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MLB draft relocating to Omaha ahead of College World Series

Dec. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is moving the opening round of its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series Next year's draft will be held from June 10-12 at Holland Performing Arts Center. The College World Series is slated to start June 13. “The College World...

Kawhi Leonard expects mixed reception in return to Toronto

Dec. 11, 2019 12:33 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard expects to hear a mix of cheers and boos when he faces the Toronto Raptors for the first time since helping them win the NBA Finals. Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers make their lone trip north of the border Wednesday to play Toronto. The three-time All-Star and two-time...

Toffoli, Kings stop losing streak with 3-1 win over Rangers

Dec. 11, 2019 3:33 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kings forward Tyler Toffoli has heard the chatter about his lackluster play in a contract season. A change of position helped get Toffoli on the scoresheet, which pushed his struggling team back into the win column. Toffoli had a goal and an assist, and Los Angeles ended a four-game...

Reeling Knicks drop 10th straight, 115-87 to Trail Blazers

Dec. 11, 2019 1:53 AM EST

In the wake of an easy win, the Portland Trail Blazers agreed they needed the rout for their own morale. Damian Lillard had 31 points, including eight 3-pointers, and Portland handed the wretched New York Knicks their 10th straight loss, 115-87 on Tuesday night. “Anytime you have that type of win, and...

Embiid leads 76ers past Nuggets to stay perfect at home

Dec. 11, 2019 12:19 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid threw the ball over his shoulder into the basket and celebrated the no-look shot with a little shake and shimmy for the crowd. It was vintage Embiid — and something the fun-loving center wants to do more. Yes, the 76ers are winning. But their star big man wants to be...

Heat use 22-0 late run to top Hawks, 135-121 in OT

Dec. 11, 2019 12:05 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Trae Young figured the game was over. Turns out, Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat were just getting started — on one of the craziest stat nights in team history. Duncan Robinson tied a franchise record with 10 3-pointers, Butler and Bam Adebayo each had triple-doubles and the Heat went...

Graham, Hornets survive big night from Wizards' Bertans

Dec. 10, 2019 11:14 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miles Bridges said he spent most of his rookie season thinking about highlight-reel plays. But the ultra-athletic 6-foot-6, 225-pound Charlotte Hornets forward, who was featured in the NBA All-Star Game dunk contest last season, said his mentality has changed in year two....

Bulls' Porter to miss another month with broken foot

Dec. 10, 2019 5:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls forward Otto Porter Jr. will miss at least another month because of a broken left foot that was initially diagnosed as a bruise. The Bulls said the injury was confirmed by Dr. Bob Anderson, a foot and ankle specialist who examined him Monday. The team said the small fracture...

Lizzo claps back with gratitude after twerking controversy

Dec. 10, 2019 1:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo is going to keep doing Lizzo after social media exploded with fat shaming over her exposed, thong-covered backside as she danced at a Los Angeles Lakers game while the team's cheerleaders performed to her hit “Juice.” The singer-rapper got up and twerked, revealing a cut...

Barrett was warned about life in the NBA and Knicks deliver

Dec. 10, 2019 3:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — RJ Barrett was asked to explain something that would have been unusual to a 10-year veteran, let alone someone who had played 21 NBA games. Was it strange to have a coach run practice, only to fire him after it ended? “I mean, I have no idea. I just got here," Barrett said. “I...