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Paralyzed Humboldt crash survivor takes first steps

Dec. 9, 2019 3:09 AM EST

The day Ryan Straschnitzki underwent surgery that would turn his body into something like a remote-controlled robot, the paralyzed hockey player had one deep worry: The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defenseman who once didn't miss a shift even after dislocating a shoulder told his dad he was afraid of needles. "I said,...

NFL ICYMI: Jimmy G's defining performance; calls hurt Pats

Dec. 9, 2019 3:03 AM EST

Jimmy G. seems to be heating up just as Tom Terrific appears to be slowing down Bouncing back from a close loss a week earlier, the San Francisco 49ers went out and took over the No. 1 playoff seeding in the NFC by coming back on the road to edge Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints 48-46 on Sunday — and...

Davis scores 50, powers Lakers to 142-125 win over T-Wolves

Dec. 9, 2019 2:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis hit a long floater with 4:39 remaining to reach 50 points for the first time with the Los Angeles Lakers. The shot that got him to the half-century mark was hardly representative of the work that preceded it. Davis had a relentless series of fast-break points, second-chance...

Thunder opens road trip with 108-96 win in Portland

Dec. 9, 2019 12:58 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It was less than two weeks ago that the Oklahoma City Thunder last visited Portland, but this time they wouldn't leave with a loss. Dennis Schroder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander each scored 21 points and the Thunder opened a four-game trip with a 108-96 victory over the Trail Blazers...

Miller lifts Sabres to 3-2 overtime win over Oilers

Dec. 9, 2019 12:53 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It was a win that the Buffalo Sabres really wanted to get for coach Ralph Kreuger. Colin Miller scored 1:13 into overtime to give the Sabres a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night. Kyle Okposo and Johan Larsson also scored and Linus Ullmark stopped 26 shots for...

Rams stay in playoff hunt, end Seahawks' 5-game streak

Dec. 9, 2019 12:46 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Todd Gurley flattened Tre Flowers with a brutal stiff arm on his path to Los Angeles' final touchdown, the Rams delivered a clear message right to the face of the Seahawks and the NFL. Although it's too soon to say whether the Rams solved their offensive problems in time to make the...

Heat beat Bulls 110-105 for 10th straight home victory

Dec. 9, 2019 12:40 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Herro scored 27 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38.2 seconds left in overtime, and the Miami Heat held off the Chicago Bulls 110-105 on Sunday night to improve to 10-0 at home this season. Herro made three 3’s in overtime and another with 7.1 seconds left in regulation...

Coyotes rally for 4-3 shootout win over Blackhawks

Dec. 8, 2019 11:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After falling behind early, the surprising Arizona Coyotes came back to pull out a win and grab a share of first place in the Pacific Division. Conor Garland and Nick Schmaltz scored on the Coyotes’ first two attempts against Robin Lehner in the shootout, and Arizona rallied from two...

Garoppolo's 4 TD passes help 49ers top Saints, 48-46

Dec. 8, 2019 11:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo decisively delivered a fourth-down pass to George Kittle with time running out, and the veteran tight end vigorously galloped up the sideline, embracing an opportunity to defiantly jerk his head back and forth as a Saints defender grabbed his face mask. “Run...

Bjelica scores 30; Kings withstand rally, beat Mavs 110-106

Dec. 8, 2019 11:05 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Nemanja Bjelica could see another game slipping away from the Sacramento Kings with the ball in Luka Doncic’s hands. But Doncic missed a tying attempt in the final seconds as the Kings withstood a furious rally and beat the Mavericks 110-106 on Sunday night. With the memory of an...