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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...

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...

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...

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo, Arizona State's Remy Martin (1) shows his feelings after a run by his Sun Devils against Oregon State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tempe, Ariz. Martin was selected to the Associated Press All Pac-12 team selected Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb, File)

Arizona State's Martin declares for NBA draft

Mar. 30, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State junior point guard Remy Martin has declared for the NBA draft. “Starting from a young age, I have worked towards the opportunity to play in the NBA and I have now decided to take another step into making my dream a reality,” Martin said in a statement Monday....

Michigan forward Isaiah Livers shoots during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Michigan forward Livers applying for early entry to draft

Mar. 30, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan forward Isaiah Livers is applying for early entry into the NBA draft. The school said Livers is not hiring an agent and would work with the Michigan coaching staff during the evaluation and pre-draft processes. Even if a player does use an agent during the evaluation...

Mississippi State's Reggie Perry pulls down a rebound during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Kentucky won 80-72. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry enters NBA draft

Mar. 30, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry has entered the NBA draft. Perry announced his decision Sunday on social media and was congratulated by the school in a tweet. He said “we are navigating charted waters” with coronavirus in the tweet but added “this too...

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...

A group of kayakers practice social distancing while floating down the Greenbrier River Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Ronceverte, W.Va. Greenbrier County Health Department reported it's first COVID-19 case in the county Thursday. (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Phuket closes land and sea entry and exit points

Mar. 30, 2020 3:07 AM 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: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....

Georgetown guard Mac McClung (2) shoots as he is defended by Creighton guard Denzel Mahoney (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. Georgetown won 83-80. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Georgetown's Mac McClung to test NBA waters, could return

Mar. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown sophomore guard Mac McClung announced Sunday that he is declaring for the NBA draft but will maintain his eligibility so he can return to college. The 6-foot-2 McClung attracted an online following for his high-flying dunks while he was in high school in Virginia. He averaged...

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...