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NBA opens investigation into Rockets-Clippers events
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The NBA is planning to speak with players from both the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers to determine the specifics of late-game and postgame events involving the teams....

Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 42 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else....

Sexual abuse victim to ex-doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar'
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- One of the dozens of victims expected to testify at the sentencing hearing of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor on Tuesday described the sexual abuse Larry Nassar inflicted on her as a child and warned him that "little girls don't stay little forever."...

Coming out changes the game for Olympian Gus Kenworthy
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Gus Kenworthy's life has changed, and unlike most athletes who make it big at the Olympics, it's only partly because of the medal he won....

Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips Russian cinemas
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics....

Howard brothers share sweet 3-point shots, brotherly bond
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- One of the first congratulatory text messages that Central Arkansas guard Jordan Howard received after scoring a career-high 41 points came from his little brother....

Column: Bones still a caddie, but with a microphone in hand
HONOLULU (AP) -- All it took was one week back on the bag to remind Jim "Bones" Mackay what he always loved about being a caddie....

Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player's road-rage killing
GRETNA, La. (AP) -- The trial in a road-rage shooting that took the life of former NFL football player Joe McKnight began Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb, where a judge and attorneys were questioning dozens of potential jurors....

Column: A World Cup fix & flaws in referee integrity checks
A precedent has been set about replaying crooked soccer games, but there's still far too much uncertainty....

Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor
Simone Biles watched as her friends and former Olympic teammates came forward to detail abuse at the hands of a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor....

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