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March 29, 2018

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III is entering the NBA draft, saying on his verified Twitter account that he “learned a lot this year on and off of the court.” He did not say in the post if he would hire an agent but is expected to be a high lottery pick. The AP All-American and ACC player and rookie of the year led the conference in scoring and rebounding, averaging 21.2 points and 11.3 rebounds for the Blue Devils.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State star Miles Bridges is skipping his final two seasons of eligibility and entering the NBA draft. Bridges weighed the idea of going pro last year, but he decided to stay in school, and helped the Spartans become a national title contender. The 6-foot-7 guard was named a second-team All-American by The Associated Press this month and averaged 17.1 points, seven rebounds and 2.7 assists.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love is in the NBA’s concussion protocol after being elbowed in the face. Love was struck by Miami’s Jordan Mickey early in Tuesday’s game at Miami. He briefly returned to the floor, but experienced concussion-like symptoms at halftime. The Cavs said his status will be updated when appropriate.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez will miss four to six weeks after spraining the MCL in his left knee. Perez was injured at home Tuesday night as he missed a step while carrying a suitcase up stairs. The five-time All-Star heard a “pop” and immediately called Royals trainer Nick Kenney, who advised Perez to ice the knee and come in for an MRI exam. No surgery is necessary.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Stadium Authority has signed the final documents necessary to build the future home of the Raiders. Raiders President Marc Badain and authority chairman Steve Hill signed the lease and development agreements in Las Vegas on Wednesday for the $1.8 billion, 65,000-seat stadium that also will serve as home to the UNLV Rebels. The move comes a day after NFL owners voted 31-1 to approve the stadium plans and financing, including a $200 million loan from the league.

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