Here is the latest sports news: More trouble coming for MSU’s Izzo. College basketball under fire. NBA All-Star break has arrived. Team USA bounces back with win. Shiffrin and Jacobellis miss out on medals.

>>Michigan State Basketball Player Being Investigated For Criminal Sexual Conduct

(East Lansing, MI) — Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo is going to have to deal with some more questions that he’s been trying to avoid. According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, walk-on freshman Brock Washington has been under investigation for criminal sexual conduct since the beginning of the fall semester. Prosecutors from Ingham County, Michigan are deciding whether formal chargers will be filed.

>>Report: NCAA Basketball Corruption Case Could Result In Dozens Of Rules Violations

(New York, NY) — The federal corruption case involving NCAA basketball could have wide reaching effects throughout the sport. Yahoo Sports reports that federal prosecutors are sitting on a large amount of material that could bring down Hall of Fame coaches and some of college hoops’ top programs. There are reports that there could be dozens of NCAA rules violations buried in the mountain of evidence.

>>NBA Hits All-Star Break

(Undated) — NBA All-Star weekend is here. The final two games before the break were last night. Denver’s Nikola Jokic became the sixth player in NBA history to tally a triple-double with at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and 15 assists as the Nuggets beat the Bucks. The Rising Stars Game is tonight followed by All-Star Saturday Night and the 2018 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

>>Team USA Picks Up First Win In Men’s Hockey

(PyeongChang, South Korea) — Team USA has its first win in the men’s hockey tournament at the Winter Games in PyeongChang. The Americans bounced back from their opening loss to clip Slovakia 2-1 at the Gangneung [[ GANG-young ]] Hockey Centre. Ryan Donato scored both goals for the U.S. including the game-winner with less than three-minutes left in regulation.

>>Shiffrin And Jacobellis Don’t Medal

(PyeongChang, South Korea) — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin is leaving PyeongChang with less hardware than she would like. She failed to reach the podium in the women’s slalom event and had to settle for a fourth-place finish. It was a disappointing women’s snowboard cross event for American Lindsey Jacobellis too. She wasn’t able to win her first gold medal and didn’t place in the top three.

>>THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NBA
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Denver Nuggets 134, Milwaukee Bucks 123
Minnesota Timberwolves 119, Los Angeles Lakers 111

NHL
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New York Islanders 3, New York Rangers 0
Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Los Angeles Kings 1
New Jersey Devils 5, Carolina Hurricanes 2
Ottawa Senators 3, Buffalo Sabres 2 (OT)
Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Detroit Red Wings 1
Calgary Flames 4, Nashville Predators 3
Washington Capitals 5, Minnesota Wild 2
Anaheim Ducks 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Arizona Coyotes 5, Montreal Canadiens 2
Vegas Golden Knights 4, Edmonton Oilers 1
San Jose Sharks 4, Vancouver Canucks 1

Top-25 Men’s Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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Houston Cougars 67, #5 Cincinnati Bearcats 62
Wisconsin Badgers 57, #7 Purdue Boilermakers 53
#8 Gonzaga Bulldogs 76, Loyola Marymount Lions 46
Penn State Nittany Lions 79, #9 Ohio State Buckeyes 56
San Francisco Dons 70, #15 Saint Mary’s Gaels 63
#18 Wichita State Shockers 93, Temple Owls 86
#19 Arizona Wildcats 77, #22 Arizona State Sun Devils 70

PGA
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Genesis Open (at Pacific Palisades, CA)
T1. Patrick Cantlay (-5)
T1. Tony Finau (-5)
T63. Tiger Woods (+1)

>>FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

NBA
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No Games Scheduled (All-Star break)

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at Columbus Blue Jackets
7:30 p.m. – New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes
8:00 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets
8:30 p.m. – St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars

Top-25 Men’s Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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7:00 p.m. – #14 Rhode Island Rams at St. Bonaventure Bonnies

PGA
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Genesis Open (at Pacific Palisades, CA)