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Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) passes the ball past Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Keeping fit with no gyms open is a new NBA challenge

Mar. 27, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

Denver’s players, if they're so willing, have the same assignment each day: Go to their phone or tablet, launch an app and view their individualized daily workout plan that was created by the Nuggets’ strength and conditioning staff. For now, it’s the best idea the Nuggets have — as...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

The Latest: AP source: Salary reductions for top NBA execs

Mar. 26, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future, a person with knowledge of the details said. The reductions affect the roughly 100 highest-earning executives, as the NBA joins the NHL...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, right, and Matthew Dellavedova celebrate after Love made a three-point shot in overtime in an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 132-129 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Without games, NBA players using their platforms in new way

Mar. 20, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

Cleveland's Kevin Love did his best to reassure a skittish and scared public. Denver's Jamal Murray sat at his piano and played theme songs. Atlanta's Trae Young shot balled-up socks into a trash can. Miami's Goran Dragic, in his native Slovenian, told people to stay inside. This is the new NBA normal in a...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, pedestrians walk past the Barclays Center, which is home to the Brooklyn Nets, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Nets announced on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, that four players have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Durant among 4 Nets to test positive for new coronavirus

Mar. 17, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Durant, have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA. The Nets did not name the players Tuesday, but Durant told The Athletic he was one of them, saying: “Everyone be careful, take care...

Brooklyn Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie (26) lobbies for a call to go in his team's favor during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Davis misses 3 at buzzer, Nets hold off Lakers 104-102

Mar. 11, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In his second game as Brooklyn's interim coach, Jacque Vaughn watched his Nets fight and scrap for 47 1/2 minutes to carve out a two-point lead over the powerhouse Lakers.. Then Vaughn had to watch from the sideline while Anthony Davis launched a last-second 3-pointer that would have...

A view of the empty Juventus stadium, as a measure against coronavirus contagion, prior to the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Inter, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Serie A played on Sunday despite calls from Italy’s sports minister and players’ association president to suspend the games in Italy’s top soccer division. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)

Virus impact on US sports grows; more restrictions in Europe

Mar. 11, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

The novel coronavirus outbreak, which has already reshaped the professional sports landscape in Europe, prompted new restrictions to restrict fan access in the U.S. on Tuesday, with major decisions looming about baseball's opening day and college basketball's NCAA Tournament. College games will be played without...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Los Angeles center Ivica Zubac defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

James surges, Giannis sits and a reminder health is the key

Mar. 10, 2020 2:55 AM EDT

LeBron James was making a statement on the court when the Milwaukee Bucks had to make one of their own. Giannis Antetokounmpo had been hurt two nights earlier while losing to James and the Los Angeles Lakers, and on Sunday afternoon they said the reigning MVP had a minor sprain of his left knee and would miss at...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2016, file photo, Texas Rangers pitcher Sam Dyson, left, packs a bag in the locker room at the baseball park in Arlington, Texas. The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel in response to the coronavirus crisis, the leagues announced in a joint statement Monday, March 9, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

Mar. 10, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all nonessential personnel, including media, in response to the coronavirus crisis, the leagues announced in a joint statement Monday night. They said they made the decision...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson, second from left, tries to pass while under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green, left, and forward Anthony Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron & Co. snap Clippers' streak at 6 with 112-103 victory

Mar. 8, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James closed out a weekend to remember. First, he outdueled Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in a match-up of NBA conference leaders. Then he kept the Los Angeles Lakers rolling with a victory over the streaking Clippers. James had 28 points, seven rebounds and nine...

FILE - In this April 29, 2015, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Caleb Joseph connects for a single against the Chicago White Sox in Baltimore. Jeff Samardzija pitched for the White Sox in the game at Camden Yards closed to fans because of rioting in Baltimore prompted by the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody. U.S. sports leaders are now weighing whether to bar fans from ballparks and stadiums to help stall the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

No fans, no fun: Athletes uneasy over empty-arena solutions

Mar. 8, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As U.S. sports leagues weigh whether to bar fans from ballparks and stadiums to help stall the coronavirus outbreak, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija is one of the few players who can tell them exactly what that feels like. “It’s not very fun,” he...