How to Watch 'American Idol' 2020 Premiere: Live Stream, Auditions, Airtime and More Show Info

Posted: 16 Feb 2020 10:07 AM PST

The search is officially on for the next American Idol. The music competition series will premiere its new season Sunday on ABC.

The premiere marks the reality competition's 18th season overall, but it is only its third season airing on ABC. The show—created by former American Idol judge Simon Cowell—originally debuted on Fox in the summer of 2002. ABC acquired the rights to the program in 2017, during which time it began airing in the winter and was expanded to include more judges and an in-house mentor.

Read on for all the info on the season premiere below.

When does American Idol air?

Season 18 will premiere Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

Can American Idol be live streamed?

Viewers can stream the show on any smart device via ABC's website or app, but they will need a cable provider login to access the stream. Hulu subscribers with Plus Live services can watch the show in real time, as can those with YouTube TV.

Who are the 2020 judges?

Singers Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan are back as judges on the new season. Bobby Bones returns in a mentor capacity and will work with the incoming contestants. Of course, Ryan Seacrest, an executive producer of the show, will be on hand as American Idol host, a position he's held since the competition first debuted 18 years ago.

When does voting start?

Viewers have a few weeks to go before voting begins. First on the American Idol roster are the auditions. To find the next lucky artist, judges will travel across the country and hold auditions in cities including Savannah, Georgia; Washington, D.C.; Sunriver, Oregon; Milwaukee; and Los Angeles.

Once judges hand out the golden tickets that send their chosen contestants to Hollywood, viewers' voting will begin to determine the top 10 singers who move on to the live shows. Then each week viewers will choose who they want to move on to the next round of live competitions by voting online, through the American Idol app or via text.

Who won American Idol last year?

The 2019 winner was Louisiana native Laine Hardy. The 19-year-old released his debut single, "Flame," immediately after winning the champion title and has since relocated to Nashville to begin work on his first studio album.

Hardy told country music website Boot that he started recording songs with Michael Knox, a country music producer who's worked with the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean and Idol judge Bryan. A release date for Hardy's debut album has not yet been disclosed.

2020 girls basketball district pairings and schedule for Bay City area

Posted: 16 Feb 2020 10:04 AM PST

BAY CITY, MI -- There is a new twist to the postseason and high school girls basketball teams are getting their first glimpse of how it turned out. For the first time, teams were ranked by a point system based on regular season results through Feb. 15.

The top two teams in each district were then placed in opposite ends of the tournament draw, assuring that they could not meet prior to the district title game. The remainder of the draw remains random. Here is a look at district pairings and schedules for tournament involving the 28 teams in the MLive Bay City coverage area.





At Midland Dow

Monday, March 2

6 p.m. -- No. 1 Midland Dow vs. Bay City Central

Wednesday, March 4

5:30 p.m. -- Mount Pleasant vs. Dow/Central

7 p.m. -- No. 2 Midland vs. Bay City Western

Friday, March 6

6 p.m. – Championship

Winner advances to Mount Pleasant regional


At Gladwin

Monday, March 2

6:30 p.m. -- No. 1 Standish-Sterling vs. Gladwin

Wednesday, March 4

6 p.m. -- Remus Chippewa Hills vs. Gladwin/Standish-Sterling

7:30 p.m. -- No. 2 Clare vs. Ogemaw Heights

Friday, March 6

6:30 p.m. -- Championship

Winner advances to Gaylord regional

At Carrollton

Monday, March 2

6 p.m. -- No. 2 John Glenn vs. Essexville Garber

7:30 p.m. -- No. 1 Freeland vs. Midland Bullock Creek

Wednesday, March 4

6 p.m. -- Saginaw Swan Valley vs. Glenn/Garber

7:30 p.m. -- Carrollton vs. Bullock Creek/Freeland

Friday, March 6

7 p.m. -- Championship

Winner advances to Owosso regional

At Clio

Monday, March 2

5 p.m. -- No. 2 Caro vs. Bridgeport

7 p.m. -- No. 1 Frankenmuth vs. Clio

Wednesday, March 4

5 p.m. -- Saginaw Arthur Hill vs. Caro/Bridgeport

7 p.m. -- Birch Run vs. Clio/Frankenmuth

Friday, March 6

7 p.m. -- Championship

Winner advances to Owosso regional


At Whittemore-Prescott

Monday, March 2

6 p.m. -- No. 1 Oscoda vs. Rogers City

Wednesday, March 4

6 p.m. -- Whittemore-Prescott vs. Rogers City/Oscoda

7:30 p.m. -- No. 2 Lincoln Alcona vs. Tawas

Friday, March 6

7 p.m. -- Championship

Winner advances to Sault Ste. Marie regional

At Lake City

Monday, March 2

6 p.m. -- No. 1 Manton vs. Houghton Lake

Wednesday, March 4

6 p.m. -- Roscommon vs. Houghton Lake/Manton

7:30 p.m. -- No. 2 Lake City vs. McBain

Friday, March 6

7 p.m. -- Championship

Winner advances to Grayling regional

At Beaverton

Monday, March 2

7 p.m. -- No. 1 Pinconning vs. Beaverton

Wednesday, March 4

6 p.m. -- Sanford Meridian vs. Beaverton/Pinconning

7:30 p.m. -- No. 2 Harrison vs. Farwell

Friday, March 6

7 p.m. -- Championship

Winner advances to Grayling regional

At Vassar

Monday, March 2

7:30 p.m. – St. Charles at Saginaw Valley Lutheran

7:30 p.m. – Montrose at No. 2 Reese

7:30 p.m. – New Lothrop at Vassar

Wednesday, March 4

6 p.m. -- Valley Lutheran/St. Charles vs. Reese/Montrose

7:30 p.m. -- No. 1 Hemlock vs. Vassar/New Lothrop

Friday, March 6

7:30 p.m. -- Championship

Winner advances to Unionville-Sebewaing regional

At Bad Axe

Monday, March 2

7 p.m. -- No. 1 Harbor Beach vs. Cass City

Wednesday, March 4

6 p.m. -- No. 2 Bad Axe vs. Laker

7:30 p.m. -- Unionville-Sebewaing vs. Cass City/Harbor Beach

Friday, March 6

7 p.m. -- Championship

Winner advances to Unionville-Sebewaing regional


At Au Gres

Monday, March 2

6 p.m. -- No. 2 Mio vs. Au Gres

7:30 p.m. -- No. 1 Fairview vs. Hale

Wednesday, March 4

6 p.m. -- St. Helen Heston vs. Mio/Au Gres

7:30 p.m. -- Atlanta vs. Fairview/Hale

Friday, March 6

7 p.m. -- Championship

Winner advances to Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart regional

