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FILE - In a Friday, May 30, 2014 file photo, Miami Heat guard Ray Allen gestures after scoring a three-point basket during the first half Game 6 in the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers, in Miami. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among six first-year candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
February 17, 2018 - 5:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Nine days after being traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Larry Nance Jr. was looking forward to being back on his old home court for the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. He'll try to follow in the...
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Ottawa Senators left wing Magnus Paajarvi (56) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with defenseman Ben Harpur (67), defenseman Cody Ceci (5) and left wing Tom Pyatt (10) during third-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 5:23 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists and the Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Rangers 6-3 on Saturday. Matt Duchene and Mark Stone both added a goal and an assist for Ottawa. Craig Anderson also stopped 35 shots and Johnny Oduya, Magnus Paajarvi and Thomas Chabot...
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Anaheim Ducks' goalie John Gibson, right, stops a shot as Minnesota Wild's Daniel Winnik positions himself for a rebound in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
February 17, 2018 - 5:23 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nick Ritchie scored in the 11th round of the shootout and John Gibson stopped seven straight shots in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. After the teams combined for 13 straight misses, Ritchie beat Devan Dubnyk. Ryan Getzlaff and Ondrej Kase...
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February 17, 2018 - 5:15 pm
MONROE, La. (AP) — Travis Munnings scored 15 of his 26 points in the first half as Louisiana-Monroe took over late in the first period to beat Texas State 79-71 on Saturday for its fourth straight Sun Belt Conference win. With the victory Louisiana-Monroe (13-12, 7-7) jumps ahead of Texas State...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen singles off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong during a baseball game in San Francisco. At right is Giants catcher Buster Posey. McCutchen and Posey are now teammates with the Giants. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 17, 2018 - 5:15 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Buster Posey recalls watching Andrew McCutchen in awe. They were 17, spending a few weeks together as teammates on a junior Olympic team in Taiwan. McCutchen remembers Posey's immense popularity — swarmed at every single stop. Cheered when on the bus, or when fans just...
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February 17, 2018 - 5:08 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Sean Lloyd Jr. got to the basket for a layup with 14.6 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, then hit a clutch 3-pointer in the extra session to help Southern Illinois pull out a 76-72 win over Indiana State in a key Missouri Valley Conference battle Saturday...
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February 17, 2018 - 5:08 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Kason Harrell scored 24 points on six 3-pointers and Fort Wayne beat North Dakota State 84-72 on Saturday afternoon. Bryson Scott added 17 points, five rebounds and three steals for the Mastodons (18-12, 7-6 Summit League). John Konchar had 16 points with eight rebounds and eight...
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February 17, 2018 - 5:00 pm
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Archer believes Tampa Bay is capable of having the best rotation in the major leagues. "We have some very dynamic arms in this room," the two-time AL All-Star said after reporting to spring training, where a bevy of young starters and prospects are competing for...
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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi competes for the ball with players from SD Eibar's Cote during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and SD Eibar, at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Saturday, Feb.17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
February 17, 2018 - 4:56 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi looks ready for London. Barcelona's star helped to set up two goals to beat 10-man Eibar 2-0 on Saturday as the Spanish leaders warmed up for their visit to Chelsea in the Champions League. Barcelona broke its mini-slump of back-to-back draws to remain unbeaten...
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Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy throws during a baseball spring training workout, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
February 17, 2018 - 4:56 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Danny Duffy is not much of a hitter, a .125 lifetime batting average. But the Royals pitcher acknowledges that earlier in his career, he wanted to slug some teammates. The lefty says the Kansas City clubhouse offered little guidance when he first came up. "We had an extreme...
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