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No. 4 Arizona turning heads early in the season

Nov. 30, 2022 14:30 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd knew there was talent on his roster. He wasn’t exactly sure how good the team would be. The former longtime Gonzaga assistant had a similar view of last year's team and that one turned out to be pretty good, running all the way to...

Iran win another step as US soccer tries to boost interest

Nov. 30, 2022 13:44 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American soccer hopes to be ascendant, to challenge the NFL, Major League Baseball and the NBA in the competition for U.S. market share. Reaching the final 16 with Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Iran was another step for a team whose success is measured in...

Powell scores 32 as Clippers rally past Blazers 118-112

Nov. 30, 2022 01:50 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Norman Powell scored 22 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Anfernee Simons and the Portland Trail Blazers 118-112 on Tuesday night. Reggie Jackson had 24 points and 12 assists, helping the Clippers to their second...

Doncic, Mavs edge Curry, Warriors in West finals replay

Nov. 29, 2022 22:33 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 41 points in his NBA-leading fifth triple-double, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors 116-113 on Tuesday night in the first meeting of last season's Western Conference finalists. The fourth quarter had plenty of playoff intensity...

Julius Randle scores 36 as Knicks rout Pistons 140-110

Nov. 29, 2022 22:30 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Julius Randle scored a season-high 36 points on his 28th birthday, and the New York Knicks extended their win streak against the Detroit Pistons to 11 games with a 140-110 victory on Tuesday night. Randle was 14 for 24 from the field. He also had seven rebounds and...

Mavs unclear on timeline for Walker as 4-time All-Star signs

Nov. 29, 2022 18:53 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The timeline for Kemba Walker to contribute for the Dallas Mavericks is uncertain as the four-time All-Star joins a roster in need of playmaking help behind superstar Luka Doncic. Walker went unsigned the first six weeks of the season before the 32-year-old guard was...

Towns out multiple weeks for Timberwolves with calf strain

Nov. 29, 2022 17:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns will miss multiple weeks with a strained right calf muscle that occurred in the team's most recent game. Towns was hurt midway through the third quarter Monday night in Minnesota's 142-127 loss at Washington. He was...

Analysis: Early NBA MVP race has crowded field of candidates

Nov. 29, 2022 08:11 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic may just be putting together his best season. It still may not be enough to get the Denver Nuggets' big man a third straight NBA MVP. Chalk that up to MVP fatigue. Or to the glaringly good numbers of a crowded field of early candidates,...

Rookie Nembhard hits 3 at buzzer, Pacers stun Lakers 116-115

Nov. 29, 2022 02:09 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rookie Andrew Nembhard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a stunning 116-115 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. Tyrese Haliburton scored 24 points and hit a tying layup...

Booker scores 44, Suns top Kings 122-117 for 5th straight

Nov. 29, 2022 01:20 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Devin Booker had 44 points, eight rebounds and six steals, and the Phoenix Suns extended their winning streak to five with a 122-117 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. “That's kind of what I get paid to do,” Booker said. “I was...