At Merrill

Monday, March 2

6 p.m. -- No. 2 Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary vs. Merrill

7:30 p.m. -- No. 1 Saginaw Nouvel vs. Midland Calvary Baptist

Wednesday, March 4

6 p.m. -- Saginaw Arts and Sciences vs. MLS/Merrill

7:30 p.m. -- Bay City All Saints vs. Nouvel/Calvary Baptist

Friday, March 6

7 p.m. -- Championship

Winner advances to Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart regional

At Kingston

Monday, March 2

7 p.m. – Mayville at Kinde North Huron

7 p.m. – Akron-Fairgrove at No. 2 Ubly

7 p.m. – Caseville at Owendale-Gagetown

Wednesday, March 4

6 p.m. -- North Huron/Mayville vs. Ubly/Akron-Fairgrove

7:30 p.m. -- No. 1 Kingston vs. Owendale-Gagetown/Caseville

Friday, March 6

7 p.m. – Championship

Winner advances to Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart regional

NJSIAA Group Wrestling Championships: LIVE VIDEO, results, recaps, photos & more, 2020

Posted: 16 Feb 2020 09:27 AM PST

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    2-Kingsway 37, 3-Brick Memorial 35


    1-West Essex 35, 4-Delsea 32

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  • Iran’s president: Trump doesn’t want war ahead of 2020 vote

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 09:20 AM PST

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) —

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn't believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection bid.

    Rouhani said that Trump knows that war with Iran will "ruin" his chances of winning the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

    The Iranian leader added that war would be harmful to U.S. interests and those of its regional allies, as well as Iran.

    "I think the Americans aren't after war since they know what harm it could do them," said Rouhani in a news conference.

    He said that Persian Gulf nations like the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar stood a lot to lose if conflict between Iran and the U.S. turns to war.

    Tehran and Washington came close to an open conflict in January, when a U.S. drone strike killed Iran's top general, Qasem Soleimani, outside Baghdad. Iran retaliated with missile strikes on a base housing U.S. troops in Iraq.

    Tensions have been escalating steadily since Trump pulled the U.S. out of Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, and reimposed crippling sanctions on Iran.

    Rouhani reiterated that the U.S. should rejoin the nuclear deal if it wants to return to negotiations.

    "We will finally get the enemy to sit at the negotiating table some day, like before," said Rouhani, referring to the U.S.

    Rouhani also encouraged Iranians to turnout in large numbers for parliamentary elections on Friday, as a show of defiance against the U.S.

    "Americans will not be happy with a high-turnout,"he said. "Surely they will be happy with a low-turnout election."

    Iran's parliamentary elections are seen as a test of the popularity of Rouhani's relatively moderate and pro-reform bloc led. His government, however, has mostly struggled to deliver on campaign promises to improve people's lives as Iran's economy buckles under the weight of U.S. sanctions.

    Iranian authorities have also barred thousands of parliamentary candidates from running, mainly reformists and moderates.

    Friday's elections could strengthen the hand of Iranian hard-liners, who champion confronting the West.

    10 players Detroit Lions could target in Round 2 of 2020 NFL draft

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 09:13 AM PST

    Former Detroit Lions wide receiver and CBS and NFL Network analyst Nate Burleson speaks to the media on radio row at Super Bowl 54 in Miami. Detroit Free Press

    If the Detroit Lions hold onto the No. 3 pick in April's draft, their choices seem obvious.

    Ohio State defensive end Chase Young is a run-your-card-to-the-podium pick if he's there. He's the best defensive player in the draft, one of the best pass-rush prospects to come out of college in a decade and exactly the type of game-changing talent the Lions need for their defense.

    If he's not, and if the Lions don't want to go the Tua Tagovailoa route — and there's no evidence yet to suggest they do — they'll be picking from one of three prospects, in all likelihood: Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah, Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown and Clemson hybrid Isaiah Simmons.

    Maybe South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw works his way into the discussion; he had a killer Senior Bowl week and is nearly on par with Brown as a prospect.

    But that's it. That's the group of game-wreckers the Lions will have their eyes on early in Round 1.

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    If the Lions don't spend the No. 3 pick on Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown, shown here sacking then-Purdue QB David Blough in the 2018 Music Bowl, they'll need to address the interior of their defensive line somewhere in the draft. (Photo: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

    None of those players' stock will fluctuate much between now and the draft. They're all virtual locks to go in the top half of the first round, and they'd all look dreamy in a Lions uniform.

    But what about Round 2? And what about any potential late first-round pick the Lions acquire in a trade down (like, say, No. 26 from the Miami Dolphins)?

    Whether the Lions are "two really good players away" from being one of the better teams in the NFC, like ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky suggests, or whether they need a much greater influx of talent, they can't afford to miss on whatever top-40 picks they end up with in the draft.

    With the NFL combine just over a week away, here's a look at 10 prospects who should interest the Lions beyond the top five.

    CB C.J. Henderson, Florida

    I think Henderson emerges as the second-best corner in the draft, and I don't see much chance he makes it to No. 35, the Lions' current second-round pick. But teams are funny about drafting cornerbacks sometime — a fit for one team isn't always a fit for another — and Henderson could be there at No. 26 (that trade with the Dolphins again) or if the Lions were to make a move up. If they don't take Okudah with their first pick, they still have a need at cornerback and Henderson bears no resemblance to the last Florida cornerback the Lions drafted, Teez Tabor.

    WR Jalen Reagor, TCU

    TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver Jalen Reagor stiff-arms Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions defensive back Martevious Washington (23) during the first quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium. (Photo: Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports)

    Like Henderson, I had Reagor going in the first round of my first mock draft, but the wide receiver position is so loaded this year that he could be available early in Round 2. Reagor is a big-time playmaker who would complement Kenny Golladay nicely with his deep speed. Marvin Jones has just one more year left on his contract, so the Lions need to plan for the future with a player who also can contribute at the position now.

