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Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner yells to his players in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NCAA confirms Georgia Tech eligible for 2021 postseason

Apr. 9, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury says the school met the requirements of its men's basketball postseason ban as part of punishments from the NCAA even though most of the postseason was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to fans Thursday made available to the...

Former Fox execs stay free on $15M bond each in soccer case

Apr. 9, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives were allowed to remain free on $15 million appearance bonds, three days after they were indicted as part of the U.S. government’s investigation of soccer corruption. Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez were arraigned Thursday on wire fraud and...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, gold medalist in the women's 100 meters, reacts during the medal ceremony at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.  Moving from their sports field to the living room, many athletes around the world are doing their bit to boost public health during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, and one of them is two-time 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, who is reading her children's book. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, FILE)

Olympians become trainers to help those stranded at home

Apr. 9, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Moving from the track to the living room, many athletes around the world are doing their bit to boost public health during the coronavirus pandemic. There’s been an explosion of athletes offering free online fitness classes and tips to an audience isolated at home. It...

West Virginia's Tshiebwe to go through NBA draft process

Apr. 9, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Oscar Tshiebwe will go through the NBA draft process while maintaining his college eligibility. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced Tshiebwe's intentions Wednesday to request an evaluation from an NBA undergraduate advisory committee. “Oscar plans to...

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Clippers working out together _ via video _ during shutdown

Apr. 9, 2020 2:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are getting together for workouts while the NBA season is suspended — via video conference calls. Up to 10 players at a time tune in to do workouts led by the team's performance staff since the league shut down practice facilities because of the...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. LeBron James says he probably won't feel any closure on the Los Angeles Lakers' remarkable season unless the NBA is able to finish its season. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LeBron: Closure not likely unless Lakers can finish season

Apr. 8, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Instead of preparing for a playoff run, LeBron James is mostly spending the spring playing hoops with his teenage sons and enjoying tea time with his young daughter. And when he isn't binge-watching “Tiger King” with his wife, he is scanning the news for information on...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, N.C. State's head coach Mark Gottfried speaks with Dennis Smith Jr. during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. North Carolina State’s NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former Wolfpack one-and-done star Smith Jr. has been recommended to go through an independent investigation process created for complex cases. Gottfried is charged individually in N.C. State's infractions case under the provision of head-coach responsibility for violations within his program. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

NC State accepts NCAA case referral for independent process

Apr. 8, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has accepted a recommendation for its NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. to go through the new independent investigation process for complex cases. In a statement Wednesday, Chancellor Randy Woodson...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, people take pictures with the Olympic Flame during a ceremony in Fukushima City, Japan. The Olympic flame has been removed from public display in Japan, and it's not clear when it will reappear again or where. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Tokyo Olympic flame taken off display; next stop unclear

Apr. 8, 2020 5:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic flame has been taken off public display in Japan. And it’s not clear when it will reappear again or where — or under what conditions. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 26. After the Tokyo Olympics and the torch relay were postponed until next...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 file photo, The main entrance in front of Chase Field is devoid of activity in Phoenix. Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday, April 6, 2020 during a call among five top officials from MLB and the players' association that was led by Commissioner Rob Manfred, people familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Players, managers intrigued by MLB's all-Arizona option

Apr. 7, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

Boston’s Chris Sale, out for the season following Tommy John surgery, thought about the prospect of his teammates sequestered in the Phoenix area for an extended period if Major League Baseball and its players adopt an all-Arizona start to the season. “I don’t know if I could look at my kids...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, the Olympic Flame burns during a ceremony in Fukushima City, Japan. The Olympic flame is going to be on display until the end of April in Japan's northeastern prefecture of Fukushima. Tokyo Olympic and prefecture officials held an official “handover ceremony”on Wednesday, April 1, at the J-Village National Training Center in Fukushima.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Athletes already qualified for Tokyo Games get to keep spots

Apr. 7, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

About 6,500 athletes who already have earned their spots for the Tokyo Games are in for 2021 under redrawn qualifying regulations published Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC released its rewritten roadmap for qualifying for the games, which were rescheduled due to the coronavirus. They'll be...