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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, passes while under pressure from Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Anthony Davis' big 2nd half leads Lakers past Grizz, 117-105

Feb. 22, 2020 1:13 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 32 points, Anthony Davis recovered from an early injury scare to get 28 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers returned from the All-Star break with a 117-105 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. Avery Bradley added 14 points for the Western...

Boston Celtics guard Jayson Tatum (0) drives against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Gordon Hayward, Celtics hold off Timberwolves 127-117

Feb. 22, 2020 12:04 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Boston's defense looked, well, like it was still on vacation for much of the game. The Celtics still had plenty of firepower on the other end, staying strong out of the All-Star break. Gordon Hayward scored 29 points, Daniel Theis had career highs with 25 points and 16 rebounds and the...

U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring against Canada during the second half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. The U.S. won 3-0. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

American women seek more than $66M in damages from US Soccer

Feb. 21, 2020 10:49 PM EST

Players on the U.S. women's national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. The damages were included in slew of papers filed Thursday night in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles ahead of a trial scheduled to start May...

Cody Eakin traded from Knights to hometown Jets

Feb. 21, 2020 7:05 PM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Cody Eakin is going home to Winnipeg. The Jets acquired the Winnipeg-born center from the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2021. If Winnipeg qualifies for the playoffs this year or re-sign Eakin to a new contract by July 5, the Jets will...

FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Detroit Tigers' Victor Alcántara pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies in a baseball game in Philadelphia. Alcántara was suspended for 80 games Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. The 26-year-old right-hander was 3-2 with a 4.85 ERA last season in 46 relief appearances for the Tigers. He became a free agent last fall after he was assigned outright to Triple-A Toledo on Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Alcántara, 3 minor leaguers banned for positive drug tests

Feb. 21, 2020 6:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent pitcher Victor Alcántara was suspended for 80 games Friday under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. The 26-year-old right-hander was 3-2 with a 4.85 ERA last season in 46 relief appearances for the...

Anaheim Ducks right wing Ondrej Kase (25), of the Czech Republic, and Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Haydn Fleury (4) chase the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Anaheim won 2-1 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Bruins land Kase by trading Backes, 1st-round pick to Ducks

Feb. 21, 2020 6:45 PM EST

David Backes no longer has to worry whether he’ll get another shot at playing in the NHL. The 35-year-old forward was freed from what Backes referred to as “purgatory” on Friday, when the Boston Bruins traded him to the Anaheim Ducks. In freeing up most of Backes’ significant...

John Mara, owner of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL), arrive for a meeting with NFL owners to discuss a proposed labor agreement, Thursday Feb. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Player reps not voting on NFL labor deal; more talks Tuesday

Feb. 21, 2020 6:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners' eagerness to approve negotiated terms of a new labor agreement apparently is not matched by the players. They want more talks. Union player representatives decided Friday to not vote on the new labor deal approved by team owners Thursday. The NFL Players Association will meet...

Houston Astros outfielders Josh Reddick and George Springer duck for cover as Michael Brantley runs after a fly ball during spring training baseball practice, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Reddick says he, teammates have received death threats

Feb. 21, 2020 6:07 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the day Houston outfielder Josh Reddick said he and other players have received death threats in the wake of the team's sign-stealing scandal, union head Tony Clark said safety had become an issue for some of his members. “There are undoubtedly concerns out there...

St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt takes his turn in the batting cage during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cards' Goldschmidt looking for consistent swing

Feb. 21, 2020 5:26 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt never found consistency with his swing last season. Poor swings that yield ugly results early in this year's spring training games may actually prevent that from happening again this season. "That can allow you to make adjustments where sometimes (positive) results...

Bears waive cornerback Amukamara, receiver Gabriel

Feb. 21, 2020 5:22 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears waived cornerback Prince Amukamara and speedy receiver Taylor Gabriel on Friday. Amukamara started 42 games over the past three seasons and gave the Bears a physical presence in the backfield while helping the defense emerge as a top-10 unit. He was limited by a...