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January 31, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has responded to the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by sending President Donald Trump legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to swiftly report claims of abuse to law enforcement. Nassar returns to court today to face another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts after being sentenced last week to 40 to 175 years behind bars.

DETROIT (AP) — Kevin Love left Cleveland’s game at Detroit during the first quarter with a broken left hand. He had X-rays at the arena, which the Cavaliers say showed a non-displaced fracture in his fifth metacarpal. The team says his status will be updated after additional examination in Cleveland. The Cavs lost to the Pistons, 125-114.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas City has agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to Washington, a move that spells the end of Kirk Cousins’ time with the Redskins and hands the Chiefs’ job to Patrick Mahomes. Two people with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed the move to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the transaction can’t be completed until the start of the new league year in March.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski says he expects to play in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gronkowski has been in the league’s concussion protocol after taking a hit from Jacksonville’s Barry Church in the AFC championship game. He made his first public appearance last night while playing former teammate and current Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount in a game of “Madden 18” at the Mall of America.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says freshman guard Jalek Felton has been suspended from school. The school says the suspension means he is “not currently eligible to participate” in any university activities. It didn’t release further details citing federal privacy laws. North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he was not involved in Felton’s suspension and had nothing to do with how it has been handled.