The USA South Athletic Conference, which includes Methodist, announced Wednesday that it will postpone basketball until the spring of 2021 due to coronavirus concerns. … The Old North State League summer collegiate baseball organization has announced that its team based at J.P. Riddle Stadium will become the Fayetteville Chutes. The club competed in its inaugural season in 2020 as the Carolina Coyotes. … Former N.C. State administrator Dr. Shannon Yates officially begins duties as athletic director at Fayetteville Tech on October 1. … Former N.C. State basketball coach Mark Gottfried is suing the school for buyout money he says has been improperly withheld. … Toronto trimmed Boston’s series lead to 2-1 in the second round of the NBA playoffs on Thursday with a 104-103 win on a 3-pointer at the buzzer by OG Anunoby. … The Los Angeles Clippers downed Denver, 120-97, in their second-round opener. … The Los Angeles Lakers open their second-round series with Houston tonight at 9 p.m. (ESPN). … Pete Alonso hit a 2-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th to give the New York Mets a 9-7 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday night. … The TOUR Championship starts today at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta (Golf Channel, 1 p.m.).