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2019 NBA All-Star Game: Full rosters announced including Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook

2019 NBA All-Star Game: Full rosters announced including Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook

The 2019 NBA All-Star reserves were announced on Thursday night with Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal included on the Eastern Conference roster. The full pool of 24 players is now set for the All-Star draft, set for Feb. 7.

Beal is in a group of East reserves that includes first-time All-Stars Ben Simmons, Khris Middleton and Nikola Vucevic. Pacers guard Victor Oladipo was also included, meaning one spot should open up due to injury.

The West reserves are highlighted by Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard. Despite being a rookie sensation, Luka Doncic of the Mavericks did not make the cut.

In next month’s draft, team captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will each pick 11 players for their squad, regardless of conference. They will then play in the annual showcase on Feb. 17, this time in Charlotte, NC.

Here are the full rosters for each conference, including the starters which were announced last week…

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Starters:

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks (capitain)

Kawhi Leonard, Raptors

Joel Embiid, Sixers

Kyrie Irving, Cetlics

Kemba Walker, Hornets

Reserves:

Bradley Beal, Wizards

Ben Simmons, Sixers

Victor Oladipo, Pacers

Kyle Lowry, Raptors

Blake Griffin, Pistons

Khris Middleton, Bucks

Nikola Vucevic, Magic

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Starters:

LeBron James, Lakers (captain)

Kevin Durant, Warriors

Paul George, Thunder

Stephen Curry, Warriors

James Harden, Rockets

Reserves:

Anthony Davis, Pelicans

Klay Thompson, Warriors

Damian Lillard, Blazers

Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves

Russell Westbrook, Thunder

LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs

Nikola Jokic, Nuggets

 

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Ohio State's Urban Meyer dealt only 3-game suspension

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Ohio State's Urban Meyer dealt only 3-game suspension

Ohio State has suspended head football coach Urban Meyer for three games for failing to take sufficient management action relating to former assistant coach Zach Smith's misconduct.

Ohio State announced the decision Wednesday night after an investigation into his handling of accusations of domestic violence made against Zach Smith, a longtime assistant coach.

Smith was accused by his ex-wife, Courtney Smith of physical abuse. Zach Smith was fired last month after she asked a judge for a protective order.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith was also suspended from Aug. 31-Sept. 16.

Ohio State's investigation into Urban Meyer handled domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant coach concluded the head coach and athletic director Gene Smith neither condoned nor covered up the alleged actions by Zach Smith. But, the investigation report summary said, Meyer and Smith failed to take sufficient management action relating to Zach Smith's misconduct and retained an Assistant Coach who was not performing as an appropriate role model for OSU student-athletes.

"I want to apologize to Buckeye Nation," Meyer said. "I followed my heart and not my head."

Meyer is suspended for the first three games of the season against Oregon State, Rutgers and No. 16 TCU.

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Mayland football coach DJ Durkin placed on leave

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Mayland football coach DJ Durkin placed on leave

After allegations of abuse came to light Friday, Maryland football head coach DJ Durkin was placed on administrative leave effective immediately, Maryland Athletic Director, Damon Evans announced Saturday evening.

In his absence, Matt Canada will take over as interim head coach.

Maryland & AD Evans released a statement on the decision:

University of Maryland's President, Wallace Loh, issued this statement about the football program soon after: