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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) battles for the ball against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Wizards top Pistons in MLK Day outing

- The Washington Times

If the Washington Wizards plan on making the playoffs, they’re going to have to jump some teams in the standings. The players understand this, which is why Monday’s matchup against the Detroit Pistons mattered.

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The headquarters of Japanese advertising company Dentsu Inc. is seen in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. One of Japan's most powerful companies, the giant agency Dentsu Inc. is part of an investigation into alleged vote-buying connected with landing the 2020 Olympics for Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

French Olympic probe raises questions about Japanese firm

- Associated Press

An investigation by French prosecutors into alleged vote-buying connected with Tokyo winning the 2020 Olympics has raised questions about one of Japan's most powerful companies, the giant advertising and marketing agency Dentsu Inc.

Texas Fishing Report

- Associated Press

The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Jan. 23 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, Oregon head men's basketball coach Dana Altman calls to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Southern California,in Eugene, Ore. The once-proud Oregon Ducks have fallen to 2-3 in Pac-12 play and eighth in the conference standings, and their shot at making the NCAA Tournament field seems to be rapidly  slipping away. But they could boost their season on Thursday with a victory over Washington, the last undefeated league team at 5-0. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, File)

Ducks look to regain footing against Washington

- Associated Press

GAME OF THE WEEK: The slumping Oregon Ducks have fallen to 2-3 in Pac-12 play and eighth in the conference standings, and any shot at making the NCAA Tournament field - apart from a conference tournament win - seems to be rapidly slipping away. But they could boost their season Thursday with a victory at home over Washington, the last undefeated team in Pac-12 play. The Ducks have won six straight over the Huskies.

FILE- In this Dec. 20, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein, left, arrives at New York Supreme Court with his attorney Benjamin Brafman in New York. Brafman filed court papers on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, asking to withdraw as Weinstein's lawyer. The high-profile criminal defense lawyer is leaving the movie producer's rape case weeks after failing to get the charges dismissed. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Weinstein picks Casey Anthony's lawyer for recast legal team

Associated Press

Harvey Weinstein's recast legal team includes the lawyer who won an acquittal for Casey Anthony on charges she killed her young daughter and a lawyer who helped basketball star Kobe Bryant avoid a rape prosecution.

Miami Hurricanes' 5-7 Chris Lykes is 'crazy, but crazy good'

- Associated Press

Usually the shortest man on the court, 5-foot-7 Chris Lykes is an unorthodox, unpredictable player for the Miami Hurricanes. Risky passes, lots of dribbling, ill-advised shots and so-so defense are part of his game.

FILE-In this Friday, Sep. 21, 2018, photo, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is seen in this aerial photo in Atlanta. The stadium will be the site of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Legions of police and federal agents will be protecting the stadium as Atlanta hosts Super Bowl 53, but recent attacks in the U.S. and around the world underscore how terrorists are striking less-secure areas outside sports stadiums, arenas and airports, experts say.(AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Security inside stadium and out for Super Bowl in Atlanta

- Associated Press

When Super Bowl 53 kicks off less than two weeks from now, legions of police and federal agents will be positioned to protect fans inside and outside the Atlanta stadium where the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams face off.