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Cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Despite a huge surge of Floridians testing positive for the new coronavirus in recent weeks, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, two of Disney World's four parks are reopening Saturday, July 11. When they do, visitors to “The Most Magical Place on Earth” will find new rules in place. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Practices begin at Disney, as teams begin restart routines

Jul. 9, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

Nikola Vucevic had to raise his voice a bit to answer a question. He had just walked off the court after the first Orlando Magic practice of the restart, and some of his teammates remained on the floor while engaged in a loud and enthusiastic shooting contest. After four months, basketball was truly back....

Rockets sign free agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute

Jul. 7, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have signed free agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute. This will be the second stint with the Rockets for Mbah a Moute, who played 61 games for Houston in the 2017-18 season. The 33-year-old is a 12-year NBA veteran who has also played for the Bucks, Kings, Timberwolves and...

FILE - In this  Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons moves the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. All-Star guard Ben Simmons says he’s feeling strong in his recovery from a lower back injury and expects to be at full strength once the NBA season resumes. Simmons, who averaged 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 8.2 assists in 54 games, was hurt in a Feb. 22 game at Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

76ers' Simmons recovered from back injury for restart

Jul. 2, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons’ back pain threw his postseason status into uncertainty had the NBA season reached its natural conclusion. Check out Simmons these days on Instagram. He’s muscular, spry — and throwing down dunks without a wince on his face. The All-Star guard who...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid celebrates after a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Philadelphia. 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are healthy for the NBA restart. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

76ers coach Brown says Embiid, Simmons healthy for restart

Jul. 1, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Star guard Ben Simmons is “good to go” for the NBA restart after sitting out the final games before the shutdown with a back injury. Brown, whose contract runs through 2021-22, also expected fellow All-Star Joel Embiid to start...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, the entrance to the parking lot at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is closed in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Splash Mountain ride at Disney parks in California and Florida is being recast. Disney officials said the ride would no longer be tied to the 1946 movie,

The NBA is coming back, and here's 10 things to know

Jun. 27, 2020 2:47 AM EDT

The deals are done. The NBA is coming back. The season will resume on July 30 at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida. Here are 10 things to know about the restarted season: THE RACE FOR 8 There are six teams in the race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference — Memphis, Portland, New...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. Brown's job status is a hot topic around the NBA and a daily debate in Philly. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

76ers coach Brown knows tenuous job fate lies in NBA restart

May. 15, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Almost fitting for his seven-year tenure coaching the Philadelphia 76ers, Brett Brown had an injury to report: his 16-year-old dog pulled a hamstring on one of their daily walks. But for the banged-up Sixers’ Big Dogs? Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are coming along just fine from...