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LeBron gets 44, passes Wilt in LA's 126-117 win over Blazers

Nov. 15, 2018 2:40 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating jumper, a foul and a free throw in the fourth quarter of a tight game. With a gorgeous three-point play , the King jumped over the Big Dipper. LeBron James' inimitable presence has already been felt in his first few weeks in Hollywood. His most impressive game yet for the...

Kyle Busch has 2nd NASCAR Cup championship in sight

Nov. 15, 2018 11:28 AM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch has been showered in confetti and sprayed champagne in every victory lane in NASCAR. So when the traditional pit stop for race winners in Phoenix underwent a makeover this season, the 2015 series champion knew his way around the site enough to have some gripes about the...

Mets' deGrom gets Cy with record-low wins; Snell takes AL

Nov. 14, 2018 9:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a season marred by narrow defeats, Jacob deGrom became a runaway winner. The New York Mets ace easily won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, a reward for a historically fruitless season in Flushing. The right-hander had just 10 victories, the fewest ever by a Cy...

Sidney Crosby to miss Tampa Bay game with upper-body injury

Nov. 15, 2018 11:56 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will miss Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay due to an upper-body injury. The team disclosed the injury on Wednesday when Crosby skipped practice. Crosby worked out before his teammates hit the ice on Thursday for their pregame skate. Coach...

Zach Ertz on record-setting pace for tight ends

Nov. 15, 2018 3:38 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zach Ertz caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in Philadelphia's victory over New England in the Super Bowl and hasn't stopped making receptions. Ertz is on pace to have a record-setting season for tight ends. Carson Wentz's favorite target has 75 catches for 789 yards and five touchdowns...

Center of attention: Bucks' Brook Lopez lights out from 3

Nov. 15, 2018 3:42 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new nickname for Brook Lopez started floating around Twitter after the Milwaukee Bucks 7-footer had a career night from the 3-point line. "Splash Mountain ." How appropriate for a self-described Disney aficionado who is quickly developing a reputation as one of the best-shooting big men...

On Basketball: Butler, 76ers have time to figure things out

Nov. 15, 2018 3:45 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Time, right now, is Jimmy Butler's best friend. That's all that the Philadelphia 76ers and their newest player need. They will figure things out, figure out who goes where and who does what in every situation. In time, they'll be able to get back to their usual arsenal of plays and...

Michigan routs Villanova in championship rematch

Nov. 14, 2018 9:47 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Charles Matthews set the tone with a slam and celebrated by flexing to the crowd. Quickly, the rematch turned into a rout. Matthews scored 19 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 18 and No. 18 Michigan beat No. 8 Villanova 73-46 Wednesday night in their first meeting since last season's...

FIFA boss says he doesn't know why prosecutor was suspended

Nov. 15, 2018 4:22 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino is a friend of the federal prosecutor, Olivier Thormann, who also teaches law at the same university in Switzerland where the FIFA...

Pistons stun Raptors 106-104 in Casey's return to Toronto

Nov. 14, 2018 11:56 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Dwane Casey's return to Toronto delivered drama right up until the final second. Reggie Bullock made the winning shot as time expired and the Detroit Pistons rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Raptors 106-104 on Wednesday night, giving Casey an emotional victory over his former...

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Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' during 'Fiddler on the Roof' show

Nov. 15, 2018 12:24 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia. The patron's pro-Nazi and pro-Trump outburst during a Wednesday night production of "Fiddler on...

Thiem beats Nishikori to keep semifinal hopes alive

Nov. 15, 2018 12:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Thiem kept alive his chances of reaching the last four at the ATP Finals — and helped out Roger Federer — with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Kei Nishikori on Thursday. Thiem, who lost both his previous matches at the season-ending tournament, had to win in straight sets to...

Jets hit bye-week break with lots of uncertainty, fan unrest

Nov. 15, 2018 12:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — By the time Todd Bowles walked off the field at MetLife Stadium and disappeared into the tunnel, many New York Jets fans figured that was the last time they'd see him on their team's sideline. Not quite. Not yet. An embarrassing 41-10 loss to the equally lowly Buffalo Bills last Sunday...

Vikings-Bears Preview Capsule

Nov. 15, 2018 12:07 PM EST

MINNESOTA (5-3-1) at CHICAGO (6-3) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE — Bears by 2½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Minnesota 5-3-1, Chicago 6-3 SERIES RECORD — Vikings lead 60-52-2 LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Bears 23-10, Dec. 31, 2017 LAST WEEK — Vikings had bye, beat Detroit...

Sidney Crosby to miss Tampa Bay game with upper-body injury

Nov. 15, 2018 11:56 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will miss Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay due to an upper-body injury. The team disclosed the injury on Wednesday when Crosby skipped practice. Crosby worked out before his teammates hit the ice on Thursday for their pregame skate. Coach...

The Latest: Field announced for 2019 Charleston Classic

Nov. 15, 2018 11:48 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Charleston Classic (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The Charleston Classic announced its field for next year with Xavier, Miami, Florida and UConn leading the eight-team event in 2019. The remaining teams are Missouri State, Penn State, St. Joseph's and Towson. The...

Struggles aside, Bills GM not veering from rebuilding plan

Nov. 15, 2018 11:44 AM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — With little money to spend and few impact players interested in signing with the Bills given the uncertainty at quarterback this past offseason, general manager Brandon Beane understood Buffalo's offense was going to struggle. Little did he realize how much. "There's nobody that...

The Davis Cup and the Laver Cup are getting a new companion

Nov. 15, 2018 11:40 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Davis Cup and the Laver Cup are getting a new team-competition companion. The men's tennis tour said Thursday the debut of the ATP Cup will take place in January 2020, just a week before the start of the Australian Open. The announcement of the 24-team event comes three months after the...

49ers 2017 draft class struggles in second year in NFL

Nov. 15, 2018 11:30 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As Eli Manning drove the New York Giants down the field for the game-winning touchdown in the latest loss for San Francisco, two players expected to be foundation pieces for the 49ers defense were only spectators. Reuben Foster missed his 10th game in two seasons because of...

Kyle Busch has 2nd NASCAR Cup championship in sight

Nov. 15, 2018 11:28 AM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch has been showered in confetti and sprayed champagne in every victory lane in NASCAR. So when the traditional pit stop for race winners in Phoenix underwent a makeover this season, the 2015 series champion knew his way around the site enough to have some gripes about the...