Here is the latest sports news: Oladipo wins NBA award. Pacers parting ways with Stephenson. Triple-A Indianapolis wins in ninth.

>>Oladipo Receives Most Improved Player

(Santa Monica, CA) — The Pacers Victor Oladipo [[ O-la-dee-po ]] was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player at their awards show in Santa Monica, California. He is the fifth Pacer to win the award. He set career highs in field goal percentage, three-point percentage, and averaged 23.1 points per game.

>>Pacers Parting Ways With Stephenson

(Indianapolis, IN) — The Pacers have opted to part ways with Lance Stephenson. They announced they will not pick up just over four-million-dollar option on his contract for the 2018-19 season. That frees up money for the Pacers to sign other free agents.

>>Triple-A Indianapolis Rallies In Ninth To Win

(Toledo, OH) — The Indianapolis Indians scored three runs with two out in the ninth to defeat the Mud Hens 5-4 in Toledo. Jordan Luplow drove in two with a single. Kevin Newman extended his hitting streak to 12 games in the victory and stole two bases. Tyler Eppler will start tonight for Indianapolis in the second game of the series.