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  • Lillard scores 24, Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors 128-122

    A struggling Trail Blazers bench finally got rolling Friday night, setting a season high for points in a confidence-boosting win over the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors. Zach Collins scored 16 points and Seth Curry added a season-best 13, including three key 3-pointers early in the fourth

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  • Westbrook, Murray tussle as Nuggets beat Thunder 109-98

    Nikola Jokic scored 24 points, Jamal Murray had 19 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-98 on Friday night after Murray and Russell Westbrook had a heated exchange. Westbrook and Murray pushed each other and argued after lining up next to each other for a jump ball in

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  • Curry, Thompson help Warriors beat Kings 130-125

    Klay Thompson made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38.5 seconds left, Stephen Curry added four free throws down the stretch and the Golden State Warriors ended the game on a big run after a sluggish start to the fourth quarter, beating the Sacramento Kings 130-125 on Friday night. Curry finished

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  • AP source: White Sox acquire 1B Alonso in trade with Indians

    A person familiar with the deal says the Chicago White Sox have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso in a trade with the Cleveland Indians. Chicago sent minor league outfielder Alex Call to Cleveland for Alonso, who hit .250 with 23 homers and 83 RBIs in 145 games this year during his only

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  • Kyrie Irving scores 24 points, Celtics beat Hawks 129-108

    Kyrie Irving credits Boston's defense for an offensive resurgence that has the Celtics riding the longest winning streak in the NBA. Irving scored 24 points in just three quarters, then rested in the fourth as the Celtics finished off a 129-108 rout of Atlanta on Friday night for their

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  • Ovechkin, Vrana lead Caps over Hurricanes 6-5 in shootout

    Alex Ovechkin had his second consecutive hat trick and Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to lead the Washington Capitals past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on Friday night. Ovechkin's three goals gave him an NHL-best 28 this season and nine in his last five games. His

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  • Pacers spoil Embiid's 40-point night, beat Sixers 113-101

    Thaddeus Young had 26 points and 10 rebounds against his former team, and the Indiana Pacers overcame Joel Embiid's 40-point night to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 113-101 on Friday in a matchup of Eastern Conference contenders. Embiid also had 21 rebounds, becoming the first Sixers player

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  • Chargers can no longer be overlooked as Super Bowl contender

    The Los Angeles Chargers can no longer be overlooked, whether it is on the list of Super Bowl contenders or as a headline attraction in their own town. Thursday night's 29-28 come-from-behind victory over the Kansas City Chiefs moved the 11-3 Chargers into a tie atop the AFC West

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  • Orioles hire Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as new manager

    The Baltimore Orioles hired Brandon Hyde to be their new manager Friday, hoping his experience as Cubs bench coach will help the team move forward while in rebuilding mode. Hyde takes over for Buck Showalter, who was fired after Baltimore finished 47-115 — the worst record in the majors

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  • AP source: McCann agrees to 1-year contract with White Sox

    The Chicago White Sox answered one of their offseason questions on Friday, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with catcher James McCann. The White Sox had an opening at the position after trading Omar Narvaez to Seattle on Nov. 30 for reliever Alex Colome. They also lost Kevan

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  • Rebuilding Memphis, No. 3 Tennessee renew basketball rivalry

    This is the stage Penny Hardaway wants at Memphis. Excitement, anticipation and a sell-out crowd for the biggest game the Tigers have played in years. That's the setting for Saturday's showdown with No. 3 Tennessee after a nearly six-year break in the series. "I can feel that the fans

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  • Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes is rising hoops star

    As a high school football player, Jaxson Hayes had a slight problem that was only getting bigger: His body. He was getting taller. An extraordinary growth spurt shot him up to about 6-foot-7, and he was taking a pounding at wide receiver. "They were going at my knees and back and

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  • Villanova heads to Kansas for Final Four rematch in December

    Dedric Lawson was turning his attention from a harder-than-expected win over New Mexico State to studying for finals when he looked at his cellphone and saw Devonte Graham's name pop up. His old teammate, and now a member of the Charlotte Hornets, was calling with a pep talk. "He saw we

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  • Harden's 50-point triple-double leads Rockets over Lakers

    The Houston Rockets were clinging to a lead over the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter on Thursday night when James Harden told coach Mike D'Antoni he needed to come out for a bit to rest — something the reigning MVP never does. D'Antoni was perfectly happy to fulfill Harden's

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  • Vasilevskiy shines in return, Lightning beat Maple Leafs 4-1

    Andrei Vasilevskiy made 48 saves in his return from a broken left foot and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NHL's top two teams. Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson both scored for Tampa Bay during the final 36 seconds of the second

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  • Mavs' Nowitzki set to make debut of 21st season vs Suns

    Dirk Nowitzki was active for Dallas' game against Phoenix on Thursday night, prepared to belatedly begin his record-setting 21st season with the Mavericks. No other NBA player has played that many seasons with the same team. The 40-year-old had been tied at 20 seasons with Kobe Bryant,

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  • Encarnacion, Santana go, 3-team trade wraps winter meetings

    Carlos Santana and Jeurys Familia found friendly landing spots, Edwin Encarnacion took off for a more uncertain future. Joe Kelly joined the team he helped beat in the World Series, the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their imposing bullpen. The winter meetings wrapped up Thursday with a

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  • FANTASY PLAYS: Semifinal lineup advice for Week 15 in NFL

    Fantasy semifinals in Week 15 give greater consequence to unexpected breakouts and duds from stars — win and you're playing for a title, lose and it's on to 2019. Playing games in mid-December also assures that weather will be a factor for some players in a week where matchups favor

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  • Freshman Luguentz Dort shining for No. 20 Arizona State

    Luguentz Dort is a freshman in name and age only. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, he's built like linebacker on the Arizona State football team, not some scrawny teenager disdainfully bumped out of the lane on a basketball court. The Sun Devils' 19-year-old guard is supremely confident and has

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  • The Latest: Lynn, Rangers reach deal on 3-year contract

    The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 10:57 a.m. A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says free agent right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers have reached a deal on a $30 million, three-year contract. The deal is pending a

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  • Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team trade

    Slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also

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  • Jordan tells AP: Monk interaction was a 'tap of endearment'

    Hornets owner Michael Jordan said it was "tap of endearment." After watching a bizarre ending to the Hornets' win against Detroit on Wednesday, a bewildered Jordan lightly smacked the back of second-year guard Malik Monk's head in closing seconds of the game. Jordan told The Associated

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  • AP source: Joe Kelly, Dodgers agree to $25M, 3-year contract

    A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that reliever Joe Kelly has agreed to a $25 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not yet been announced. A 30-year-old

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  • Canseco makes pitch for chief of staff job in tweet to Trump

    Jose Canseco (kan-SAY'-koh) is ready to take a swing at politics. The former major league slugger has made his pitch for a big job at the White House, tweeting Wednesday to President Donald Trump: "u need a bash brother for Chief if (sic) Staff." Canseco told his "little buddy"

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