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Matheson, Trocheck lead Panthers to 3-1 win over Maple Leafs

Jan. 18, 2019 11:02 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Vincent Trochek's return gave the Florida Panthers the spark they desperately needed. Mike Matheson scored the winning goal and Trocheck had an assist on the play to help the Panthers snap a seven-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Friday night. Trocheck...

Irving scores 38 points, Celtics beat Grizzlies 122-116

Jan. 18, 2019 10:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving's 20-point third quarter wasn't quite enough for the Boston Celtics to put away the Memphis Grizzlies. The star guard scored eight more in the fourth, finishing with 38 points and 11 assists while leading the Celtics to a 122-116 victory Friday night. "He was able to pick his...

Trocheck returns to Panthers after missing nearly 2 months

Jan. 18, 2019 8:19 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Vincent Trocheck returned to the Florida Panthers' lineup Friday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs after missing nearly two months. The 25-year-old center missed 27 games since breaking his right ankle in a game against the Ottawa Senators on Nov. 19. He practiced with the Panthers...

Garcia can earn up to $6M under 1-year deal with Rays

Jan. 18, 2019 7:51 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia can earn up to $6 million as part of his one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. The team announced the deal Friday, an agreement that guarantees $3.5 million this season. He can earn $250,000 each for 350, 400, 450, 500, 550 and 600 plate appearances, and $1...

Maple Leafs beat NHL-leading Lightning 4-2

Jan. 18, 2019 12:04 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Although they trail Tampa Bay by 14 points in the standings, the Toronto Maple Leafs are having some head-to-head success against the top team in the NHL. Mitch Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the...

Siakam scores winning basket, Raptors beat Suns 111-109

Jan. 17, 2019 11:35 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Phoenix Suns figured Toronto guard Kyle Lowry was going to take the decisive shot. Pascal Siakam and the Raptors had other plans. Siakam scored the winning basket just before time expired, leading the Raptors to a 111-109 victory over the Suns on Thursday night. Serge Ibaka put Toronto...

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

Jan. 17, 2019 2:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don't worry. For the past 290 million years, large asteroids have been crashing into Earth more than twice as often as they did in the previous 700 million years, according to a new study in Thursday's journal...

Irving's 27 points, 18 assists leads Celtics past Raptors

Jan. 17, 2019 1:57 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving said he regretted criticizing his younger teammates, then he made a call to a former teammate he also owed an apology. The Celtics point guard said on Wednesday that he called LeBron James over the weekend to apologize for failing to understand the burden the four-time NBA MVP...

Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

Jan. 16, 2019 2:11 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For decades, Jackie Shane was a musical mystery: a riveting black transgender soul singer who packed nightclubs in Toronto in the 1960s, but then disappeared after 1971. Some speculated she had died, but her legacy lived on among music historians and R&B collectors who paid big...

Bogdanovic scores 20, Pacers trounce Suns 131-97

Jan. 15, 2019 11:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has its sights set on the top of the Eastern Conference standings. On Tuesday night, the Phoenix Suns found themselves directly in the way of a determined Pacers team. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 points and the Pacers wasted little time cruising to a 131-97 victory. While...