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Big names stay in place on NBA trade-deadline day

- Associated Press

And as the trade deadline passed Thursday, the NBA landscape seemed remarkably unchanged. In all, seven deadline-day trades involving 14 players were put together by the 3 p.m. Eastern deadline - but no last-minute blockbusters.

Virginia guard London Perrantes (32) reacts during overtime an NCAA college basketball game against Miami, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. Miami defeated Virginia 54-48. (AP Photo/Ryan M. Kelly) **FILE**

Virginia’s London Perrantes struggling to rediscover shooting touch

- Associated Press

The team’s lone scholarship senior is in the midst of the worst shooting slump of his college career, and his offensive woes are a major reason the 18th-ranked Cavaliers are mired in their first four-game losing streak since 2009-10.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s confidence sky high amid return for Daytona 500

- Associated Press

Earnhardt is the biggest story of Speedweeks. While it’s fairly common for the two-time Daytona 500 winner to be the center of attention at Daytona International Speedway, especially given his father’s fame and tragic fate at the superspeedway, it’s been considerably different this year.

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Wade Davis takes over as closer for the Chicago Cubs

- Associated Press

Wade Davis was a promising starting pitcher when he made his major league debut for Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays almost eight years ago. Then he was a reliever, and then a starter again and then a reliever.

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Richard Jefferson (24) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 119-104. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief

- Associated Press

Ricky Rubio was trying desperately to take his own advice. Minnesota's point guard told anyone who would listen to him not to worry about the trade deadline, or fret about what moves might be coming.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Supreme Court could decide transgender case. Or not.

- Associated Press

Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys' bathroom and the Virginia school board that won't let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute, even after the Trump administration retreated from an Obama-era policy on bathroom use.