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NBA: Teams that break virus protocols may lose games, picks

NBA teams that do not comply with league rules designed to minimize the spread of the coronavirus this season could face major penalties such as forfeiting games or draft picks, the league told its franchises Saturday.

'Happy about where I'm at': Westbrook discusses move to DC

Russell Westbrook made a few things clear Saturday.

No. 1 Gonzaga vs No. 2 Baylor called off over virus tests

INDIANAPOLIS — Coaches Mark Few of Gonzaga and Scott Drew of Baylor scheduled Saturday's game for all the right seasons. They wanted their teams to have another early-season test and play in front of a national TV audience.

Bottas takes pole position for Sakhir GP ahead of Russell

SAKHIR, Bahrain — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took pole position ahead of temporary teammate George Russell for the Sakhir Grand Prix on Saturday. It was the 16th pole of Bottas' career and he placed just .

Fans jeer as players take a knee in English soccer match

LONDON — Fans attending an English second-tier match between Millwall and Derby on Saturday jeered as players took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Bezuidenhout goes 5 shots clear at South African Open

SUN CITY, South Africa — Christiaan Bezuidenhout moved five shots clear at the South African Open on Saturday and well on course for a second straight win on the European Tour.

Heavy snowfall cancels women's Alpine ski World Cup race

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Heavy snowfall and strong winds in St. Moritz forced the cancellation of a women's super-G race in the Alpine skiing World Cup on Saturday.

Zubcic dominates final run to win GS in dense Alps snowfall

SANTA CATERINA VALFURVA, Italy — Used to training in bad weather, Filip Zubcic felt comfortable racing in dense snowfall in the Italian Alps on Saturday to win his second World Cup race.

Canucks owner cuts ties with anthem singer who planned to sing at COVID protest

VANCOUVER — It appears the Vancouver Canucks have cut ties with anthem singer Mark Donnelly over his plan to sing at a rally to protest COVID-19 restrictions.

Bill to criminalize doping schemes signed into law

A bill that will criminalize international doping conspiracies became law Friday with President Donald Trump's signature, closing out a two-year legislative process during which the only true opposition to the bill came from outside the United States