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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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WNBA Capsules

- Associated Press

Epiphanny Prince scored 22 points and the New York Liberty clinched their first playoff berth in three seasons with an 81-68 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Illinois  head coach Tim Beckman talks to defensive back Taylor Barton (3) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Western Kentucky at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, Aug. 29, 2015, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb, File)

Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

- Associated Press

A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.

Milton-Jones breaks WNBA record for games played

Associated Press

Atlanta forward DeLisha Milton-Jones broke the WNBA record for games played when she entered the Dream's game against Indiana early in the second quarter Friday night.

Vermont court reverses conviction of dad who yelled at coach

- Associated Press

The Vermont Supreme Court on Friday overturned the disorderly conduct conviction of a New Hampshire man who yelled profanity at a high school basketball coach and hit a parked car with his hand because he was upset his daughter didn't get to play in a junior varsity game.

Springfield rehires coach who lost job after complaint

- Associated Press

The Springfield School District has rehired Bill Wagner as Springfield High School's girls basketball coach, less than three months after choosing not to renew his contract amid complaints from a parent.

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014, file photo, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin walks the sideline during an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Part of Sumlin's reputation for being more hip than most coaches comes from being photographed at various events. He's been to a Drake concert and loves MMA fighting. Since it's happened so much, he was tickled to have gone unnoticed when he and his wife attended the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight in May. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Sumlin's style a hit with players at Texas A&M

- Associated Press

A visit to Texas A&M football practice is musically akin to a trip to a swanky hip-hop club in downtown Houston or a hotspot on Miami's South Beach.