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Chris Brown Is A Suspect In A Las Vegas Battery Case — Get The Details HERE!

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Chris Brown Is A Suspect In A Las Vegas Battery Case

This seems just a touch more serious than a friendly, pretend chokehold!

Chris Brown is being accused of beating up a guy during a pickup basketball game in Las Vegas, where he just started his residency.

The singer was shooting hoops in the Hardwood Suite of the Palms Casino Resort at 4 a.m. on Monday when an argument broke out between him and one of the other guys who was playing.

That's when police say Chris allegedly punched the man in the face!

[ Related: Chris Brown Is Off Probation For Beating Rihanna ]

Woah!

So now Chris can either own up to what he did and sign a citation, or he can let the District Attorney decide whether or not to press charges.

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WNBA Stars Arrested For Assault — On Each Other! Get The Details On The Sad Case Of Double Domestic Abuse HERE!

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In case you didn't know, WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are getting married — but based on this sad news, the wedding might be off.

The two were reportedly arrested in Phoenix on Wednesday afternoon after a domestic dispute between the couple got out of hand.

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According to police reports Griner and Johnson had been arguing for days, but the fight finally came to a head when Brittney threw a dog bowl.

Then the basketballers went at one another, and according to Glory's sister, who called the police; they couldn't be pulled apart or talked down.

Apart from cuts and bruises, neither of the women were seriously injured, but the fight sounds pretty brutal — Brittney may even have

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Inspirational College Basketball Player Lauren Hill Has Passed Away

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Sad, sad news.

Lauren Hill, the terminally ill basketball player who wanted nothing more than to play college ball, has passed away.

Lauren got to live out her dream in November when the NCAA moved up Mount St. Joseph University's first game.

Gurl even made a sweet layup!

Though she was not expected to live past December, Lauren was a fighter until the end. She made it all the way until April before finally succumbing to her brain tumor.

Number 22 was just 19.

[Image via Fox Sports.]

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Indiana Pacers Forward Chris Copeland & His Wife Were Stabbed Outside A Club In NYC — Get An Update On Their Conditions HERE

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What a horrible incident.

In the early morning hours of April 8, Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland and his wife, Katrine Saltara, were stabbed outside of 1OAK nightclub in NYC.

While the details are a bit convoluted, it all started when Chris and Katrine were arguing outside of the venue. According to an onlooker, a man named Shezoy Bleary tried to intervene in the twosome's fight which did not sit well with Copeland.

Apparently Bleary was so upset by the basketball star's rebuff that he viciously attacked the couple and their close friend with a knife.

Sheesh, why do people think violence is ever the answer?!

Thankfully Chris and Katrine are in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital and they're expected to make a full recovery.

NBA legend Larry Bird released the following statement about the incident:

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So Sad: Torrey Ward, Illinois State Associate Head Coach, Dies In Plane Crash Returning From Final Four Title Game

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There have been waaaay too many plane crashes lately, it seems, and our hearts are broken having to report on another one.

Torrey Ward was the associate head coach for Illinois State basketball, and he was on a small plane returning from the Final Four title game on Tuesday game when bad weather — mainly fog — reportedly caused catastrophic problems for the flight. Seven people lost their lives.

Here's what the Chicago Tribune reported:

"[The] Cessna 414 had left the Indianapolis airport around 11 p.m. and hit heavy fog over central Illinois, according to Scott Barrows, the father-in-law of the owner of the plane, Scott Bittner, who was among those killed."

We can't even imagine what their families and friends are going through.

Scott Barrows, a former UIC faculty member, also commented on the tragic incident

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Late North Carolina Basketball Coach Dean Smith Leaves Money In His Will For EVERY Letterman Who Ever Played For Him!

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Dean Smith left a special gift behind for his basketball players!

This February, the sports world lost a true legend when iconic North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coach Dean Smith passed away at 83 years old.

However, his former players are learning today that the bond they shared with their coach is still alive and well.

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Before he died, Coach Smith wanted to make sure his players (specifically his lettermen players) knew how much they meant to him, so he made sure to leave them a little present in his will!

So what exactly did he leave them? Well, Dean made sure a letter was sent to 180 of his former players containing a check for $200 and a note to "enjoy a dinner out"!

Awwwww! How sweet is that!!

Former UNC player Jim Dempsey posted a picture of the letter he and many others received this morning, and we're sure more than a few players were fighting back some waterworks when this came in the mail!

See the whole note (below)!

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