    DT Ross Blacklock, TCU

    There are two good interior defensive line prospects at the top of the draft in Brown and Kinlaw, and a couple above-average ones that could go late in the first round or early on Day 2, such as Blacklock. Blacklock missed the 2018 season with a torn Achilles, but he rebounded with a strong showing in 2019. He can play all over the defensive line, which means he'll interest the Lions.

    OL Cesar Ruiz, Michigan

    Why not replace one ex-Michigan interior lineman (Graham Glasgow) with another? Glasgow is likely headed elsewhere in free agency as the Lions don't seem to want to pay market price to keep him around. Ruiz was rated the top pass-blocking center in college football by Pro Football Focus, and his versatility to play guard and center could interest the Lions. Wisconsin's Tyler Biadasz would be another interior line possibility.

    More on the draft:

    Why I have Detroit Lions taking Ohio State's Jeff Okudah in 2020 NFL draft

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    DE Bradlee Anae, Utah

    Anae crushed the Senior Bowl, and did it while playing for Lions coach Matt Patricia on the North team. He had three sacks and was praised by Patricia for having "a great gift" to rush the passer. Anae graduated as Utah's all-time sack leader and would immediately help the Lions generate more pressure on quarterbacks, something they struggled with last season.

    LB Zack Baun, Wisconsin

    Nov 17, 2018; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue tackle Eric Swingler (60) blocks against Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Zach Baun (56) in the first half at Ross-Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

    Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy called Baun one of college football's best dual-threat linebackers last season, equally adept rushing the passer and dropping into coverage. He'd fill Devon Kennard's role on the Lions, though Kennard has one year left on his contract.

    RB J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State

    The Lions are a good running game away from having one of the deadliest offenses in the NFL. Kerryon Johnson has looked good at times, but injuries are an issue. Bo Scarbrough ran hard in the second half of the year, but is considered one-dimensional. Dobbins is an effective outside zone runner with good pass-catching skills who'd give the Lions a big-play threat in the backfield.

    OLB Terrell Lewis, Alabama

    I debated whether to put Lewis on this list or not. On sheer talent, he belongs in the first round. If he goes lower, it'll be because of health concerns after he suffered season-ending elbow and knee injuries at Alabama. Lewis is one of the best-looking players in the draft with a monster frame and speed off the edge. He could play outside linebacker or defensive end, and, like Baun and Anae, he would immediately upgrade the Lions' pass rush.

    QB Jordan Love, Utah State

    I don't see the Lions taking a quarterback high in the draft, and if they're going to pass on Tagovailoa at No. 3, it doesn't make sense to take a lesser passer with a still-important top-40 pick. But the Lions worked with Love at the Senior Bowl, where offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he excelled at picking up the terminology. They do need to solidify their backup quarterback spot, so you can't rule Love out.

    CB Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State

    We started this list off with a cornerback, and we'll end with one, too. The Lions need help at the position somewhere in the draft, and that need will be amplified if they trade Darius Slay. Dantzler has good size (6-2), excelled in the SEC and he played in college for Terrell Buckley, who spent two of his 14 NFL seasons playing for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.

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    Terrell Lewis said at the 2020 Senior Bowl he'd be a "top-5 pick" if he hadn't suffered an injury at Alabama. Detroit Free Press

    How many games will the New York Mets win in 2020?

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 08:50 AM PST

    Jess Root, Sportsbook Wire Published 7:44 a.m. CT Feb. 16, 2020

    The New York Mets finished 2019 going 86-76 in a competitive National League East, finishing third in the division. They made two managerial changes this offseason beginning with the dismissal of Mickey Callaway after two seasons. They initially hired Carlos Beltrán, but then his involvement with the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal as a player led to his dismissal before managing a single game. Now their manager is Luis Rojas, and the team looks forward to 2020.

    Today, we focus on the Mets' 2020 regular season win totals and World Series odds. Do the Mets have what it takes? Let's analyze:

    Mets' 2019 wins

    The Mets had a good 2019 season, winning 86 games, but they played in a very competitive division. They ended up in third place in the division behind the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals. The Mets finished three games behind the final wild-card spot and likely would have been in the postseason had their closer not suffered a second-half meltdown. First baseman Pete Alonso was the star of the season, hitting 53 home runs.

    Mets offseason

    New York bolstered its pitching staff in the offseason, adding Michael Wacha and Rick Porcello but lost Zack Wheeler to the Philadelphia Phillies. They might have one of the deepest rotations in baseball.

    In the bullpen, they added four-time All-Star Dellin Betances. The closer job is still unsettled. They also added outfielder Jake Marisnick.

    The biggest change was at manager. Rojas is well respected in the game and has strong bloodlines, but this is his first managerial post in the majors.

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    Mets' odds to win NL East division

    New York, who finished third in 2019 in the NL East, has the second-longest odds to win the division. They are currently a +330, while the Braves are +190, the world-champion Washington Nationals are +250 and the Phillies are +310.

    Odds via BetMGM ; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Lines last updated at Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET.

    Mets' World Series odds

    The Mets are given the 10th-best odds to win the World Series this year, at +2000. The clear favorites are the New York Yankees at +350, the Los Angeles Dodgers at +400 and Houston Astros at +550.

    How many games will the Mets win in 2020?

    The Mets' win total is set at 86.5 wins. They won 86 games in 2019. They have a first-year manager and largely the same starting lineup. They bolstered the bullpen and added depth to the pitching staff. However, they should have won more games, as they had problems closing games. They still play in a very competitive division. Because of that, they will be close, but the best bet is to go with the UNDER (-110).

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    Who won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 2020? Full results & highlights from All-Star weekend

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 08:41 AM PST

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    The 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest featured several 50s and a controversial ending.

    Finalists Aaron Gordon and Derrick Jones Jr. went back and forth through two rounds Saturday night, and matching scores forced the leapers into a dunk-off. Jones scored a 48 with high-flying windmill on his second overtime attempt, and Gordon answered with a rim-rocking jam over Celtics center Tacko Fall.

    Unfortunately for Gordon, the judges awarded him a 47, and the United Center crowd loudly voiced its displeasure with Jones' victory. Gordon had scored only 50s up to that point, but he walked away from another Slam Dunk Contest as a runner-up.

