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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Lillard scores 61 and Blazers beat Warriors 129-124 in OT

Jan. 21, 2020 1:14 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard set a franchise record with 61 points, including a career-best 11 3-pointers, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the equally depleted Golden State Warriors 129-124 in overtime Monday night. Lillard's previous career high was 60 points earlier this...

Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Croatia's Donna Vekic during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Sharapova loses, Nadal advances at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova hasn't won a tournament since 2017, and her ranking slipped to 136th by the end of last year. After a 6-3, 6-4 loss to 19th-seeded Donna Vekic at the Australian Open on Tuesday, former No. 1-ranked Sharapova is now on a run of three first-round exits at Grand...

Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to Bolivia's Hugo Dellien during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Nadal advances to 2nd round in straight sets

Jan. 21, 2020 12:55 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Rafael Nadal had a 6-2, 6-3, 6-0 win over Hugo Dellien in his first competitive match back on Rod Laver Arena since losing the Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic last year. The top-ranked Nadal is chasing his...

Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns is fouled by Denver Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Porter helps Nuggets overtake struggling T-wolves 107-100

Jan. 21, 2020 12:07 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hit hard recently by injuries, the Denver Nuggets have managed to remain on track in the top-heavy Western Conference race. Michael Porter Jr. has been one of the main reasons. Porter posted his second double-double in three games with 20 points and 14 rebounds, helping the short-handed...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) celebrates the team's win with guard Dennis Schroder in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Paul, Thunder rally for 112-107 win over struggling Rockets

Jan. 20, 2020 9:17 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After scoring 27 points in the first half against his former team, Chris Paul was on the bench during a big Oklahoma City run in the fourth quarter when a Thunder fan began yelling at coach Billy Donovan to put the veteran guard back in the game. Paul turned to the man and gave him a look...

New York Knicks' Julius Randle (30) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Cleveland. New York won 106-86. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Morris, Randle lead Knicks past Cavs 106-86

Jan. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks came out on top in a matchup between teams at the bottom of the standings Monday night. Marcus Morris Sr. and Julius Randle each scored 19 points and New York used a strong second half to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-86. Both teams are 12-32 and lead only Atlanta in...

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, center, and general manager John Lynch, right, celebrate while interviewed by Terry Bradshaw after the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers won 37-20 to advance to Super Bowl 54 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Also pictured at bottom left is Mike Shanahan. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

49ers impressive turnaround leads to Super Bowl appearance

Jan. 20, 2020 7:28 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As the celebration raged in the victorious 49ers locker room, general manager John Lynch showed off a "Mobile to Miami" T-shirt that symbolized the turnaround in San Francisco. The team that was so bad a year ago that the coaching staff got rewarded with a week coaching the...

Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri, back, is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring a goal as Detroit Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek looks on in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

MacKinnon reaches 30-goal mark, Avs beat Red Wings 6-3

Jan. 20, 2020 7:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon doesn't have to dig too deep to find a reason why he scores so much. “I shoot a lot of pucks,” the Colorado All-Star forward said. Shoot, it's really not that easy. MacKinnon scored twice to reach the 30-goal mark for a third straight season and the Avalanche...

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill leaves the locker room as players clean out their lockers Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans lost the AFC Championship NFL football game Sunday to the Kansas City Chiefs. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Home playoff game next goal after Titans' road run hit end

Jan. 20, 2020 7:00 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel knows wins and losses are the only true measure for the Tennessee Titans. Coming up one win shy of the franchise's first Super Bowl berth in 20 years even after a 2-4 start means they still have plenty of work ahead. The Titans cleaned out lockers Monday, a day after...

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) goes to the basket past Brooklyn Nets guard Chris Chiozza (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Simmons scores 34 in triple-double, carries 76ers past Nets

Jan. 20, 2020 6:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons was chosen Monday as the Eastern Conference player of the week for the way he performed last week. Then he got a sensational start on winning the next week's award, too. Simmons tied a career high with 34 points and added 12 rebounds and 12 assists, carrying the Philadelphia...