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Westbrook has triple-double as Rockets beat Raptors 119-109

Dec. 6, 2019 12:54 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — No matter what, the Toronto Raptors were determined to double-team James Harden. The rest of the Houston Rockets made sure that strategy didn’t pay off. Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, Harden shook off a slow start to score 23 and the Rockets beat the...

Analysis: The Lakers are rolling, but don't forget the Bucks

Dec. 5, 2019 2:43 PM EST

No team in the NBA has a better record than the Los Angeles Lakers, who are off to a 19-3 start. LeBron James looks very much like an MVP candidate. They are grabbing headlines almost every night. There is a buzz around them again. The Lakers have been so good, in fact, that they've manage to cast a shadow over...

MLS teams no longer will play every opponent each season

Dec. 5, 2019 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer is breaking away from soccer's tradition of having each team play every opponent in its league. MLS is expanding to 26 teams in 2020 with the additions of Miami and Nashville but will keep a 34-game regular-season schedule. A team will play each of its 12 conference...

Nichushkin lifts Avalanche past Maple Leafs 3-1

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche kept Toronto at bay and got some timely scoring to beat the struggling Maple Leafs. Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist, Valeri Nichushkin and Joonas Donskoi also scored, and Philipp Grubauer stopped 38 shots to help the Avalanche beat the Maple Leafs 3-1...

Miami Marlins join MLB's trend toward artificial turf

Dec. 4, 2019 5:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins will join Major League Baseball's trend toward artificial turf by installing the surface at Marlins Park for 2020, and they'll move in the fences for the second time in four years. CEO Derek Jeter said an artificial surface solves the challenge the Marlins have had growing...

Clifford, everybody’s favorite big red dog, gets a reboot

Dec. 4, 2019 2:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Who’s your favorite big red dog? If you have one, chances are his name is Clifford. Scholastic Entertainment is rebooting the TV series about the giant dog with an equally large heart this week on Amazon Prime Video and PBS, the latter his home since the early aughts. The new show...

Butler has triple-double, Heat beat Raptors 121-110 in OT

Dec. 4, 2019 12:03 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Jimmy Butler delivered a triple-double to beat Toronto, then turned his focus to Miami’s next opponent with an unbeaten home record. Butler had 22 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, Duncan Robinson scored 22 points and the Heat spoiled Kyle Lowry’s return to Toronto’s...

Giroux, Flyers beat Maple Leafs 6-1 for 5th straight win

Dec. 3, 2019 10:40 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers built on their strong November with another win to begin the new month. Claude Giroux scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Flyers had three goals in the final 2:06 to get their fifth straight win, 6-1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs on...

Toronto selects Juan Agudelo in MLS re-entry draft

Dec. 3, 2019 5:06 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Former New England forward Juan Agudelo was selected by Toronto on Tuesday in the second stage of Major League Soccer’s re-entry draft. The 27-year-old’s option had been declined by New England, which paid him $605,000 this year. Agudelo has made 28 appearances for the U.S....

Huawei moving US research center to Canada

Dec. 3, 2019 7:57 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The founder of Huawei says the Chinese tech giant is moving its U.S. research center to Canada due to American sanctions on the company. In an interview with Toronto’s Global and Mail newspaper, Ren Zhengfei said the move was necessary because Huawei would be blocked from interacting...