How to Reopen Schools: What Science and Other Countries Teach Us

As school districts across the United States consider whether and how to restart in-person classes, their challenge is complicated by a pair of fundamental uncertainties: No nation has tried to send children back to school with the virus raging at levels like America’s, and the scientific research about transmission in classrooms is limited. The World […]

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As N.B.A. Forges Ahead, LeBron James Is ‘Ready for This Moment’

LOS ANGELES — As N.B.A. teams migrate to Florida for the N.B.A.’s scheduled restart later this month, players have expressed a range of concerns. They are concerned about the coronavirus, and Florida’s status as one of the pandemic’s hot spots. They are concerned about being separated from their families. They are concerned about being stuck […]

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Joel Embiid is skeptical about the NBA’s bubble in Orlando | NBA on ESPN

Just weeks before the NBA is scheduled to restart the season at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World, Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid explains why he’s skeptical of the "bubble" the league has formed around its players and staff. Embiid says he doesn’t trust that the bubble will work, but has […]

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Mike Breen excited to be a part of NBA’s return in Orlando | SC with SVP

Mike Breen joins Scott Van Pelt and shares his excitement for the NBA’s restart in Orlando. Breen says he understands the difficultly of being in the bubble, but he insists that he is prepared. He also details his passion for basketball, saying he screams at the television in his hotel room on off days. #NBA […]

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LeBron James Trains Shirtless With The Lakers To Prep For Return Of The NBA: ‘We Back’

With the re-start of the NBA season just a few weeks away, the LA Lakers got back to work in the gym — and LeBron James unsurprisingly the highlight of their new training video. LeBron James is putting in the WORK as the NBA plans for its return. On July 1, the Los Angeles Lakers […]

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Lou Williams is expected to play when NBA restarts, Clippers coach Doc Rivers says

Unsure during recent weeks whether he would participate in the NBA’s season restart, Clippers guard Lou Williams is expected to play, coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday, when teams were required to turn in the names of their 35-person travel party to the NBA. “All indications is that yes, he is,” Rivers said during a video […]

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Stephen A. wants the NBA to have a back-up plan to the Orlando bubble | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Jay Williams and Domonique Foxworth discuss their concerns for the restart of the 2019-20 NBA season at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch […]

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Are the Pelicans in prime position to be the 8-seed? | SportsCenter

Kendrick Perkins reacts to the New Orleans Pelicans’ easy schedule as the NBA season is set to restart in Orlando and makes the case that they are in the best position to become the eight-seed. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA […]

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NBA, players sign off on final terms for restarted season

“We have worked together with the Players Association to establish a restart plan that prioritizes health and safety, preserves competitive fairness and provides a platform to address social justice issues,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. | Jae C. Hong/AP With all necessary details completed and agreed upon, the league said it would release the game […]

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E.U. Barring U.S. Visitors Would be a ‘Huge Deal’ for Airlines

Delta Air Lines was hoping to restart flights next month from New York to Athens and Lisbon, two popular summer destinations, but it may have to wait a little longer. European Union countries are considering barring Americans as the union reopens its borders next week, dealing another blow to Delta and other airlines hoping to […]

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Virus testing, tracking still plagued by reporting delays

As part of the plan to restart its season next month, the NBA is preparing to test hundreds of players, coaches and others for the coronavirus each night inside a “basketball bubble” — a space at the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida, with extra protection against the disease. Test results will be expected back the […]

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Do NBA players or team owners have more to lose if the ‘bubble model’ goes wrong? | First Take

Max Kellerman says NBA team owners have the most to lose if the 2019-20 NBA season restart does not go as planned, but Stephen A. Smith argues that players have more to lose. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA […]

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Clippers’ Lou Williams still deciding whether he will return to play

Wednesday marked the deadline for players opting out of the NBA’s season restart to notify their team and the players’ union for their absence to be considered excused, a designation that allows nonparticipating players to still be paid. For differing reasons, Lakers guard Avery Bradley, Portland forward Trevor Ariza and Washington forward Davis Bertans have […]

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Ryan Blaney wins Talladega race overshadowed by drivers supporting Bubba Wallace

Ryan Blaney held onto the lead after a restart with two laps to go Monday, earning his second straight win at Talladega Superspeedway on a day that began with NASCAR drivers throwing their support behind Bubba Wallace. Blaney nipped Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at the finish line for his fourth win and first since Talladega in […]

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The NBA can tell players & coaches they can’t enter the bubble in Orlando – Brian Windhorst | Get Up

Brian Windhorst joins Get Up to discuss the ongoing challenges the NBA faces to restart the 2019-20 NBA season in Orlando, Florida. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: […]

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Some Lakers were using Oura rings before COVID-19. Will more players wear them?

As the NBA attempts to restart its season despite rising cases of COVID-19 and rising numbers of hospitalizations because of the disease, it has placed an emphasis on being able to quickly discover and track the illness in players. One device the league is planning to make available for players in Orlando, Fla., is a […]

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Jeff Van Gundy on the NBA’s return, LeBron’s title chances & Zion’s expectations | Get Up

Jeff Van Gundy weighs in on the restart of the 2019-20 NBA season in Orlando, Florida, LeBron James’ chances to win the title with the Los Angeles Lakers, and the expectations for rookie Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN […]

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Raphael Wicky, Fire trust MLS to keep everybody safe

MLS is scheduled to restart its season with a tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. | AP Photos The Fire are scheduled to resume the 2020 season during a tightly quarantined tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida, where positive tests for COVID-19 are increasing. The number of […]

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Stephen A. Smith responds to Stephen Jackson | ESPN

Stephen A. Smith responds to Stephen Jackson’s comments about the NBA’s restart to the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Florida. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN on Social Media: […]

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Jalen Rose reacts to Kyrie Irving & Dwight Howard’s concerns about the restart of the season

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss whether the NBA should restart the season amid the recent protests and social justice concerns. #JalenandJacoby #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV […]

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NBA players won’t get paid for the games missed if they choose not to play – Woj | SportsCenter

Adrian Wojnarowski joins SportsCenter to discuss players not wanting to participate in the restart of the 2019-20 NBA season amid protests. #Sportscenter #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV […]

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Lakers’ Dwight Howard is worried NBA’s return might distract from more important matters

As the NBA attempts to restart its season amid nationwide protests against police brutality and racism, some players have expressed concern that basketball could prove to be a distraction. One of those is Lakers center Dwight Howard. “Basketball, or entertainment period, isn’t needed at this moment, and will only be a distraction,” Howard said in […]

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NBA gives teams, players more detailed schedule for restart

The NBA has released more details for its restart next month. | Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP The league is still working on completing the health and safety protocols that will essentially become the rulebook for the restart at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida. The NBA gave teams a more definitive timetable for […]

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Life in ‘the bubble’ will present new challenges to NBA players – Brian Windhorst | First Take

Brian Windhorst joins First Take to discuss the restart to the 2019-20 NBA season and the challenges that await players inside of the "bubble" in Orlando, Florida. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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