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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Alabama sports news from The Associated Press

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn won't ask the NCAA to lift the show-cause penalty against new basketball coach Bruce Pearl. Pearl is barred from recruiting by the NCAA until Aug. 24, stemming from his tenure at Tennessee. He was fired in 2011 and placed under a three-year show-cause penalty after lying to investigators about violations involving a cookout at his home.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - K.J. McDaniels is leaving Clemson for the NBA draft. The high-flying junior announced his decision through the school Tuesday. He had until April 27 to enter the draft. In several NBA mock drafts, the forward is projected as a middle-to-late selection in the first round.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - IndyCar has put Helio Castroneves on probation through June because he violated the series' social media policy. Castroneves was penalized Tuesday for a tweet sent from his official account after the Long Beach, Calif., race on April 13 that criticized race control for not penalizing drivers during the race.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Paul George scored 27 points, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. The Pacers and Hawks are tied at a game apiece heading into Game 3 on Thursday.

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