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Kings, NBA begin sex-assault inquiry into coach Luke Walton

Apr. 25, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have begun a joint investigation into allegations that coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted a woman. The Kings and the league said Thursday they will be looking into the accusations contained in a lawsuit filed earlier in this week in Los Angeles by former sportscaster Kelli...

2 Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 24, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Talk about a culture change. Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams. On Thursday night, two might go very high — and they come from the same school. T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant of Iowa are projected to go early, and it's not just...

Nashville gets its chance to step up for NFL draft

Apr. 25, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Broadway in downtown Nashville is as lively a place as any in America. The Las Vegas Strip, Times Square and Bourbon Street have nothing on it. Particularly this week. For the first time, the NFL draft is in Music City, and even in the days leading up to Thursday night's opening...

Lou Williams, Clippers force Game 6 against champ Warriors

Apr. 25, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lou Williams again came off the bench and knocked down big shot after big shot. Patrick Beverley crashed the boards at every chance. Danilo Gallinari drove the lane with authority. The Los Angeles Clippers took the Warriors right out of their comfort zone by beating the two-time...

Attorneys for Patriots owner set to challenge sex video

Apr. 25, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's high-profile attorneys normally don't handle second-degree misdemeanors like soliciting a prostitute, but that's only part of what he needs them to do. Their main job is to make sure the public never sees videos that police say show...

Chiefs' Hill maintains innocence in domestic violence case

Apr. 25, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs star receiver Tyreek Hill is maintaining his innocence after prosecutors declined to charge him in a domestic incident that involved his fiancee and their 3-year-old. Hill said in a statement released Thursday that his "son's health and happiness" is his "number one...

Clint Frazier becomes 15th Yankee to go on injured list

Apr. 25, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Frazier became the New York Yankees' 15th player to go on the injured list, sidelined because of a sprained left ankle. The 24-year-old outfielder is hitting .324 with six homers and 17 RBIs. Frazier was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday. He was hurt Monday night sliding into...

Kanter, Siakam among players starring in their support roles

Apr. 25, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

Just a few months ago, Enes Kanter was toiling for a New York Knicks team that was heading nowhere. Now, he's a significant contributor for a Portland Trail Blazers team heading to the Western Conference semifinals. Kanter is one of several players starring in their supporting roles and helped put their...

Harden helps Rockets eliminate Jazz with 100-93 win

Apr. 25, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In a series where their shots weren't falling like normal, the Houston Rockets managed to close it out with some tough defense. James Harden scored 26 points and the Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1. Houston advanced to the...

Penn State ex-president asks US court to overturn conviction

Apr. 25, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is asking a federal magistrate judge to overturn his conviction, less than a week before he is scheduled to start serving two months in jail. Spanier was in a Scranton, Pennsylvania, courthouse Thursday as his lawyers argued it violated the...

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Kings, NBA begin sex-assault inquiry into coach Luke Walton

Apr. 25, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have begun a joint investigation into allegations that coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted a woman. The Kings and the league said Thursday they will be looking into the accusations contained in a lawsuit filed earlier in this week in Los Angeles by former sportscaster Kelli...

AP Analysis: Justice Dept. reversal could cost states $220M

Apr. 25, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A recent opinion by the U.S. Justice Department has put a handful of states in danger of losing at least $220 million in annual lottery profits that they use to fund college scholarships, senior citizen services and a variety of other programs. The states are anxiously waiting on a...

Clint Frazier becomes 15th Yankee to go on injured list

Apr. 25, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Frazier became the New York Yankees' 15th player to go on the injured list, sidelined because of a sprained left ankle. The 24-year-old outfielder is hitting .324 with six homers and 17 RBIs. Frazier was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday. He was hurt Monday night sliding into...

Gold medalist Jordyn Wieber to lead Arkansas gymnastics

Apr. 25, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has hired Olympic gold medalist and former world all-around champion Jordyn Wieber as head coach of its women's gymnastics team. Athletic director Hunter Yurachek announced the hiring Wednesday. Wieber, who just finished her third season as a volunteer assistant coach at...

Belgian tennis player gets 1-month ban for betting

Apr. 25, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Belgian tennis player has been suspended for one month for betting on matches. Benjamin D'Hoe, a 22-year-old player who reached a career-high ranking of No. 782 in 2017, admitted to placing more than 900 mostly low-value bets on professional tennis matches from Jan. 31-Feb. 26, 2017. The...

Nadal beats Ferrer to reach Barcelona Open quarterfinals

Apr. 25, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal looked closer to his clay-court best again as he beat David Ferrer 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open. The 11-time Barcelona champion saved four of five break points and broke four times in what could have been his last meeting with...

Penn State ex-president asks US court to overturn conviction

Apr. 25, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is asking a federal magistrate judge to overturn his conviction, less than a week before he is scheduled to start serving two months in jail. Spanier was in a Scranton, Pennsylvania, courthouse Thursday as his lawyers argued it violated the...

Chiefs' Hill maintains innocence in domestic violence case

Apr. 25, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs star receiver Tyreek Hill is maintaining his innocence after prosecutors declined to charge him in a domestic incident that involved his fiancee and their 3-year-old. Hill said in a statement released Thursday that his "son's health and happiness" is his "number one...

Italy marks liberation anniversary as some glorify Mussolini

Apr. 25, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian leaders on Thursday marked Liberation Day, which celebrates the end of the country's Fascist dictatorship during World War II, with appeals against glorifying dictator Benito Mussolini. The celebrations come a day after a group of hardcore fans of the Lazio soccer club performed fascist...

Kanter, Siakam among players starring in their support roles

Apr. 25, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

Just a few months ago, Enes Kanter was toiling for a New York Knicks team that was heading nowhere. Now, he's a significant contributor for a Portland Trail Blazers team heading to the Western Conference semifinals. Kanter is one of several players starring in their supporting roles and helped put their...