    If you missed any of the action, check out the best highlights from the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest below.

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    NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2020 updates, highlights

    (All times Eastern)

    10:35 p.m. — OK, Aaron Gordon got robbed. The man jumped over Tacko Fall and somehow lost to Derrick Jones Jr. by one point.

    A controversial 48-47 ending, but Jones is the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest champion.

    10:27 p.m. — Another round, please. Two more 50s for Jones and Gordon.

    10:24 p.m. — This is incredible. Aaron Gordon electrifies the crowd and sends it to overtime. Let this go on forever.

    10:22 p.m. — OH MY. You already know the score. Derrick Jones Jr. is putting on a show.

    10:20 p.m. — You get a 50! And you get a 50! Aaron Gordon doesn't know how to do anything else.​

    10:15 p.m. — Derrick Jones Jr. sets a high bar by going through the legs over two people. Easy 50.

    10:13 p.m. — Another 50 for Aaron Gordon. Three nasty dunks in a row, but Pat Connaughton is eliminated. Bummer.

    It's Gordon vs. Jones in the final round.

    10:10 p.m. — OK, Derrick Jones Jr. is a master of the dark arts. That's the only way to explain this.​

    10:07 p.m. — Wow. Pat Connaughton, you deserve that 50. A jump over Giannis Antetokounmpo and a tap on the backboard? Ridiculous.

    10:05 p.m. — And we have a Superman sighting. Dwight Howard brings the cape back out, but he falls one point short of a perfect score. Chadwick Boseman awarded the only nine.

    10 p.m. — There's a 50. Aaron Gordon is coming for the title.

    9:55 p.m. — First-timer Pat Connaughton goes full "White Men Can't Jump" on his way to a 45. Brewers star Christian Yelich earns the assist.

    9:50 p.m. — Derrick Jones Jr. celebrates his birthday, then leaps for a 46. That was clean.

    9:45 p.m. — And here we go. Lakers center Dwight Howard throws down his second attempt but doesn't get much of a reaction from the crowd. Only a 41 from the judges.

    9:30 p.m. — Buddy Hield wins the 3-point Contest on his final money ball. That was fun. The Slam Dunk Contest is coming up next.

    9:15 p.m. — A throwback to get you mentally prepared. Just some classic Michael Jordan.

    8:50 p.m. — Could we see a Heat sweep? One competition down, two to go.

    8:30 p.m. — As for the first Saturday night event, Heat star Bam Adebayo walks away with the Skills Challenge trophy.

    8:15 p.m. — Time to place your bets, folks. Who ya got?

    NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2020 participants Player Team Pos. Height Pat Connaughton Bucks Guard 6-5 Aaron Gordon Magic Forward 6-8 Dwight Howard Lakers Center 6-10 Derrick Jones Jr. Heat Forward 6-6

    Hot New Playthings On Their Way To Toy Fair 2020 At Javits Center

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 08:31 AM PST

    Duration: 04:44 1 hr ago

    The Javits Center will transform into toy land as this year's Toy Fair takes over from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25, 2020. Parenting and lifestyle expert Amanda Mushro shares a sneak peek with CBS2's Hazel Sanchez and Cindy Hsu.

    Who won the NBA 3-point Contest in 2020? Full results & highlights from All-Star weekend

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 08:29 AM PST

    Buddy Hield et al. on a court © Provided by Sporting News

    The 2020 NBA 3-point Contest came down to the final shot, and Buddy Hield drained it.

    After Suns star Devin Booker set the high score in the final round with 26, the Kings guard stepped onto the United Center floor and beat Booker by one point with a swish on his last money ball. Booker couldn't help but smile as he saw the trophy slip from his hands.

    "As a shooter, this is on your bucket list," Hield told reporters Saturday night. "You have to come in, and you want to win a 3-point shootout. With a stacked field like that, it makes it even better. Pressure is on, and you've got to show up."

    If you missed any of the action, check out the best highlights from the 2020 NBA 3-point Contest below.

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    NBA 3-point Contest updates, highlights 2020

    (All times Eastern)

    9:25 p.m. —​ A walk-off 3-pointer! Buddy Hield drains his final money ball! He is your 2020 3-point Contest champion.

    9:20 p.m. — A solid 22 for Davis Bertans to kick off the final round, but Devin Booker answers with 26. Can Buddy Hield hit 27 to win the contest?

    9:15 p.m. — We're burning down the nets now. Buddy Hield racks up 27 points, and Davis Bertans follows with 26. ​The hometown kid Zach LaVine (23) and returning champion Joe Harris (22) finish with respectable scores but fail to advance to the next round.

    Your final three: Bertans, Booker and Hield.

    9:05 p.m. — Duncan Robinson starts with 19, but Devin Booker outshines everyone with a new high score of 27.​

    8:55 p.m. — Trae Young opens ​the 3-point Contest with a score of 15. Not a great round for the All-Star starter. Devonte' Graham follows with 18, including the first "MTN DEW Zone" make in NBA history. What an accomplishment!

    8:50 p.m. — Could we see a Heat sweep? One competition down, two to go.

    8:30 p.m. — As for the first Saturday night event, Heat star Bam Adebayo walks away with the Skills Challenge trophy.

    8:15 p.m. — Meet your 3-point crew ...

    NBA 3-point Contest participants Player Team Davis Bertans Wizards Devin Booker* Suns Devonte' Graham Hornets Joe Harris Nets Buddy Hield Kings Zach LaVine Bulls Damian Lillard* Trail Blazers Duncan Robinson Heat Trae Young Hawks

    *Booker named injury replacement for Lillard

    What time is the 2020 NBA All-Star game? TV channel & how to watch live stream online

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 07:53 AM PST

    NBA All-Star weekend 2020 concludes Sunday with the annual exhibition Sunday night from Chicago.

    Get event info, how to watch, participants and live updates from the NBA All-Star game below:

    What: 69th NBA All-Star game

    When: Sunday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET

    Where: United Center, Chicago

    TV: TNT

    How to watch live stream: You can watch the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest live stream via Watch TNT and the TNT app using your cable provider login. If you don't have cable, you can still watch the event live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial) or with Hulu Live (free trial).



