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Bucks' Sterling Brown arrested, tased over parking spat
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Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown (23) in the second half against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. Police officers used a stun gun on the rookie guard and arrested the 22-year-old Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, after a confrontation at a Walgreens parking lot in Milwaukee. (Rick Scuteri/File)

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown (23) in the second half against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. Police officers used a stun gun on the rookie guard and arrested the 22-year-old Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, after a confrontation at a Walgreens parking lot in Milwaukee. (Rick Scuteri/File)

MILWAUKEE — Police officers used a stun gun on Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and arrested the 22-year-old Friday after a confrontation at a Walgreens parking lot.

Police Sgt. Timothy Gauerke says the department is investigating what happened and the officers' use of force.

Gauerke says officers contacted a man after seeing a vehicle parked across two handicapped parking spots while doing a business check at about 2 a.m. Gauerke did not say what led to the officers' use of force and it wasn't immediately known whether Brown was cited for anything.

"It's a personal issue I'm dealing with right now. I know it's being handled. I'd appreciate it if you all respect that right now," Brown told reporters before the Bucks' home game Friday night against Brooklyn.

Brown had what appeared to be a bruise and scratches on the right side of his face.

Asked if there could be any discipline for Brown from the team or NBA, coach Joe Prunty said "I truly believe. We support him in this. We believe it will be resolved quickly. We'll move forward from it."

Brown, who is averaging 3.5 points per game and 1.8 rebounds this season, has received more minutes over the last couple weeks including two straight starts.

"That's working hard and the results are going to show. I've been getting more minutes and I've been taking advantage of that," Brown said. "I don't expect (anything) to change."

ESPN's Jemele Hill leaving her job at 'Sportscenter'

NEW YORK — ESPN says outspoken "Sportscenter" anchor Jemele Hill is leaving that role to write for a company website and do occasional on-air commentary.

Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist."

Hill says Friday she asked to be taken off the 6 p.m. weekday edition of ESPN's sports news show because of a "strong desire to return to reporting, writing and commentary."

She is going to work for The Undefeated, ESPN's website that concentrates on issues of sports, race and culture. She also says she will be involved in some things that she can't announce at this point.

ESPN says her "Sportscenter" co-anchor, Michael Smith, will continue as a solo host.

Judge: Not enough evidence to charge ex-US Olympian in PR

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A judge in Puerto Rico has found there is not enough evidence to charge a former U.S. Olympic volleyball player from Louisiana in the 2016 death of her young daughter.

Police had accused Kim Willoughby of murder and child abuse in the case. It was not immediately clear if Willoughby had an attorney.

Police had said in 2016 that Willoughby told them her 3-year-old daughter slipped in the shower and died after hitting her head.

On Friday, police presented charges but a judge ruled there was not enough evidence to charge her.

Willoughby had played in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won a silver medal. She later played with a team in Puerto Rico.

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