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DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women. Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several women. He spent 18 years with the team before going to the sports apparel company Under Armour in 2015. Ussery was investigated by the team over similar claims in 1998. He denied the allegations.

(AP) - Golden State and Cleveland are used to looking down at the rest of the NBA, though it's Houston and Toronto enjoying that view at the All-Star break. The Rockets and Raptors are the conference leaders and will try to keep rolling when play resumes. Houston has won 10 straight to edge past the Warriors, and Toronto is two games up in the East after seven consecutive wins.

WACO, Texas (AP) - Jevon Carter and Esa Ahmad both scored 15 points as No. 21 West Virginia beat Baylor 71-60. That ended the Bears' five-game winning streak that had been the longest in the Big 12 Conference. The 20-8 Mountaineers were pretty much in control throughout the game, and led by as many as 28 points early in the second half. After the margin was cut to 12 with just under 7 minutes left, Daxter Miles converted a four-point play for the Mountaineers.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - When last seen, Lance McCullers of the Houston Astros plunked four Los Angeles Dodgers during the first three innings of Game 7 of the World Series. Now he is back on the mound for his first live bullpen session of the spring. And with baseball putting new pace of play rules in place, the game within a game between pitcher and hitter is still very much on McCullers' mind.

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Texans have released veteran linebacker Brian Cushing. Cushing, who was a first-round pick in 2009, is the franchise's all-time leader in tackles with 664, but his career has been marked by two suspensions for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Abdul Ado scored 19 points and Mississippi State stunned Texas A&M 93-81. The Aggies, ranked 21st last week, dropped out of the rankings this week following consecutive road losses at Missouri and Arkansas.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Baker Mayfield doesn't like comparisons to Johnny Manziel, although the Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma wasn't surprised by them after an arrest and other antics during his time with the Sooners. At a stop in his home state of Texas to accept the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback, Mayfield said he and Manziel were "two completely different people." Mayfield will be at the NFL combine next week and is projected as a possible first-round pick in the draft.

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - The Texas Rangers are famished for success after a down 2017. After winning back-to-back AL West championships, the Rangers went from winning 97 games in 2016 to a 78-84 record last season and finishing 23 games behind the Houston Astros.

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