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raleigh, n.c.» Lawyers for a man in prison for killing bas­ket­ball star Michael Jor­dan’s fa­ther 23 years ago said they found more ev­i­dence of police mis­con­duct that clears him in the shoot­ing.

Court doc­u­ments ob­tained by the News & Ob­server of Raleigh said a call from James Jor­dan’s cell­phone af­ter he was killed was made to the son of the Robe­son County sher­iff, who was deal­ing drugs.

Lawyers for 42-year-old Daniel Green said Sher­iff Hu­bert Stone didn’t want the Jor­dan in­ves­ti­ga­tion to en­tan­gle his son, so the sher­iff steered au­thor­i­ties to­ward in­ves­ti­gat­ing the crime as a car­jack­ing.

Green ad­mit­ted help­ing dis­pose of James Jor­dan’s body af­ter the July 1993 killing, but said he wasn’t around when co-de­fen­dant Larry De­mery shot him.

Hernandez ID’d as shooter

B bos­ton» A man who sur­vived a deadly 2012 drive-by shoot­ing in Bos­ton iden­ti­fied for­mer New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots star Aaron Hernandez as the trig­ger­man.

Pros­e­cu­tors asked Ray­chides Sanches to de­scribe the chaotic scene dur­ing a hear­ing in Suf­folk Su­pe­rior Court.

When asked who the shooter was, Sanches said “Hernandez” and nod­ded in his di­rec­tion.

Sanches made the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion at a pre­trial hear­ing for Hernandez, who is charged in the deaths of Safiro Fur­tado and Daniel de Abreu.

Pros­e­cu­tors said Hernandez gunned down the men af­ter one of them bumped into him at a night­club. He pleaded not guilty.

Hernandez al­ready is serv­ing a life sen­tence for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

Sager laid to rest in Atlanta

B atlanta» Long­time TNT broad­caster Craig Sager was re­mem­bered for his love of fam­ily, sports and col­or­ful at­tire at a me­mo­rial ser­vice that pro­duced laughs and tears.

Among those at­tend­ing the ser­vice were San An­to­nio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and mem­bers of Sager’s Turner Sports TV fam­ily, in­clud­ing Ernie John­son and Reg­gie Miller.

Sager, 65, died Thurs­day fol­low­ing a two-year fight with acute myeloid leukemia.

Con­cus­sion study raises ques­tions

B courchevel, france» Strict rest may not be the best medicine for kids with con­cus­sions. That’s ac­cord­ing to a Cana­dian study that chal­lenges the idea that phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity should be avoided un­til symp­toms dis­ap­pear.

A month later, on­go­ing or worse con­cus­sion symp­toms were more com­mon in chil­dren and teens who were in­ac­tive dur­ing the week fol­low­ing in­jury, com­pared with those who en­gaged in phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. Ac­tiv­ity was mostly light ex­er­cise in­clud­ing walk­ing and swim­ming.

The re­searchers said it’s still im­por­tant for kids to be side­lined im­me­di­ately af­ter a con­cus­sion and not al­lowed to re­turn to play the same day. They said more re­search is needed to de­ter­mine how soon to re­sume ac­tiv­ity and at what in­ten­sity.

The study was pub­lished in the Jour­nal of the Amer­i­can Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion.

Ex-nanny gets five-year sen­tence

B pitts­burgh» The for­mer nanny of Pitts­burgh Pen­guins player Chris Ku­nitz has been sen­tenced to five years in fed­eral prison for set­ting fire to her rental res­i­dence and then fil­ing fraud­u­lent in­sur­ance claims for the con­tents.

Twenty-eight-year-old An­drea Forsythe un­suc­cess­fully sought a term run­ning con­cur­rently to one she’ll re­ceive next month in thefts from the Pen­guins player. She was also or­dered to pay more than $179,000 resti­tu­tion.


A women’s World Cup gi­ant slalom was can­celed be­cause of strong winds af­ter the first run had been aborted and then resched­uled.

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