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Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook, right, looks to shoot past Golden State Warriors' Eric Paschall in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

James Harden, Rockets roll to 135-105 rout of young Warriors

Feb. 21, 2020 1:48 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Russell Westbrook vowed to better control his emotions down the stretch of the regular season. They sometimes get the better of him and he realizes he's under the watchful eye of referees because of his reputation, but he won't ever back down. James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists,...

Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris, left, and Joel Embiid celebrate during overtime in an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 112-104. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Embiid has 39, powers 76ers past Nets in overtime, 112-104

Feb. 21, 2020 12:35 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A few weeks before the All-Star break, Joel Embiid said he wasn’t having much fun on the basketball floor this season. Embiid was back to his old self Thursday night, flapping his arms to the crowd, smiling from ear to ear and taking over a game at critical moments. Embiid had 39...

Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk (1) drives to the basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Monk, Bridges lead Hornets over cold-shooting Bulls, 103-93

Feb. 21, 2020 12:14 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Devonte Graham failed to score for the first time this season. Even with their star guard held without a point, the Hornets had enough to beat the Bulls. Malik Monk scored 25 points, Miles Bridges added 22 and Charlotte hung on to beat cold-shooting Chicago 103-93 on Thursday night....

Philadelphia Flyers' Brian Elliott (37), left, makes a save against Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno, right, as Travis Sanheim waits for the rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Hayes' OT goal powers Flyers past Blue Jackets 4-3

Feb. 20, 2020 11:28 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Hayes and the Philadelphia Flyers looked at their home-and-home series with Columbus as a chance to jump-start their playoff push. They are off and running now. Hayes scored 3:51 into overtime, and the Flyers beat the slumping Blue Jackets 4-3 on Thursday night for their second...

Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) celebrates his goal with defenseman Shea Weber (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Ovechkin scores 699th goal, Capitals lose to Canadiens in OT

Feb. 20, 2020 10:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All eyes were on Alex Ovechkin needing two goals to reach 700 in his career. The other No. 8 on the ice scored twice instead. Ovechkin scored his 699th goal to close in on another milestone, but the Washington Capitals dropped their third in a row, losing 4-3 in overtime to the Montreal...

Injured Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, left, greets Miami Heat guard Andre Iguodala as they address the crowd before their teams' NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Warriors say Klay Thompson won't play this season

Feb. 20, 2020 9:52 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not play this season, though it has not been ruled out that he could still compete in the Olympics this summer. It was expected that Thompson would miss the entire season as he recovers from a torn knee ligament, and the Warriors said it...

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving reacts after he was injured during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Nets' Kyrie Irving to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Feb. 20, 2020 9:49 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyrie Irving tried to keep playing through pain, a cortisone shot no longer providing enough relief. Eventually, he and the Brooklyn Nets decided it's best to get his right shoulder taken care of now and get healthy for next season — when Irving and Kevin Durant can finally play...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, right, taps the glove of catcher Roberto Perez, left, after a pitching session during spring training baseball workouts for pitchers and catchers Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Indians' Carrasco hurts leg in workout, team awaiting tests

Feb. 20, 2020 9:36 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) — The Cleveland Indians could have another significant pitching problem. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco felt discomfort in his right leg during a spring training workout Wednesday and is undergoing imaging tests to find out the severity of the injury and how long he'll be sidelined....

Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki fields balls during batting practice at spring baseball training Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mariners’ Haniger upbeat after offseason of surgeries

Feb. 20, 2020 9:33 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — It will be months, at best, before Mitch Haniger is ready to suit up and take the field for the Seattle Mariners. But after three surgeries in seven months and two within the last four weeks, Haniger is in a positive frame of mind. The 2018 All-Star outfielder said Thursday that he...

Houston Astros pitcher Austin Pruitt (51) warms up before pitching live batting practice during baseball spring training Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros must fill hole in rotation after Cole's departure

Feb. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As the Houston Astros put together their rotation for this season, they're faced with a Texas-sized hole after Gerrit Cole left as a free agent to sign with the New York Yankees. New manager Dusty Baker is looking for somebody to step up and help make up for the loss. But more...