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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2014, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks yells from the sideline during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. Two people familiar with the deal say the Washington Wizards have reached an agreement with Scott Brooks to become the team's new coach, Thursday, April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Inside Scott Brooks’ lifelong hoops dream

- The Washington Times

Scott Brooks averaged 4.9 points and 2.4 assists during his decade playing in the NBA, suiting up for six teams and winning a title in 1994 as a member of the Houston Rockets. “I’ve always thought as my career ended, I’ve always reflected on ‘Why me?’” the Wizards coach said. “Why did I make it?”

Maryland guard Melo Trimble returns for his junior season after withdrawing from the NBA draft. He rarely played fewer than 35 minutes a game last season. (Associated Press)

Melo Trimble surrounded by young cast on Terrapins

- Associated Press

Melo Trimble returns as a junior after opting to withdraw his name from the NBA draft. The 6-foot-3 guard hopes to improve on an inconsistent season in which he shot 41 percent and ended the season with a 5-for-16 dud against Kansas.

Maryland head coach Brenda Frese, center, speaks with guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (32) during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Princeton in the second round of the NCAA tournament, Monday, March 23, 2015, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 85-70 (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) **FILE**

Maryland picked to win Big Ten women’s title

Associated Press

Maryland is the preseason Big Ten women’s basketball favorite. The two-time defending conference champions have three starters back from last season’s team that went 31-4.

Unidentified babies wear World Series onesie at the Cleveland Clinic's Fairview Hospital in Cleveland on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Newborn babies at the Cleveland hospital have joined the ranks of the Cleveland Indians' fans. The clinic says babies born today and throughout the World Series at several of its hospitals will be dressed in the outfits to help cheer on the Indians' quest for a championship as they take on the Chicago Cubs. The first game of the series was set for Tuesday in Cleveland. (Cleveland Clinic via AP)

Cleveland Indians get boost from newborn babies in onesies

Associated Press

The Cleveland Clinic says at least five babies born Tuesday at its Fairview Hospital were dressed in World Series onesies. It says babies born throughout the World Series at several of its hospitals will be dressed in the outfits to help cheer on the Indians’ quest for a championship as they take on the Chicago Cubs.

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NHL officials in South Korea to inspect Olympic venues

Associated Press

National Hockey League representatives are in South Korea to inspect Olympic facilities as the league mulls a decision on whether to let its players appear for a sixth consecutive Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Detroit Red Wings center Frans Nielsen (51) advances the puck as Carolina Hurricanes left wing Viktor Stalberg (25) defends in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Larkin leads Red Wings past Hurricanes 4-2

Associated Press

Dylan Larkin scored two goals to lead the Detroit Red Wings to their fifth consecutive win, a 4-2 decision over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

FILE - In this 2015 file photo shows Rep. Joe Seiwert, R-Pretty. Seiwert has criticized a black performer's public protest by saying in a Facebook posting that she should go back "home." The Kansas legislator confirmed the posting Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in interviews with The Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle. The Republican defended the posting as a comment on someone showing disrespect to the American flag. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)

Kansas lawmaker's post says black protester should go 'home'

Associated Press

A Republican legislator in Kansas criticized a Black Lives Matter supporter's protest while singing the national anthem by posting on Facebook that she should go back "home," then said Tuesday he was defending the military and the American flag.