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Bucks G Brown sues Milwaukee over arrest

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MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black.

Brown's attorney Mark Thomsen filed the lawsuit in federal court, accusing police of "discriminating against Mr. Brown on the basis of his race." The lawsuit alleges officers involved in his arrest used their incident report to try to reframe what happened to give the impression Brown was resisted and obstructed them.

"Mr. Brown hopes that instead of the typical denial of the claims ... the city actually admit to the wrongs, admit that his constitutional rights were violated," Thomsen said at a news conference outside City Hall after filing the lawsuit.

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Cavs enter draft unsure of James' plans

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James won't be picking any players during Thursday's NBA draft.

At least not directly.

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Kupchak set for first draft with Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michael Jordan hired proven general manager Mitch Kupchak this offseason to help turn around a franchise mired in mediocrity since he became the Charlotte Hornets' majority owner eight years ago.

But that doesn't mean the highly competitive Jordan won't have input on personnel decisions, beginning with the NBA draft on Thursday night.

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Hawks have options with surplus of picks

ATLANTA (AP) As the only general manager holding three first-round picks in Thursday night's NBA draft, including No. 3 overall, Atlanta's Travis Schlenk has been a popular target for trade talk.

Overall, the Hawks have four picks in the top 34. That's more than enough depth to attract interest, but the rebuilding Hawks are even more attractive trade targets because they also have about $20 million in salary cap space. That creates more attractive options for a team needing to unload a contract in a trade.

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Turkey charges Kanter's dad as terrorist

ISTANBUL (AP) A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday.

The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial, Anadolu Agency said.

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Arson tied to Randolph's brother's death

MARION, Ind. (AP) Investigators have determined a fire likely was intentionally set at an Indiana bar, one day after the brother of NBA star Zach Randolph was fatally shot there.

The fire happened at Hop's Blues Room in Marion early Sunday - less than 24 hours after 35-year-old Roger Randolph was found dead.

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Leonard tells Spurs he wants to be dealt

Kawhi Leonard's time with the San Antonio Spurs may soon be over.

A person familiar with the situation says Leonard has told the Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the relationship between the team and the All-Star is in disrepair.

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Stackhouse, Van Exel join Memphis' staff

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have named Jerry Stackhouse, Nick Van Exel and six others as assistant coaches.

Coach J.B. Bickerstaff says his staff will emphasize "discipline, grit, physical and mental toughness." Along with Stackhouse and Van Exel, it will include Chad Forcier, Greg Buckner, Vitaly Potapenko and Adam Mazarei as assistants and J.J. Outlaw and Kevin Burleson as assistant coaches for player development.

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Robertson to be honored at NBA Awards

NEW YORK (AP) Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson will be honored with the NBA's Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBA Awards on June 25.

Robertson, the career leader with 181 triple-doubles and the first player to average one for a season, was the NBA's Rookie of the Year in 1961, MVP in 1964 and won a championship with Milwaukee in 1971. The guard was a nine-time selection to the All-NBA first team and was voted one of the league's 50 greatest players.

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OKC not bringing back announcer Davis

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder will not renew the contract of the only television play-by-play announcer the team has had since it relocated in 2008.

The team said Friday the contract of Brian Davis, play-by-play announcer since the team relocated from Seattle, will not be renewed for the 2018-19 season.

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