‘The virus brought us closer’: How international NBA players have stayed connected to home

International players have shared concerns and found common ground over COVID-19 in the U.S. and abroad.
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OSU LB tests positive for virus after Tulsa protest

Oklahoma State’s Amen Ogbongbemiga announced Tuesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a protest in Tulsa.
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Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation

A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arson and deaths – and the potential for even greater indirect harm.
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‘Hackers burned my hand with computer virus’

Student’s computer overheated after it was hit with a “crypto-jacking” attack.
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When will I see you again? Sport steps out of virus shadow

Sport's big ticket events, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, European football championships, Wimbledon and the British Open golf tournament have all been cancelled this year because of the coronavirus. — The English Premier League will restart on June 17, provided that all safety requirements are in place. Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal will take place on that date, followed by a full match round beginning on June 19.

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Virus ‘disappearing’ so fast vaccine has ‘only 50% chance of working’

There is only a 50% chance of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine working because cases in the UK are declining so fast, one of the scientists behind it has warned.
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Virus ‘disappearing’ so fast vaccine has ‘only 50% chance of working’

There is only a 50% chance of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine working because cases in the UK are declining so fast, one of the scientists behind it has warned.
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Tokyo Close to Unlocking Entertainment Venues as Virus Emergency Is Lifted

The Japanese government will Monday end its nationwide state of emergency, initiated in early April in response to the coronavirus outbreak. That will trigger a phased reopening of the economy, nationwide and including Tokyo, which has been under emergency for longer than other parts of the country. The state of emergency was lifted in much […]

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Coronavirus: Virus test with 20-minute results being trialled

Ten million antibody tests will also start being rolled out next week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock says.
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Coronavirus: Trial begins to see if dogs can ‘sniff out’ virus

The dogs are already trained to detect odours of cancers, malaria and Parkinson’s disease.
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Bryan Adams accused of racism over ‘bat eating, virus making’ rant

Bryan Adams has caused controversy thanks to a social media post blaming the coronavirus pandemic on “f****** bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy b*******”.
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Study shows low rate of virus antibodies in MLB

MLB employees tested positive for coronavirus antibodies in a study run by Stanford University at a rate much lower than other studies done in California.
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Coronavirus: ‘Plandemic’ virus conspiracy video spreads across social media

A slickly-produced “documentary” has exploded across social media, peddling medical misinformation.
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Souza tests positive for virus, out of UFC 249

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, who was scheduled to fight Uriah Hall at UFC 249 on Saturday, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Sources: SB could give NFL a virus sked cushion

If the NFL needs scheduling help that science cannot provide for COVID-19, and delays to the season’s start eventually become necessary, sources indicated that Super Bowl LV could be pushed back by weeks or even potentially a couple of months.
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Send virus alerts within 24 hours or risk second wave, scientist warns

People at risk of COVID-19 infection need to be alerted within 24 hours or contact tracing will be useless, a scientist advising the government has warned.
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Ex-NHLer Laraque on virus fight: ‘It’s insane’

Former Montreal Canadiens tough guy Georges Laraque has described his battle with the coronavirus.
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Ex-NHLer Laraque on virus fight: ‘It’s insane’

Former Montreal Canadiens tough guy Georges Laraque has described his battle with the coronavirus.
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Ex-NHLer Laraque on virus fight: ‘It’s insane’

Former Montreal Canadiens tough guy Georges Laraque has described his battle with the coronavirus.
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Ex-NHLer Laraque on virus fight: ‘It’s insane’

Former Montreal Canadiens tough guy Georges Laraque has described his battle with the coronavirus.
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Ex-NHL enforcer Laraque tests positive for virus

Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque, who played eight seasons with the Oilers and two with the Canadiens, announced Thursday he has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Bowlsby fears virus may roar back, disrupt season

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Thursday he’s optimistic about college football starting in the fall, but is skeptical of making it through the entire season without interruption in the event the coronavirus “comes roaring back” during flu season.
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Broncos’ Miller says he’s now ‘negative’ for virus

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller tweeted that he was negative for the coronavirus on Thursday, two weeks after announcing he had been diagnosed with the virus.
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Coronavirus: Virus tests now available to millions of workers

But the government is still some way short of its target of 100,000 tests a day by the end of April.
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Knicks’ Dolan donating plasma after virus recovery

Knicks owner James Dolan has recovered from the coronavirus and is volunteering to donate blood plasma for various medical trials, a team spokesperson confirmed to ESPN.
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Broncos’ Miller: If I can get virus, ‘anyone can’

Broncos linebacker Von Miller told ESPN’s NFL Live that he tried to take every precaution over the past month, but he still contracted coronavirus. “If I can get this,” Miller said, “anybody can get this.”
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Coronavirus: Facebook alters virus policy after damning misinformation report

An independent report brands the platform ‘an epicentre of coronavirus misinformation’.
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Coronavirus: One in five deaths now linked to virus

Coronavirus prompts spike in mortality with data showing weekly deaths have hit a record high.
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Coronavirus: Older people being ‘airbrushed’ out of virus figures

Charities call for more testing to establish how many people are dying with coronavirus in care homes.
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Teens create video time capsule to fight virus lockdown angst

