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Blazers' Lillard out against Spurs due to hamstring injury

Apr. 16, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Portland point guard Damian Lillard will not play against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night due to a strained right hamstring. Lillard began experiencing discomfort in his hamstring during practice Thursday and it did not improve Friday. ...

Minus injured Mitchell, Jazz rally to beat Pacers 119-111

Apr. 16, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tough team defense rescued the Utah Jazz after Donovan Mitchell went down with an ankle injury. The NBA-leading Jazz rallied to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-111 on Friday after Mitchell the left game with a sprained ankle in the second half. He...

Cubs hit by 4 more pitches, Braves hold on in 9th to win 5-2

Apr. 16, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Wright plunked four Cubs batters but still left with the lead after a last-minute call-up, Will Smith stranded the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves escaped with a bizarre 5-2 win Friday over Chicago. Wright was...

Aaron Donald's lawyer says video refutes man's assault claim

Apr. 16, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The lawyer for Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald said Friday that witnesses and surveillance video refute a man's claim the player assaulted him at a Pittsburgh nightclub last weekend. Attorney Casey White told WPXI-TV that the video...

Injury to Ullmark further depletes Sabres' goalie depth

Apr. 16, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres will be leaning on their fourth, fifth and even sixth-string goalies for potentially the remainder of the season with Linus Ullmark listed week to week with a lower-body injury. Interim coach Don Granato provided the update on...

Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell sprains right ankle vs Pacers

Apr. 16, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell exited during the third quarter of an NBA game between the Utah Jazz and Indiana Pacers on Friday afternoon after suffering a sprained right ankle. The Jazz announced he would not return. Mitchell was helped...

Braves scratch LHP Smyly, add to 10-day IL with forearm pain

Apr. 16, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves scratched starter Drew Smyly and placed him on the 10-day injured list before Friday’s series opener against the Chicago Cubs due to pain in his throwing arm. The left-hander was added to the IL retroactive to April 13 with what the...

NFL teams drafting, changing QBs at dizzying pace

Apr. 16, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

One after another, quarterbacks once believed to be franchise cornerstones after being top five draft picks changed addresses this offseason in staggering succession. Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff switched teams in a swap of former No. 1 overall picks. Carson Wentz and...

Tennessee forward John Fulkerson returning for 6th season

Apr. 16, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward John Fulkerson announced Friday he is returning to Tennessee for his sixth season, using the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fulkerson informed Tennessee of his decision and shared it on...

A's pound Tigers, back Manaea's 1st victory of season, 8-4

Apr. 16, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are scoring runs every which way again and they're back to playing their winning brand of baseball. Stephen Piscotty and Matt Olson homered to back Sean Manaea's first victory of the season, and the A's won their fifth...