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FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Sacramento at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Houston at Denver, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: St. John’s at Tulane, 8 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Alabama at Texas, 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College football: Western Michigan at Ohio, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College football: Colorado at Washington, 9 p.m. (Fox)
AROUND THE WEB:
— Former NFL running back Joe McKnight was shot and killed on Thursday in New Orleans during a road rage incident.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said in a news conference McKnight was standing outside his car when he was fatally shot by Ronald Gasser.
“The only thing we know right now, everything else is conjecture, is that Mr. Gasser did in fact shoot Mr. McKnight,” Normand said, adding: “We will release additional details when we get through with the interviews.”
Normand said Gasser was in custody and was being questioned. A number of witnesses are also being questioned.
McKnight played three seasons for the Jets and one for the Chiefs. He played in the Canadian Football League this season.
He is the second ex-NFL player to die in New Orleans this year in a road rage incident. In April, former Saints player Will Smith was shot after an altercation with another driver.
McKnight’s former teams and teammates expressed their condolences on Twitter.
— Former NBA star Isiah Thomas poked fun at rival Michael Jordan during Indiana’s game against North Carolina on Wednesday night.
Thomas held up a giant Crying Jordan meme cutout for the crowd the during the matchup between the two NBA legends’ alma maters.
“There were two girls sitting behind me, two IU students, and one of them handed it to me,” Thomas said. “I knew the crowd would go crazy — and they did when I held it up.”
Thomas said his relationship with Jordan is “friendly.”
Indiana upset North Carolina, 76-67.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s doing a lot better. … I’m feeling so much better today. I am excited about this weekend and going out there and playing against a great Rams defense. I’ll be feeling a lot better out there than last week, but that’s part of football season, too — dealing with the bumps and bruises and once again fighting through whatever adversity you face over the course of the week.” — Tom Brady, on recovering from a knee injury to play on Sunday against the Rams
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Jason Collins (38)