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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes (40) looks to pass while defended by Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn. Harrison Barnes became the latest NBA player to reveal that he has coronavirus, making the announcement Tuesday, July 14, 2020, and saying he has hopes to join his team at the league’s restart later this summer. (AP Photo/Nikki Boertman, File)

Kings' Barnes isn't at NBA restart, says he has coronavirus

Jul. 14, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings became the latest NBA player to reveal that he has the coronavirus, making the announcement Tuesday and saying he has hopes to join his team for the league’s restart later this summer. Barnes is the only player who has started all...

Disney annual passholders get a peek at the coronavirus-inspired changes inside the Magic Kingdom Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. “The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. (Gabrielle Russon/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

NBA teams at Disney had tough travel-party decisions to make

Jul. 10, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

The 22 teams participating in the NBA restart were all at the Disney campus together for the first time Friday. None of them, however, made it to the Orlando, Florida, area with their usual travel party. Leaving families behind for several weeks — or maybe even three months, depending on how deep a team...

Positive tests force Nuggets to close practice facilities

Jun. 30, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets say they’ve closed their facilities after two members of the team’s traveling party tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend. A third tested positive this week. All three are asymptomatic, the Nuggets said Tuesday in confirming a report by...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. reacts after being called for a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, in Miami. A person with knowledge of the situation says Miami forward Derrick Jones Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus. His result came in shortly after the Heat and other NBA teams began mandatory testing in preparation for next month’s resumption of the season. Jones still plans to play when the Heat get back on the floor at the Disney complex near Orlando next month.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

AP source: Heat's Derrick Jones Jr. tests positive for virus

Jun. 25, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Miami forward Derrick Jones Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus, a result that came in shortly after the Heat and other NBA teams began mandatory testing in preparation for next month's resumption of the season. Jones, the reigning NBA slam...

A billboard depicting Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is seen on a building in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Djokovic has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia. The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Djokovic's parents defend their son, blame another player

Jun. 24, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s parents defended their son on Wednesday and blamed another tennis player for spreading the coronavirus at a series of exhibition matches hosted by the top-ranked player. Djokovic and his wife tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. The 17-time Grand Slam...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic drives as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation says Jokic has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining in his native Serbia. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

AP source: Nuggets' Jokic tests positive for coronavirus

Jun. 23, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

All-Star forward Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining in his native Serbia, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Jokic is expected to return to Denver long before the team leaves for the Disney complex for the restart of the NBA season...