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Drama, the long ball center of early season NBA intrigue

Nov. 19, 2018 2:13 AM EST

There has been some early tinkering to lineups, a few hiccups and lots of drama to start the NBA season. None of the league's final four teams from last season — Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State — look like locks to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy this time. The addition of Carmelo Anthony to...

ICYMI in NFL Week 11: Alex Smith leg break like Theismann's

Nov. 19, 2018 2:10 AM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — As much as the NFL would rather if everyone discussed all of the yards and TDs produced in game after game, and for whatever advancements have been made in player safety over time, pro football is, at its core, a brutal sport — and what happened to Alex Smith's right leg is not...

Rantanen lifts Avalanche over Ducks 4-3 with 1.3 left in OT

Nov. 19, 2018 1:20 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A few ticks left on the clock were all Mikko Rantanen needed to make a winner of the Colorado Avalanche. Rantanen's power-play slap shot with 1.3 seconds remaining in overtime gave the Avalanche a 4-3 victory Sunday over the slumping Anaheim Ducks. Colorado overcame a 3-1 deficit to...

Bears beat Vikings 25-20, tighten grip on NFC North

Nov. 19, 2018 1:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — No doubt about it now, the Bears really are serious about winning the NFC North. Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown and Chicago tightened its grip on the division with a 25-20 victory over the second-place Minnesota Vikings on...

Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs extend Warriors' skid, 104-92

Nov. 18, 2018 11:55 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Finally faced with "the real NBA," the Golden State Warriors are playing short-handed and having a hard time. LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat Golden State 104-92 on Sunday night, extending the Warriors' skid to...

Jaylen Nowell scores 32, Washington beats Santa Clara 82-68

Nov. 18, 2018 10:54 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Washington guard Jaylen Nowell didn't have a great explanation for what happened in the first half. "The ball just happened to come to me a lot," Nowell said. "It was a blur." Nowell scored 21 points in the first half, matched his career-high with 32 points, and...

Crawford registers 39 saves, Blackhawks beat Wild 3-1

Nov. 18, 2018 10:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks got off to a fast start and then leaned on Corey Crawford to pull out a sorely needed win. Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad scored first-period goals, Crawford made 39 saves and Chicago held on to defeat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Sunday night. Dominik Kahun added an...

Redskins lose Smith for season to broken leg; Mariota hurt

Nov. 18, 2018 10:15 PM EST

Thirty-three years to the day after the Redskins lost quarterback Joe Theismann to a broken leg, Alex Smith's season ended on an eerily similar injury in Washington's 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday. Smith broke his right tibia and fibula on a sack by Kareem Jackson midway through the third quarter and...

Brees, Saints singe sinking Eagles, 48-7

Nov. 18, 2018 10:07 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees grinned, paused as if searching for the right words, and even let out the beginnings of a laugh. The Saints have made 40-point outings look routine lately, and the record-setting quarterback is trying to enjoy it without showing a hint of complacency. "It's a lot of points,...

McManus' FG as time expires lifts Broncos over Chargers

Nov. 18, 2018 10:03 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Denver had lost six of their last seven going into Sunday's game against Los Angeles, but Chargers coach Anthony Lynn kept warning everyone that the Broncos were dangerous because they had been in most of their games until the final minute. Lynn's words became prophetic as Brandon...