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Griffin scores 39, Clippers beat Lakers 118-111

LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11 for 12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants. DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 13 rebounds during a foul-plagued 39 minutes. The two-time defending Pacific Division champions...
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Friday's free-agent roundup: Phils, Burnett decline $15M mutual option

NEW YORK — A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies both declined their $15 million mutual option Friday, leaving the pitcher to decide whether to exercise his $12.75 million player option. The 37-year-old Burnett went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA in 34 starts during his first season with the Phillies and has said he isn't sure whether he wants to pitch next season. He has until...
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Thomas sparks Suns' rally past defending champs

PHOENIX -- Isaiah Thomas scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, rallying Phoenix with a relentless series of driving layups, and the Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 94-89 on Friday night. Phoenix took its first lead when Thomas' layup made it 88-87 with 3:34 to play. It was part of a 10-0 run that put the Suns up 92-87 on Markieff Morris' dunk with 1:09 left. Manu...
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Bucks-Wizards Preview

John Wall and the Washington Wizards are set to open their home schedule after evening their record last time out. The Milwaukee Bucks are also coming off a much-improved display. Washington tries to avoid losing a fourth consecutive home opener when it faces the Bucks on Saturday night. The Wizards kicked off their season with Wednesday's 107-95 loss at Miami, but they bounced...
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Bulls-Timberwolves Preview

It took two games for Derrick Rose to put a scare into the Chicago Bulls, though his latest setback doesn't appear too serious. Rose's status is still in doubt for Saturday night's game at Minnesota, however. The Bulls' 114-108 overtime loss to Cleveland on Friday nearly became catastrophic with Rose heading to the locker room in the second half after spraining his...
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Thomas gets hot in fourth to spark Suns in win over Spurs

  Isaiah Thomas scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, rallying Phoenix with a relentless series of driving layups, and the Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 94-89 on Friday night. Phoenix took its first lead when Thomas' layup made it 88-87 with 3:34 to play. It was part of a 10-0 run that put the Suns up 92-87 on Markieff Morris' dunk with 1:09 left. Manu Ginobili...
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Gay leads Kings past Trail Blazers 103-94

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Rudy Gay scored 40 points - one off his career high - including a pair of key 3-pointers, and the Sacramento Kings surprised the Portland Trail Blazers 103-94 on Friday night. DeMarcus Cousins added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Kings, who rebounded from a sloppy season-opening loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Darren Collison added...
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Gay pours in 40 as Kings rebound from loss to down Trail Blazers

  Rudy Gay scored 40 points -- one off his career high -- including a pair of key 3-pointers, and the Sacramento Kings surprised the Portland Trail Blazers 103-94 on Friday night. DeMarcus Cousins added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Kings, who rebounded from a sloppy season-opening loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Darren Collison added 17 points, eight...
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For Patriots' purposes, not all of Belichick's hoodies created equal

Bill Belichick is known for cutting the sleeves off the hoodies he wears during games, but he might want to keep them on, based on some recent research. Bleacher Report's Mike Dussault compiled a Belichick hoodie database, which shows game-by-game results based on what type of sweatshirt the New England Patriots coach wore. Here's the breakdown, dating from 2003 until the...
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Thomas, Morris lead pesky Suns past Spurs

PHOENIX (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, rallying Phoenix with a relentless series of driving layups, and the Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 94-89 on Friday night. Phoenix took its first lead when Thomas' layup made it 88-87 with 3:34 to play. It was part of a 10-0 run that put the Suns up 92-87 on Markieff Morris' dunk with 1:09 left...
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Stars fall in OT to Ducks

DALLAS (AP) -- Nate Thompson scored 2:30 into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Friday night. Thompson tipped a shot by Corey Perry from the top of the left circle past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen. Perry scored Anaheim's first goal at 16:45 of the second period to quiet a crowd that booed him every time he touched the puck. Perry leads the NHL with 10...
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Three-goal third period propels Flames past Predators

  Johnny Gaudreau sparked a third-period comeback with a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames scored three times in just more than 4 minutes to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Friday night. With the Flames trailing 2-1, Jiri Hudler got the rally started with the tying goal 2:36 into the third. It came on a setup from rookies Markus Granlund and Gaudreau. After TJ Brodie'...
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Flames score 3 in 3rd to rally past Predators 4-3

