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Anthony scores 30 as Knicks beat Wizards

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots with Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) defending in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points, including a tiebreaking three-point play with 13.9 seconds left, and the New York Knicks overcame a 10-point deficit late in the third quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 103-100 on Wednesday night.

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Celtics win preseason finale; 100-86 over Nets

Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger (7) gathers in a rebound against Brooklyn Nets forward Mason Plumlee (1) as Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, lower right, looks on in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Rookie Marcus Smart scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in the final preseason game for both teams.

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Rockets’ late free throw downs Magic 90-89

Orlando Magic's Elfrid Payton, right, looks to pass the ball as he is guarded by Houston Rockets' Patrick Beverley during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Adrien’s free throw with 35 seconds to play capped Houston’s rally Wednesday night, beating Orlando 90-89 in preseason play.

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Probe reveals scope of academic fraud at UNC

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

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Self, Weber expected at Wayne McClain funeral

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self walks ahead of NBA basketball player Deron Williams, left, and Kansas assistant coach Jerrance Howard, at a celebration of life ceremony for coach Wayne McClain in Champaign on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. McClain was an assistant coach to both Self and Bruce Weber, head coach at Kansas State, when they were at Illinois.  McClain died on Oct. 15. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon) MANDATORY CREDIT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — It seems no one knew that former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain had cancer until just before he died last week. Not even his brother Terry.

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