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Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren (1) celebrates with guards Malcolm Brogdon (7) and Victor Oladipo (4) after a play against the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Warren scores 39, Pacers surge past Lakers late, 116-111

Aug. 8, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — T.J. Warren is leading a litany of All-Stars in scoring inside the NBA bubble, and his Indiana Pacers are the only Eastern Conference team with four wins. They got there with a victory over LeBron James and the Lakers. Warren scored 39 points, including seven straight to put...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID19, elementary school students use hand sanitizer before entering school for classes in Godley, Texas. As schools reopen around the country, their ability to quickly identify and contain coronavirus outbreaks before they get out of hand is about to be put to the test. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Schools face big virus test as students return to classroom

Aug. 8, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

Reopening schools is easy. Keeping them open will be the hard part. As educators prepare to welcome students back to class for the first time in months, schools’ ability to quickly identify and contain coronavirus outbreaks before they get out of hand will be put to the test in thousands of districts...

Brown leads Lynx to 4th straight win beating Fever 87-80

Aug. 7, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla, (AP) — Lexie Brown scored a career-high 26 points with nine assists and four steals and the Minnesota Lynx used a second quarter surge to beat the Indiana Fever 87-80 on Friday night. Down 23-18 after period one, the Lynx (5-1) — winners of four straight — went on a 17-3 run...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 4, 2020, file photo, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Chase Briscoe kisses the yard of bricks on the start/finish line after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Briscoe is very clear about his goal of earning a promotion to NASCAR's top Cup Series. He's made his case this season with an Xfinity Series-leading five victories with an eye on adding another win Saturday on the road course at Road America. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Briscoe making case for promotion to NASCAR's top Cup level

Aug. 7, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

It took Chase Briscoe longer than he would have liked to finalize his contract this season to continue driving for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Xfinity Series. He had goals firmly set before the ink even dried. Briscoe began this season determined to race his way into a promotion to NASCAR's top Cup Series,...

Cemetery workers bury 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento, whose family members, behind, suspect died of COVID-19, at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Brazil is nearing 3 million cases of COVID-19 and 100,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

The Latest: UN says cybercrime hindering pandemic response

Aug. 7, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says a 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year and many of them targeted hospitals and health care systems, hindering their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Vladimir Voronkov told the U.N....

Man accused of targeting Black neighbor with swastika, slurs

Aug. 6, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana man, allegedly angered by the removal of a tree, is charged with a hate crime for attempting to intimidate an African American neighbor because of his race, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday. Shephard Hoehn, 50, became angry when a construction crew began...

Indiana Pacers' Naz Mitrou-Long, rear, and Phoenix Suns' Ricky Rubio (11) hug at the end of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Suns win 4th straight bubble game, top Pacers 114-99

Aug. 6, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA bubble appears to have given the Phoenix Suns new life. Deandre Ayton had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Suns continued their improbable run in Disney World on Thursday, beating the Indiana Pacers 114-99 for their fourth straight win. The Suns have now climbed out...

Parker, Gray lead Sparks to 86-75 win over Fever

Aug. 6, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Candace Parker had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Chelsea Gray scored 16 points, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 86-75 on Wednesday night. Riquna Williams added 13 points for the Sparks (3-2). Kelsey Mitchell led Indiana (2-3) with 24 points, Candice Dupree scored 16...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus hold portable fans to cool themselves in the heat in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug, 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

Aug. 5, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

TOKYO — The governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has announced a regional “state of emergency” seeking to curb the coronavirus. Gov. Hideaki Ohmura on Thursday asked businesses to close altogether or close early and urged people to stay home at night. The measures continue through Aug....

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers walks on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago. The Indianapolis Colts are eager to find out what Rivers has left. They signed him to a one-year, $25 million contract in March, with the hope he'd make them a playoff team and possibly a Super Bowl contender.
 (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Rivers moving into whole new world after joining Colts

Aug. 5, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philip Rivers walked into a whole new world at training camp this year. Masks became standard fare. A slow, finely-turned ramp-up to padded practices became all the rage. And Rivers' go-to look over the past 16 years, clad in Chargers gear, was replaced by Colts attire. Yes, it will...