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Pedestrians pass a street crossing Friday, May 22, 2020, in Tokyo. Tokyo is still under a coronavirus state of emergency until the end of May though there have been no hard lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan set to end Tokyo's state of emergency

May. 25, 2020 1:09 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: — Japan set to remove state of emergency from Tokyo, 4 other...

Rice sophomore guard Trey Murphy transfers to Virginia

Apr. 16, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett says Trey Murphy III has joined the Cavaliers as a transfer from Rice. The Durham, North Carolina native will be eligible to practice next season, but will have to wait a year before he can play. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. At...

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2019, file photo, Duke center Vernon Carey Jr. dunks against Boston College during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Durham, N.C. Carey Jr. was selected to the Associated Press All-ACC team selected Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  Carey Jr. was also named AP ACC Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year in the ACC. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Duke freshman big man Vernon Carey Jr. entering NBA draft

Apr. 10, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke freshman Vernon Carey Jr. is entering the NBA draft. The 6-foot-10, 270-pound Carey announced his decision Friday following a season in which he was The Associated Press player of the year and newcomer of the year for the Atlantic Coast Conference. He was also a second-team AP...

North Carolina State guard Markell Johnson (11) and Duke guard Cassius Stanley (2) chase the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Duke freshman Cassius Stanley declares for NBA draft

Apr. 7, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke freshman Cassius Stanley is entering the NBA draft. Stanley announced his decision Tuesday after averaging 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Blue Devils, highlighted by his high-flying athleticism. He had a season-high 24 points in a January loss to Louisville, while he finished...