Air Force brings back Joe Scott as men’s basketball coach

“He is the perfect person to re-energize our men’s basketball program,” director of athletics Nathan Pine said in a statement Tuesday. “Joe is a person of strong character and a leader who will continue to represent our core values at Air Force. He is also a championship-caliber coach who understands the Academy, what we stand […]

March Madness without fans? NCAA considers empty arenas for basketball tournaments amid coronavirus fears as college teams cancel trips to hotspot Seattle and NHL bans work trips overseas for league employees

‘We barred all travel outside of North America for business purposes,’ Bettman said on the final day of general managers’ meetings. ‘People at a personal level or people in their households are still free to do what they want to do. If you go to a place that’s on the list of countries that have […]

NBA, union negotiating player-pay plan

The report also stated that if there is no plan in place by April 15, players will receive their full game checks, but they would have to pay the money back later should games be canceled, with the amount owed determined by a formula based on each player’s team and his own salary.

WNBA postpones start of season due to coronavirus

“While the league continues to use this time to conduct scenario-planning regarding new start dates and innovative formats, our guiding principle will continue to be the health and safety of the players, fans and employees,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a news release.

Olympics: Zion on the ‘Dream Team’? Athletes confused over qualifying for Games

American marathoner Des Linden is a two-time Olympian who finished fourth in the U.S. trials in Atlanta in February, narrowly missing out on Tokyo selection. She was adamant that the results should stand even though a redo would give her another shot at a Tokyo ticket.

Friday’s Sports In Brief

The money will be in addition to $400 weekly allowances being paid to all minor leaguers through May 31 by Major League Baseball. Players can receive $5,000 if they have at least one day of major league service. The amount increases to $7,500 for one year of service, $15,000 for two, $25,000 for three and […]

Spartan Guard Accused Of Sexual Assault

ESPN, citing police records and an unidentified source, said Washington pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in 2018 — under a provision allowing offenders to plead guilty without a court entering a judgment of conviction. A female student reported that Washington forcibly groped her on Aug. 29, 2017, according to ESPN.

Kobe Bryant ‘to be posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame with rivals Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett’ following his fatal helicopter crash

He jumped straight from a Philadelphia high school to the NBA Draft at 17, forgoing college at a time when predominant wisdom dictated that prospects develop their game at the NCAA level. And although he couldn’t even vote when his NBA career began in 1996, he refused to kowtow to his veteran teammates, famously feuding […]

NBA focused on figuring out plan for possible canceled season, report says

It is far too early to say anything definitively at the moment. For now, the league and union are attempting to negotiate a pay-reduction that splits the burden of lost revenue fairly between the league and its players. For the rest of this season and next season to be viable, the two sides will have […]

The Physics of an Elephant-Powered Slam Dunk

This is the trajectory for the whole thing, including the end where he bounces off the hay bale and flips over. But just looking at the middle of the plot—yes, it does indeed look like a parabola. The program fit a quadratic equation to the data for me, and you can see from the solid […]