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December 5, 2018


Gonzaga, Duke in action

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.

In other top-25 action tonight (all times Eastern):

No. 13 Texas Tech vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 7:30 p.m.

No. 14 North Carolina vs. UNC Wilmington, 9 p.m.

No. 15 Virginia Tech vs. VMI, 7 p.m.

No. 17 Buffalo vs. Le Moyne, 7 p.m.

No. 19 Ohio State vs. Illinois at the United Center, 7 p.m.

No. 21 Villanova vs. Temple, 8:30 p.m.

No. 24 Nebraska at Minnesota, 9 p.m.


Two battles of division leaders in NBA

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.

The other games on the NBA schedule include (all times EDT):

Golden State at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Dallas at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Detroit at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at Toronto, 8 p.m.

San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.


Ducks host Blackhawks

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.


Man to try for new hearing in murder of Michael Jordan’s dad

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 Wednesday hearing 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.

Defense attorney Chris Mumma and prosecutors from the attorney’s general office will argue over whether Green deserves an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial. Superior Court Judge Winston Gilchrist will hear arguments in Sanford.

Among the defense filings is a claim that several people say they saw Green at a family cookout at the time Jordan was killed.


Gymnastics federation creates $2 million project to fight sex abuse

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — The International Gymnastics Federation has approved a $2 million project to safeguard athletes after an American sex abuse scandal.

The sport’s governing body says the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation will have a help desk for athletes, judicial panels to prosecute and judge cases, and a compliance section to monitor good governance.

FIG acted in response to “abuse cases in the United States which so shocked the world of gymnastics.”

Hundreds of girls and women, including many Olympians, said they were molested by Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics doctor. He was jailed after pleading guilty to sexual assault and possessing child pornography.

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