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Pelicans primed to draft Zion — and another top-5 prospect

Pelicans primed to draft Zion — and another top-5 prospect

By BRETT MARTEL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis’ trade request has been honored, it’s time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise. Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro prospect to enter any NBA draft…read more

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

By ROB GILLIES and IAN HARRISON TORONTO (AP) — Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage. Three people were…

Soroka wins 8th straight decision, Braves mash Mets

Soroka wins 8th straight decision, Braves mash Mets

By GEORGE HENRY ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Soroka knows he doesn’t have to pitch perfectly when the Atlanta Braves keep scoring runs so often. “Everything’s just hard-hit baseball after hard-hit baseball,” Soroka said. “It’s contagious. It carries out to the mound for all of us.” Soroka won his eighth straight decision, Ozzie Albies homered and…

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