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OIL­ERS’ MCDAVID AWARDED HART TRO­PHY AS NHL MVP Ed­mon­ton Oil­ers for­ward Con

nor McDavid was named the Hart Tro­phy win­ner as NHL MVP dur­ing the NHL Awards Show on Wed­nes­day in Las Ve­gas. McDavid, a 20-year-old sec­ondyear pro, also won the Art Ross Tro­phy for most points with 100 and took home the Ted Lindsay Award as the play­ers’ MVP. It was also re­vealed dur­ing the show that McDavid would be on the cover of the video game NHL 18. He was the No. 1 over­all pick in the 2015 draft and guided the Oil­ers back to the play­offs for the first time since 2006 this sea­son.

Other win­ners: Nor­ris Tro­phy ( best de­fense­man): Brent Burns; Vez­ina Tro­phy ( best goal

ie): Sergei Bo­brovsky; Calder Tro­phy ( best rookie): Aus­ton Matthews; Selke Tro­phy ( best de­fen­sive for­ward): Pa­trice Berg­eron; Jack Adams Award ( best coach): John Tor­torella; Lady Byng Tro­phy (sports­man­ship): Johnny Gau­dreau; Rocket Richard Tro­phy (most goals): Sid­ney Crosby; Jen­nings Tro­phy (fewest goals al­lowed): Braden Holtby; Bill Master­ton Tro­phy (ded­i­ca­tion to game): Craig Anderson; Mark Messier Lead­er­ship Award/King Clancy Tro­phy: Nick Foligno; Gen­eral Man­ager of the Year: David Poile. WIFE OF CUBS’ RUS­SELL WON’T CO­OP­ER­ATE WITH MLB Chicago Cubs short­stop Ad­di­son

Rus­sell’s wife, Melisa, has de­cided that she will not co­op­er­ate with Ma­jor League Baseball in­ves­ti­ga­tors about al­le­ga­tions of abuse against her hus­band af­ter fil­ing for divorce six days ear­lier. “She gave it a lot of thought,” at­tor­ney Thomas Field, who rep­re­sents Melisa Rus­sell, told USA TO­DAY Sports. “But Melisa isn’t in­ter­ested in le­git­imiz­ing any­thing that doesn’t come from her.” Ma­jor League Baseball of­fi­cials said they would in­ves­ti­gate al­le­ga­tions into abuse af­ter an In­sta­gram post by a woman iden­ti­fied as a friend of Melisa Rus­sell accused her hus­band of men­tally and phys­i­cally abus­ing his wife in front of their two chil­dren. FOR­MER TEN­NIS CHAM­PION DE­CLARED BANK­RUPT Three-time Wim­ble­don champ

Boris Becker was de­clared bank­rupt at a hear­ing in London on Wed­nes­day. Becker’s at­tor­neys had sought a one-month ex­ten­sion at the hear­ing, but Reg­is­trar

Chris­tine Der­rett said there was no cred­i­ble ev­i­dence to show the for­mer ten­nis star would be able to re­pay the “sub­stan­tial” debt that dates to Oc­to­ber 2015. “One has the im­pres­sion of a man with his head in the sand,” said the reg­is­trar. Becker, 49, who was born in Ger­many and lives in London, re­cently coached No­vak

Djokovic and has worked as a TV com­men­ta­tor.

EX-NFL LB JONES SHOT DEAD

Ryan Jones, a for­mer line­backer who signed con­tracts with two NFL teams, was shot and killed Sun­day evening, his for­mer high school coach and the Washoe County (Nev.) Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner’s Of­fice con­firmed Tues­day. He was 26. About 8:20 p.m. Sun­day, of­fi­cers were called to the 200 block of Talus Way, north of Ran­cho San Rafael Park, where they found three men who’d been shot. One of the men, later iden­ti­fied as Jones, died at the scene. The other vic­tims had non-lifethreat­en­ing con­di­tions.

De­fen­sive line­man Letroy Guion’s fu­ture with the Green Bay Pack­ers is more in doubt af­ter he was ar­rested Wed­nes­day in Hawaii and charged with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence. Guion is un­der sus­pen­sion for the first four games of the 2017 sea­son for vi­o­lat­ing the NFL policy on per­for­mance-en­hanc­ing sub­stances. uNew York Jets line­backer

Lorenzo Mauldin was ar­rested Wed­nes­day for his al­leged role in an April in­ci­dent at a New York night­club in which a man says Mauldin at­tacked him, ac­cord­ing to New York po­lice. Mauldin was ar­rested on a sin­gle charge of mis­de­meanor as­sault af­ter he turned him­self in, NYPD spokes­woman Ar­lene Mu­niz told USA TO­DAY Sports. Ac­cord­ing to the

New York Post, Jean Lopez al­leged in a law­suit that Mauldin beat him up af­ter Lopez spilled cham­pagne on him. Lopez’s lawyer told the Post his client suf­fered “mul­ti­ple max­illo­fa­cial frac­tures.” An in­dict­ment was un­sealed Wed­nes­day charg­ing 12 peo­ple, in­clud­ing the fa­ther of re­tired NFL player Michael Vick, in con­nec­tion with a large-scale heroin dis­tri­bu­tion op­er­a­tion in Hamp­ton Roads, Va. Ac­cord­ing to the in­dict­ment, 55-year-old Michael Dwayne “Vick” Bod­die was charged with deal­ing heroin and money laun­der­ing. Per the in­dict­ment, from 2014 to 2017, the group con­spired to pos­sess with in­tent to dis­trib­ute 1,000 grams or more of heroin. UFC STARS DIAZ, SMITH SUED

Nate Diaz’s and Les­lie Smith’s for­mer man­age­ment group is tak­ing the Ul­ti­mate Fight­ing Cham­pi­onship fight­ers to court for al­legedly skip­ping out on commissions and con­spir­ing with a lawyer to break man­age­ment agree­ments. The Bal­lengee Group seeks more than $1 mil­lion in dam­ages, among other claims al­leg­ing fraud, neg­li­gent mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tion and tor­tious in­ter­fer- ence in a suit filed Mon­day by the firm’s at­tor­ney in Texas. FAN­TASY MERGER BLOCKED A fed­eral judge is­sued a tem­po­rary re­strain­ing or­der that pre­vents DraftKings and FanDuel from com­plet­ing their merger as the Fed­eral Trade Com­mis­sion seeks to block the union. U.S. District Court Judge Ke­tanji

Brown Jackson signed the tem­po­rary re­strain­ing or­der Wed­nes­day, ac­cord­ing to on­line court records. The FTC an­nounced plans to seek an in­junc­tion ear­lier in the week as part of the agency’s in­ten­tion to block the two com­pa­nies that con­trol about 90% of the daily fan­tasy sports mar­ket from merg­ing. IOC BOSS, TRUMP TO MEET In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee Pres­i­dent Thomas Bach will meet with Pres­i­dent Trump at the White House on Thurs­day, the White House con­firmed. Dur­ing the IOC’s eval­u­a­tion com­mis­sion visit to Los Angeles last month, Mayor Eric Garcetti said a visit from Bach would likely be the next step in the in­volve­ment of the ex­ec­u­tive branch. “Pres­i­dent Trump has been and con­tin­ues to be sup­port­ive of the bid,” the White House said in a state­ment Wed­nes­day.

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