Men's sports

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, front, exchanges words with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, back, as Denver center Nikola Jokic looks on in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 109-98. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 15, 2018 - 2:45 am
DENVER (AP) — For all his offensive contributions and rebounding, Nikola Jokic's most important role in the end was peacemaker. Jokic scored 24 points, Jamal Murray had 19 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-98 on Friday night after Murray and Russell Westbrook had a heated...
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Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) and Connor McDavid (97) celebrate the win over the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 15, 2018 - 2:11 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers look awfully comfortable at home lately. McDavid had two goals and an assist, Leon Draisaitl added three assists and the resurgent Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday night. Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves and is 7-0-0 on...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, center, drives to the basket between Sacramento Kings' Nemanja Bjelica, left, and Buddy Hield, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 15, 2018 - 1:58 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr praised his team's smothering defense for providing the spark it needed to bounce back from a disappointing loss. He also chided the Warriors' offense for a lack of focus that made the a late run necessary. Not much is coming easy for the two-...
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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, right, tries to get past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
December 15, 2018 - 1:58 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A struggling Trail Blazers bench finally got rolling Friday night, setting a season high for points in a confidence-boosting win over the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors. Zach Collins scored 16 points and Seth Curry added a season-best 13, including three key 3-pointers early in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Yonder Alonso hits a two-run single against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game in Chicago. A person familiar with the deal says the White Sox have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso in a trade with the Indians. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
December 15, 2018 - 1:10 am
CHICAGO (AP) — First baseman Yonder Alonso was traded to the Chicago White Sox by the Cleveland Indians on Friday in a deal between AL Central rivals that could have broad implications for both teams the rest of the offseason. A person familiar with the trade confirmed it on condition of anonymity...
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Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele (55) is congratulated by teammates after scoring his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 15, 2018 - 12:28 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Mark Scheifele and the Winnipeg Jets just keep rolling along. Another long night was no big deal. Scheifele scored twice, including 50 seconds into overtime, and the Jets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Friday for their fourth consecutive victory. "Tonight wasn't the prettiest of...
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Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. (5) shoots against Memphis Grizzlies guard Shelvin Mack (6) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
December 15, 2018 - 12:20 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Miami Heat didn't let a bad loss in their last game linger to the point of making a six-game road trip more troublesome. Relying on 3-point shooting during a 13-2 run in the middle stages of the fourth quarter, the Heat went on to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-97 on...
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Colorado Avalanche's J.T. Compher (37) and St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
December 15, 2018 - 12:07 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After the St. Louis Blues caught the short end of the stick on an obscure NHL rule, Ryan O'Reilly bailed them out with a breakaway winner. O'Reilly scored a short-handed goal 2:05 into overtime to lift St. Louis over the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Friday night. O'Reilly's forehand...
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New York Knicks' Emmanuel Mudiay (1) drives past Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) and Marvin Williams (2) in overtime of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
December 14, 2018 - 11:46 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Emmanuel Mudiay dug his shoulder in, turned and floated a jumper with 27.2 seconds left. Mudiay knocked down the shot to help force overtime and finished with a career-high 34 points and eight assists to help the short-handed New York Knicks erase a 21-point deficit and beat...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34), from Greece, goes up to shoot against Cleveland Cavaliers' Cedi Osman (16), from Turkey, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
December 14, 2018 - 11:40 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo played as if he had a point to prove. The Milwaukee star rebounded from his worst game of the season to match his career high with 44 points and the Bucks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-102 on Friday night despite missing two starters. Two nights after being...
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