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No. 8 North Carolina wary of Pittsburgh

North Carolina is making a run at a No. 1 seed in next month's NCAA Tournament. But the first matter of business is winning the ACC regular-season crown. The No. 8 Tar Heels are in superb position to win the tough 15-team conference and look to move closer to claiming the title when they visit Pittsburgh on Saturday. North Carolina (24-5, 12-3 ACC) holds a two-game lead over...
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Nuggets likely to need more than Lin's return vs. Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jeremy Lin returns to a site that predates "Linsanity" when he leads the Brooklyn Nets against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Lin, who grew up in the San Jose suburb of Palo Alto, began his NBA career quietly as a member of the Warriors after going undrafted out of Harvard in 2010. His 29-game stint with Golden State, interrupted three times by...
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Knicks searching for direction vs. 76ers

NEW YORK -- Derrick Rose is unsure about the offense the New York Knicks are running. Carmelo Anthony is unclear about the direction management has for the team after standing pat at the trade deadline. Also murky is New York's ability to consistently get victories and start any kind of winning streak. New York's latest attempt to get a win occurs Saturday night when it hosts...
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Pelicans, Mavs get back to business after big trades

There will be a whole lot of new blood on display when the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans collide Saturday night at American Airlines Center. A lot of it will be Blue Blood. The Pelicans and Mavericks pulled off the two biggest trades of the season, acquiring DeMarcus Cousins and Nerlens Noel, respectively. The additions of the former Kentucky big men were made with...
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Forsberg, Preds aim to rub more salt in wound of infamous trade from Caps

Joe Malone, here. Mike Bossy, here. That's all the roll one has to call when you're looking for the NHL players who have notched hat tricks in three straight games. Malone did it twice during the 1917-18 season, and Bossy pulled it off in November of 1981. Nashville Predators left winger Filip Forsberg can swell the class' ranks to three Saturday if he can burn his old organization...
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Heat try to stay hot against Pacers

MIAMI -- The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat -- two Eastern Conference teams with mediocre records -- meet at Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena on Saturday night after both franchises decided not to make a trade before Thursday's deadline. The Pacers (30-28) held on to star forward Paul George, who can opt out of his contract in July of 2018. They also declined to get any help for their...
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Gordon Hayward throws down not one, but two poster dunks on the Milwaukee Bucks

That's not a typo. On Friday night, the Utah Jazz marched into Milwaukee and handed the Bucks an L by the score of 109-95. With Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and super-versatile Jazz big man Rudy Gobert on the floor simultaneously, there was potential for some serious fireworks at the rim. There were fireworks all right, but, they came from ... Gordon Hayward? That's right, Hayward...
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Here's how the Warriors must fix their Draymond Green problem

The Golden State Warriors came out of the All-Star break dead before coming to life in the third quarter Thursday night, and Draymond Green was right in the middle of it, yelling at officials, his coach, teammates — everyone. Green landed on the bench with a technical and was lucky he didn't get ejected. But he calmed down, and the Warriors caught fire to come back and beat the...
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Dwyane Wade turns back the clock by throwing down massive dunk on Phoenix's Alex Len

Dwyane Wade was almost the goat, and not the one with periods between the letters. With just seconds remaining and the Chicago up by two points, Wade was assessed a foul for obstructing the three-point shot of the Suns' Devin Booker and the Bulls guard was not pleased: Thankfully, for Wade, Booker made the first two free throws but missed the third, and the game went to overtime...
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Bulls will give Cavaliers a different look

CLEVELAND -- The Chicago Bulls have already played one game without Taj Gibson. The Cleveland Cavaliers will get their first look at the Bulls without him, and they aren't too upset about Gibson's absence. "We had problems guarding (Doug) McDermott and Taj the last game," Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. "McDermott's movement and his shooting ability and then just Taj with his physical...
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Ross, Magic look to find chemistry vs. Hawks

The first game after the All-Star Break and the subsequent trade deadline represent something of a new beginning for several teams and players. While this year's trade deadline did not have any earth-shattering moves, it did see some shifts for several teams as they make their playoff push or prepare for next season. For the players, their first game is sometimes a bit uncomfortable...
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Habs hope for change of direction in Toronto

TORONTO -- The Montreal Canadiens' coaching change has not had an immediate impact on improving the struggling team's performance. Since Claude Julien, who himself was fired by the Boston Bruins, took over from Michel Therrien, the Canadiens are 1-2-0 and have scored a total of four goal. The latest loss was 3-0 to the New York Islanders Thursday. The Canadiens will try to start...
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Kings shoot for second win with new players

