(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Chipper, Thome among four headed to Baseball Hall of Fame. MSU president announces resignation after Nassar scandal. NBA pushing for legalized gambling. Pats’ Gronkowski listed with concussion on injury report. Steelers’ Bell happy with contract negotiations.

>>Chipper, Thome Among Four Headed To Baseball Hall Of Fame

(Cooperstown, NY) — First-time eligibles Chipper Jones and Jim Thome [[ TOE-mee ]] are among four new members headed to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Joining Jones and Thome in Cooperstown are Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman. Inductions will take place July 29th. Players needed 75-percent of the vote by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to earn the honor.

>>MSU President Announces Resignation After Nassar Scandal

(East Lansing, MI) — The president of Michigan State University is resigning after the sexual abuse case of former MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing young women and girls. Lou Anna Simon said in her resignation letter that she’s sorry Nassar was “such an evil, evil person who inflicted such harm under the guise of medical treatment.”

>>NBA Pushing For Legalized Gambling

(Undated) — The NBA is making a push for legalized wagering on their games nationwide. The league has made a formal request for a set of laws to the New York State Senate committee. The NBA wants one-percent of all action placed on its game, plus more regulations. The NBA would also like betting to become legal on smartphones and strategically placed kiosks, not just at racetracks and casinos.

>>Pats’ Gronkowski Listed With Concussion On Injury Report

(Foxboro, MA) — The first injury report for Super Bowl 52 between the Patriots and Eagles is out. New England tight end Rob Gronkowski was listed with a concussion, which is the first time it’s been officially acknowledged by the Pats. He suffered the head injury in the AFC Championship Game against the Jaguars. Philadelphia and New England don’t play until a week from Sunday in Minneapolis.

>>Steelers’ Bell Happy With Contract Negotiations

(Lake Buena Vista, FL) — Steelers running back Le’Veon [[ LAY-vee-on ]] Bell is happier than expected at Pro Bowl practice in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Bell told reporters on Wednesday that he and the organization are making “progress” on a contract extension. He played under the franchise tag last season and has made it clear he doesn’t want to do that again.


New Orleans Pelicans 101, Charlotte Hornets 96
Philadelphia 76ers 115, Chicago Bulls 101
Indiana Pacers 116, Phoenix Suns 101
Utah Jazz 98, Detroit Pistons 95 (OT)
Toronto Raptors 108, Atlanta Hawks 93
San Antonio Spurs 108, Memphis Grizzlies 85
Houston Rockets 104, Dallas Mavericks 97
Portland Trail Blazers 123, Minnesota Timberwolves 114
Boston Celtics 113, LA Clippers 102

Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2 (OT)
Los Angeles Kings 2, Calgary Flames 1 (OT)

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#8 (tie) Xavier Musketeers 89, Marquette Golden Eagles 70
#8 (tie) Cincinnati Bearcats 75, Temple Owls 42
#19 Auburn Tigers 91, Missouri Tigers 73
South Carolina Gamecocks 77, #22 Florida Gators 72
#23 Rhode Island Rams 78, Fordham Rams 58
#24 Miami Hurricanes 78, Louisville Cardinals 75 (OT)

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

7:30 p.m. – Sacramento Kings at Miami Heat
8:00 p.m. – Washington Wizards at Oklahoma City Thunder
9:00 p.m. – New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets
10:30 p.m. – Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors

7:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Philadelphia Flyers
7:00 p.m. – Minnesota Wild at Pittsburgh Penguins
7:00 p.m. – Nashville Predators at New Jersey Devils
7:30 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings
7:30 p.m. – Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators
7:30 p.m. – Carolina Hurricanes at Montreal Canadiens
8:00 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues
8:30 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Dallas Stars
9:00 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets at Arizona Coyotes
9:00 p.m. – Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers
10:00 p.m. – Winnipeg Jets at Anaheim Ducks
10:00 p.m. – New York Islanders at Vegas Golden Knights
10:00 p.m. – Buffalo Sabres at Vancouver Canucks
10:30 p.m. – New York Rangers at San Jose Sharks

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
7:00 p.m. – #3 Purdue Boilermakers host #25 Michigan Wolverines
8:30 p.m. – #12 Arizona Wildcats host Colorado Buffaloes
8:00 p.m. – #13 Ohio State Buckeyes host Penn State Nittany Lions
11:00 p.m. – #15 Gonzaga Bulldogs at Portland Pilots
9:00 p.m. – #16 Wichita State Shockers host UCF Knights
11:00 p.m. – #18 Saint Mary’s Gaels host BYU Cougars
9:30 p.m. – #20 Arizona State Sun Devils host Utah Runnin’ Utes

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