We are potentially facing a “mental health crisis in teenagers” due to the coronavirus pandemic, says the boss of a theatre company dedicated to working with young people.
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Teens create video time capsule to fight virus lockdown angst

We are potentially facing a “mental health crisis in teenagers” due to the coronavirus pandemic, says the boss of a theatre company dedicated to working with young people.
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Oklahoma St.’s Gundy sorry for virus comments

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy on Saturday apologized for comments he made last week during a teleconference in which he talked about the national and state responses to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Keep ‘one Springsteen’ away: Virus advice for New Jersey residents

The US state of New Jersey is using one of its most famous sons to help enforce social distancing rules.
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Vaccine boost as scientists find virus has ‘low shielding’

UK scientists say the coronavirus is “hit and run” and not as well shielded from the immune system as some others – meaning it could be easier to develop a vaccine.
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Elton, McCartney and Stevie Wonder set for virus TV special

Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder will perform in a live TV special, under the direction of Lady Gaga, to show support for healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus.
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AHL’s Utica Comets say ‘Puck The Virus’ to pay their staff

As sports franchises scramble to address payroll and staffing concerns, one minor league hockey team has turned to a pun-driven T-shirt campaign.
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Sports stars rally to join raffle for virus relief

More than 115 athletes, coaches and sports personalities from 13 countries have joined to raise money for a COVID-19 response fund aimed at providing assistance for individuals fighting the global pandemic.
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Coronavirus: 20,000 former NHS staff return to fight virus, PM says

In a video posted online, the prime minister says the UK can get through the pandemic “together”.
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Barkley tests negative for virus after feeling ill

NBA icon Charles Barkley tested negative for the coronavirus after feeling ill last week.
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Ex-Texas A&M star guard dies after battling virus

David Edwards, a former Texas A&M guard who holds the school’s single-season record for total assists from his play in the early 1990s, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Former St. John’s guard Lee Green also died after battling the virus.
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Worker at Panthers’ arena tests positive for virus

A part-time arena worker at the BB&T Center, where the Panthers play, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Members of 76ers, Nuggets test positive for virus

The Nuggets are the fourth NBA team to have a positive coronavirus test, saying that a member of the organization has COVID-19. They did not say whether the person is a player. Three members of the Philadelphia 76ers organization also tested positive.
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Government using phone location data to tackle virus

The government is working with mobile network O2 to analyse anonymous smartphone location data to see whether people are following its social distancing guidelines, Sky News has learned.
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Celeb fitness coaches help people stay active amid virus isolation

Joe Wicks is hoping to become the nation’s self-styled PE teacher from next week as schools across the country shut their doors due to the coronavirus.
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Glastonbury 2020: Festival axed due to virus concerns

Taylor Swift, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar had been due to headline the event in June.
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Ducks, Kings say players show no signs of virus

The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings said Wednesday that no player in either organization has showed signs of having the coronavirus. The Ducks and Kings were the last opponents of the Senators, who had an unnamed player test positive.
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OKC players, staff tested for virus; all negative

Based on possible exposure to the coronavirus before their game against the Jazz on March 11, Thunder players and staff underwent testing, using a private lab, and all results were found to be negative.
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Wilson, Ciara pledge 1M meals for virus relief

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara, announced Tuesday on Twitter that they will donate one million meals to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Amazon stops restocking non-essential items to cope with virus demand

Amazon is suspending deliveries of non-essential goods to its warehouses in the UK and US to free up space for crucial household and medical supplies
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Durant among four Nets to test positive for virus

Kevin Durant is among four players for the Nets to have tested positive for the coronavirus, he told The Athletic. One is exhibiting symptoms while the other three are asymptomatic, the team announced Tuesday.
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Jazz’s Mitchell feeling ‘fine’ during virus recovery

Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, who tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week, said he’s feeling ‘fine’ in a video the NBA posted to its Twitter account on Saturday.
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Race honoring Tillman goes virtual due to virus

This year’s Pat’s Run, a 4.2-mile race in Tempe, Arizona, that’s held by the Pat Tillman Foundation, will be turned into a virtual race this year in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Angels vigilant on virus with Barkley test pending

Charles Barkley, who felt ill and underwent a test for the coronavirus — which is pending — spent significant time with members of the Angels at spring training early last week in Arizona.
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Cleveland St.’s Kielsmeier tests positive for virus

Chris Kielsmeier, the head coach of the Cleveland State women’s basketball team, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school announced Saturday night.
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Hall of Fame closing until March 27 due to virus

The Canton, Ohio facility will be closed to the public starting Monday until Friday, March 27.
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Coronavirus: Some scientists say UK virus strategy is ‘risking lives’

More than 200 scientists write to the government calling for tougher measures to tackle Covid-19.
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KHL team drops title pursuit over virus concerns

Jokerit Helsinki, a team from Finland, withdrew from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs Saturday due to the coronavirus outbreak. Jokerit chairman Jari Kurri said it was “a very difficult but necessary decision.”
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ECHL cancels season amid concerns over virus

The ECHL announced Saturday night that it was canceling its season amid safety concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.
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Gobert donates $500K to worker fund, virus relief

