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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces Karl-Anthony Towns as the overall first pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) **FILE**

Adam Silver: Playoff changes likely in NBA, moratorium mulled

- Associated Press

Silver said Tuesday the league is leaning toward eliminating any protection for division winners in playoff seeding and instead placing the eight teams in the Eastern and Western Conference brackets based solely by record.

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Parker, Ogwumike lead L.A.'s comeback over Mystics, 93-91

Associated Press

Candace Parker posted her 12th double-double in 15 games and Nneke Ogwumike did the same in her first game back after missing seven games to an injury to power Los Angeles to a 93-91 win over the Washington Mystics on Thursday night.

Vandersloot sparks Chicago Sky rout of Liberty 82-60

Associated Press

Courtney Vandersloot scored 21 points and Elena Delle Donne and Allie Quigley added 19 apiece as the Chicago Sky rolled to an 82-60 win over the New York Liberty on Thursday night.

Minnesota senior associate AD on leave during investigation

- Associated Press

A senior associate athletic director at the University of Minnesota, Mike Ellis, has gone on leave while outside lawyers investigate five anonymous complaints lodged against him since the resignation of athletic director Norwood Teague, the university confirmed Thursday.

Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

- Associated Press

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