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Rival Omaha basketball canceled over rumors of planned fight


February 2, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha high schools took the unusual step of postponing a rival basketball game following online rumors of a planned fight at the game.

Friday night's game between Omaha North and Omaha Benson, which had been set to be played at North, was called off, the Omaha World-Herald reported. The cancellation was announced on Benson's Twitter page, which said in part, "DO NOT GO TO NORTH; there is no game tonight."

Omaha Police Officer Phil Anson said students were spreading rumors of a fight, but police had been unable to confirm that a fight "or any other confrontation wa...

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