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NBA players Markieff, left, and Marcus Morris arrive at Superior Court for the second day of their aggravated assault trial, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Phoenix. The twins, along with Gerald Bowman, are charged with assaulting Erik Hood outside a recreation center in 2015 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Man accusing Morris brothers of beating him testifies

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An Arizona grand jury indicted the Morris brothers, including Markieff, who plays for the Wizards, on felony aggravated assault charges. They are accused of helping three other people beat Erik Hood in 2015.

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2016, file photo, Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris, left, and Detroit Pistons forward Marcus Morris talk on the court after an NBA basketball game in Washington. A trial will begin for NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris, who allegedly assaulted a man outside a Phoenix recreation center two years ago. Maricopa County Superior Court officials announced the trial's upcoming jury selection will start Wednesday morning, Sept. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) **FILE**

Morris twins go on trial in 2015 Phoenix assault

- Associated Press

NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris went on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a 2015 beating that prosecutors labeled as an “orchestrated attack” and defense lawyers dismissed as a ploy to get money out of the athletes.

Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver (20) shoots and is fouled by Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball playoff game Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

Sylvia Fowles, Maya Moore lift Lynx over Mystics

- Associated Press

Newly crowned MVP Sylvia Fowles scored 25 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 93-83 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals Thursday night.

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) scores a basket in the final seconds of the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Washington Mystics, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

Seimone Augustus, Lynx bury Mystics in Game 1 of semifinals

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Seimone Augustus scored 24 points and Sylvia Fowles added 18 to help the Minnesota Lynx roll to a 101-81 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals on Tuesday night.

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Candace Parker's driving layup with 2.9 seconds to play gave the Los Angeles Sparks an 89-87 win and three-game sweep of the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA semifinals Sunday.

Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi, middle, tries to get off a pass as Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker (3) and Alana Beard (0) defend during the first half of Game 3 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Parker's layup helps Sparks sweep Mercury

- Associated Press

Candace Parker hobbled into the postgame press conference with ice bags over both knees and slung over her left shoulder. But soreness was a small price to pay for a return trip to the WNBA Finals.

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson watches during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland. Peterson had an $18 million salary "scheduled" for 2017 on his contract with Minnesota, but the franchise's all-time leading rusher was never going to get that money at his age and position. Professional football players typically don't get to lock in long-term deals with the same financial certainty as their baseball, basketball or hockey peers (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Will NFL contracts ever fully guarantee? Players can hope.

- Associated Press

Adrian Peterson had an $18 million salary "scheduled" for 2017 on his last contract with Minnesota , but the franchise's all-time leading rusher was never realistically going to get that money from the Vikings given his age and position.