. Devin Booker scored 27 points and Phoenix past the Dallas Mavericks 128-102 on Thursday to keep its playoff hopes alive and finish as the only unbeaten team in the...

Ex-Oklahoma tribal chief gets 1 year in prison for bribery

Aug. 13, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — The former principal chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has been sentenced to one year in prison and fined $10,000 for his role in a bribery scheme, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday. George Phillip Tiger, 70, of Bristow, pleaded guilty last year in federal court to bribery...

A player carries his shoes and a lunch bag in front of a closed gate leading to Memorial Stadium's playing field in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: Cowboys owner confident about having fans

Aug. 13, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident about having fans for all home games, and the club has now announced details toward that end. The Cowboys say they are selling tickets in groups to try to prevent people who don't...

Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) dribbles against Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

The NBA's regular season, at long last, is about to close

Aug. 13, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The last day of an NBA regular season typically sees just about every team in action, with plenty of drama surrounding down-to-the-wire playoff races and statistical titles on the line. Typical doesn’t seem to exist in 2020. The NBA’s regular season ends —...

Austin cuts police budget by 1/3 amid national 'defund' push

Aug. 13, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a unanimous vote, the Austin City Council moved Thursday to cut about one-third of next year's $434 million police budget amid national calls for “defunding” law enforcement agencies in favor of spending more money on social services. That will come to just over $150...