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Maybe the sky won't be falling on the Sacramento Kings anytime soon. They certainly don't seem to think it will. "It feels good," coach Dave Joerger said after watching his new collection of players in their first game. "There's a good vibe." It's different, that's for sure. The departure of franchise forward DeMarcus Cousins -- still big news in this town...
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Short-handed Canucks look to fend off rested Sharks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Traditionally, a team feels refreshed coming off a five-day break -- but the Vancouver Canucks are actually weaker. The Canucks revealed Friday that several players have shown symptoms of the mumps, including one confirmed case. As a result, at least four teammates will be sidelined Saturday as the Canucks (26-28-6), who have been off on the NHL-mandated...
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Penguins, Crosby hope for better result at Heinz Field, this time against Flyers

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby has been nothing but upbeat about the Pittsburgh Penguins' fourth outdoor game, Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field. He has no apparent reservations about participating in one of the NHL's Stadium Series spectacles, even though he and the Penguins have had mixed results playing without a roof. Moreover, despite being a superstitious...
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Rested Sabres look to ignite surge vs. Avalanche

The Buffalo Sabres are rested and ready for a playoff push, and their first stop is in Denver to play the lowly Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. The Sabres (26-24-10) have not played since Sunday and enjoyed their turn at a break that every NHL team has had once in January or February. Buffalo resides in 12th place in the Eastern Conference, but it is just six points behind...
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18-year-old Kaz Grala wins season-opening Truck Series race at Daytona

Kaz Grala won a wild season-opening Camping World Truck Series race Friday night at Daytona International Speedway punctuated by a huge wreck on the final lap. Matt Crafton ended up going airborne and upside down after the incident on the final lap, as he went for the win. It was an eventful night. As Johnny Sauter took the Stage 1 win and the bonus points that went along with it...
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5 hours ago

Complete results from Truck Series season opener at Daytona

For full results from the NextEra Energy Resources 250, click here.
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Isles aim to keep up winning way at Columbus

The New York Islanders will look to continue their newfound winning ways on the road Saturday afternoon. For the first time all season, the Islanders won consecutive road games, and it could not have come at a better time for the surging team. New York, which currently finds itself ahold of the final wild card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, started a season-long nine-game...
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Kings try to pick up offense against Ducks

If the Los Angeles Kings fail to make the playoffs, an offense that failed to deliver on a consistent basis could be blamed. The Kings will try to jump-start their offense once more on Saturday when they resume the Freeway Face-off series with the retooled Anaheim Ducks in a matinee at Staples Center. Los Angeles (29-27-4) has been blanked twice in three games against Anaheim...
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Rangers aim to keep road dominance vs. Devils

The surging New York Rangers cross the Hudson River looking to maintain their standing as the league's top road team on Saturday when they face off with the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Following a 2-1 shootout victory over the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Thursday, the Rangers (39-19-2) lead the NHL with 20 road victories this season, the third time in four seasons...
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Plenty at stake when Saint Mary's hosts Santa Clara

No. 20 Saint Mary's does not want to jeopardize its chances of getting an NCAA tournament berth, and Santa Clara wants to achieve its highest West Coast Conference finish in 10 years. That is what is at stake when the Gaels host Santa Clara Saturday night in the final regular-season game for both teams. Saint Mary's (25-3, 15-2 WCC) will finish second in the conference no matter...
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Michigan aims for another upset against No. 14 Purdue

It will be like a shampoo bottle in that it will be rinse and repeat from just over a week ago for the Michigan basketball team on Saturday. Last Thursday, Michigan geared up for an anticipated home game against a ranked opponent, Wisconsin, which offered the Wolverines a chance to give a huge boost to their NCAA tournament resume while at the same time hurting a contender's chance...
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No. 3 Kansas eyes outright Big 12 title, visits Texas

On paper, Saturday afternoon's Big 12 showdown in Austin between third-ranked Kansas and reeling Texas has to be considered a mismatch, a near-walkover for the surging Jayhawks on their way to clinching another outright conference championship. But the Longhorns nearly always play their best when Kansas comes to town, and the Jayhawks would be wise to keep their guard up against...
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Duke, Miami battle for position in ACC

With Wednesday's loss to Syracuse on a banked 3-pointer at the buzzer, Duke not only dropped two games behind leader North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference race, the Blue Devils now find themselves in a mix with at least a half-dozen teams fighting for a double-bye in next month's ACC tournament in Brooklyn. One of those teams is next on Duke's schedule. The 10th-ranked...
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