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Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, left, talks to guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) during a timeout in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Rested Kings get 29 points from Hield, defeat Magic 121-107

Jan. 27, 2021 10:31 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield mixed up his game beautifully on Wednesday night, calmly hitting spot-up 3-pointers, sinking midrange jumpers and dishing the ball when the Orlando Magic blitzed him with double teams. Kings’ coach Luke Walton insisted that it was just the kind...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond (3) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons' Mason Plumlee (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Sexton scores 29 points, Cavaliers beat Pistons 122-107

Jan. 27, 2021 10:28 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 29 points and Andre Drummond had 23 points, 16 rebounds and five steals against his former team, powering the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 122-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Taurean Prince added 16 points and rookie Isaac Okoro had 10 points and a...

Miami Heat forward KZ Okpala (4) listens to teammate Jimmy Butler during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Miami. Butler has missed multiple games because of the NBA's health and safety protocols. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Nuggets run away from short-handed Heat, 109-82

Jan. 27, 2021 10:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Denver Nuggets might not want this road trip to end. The Miami Heat cannot get Jimmy Butler back quickly enough. Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 11 rebounds and the Nuggets won their fifth straight, building a 25-point halftime lead and beating the Heat 109-82 on Wednesday night. Michael...

Indiana Pacers guard Justin Holiday (8) passes the ball while Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller (40) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Pacers' Sabonis has triple-double to sink Hornets 116-106

Jan. 27, 2021 10:22 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When his MRI came back negative after taking a shot to the knee earlier this week, Domantas Sabonis told Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren there was no way he was going to rest and let his teammates down. “I don't like sitting out," Sabonis said. "I woke up today and I felt good. I...

FILE - San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar gestures as he circles the bases after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher James Pazos in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Denver, in this Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, file photo. Profar is staying with the San Diego Padres, agreeing to a $21 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Versatile Profar signs $21M, 3-year deal with Padres

Jan. 27, 2021 8:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jurickson Profar, who played five positions for San Diego last season, signed a $21 million, three-year contract Wednesday to remain with the Padres. Profar had been a free agent. He chose to return to San Diego, which improved significantly this offseason with the additions of starting...

McIlroy looking for win, U.S. Open prep at Torrey Pines

Jan. 27, 2021 7:58 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rory McIlroy is playing the Farmers Insurance Open for just the third time, looking for his first tour victory since 2019 while getting a feel for the course that will host the U.S. Open in June. With seven-time winner Tiger Woods missing one of his favorite tournaments due to his fifth...

FILE - New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu celebrates at second base after hitting a two-run double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Yankee Stadium in New York, in this Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, file photo. The New York Yankees and AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu worked Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, to put in place a six-year contract worth about $90 million, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin, File)

Yanks finalize deals with Kluber, LeMahieu, agree with O'Day

Jan. 27, 2021 6:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The retooling New York Yankees finalized a $90 million, six-year contract to retain AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu on Wednesday and completed an $11 million deal to add right-hander Corey Kluber. The Yankees also reached a $2.5 million, one-year deal with submarining right-handed reliever...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, right, hugs teammate Stefon Diggs during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bills have offseason needs to address with little to spend

Jan. 27, 2021 6:26 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — After three straight offseasons of making big splashes in transforming the Bills into AFC contenders, Brandon Beane isn’t making any big promises this year. Though the Bills have needs, with the general manager specifically emphasizing a desire to bulk up Buffalo’s...

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 file photo, Denver Broncos defensive backs coach Renaldo Hill takes part in drills during an NFL football practice in Englewood, Colo. Renaldo Hill is getting his first opportunity to be a defensive coordinator, but he won't be thrown into the deep end of the pool yet. Chargers head coach Brandon Staley will call the plays during games, allowing Hill to be able to progress at his own pace. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Chargers' Hill eager for first shot as defensive coordinator

Jan. 27, 2021 6:22 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Renaldo Hill is getting his first opportunity to be a defensive coordinator, although he won't be thrown into the deep end of the pool just yet. Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley will call the plays during games, allowing Hill to be able to progress at his own pace. It is...

San Jose's Erik Karlsson (65) handles the puck against Minnesota Wild's Nick Bjugstad (27) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. San Jose won 5-3. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

'Sloppy' hockey is the name of the game early in NHL season

Jan. 27, 2021 11:49 AM EST

With an outbreak delaying the Dallas Stars' opener, Rick Bowness got to watch a lot of hockey in the first couple of nights of the NHL season. It wasn't a coach's dream. “It was entertaining hockey, but it was a little sloppy,” Bowness said. “And that’s to be expected.” Sloppy...