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Lacrosse is one of nine sports trying to gain inclusion into the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles. To make the game invented centuries ago by the Native Americans even more fast-paced, the leaders came up with a version called “Sixes.” It features 6-on-6 competition, a 30-second shot clock and goalies starting play after scores instead of faceoffs. There’s also a smaller field and roster sizes are reduced. It’s designed to be more Olympic friendly. That sort of approach helped get rugby sevens into the 2016 Rio Games and 3-on-3 basketball into the Tokyo Games last summer.

Indiana will aim to break its nine-game road skid when the Fever visit Washington. Sunday's game is the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams. The Mystics won the last matchup 82-70. Washington is 10-7 against the Eastern Conference, and Indiana is 2-15 against conference opponents.

Sabrina Ionescu and Rhyne Howard square off in a matchup of two of the league's top scorers when New York and Atlanta hit the court. Sunday's game will be the fourth meeting this season between the two teams. The Liberty won the previous matchup 80-70. New York is 9-8 against the Eastern Conference, and Atlanta is 5-12 against conference opponents.

Nneka Ogwumike and Arike Ogunbowale meet in a matchup of two of the league's top scorers when Los Angeles and Dallas hit the court. Sunday's game is the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams. The Sparks won the previous matchup 97-89. Los Angeles is 6-11 against the Western Conference, and Dallas is 7-10 against conference opponents.

Kelsey Plum and Breanna Stewart square off in a matchup of two of the league's best scorers when Las Vegas and Seattle hit the court. Sunday's meeting will be the fourth of the season between the two teams. Las Vegas is 14-3 against the Western Conference, and Seattle is 10-7 against conference opponents.

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Salman Rushdie's agent says the writer is on a ventilator after being stabbed in the neck and abdomen on a western New York stage where he was about to give a lecture. The 75-year-old Rushdie was flown to a hospital and underwent surgery after Friday's stabbing at the Chautauqua Institution. His agent, Andrew Wylie, said the writer had a damaged liver, severed nerves in an arm and an eye he was likely to lose. Rushdie's novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, Police arrested the man who attacked the writer and identified him as 24-year-old Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey. Matar's lawyer declined to comment.