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    ESPN’s Doris Burke now symptom-free after positive COVID-19 test

    ESPN NBA analyst Doris Burke has received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 but says she is 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 that she was tested March 17 but did not find out until eight days later, on Wednesday, that she had a positive diagnosis. The delay gave Burke time to process that she could be positive for the virus, she said. ESPN NBA Analyst Doris Burke joins The Woj Pod to reveal that she has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, including details of her…

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    Stephon Marbury trying to get masks from China for N.Y.

    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 supplier in China to sell the masks for $2.75 each, nearly two-thirds less than their standard price tag. “At the end of the day, I am from Brooklyn,” Marbury told the Post from Beijing, where he coaches the Chinese Basketball Association’s Royal Fighters. “This is something that is close and dear to my heart as far as being…

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    Knicks owner James Dolan tests positive for coronavirus

    NEW YORK — James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, has tested positive for the coronavirus, his NBA team said in a statement Saturday night. The Knicks said that Dolan, 64, is experiencing “little to no symptoms” and is self-isolating. He is the first U.S. major pro sports owner known to have tested positive for the virus. 1 Related New York has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. As of Saturday afternoon, there were more than 52,000 cases in New York state, government officials said. About 7,300 people were in New York hospitals Saturday, including about 1,800 in intensive…

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    Ex-NBA guard O.J. Mayo poised to join Chinese league powerhouse

    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 since entered a 14-day quarantine, as mandated by government medical officials. After the quarantine, Mayo will need to get medical clearance and have additional league paperwork approved before officially registering to play, the team said. The team said it was looking for a third import as early as the start of the Lunar New…

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    Bridges leads Suns to victory in first NBA 2K game broadcast on radio

    Mikal Bridges pulled through in the clutch, leading his squad to 27 points in the fourth quarter as the Phoenix Suns‘ NBA 2K team scored a 75-64 victory Friday over the Philadelphia 76ers. “I don’t even know how to play this game,” Sixers player Matisse Thybulle joked. “I’ve been playing the last 48 [hours],” Bridges said. Perhaps that extra bit of practice was all the difference. Read more: Rhys Hoskins leads Phillies to MLB The Show win | Simulations fill the void with sports on hold The twist is that Philly native Bridges was controlling his Suns, while Thybulle, from the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona, took charge of his…

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    The NBA is pulling for beloved Pistons scout Maury Hanks

    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 remembers a cantankerous, caustic Maury Hanks walking back into the gymnasium, voice booming, busting chops and chasing stardust. “The ultimate survivor,” said longtime friend Scott Howard, a scout with the Denver Nuggets. Across the NBA, they’re hoping Hanks, 62, has one more great escape left in him. Hanks has contracted the coronavirus and taken a terrible turn. He…

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    Dwane Casey describes how the Pistons confronted the coronavirus

    Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey was pacing the sideline, barking at the officials, down double digits early in the fourth quarter of a March 11 game against the Philadelphia 76ers and trying to find a way to scratch back in it. That’s when Jim Scholler, the team’s athletic trainer, suddenly sprung up from the bench. Scholler strode toward Casey in the middle of the action and yanked on the coach’s sleeve. “You gotta take Sekou out of the game,” Scholler said urgently. “What the hell are you talking about?” Casey responded. “I just put his ass in the game!” “I know,” Scholler responded, “but Rudy Gobert just tested positive for…

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    Thunder’s Danilo Gallinari helping fund COVID-19 test kits, protective equipment

    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. The focus will be providing for high-risk individuals such as health care workers, first responders, people over 65 and those who are immunocompromised. Gallinari provided funding for items that will be used next week. “There is a need, and so people in my position, if we can help, if I can help, it’s something that I feel that I want to do and I need to do,” Gallinari told ESPN by phone Friday. “It was…

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    ESPN NBA Analyst Doris Burke

    ESPN NBA Analyst Doris Burke ESPN NBA Analyst Doris Burke joins The Woj Pod to reveal that she has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, including details of her symptoms, her hospital testing experience and her recovery process. In opening up, she is hopeful to make more people aware of the importance of social distancing and other important measures being taken to try and combat the pandemic. Download » Archive » Apple Podcasts » Source link

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    Celtics Brad Stevens says Marcus Smart doing ‘great’ dealing with COVID-19

    1:08 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that guard Marcus Smart is doing “great” in the wake of testing positive for COVID-19 last week. “Great. He’s great. Great spirits. Joking as always,” Stevens said Friday morning on a conference call with local media. “We had a Zoom with the team, told the team we were going to give them their own space to hang out and have fun — and he told us to get off. “So he’s great.” Stevens and the Celtics were in Milwaukee on Wednesday, March 11, preparing to play the Bucks the next night — in front of no fans — when…