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    Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2020: Full List Of Winners Are Out

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 07:36 AM PST

  • "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" bagged the most number of awards
  • The award ceremony was hosted by WWE Superstar Xavier Woods
  • Four anime will be released on Crunchyroll in 2020
  • From the headquarters of Crunchyroll in San Francisco, the winners of the Anime Awards 2020 were declared on Saturday. WWW Superstar Xavier Woods, an avid anime fan, co-hosted the event, which was live-streamed in eight languages across the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, the U.K., and Canada.

    Crunchyroll 2020 Anime Awards Winners

  • Anime of the Year - "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba"
  • Best Opening Sequence – " ♪ 99.9 - MOB CHOIR" feat. sajou no hana for "Mob Psycho 100 II"
  • Best Animation – "Mob Psycho 100 II"
  • Best Ending Sequence – " ♪ Chikatto Chika Chikaa ♡" – Konomi Kohara for "Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War"
  • Best Score – Mocky for "Carole & Tuesday"
  • Best Boy – Tanjiro Kamado, "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba"
  • Best Girl – Raphtalia, "The Rising of the Shield Hero"
  • Best VA Performance (EN) – Billy Kametz – Naofumi, "The Rising of the Shield Hero"
  • Best VA Performance (JP) – Yuichi Nakamura – Bruno Bucciarati, "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind"
  • Best Protagonist – Senku from "Dr. Stone"
  • Best Antagonist - Isabella from "The Promised Neverland"
  • Best Character Design – Satoshi Iwataki, original character design by Hiroyuki Asada, "Dororo"
  • Best Director – Chief Director Tetsuro Araki and Director Masashi Koizuko for "Attack on Titan Season 3"
  • Best Fight Scene – Nezuko and Tanjiro vs. Rui from "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba"
  • Best Drama – "Vinland Saga," WIT Studio
  • Best Couple - Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane from "Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War"
  • Best Comedy – Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War," A-1 Pictures
  • Industry Icon – George Wada from WIT Studio
  • Best Fantasy – "The Promised Neverland," CloverWorks
  • At the award ceremony, Crunchyroll announced four anime coming in 2020, Gamespot reported. "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" Season 2 is coming this year. Meanwhile, the other three are, reportedly, new anime. "The 8th Son- Are You Kidding Me" and "My Next Life As a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom" will be releasing in April 2020. However, Crunchyroll has not revealed the date. Another anime that is coming in 2020 is "So I'm a Spider, So What."

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    David Koma : Women's Autumn/Winter 2020/21 show in London (with interview)

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 07:21 AM PST

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    Duration: 02:04 15 hrs ago






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    Meet Alabama's 2020 HS wrestling state champions

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 07:13 AM PST

    The three-day AHSAA Wrestling Championships concluded Saturday at Huntsville's Propst Arena, with Thompson (Class 7A), Gardendale (6A) and Arab (1A-5A) winning team titles.

    Let's meet the state champs and the result of every championship match in every weight class in each classification, according to results provided by the AHSAA:

    Bob Gathany |

    AHSAA State Wrestlinng

    106 pounds

    Class 1A-5A: Cabe Dunn, Arab (51-1) won by decision over Hinds Duncan, Pike Road (42-4), decision 2-0Class 6A: Peter Henderson, McAdory (74-1) won by decision over Sandlin Pike, Benjamin Russell (41-12), decision 6-0Class 7A: Blaise Albarado, Thompson (17-0) won by fall over Zach Flurry, Vestavia Hills (32-4), fall 3:22

    Photo: Thompson's Blaise Albarado vs. Vestavia Hills Zach Flurry in Class 7A 106-pound championship match.

    Bob Gathany |

    AHSAA State Wrestlinng

    113 pounds

    Class 1A-5A: Jacob Holland, Arab (55-1) won by decision over Trent Robertson, Susan Moore (29-4), decision 6-4Class 6A: Isaiah Powe, Gardendale (50-2) won by forfeit over Tyrique Simms, Mae Jemison (48-8)Class 7A: Yanni Vines, Thompson (48-4) won by decision over John Robert Thompson, Spain Park (48-7), decision 6-0

    Photo: Gardendale's Isaiah Powe slams Mae Jemison's Tyrique Simms during Saturday's action.

    Bob Gathany |

    AHSAA State Wrestlinng

    120 pounds

    Class 1A-5A: Cory Land, Moody (56-0) won by tech fall over William Walker, Satsuma (55-2), 18-3Class 6A: Lincoln Bryant, Hartselle (42-9) won by decision over Melton Powe, Gardendale (19-2), decision 10-5Class 7A: Nick Smith, Hoover (37-3) won by major decision over Zander Fields, Huntsville (49-6), major decision 8-0

    Photo: Moody's Cory Land

    Bob Gathany |

    AHSAA State Wrestlinng

    126 pounds

    Class 1A-5A: Zack Haynes, Tallassee (43-3) won by decision over Evan Phillips, Hayden (52-4), decision 7-4Class 6A: Michael Moran, Helena (54-8) won by tech fall over Brody Scoggins. Gardendale (34-21), technical fall 1.5 5:06, 15-0Class 7A: James Latona, Thompson (47-5) won by major decision over Bryant Segars, Vestavia Hills (43-7), major decision 13-4

    Photo: Thompson's James Latona

    Bob Gathany |

    AHSAA State Wrestlinng

    132 pounds

    Class 1A-5A: Ryan Summerlin, Moody (43-0) won by major decision over Joshua Roe, Arab (42-18), major decision 16-4Class 6A: Gabe Warren, Spanish Fort (61-3) won by decision over Bryce Wanagat, Pelham (43-5), decision 15-11Class 7A: Emmanuel Oliver, Thompson (38-4) won by tech fall over Conner Cole, Huntsville (44-10), TF-1.5 6:00, 19-3

    Photo: Moody's Ryan Summerlin

    Bob Gathany |

    AHSAA State Wrestlinng

    138 pounds

    Class 1A-5A: Sebastian Oswalt, Mortimer Jordan (47-9) won by decision over Patrick Lawler, Arab (49-7), decision 3-0Class 6A: Donald Phillips, McAdory (74-9) won by fall over Jakob Chisolm, Oxford (22-1), fall 4:37Class 7A: Gray Ortis, Mountain Brook (46-6) won by decision over Logan Reaves, Hewitt-Trussville (41-15), decision 5-1

    Photo: McAdory's Donald Phillips

    Josh Bean |

    145 poundsClass 1A-5A: Jaden New, Alexandria (52-0) won by decision over Cody Souder, Weaver (40-7), decision 7-2Class 6A: Brandon Seawright, Minor (46-1) won by major decision over Seth Branham, Pelham (25-8), major decision 18-4Class 7A: Jack Lamey, Vestavia Hills (34-12) won by decision over Zeke Smotherman, Huntsville (58-5), decision 3-1

    Photo: Minor's Brandon Seawright vs. Baldwin County's Andrew Yazzie in first-round match on Thursday.

