Medicare Advantage 14% subsidy reduced

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The Affordable Care Act reduces costs, improves quality and rewards better Medicare Advantage plans, U.S. researchers say.

Medicare Advantage's premiums down

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage programs are projected to increase by 11 percent next year with premiums remaining steady, a U.S. official says.

NBA: Washington 99, New Orleans 89

NEW ORLEANS, March 15 (UPI) -- Roger Mason made consecutive 3-point shots as part of a late 13-point run Thursday that sent the Washington Wizards to a 99-89 victory over New Orleans.
Nuggets trade Nene to Washington

Nuggets trade Nene to Washington

DENVER, March 15 (UPI) -- The Denver Nuggets traded Nene to Washington Thursday as part of a three-team deal that also included the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: LA Clippers 99, New Orleans 95

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Eric Gordon netted 27 points and Blake Griffin added 24 Monday in the Los Angeles Clippers' 99-95 win over New Orleans.

NBA: Orlando 112, Sacramento 93

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Dwight Howard had 26 points and 10 rebounds Sunday, helping the Orlando Magic past Sacramento 112-93.

NBA: Orlando 109, Denver 98

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A 23-point, 24-rebound performance from Dwight Howard Wednesday boosted Orlando to a 109-98 victory over Denver.

NBA: Orlando 96, Boston 93

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Hedo Turkoglu sank a three-pointer as time expired Sunday, giving the Orlando Magic a 96-93 victory against the Boston Celtics.

NBA: Orlando 102, Chicago 88

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Rashard Lewis scored 26 points and the Orlando Magic used a big third quarter Tuesday to forge a 102-88 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Magic send Ariza to Lakers for Cook, Evans

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Orlando Magic got forward Brian Cook and guard Maurice Evans from the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday in a trade for forward Trevor Ariza.

NBA: Denver 115, LA Lakers 111

DENVER, April 9 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony poured in 33 points, including 14 from the free-throw line Monday to lift the Denver Nuggets to a 115-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Milwaukee 110, L.A. Lakers 90

MILWAUKEE, March 8 (UPI) -- Charlie Villanueva scored a season-high 26 points Wednesday night to guide Milwaukee past the Los Angeles Lakers, 110-90.

NBA: Minnesota 117, LA Lakers 107 (2OT)

MINNEAPOLIS, March 7 (UPI) -- Ricky Davis hit 33 points and Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 17 boards as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 117-107 in double overtime.

NBA: LA Lakers 102, Golden State 85

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Maurice Evans scored a career-high 26 points Sunday in helping the Los Angeles Lakers coast to their seventh straight win over Golden State, 102-85.

NBA: LA Lakers 108, Golden State 103

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant's 42 points on 11-for-22 shooting helped lift the Los Angeles Lakers over Pacific Division rival Golden State, 108-103, Monday.
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Brian Cook
Chicago Bulls' Luol Deng, center, goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Lakers' Kwame Brown (54) and Brian Cook (43) defend during the second quarter in Chicago on December 19, 2006. The Bulls won 94-89. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Brian Joshua Cook (born December 4, 1980, in Lincoln, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player. Cook was drafted out of the University of Illinois with the 24th pick of the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He is the son of Norm Cook, an All-American for the Kansas Jayhawks and played briefly for the Boston Celtics, and the nephew of Joe Cook, who played basketball for Duke University from 1988-1990.

Cook was born on December 4, 1980, in Lincoln, Illinois. His father, Norman Cook, played collegiate basketball at the University of Kansas (1974-76) and professionally for the Boston Celtics (1979-80). Cook played high school basketball at Lincoln High School in central Illinois. He led his high school team, the Lincoln Community High School Railsplitters, to the quarterfinals of the Illinois High School Association class AA state boys basketball tournament. He was selected to the 1998 State Farm Holiday Classic all-tournament team.

He was recruited by Lon Kruger to play center for the Illinois Fighting Illini, making him the third consecutive Illinois Mr. Basketball to sign with Illinois, following the lead of Sergio McClain (1997) and Frank Williams (1998).

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