Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant says he has tested positive for coronavirus

Shortly after the Brooklyn Nets announced Tuesday that four players had tested positive for the coronavirus, Kevin Durant said he was one of the four.

While the team did not identify the players in a news release, Durant spoke with The Athletic, saying he feels fine. “Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this.”

Brooklyn’s announcement brings the NBA’s publicly known cases of players who have tested positive for coronavirus to seven.

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Real Madrid Hop Lionel Messi, Barcelona Atop La Liga After Win in El Clasico

Real Madrid have the advantage in the La Liga title race after Sunday’s Clasico, beating Barcelona 2-0 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Los Blancos took control after the break and finally grabbed the lead thanks to a great effort from Vinicius Jr. Barcelona had a few good looks in the first half but regressed during the second, and Mariano Diaz secured the win late.

Real take a one-point lead in the standings with the win.

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Real Madrid Vs. Man City Preview: Team News And Starting Lineups

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola referred to Real Madrid as the ‘kings of Europe’, while Real boss Zinedine Zidane said his opposite number is the best in the business.

Both head coaches were speaking ahead of one of the standout ties of the Champions League last 16 which sees the favourites to win the competition come up against its most successful club.

While taking his coaching badges in 2014 and 2015 Zidane visited a number of clubs to see how their coaches planned sessions,

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Antoine Griezmann Scores as Barcelona Draw 1-1 with Napoli in UCL Leg 1

Ten-man Barcelona came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against Napoli in the first leg of their 2019-20 UEFA Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.

Dries Mertens put the hosts ahead with a brilliant strike in the first half at the Stadio San Paolo, but Antoine Griezmann’s goal early in the second half meant honours finished even.

Barca did, though, finish the game a man down when Arturo Vidal was sent off late on for two simultaneous yellow cards.

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Celtics vs. Lakers odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Feb. 23 predictions from model on 35-19 roll

The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers will square off in an eagerly anticipated matchup on Sunday afternoon. LeBron James and company will host the proceedings in front of a national television audience, with the Celtics aiming to pull an upset in Los Angeles. Kemba Walker (knee) will not play for Boston, while Anthony Davis (calf) is listed as probable for the Lakers.

Tip-off is at 3:30 p.m. ET at the Staples Center.

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Atlético Madrid Takes Early Lead to Beat Liverpool

Atlético came in as the underdog against the reigning European champions, who couldn’t find a way to break through the Spanish team’s defense.

MADRID — Atlético Madrid scored early and then defended well to beat Liverpool, 1-0, in the first leg of the Champions League’s round of 16 on Tuesday, spoiling the reigning champion’s return to the place where it had won the European title last year.

Midfielder Saúl Ñíguez netted in the fourth minute,

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Dwyane Wade is proud to support his 12-year-old to live in her truth

(CNN)Dwyane Wade has opened up about his daughter, Zaya, identifying as transgender.

“Me and my wife, my wife Gabrielle Union…we are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community and we’re proud allies as well,” he told host Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday’s “Ellen.” “We take our roles and responsibility as parents very seriously.”
The retired NBA star explained that Zaya was born as Zion, assigned male at birth, but wanted to live her truth.

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Darren Collision to decide between Lakers, Clippers if he comes out of retirement, per report

Darren Collison is the Lakers’ last chance at a major in-season addition after sitting out of the trade deadline. A Southern California native, Collison played point guard at UCLA and for several NBA teams before abruptly retiring last offseason, citing family and faith, rather than signing what surely would have been a hefty free-agent contract. He is reportedly considering a comeback, though, and the two Los Angeles teams are at the top of his list.

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Liverpool Vs. Shrewsbury Town: Curtis Jones Could Become Youngest-Ever Reds Captain

Curtis Jones could become Liverpool’s youngest-ever captain when the Reds face Shrewsbury Town in their FA Cup fourth-round replay.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp fielded a mixture of youth players and first-teamers just back from injury in the first game at Montgomery Waters Meadow last month, but the 2-2 draw meant the game will be decided in this replay at Anfield.

With Klopp deciding to stick to the first team’s original plan of taking the mid-season break,

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Chris Doleman, NFL Hall of Famer, dies at 58

An NFL official said Doleman died “after a prolonged and courageous battle against cancer.”

MINNEAPOLIS — Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, whose enviable blend of speed and power made him one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died. The longtime Minnesota Vikings star, who had 150½ career sacks to rank fifth on the all-time list, was 58.

The Vikings and the Pro Football Hall of Fame expressed their condolences in separate statements confirming Doleman’s death on Tuesday night.

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