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Embiid leads 76ers to 121-93 rout of Harden, Rockets

Jan. 21, 2019 11:50 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid relished the chance to face James Harden, and wasn't going to let a little back tightness stop him. Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night. "I love playing against...

Coyle's third-period goal sends Wild past Golden Knights 4-2

Jan. 21, 2019 11:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights' home arena has a reputation among some NHL players as being one of the toughest to play in and loudest in the league. The Minnesota Wild don't mind it a bit. Charlie Coyle scored his second game-winning goal of the season with 5:31 remaining Monday to lift the...

Hurdles cleared, Patriots head to 3rd straight Super Bowl

Jan. 21, 2019 9:46 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday's AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots' unprecedented run of titles. But when Rex Burkhead crossed the goal line for a 2-yard...

Florida hires former Redskins assistant Gray as CBs coach

Jan. 21, 2019 8:14 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has hired Torrian Gray as its cornerbacks coach, bringing him back to Gainesville to replace Charlton Warren. Warren left the Gators to take a similar position at rival Georgia. Gray, who has 19 years of coaching experience, worked at Florida during the 2016 season. He...

AP Source: Rockets trading Carmelo Anthony to Chicago

Jan. 21, 2019 6:57 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper. Where he's going next remains unclear. A person with direct knowledge of the matter said the Houston Rockets are trading Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Bulls in a deal that is expected to be completed Tuesday. The...

Gray traded from Yanks to Reds after getting new contract

Jan. 21, 2019 6:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Adding Sonny Gray to a rotation already improved by the offseason acquisitions of Tanner Roark and Alex Wood has the Cincinnati Reds thinking about their first NL Central title since 2012. "I think we have a group of guys that can hold their own with anybody in this division. I really do,"...

Molina rehabs from knee surgery, plans to play in mid-March

Jan. 21, 2019 6:12 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina plans to begin playing spring training games in mid-March as he recovers from recent knee surgery. The longtime star had a minor cleanup procedure on his left knee last month. "Right now, I'm probably 50 percent with my knee," Molina said Monday at the...

Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks finalize $4.25M, 1-year contract

Jan. 21, 2019 5:59 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Wilmer Flores endeared himself to New York Mets fans when he got emotional during a game in 2015 after believing media reports he had been traded. About 3½ years later, a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks suits him just fine. Flores and the Diamondbacks finalized a one-year contract on...

Wizards' defense steps up in 101-87 victory over Pistons

Jan. 21, 2019 5:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exchanging their freewheeling ways for an improved defensive showing, the Washington Wizards looked like an entirely different team in their first game back from London. The Wizards turned in their best defensive performance of the season on Monday in beating the Detroit Pistons 101-87....

Bears hire Monachino as senior assistant, OLBs coach

Jan. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Ted Monachino as senior defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach. Monachino worked for new Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano in Indianapolis and with him on John Harbaugh's staff in...