Hunter Barnes (Harnett Central) had appeared in eight games for Methodist in a 12-6 start for the Monarchs when the remainder of the 2020 season was canceled. The senior right-hander had a 2-0 record and a 1.35 earned run average with 33 strikeouts in 20 innings. … Former NBA stars Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan (Wake Forest) and Kevin Garnett were among the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class announced on Saturday. … Record-setting NFL kicker Tom Dempsey has died from complications with the coronavirus at the age of 73. … President Donald Trump said Saturday that he believes the NFL season will start on time in September. Gavin Newsom, California governor, subsequently challenged that timetable with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.