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Gonzaga, Duke in action...Division leaders meet...Ducks host Chicago

December 5, 2018

UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Gonzaga is in action tonight in college basketball, as is the team it unseated from the top spot. Gonzaga plays Washington, while third-ranked Duke takes on Hartford. In last night’s action, second-ranked Kansas beat Wofford, 72-47.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets are looking for their seventh win in a row tonight when they visit the Orlando Magic -- who, despite a 12-and-12 record, are on top of the Southeast Division by a half-game. In tonight’s other contest involving two division leaders, the Los Angeles Clippers play at Memphis.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks begin a four-game homestand tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks. In their last game, the Ducks ended the seven-game winning streak of the Washington Capitals with a 6-5 victory on Sunday -- becoming the first NHL team in nearly 20 years to overcome a four-goal deficit on the road and win in regulation. Tonight’s other two NHL games have Edmonton at St. Louis and Carolina at San Jose.

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — One of two men serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of Michael Jordan’s father is slated to begin his latest bid to convince a court that he didn’t do it. A hearing today in North Carolina will consider the argument by Daniel Green that he helped dump James Jordan’s body but didn’t kill him. Green was convicted of first-degree murder, and two state courts upheld the conviction.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker, who served a prison sentence for wire fraud and making false statements to the FBI, has filed for bankruptcy. Cleveland.com reports Rucker and his wife, Darlene, have filed their petition in bankruptcy court in Cleveland. Rucker was sentenced to prison in 2016 and ordered to pay $110,000 for using his charities’ money to pay gambling debts and personal expenses.

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