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Russell scores 40 as Nets come back to beat Magic 117-115

Jan. 18, 2019 11:17 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — This winning thing has become a habit for the Brooklyn Nets — and apparently no deficit is too large to overcome lately. D'Angelo Russell matched his career high with 40 points and the Brooklyn Nets came back after trailing by as many as 21 points to beat the Orlando Magic...

Griffin scores 30, leads Pistons past Magic 120-115 in OT

Jan. 16, 2019 11:09 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Andre Drummond's bad habits bother Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey. Luckily for Casey and the Pistons, Drummond's good moments can win basketball games. Drummond put up his version of a triple-double on Wednesday and the Pistons notched a crucial 120-115 overtime victory over the Orlando...

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay

Jan. 16, 2019 9:06 PM EST

The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia. Both are agents with the Transportation Safety Administration, both working full time at the Philadelphia airport. Neither knows when they might again start drawing their paychecks. Part-time jobs...

Chargers, Cowboys coaching staffs to lead Pro Bowl teams

Jan. 15, 2019 3:57 PM EST

The coaching staffs of the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys have been selected to lead the Pro Bowl teams. Anthony Lynn and his Chargers' staff will coach the AFC team while Jason Garrett and his Cowboys' staff coach the NFC team. The Chargers finished 12-4 in the regular season and lost to the Patriots...

Sweet, and unsweet, 16 for Harden on a wild night in Orlando

Jan. 14, 2019 3:22 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — James Harden had a game for the history books. That's good and bad. Harden scored 38 points Sunday night in Houston's 116-109 loss in Orlando, marking the 16th consecutive time that he's scored at least 30 or more points — matching Kobe Bryant for the league's longest such...

Curry hits 11 3s, scores 48 points, Warriors beat Mavericks

Jan. 14, 2019 12:12 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 48 points, making 11 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Dallas Mavericks 119-114 on Sunday night. Kevin Durant added 28 points and Klay Thompson had nine of his 16 in the fourth quarter. Curry's 11th 3-pointer —tying a season high — gave...

Magic rally in fourth quarter to beat Rockets 116-109

Jan. 13, 2019 10:53 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic threw about everything they had at Houston's James Harden and the strategy worked. Barely. Orlando rallied in the fourth quarter to squeeze out a 116-109 win over Houston on Sunday behind 22 points apiece from Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon, and 17 points from Evan...

Magic hold on to beat Celtics for second time, 105-103

Jan. 12, 2019 11:12 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Celtics couldn't cool down Terrence Ross in the second half and it cost them the game. Aaron Gordon had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic held off a late rally to beat the Celtics 105-103 on Saturday night. Ross added 25 points, 18 in the second half, and...

UCLA's Amaya taken with top pick in MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 11, 2019 6:50 PM EST

Major League Soccer's expansion Cincinnati team selected UCLA midfielder Frankie Amaya with the No. 1 pick in the league's SuperDraft on Friday. Amaya, who has played for the U.S. under-20 team, made 10 starts in 14 appearances as a freshman with the Bruins last season. The 18-year-old had two goals and two...

Rare bronze penny sells for more than $200K at auction

Jan. 11, 2019 10:36 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny has sold for more than $200,000 at a Florida auction. Heritage Auctions says more than 30 people bid on the rare coin Thursday night. Only 10 to 15 of these pennies, mistakenly minted in bronze instead of steel, are believed to exist. They were made at a time...