AROUND THE HORN
All-Star Week in Ohio
FOX Sports Ohio will broadcast a week-long celebration of All-Star Week. Every day at 8 p.m. beginning Sunday, the network will replay a memorable All-Star Game held in Ohio. The previous night’s game will also re-air the following day at noon. The week’s schedule includes:
• Sunday, May 17 — 1981 NBA All-Star Game at Richfield Coliseum.
• Monday, May 18 — 1981 MLB All-Star Game at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium.
• Tuesday, May 19 — 1988 MLB All-Star Game at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium.
• Wednesday, May 20 — 1997 NBA All-Star Game at Cleveland’s Gund Arena.
• Thursday, May 21 — 2015 MLB All-Star Game at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park.
• Friday May 22 — 2015 NHL All-Star Game at Columbus’ Nationwide Arena.
• Saturday, May 23 — 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Cleveland’s Progressive Field.
Larry’s last dance
CLEVELAND (AP) — Like many sports fans, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Larry Nance Jr. has spent part of his quarantine watching “The Last Dance,” the 10-part ESPN documentary on Michael Jordan and his final season with the Chicago Bulls.
Nance has a unique perspective since his father, Larry Sr., played against Jordan for many years.
Jordan’s final shot to win the 1989 Eastern Conference series was over Nance Sr. and Craig Ehlo.
The episodes have turned into weeklong one-on-one battles between the Nances.
“Our whole debate while watching the show is just new versus old,” Nance said. “Why Michael could have scored more in today’s NBA, but also why LeBron would have been so dominant in that league. And while it’s been about M.J., we’ve been comparing, contrasting eras and players. It comes on Sunday, but the conversations carry on until next Sunday.”
NASCAR comes to Ohio
“I had perfect pit stops today and it all came together.” — NASCAR Truck Series driver Jack Sprague, after winning the UAW/GM Ohio 250 in front of 21,000 fans at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway on May 16, 2004. It was the first time Ohio hosted a NASCAR national touring series race since 1954. Forty-seven trucks showed up for the 36 starting spots. Twenty-year-old Brad Keselowski finished 16th in his second start in the series.
Howe has virus
HOUSTON (AP) — Former major league manager and infielder Art Howe is in intensive care in a Houston hospital with the coronavirus. The 73-year-old Howe, best known as the manager of the “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics playoff teams in the late 1990s and early 2000s, confirmed to Houston TV station KPRC 2 on Thursday night he has been dealing with the illness since first feeling symptoms of COVID-19 on May 3.