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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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White Sox recall OF Trayce Thompson

Associated Press

The Chicago White Sox recalled outfielder Trayce Thompson from Triple-A Charlotte before Monday night's game with the Tampa Bay Rays.

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015, file photo, Illinois head woman's basketball coach Matt Bollant reacts to a call during an NCAA college basketball game in Piscataway, N.J.  A Chicago law firm hired by the University of Illinois to investigate allegations of poor treatment made by seven former players that sued the university, coach Matt Bollant, athletic director Mike Thomas and others  has concluded those charges are unfounded. The university said Monday Aug. 3, 2015 that the firm's report recommends some changes, such as a code of conduct for coaches.The Players alleged Bollant and some other coaches used race to divide the team and drive players out. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

School report: Illinois players' allegations unfounded

- Associated Press

Former University of Illinois women's basketball players' allegations of racially motivated mistreatment were unfounded, investigators hired by the school concluded in a report released Monday that also found that one former assistant coach "treated players harshly."

UALR offering gift certificiate after hoop renewals

Associated Press

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock men and women's basketball teams say they will give a $25 gift certificate for the team souvenir store to people who renew their season tickets by Friday.

WNBA Capsules

- Associated Press

Candice Dupree scored a season-high 27 points and DeWanna Bonner had a steal and hit made two late free throws in the Phoenix Mercury's 71-68 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.

Johnson's 16 2nd half points fuel Fever past Sun, 83-70

Associated Press

Shenise Johnson scored all 16 of her points in the second half, Erlana Larkins added 10 points and 13 rebounds and the Indiana Fever rallied to beat the Connecticut Sun for the second time in six days, 83-70 on Sunday.

Delle Donne scores 22 points, leads Sky past Mystics, 69-68

Associated Press

Elena Delle Donne scored 22 points, including the winning runner with 19 seconds to play, and tied her career high with four 3-pointers to lead the Chicago Sky past the Washington Mystics, 69-68 on Sunday night.

Lavender, Parker lead Sparks past Stars, 80-78

Associated Press

Jantel Lavender scored 20 points, and Candace Parker blocked a potential tying shot in the final seconds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the San Antonio Stars 80-78 on Sunday.