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Lakers close to naming Scott as coach: reports 6:56pm EDT

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three months after coach Mike D'Antoni resigned, the struggling Los Angeles Lakers are expected to offer former player Byron Scott the job, multiple media outlets reported on Friday.  Full Article

 
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Wizards' Wall added to U.S. national team roster 5:08pm EDT 

(Reuters) - NBA All-Star guard John Wall of the Washington Wizards has been added to the U.S. national team roster following the withdrawal of Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, USA Basketball announced on Friday.  Full Article  

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Massachusetts judge won't toss murder charge against ex-NFL player 12:56pm EDT 

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts judge refused to toss out murder and firearms charges against ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez in last summer's killing of a semi-professional soccer player.  Full Article