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BASKETBALL

Rose expects to play after MRI on ankle is negative

DEERFIELD, ILL. | It would probably take a broken bone for Derrick Rose to miss a playoff game, so consider this good news for the Chicago Bulls. His sprained left ankle is just that - sprained.

Rose plans to suit up for Game 5 on Tuesday when the Bulls try again to close out their first-round series with the Indiana Pacers.

The All-Star point guard sprained his ankle driving to the basket late in the first quarter of Game 4 on Saturday and wasn’t his usual dominant self as the Pacers beat Chicago 89-84 to avoid the sweep.

BASEBALL

Former National Dukes faces more legal trouble

TAMPA, FLA. | Troubled former Washington Nationals player Elijah Dukes has been charged in Florida with driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.

Officials said Dukes, 26, was arrested Sunday on an exit ramp of Interstate 75 near Tampa. It was the latest in a string of arrests for Dukes, who also played for Tampa Bay.

Dukes, a National during 2008-09, also was arrested March 2 after a former girlfriend accused him of hitting her. At that time, he was charged with aggravated assault on a pregnant woman and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

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