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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse yells toward players during the second half of his team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

NBA coaches prepare for possible intriguing playoff matchups

Apr. 6, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

With NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities — including by coaches around the league. They're preparing for what a resumption of the season that was shut down March 11 could look like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Toronto coach Nick...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Stanford guard Tyrell Terry (3) drives as Utah center Branden Carlson (35) defends in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game in Salt Lake City.  Terry has declared for the NBA draft. Terry announced his decision Monday, April 6, 2020, to enter the draft without forfeiting his collegiate eligibility. He could still withdraw from consideration before June 3 and return to school. That deadline could be extended because the NBA season is on hold due to the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Stanford point guard Tyrell Terry declares for NBA draft

Apr. 6, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford freshman point guard Tyrell Terry has declared for the NBA draft. Terry announced his decision Monday to enter the draft without forfeiting his collegiate eligibility. He could still withdraw from consideration before June 3 and return to school. That deadline could be...

NBA changing pre-draft process for workouts, interviews

Apr. 6, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

The NBA has told teams that they may not conduct or attend any workouts with draft-eligible players during the league’s coronavirus hiatus, a major change from typical procedures. Teams also are being prohibited “from watching, requesting, or sharing any video (live or recorded) of a draft-eligible...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is introduced during an NBA preseason basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors in Saitama, near Tokyo.  Silver said in an interview Saturday, March 21, 2020  that the league is considering all options, best-case, worst-case and countless ideas in between,  as it tries to come to grips with the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Silver says he does not expect any NBA decisions before May

Apr. 6, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is bracing for several more weeks of uncertainty about the remainder of this halted season, revealing Monday night that he does not expect the league will be able to decide anything until at least May. Silver spoke on the NBA’s Twitter account as part of the league’s new...

Michigan's DeJulius intends to enter transfer portal

Apr. 6, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan guard David DeJulius intends to enter the transfer portal. The school announced the sophomore's plans Monday. He averaged 7.0 points and 20.9 minutes this past season. Michigan was already set to lose senior point guard Zavier Simpson, and now the backcourt may take another...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Apr. 6, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today 1. U.S. LABELS WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUP A TERROR ORGANIZATION The action by the Trump administration was the first time the U.S. has used the designation on a white supremacist group. The Russian Imperial...

FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, a board displays odds for different bets on the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. The sports books are closed, and the only things left to bet on mobile apps are virtual racing and Russian ping pong. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Sportsbooks are dark and odds are long in Las Vegas

Apr. 6, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nobody would have given odds on this. Inside the glittering casinos that line the Las Vegas Strip, the slot machines were turned off and the sportsbooks were dark. On what would have been the biggest Monday of the year for bookies, not a dollar changed hands. No big national championship...

FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray embraces NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Arizona Cardinals selected Murray in the first round at the NFL football draft in Nashville, Tenn. NFL vice president Troy Vincent has sent a letter to several prospects inviting them to participate “live” in the NFL draft in three weeks. In recent drafts, first-round selections were announced by Commissioner Goodell. Then followed hugs involving players and Goodell — some of them comical — and photo sessions with the players wearing team ball caps or even showing off team jerseys. This year, with all public events at the planned site of Las Vegas canceled and the draft set to proceed remotely, players will likely be at their homes when their names are called. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Latest: 3 Rangers minor leaguers in self-isolation

Apr. 6, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Three minor league players in the Texas Rangers organization are in self-isolation after exhibiting symptoms consistent with the new coronavirus. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that two of the three players had...

NC State signee Hall to test NBA draft waters

Apr. 6, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State instate signee Josh Hall says he’ll go through the NBA draft process while maintaining his college eligibility. Hall announced his decision in a social-media post Monday. He had played at Moravian Prep for his senior season as well as an additional year of...

Arizona lands Seattle grad transfer Terrell Brown

Apr. 6, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle University graduate transfer guard Terrell Brown has committed to Arizona, bolstering the Wildcats' backcourt for next season. Brown posted a picture of himself in an Arizona uniform Monday on Twitter. “Who would have thought?!” he tweeted. “150% committed....