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Grizzlies throttle Thunder by NBA-record 73-point margin

Dec. 02, 2021 23:29 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies broke the NBA record for margin of victory on Thursday night, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 152-79. The 73-point margin easily topped the previous mark, which was Cleveland’s 68-point win over Miami. The Cavaliers topped...

Minus Giannis, Bucks lose to Toronto, ending win streak at 8

Dec. 02, 2021 23:02 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors took advantage of Giannis Antetokounmpo sitting out with a sore right calf to beat Milwaukee 97-93 Thursday night, ending the Bucks’ winning streak at eight. ...

DeRozan, LaVine help Bulls hang on to beat Knicks 119-115

Dec. 02, 2021 23:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For the Chicago Bulls, DeMar DeRozan's poise is as valuable as his points. He provided plenty of both after they blew a big lead at Madison Square Garden. DeRozan scored 34 points, Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic each added 27, and...

Memphis Grizzlies beat Oklahoma City Thunder by 73 points, set NBA record for margin of victory

Dec. 02, 2021 22:14 PM EST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies beat Oklahoma City Thunder by 73 points, set NBA record for margin of victory.

Not worth 1,000 words: Player images scrubbed from MLB site

Dec. 02, 2021 21:12 PM EST

Those looking for a photo of Mike Trout or highlights of Atlanta's Game 6 win over Houston in the World Series won't find them on Major League Baseball's official website. Shortly after the sport's first work stoppage in 26 years began Thursday at 12:01 a.m., MLB removed...

LeBron James out of COVID-19 protocols, cleared to return

Dec. 02, 2021 19:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has been cleared to return to the Los Angeles Lakers after missing one game under the NBA's health and safety protocols. The league said Thursday that James is not positive for COVID-19 despite a series of tests that produced conflicting...

Dutcher, Howard coaching matchup evokes Fab Five memories

Dec. 02, 2021 18:51 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — There's a lot for Brian Dutcher to absorb when he thinks back to the key role he had in recruiting Juwan Howard and the rest of the Fab Five to Michigan. His fondest memory is forging bonds that will last a lifetime. The toughest is the firing of his...

Bucks' Lopez undergoes back surgery; return date uncertain

Dec. 02, 2021 18:41 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez has undergone surgery to address the back injury that has kept him from playing since the opening game of the season. The Bucks announced Thursday that Lopez had back surgery earlier that day in Los Angeles. ...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James cleared to return after NBA says he had two negative COVID-19 tests

Dec. 02, 2021 18:24 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James cleared to return after NBA says he had two negative COVID-19 tests.

Column: Women's tennis leads lonely fight for human rights

Dec. 02, 2021 18:21 PM EST

If Thomas Bach or Adam Silver need some pointers on standing up for human rights instead of the bottom line, they should give a call to Steve Simon over at the women's tennis tour. Finally, someone picked right over the almighty yuan. Treading...