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Call to arms: Compressed schedule could mean more pitchers

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Apr 1st - 4:27pm

When and if opening day comes around this year, New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a brimming bullpen.

Bucks try to make sure they're ready whenever season resumes

Steve Megargee  |  Posted Apr 1st - 12:00pm

The NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks remain confident the coronavirus pandemic won’t put a permanent halt to the season and that they’ll get to resume chasing their first league title in nearly half a century.

Nets GM unsure if Durant, Irving could play if NBA resumes

Brian Mahoney  |  Posted Apr 1st - 10:24am

With so much uncertainty around the NBA season, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks is no longer ruling out Kevin Durant for the season.

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The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 1st - 9:09am

Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 1st - 6:53am

NFL team owners have voted to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for next season.

Here is the latest SEC sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 1st - 6:05am

This should be the time Georgia's new quarterback competition would be the focus of spring football practice. Instead, there is no spring practice for the Bulldogs or any football team. Georgia coach Kirby Smart says not having spring practice due to the coronavirus pandemic hurts quarterbacks more than any position. The timing is bad for the Bulldogs, who will be looking for a new quarterback to replace Jake Fromm. Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman is expected to join D'Wan Mathis, Stetson Bennett, Carson Beck and others in the competition. Georgia also will install a new offense with first-year offensive coordinator Todd Monken. 

Here is the latest Big Ten Conference sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 1st - 6:05am

The NCAA will permit spring-sport Division I athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted to give college athletes who compete in spring sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse a way to get back the season they lost, but did not guarantee financial aid. Winter sports were not included in that decision the council declined to extend eligibility for student-athletes in sports where all or most of their regular seasons were completed.

Here is the latest ACC sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 1st - 6:05am

The NCAA will permit spring-sport Division I athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted to give college athletes who compete in spring sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse a way to get back the season they lost, but did not guarantee financial aid. Winter sports were not included in that decision the council declined to extend eligibility for student-athletes in sports where all or most of their regular seasons were completed.

Here is the latest Big 12 Conference sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 1st - 6:05am

Kansas State brought back former player Shane Southwell as an assistant basketball coach. The move rounds out Bruce Weber's staff after Brad Korn left to become the head coach at Southeast Missouri. Southwell was a standout for the Wildcats from 2010-14 and helped them to a school-record 27 wins as a junior. He returned as a graduate assistant coach from 2017-19 before spending last season as an assistant at Robert Morris. He helped the Colonials to a 20-win season and earn the Northeast Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Here is the latest Pac-12 Conference sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 1st - 6:05am

Zeke Nnaji has declared for the NBA draft after one productive season at Arizona. Nnaji did not arrive in Tucson with the same hype as fellow freshmen Nico Mannion and Josh Green, but he was arguably the best player of the three this season. The 6-foot-11 forward from Hopkins, Minnesota, dominated at times, averaging 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds while shooting 57% from the floor. Nnaji was named Pac-12 freshman of the year and was a first-team all-Pac-12 selection.

A's minor league manager on ventilator due to coronavirus

Janie McCauley  |  Updated Mar 31st - 11:01pm

Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator with the coronavirus, according to his fiance.

The Latest: Becher defends Sharks' games amid county caution

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 31st - 6:56pm

including an Olympic-style event for sports that are not part of the Summer Games.

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The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 31st - 6:21pm

NFL team owners have voted to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for next season.

6-man rotations? Piggybacking starters? Pitching, post virus

Tim Booth  |  Posted Mar 31st - 5:27pm

Even with major leaguers likely to receive some semblance of another spring training to get ready, teams are going to have to be creative with how they handle starting pitchers whenever baseball returns.

Durant, Young highlight players-only NBA 2K tourney on ESPN

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 4:42pm

Kevin Durant and Trae Young will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN.

Noted doctor Andrews temporarily halts Tommy John surgeries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 4:12pm

Prominent orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews has temporarily halted Tommy John operations at his Florida medical center in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

AP exclusive: MLB vets get $4,775 daily during virus outset

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Mar 31st - 3:43pm

Gerrit Cole, Mike Trout and other veteran major leaguers will receive $4,775 per day in advance pay for the first 60 days of the season during the stoppage caused by the new coronavirus, a total of $286,500.

Gillispie back in Division I close to home at Tarleton State

Stephen Hawkins  |  Updated Mar 31st - 3:23pm

Billy Gillispie said he had other opportunities to get back in NCAA Division I basketball during a successful stint as a Texas junior college coach. The West Texas native accepted one close to home, far from the overbearing pressure of trying to reach the Final Four or win a national championship.

NFL team owners vote to expand playoffs to 14 teams

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 31st - 2:45pm

with two additional wild-card teams in the Super Bowl chase.