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Adam Silver The Associated Press
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces that the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the 2022 NBA All Star game during a news conference in Cleveland. The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) collides with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nerlens Noel (3) after attempting to block a shot at the end of the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Davis kept his left arm still as he walked to the locker room shortly after fouling Noel on an attempted shot block with his left hand. When the second half began, the Pelicans announced that Davis was out of the remainder of the game with a left shoulder injury, The Pelicans won 131-122.
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Derby County's Ashley Cole, left and Brighton & Hove Albion's Alireza Jahanbakhsh battle for the ball, during the FA Cup fifth round soccer match between Brighton and Derby County, at the AMEX Stadium, in Brighton, England, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
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An aerial view looks over the Flamengo soccer club training complex where an early morning fire left a number of people dead and injured in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.
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U.S. Team's Donovan Mitchell, of the Utah Jazz moves to the hoop against World Team's, Bogdan Bogdanovic, of the Sacramento Kings during the NBA All-Star Rising Stars basketball game, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C.
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Home team's Famous Los, right, and Away team's Ray Allen chase the ball during the first half of an NBA All-Star Celebrity basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the team's spring training baseball facility, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.
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Buffalo's Nick Perkins (33) rebounds against Toledo's Luke Knapke (30) and Marreon Jackson (3) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Toledo, Ohio.
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J.B. Holmes hits his tee shot on the fourth hole as first round play continues during the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) collides with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nerlens Noel (3) after attempting to block a shot at the end of the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Davis kept his left arm still as he walked to the locker room shortly after fouling Noel on an attempted shot block with his left hand. When the second half began, the Pelicans announced that Davis was out of the remainder of the game with a left shoulder injury, The Pelicans won 131-122.
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San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in Charlotte, N.C. Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have reached settlements on their collusion lawsuits against the NFL, the league said Friday, Feb. 19, 2019.
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Matt Kuchar hits his approach shot on the 17th hole as the first round of play continues at the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.
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Drivers take the green flag on the start of the first of two qualifying races for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr. (1) huddles with teammates, from left, Eric Ayala, Jalen Smith, Bruno Fernando and Darryl Morsell during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue in College Park, Md. Extremely young and doggedly determined, Maryland has used a long-awaited growth spurt to move into the upper tier of the Big Ten standings
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket past New Orleans Pelicans forward Darius Miller (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
Dennis Smith Jr, Kevin Huerter The Associated Press
New York Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (5) goes in for a basket asA tlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Atlanta.
Tommy Giordano The Associated Press
Tommy Giordano, right, special assistant to the general manager of the Atlanta Braves, scouts a spring training baseball game between the Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Kissimmee, Fla. Giordano spent nearly all of his marvelously full life as a baseball man. He’s going out like he lived for more than 93 years _ surrounded by family and friends, accompanied by overwhelming love and stories that will endure long after he’s gone.
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New York Islanders' Thomas Greiss, left, of Germany, makes a save as teammate Nick Leddy, right, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson look for the rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
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Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the first of two qualifying auto races for the NASCAR Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts to a call during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The Magic won 118-88.
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Jordan Spieth hits to the second green for a birdie during the first round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
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Natalie Decker, right, talks to crew members before a practice run Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Decker will make her Truck Series debut on Friday, the only race at Daytona this weekend with any women drivers.
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Former NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick attends the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Kaepernick was among eight recipients of Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Medals in 2018. A person with knowledge of the conversation tells The Associated Press that the new Alliance of American Football spoke with Kaepernick during its development about joining the league. But Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that had its debut last weekend. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because neither side has publicly acknowledged such talks.
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, center, shows her gold medal of the women's super-G, flanked by silver medallist Italy's Sofia Goggia, left, and bronze medal's Switzerland's Corinne Suter, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.