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Curry, Warriors stun James, Lakers 121-114 in opener

Oct. 20, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Opening night in Hollywood went well for three quarters for Los Angeles Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. But it was a flop for their new supporting cast, including L.A. native and...

Oilers top Ducks as season-opening win streak hits 3 games

Oct. 20, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Leon Draisaitl had two goals and two assists and the Edmonton Oilers extended their season-opening winning streak to three games with a 6-5 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. “You don’t want to give up five goals, ever,”...

NFL set to propose fix to race-norming in dementia testing

Oct. 20, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL is set to propose changes to the $1 billion concussion settlement on Wednesday after an outcry over test score adjustments known as “race-norming,” which make it harder for retired Black players to win dementia awards that average $500,000 or more. ...

Sorokin stops 39, Islanders beat Blackhawks 4-1 for 1st win

Oct. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — While the Islanders searched for their game, Ilya Sorokin bought some time for the rest of his team. More than enough for New York to pick up its first win. Sorokin made 39 saves and Oliver Wahlstrom scored twice in the third period,...

Barkov breaks tie in 3rd, Panthers defeat Lightning 4-1

Oct. 19, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov scored the go-ahead goal 3:40 into the third period and the Florida Panthers won their third straight game by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Tuesday night. Barkov slammed a loose puck in the crease past Andrei Vasilevskiy...

Sabres rally to beat Canucks, improve to 3-0

Oct. 19, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Skinner and Tage Thompson scored 23 seconds apart in the third period and the Buffalo Sabres rallied to beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Tuesday night. Buffalo’s alternate captains, Kyle Okposo and Zemgus Girgensons, each added a goal and an...

Devils deal Kraken 4-2 loss ahead of Seattle's home opener

Oct. 19, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rookie Dawson Mercer and Damon Severson scored first-period goals and Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-2 win over the expansion Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night. The Devils won their second straight to start the...

Bucks begin title defense with 127-104 victory over Nets

Oct. 19, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks didn't let the celebration of the franchise's first NBA championship in half a century distract them as they opened their title defense. In his first game since scoring 50 points in a title-clinching Game 6...

Pistons rule out Cade Cunningham for opener against Bulls

Oct. 19, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham has been ruled out of the team's season-opening game against the Chicago Bulls due to a sprained right ankle. Detroit will host the Bulls on Wednesday night without Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft....

Holiday leaves Bucks' season opener with bruised right heel

Oct. 19, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday left the defending champions’ season opener Tuesday night with a bruised right heel. Holiday had scored 12 points before leaving in the second quarter of Milwaukee’s game with the Brooklyn Nets. The Bucks announced...