Wednesday's Sports in Brief

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LAS VEGAS (AP) The NBA has for years heard complaints that a free-flowing, fast-paced and athletic game grinds to a halt at the most important and compelling time, when everyone tunes in to watch the final few minutes of a tight game. Now the league is finally taking steps to make sure crunch time doesn’t get bogged down by commercial time. The league’s Board of Governors unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four timeouts per game, help speed up the final minutes...