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9:34 AM ET In a setback to the resumption of professional sports, the Chinese government issued an order Tuesday delaying the re-start of the Chinese Basketball Association and other group sporting events, according to documents obtained by ESPN. The CBA’s attempts to return to action after being shut down since January is being seen as
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9:45 PM ET Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago, has been cleared by the Massachusetts Department of Health, he announced on social media Sunday night. Smart and the Celtics were in Milwaukee on March 11, preparing to play the Bucks the next night — in front of no
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11:20 AM ET Former New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury is trying to arrange a deal that would deliver 10 million N95 masks to New York City, but he has run into issues coordinating a deal between a Chinese company and the coronavirus-struck city. Marbury told the New York Post that he arranged for a
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1:02 AM ET Kevin WangESPN.com Former NBA guard O.J. Mayo is close to joining the Chinese Basketball Association to play for powerhouse Liaoning Flying Leopards, pending medical and other procedural clearances. Mayo, 32, landed in the northern Chinese city of Shenyang — home to the No.3-ranked Flying Leopards — from Taipei on Friday. He has
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Mar 27, 2020 They remember Detroit Pistons scout Maury Hanks falling through the attic floor of his house, crashing into a bedroom and fracturing his back. They remember him leaving a college scouting assignment in Charlotte, North Carolina, a driver running a stop sign and T-boning his car. Through it all, the NBA’s scouting fraternity
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9:53 PM ET Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari has connected with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department to provide funding for 400 coronavirus testing kits as well as personal protection equipment such as face shields, gloves, gowns and N95 masks for next week. The focus will be providing for high-risk individuals such as health care workers, first
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3:54 PM ET ESPN NBA analyst Doris Burke has received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 but says she is now symptom-free more than two weeks after her initial concerns of an illness. Burke addressed her diagnosis with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday’s episode of The Woj Pod. She told Wojnarowski she was tested March 17
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7:42 AM ET Attempts to resume professional basketball games have fallen flat in Asian countries where the coronavirus first appeared, creating pessimism for a return to normalcy in the United States and Europe, where the race to contain the pandemic is in much earlier stages. The Japanese B League is the latest to suffer a
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1:22 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN In the spirit of social media-focused holidays throughout the course of the year, Nike’s “Air Max Day” on Thursday saw a host of its highest-profile endorsers and sneakerheads sharing their pairs across Instagram and Twitter, honoring the original March 26, 1987, release date of the company’s first Air Max sneaker.
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3:44 PM ET In the midst of a shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA is reducing base salaries by 20% for about 100 of the league office’s top-earning executives around the world, sources tell ESPN. Many of the executives and officials who are impacted work in the league’s New York headquarters, including commissioner Adam
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6:30 PM ET The ticketing giant Stubhub has begun furloughing employees, making it the first major ticketing company to publicly admit to significant cost-cutting moves in the wake of financial damage created by the coronavirus pandemic. Following the postponement or cancellation of hundreds of sporting events — including 448 NBA and NHL games, along with
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9:11 AM ET Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he hopes the NBA resumes playing games in May, saying that the league’s restart can help bring people together amid the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview published Tuesday by Dallas television station WFAA, Cuban cited “people I’ve talked to at the CDC and other places” for
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