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Chicago Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison, left, pulls down a rebound next to Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The Bulls won 118-116. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs 118-116

Jan. 19, 2020 12:10 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls overcame a poor performance in the first three quarters with a strong finish. Zach LaVine scored 21 of his 42 points in the fourth and the Bulls rallied from 15 points down in the final period for a 118-116 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Chicago,...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) looks to pass the ball as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

Brooks has 26 points as Grizzlies defeat Cavaliers 113-109

Jan. 18, 2020 12:15 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies kept the NBA’s longest winning streak alive with a fourth-quarter burst and defensive stops in the final seconds. Dillon Brooks scored 26 points, Ja Morant added 16 points and eight assists and the Grizzlies survived a late rally by Cleveland to defeat the...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, left, shoots as Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 128-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Leonard scores 43 in 3 quarters as Clippers rout Cavaliers

Jan. 15, 2020 2:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard more than did his part to make sure the Los Angeles Clippers made quick work of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The All-Star forward scored a season-high 43 points in 28 minutes Tuesday night as the Clippers cruised to a 128-103 rout. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) has the ball knocked from his hands while trying to shoot by New York Knicks guard Wayne Ellington, right, as forward Anthony Davis, left, and guard Reggie Bullock vie for position during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Davis bruises lower back in Lakers’ 117-87 win over Knicks

Jan. 8, 2020 1:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis left in the third quarter after bruising his lower back on a painful fall during the Los Angeles Lakers' sixth straight victory, 117-87 over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. Davis bruised his sacrum — the bottom part of his spine above the tailbone — when...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019, file photo, members of the Vatican Athletics sports team run for the media in front of St. Peter's basilica, at the Vatican. The Vatican launched the official track team, complete with Swiss Guards, priests and nuns. The team is part of the Holy See’s effort to use sports as an instrument for dialogue, peace and solidarity.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Sports quirks in 2019: Golf balls, oddballs, watches, pants

Dec. 30, 2019 12:17 PM EST

Sometimes the general managers and player personnel directors on Mount Olympus look down on some lucky soul and declare: This is your moment. Consider Dale Cohen, a 62-year-old shift worker at a plastics company and a golfer from Findlay, Ohio. He made two holes-in-one in the same round. The Courier newspaper...

Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony (00) is fouled by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger)

Mitchell's big 2nd half stymies Blazers rally in Jazz win

Dec. 27, 2019 2:27 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joe Ingles was hot early and Donovan Mitchell had it going in the second half. But it took three big plays in the final three minutes by Rudy Gobert for the Utah Jazz to turn back the Portland Trail Blazers. Mitchell scored 28 of his 35 points in the second half to power the Jazz to a...

Boyd helps ETSU roll over Cleveland State 80-55

Dec. 21, 2019 7:20 PM EST

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Tray Boyd III had 16 points as East Tennessee State rolled to its fourth straight win, an 80-55 victory over Cleveland State on Saturday. Jeromy Rodriguez added 14 points while pulling down eight rebounds and Daivien Williamson chipped in another 14 points with four assists....

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, right, and Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler reach for a pass during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Miami snaps 76ers’ 14-game home winning streak, wins 108-104

Dec. 19, 2019 12:57 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 26 points to help the Miami Heat hand the Philadelphia 76ers their first home loss of the season, 108-104 on Wednesday night. The 76ers had been 14-0 at home, including a 113-86 victory over the Heat last month. Tobias Harris buried a 3-pointer for the Sixers with...

Detroit Police Chief James Craig,left, speaks as U.S. Attorney General William Barr, and FBI Director Christopher Wray listen during the announcement of a  new national crime reduction initiative, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)

Justice Dept. plans crackdown on violent crime in 7 cities

Dec. 18, 2019 6:04 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Justice Department announced a crackdown Wednesday aimed at driving down violent crime in seven of the nation’s most violent cities. Attorney General William Barr released details of the initiative known as Operation Relentless Pursuit at a news conference in Detroit alongside the...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Larry Nance Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Antetokounmpo, Middleton lead Bucks to 18th straight win

Dec. 15, 2019 12:32 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo displayed his remarkable skills early and often as the Milwaukee Bucks continued their quest to break a franchise record that has stood for nearly half a century. The reigning MVP sank a 3-pointer for his first points of the game, then followed with a spinning layup,...