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Mega Millions players ponder how to spend record $1.6B prize

Oct. 21, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history. But much of the...

Largest ship ever built for British Navy visits New York

Oct. 21, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The largest ship ever built for Great Britain's Royal Navy is visiting New York for a week. The aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into New York Harbor on Friday carrying about 1,500 sailors. Commanding officer Capt. Jerry Kyd called the visit "very symbolic of the intimate...

Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover

Oct. 21, 2018 3:33 AM EDT

Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. "Sweet Caroline" or "I Love L.A." Yet for all their rich history — dating back to Babe Ruth on the...

Jayson Tatum scores 24 points, Celtics edge Knicks 103-101

Oct. 20, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics could laugh afterward, because none of Jayson Tatum's mistakes cost them. Not the missed dunk with 36 seconds left — thanks to Tatum rebounding it himself and making a tough jumper — and not his foolish foul with 1.9 seconds remaining. Tatum did far more good than...

Knicks rookie Knox leaves game with sprained left ankle

Oct. 20, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Knicks rookie Kevin Knox left New York's game against Boston on Saturday night after spraining his left ankle in the first quarter. Knox was driving for a layup on a fast break when his ankle appeared to roll badly as he was fouled by Terry Rozier III. Knox stayed on the court briefly,...

Oladipo scores 25 points to lead Pacers past Nets 132-112

Oct. 20, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo credits solid defense for the Indiana Pacers' strong offensive production. "I think defensively we were really good (and) I think that's why we were effective offensively," Oladipo said after scoring 25 points with seven rebounds and leading Indiana to a 132-112 victory...

NBA vet Willie Reed goes No. 1 overall in G League draft

Oct. 20, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Reed was the No. 1 pick Saturday in the G League draft, his rights going to the Salt Lake City Stars. The 28-year-old Reed has spent parts of three seasons in the NBA, appearing in 152 games with the Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons. His career NBA...

Hayward sitting out against Knicks to rest sore ankle

Oct. 20, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Celtics are giving Gordon Hayward a night off to rest his surgically repaired left ankle. Hayward is sitting out the Celtics' game Saturday against the New York Knicks on their second night of back-to-back games. Coach Brad Stevens says there wasn't a plan to sit Hayward out of...

LeVert's basket gives Nets 107-105 win over Knicks

Oct. 19, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert had the ball in his hands in the final seconds and the chance to give his team the lead. Two nights earlier, he fumbled it away. He made the most of his second chance Friday. LeVert's driving layup with a second left gave the Brooklyn Nets their first victory of the season,...

Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

Oct. 19, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday she was withdrawing from a debate against Republican challenger Chele Farley because of a long-running labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it. Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election Nov. 6, said she would...