Duke looks to bounce back...NBA division leaders meet...Dortmund attack suspect convicted
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — For the first time, Duke’s star-studded freshmen will be looking to bounce back from a loss when third-ranked Duke faces Indiana tonight in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Duke had been unbeaten in five games before the loss to Gonzaga in the title game at the Maui Invitational. It knocked Duke out of the top spot on the AP’s college basketball poll.
MEMPHIS (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are looking for their sixth win in a row when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies tonight in a battle of NBA division leaders. The Raptors have the league’s best record at 17-and-4. Memphis sits atop the Southwest Division with a 12-and-7 mark. Tonight’s other NBA action has the Knicks at Detroit, Atlanta visiting Miami, the Indiana Pacers in Phoenix to play the Suns, and the Los Angeles Lakers at Denver.
UNDATED (AP) — Mack Brown is North Carolina’s new football coach in a second stint with the Tar Heels. The school officially announced the move in a news release Tuesday morning. Brown replaces Larry Fedora, who was fired Sunday after seven seasons.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson is leaving school early and entering the NFL draft. Gardner-Johnson announced his decision Monday night on Twitter. The junior plans to play in Florida’s bowl game. Gardner-Johnson says he based his decision on wanting to maximize his value in the NFL draft.
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has convicted the man accused in last year’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team bus. The defendant was convicted on attempted murder charges and sentenced to 14 years in prison. Prosecutors said he had taken out a loan to place a bet that the team’s shares would drop in value, and then bombed the bus and tried to disguise the attack as Islamic terrorism. A Dortmund player and a police officer were hurt.