    152 pounds

    Class 1A-5A: Preston Reed, Jasper (51-4) won by decision over Dathan Finley, Southside-Gadsden (49-18), decision 2-1 Class 6A: Chase Hicks, Oxford (53-8) won by decision over Russ Boackle, Gardendale (46-8), decision 1-0 Class 7A: Will Miller, Thompson (46-4) won by decision over Chandler Merrill, Vestavia Hills (27-9), decision 5-3

    Photo: Thompson's Will Miller vs. Vestavia Hills' Chandler Merrill.

    Bob Gathany |

    AHSAA State Wrestlinng

    160 pounds

    Class 1A-5A: Jack Burt, Montgomery Catholic (44-2) won by decision over Caleb Roe, Arab (58-6), decision 6-5Class 6A: Jake Snow, Spanish Fort (61-3) won in sudden death over Reed Hill, Oxford (56-3), sudden death 1 2-0Class 7A: John Edwards, Vestavia Hills (38-4) won by decision over Ashunti Perry, Thompson (29-10), decision 3-1

    Photo: Spanish Fort's Jake Snow

    Bob Gathany |

    AHSAA State Wrestlinng

    170 pounds

    Class 1A-5A: Carnel Davis, Southside-Gadsden (57-11) won by decision over Tyler Mcdonald, Mortimer Jordan (58-8), decision 9-3Class 6A: John Paul Uter, Gulf Shores (66-4) won in sudden death over Hezekiah Hunter, Benjamin Russell (59-8), sudden death 1 7-5Class 7A: Sam Willoughby, Vestavia Hills (37-5) won by decision over Warren Hoyt, Grissom (46-2), decision 12-9

    Photo: Vestavia Hills' Sam Willoughby celebrates with coaches after beating Grissom's Warren Hoyt.

    Bob Gathany |

    AHSAA State Wrestlinng

    182 pounds

    Class 1A-5A: Nicholas Brashear, Corner (54-1) won by decision over Sam Atchley, Arab (28-11), decision 6-4Class 6A: Mason Blackwell, Wetumpka (63-2) won by fall over John-Mark Crocker, Homewood (25-4), fall 1:42Class 7A: Dylan Pearson, Auburn (36-0) won by fall over J.T. Foster, Hoover (34-5), fall 1:41

    Photo: Auburn's Dylan Pearson

    Bob Gathany |

    AHSAA State Wrestlinng

    195 pounds

    Class 1A-5A: Christian Smith, Ranburne (35-0) won by major decision over Dashton Rush, Jasper (48-6), major decision 11-2 Class 6A: Noah Bauer, Spanish Fort (59-4) won by decision over Drake Ewing, Gulf Shores (34-12), decision 3-2Class 7A: Stephen Cagle, Huntsville (52-2) won by decision over Michael Jackson, Thompson (40-6), decision 7-3

    Photo: Huntsville's Stephen Cagle

    Bob Gathany |

    AHSAA State Wrestlinng

    220 pounds

    Class 1A-5A: Cole Fuller, Corner (50-1) won by decision over Carson Hall, Ranburne (37-2), decision 7-3Class 6A: Nathan Dunaway, Helena (46-0) won by fall over Riley Kuhn, Fort Payne (32-4), fall 0:48Class 7A: Ryan Keepers, James Clemens (28-6) won by decision over Cole Batson, Huntsville (62-4), decision 10-6

    Photo: Helena's Nathan Dunaway

    Bob Gathany |

    AHSAA State Wrestlinng

    285 pounds

    Class 1A-5A: Ben Buchanan, Ranburne (39-0) won by fall over Brodie Vinson, Jasper (40-4), fall 3:06Class 6A: Michael Dawson, Opelika (51-0) won by fall over Izziah Williams, Clay-Chalkville (44-7), fall 3:48Class 7A: Jaxon Bast, Spain Park (44-3) won by fall over Thor Zogg, Tuscaloosa County (58-3), fall 5:00

    Photo: Opelika's Michael Dawson

    Class 1A-5A accolades

    Best match (160-pound final): Jack Burt, Montgomery Catholic, dec. Caleb Row, Arab, 6-5Most pins: Cole Fuller, Corner (3 pins, 5:40)Most Valuable Wrestler: Cory Land, Moody (56-0), 120-pound state champion

    Class 6A accolades

    Best match (170-Pound final): John Paul Uter, Gulf Shores dec. Hezekiah Hunter, Benjamin Russell, SV-1 7-5 in sudden deathMost pins: Nathan Dunaway, Helena, (3 pins, 6:41)Most Valuable Wrestler: Brandon Seawright, Minor (46-1), 145-pound state champion

    Class 7A accolades

    Best match (170-Pound final): Jack Lamey, Vestavia Hills dec. Zeke Smotherman, Huntsville, 3-1Most pins: Dylan Pearson, Auburn, (3 pins, 5:10)Most Valuable Wrestler: Jaxon Bast, Spain Park (44-3), 285-pound state champion

    Here's how you can volunteer for the 2020 Ally Challenge

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 06:14 AM PST

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    FLINT (WJRT) - (02/16/20) - It's about that time to figure out if you want to get involved with a hugely popular golf tournament in Mid-Michigan.

    Organizers for this year's Ally Challenge presented by McClaren are recruiting volunteers.

    Tournament officials announced Saturday that registration is now open.

    The 2020 Ally Challenge is July 27 through August 2 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club.

    Potential volunteers have lots of choices available.

    A description of each area is available here.

