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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) goes up for a layup with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) defending and Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

LeVert undergoes surgery to treat cancerous growth on kidney

Jan. 26, 2021 3:12 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to treat a cancerous growth on his left kidney. Team officials made the announcement Tuesday and said the 26-year-old LeVert is expected to make a full recovery. The Pacers said no additional treatment...

Golden State Warriors guard Kelly Oubre Jr., bottom, reaches for the ball next to Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Wiggins takes it to Timberwolves; Warriors win 130-108

Jan. 26, 2021 1:52 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sure, Andrew Wiggins had a little extra juice for this one. Stephen Curry scored 36 points with seven 3-pointers, Wiggins took it to his old Timberwolves team for 23 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat Minnesota 130-108 on Monday night after coach Steve Kerr shook up his...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum scores on a reverse layup during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Brown, returning Tatum lead Celtics over Bulls 119-103

Jan. 26, 2021 1:04 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The toughest part of having COVID-19 for Jayson Tatum wasn't the headache, the high temperature and chills he experienced. Those symptoms went away after the first night. Most difficult was the mental toll. “It was tough, especially your initial reaction once you find out,” he...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Dylan Windler (9) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

LeBron scores 46, Lakers beat Cavs to stay perfect on road

Jan. 26, 2021 12:06 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Back home, LeBron James kept the Lakers perfect on the road. James went on a scoring tear in the fourth quarter, getting 21 of his 46 points with a variety of dazzling shots and plays only he seems to make, leading Los Angeles to a 115-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night....

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) makes a pass as he collides with Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Pacers use 4th-quarter scoring flurry, beat Raptors 129-114

Jan. 25, 2021 10:50 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon spent Sunday night searching for answers. By Monday night, he had found them. A little more than 24 hours after playing his poorest game of the season, Brogdon scored a career-high 36 points, flirted with a triple-double and accounted for the final...

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) looks to pass the ball as Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo (8) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Rookie PG Anthony scores 21, Magic beat Hornets 117-108

Jan. 25, 2021 10:47 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando Magic rookie point guard Cole Anthony is getting more comfortable the more he plays in the NBA. Anthony’s comfort level showed Monday night when he posted a career-best scoring performance and outplayed fellow rookie guard LaMelo Ball. Anthony scored a career-best 21...

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees' Adam Ottavino delivers a pitch during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Tampa, Fla. The Yankees made a rare trade with the rival Boston Red Sox, sending struggling reliever Ottavino to Boston along with minor league right-hander Frank German for a player to be named or cash. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Yankees send Ottavino to Boston in rare trade with Red Sox

Jan. 25, 2021 7:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wanting to slash salary to avoid paying luxury tax, the New York Yankees opted to make a rare trade with the Boston Red Sox. Boston acquired struggling reliever Adam Ottavino along with minor league right-hander Frank German from the Yankees on Monday for a player to be named or cash. As...

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs stands on the field after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 38-24. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bills motivated to improve after AFC championship loss to KC

Jan. 25, 2021 7:19 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Cole Beasley was so committed to being part of what became the Buffalo Bills’ deepest postseason run in 27 years, the veteran slot receiver spent the past three weeks playing on a broken leg. The partially broken fibula will eventually heal without needing surgery. The pain...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates at the end of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 38-24. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Chiefs still have room for improvement after AFC title romp

Jan. 25, 2021 5:19 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Travis Kelce has spent the better part of a month insisting the Kansas City Chiefs have yet to put everything together. They still didn't in their AFC championship game win over Buffalo. They came much closer than they have all season, though, and that could be a scary thought for...

FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Pittsburgh. A person familiar with the trade talks tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees made the second addition to their starting rotation of the offseason, agreeing to acquire right-hander Taillon from the Pirates for four prospects. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Taillon excited to reunite with Cole, push for playoffs

Jan. 25, 2021 2:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jameson Taillon’s trade from Pittsburgh to the New York Yankees started to soak in, and he thought about reuniting with former roommate Gerrit Cole. “Every night you get a five-star cooked meal,” Taillon said. “Even if he’s cooking for himself, he’s...