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48 NBA Players Test Positive for COVID-19 as 2020…

48 NBA Players Test Positive for COVID-19 as 2020-21 Season Prepares to Kick off. On Dec. 2, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association released a joint statement regarding recent COVID-19 testing in the league. Out of 546 players that were tested for COVID-19 from Nov. 24 to Nov. 30, 48 tested positive. . All coronavirus-positive players have been instructed to quarantine in their team’s city until they are “cleared” to leave. . These results are a part of the league’s initial round of player testing, as the 2020-21 regular season is slated to begin on Dec. 22. . Individual workouts officially began on Dec. 1, with the first preseason games scheduled for Dec. 11. . The NBA’s 2020-21 season will not operate in a bubble environment, even though it was highly successful for the previous season. In the bubble, the league was able to finish its season without any players, coaches or staff members testing positive for COVID-19. . On the flip side, the NFL’s bubble-less 2020 season has seen many players sidelined and games rescheduled because of COVID-19.

Garza, Nunge lead No. 3 Iowa past Western…

Luka Garza scored 35 points, 30 in the first half, and Jack Nunge added 18 as No. 3 Iowa stayed undefeated with a 99-58 home win over Western Illinois

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No. 8 North Carolina State women beat No. 1 South…

Raina Perez made a 3-pointer with 3:07 left that put No. 8 North Carolina State ahead to stay and the Wolfpack ended No. 1 South Carolina’s 29-game winning streak with a 54-46 victory Thursday night

Pat Patterson, WWE Legend and First Gay Wrestling…

Pat Patterson, WWE Legend and First Gay Wrestling Superstar, Dead at 79. The WWE shared news of his death on Dec. 2. . Patterson joined the WWE in the late '70s and became the first Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion in 1979. After later working in the ring and becoming a color commentator for WWE, Patterson retired in 1984. He then joined Vince McMahon as a WWE executive and came up with the idea for the Royal Rumble in 1988. In 1996, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Patterson came out as gay in 2014 on an episode of 'WWE Legends' House.'. Many in the wrestling world, including John Cena, took to social media to express their appreciation for Patterson upon hearing the news

The Latest: Louisville cancels game after…

Louisville has canceled its men’s basketball game Friday against UNC Greensboro and paused team activities indefinitely following a positive COVID-19 test within the program and subsequent quarantining and contract tracing

Anthony Davis agrees to 5-year deal to return to…

Anthony Davis has finalized a five-year contract worth up to $190 million to return to the Los Angeles Lakers

Plan B as in BYU: Cougars face Chanticleers on…

No. 8 BYU will play at No. 14 Coastal Carolina on Saturday after the Chanticleers' original opponent, No. 25 Liberty, was hit with COVID-19 issues

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Gonzaga and Baylor to face off in rare top-2…

The first week of the college basketball season was filled with great games, a few upsets, stellar performances and a handful of coronavirus cancellations

Missouri builds big lead, holds off No. 21 Oregon…

Xavier Pinson scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and Missouri overcame a mid-game lull and late Oregon flurry to beat the No. 21 Ducks 83-75 on Wednesday night

No. 1 Gonzaga rallies to beat No. 11 West…

Joel Ayayi matched his career high with 21 points and Andrew Nembhard and Corey Kispert each had 10, and No. 1 Gonzaga rallied to beat No. 11 West Virginia 87-82 on Wednesday night in the Jimmy V Classic

Changing of the guard: Rockets, Wiz make…

The Houston Rockets traded Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a future lottery-protected, first-round pick in a swap of point guards just weeks before the NBA season begins

Coleman, No. 17 Texas beat No. 14 UNC 69-67 for…

Matt Coleman III hit a stepback jumper with 0.1 seconds left to help No. 17 Texas beat No. 14 North Carolina 69-67 for the championship of the relocated Maui Invitational

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Jones, Wilson help No. 12 Texas A&M women beat…

N’dea Jones had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Aaliyah Wilson added 14 points and 10 boards, and No. 12 Texas A&M beat Lamar 80-63