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Update on the latest in sports:




Duke looks to bounce back


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – For the first time, Duke’s star-studded freshmen will be looking to bounce back from a loss when the third-ranked Blue Devils face 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.


In tonight’s other action involving top-25 teams (All times Eastern):


No. 5 Nevada at Loyola of Chicago, 8 p.m.


No. 9 Michigan State at Louisville, 7:30 p.m.


No. 13 Virginia Tech at Penn State, 7 p.m.


No. 14 Iowa vs. Pittsburgh, 9 p.m.


No. 22 Wisconsin vs. N.C. State, 9 p.m.




Raptors seek sixth straight win


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.




Nashville hopes to keep home streak alive


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Nashville Predators have won six straight home games, and will be looking to make it seven in a row tonight when they host the Colorado Avalanche. Colorado has won four games in a row, and is 6-0-1 in its last seven games.


Also on the ice tonight (all times Eastern):


San Jose at Buffalo, 7 p.m.


Ottawa at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.


Anaheim at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.


Carolina at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.


Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.


Vegas at Chicago, 8 p.m.


Arizona at Minnesota, 8 p.m.


Dallas at Edmonton, 9 p.m.


Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10 p.m.




North Carolina brings back Mack Brown as football coach


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (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.


The 67-year-old Brown coached the Tar Heels from 1988-97, with his last two teams finishing in the top 10 nationally. He went on to spend 16 seasons at Texas, where he won the national championship for 2005.


Brown left Texas in 2013 and has been working in broadcasting in recent years.




Florida’s Chauncey Gardner-Johnson plans to enter NFL draft


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.


He’s been one of Florida’s most improved players in 2018, posting 66 tackles, including nine for a loss. He also has three sacks and two interceptions.


The 11th-ranked Gators (9-3) are expected to have several players leave early, including defensive end Jachai Polite, linebacker Vosean Joseph and offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor.




Suspect in Dortmund bus attack convicted of attempted murder


BERLIN (AP) – A German court has convicted a man on 28 counts of attempted murder in last year’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team’s bus.


The dpa news agency reported that the defendant, who has been identified only as Sergej W. in line with German privacy rules, was sentenced to 14 years in prison by the Dortmund state court on Tuesday.


Dortmund defender Marc Bartra and a police officer were injured when three explosions hit the team’s bus as it left a hotel in the western German city for a Champions League game on April 11, 2017.


Prosecutors alleged that W. took out a loan to place a bet that Borussia Dortmund’s shares would drop in value, then bombed the bus and tried to disguise the attack as Islamic terrorism.



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