The Latest: Fauci, Curry Talk On Instagram, As Obama Watches

More than 50,000 viewers were logged in for much of the talk — among them, former President Barack Obama, a very big basketball fan.

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March 26, 2020 - 5:28 pm
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By The Associated Press 


The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors held a half-hour talk on Instagram to discuss all things related to the coronavirus with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.


More than 50,000 viewers were logged in for much of the talk — among them, former President Barack Obama, a very big basketball fan.


Curry asked Fauci when it might be time to start thinking about sports again. Fauci told Curry "when the country as a whole has turned that corner," and the curve that shows how the virus is still spreading nationally starts coming down.


That, Fauci said, is when "we can start thinking about getting back to some degree of normality."


Obama added his thoughts by posting in the comment section during the talk, saying "Listen to the science. Do your part and take care of each other. Thank you, Steph and Dr. Fauci."
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Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says it is unlikely that there will be any more spring football practices, and that considerations will be made for what teams will be able to do after the coronavirus pandemic, whether that comes in May, June or even later. 


Among the possibilities could be minicamps or maybe non-mandatory captains' practices.


"This is a new day, and I think it's going to have to be almost entirely dictated by the circumstances, once those circumstances are known," Bowlsby said Thursday. "We have a lot of kids that are home right now and they're not getting regular workouts like they would get in school."


While way too early to project how things will play out into the scheduled start of football season, Bowlsby said: "It's hard to imagine looking up into a grandstand and seeing people sitting six feet apart," or having no fans at all there.
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