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MRI reveals no ligament damage to knee of Sacramento Kings rookie Tyrese Haliburton

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Sacramento Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton has no ligament damage to his left knee, an MRI revealed, but likely will miss the rest of the season.

Haliburton won’t require surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, the team said Tuesday night.

Haliburton needed help leaving the court after sustaining the injury in Sunday night’s victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

He has had an outstanding rookie season, averaging 13 points, 5.3 assists and 1.5 steals. His numbers have increased significantly since De’Aaron Fox was sidelined when he was placed in the league’s health and safety protocols — averaging 18.5 points and nine assists.

Haliburton was the 12th overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft out of Iowa State.

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Longtime Milwaukee Bucks broadcaster Jim Paschke to retire at season’s end

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MILWAUKEE — Jim Paschke, the Milwaukee Bucks‘ television play-by-play announcer for the past 35 years, plans to retire at the end of the season.

Paschke announced his decision during an interview with two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo before the Bucks’ Tuesday night game with the Brooklyn Nets.

Paschke’s overall broadcasting career has lasted 48 years. He has called more than 2,000 Bucks games. He also has called games for University of Wisconsin football and basketball, the Milwaukee Brewers and Marquette basketball among other assignments.

He was the 2018 recipient of the NBA’s Todd Harris Award, which recognizes an NBA broadcaster or executive for showing teamwork and providing inspiration. Paschke was only the second person to receive that award.

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Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James expected to miss back-to-back games at Clippers, Blazers to rest ankle

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is expected to miss back-to-back games against the LA Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday and Friday to rest his injured right ankle, sources told ESPN.

It is possible James could miss more games, sources said, as he works through discomfort in the ankle that kept him out six weeks until a two-game return that saw home losses to Toronto and Sacramento over the weekend.

James and the Lakers will continue to evaluate the injury and will proceed cautiously as the Lakers ramp up for the postseason, sources said.

James has experienced some trouble making hard cuts and exploding since his return from six weeks on the sideline with the injury, sources said.

James was held out of the final 6 minutes, 42 seconds of Sunday’s game against the Raptors after experiencing soreness in the ankle and did not play Monday against the Denver Nuggets.

The Lakers (37-28) are a half-game ahead of Dallas for the fifth spot in the Western Conference and a full game ahead of seventh-place Portland with four games against the Clippers, Blazers, Suns and Knicks in the next week. The Lakers are trying to avoid landing in the play-in tournament for seeds No. 7 to No. 10.

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Milwaukee council approves $750,000 settlement with Sterling Brown

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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday approved a $750,000 settlement in a lawsuit brought by former Bucks player Sterling Brown over his 2018 arrest in which he was taken to the ground and shocked with a Taser.

The incident started when Brown was approached by police over a parking violation.

The settlement does not include an admission that Brown’s constitutional rights were violated, which Brown’s attorney had sought in talks with the city. Instead, it has an apology from the city and Milwaukee police that “recognizes that the incident escalated in an unnecessary manner and despite Mr. Brown’s calm behavior.”

The agreement also requires the city to commit to changes in the police department’s standard operating procedures, including fair and impartial policing, training and career development, personnel investigations and body cameras, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

“With this settlement the city turns a page and embraces the 21st century, where we will insist on recognizing citizens’ rights, human rights and developing a police force of peace officers to work with the community to better our city,” said Mark Thomsen, Brown’s attorney.

Brown said in his lawsuit that police used excessive force and targeted him because he is Black when they confronted him for parking illegally in a handicapped-accessible spot in January 2018. He was talking with officers while waiting for his citation when the situation escalated. Officers took him down and used a stun gun because he didn’t immediately follow orders to remove his hands from his pockets.

A spokesman for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said the policy and rule changes will help improve policing in the city.

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