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North Carolina head coach Mack Brown, right, reacts with offensive lineman Joshua Ezeudu, left, after Brown was doused with water during the second half of the Military Bowl NCAA college football game against Temple, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Annapolis, Md. North Carolina won 55-13. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Peppers, Bogues, Brown headline NC Sports Hall of Fame class

Jan. 22, 2020 3:28 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Retired NFL star Julius Peppers, retired NBA player Muggsy Bogues and current North Carolina football coach Mack Brown headline this spring’s class of inductees to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. The 12-person class also includes former Boston Red Sox player Trot Nixon...

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) stumbles due to injury in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Mavs' fears confirmed with season-ending injury for Powell

Jan. 22, 2020 3:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell will miss the rest of the season with a torn right Achilles tendon, a blow to a team contending for a playoff spot for the first time in four years. The club confirmed Wednesday the diagnosis it had feared after Powell was injured in the first quarter of...

Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston donates $50K to Miles College

Jan. 22, 2020 2:40 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The football program at Miles College is getting a boost thanks to a donation from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston. Winston, a Hueytown, Alabama, native, on Wednesday presented Miles College President Bobbie Knight and Athletic Director Reginald Ruffin a check for...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2002, file photo, Morgan Wootten, head basketball coach at DeMatha High School, speaks at a press conference to announce his stepping down as coach, in Hyattsville, Md. Wootten, a Hall of Fame coach who built DeMatha High School into a national powerhouse and mentored several future NBA stars during a career that spanned parts of six decades, has died. He was 88. The school announced his death on Twitter, writing, “The Wootten Family is saddened to share the news that their loving husband and father Morgan Wootten passed away

Hall of Fame HS basketball coach Morgan Wootten dies at 88

Jan. 22, 2020 12:20 PM EST

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Morgan Wootten, a Hall of Fame basketball coach who built DeMatha High School into a national powerhouse and mentored several future NBA stars during a career that spanned parts of six decades, has died. He was 88. The school announced his death on Twitter, writing, “The...

Backup Nuggets center Mason Plumlee sidelined by foot injury

Jan. 22, 2020 11:38 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets will be without backup center Mason Plumlee indefinitely after he suffered a right foot injury. The Nuggets announced Wednesday that Plumlee will be reevaluated in two to four weeks. Plumlee injured a bone in his foot during a game in Minnesota against the Timberwolves on...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald attends a news conference after winning an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. Fitzgerald is coming back to the team for the 2020 season. There was speculations the 36-year-old Fitzgerald might retire, but the team announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, he has signed a one-year contract. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

Cardinals WR Fitzgerald purchases minority stake in Suns

Jan. 22, 2020 11:19 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has purchased a minority stake in the NBA's Phoenix Suns. Fitzgerald just finished his 16th season with the Cardinals and is among the most productive receivers in NFL history. He recently signed a one-year deal to return for 2020. The...

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) stumbles due to injury in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Mavericks fear 'severe' Achilles injury for center Powell

Jan. 22, 2020 12:33 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas center Dwight Powell sustained what the Mavericks fear is a “severe” injury to his right Achilles tendon in a 110-107 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. Coach Rick Carlisle said the club would wait on an MRI exam to determine the extent of the injury, but...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) dunks the ball over Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) in during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Leonard scores 36 to lead Clippers past Mavericks 110-107

Jan. 22, 2020 12:24 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks brought back one big man but lost another Tuesday night, and in the end, they couldn't rein in the reigning Finals MVP. Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, Landry Shamet hit two clutch 3-pointers late and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 Tuesday...

Evansville coach McCarty fired amid misconduct allegations

Jan. 21, 2020 11:06 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Walter McCarty has been fired as Evansville's coach after an investigation revealed additional allegations of off-court misconduct, the university announced Tuesday. Former Butler coach Todd Lickliter was hired late Tuesday to replace McCarty, the university announced. Lickliter...

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic, left, and forward Kristaps Porzingis sit on the bench during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Porzingis rejoins Mavs after missing 10 games with sore knee

Jan. 21, 2020 8:46 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis was back in the lineup for Dallas against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night after missing 10 games with right knee soreness. The 7-foot-3 forward was expected to return almost a week ago in Sacramento, but was a late scratch when knee soreness returned during...