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Avs’ Francouz gets first NHL shutout against Anaheim 1-0

By JOE REEDY | February 22, 2020

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It was one of the best days of Pavel Francouz's life.Francouz finalized a $4 million, two-year contract extension with Colorado, and then made 26 saves to record his first NHL shutout in the Avalanche's 1-0 victory over the Anaheim...

Gordon Hayward, Celtics hold off Timberwolves 127-117

By DAVE CAMPBELL | February 22, 2020

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...

Antetokounmpo scores 33, leads Bucks to rout of Pistons

By DAVE HOGG | February 20, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 16 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Detroit Pistons 126-106 on Thursday night.The Bucks led 70-41 at halftime and by as many as 34 points in the second half. Detroit could never get enough...

Lakers’ Davis back in hometown for All-Star Game

By JAY COHEN | February 15, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Davis knows smooth. He has been making basketball look easy for years, from his early days in his native Chicago all the way through to NBA stardom.When it comes to his seemingly effortless transition to life with the Los Angeles...

AP Exclusive: NCAA, 2 conferences spend $750,000 on lobbying

By BEN NUCKOLS | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress considers whether to allow college athletes to receive endorsement money, the NCAA and its allies spent at least $750,000 last year lobbying lawmakers to shape any reforms to the organization's liking.The NCAA last fall...

Deadly fire hangs over success of top Brazilian soccer club


RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Marília de Barros Silva heard reports that the popular Brazilian soccer club Flamengo was signing a player for almost 17 million euros ($18.6 million), she felt sadness — but also resentment.For a year, she has been trying...

Morant leads short-handed Grizzlies past Mavericks, 121-107

February 6, 2020

DALLAS (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies are making big strides on the court and significant moves off it.Ja Morant scored 21 points, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Tyus Jones added 19 apiece, and the short-handed Grizzlies beat the Dallas Mavericks 121-107 on Wednesday...

AP source: Reds, Castellanos agree to $64M, 4-year deal

By JOE KAY | January 27, 2020

CINCINNATI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos agreed to a $64 million, four-year deal in the Cincinnati Reds' latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Monday.The...

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