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Washington Wizards forward Drew Gooden (90), Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala and Wizards' Otto Porter Jr. (22) collide under the basket in the second half of Game 4 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs Monday, May 11, 2015, in Washington. The Hawks won 106-101. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Moving to small ball will take more adjusting from Wizards

- The Washington Times

Converting from power to speed and space took the Wizards about six months. Playoff matchups necessitating and inviting the change finally turned Washington from its thundering frontcourt approach into a team willing to do what so much of the league was doing.

Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) reacts after a basket between, from left to right, Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel, Luc Mbah a Moute, of Cameroon, and Isaiah Canaan during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

John Wall named to NBA all-defensive second team

- The Washington Times

Wall was asked to increase his defense at the start of the season. The Wizards believed he did that, and his efforts received validation Wednesday when he was named to the NBA’s all-defensive second team.

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AP Source: Pelicans interview Jeff Van Gundy

- Associated Press

A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have interviewed Jeff Van Gundy for the club's vacant head coaching job.

FILE - In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Chicago Sky center Markeisha Gatling (9) shoots past Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) during a WNBA basketball game in Phoenix. Glory Johnson had no idea her fight with Griner would become such a big deal. After the engaged WNBA All-Stars stars battled so intensely at their home that the police were called, the couple immediately began working through the incident together. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Griner: Fellow WNBA players want her to appeal suspension

- Associated Press

Brittney Griner has been hearing from players around the WNBA who would like her to change her mind and appeal her seven-game suspension for a domestic violence incident involving her partner Glory Johnson, also a player in the league.

News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDT

Associated Press

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson has appealed a federal court ruling temporarily denying her attempt to remain as chief justice.

WSU athletes score well in class

Associated Press

The NCAA has released its latest Academic Progress Rate for student-athletes and Washington State teams recorded six perfect scores.

No deal yet on arena for Milwaukee Bucks

Associated Press

A key Wisconsin lawmaker negotiating a financing plan to pay for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks says there's no deal yet, but he's still optimistic to reach an agreement by the end of the week.