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FILE  - This Sept. 28, 2015, file photo shows then-Phoenix Suns assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren during the Suns NBA basketball media day in Phoenix. The Indiana Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard found his man — Nate Bjorkgren. He comes to Indiana after spending two seasons as an assistant on Nick Nurse’s staff in Toronto. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Bjorkgren describes plan to take Pacers in new direction

Oct. 21, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren went right to work Wednesday. Less than 24 hours after accepting the job, the 45-year-old former Toronto Raptors assistant started explaining his plan. He expects the Pacers to move the ball and take more 3-pointers. He wants the defense to be...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of a private Christian school that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

Oct. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. The policies that discriminated against...

Joey Logano celebrates in victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

AUTO RACING: NASCAR heads to Texas as finale draws near

Oct. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Site: Fort Worth, Texas Schedule: Sunday, race, 3:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Track: Texas Motor Speedway Race distance: 334 laps, 501 miles Last year: Kevin Harvick won after starting from the pole position. Last race: Joey Logano held off Harvick to...

Higher-risk locations for COVID-19 spread double in Indiana

Oct. 21, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday nearly doubled the number of counties designated as higher-risk locations for coronavirus spread. Forty of Indiana’s 92 counties were placed in orange or red levels under the agency’s color-coded weekly tracking map...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs with the ball against Wisconsin during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, in Indianapolis. The ACC, Big 12 and SEC have been playing anywhere from three to five weeks amid the pandemic, and all the players and coaches around the Big Ten could do is watch.
“Most of it's been torture, just not being able to play games,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

College Football Picks: Big Ten returns to Big Ten weather

Oct. 21, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

Just as Big Ten weather hits the Midwest comes the start of the Big Ten football season. The conference that called off fall football in August only to reverse course a month later kicks off a nine-week season with no breaks and five teams already in the AP Top 25. No. 14 Wisconsin and Illinois get things rolling...

Anti-domestic violence effort named after fallen officer

Oct. 21, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An initiative to reduce domestic violence in Indianapolis is named after a police officer killed in the line of duty responding to such an incident, officials say. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Tuesday announced the Law Enforcement Action to Halt Domestic Violence...

Notre Dame place kicker Jonathan Doerer kicks during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. Doerer pays careful attention to the nuances of his stance, swing path and ball contact — and not just in football. Notre Dame’s senior kicker also frequents the driving range, a habit that only increased when he was home in Charlotte for the spring and summer. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Driving range: Notre Dame's Doerer gets kick out of golf

Oct. 21, 2020 2:44 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jonathan Doerer pays careful attention to the nuances of his stance, swing path and ball contact — and not just in football. The Notre Dame kicker also frequents the driving range, a habit that increased when he was home in North Carolina over the spring and summer. His...

Indiana Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb participates in the Indiana Gubernatorial debate with Democrat Woody Myers and Libertarian Donald Rainwater, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. The candidates were in separate studios to allow for social distancing guidelines. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana governor faces debate challenges over virus actions

Oct. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb took on the conservative criticism over his coronavirus pandemic orders as he faced his two reelection challengers in a televised debate Tuesday night. Holcomb, a Republican, also faced arguments from Democratic candidate Woody Myers that he’s been too...

FILE  - This Sept. 28, 2015, file photo shows then-Phoenix Suns assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren during the Suns NBA basketball media day in Phoenix. The Indiana Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard found his man — Nate Bjorkgren. He comes to Indiana after spending two seasons as an assistant on Nick Nurse’s staff in Toronto. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Indiana Pacers tab Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as coach

Oct. 20, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana wanted its next coach to take the franchise in a new direction. The Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, president of basketball operations...

Noblesville residents protest against proposed gravel pit

Oct. 20, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Demonstrators against a proposed 40-acre gravel pit in central Indiana gathered outside City Hall to protest the project claiming it would increase truck traffic, noise and pollution. About 50 residents protested Monday night that building a gravel pit next to Potter's Bridge Park...