NBA fines Kyrie Irving for violating Heath and Safety Protocols

from the NBA: NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $50,000 for violating the league’s Health and Safety Protocols, which among other things prohibit attending indoor social gatherings of 15 or more people or entering bars, lounges, clubs or similar establishments, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations. The violation occurred when he attended a private indoor party last weekend. Irving will forfeit salary for any games he misses due to his five-day quarantine period, which will allow him to return to team activities…

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Saturday’s Suns and Pacers game postponed

From the nba: NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association game scheduled for Sat., Jan. 16 between the Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns at Phoenix Suns Arena has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Suns, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with Saturday’s game against the Pacers.

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James Harden not with team

from ESPN: The Houston Rockets are planning to keep James Harden away from the team until they can complete a trade involving the unhappy star, sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski. Houston’s front office is currently weighing the best final trade offers from the Brooklyn Netsand Philadelphia 76ers, sources told Shelburne and Wojnarowski. Rockets coach Stephen Silas told reporters that Harden would not be at Wednesday’s practice, one day after the former league MVP said the team is “just not good enough” following a blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. “We felt that it…

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Howard Athletics mourning the death of announcer Tony Lee

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 11, 2021 – The Howard University Department of Athletics mourns the loss of an important member of its support staff with the recent passing of Anthony “Tony” Lee, who died Monday, Jan.4, due to COVID-19 complications. Lee was the official voice of Bison Athletics, serving as public address (PA) announcer for the past two years following the death of former legendary PA announcer Shellie Bower, Jr., who died in December 2018. Lee stepped in and quickly established himself as the new…

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Otto Porter out against Clippers with back injury

From Scott Polacek of B/R: The Chicago Bulls will be without forward Otto Porter Jr. for Sunday’s game against the L.A. Clippers. Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reported the news, noting Porter is dealing with a back injury. Porter played six minutes in Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers before exiting with the injury. The Georgetown product has appeared in 10 games this season and is averaging 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists a night while shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from three-point range. Injuries have been an issue for Porter of…

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January 9, 2021 2021 SWAC men’s basketball recap

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: SWAC Men’s Basketball Final Scores Saturday, January 9Alabama A&M, Mississippi Valley State- PostponedUAPB 91, Alabama State 82 – Box Score I RecapAlcorn State, Jackson State- PostponedSouthern 61, Grambling State 55- Box Score I Recap About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams. Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and…

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January 9,2021 SWAC women’s basketball recap

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: SWAC Women’s Basketball Final Scores Saturday, January 9Alabama A&M 65, Mississippi Valley State 41- Box Score I RecapAlabama State 87, UAPB 79- Box Score I RecapJackson State 66, Alcorn State 31- Box Score I RecapGrambling State 67, Southern 64- Box Score I Recap  About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams. Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf,…

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January 9,2021 MEAC women’s basketball recap

from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: North Carolina A&T State 78, South Carolina State 39Drexel 70, Delaware State 47 North Carolina A&T State 78, South Carolina State 39 ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Four Aggies scored in double figures, and another recorded her first career double-double as the North Carolina A&T State women’s basketball team defeated South Carolina State 78-39 in both teams’ MEAC opener played at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center on Saturday.  The same two teams will play again on Sunday at S-H-M Memorial, starting at 4 p.m.  Sophomore guard Jada Smith finished with 10…

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Troy Baxter’s strong game leads Morgan State over Norfolk State, 78-74

Courtesy of Morgan State Athletic Communications Box Score NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 9, 2021 – Senior standout Troy Baxter helped the Morgan State’s basketball team make a statement Saturday on the road for its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opener, defeating Norfolk State 78-74. Baxter scored a game-high 24 points and got the Bears going early as he had 11 of the team’s first 13 points. The 6-foot-9 sharpshooter scored off the dribble, behind the arc and had a couple of sensational dunks to give the Bears an excellent start. Morgan State (5-2) grabbed its first…

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Howard University Men’s Basketball pauses all activities

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 8, 2020 — The Howard men’s basketball program has paused all activities due to positive COVID-19 test results among “Tier 1” personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, medical staff, equipment staff, gameday operators and officials.  The team will remain in quarantine and will not return to basketball activities until cleared pursuant to CDC and Howard University protocols. This weekend’s scheduled games with Delaware State have been postponed.  Howard University places the safety of our student-athletes first and foremost. We will continue to conduct…

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