    NBA All-Star 2020: Bam Abedayo wins Skills Challenge over Domantas Sabonis

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 05:59 AM PST

    AP RECAP: Miami's Bam Abedayo has won the All-Star skills challenge.

    Abedayo narrowly defeated Indiana's Domantas Sabonis in the final in a matchup of All-Star big men. He shared a hug with former Heat star Dwyane Wade after accepting the trophy.

    Abedayo eliminated 2018 champion Spencer Dinwiddie and Raptors star Pascal Siakam in the first two rounds on the obstacle course. Sabonis advanced with victories over defending champion Jayson Tatum and Milwaukee's Khris Middleton.

    The 22-year-old Abedayo is in the middle of a breakout season, averaging 15.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 54 games for the Heat.


    NBA All-Star weekend 2020 has arrived and Saturday night's events include the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest.

    Get event info, how to watch, participants and live updates from the Skills Challenge below:

    What: Skills Challenge

    When: Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET

    Where: United Center, Chicago

    TV: TNT

    How to watch live stream: You can watch the Skills Competition live stream via Watch TNT and the TNT app using your cable provider login. If you don't have cable, you can still watch the event live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial) or with Hulu Live (free trial).

    Participants (odds provided by

    • Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat (+1200)

    • Patrick Beverley, LA Clippers (+600)

    • Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets (+300)

    • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder (+400)

    • Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks (+600)

    • Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (+800)

    • Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors (+500)

    • Jayson Tatum*, Boston Celtics (+500)

    *Defending champion

    Richard Quinn : Women's and Men's Autumn/Winter 2020/21 show in London (with interviews)

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 05:20 AM PST

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    2020 NBA All-Star Game: How to watch, Kobe Bryant tributes, format changes

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 03:53 AM PST

    What I'm Hearing: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt was in attendance for Adam Silver's annual All-Star address and he highlights the major talking points. USA TODAY

    CHICAGO -- The 69th annual NBA All-Star Game is Sunday night and all eyes will be on Team LeBron, Team Giannis and how the league pays its respects to Kobe Bryant.

    Team captains LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks drafted their teams from a pool of players voted into the game by fans, media and players or selected as reserves by the NBA's coaches.

    There are plenty of marquee names to keep fans glued to the action, but there are some notable absences, including Stephen Curry (broken hand), Kyrie Irving (knee) and Kevin Durant (Achilles). Damian Lillard was voted onto the team, but pulled out because of a strained groin. Devin Booker will take his spot.

    Tickets are in high demand and are the priciest in a decade.

    Here's what you need to know:

    How to watch

    Sunday: 8 p.m. ET (TNT)

    Where: United Center, Chicago

    New wrinkles

    The NBA announced changes to the format for this year's game. Every quarter will be treated as a mini-game for charity. An untimed fourth quarter, with a final target score, will determine the winner.

    Lebron James greets fans during introductions at media day in Chicago's Wintrust Arena. (Photo: Quinn Harris, USA TODAY Sports)

    Kobe tributes

    There have been reminders of four-time All-Star Game MVP Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Jan. 26, everywhere this weekend. Sunday's game will be no different.

    Commissioner Adam Silver announced Saturday that the game's MVP award would be renamed the Kobe Bryant MVP Award

    There also are some special touches planned before and during the game to honor Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and the seven friends aboard who also died. The NBA has not announced its entire plan, but here's what we know:

    â–ºTeam LeBron will wear No. 2 in honor of Gianna and Team Giannis will wear No. 24 in honor of Kobe.

    â–ºGrammy winner Jennifer Hudson, a Chicago native, will perform a tribute to the victims of the crash before player introductions. Others slated to appear include Grammy winner Chaka Khan (national anthem), country musician Tenille Arts (Canadian national anthem) and Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and Quavo (halftime show). 

    â–ºExpect a tribute video, with highlights from Bryant's 18 All-Star appearances.

    â–ºThe target score - a new wrinkle in the fourth quarter - will be determined by the total points the team in the lead scored over the first three quarters, plus 24 -- the jersey number Bryant wore for the final decade of his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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    Team LeBron

    Starters: LeBron James; Anthony Davis; Kawhi Leonard; Luka Doncic; James Harden

    Reserves: Damian Lillard*; Ben Simmons; Nikola Jokic; Jayson Tatum; Chris Paul; Russell Westbrook; Domantas Sabonis

    *-Devin Booker will replace Lillard, who is injured

    Team Giannis

    Starters: Giannis Antetokounmpo; Joel Embiid; Pascal Siakam; Kemba Walker; Trae Young

    Reserves: Khris Middleton; Bam Adebayo; Rudy Gobert; Jimmy Butler; Kyle Lowry; Brandon Ingram; Donovan Mitchell

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    See all the 50s from the 2020 NBA Dunk Contest

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 03:49 AM PST

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    Aaron Gordon, Derrick Jones Jr., Pat Connaughton and Dwight Howard put on a show at the United Center in the 2020 Dunk Contest, throwing down a handful of mind-blowing, jaw-dropping dunks that were no-brainer 50s for the judging panel. Here are all the dunks from Saturday night that earned a perfect score.

    Aaron Gordon's between-the-legs reverse Derrick Jones Jr.'s reverse through-the-legs tornado Pat Connaughton's jump over Giannis and tap off the backboard Aaron Gordon's leap over Chance The Rapper Derrick Jones Jr.'s between-the-legs jump over two people Aaron Gordon's second dunk over Chance The Rapper Derrick Jones Jr. catches it off the backboard and goes through the legs Aaron Gordon's 360 off the side of the backboard Derrick Jones off the side of the backboard through the legs Aaron Gordon's repeat over Chance The Rapper Click to expand UP NEXT



    NBA buyout candidates: Who's available after 2020 trade deadline?

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    Dean Obeidallah Discusses Campaign 2020

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 01:10 AM PST

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    NBA All-Star 2020: What time is the Skills Challenge? TV channel, how to watch live stream online

    Posted: 16 Feb 2020 12:13 AM PST

    NBA All-Star weekend 2020 has arrived and Saturday night is jam-packed with events, from the Skills Challenge to the Slam Dunk Contest.

    Get event info, how to watch, participants and live updates from the Skills Challenge below:

    What: Skills Challenge

    When: Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET

    Where: United Center, Chicago

    TV: TNT

    How to watch live stream: You can watch the Skills Competition live stream via Watch TNT and the TNT app using your cable provider login. If you don't have cable, you can still watch the event live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial) or with Hulu Live (free trial).

