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DETECTIVE in ROSE CASE found dead

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Police Department detective who was investigating rape allegations against Knicks guard Derrick Rose died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said Wednesday.

Det. Nadine Hernandez, 44, a 19-year police veteran, was found with a gunshot wound to the chest Tuesday afternoon in a Whittier, Calif., home, according to Whittier police. She was transported to a hospital, where she later died. The LAPD said "there is no indication that her case work had any connection to her death." A firearm was found at the scene, but it was unclear if it was her service weapon, police said. Property records show the home was registered to a retired LAPD lieutenant, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Earlier, a judge declared that lawyers for the woman accusing Rose and two friends of rape failed to disclose text messages to the defense, but the lapse wasn't enough for a mistrial. U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald said the accuser's legal team had failed its legal obligation to share the texts, but there was a "minimal amount of prejudice" against Rose and his friends.

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Pelicans' Davis hurt

Pelicans F Anthony Davis left a preseason game against the Rockets in Beijing with a right ankle sprain. Davis fell in the first quarter, re-entered briefly but soon walked to the locker room. He did not return.

LABOR TALKS: Commissioner Adam Silver said discussions will resume on the collective bargaining agreement next week after he returns from China.

TENNIS

Kyrgios loses, mopes

Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal lost in the second round at the Shanghai Masters. Kyrgios was booed by fans and admonished by the chair umpire for his lack of professionalism during a 6-3, 6-1 loss to qualifier Mischa Zverev. Afterward, he said he didn't owe the spectators anything and fans could "just leave" if they didn't like his attitude. Nadal's late-season struggles continued as he fell to Viktor Troicki 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).

TIANJIN OPEN: Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska moved into the second round in China by beating Tatjana Maria 6-1, 6-2.

HONG KONG OPEN: Seventh-seeded Jelena Jankovic won the only completed match at the rain-delayed event, beating qualifier Aleksandra Krunic to advance to the quarters.

MMA

Rousey bout set

Ronda Rousey will return to the UFC on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, fighting Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title. UFC president Dana White confirmed that Rousey will be in the main event of UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena. Rousey (12-1) hasn't fought since November 2015, when Holly Holm stunned her with a second-round knockout at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia.

ET CETERA

AUTOS: Sebastien Bourdais will return to Dale Coyne Racing next year along with two new engineers. Bourdais will be joined Craig Hampson, who teamed with Bourdais for 31 victories, 31 poles and four straight Champ Car titles from 2004-07. Also moving to Coyne is Olivier Boisson, who was Bourdais' engineer at KVSH Racing the last several seasons.

BOXING: Tyson Fury vacated his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles to get treatment for cocaine addiction. Fury, 28, has admitted to taking the drug to deal with depression.

GOLF: Emiliano Grillo of Argentina, who made the cut in all four majors and had two top 10s in the FedEx Cup playoffs, was voted PGA Tour rookie of the year.

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