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June 12, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Part celebration, part mutual love fest. That was the parade attended by thousands in Oakland, California, for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors. Players got off their buses to sign autographs and high-five fans and even posed for photographs holding brooms during their championship parade in Oakland. JaVale McGee, Nick Young and Jordan Bell ran along the barriers holding the crowd back and mingled with fans and even hugged some of them.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz (trahts) says the Capitals are going to do it again, and T.J. Oshie led fans in a chant of “back-to-back” at the D.C. rally celebrating the Stanley Cup champions. Captain Alex Ovechkin fired up fans who filled the National Mall down to the Washington Monument by reminding them that he said at the start of the year they weren’t going to be as bad as some thought. Then he and his teammates sang along to Queen’s “We Are The Champions” to complete the rally.

BOSTON (AP) — Could the next stop for LeBron James be Boston. The 33-year-old James has a player option to remain in Cleveland next season but could opt for free agency. Kyrie Irving, who played three seasons with James before being traded to Boston, gave a non-response when asked about James today. He would only say that he’s seen a lot in the league and that he’ll wait to see what management does.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some members of Congress have introduced a bill that would make it a crime to use or distribute performance-enhancing drugs while competing in international sports events. The bill is name after a Russia lab director -- Grigory Rodchenkov -- who blew the whistle on Russian cheating at the Sochi Olympics. Penalties would include fines of up to $250,000 for individuals and prison sentences of up to 10 years for those who make, distribute or use banned substances at international events, such as the Olympics.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has signed two bills inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal, including one giving childhood sexual abuse victims more time to sue. The current cutoff to file a lawsuit is generally a minor victim’s 19th birthday, which critics say is out of step with other states. One law will allow people who were sexually abused as children to sue until their 28th birthdays, or three years from when they realize they have been abused.

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