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Kings' Barnes says he has COVID-19

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings became the latest NBA player to reveal that he has the coronavirus, making the announcement Tuesday and saying he has hopes to join his team for the league’s restart later this summer.

Barnes is the only player who has started all 64 of the Kings’ games this season. To extend that streak, he’ll need to be cleared and arrive at Walt Disney World before Sacramento’s season resumes with the first of its eight seeding games on July 31 against San Antonio.

“Prior to the team leaving last week, I tested positive for Covid-19,”


Westbrook tests positive for coronavirus

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Houston's Russell Westbrook hasn't made it to the NBA restart yet.

The coronavirus did - but health protocols seemed to work as the league and its players hoped they would.


Lakers' Rondo out 6-8 weeks due to thumb

LOS ANGELES (AP) Rajon Rondo broke his right thumb in practice with the Los Angeles Lakers in Florida.

The veteran point guard will be out for six to eight weeks, the Lakers said Sunday night. Rondo will have surgery this week.


Lakers' Davis to keep own name on jersey

LOS ANGELES (AP) Anthony Davis will wear his own name on the back of his jersey when the Los Angeles Lakers return to action.

Davis confirmed his decision Sunday in a conference call from Orlando, where the Western Conference-leading Lakers are beginning team workouts.


O'Neal assists stranded Florida driver

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) A woman whose car was left stranded along a Florida interstate when her tire blew out got a little unexpected help from former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, sheriff's officials say.

O'Neal, who lives in the Orlando area, was traveling on Interstate 75 near Gainesville on Monday when he saw the woman pull onto the side of the road, the Alachua County Sheriff's Office said on a Facebook post.


Ex-Pistons venue, the Palace, taken down

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) One of Michigan's most beloved sports and entertainment venues was turned into rubble on Saturday with a series of controlled explosions.

The shell and roof of the Palace of Auburn Hills, which was home to three championship Detroit Pistons teams and three Detroit Shock teams and played host to some of the world's biggest musical acts during its nearly 30-year run, crumbled to the ground following a series explosive pops. The rest of the arena had already been removed.


Popovich, 71, ready for NBA restart

Gregg Popovich fondly remembers his freshman year at the United States Air Force Academy, even though as a first-year cadet he was extremely limited in where he could go and what activities were allowed.

Lockdown at Walt Disney World, he said, reminded him of those days.


Popovich keeping eye on Japan, Olympics

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Teams had tough travel party decisions

The 22 teams participating in the NBA restart were all at the Disney campus together for the first time Friday.

None of them, however, made it to the Orlando, Florida, area with their usual travel party.


Court doc.: $400K paid to Zion's family

The legal fight over NBA rookie Zion Williamson’s endorsement potential now includes an allegation that his family received $400,000 from a marketing agency before his lone season for Duke.

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