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In this Jan. 9, 2016, file photo, wide receiver Javon McKinley, left, gives his armbands to a fan after the Army All American Bowl high school football game in San Antonio. Notre Dame redshirt sophomore receiver Javon McKinley faces misdemeanor battery and illegal consumption of alcohol charges in connection with an assault on two campus officers. The Indianapolis Star reports Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, from court documents that McKinley was unresponsive about 4 a.m. Sunday in an Uber vehicle and the officers were punched while trying to help him to his dorm at the South Bend, Indiana, school. The document says the officers reportedly said they smell alcohol on McKinley's breath. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
February 12, 2019 - 12:02 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame redshirt sophomore receiver Javon McKinley has been charged in an assault on two campus officers. Court documents say McKinley punched the officers around 4 a.m. Sunday as they tried to help him from an Uber vehicle to his dorm at the school in South Bend. The...
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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan speaks to the media about hosting the NBA All-Star basketball game during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 12, 2019 - 11:43 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan says James Harden's streak of 30 straight 30-point games and Russell Westbrook's 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive and tough to accomplish. But the Charlotte Hornets owner said Tuesday — flashing a big grin — that there is one accomplishment...
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FILE - At left, in a Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is shown in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Phoenix. At right, in a March 8, 2018, file photo, Magic Johnson attends an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament, in Las Vegas. The NBA is going to investigate whether league rules were broken when Philadelphia's Ben Simmons inquired about meeting with Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson for playing tips. League spokesman Mike Bass said Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, that the NBA will look at the matter. (AP Photo/File)
February 12, 2019 - 8:58 am
The NBA will investigate whether league rules were broken when Philadelphia's Ben Simmons inquired about meeting with Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson for playing tips. League spokesman Mike Bass said Monday that the NBA will look at the matter. Johnson revealed over the weekend that...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) blocks a shot by Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
February 12, 2019 - 8:19 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chalk up another triple-double record for Russell Westbrook. Westbrook set an NBA record with his 10th straight triple-double, Paul George scored 47 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-111 on Monday night. Westbrook broke a tie with Wilt...
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Refugee soccer player Hakeem Al-Araibi, right, arrives in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, flanked by former Australia national team captain Craig Foster. Al-Araibi returned to Australia after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted and three months after he was detained in Thailand. (David Crosling/AAP Image via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 6:15 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player thanked Australians on his return home Tuesday hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted and three months after he was detained in Thailand. Hundreds of supporters carrying welcome signs and singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" were...
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FILE - In this May 5, 1965 file photo Gordon Banks jumps to make a save in a soccer match against Hungary at Wembley stadium in London. English soccer club Stoke said Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019 that World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at 81. (PA via AP, File)
February 12, 2019 - 5:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Gordon Banks, the World Cup-winning England goalkeeper who was also known for blocking a header from Pele that many consider to be the greatest save in soccer history, has died. He was 81. English soccer club Stoke, one of Banks' former teams, posted a statement from his family on...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Japan's Rikako Ikee holds up her gold medal after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ikee, the favorite for the 100-meter butterfly for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukemia. Ikee said on her verified Twitter account Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, her illness surfaced when she got tests after returning from Australia not feeling well. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 12, 2019 - 12:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia less than 18 months before the Olympics in Tokyo. The 18-year-old Ikee won six gold medals at the Asian Games in Jakarta last year and was tipped to be one of the faces of the 2020 Olympics in her home country. She...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, fights for control of a rebound with Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 11, 2019 - 11:40 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets halted a three-game skid by turning up their defense and turning things over to their deep guard rotation which will only get deeper when Gary Harris and Isaiah Thomas return to action after the All-Star break. "We were tired of losing, three in a row, and coach...
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Northeastern defenseman Eric Williams, right, hoists the championship trophy after defeating Boston College 4-2 in the NCAA hockey Beanpot tournament final game in Boston, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Northeastern won 4-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
February 11, 2019 - 11:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — When Eric Williams and the rest of Northeastern's senior class first arrived on campus, winning the Beanpot once — just once — was a goal they struggled to cling to. The Huskies had not claimed Boston's college hockey bragging rights since 1988, a slump that ended last year. "Everyone...
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Biggie the pug poses for photos at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Nat Castaneda)
February 11, 2019 - 10:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Could this really be the year that dachshunds get out of the Westminster doghouse? Always a popular pooch, somehow they've never walked off with best in show at America's top dog competition. But that could change after sprightly Burns won the hound group Monday night at Madison...
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