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FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles.  Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020,  as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

The Latest: Lakers GM Pelinka draws inspiration from Bryant

Apr. 8, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is drawing inspiration from his friendship with Kobe Bryant as he navigates the coronavirus pandemic. Pelinka was Bryant’s longtime agent before he took over the...

A&M boss says full football sked could occur with Oct. start

Apr. 8, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp said Wednesday that officials believe a 13-game college football schedule would be possible even if the start of the season was delayed until October because of the new coronavirus. The season is scheduled to begin with seven FBS games Aug. 29 before the majority of teams open...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young plays against Michigan in the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Record-setting defensive end Chase Young is leaving Ohio State early to enter the NFL draft, a widely expected move. The junior Heisman Trophy finalist made the announcement Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, on Twitter. He says he looks forward to

Redskins weigh drafting Chase Young vs. trading No. 2 pick

Apr. 7, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has long seemed like a virtual certainty that the Redskins will take Chase Young with the second pick in the NFL draft. If the Cincinnati Bengals select LSU quarterback Joe Burrow first overall as expected, the Ohio State pass-rusher and Heisman Trophy finalist would fall into...

In this Nov. 30, 2019 file photo Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy walks on the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Stillwater, Okla. Gundy said Tuesday, April 7, 2020 he hopes to have his team return to its facilities on May 1, a proposed timetable that would defy federal social-distancing guidelines and was quickly disputed by the university and its athletic director. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma State's Gundy targets May 1 return to football

Apr. 7, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Tuesday he hopes to have his team return to its facilities on May 1, a proposed timetable that would defy federal social-distancing guidelines and was quickly disputed by the university and its athletic director. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended...

This March 14, 2012, photo, provided by Sanford Health, shows Tim Brookins, principal software engineer at the Fargo, N.D. Microsoft campus and CEO of sports app software company ProudCrowd, in Fargo. Brookins came up with the popular Bison Tracker app to track the movements of North Dakota State fans on their way to a national championship game in Texas. Now he has taken that idea to design an app meant to help reduce the spread of the new coronavirus by retracing the steps of people who test positive for the virus. (Courtesy of Sanford Health via AP)

Microsoft engineer adapts fan-tracking app for COVID-19 use

Apr. 7, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

A Microsoft engineer who designed an app to track North Dakota State University football fans on their annual trek to Texas for the national championship has taken that concept and applied it to contact tracing for the coronavirus. The Care19 app is meant to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by retracing the...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, new Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach, speaks before reporters and school supporters at the university in Starkville, Miss., after being officially introduced as the head coach. Leach apologized Thursday, April 2, 2020, for a tweet that displayed a meme of a woman knitting her husband a noose as they were self-quarantined. Leach removed the tweet, which was posted Wednesday night. He posted on Twitter that he didn’t mean to offend anyone. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Mississippi State AD 'disappointed' in Leach's noose tweet

Apr. 7, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach is expected to participate in “listening sessions” with student and community groups and tour the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum after he tweeted an image of a noose last week. Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen released...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2018, file photo, Army head coach Jeff Monken watches as his team warms up before they play Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game, in Fort Worth, Texas. Monken says his Black Knights are coping with the cancellation of spring ball because of the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert, File)

Army coach Monken says players adapting to virus disruption

Apr. 7, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

Army football coach Jeff Monken sees a teaching point in all the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus. “I think this is great training for Army officers, for our players, for all of our students,” he said on a teleconference Tuesday. “When our Army officers train themselves and they...

Samford hires longtime prep basketball coach Bucky McMillan

Apr. 6, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Samford has hired veteran high school coach Bucky McMillan to lead its basketball program. Athletic director Martin Newton announced McMillan’s hiring on Monday, saying he “quickly became the obvious choice” to replace Scott Padgett. McMillan led Mountain Brook...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) is pursued by Denver Broncos defensive tackle Shelby Harris (96) during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. The coronavirus pandemic has forced NFL teams to make free agent decisions without the benefit of meeting players face to face. That suppressed the market for plenty of lower-tier free agents such as Harris who signed a one-year deal for $2.5 million with a chance to earn another $750,000. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Column: Virus will make the timeline for sports, too

Apr. 5, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened. The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if San Diego State was a Final Four contender or if Tiger Woods would have defended his green jacket at the Masters. There was no opening day in baseball. The odds are increasingly...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Indiana wide receiver Nick Westbrook runs during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers, in Bloomington, Ind. Gone for the most part this year are access to in-person interviews, campus workouts and visits to team headquarters. Those who competed in college all-star games but didn't receive a combine invite, like Indiana receiver Nick Westbrook, have the advantage of performing in front of scouts. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Pro day cancellations forcing changes to NFL draft process

Apr. 5, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian simplified the NFL's draft process years ago. He studied film, relied on medical experts, checked the numbers and interviewed players. With the flurry of pro days canceled because of the new coronavirus, the Hall of Fame executive who constructed multiple Super Bowl teams...