    Participants (odds provided by

    • Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat (+1200)

    • Patrick Beverley, LA Clippers (+600)

    • Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets (+300)

    • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder (+400)

    • Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks (+600)

    • Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (+800)

    • Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors (+500)

    • Jayson Tatum*, Boston Celtics (+500)

    *Defending champion

    Post Round with Tiger Woods, 2020 Genesis Invitational, 3rd Round

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    Photos: Centurions rolls in Metairie 2020

    Posted: 15 Feb 2020 07:51 PM PST

    The Centurions parade, with the theme Fins and Festivals, rolls along Veterans Blvd. in Metairie, La. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. The 20 float parade was produced by Rizzuto & Company. The grand Marshalls were the 2019 Little League World Series champions from River Ridge. C. J. Bruno reigned as king and Emma Grace Bourgeois reigned as queen. The parade ended at Family Gras at Clearview Mall. (Photo by David Grunfeld,, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)

    Silver: NBA, USA Basketball still may play in China in 2020

    Posted: 15 Feb 2020 06:52 PM PST

    CHICAGO (AP) â€" The NBA and USA Basketball are still considering playing in China later this year, though the complexities of both the political rift caused by a tweet last fall and the ongoing health concerns in the world’s most populous country are making those plans seem decidedly uncertain.

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the discussions in both cases â€" pre-Olympic games for USA Basketball and the preseason games for the NBA â€" are ongoing, and said the decisions are not necessarily linked. It’s possible the U.S. may play there this summer and the NBA does not send teams this fall, Silver said.

    “Those are issues that haven’t been decided yet,” Silver said Saturday night at his annual All-Star weekend news conference.

    Things are not back to normal for the league when it comes to relations with China. The strain started Oct. 4, when Houston general manager Daryl Morey tweeted an image that read “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong,” referencing several months of pro-democracy demonstrations in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.

    The tweet wasn’t up for long. The fallout was massive and continues. A pair of preseason games between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers in China were played days after Morey’s tweet, though without the support of several sponsors and with both teams playing in silence â€" none of the customary pre- and post-game media availabilities were held. The Chinese Basketball Association suspended its relationship with the Rockets, Chinese media giant Tencent and Chinese state television pulled some NBA broadcasts and Silver said the NBA quickly began experiencing significant financial losses.

    Silver said it’s possible the NBA could lose as much as $400 million in revenue this year because of hits to the China market.

    “Our games have not returned to CCTV, the government broadcaster,” Silver said. “My sense is they will at some point in the future. We are not pressing them. It’s a decision that is outside of certainly our control and I’m often not even sure where that decision lies.”

    The NBA and Chinese officials have been talking, or at least were talking until much of the Chinese resources were redirected toward dealing with COVID-19, a disease stemming from a new form of coronavirus.

    Basketball, understandably, has been pushed aside while the Chinese deal with a massive crisis.

    “This game of basketball is a huge game, and I've been blessed and fortunate enough to travel to China a number of times,” All-Star Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who also is president of the National Basketball Players Association, said on Saturday. “A friend of mine, Pooh Jeter, plays over in China, and I actually wrote ‘Wuhan’ on my shoes the other night in a game in New Orleans. (But) this isn't just a Wuhan problem. It's an everyone problem.”

    Wuhan is the city at the center of the outbreak. China’s government suspended most access to Wuhan on Jan. 23. Restrictions have expanded to cities with a total of 60 million people in the broadest anti-disease measures ever imposed. Restaurants, shops and other businesses nationwide were ordered to close.

    Through Friday, China reported a total of 66,492 cases of the virus, officially saying it was responsible for 1,523 deaths. Japan -- which will play host to this summer’s Tokyo Olympics -- reported about 259 cases through Friday, with one death.

    International competitions in at least 14 different sports have been affected by the virus and the resultant concerns. Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee have insisted that there are no plans to cancel or relocate the games.

    “It’s impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization.

    It also makes it impossible to predict when matters between the NBA and China return to normal.

    In other matters Silver addressed Saturday:


    The NBA is immediately renaming the All-Star MVP trophy in honor of Kobe Bryant, the 18-time All-Star who â€" along with his daughter Gianna and seven others â€" died in a helicopter crash in Southern California last month.

    All-Star weekend has taken on a somber tone this year, largely because of multiple tributes for Bryant and NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern, who died Jan. 1.

    “I know it will be especially meaningful to that player that wins the first Kobe Bryant MVP,” Silver said. “So I'm sure there will be other honors as well, and as I mentioned, there are other things that we will be discussing with our board, the NBA board, when they meet in April to honor David. But this one seems so appropriate here at All-Star because nobody embodied All-Star more than Kobe Bryant.”


    Silver said he remains optimistic that schedule changes he has wanted â€" including an in-season tournament â€" are viable possibilities.

    The NBA was targeting adding such a tournament in 2021-22, the league’s 75th anniversary year. But plans for an April vote on such a change were tabled weeks ago, and the timetable is uncertain.

    “I may have been a little naive in thinking that for the 75th anniversary, we could say let's make all these changes,” Silver said. “We'll sort of see what happens in the 75th anniversary, and we'll go from there.”

    All-Stars polled by The Associated Press earlier Saturday about the potential of schedule changes were largely supportive of the notion, though the majority also said they do not know enough about the plans to have a strong opinion.

    “I don’t know. I mean our season is already long,” said Portland guard Damian Lillard, who is missing the All-Star Game with an injury. “I think if we’re playing for something that would count, I can see it being OK, but there’s a price for everything.”


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    Photos: The Krewe of MadHatters parade rolls in Metairie during their inaugural parade 2020

    Posted: 15 Feb 2020 06:20 PM PST

    Bobby Hebert, the MadHatter, throws a football to a parade goer during the Magical Krewe of MadHatters parade as it rolls along Bonnabel Blvd. in Metairie, La. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. The 400 member club showed off 26 floats in the inaugural parade. The celebrity MadHatter was Bobby Hebert and Alice was Amanda Shaw. The parade ended at Family Gras at Clearview Mall. (Photo by David Grunfeld,, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)