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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, and forward Anthony Davis wear masks and watch teammates play during the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles on December 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
NBA Strengthens Protocols in Attempt to Stop Outbreaks

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here to subscribe to the SportsTravel Newsletter. Thursday, January 14 BASKETBALL: NBA Strengthens COVID Protocols in Attempt to Stop Outbreaks The NBA, which less […]

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How Masters Basketball Can Be a Senior’s Way to Travel the World

Founded in 1991 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Federation of International Masters Basketball has brilliantly delivered on its corporate mantra, “Add years to your life by adding life to your years. Play FIMBA basketball” while satisfying two passions for older athletes — sports and travel. By organizing global masters’ basketball tournaments, FIMBA has emerged as […]

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Ferris State's Peter Firlik drives against Northern State's Ian Smith during the first half of the NCAA Division II men's college basketball championship game on March 24, 2018, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (AP Photo/Dave Eggen)

NCAA Opens Bonus Bidding Opportunities for Destinations

Destinations will be able to bid on NCAA championship events that have never before been open for bidding. For the first time this winter, the NCAA will have predetermined hosts for the preliminary rounds in the Division II men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, Division III men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and Division III men’s and women’s […]

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On December 2, the No. 8-ranked Michigan State basketball team traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to play No. 6-ranked Duke at fan-less Cameron Indoor. Winless in his previous three games at Duke while coaching Michigan State, Tom Izzo and the Spartans came away with a 75-69 victory. Even though the venue was devoid of the […]

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Phil Cook Named WNBA Chief Marketing Officer

Phil Cook, who has two decades of sports marketing experience including at Nike, will be the first chief marketing officer in WNBA history. Cook recently was the leader of Nike’s Global Basketball Brand, which worked to drive revenue and introduced female athletes into marketing campaigns. With the WNBA, Cook will be responsible for developing league […]

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Lucas Oil Stadium will host the 2021 NCAA Final Four. But the city of Indianapolis is negotiation to host the entire tournament. (Photo: Visit Indy)

Cities Adjust as NCAA Calls
For Bubble-Like Basketball Tournament

The news that the NCAA will attempt to host its Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in one city was a tough blow for the 13 destinations that were looking to host opening and regional rounds. But as top collegiate officials continue their negotiations with Indianapolis to potentially host all rounds in a “controlled” bubble-like environment, […]

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WNBA, Twitter Renew Streaming Partnership for Regular Season

Twitter will stream 10 live regular-season WNBA games during the 2020 season as part of an extension of its partnership with the league, marking the fourth consecutive year that WNBA games will be available on the platform. The WNBA will stream a unique broadcast on Twitter hosted by alternative commentators that will include integration of […]

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Big 12 Basketball Tournament Staying in Kansas City

The Big 12 Conference has announced a one-year extension through 2025 with the city of Kansas City, Missouri, to serve as the host site for the Phillips 66 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. Kansas City was the initial host of both championships from 1997–2002, and again in 2005, 2008 and 2010–2012. The men’s postseason event […]

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Four Cities Named as Potential 2025, 2026 Women’s Final Four Hosts

Four cities have been named finalists to host the 2025 or 2026 NCAA Women’s Final Four, including two cities that have hosted before and two that have not. The two championships will be staged in either Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena); Phoenix (Talking Stick Resort Arena); Portland, Oregon (Moda Center); or Tampa, Florida (Amalie Arena). “The […]

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