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Isiah Thomas’ Olympic hopes were denied, not once but twice

Isiah Thomas loved to play road games, and the ones he could have been part of in 1980 might have been unlike any other in his career. The Olympics. Inside the Soviet Union. During the Cold War. Much still gets made of how Thomas was famously left off the U.S. Olympic team — the first […]

NBA lays out plan for player guests to enter Disney bubble

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA players could have some family members or close friends inside the season-restart bubble with them by the end of the month. And that raises the possibility of having a real, albeit small, cheering section for some playoff games. The league detailed the policies for guest arrivals to teams […]

Thomas assured $2 million bonus as tour heads to postseason

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Justin Thomas shot only one round in the 60s at Harding Park, tied for 37th and lost the No. 1 ranking that he had held all of one week. The week wasn’t a total loss. Thomas has played so well this year with a PGA Tour-best three victories that he is […]

The West play-in race may be decided by slimmest of margins

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The race in the Western Conference for two play-in game spots will go down to the wire. And the difference could be razor close — just about the slimmest possible. A season like none other in NBA history may get a finish like none other, at least in the […]

Sources: Big Ten, other top conferences meeting to decide fate of 2020 college football season

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — For the second straight day, Big Ten presidents are on a conference call Sunday night to discuss the 2020 college football season. Ohio State University spokesperson Ben Johnson confirmed that OSU’s incoming president Kristina Johnson is representing the university on the Sunday night call. She did not take part in the meeting […]

It’s official: NBA will have a play-in series in the West

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It’s now official: There will be a play-in series to determine the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Memphis’ 108-99 loss to Toronto on Sunday means that it’s no longer possible for more than a four-game difference in the standings between the eighth- and ninth-place finishers in the […]

Warren scores 39, Pacers surge past Lakers late, 116-111

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — T.J. Warren is leading a litany of All-Stars in scoring inside the NBA bubble, and his Indiana Pacers are the only Eastern Conference team with four wins. They got there with a victory over LeBron James and the Lakers. Warren scored 39 points, including seven straight to put Indiana […]

After MAC surrenders to pandemic, will other leagues follow?

In many ways, the Mid-American Conference has little in common with Power Five leagues that first come to mind when fans think of major college football. There are no 75,000-seat stadiums in the MAC. Million-dollar per year coaches are rare. In a typical season, NFL scouts might find one or two potential first-round draft picks […]

The Latest: Clemson pauses DE Xavier Thomas for virus-plus.

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson starting defensive end Xavier Thomas has been medically shutdown since March because of several illnesses, including COVID-19. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Thomas, who is a junior this year, lost weight and was mentally not ready to go as […]

‘Mulan’ will be available to Disney+ subscribers Sept. 4 for a fee

Disney announced Tuesday that the hit live-action adaptation “Mulan” will become available to Disney+ subscribers for $29.99 on September 4. The COVID-19 pandemic forced Disney to take the highly anticipated film off the theatrical release calendar. The news came amid an earnings call that revealed a loss of $4.84 billion for the quarter that ended […]

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