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The Los Angeles Lakers players and coaches celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

AP source: NBA targeting Dec. 22 as start to coming season

The NBA may be back before Christmas and fans could return to games at some point next season, if one plan considered by the league's board of governors becomes reality.

Sliding track for 2022 Beijing Olympics to get 1st test

The sliding track built for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is about to get its first test.

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2016, file photo, Chloe Esposito of Australia crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the women's modern pentathlon at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Esposito announced in late January that a “wonderful, unexpected surprise” had occurred and that the Australian wouldn’t be able to defend her modern pentathlon gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. She was pregnant with her first child. Two months later Esposito and thousands of other Olympic athletes learned that the Tokyo Games would be put off by a year until July 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. While for some it meant more time to recover from injuries or extra time to prepare, Esposito realized it might give her a second chance to be in Tokyo next year. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Rio gold medalist Esposito has 2nd chance to defend title

Chloe Esposito announced in late January that a “wonderful, unexpected surprise” had occurred and that she wouldn’t be able to defend her modern pentathlon title at the Tokyo O

Australia scraps plans for games in Europe amid COVID spike

SYDNEY (AP) — Football Federation Australia says it has canceled plans for its national teams to hold European training camps in November because of the “ongoing and evolving r