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Pacers’ George making progress in recovery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pacers forward Paul George could take the next step in his recovery from a broken right leg as early as next week.

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Durant agrees to deal with SONIC Drive-In

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant watches during the second half of the Thunder's NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 98-81. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant has agreed to an endorsement deal with SONIC Drive-In, the Oklahoma City-based company said in a news release on Thursday.

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Nike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest

In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson calls out a play to teammates in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Philadelphia. Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar demanded answers. Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and persona without permission for a sneaker out of the company's Zoom Flight ’96 collection. The ambiguously titled sneaker has the No. 3 _ Iverson’ number _ on each back heel and the red, white and blue colors of the Philadelphia 76ers. Nike spokesman KeJuan Wilkins said in a statement Thursday that the version of the shoe Iverson protested won’t hit stores. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he’s endorsed by rival Reebok.

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NBA’s Silver sends message on domestic violence

In this undated file image released by the Ingham County Sheriffs Department, Charlotte Hornets' Jeffery Taylor is photographed in East Lansing, Mich. The NBA has suspended Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property in October. (AP Photo/Ingham County Sheriffs Department, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wanted to send a strong message on the league’s lack of tolerance for domestic violence.

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Winless 76ers headed toward NBA futility mark

Philadelphia 76ers' Hollis Thompson (31), Tony Wroten (8), Michael Carter-Williams (1) and Henry Sims (35) walk onto the court after a timeout during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia lost their 11th straight game to start the season to Boston, 90-101. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres used her monologue on Wednesday’s show to speak right to heart of Philadelphia 76ers fans.

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