DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets were in third place in the Western Conference when the NBA season was halted. So, they have a slot in the league’s “bubble” for the restart at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida. But Nuggets coach Michael Malone says an antibody test has revealed that he had COVID-19. Malone tells CBS4 in Denver he wasn’t feeling well shortly after the season was suspended but wasn’t able to get tested at the time. But now he says: “I got coronavirus and I kicked its butt.”
UNDATED (AP) — The NBA has laid out for players its vision for the season restart at Disney in Florida next month. Safety tops all, with players tested regularly — but not with the deep nasal swabs. They must also adhere to strict physical distancing and mask-wearing policies. But amenities are ample: game rooms, golf course access, cabanas with misters to combat the heat, fishing areas, bowling, backstage tours and salon services.
UNDATED (AP) — NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett says he has tested positive for coronavirus and now is in quarantine. The three-time Daytona 500 winner and 1999 Cup champion made the announcement during NBCSN’s Hall of Fame announcement show on Tuesday. The 63-year-old Jarrett told viewers that was why he didn’t return to the television studio with the rest of the crew. He says the only symptom he has is a slight cough that has gotten better each day since his test last week.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NFL’s Pro Bowl is headed to Las Vegas. The NFL announced Tuesday that the 2021 all-star game will be played at the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 31 — one week before the Super Bowl in Tampa. Plans include what the league calls a week-long celebration of football and will include NFL FLAG Championship games and a Pro Bowl skills showdown in which players compete in a variety of events. There will be community and charity initiatives as well.
CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) — Former National League Cy Young award winner Mike McCormick has died at age 81. The San Francisco Giants say McCormick died at his home in North Carolina after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. McCormick played 16 years in the majors from 1956 to 1971 with the Giants, Orioles, Senators, Yankees and Royals. He had a 134-128 record with a 3.73 ERA with his greatest accomplishments coming with the Giants.