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DeMarcus Cousins says farewell: Love for Sacramento will still be the same

DeMarcus Cousins delivered a brief, emotional speech Monday night at what appeared to be a going-away party following his trade from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans. “My love for this city has never changed,” he said, his voice wavering. He turned from the crowd and appeared to be choked up. “My love for this city has never changed. Even though I’m gone, it’ll still be the same. You know, I’m still lookin’ out for these kids. Every family in this city matters to me; every soul in this city matters to me. Everything’s the same.” The teams announced Monday afternoon that the Kings had sent Cousins and swingman Omri Casspi to the Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-round pick and a 2017 second-rounder. The surprising move came just two weeks after the Kings publicly proclaimed that the All-Star center was off the market.

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WVU’s Bob Huggins: On-court scare caused by defibrillator going off

West Virginia?coach Bob Huggins gave the home crowd a scare as he fell to his knees on the court during a break in action on Monday night. Huggins appeared to be clutching his chest and was looked at by medical professionals shortly before halftime of the 12th-ranked Mountaineers’ game against? Texas. The veteran coach told ESPN’s Holly Rowe at halftime that his “defibrillator went off.” Huggins added that he is fine, but it felt like someone slammed him in the back. The 63-year-old coach previously suffered a heart attack while on a recruitment trip in 2002 and was fitted for the defibrillator. Huggins took over as coach of his alma mater in 2007 after stints with Kansas State and Cincinnati.

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