Play-in tourney on, Olympics likely out for NBA in 2020-21
NEW YORK – The 2020-21 NBA schedule will feature a play-in tournament and an NBA Finals that could run all the way until July 22 — keeping some players from competing in the Olympics. The NBA announced Tuesday how it will make up the 72-game schedule, which won't be entirely known until well after it's started. When that's finished, the play-in tournament, approved Tuesday by the board of governors on a one-year basis, follows involving the teams with the seventh through 10th-best records in each conference. The league debuted the play-in tournament this year at Walt Disney World, though it only featured the Nos. The second half is March 11 to May 16, with the play-in tournament May 18-21.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics are postponed amid coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has hit the biggest sporting event in the world the Summer Olympics. The International Olympic Committee postponed the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, officials announced Tuesday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and the head of the International Olympic Committee agreed to delay the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo for about a year. The Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee withdrew the from the 2020 Summer Games over the weekend. Disclosure: CNBC parent NBCUniversal owns NBC Sports and NBC Olympics.cnbc.com
After competing in Thorpe Cup, Michelle Atherley is aiming for 2020 Olympics
When Michelle Atherley was selected to participate in the Thorpe Cup, she didnt even know what it was. I didnt really know what was happening at first, but my coach was like this is good. Atherley was invited to compete in the heptathlon for Team USA after her stellar 2019 season. But for Atherley, representing Team USA in the Thorpe Cup was on a different level than anything she had ever done. Rob Jarvis, Atherleys coach, is glad the Thorpe Cup provided Atherley the opportunity to see what its like to compete in a different country.themiamihurricane.com