Pandemic Basketball begins, with some comforts of home

07/23/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida  — Michael Baiamonte was not at Walt Disney World on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. The public address announcer for the Miami Heat wasn’t in the building for the team’s season-restart scrimmage debut. His…

A whole new look, for a whole new NBA game experience

07/23/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — There’s no bench. The courtside broadcasters will not be courtside. And the stat crew will be doing their work inside what loosely can be described as an oversized hockey penalty box. The…

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

07/10/2020

LONDON — The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so. In an open letter…

Baseball players get a peek at playing without fans

07/10/2020

Baseball players got a sense of what the game will be like without fans in the stands upon returning for workouts last week. They’re getting a more realistic glimpse this week as teams begin holding scrimmages. Yes,…

Asterisk on the NBA title? Coaches, players say not a chance

07/02/2020

The 2020 NBA champion, if one is crowned, will have emerged as the ultimate winner from a season that lasted more than a full year from start to finish. A season that saw political unrest between the…

Lakers add veteran J.R. Smith for Orlando championship push

07/02/2020

LOS ANGELES  — J.R. Smith has joined LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for their championship push. The Lakers announced their long-anticipated signing of Smith as a substitute player Wednesday, the first day allowed under the…

Baseball’s minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons

07/01/2020

NEW YORK  — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday, June 30,2020, because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing…

Vince Carter, 43, retires after record 22 NBA seasons

06/26/2020

Vince Carter made his retirement official on Thursday, June 25, 2020, announcing on his podcast that his 22-year NBA career, the longest in league history, has come to an end. The announcement was largely a formality because…

Space agencies unveil site showing lockdown changes to Earth

06/26/2020

You can now see how coronavirus lockdowns have changed air pollution, hospital lights and even white asparagus harvests. Using data from 17 satellites, three space agencies have created a website that serves as a global dashboard for…

NBA, NBPA say sparking social change will be goal of restart

06/25/2020

NEW YORK  — The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association said Wednesday, June 24, 2020, that dealing with racial matters will be a shared goal during the resumed season. The league and union announced they will…

JK Rowling responds to critics over her transgender comments

06/11/2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling said she refuses to “bow down” to criticism about her recent comments on transgender people. Rowling published a lengthy post on her blog website Wednesday in response to…

SpaceX’s historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

MARCIA DUNN 06/01/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company. With…

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