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Markkanen scores 24, Bulls beat Pistons 109-89

Nov. 20, 2019 10:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points to bust out of a slump, Wendell Carter Jr. had 12 points and 15 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 109-89 on Wednesday night. It was Markkanen’s first 20-point game since scoring 35 points on opening night. Tomas Satoransky and...

Allen leads Nets to 101-91 victory over Hornets

Nov. 20, 2019 10:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jarrett Allen had 22 points and 17 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets 101-91 on Wednesday night. Taurean Prince and Spencer Dinwiddie added 20 points apiece for Brooklyn, which was without Kyrie Irving for the third straight game because of a right shoulder injury....

Fred VanVleet scores 24 points, Raptors beat Magic 113-97

Nov. 20, 2019 10:03 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 24 points, Pascal Siakam had 18 points and 11 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat Orlando 113-97 on Wednesday night to snap the Magic’s winning streak at three. Orlando lost center Nikola Vucevic and forward Aaron Gordon to right ankle injuries in the second...

Ellsbury released by Yankees, who owe $26 million

Nov. 20, 2019 9:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have given up on Jacoby Ellsbury, cutting the oft-injured outfielder with more than $26 million left in his $153 million, seven-year contract. Ellsbury, who has not played since 2017, was released Wednesday to clear a 40-man roster spot as New York added seven players to protect...

Leonard and George to play together for 1st time with Clips

Nov. 20, 2019 8:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard returns after missing three games with the Los Angeles Clippers to play with Paul George for the first time against the Boston Celtics. It’s taken nearly a month, but the duo will be on the court together Wednesday night in the nationally televised game. Leonard had...

Rams safety Eric Weddle won’t share inside info on Ravens

Nov. 20, 2019 8:48 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Eric Weddle has decided he isn’t the type to play and tell. The Los Angeles Rams’ veteran safety spent the previous three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, but he is declining to give any inside information about his former team to the Rams ahead of the...

Seahawks think they’ve found a role for Shaquem Griffin

Nov. 20, 2019 7:26 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Shaquem Griffin had not played a defensive snap since Week 16 of last season. He seemed locked into just being a special teams player for the Seattle Seahawks, despite assurances from Pete Carroll and others that they were trying to find the best way for Griffin to contribute on...

WR Slayton making most of rookie opportunity with Giants

Nov. 20, 2019 7:09 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants expected big things from Daniel Jones after taking the Duke quarterback with the sixth overall pick in the draft. The guy who has been the biggest surprise in the New York’s draft class is wide receiver Darius Slayton. The fifth-round pick from Auburn...

Niners rookie Deebo Samuel emerging as key target

Nov. 20, 2019 7:03 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Deebo Samuel has emerged as a go-to receiver for the San Francisco 49ers at just the right time. Samuel has shaken off a slow start to his rookie season by elevating his game the past two weeks when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been mostly without his top two targets, with...

Pau Gasol waived by Blazers but may have new role with team

Nov. 20, 2019 6:55 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have waived center Pau Gasol but his career with the team may not be over. Gasol, who never played in a game with the Blazers, announced on social media Wednesday that the team had released him. In a video he posted, Gasol said he is still recovering from...