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Injury-plagued Dallas Wings deal with another setback as Maddy Siegrist breaks a finger

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Injury-plagued Dallas Wings deal with another setback as Maddy Siegrist breaks a finger
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Injury-plagued Dallas Wings deal with another setback as Maddy Siegrist breaks a finger

2024-06-20 00:37 Last Updated At:00:40

CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas Wings forward Maddy Siegrist broke a finger on her non-shooting hand in a loss at Minnesota, the latest setback for an injury-plagued 2023 playoff team near the bottom of this year's WNBA standings.

Siegrist sustained the injury to her left hand in the first quarter of Dallas' eighth consecutive loss Tuesday night but remained in the game and scored 17 points, tied for the team high.

There is no timeline on a return for the No. 2 overall pick in last year's draft, whose minutes and points are up significantly over her rookie season. Dallas continues a four-game trip at Chicago on Thursday night.

The Wings were the fourth seed in the playoffs last year and won a postseason series for the first time since moving to the Dallas area in 2016. The 90-78 loss to the Lynx dropped the Wings to 3-10, one win ahead of last-place Washington going into Wednesday.

The increased playing time for Siegrist came in part because of the absence of All-Star forward Satou Sabally, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and isn't expected back until after the Olympic break in August.

Siegrist, who was the 2022-23 NCAA scoring champion at Penn State ahead of runner-up Caitlin Clark, is averaging 14.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 34 minutes per game. She averaged 3.7 points and 1.6 rebounds in 8 minutes as a rookie.

The Wings were already without guard Arike Ogunbowale in the loss to the Lynx because the league's second-leader scorer is dealing with Achilles heel soreness. Ogunbowale's season-opening streak of 11 consecutive games with at least 20 points ended in the previous game, an 85-67 loss to Connecticut.

Veteran forward Natasha Howard, a two-time All-Star, has been sidelined since breaking a foot in the opener.

Siegrist's injury left the Wings with just eight healthy players, so the club signed free agent Morgan Bertsch to a salary cap hardship contract.

The Wings signed Monique Billings to a hardship contract after Howard's injury. One of the hardship contracts must be terminated when an injured player is ready to return.

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Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) reaches a loose ball ahead of Dallas Wings forward Maddy Siegrist (20) during the second half of a WNBA basketball basketball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) reaches a loose ball ahead of Dallas Wings forward Maddy Siegrist (20) during the second half of a WNBA basketball basketball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Rapper Sean Kingston and his mother indicted on federal charges in $1M fraud scheme

2024-07-20 05:59 Last Updated At:06:00

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper and singer Sean Kingston and his mother have been indicted in South Florida on federal charges of committing more than $1 million worth of fraud.

Kingston, 34, and his mother, 61-year-old Janice Turner, made their first appearances Friday in federal court, according to court records. A Miami grand jury returned an indictment earlier this month accusing Kingston and his mother of participating in a scheme to defraud victims of high-end specialty vehicles, jewelry and other goods through the use of fraudulent documents.

Kingston was booked into the Broward County jail on similar state charges last month following a May 23 arrest at Fort Irwin, an Army training base in California’s Mojave Desert where he was performing. Turner was arrested the same day as her son, when a SWAT team raided his rented mansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

According to the federal indictment, Kingston and Turner falsely claimed that they had executed bank wire or other monetary payment transfers for high-end items when no such transfers had taken place. Investigators said Kingston and Turner then kept over $1 million worth of fraudulently purchased items despite not paying for them.

The warrants for the state charges say that from October to March, they stole almost $500,000 in jewelry, more than $200,000 from Bank of America, $160,000 from a Cadilac Escalade dealer, more than $100,000 from First Republic Bank and $86,000 from the maker of customized beds.

The Jamaican American performer had a No. 1 hit with “Beautiful Girls” in 2007 and collaborated with Justin Bieber on the song “Eenie Meenie."

Robert Rosenblatt, an attorney for Kingston and his mother, didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment from The Associated Press. He previously said they looked forward to addressing the charges and were "confident of a successful resolution.”

Kingston, whose legal name is Kisean Anderson, was already serving a two-year probation sentence for trafficking stolen property.

His mother pleaded guilty in 2006 to bank fraud for stealing over $160,000 and served nearly 1.5 years in prison, according to federal court records.

FILE - Sean Kingston arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in Los Angeles, on Nov. 18, 2012. Kingston and his mother have been indicted in South Florida on federal charges of committing more than 1 million worth of fraud. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - Sean Kingston arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in Los Angeles, on Nov. 18, 2012. Kingston and his mother have been indicted in South Florida on federal charges of committing more than 1 million worth of fraud. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

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