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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, fans in Los Angeles celebrate after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals to win the championship. A backlog in coronavirus testing results hid a recent rise in infections in Los Angeles County, the county's top health official said Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, warning that fans gathering to watch recent championship sporting events may have increased the spread. (AP Photo/Jintak Han, File)

Lakers, Dodgers fans helping drive uptick in LA virus cases

Oct. 26, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

The success of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers are bringing fans together in the LA area and that may be helping drive an uptick in coronavirus cases, Los Angeles County's top health official said Monday, The Lakers won the NBA championship two weeks ago and the Dodgers are one game away from winning the...

ESPN won't hold college basketball events in Florida bubble

Oct. 26, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — ESPN won’t hold college basketball tournaments in a Florida bubble next month. In a statement Monday, ESPN Events said it had “set out to create a protected environment” in Orlando for teams set to compete in events it operates. Those plans changed due to...

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Review: A memoir of a friend and a Knicks fan for the ages

Oct. 26, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

“Our Last Season: A Writer, a Fan, a Friendship,” by Harvey Araton (Penguin Press) In 2018, the sportswriter Harvey Araton wrote an obituary for The New York Times about a diehard New York Knicks fan whose choice seats behind the team bench had made her as much of a fixture at Madison Square Garden...

AP source: Arizona accused of 5 Level I violations by NCAA

Oct. 25, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

Arizona was accused of nine counts of misconduct, including five Level I violations, in a Notice of Allegations sent by the NCAA last week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the violations have not been publicly released. The...

Milwaukee Bucks senior vice president Alex Lasry, left, and guard George Hill walk through a Milwaukee neighborhood during a voter canvassing effort Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Hill and Lasry joined volunteers from the Milwaukee-based Common Ground organization to remind local residents to vote.  (AP Photo/Steve Megargee)

Bucks' George Hill returns to Milwaukee, encourages voting

Oct. 24, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill said the importance of Wisconsin in the upcoming election caused him to fly back here this weekend to assist in a local voting drive. Hill, who lives in San Antonio, worked alongside about 50 volunteers from the Milwaukee-based organization Common Ground...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., listens to Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene speak during a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Loeffler charts path to the right in Georgia Senate race

Oct. 24, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler stepped out of a Humvee on a foggy morning in northwest Georgia wearing an American flag trucker hat to accept the endorsement of a congressional candidate who has expressed support for baseless QAnon conspiracy theories and made disparaging comments about...

More than 30 colleges await Connecticut basketball 'bubble'

Oct. 23, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A resort casino on tribal land in Connecticut is completing plans to host more than 30 college basketball teams as it becomes a modified bubble for several early season tournaments, including two moved from New York. The Mohegan Sun has teamed with the Naismith Memorial Basketball...

Miami Heat's Goran Dragic (7) shoots during the second half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Riley talks Heat future, and plans for keeping core intact

Oct. 23, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley is always looking around for ways to make the Miami Heat better. This offseason has him wondering if that improvement might come from within. The Heat president said Friday that the top offseason priority of the Eastern Conference champions “is to take care of the players that...

The Los Angeles Lakers players celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

AP source: NBA targeting Dec. 22 as start to coming season

Oct. 23, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

The NBA may be back before Christmas and fans could return to games at some point next season, if one plan considered by the league's board of governors becomes reality. The board is targeting a Dec. 22 start to what would be a season of 70 to 72 games, with the NBA Finals ending in June again as has been in the...

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo, Arizona head coach Sean Miller gestures in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona has received a formal notice of allegations from the NCAA stemming from a federal investigation into shady recruiting practices three years ago. The university acknowledged in a statement Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, it had received the notice. “However, in order to protect the integrity of the ongoing enforcement process, the University is not releasing the NOA at this time,

Arizona basketball receives notice of allegations from NCAA

Oct. 23, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

Arizona has received a formal notice of allegations from the NCAA stemming from a federal investigation into shady recruiting practices three years ago. The university acknowledged in a statement Friday it had received the notice. “However, in order to protect the integrity of the ongoing enforcement...