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A mural of former NBA star Larry Bird is seen on the side of a multi-family residence in Fountain Square, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Indianapolis. Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tatts. Bird's attorney, Gary Sallee, says the former Indiana Pacers executive "needs to protect" his brand and "doesn't want to be seen as a tattooed guy." Artist Jules Muck says she was just trying to be funny. The mural is a replica of Bird's appearance on a 1977 Sports Illustrated cover when he played college ball for Indiana State. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Not a ‘tattooed guy’: Larry Bird mural will be changed

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An artist says she’ll remove most tattoos from a large painting of the former NBA star on an Indianapolis multi-family residence. The tattoos include two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web on a shoulder.

Washington Mystics forward Aerial Powers reacts during the first half of the team's WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Mystics use big 4th quarter to beat Storm

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Aerial Powers led six Washington players in double figures with 16 points and the Mystics beat the Seattle Storm 88-59 on Wednesday night.

Services set for Houston intern who made her mark in D.C.

She spent her summer reporting for The Washington Times, producing articles on, among others, Washington Redskins legend Charles Mann, Washington Nationals prospect Jackson Rutledge and Baltimore Orioles General Manager Mike Elias, a former Astros executive.

In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner competes in the skills challenge during the WNBA All-Star festivities in Las Vegas. The Mercury have been ravaged by injuries lately and may be without Brittney Griner for three games because of her role in the fight that occurred against Dallas last Saturday, Aug. 10. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) **FILE**

WNBA suspends Griner three games for fight

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Mercury center Brittney Griner will miss the next three games after the WNBA suspended her Tuesday for her role in a fight in the Dallas-Phoenix game over the weekend that resulted in six players getting ejected.

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Sparks win 10th straight at home, top Fever 98-65

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Nneka Ogwumike had 17 points, seven rebounds and five steals as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 98-65 on Thursday night for their 10th straight win at home.

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 file photo, Michael Avenatti makes a statement to the press as he leaves federal court, in New York. Lawyer Michael Avenatti says charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion. An attorney for Avenatti told a judge Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 that a November extortion trial should be postponed until January so he can gather more proof.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Avenatti seeks trial delay amid effort to prove Nike claims

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California attorney Michael Avenatti hopes to show that charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion, his lawyer told a judge Thursday.

President Donald Trump, accompanied by from left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks at the 2018 House and Senate Republican Member Conference at The Greenbrier, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump awards Medal of Freedom to NBA star Bob Cousy

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President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, praising the Boston Celtics star as "one of the all-time greats in the history of sports."

Loyola's Sister Jean celebrated on her 100th birthday

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Jean Dolores Schmidt, better known as Sister Jean, is now a centenarian. And the students and staff of Loyola University-Chicago gathered Wednesday to celebrate the chaplain of school's men's basketball team.

Minnesota Lynx center Temi Fagbenle, left, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Sparks beat Lynx 81-71 for 9th straight home win

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Candace Parker had 20 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double, Chelsea Gray added 17 points, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-71 on Tuesday night.