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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against South Florida, in Atlanta. In the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality, Georgia Tech wants to make sure its athletes take time to vote in November. The school said Thursday, June 4, 2020, that nine teams, including football, will cancel all mandatory activities on the Nov. 3 to recognize the importance of casting a ballot. Geoff Collins was one of the first Power Five football coaches to express his support for those protesting the treatment of George Floyd, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jon Barash, File)

Georgia Tech athletics to take day off on Election Day

Jun. 4, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality, Georgia Tech wants to make sure its athletes take time to vote in November. The school said Thursday that nine teams, including football, will cancel all mandatory activities on Nov. 3 to recognize the importance of casting a ballot....

This combination of photos shows logos for social media platforms, from left, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Lost jobs over social media statements that seemed like a good idea at the time have become a common occurrence, but the tense environment of nationwide protests against racism and police brutality with the backdrop of a pandemic have made Twitter, Instagram and Facebook especially dangerous for those who want to remain among the employed. (AP Photo)

Ill-considered posts lead to lost jobs amid protests, crisis

Jun. 4, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A writer from a “Law & Order" spin-off and the play-by-play broadcaster for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings found themselves out of jobs after making social media posts this week that their bosses found too incendiary or insensitive, highlighting an apparent surge in such...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

Jun. 3, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday. The Pistons announced that the team’s performance center will enter its first phase of reopening, for voluntary, individual workouts....

Butler adds all-conference guard to roster as transfer

Jun. 3, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Star guard Bo Hodges has decided to transfer from East Tennessee State to Butler next season. Bulldogs coach LaVall Jordan made the announcement Wednesday though the 6-foot-5 guard won't be able to play next season because of the NCAA transfer rules. Still, Jordan has a pretty good idea...

A sign marking the entrance to ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World is seen Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season at Disney. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart

Jun. 3, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the league’s board of governors on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The teams that will be going to the ESPN Wide World Of Sports...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, Arizona head coach Sean Miller gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington, in Tucson, Ariz. Miller has reeled in some of nation's best recruiting classes during his 11-year stint at Arizona. His latest group has a distinctly international slant to it.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Arizona's Sean Miller adds international flavor to roster

Jun. 3, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

Sean Miller has reeled in some of nation's best recruiting classes during his 11-year stint at Arizona, players who starred in college, won multiple NCAA Tournament games, went on to the NBA, His latest group has a distinctly international flavor to it. Filling the gaps left by three potential first-round NBA...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2010, file photo. an unidentified passenger participates in a full-body scan at the El Paso International Airport in El Paso, Texas. The metal detectors that greet sports fans at the gates might soon be accompanied by thermal body scanners, in the gargantuan task of better protecting venues from virus spread in order to bring the games back for in-person viewing. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP, File)

Stadium virus prevention steers spotlight toward fan privacy

Jun. 3, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

The metal detectors every sports fan has become accustomed to at the gate might soon be accompanied by thermal body scanners as part of the gargantuan task of preventing the spread of the new coronavirus and other airborne diseases. And that might be just one thing the public will need to be comfortable with in...

Mike Miller leaves Memphis coaching staff to focus on family

Jun. 3, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Miller is leaving Memphis coach Penny Hardaway's staff after two seasons, saying he needs to spend more time with his family. Miller announced his decision Wednesday on social media. “As much as I’ve loved this job and had a blast being part of the special program...

Temple's Patrick Kraft hired as Boston College AD

Jun. 3, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

Boston College hired Patrick Kraft as its new athletic director on Wednesday, bringing in the former Temple AD to replace Martin Jarmond a month after he left for UCLA. BC hopes the new hire can shore up a program that has struggled to gain attention in a region dominated by its professional sports teams. Under...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 4, 2019, file photo, then-Golden State Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins is seen during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Longtime Sacramento Kings broadcaster Grant Napear has resigned after he tweeted “ALL LIVES MATTER” when asked by DeMarcus Cousins for his opinion on the Black Lives Matter movement. The 60-year-old Napear also was fired by KTHK Sports 1140 in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Kings broadcaster resigns after tweet to Cousins

Jun. 3, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Longtime Sacramento Kings TV broadcaster Grant Napear resigned Tuesday after he tweeted “ALL LIVES MATTER” when asked by DeMarcus Cousins for his opinion on the Black Lives Matter movement. The 60-year-old Napear also was fired by KTHK Sports 1140 in Sacramento. He...