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Mavs dump T’wolves

MINNEAPOLIS—Before his team took the floor against the Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota coach Sam Mitchell was asked about Dirk Nowitzki’s ability to still carry his team after 17 NBA seasons.

Mitchell praised Nowitzki’s experience and ability to “get it done,” then the 37-year-old forward proved it against the inexperienced Timberwolves.

Spieth romps to tourney title

KAPALUA, Hawaii—The view from the top looks as spectacular as ever for Jordan Spieth.

He was standing in the 18th fairway yesterday at Kapalua, his victory in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions easily secured, when his thoughts were interrupted by a comment from caddie Michael Greller: “Way to make a statement.”

The statement was nearly as big as his eight-shot victory.

Even though fewer US teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them

CHICAGO Even though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study found.

Nearly half of nonsmoking kids in middle school and high school encountered secondhand tobacco smoke in 2013, and rates were even higher among smokers.

Rare coin worth more than a million up for auction in US

TAMPA, Fla. — A rare 10-cent coin is expected to fetch over a million dollars at auction. The 1894-S dime is set for sale Thursday evening at Florida United Numismatists show in Tampa.

Belonging to a private owner who is remaining anonymous, coin was struck at the San Francisco Mint. Only 24 were made, and only nine likely still exist.