Utah’s Rudy Gobert, the first NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus, is donating $ 500,000 to support the employee relief fund at Vivint Smart Home Arena and social services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and within the French health care system.
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Sources: Pistons’ Wood tests positive for virus

Pistons forward Christian Wood became the third known NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus, a league source told ESPN.
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Sources: Mitchell is second Jazz player with virus

Donovan Mitchell is the second Jazz player to test positive for the coronavirus, sources told ESPN. He joins Rudy Gobert, whose diagnosis led to the postponement of Wednesday’s game against the Thunder.
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LeBron will listen if NBA bars fans over virus

LeBron James said he would be “very disappointed” if the NBA decided to play games without fans in response to the coronavirus crisis, but said he would listen to the league.
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Sources: NBA mulls moving games due to virus

The NBA is discussing the possibility of moving some games to NBA cities that have yet to suffer outbreaks of the coronavirus, league sources told ESPN.
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Leagues close locker rooms over virus concerns

The NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS are restricting access to their locker rooms and clubhouses, allowing in only players and essential personnel, as concerns about the coronavirus mount.
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Sharks play on despite county’s virus concerns

The San Jose Sharks are playing their home game against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night despite a recommendation from Santa Clara County to “cancel mass gatherings” as coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads in the region.
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Coronavirus: UK moving towards ‘delay’ phase of virus plan as cases hit 115

Measures will be ramped up to slow the spread of coronavirus as the UK moves past the “contain” phase.
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Coronavirus: Woman in 70s becomes first virus fatality in UK

The patient, who had underlying health conditions, dies as the number of UK cases rises to 116.
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Mostert to skip signing event over virus concerns

Niners running back Raheem Mostert announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he will not attend an autograph signing scheduled for Sunday “due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the Bay Area.”
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Chicago State cancels hoops games due to virus

Chicago State said late Tuesday its men’s basketball team will not travel for two regularly scheduled conference games this week and that its women’s team will not host two games, citing the spread of the coronavirus.
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Japanese Cinemas To Refund Tickets in Virus Response

In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Japanese film industry has begun to delay releases, close theaters and refund ticket purchases. The releases of the new “Doraemon” and “Jimaro” feature animations targeted at kids out of school for the spring break, have been delayed. The former was scheduled to open March 6, the latter on […]

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Coronavirus: UK businessman linked to virus cases speaks out

Steve Walsh, linked to 11 cases in the UK, France and Majorca, says his thoughts are with other patients.
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Virus Fears Further Slow Korean Box Office

Fear of the coronavirus increased its impact on the South Korean cinema industry. Films were cancelled and box office revenues dropped for a second weekend. Ticket sales fell by some 10%, compared to the previous weekend, which itself followed an already depressed previous session and a slow January. That caused Megabox to delay its Jeon […]

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Coronavirus: Five Britons in French ski chalet catch virus

They are linked to the UK’s third case of the virus, a man who tested positive in Brighton.
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Coronavirus: Newborn becomes youngest person diagnosed with virus

The baby in Wuhan may have contracted the virus in the womb, or immediately after birth.
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Macau Orders Casinos To Close in Virus Outbreak Response

Macau, the gambling and tourism enclave on China’s southern flank, has ordered the temporary closure of all its casinos. The move is a response to the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The disease, which started in Wuhan, China, has caused 427 deaths worldwide, with the latest reported Tuesday morning in Hong Kong. Macau, which like […]

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Mystery Chinese virus: How worried should we be?

More than 50 people have been infected with a newly discovered virus.
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China pneumonia outbreak: Mystery virus probed in Wuhan

Some 44 people have been infected in the central city of Wuhan, officials say.
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Measles virus reduces immunity against other diseases

Measles is not only a serious and potentially fatal disease, but it wipes out antibodies that protect against viral and bacterial strains a person was previously immune to.
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Bladder cancer ‘attacked and killed by common cold virus’

A small UK study found promising signs of a kinder, less invasive treatment for the disease.
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10 Most Devastating Virus Outbreaks in Games

From The Last of Us to Resident Evil, from Sunset Overdrive to The Division, viral outbreaks can ruin video game worlds in any number of ways. But what is it that makes certain video game pandemics stand out for the ever-growing zombie-infested crowd?

The following list explores our most memorable digital contagions, why they struck a chord with us, and the legacy they’ve left on the virus-ridden video game landscape.

Although viral outbreaks in video games tend to be based on fantastical circumstances, the most harrowing examples are the ones that could actually occur in reality. It’s not that I don’t believe in zombies per se, however when the illness or disease in question already exists in the real world, the possibility of a devastating plague feels easier to stomach. Add that to a feasible real life scenario and I’ll be over here cowering behind the couch. Tom Clancy’s The Division introduces Manhattan and the world to a smallpox pandemic that’s circulated via contaminated banknotes on one of the world’s busiest shopping days, Black Friday, dubbing the outbreak “Green Poison” and the “Dollar Flu.” Suddenly, the unrelenting moral panic and high-level hysteria the killer bug initiates seems just as terrifying as the ever-rising body count it has inflicted on society.

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