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Johnny Gaudreau sparked a third-period comeback with a goal an and assist as the Calgary Flames scored three times in just more than 4 minutes to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Friday night. With the Flames trailing 2-1, Jiri Hudler got the rally started with the tying goal 2:36 into the third. It came on a setup from rookies Markus Granlund and Gaudreau...
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Grizzlies-Hornets Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol has earned a reputation as one of the NBA's best defensive players but he's shown some more skill at the other end of the court early this season. Gasol will try to provide another high-scoring effort while leading the visiting Grizzlies to their first 3-0 start Saturday night against the Charlotte Hornets. Gasol was the league's...
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Dice-K headed back to Japan? Offer expected for 34-year-old righty

Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka wants to get back to starting, and he might have that opportunity in his native country. The Pacific League’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks reportedly will offer the former New York Mets and Boston Red Sox pitcher a four-year contract worth $3.58 million (400 million yen) annually. Matsuzaka made his wishes clear after he had just nine starts for the New...
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4 Hall of Fame coaches now battling for ACC title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim once hired Louisville's Rick Pitino as an assistant, coached against North Carolina's Roy Williams in a national championship game and served as an assistant to Duke's Mike Krzyzewski for two gold medal-winning Olympic teams. The four coaches have crossed paths for decades, racking up a few thousand wins and nine NCAA titles...
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Blue Jackets-Devils Preview

Injuries are part of the reason why the Columbus Blue Jackets are struggling in nearly every facet during their longest losing streak in a year. The New Jersey Devils recently ended a dubious stretch of their own. The Blue Jackets try to overcome the slew of absences and get their offense going as they try to snap a five-game skid Saturday night against the Devils. Columbus (4-6...
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Thompson's overtime tally gives Ducks win over Stars

  Nate Thompson scored 2:30 into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Friday night. Thompson tipped a shot by Corey Perry from the top of the left circle past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen. Perry scored Anaheim's first goal at 16:45 of the second period to quiet a crowd that booed him every time he touched the puck. Perry leads the NHL with 10 goals in 12...
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Bucks top Sixers, 93-81

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- O.J Mayo scored 10 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter, and rookie Jabari Parker had 11 points and 10 rebounds in his Milwaukee debut to lead the Bucks to a 93-81 win Friday night over the Philadelphia 76ers in their home opener. Under new ownership, the new-look Bucks got off to a good start in coach Jason Kidd's sideline debut at the Bradley Center...
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Pacers-Hawks Preview

The Atlanta Hawks couldn't wait to get back to basketball after two executives garnered headlines for the wrong reasons during the offseason - but they started off on the wrong foot on the road. They'll look to win their home opener for the eighth time in nine years Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers in a playoff rematch. The Hawks opened with a 109-102 loss Wednesday...
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Kyle Busch wins Truck race at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Kyle Busch passed German Quiroga off a restart in a two-lap shootout in the Camping World Truck race Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway for his seventh victory in nine series starts this year. Ninth on a restart with five laps left, Busch moved to third in one lap and was running second behind Quiroga when a caution forced the green-white-checkered finish...
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Same old, same old: Kyle Busch wins yet another Truck Series race

For the seventh time this season it was Kyle Busch doing celebratory burnouts and bowing to the field after scoring the win in Friday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch arguably had the best truck in the field, leading 80 of the 147 laps, but scoring the win was not easy for the driver whose nickname is Rowdy. Just as Busch was driving away...
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Nate Thompson lifts Ducks over Stars 2-1 in OT

DALLAS (AP) Nate Thompson scored 2:30 into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Friday night. Thompson tipped a shot by Corey Perry from the top of the left circle past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen. Perry scored Anaheim's first goal at 16:45 of the second period to quiet a crowd that booed him every time he touched the puck. Perry leads the NHL with 10 goals...
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James leads Cavaliers past Bulls, 114-108 in OT

CHICAGO (AP) -- LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night. James was at his best after struggling the previous night, scoring eight points in the extra period, and the Cavaliers picked up the win the after opening with a loss at home to New York. Derrick Rose scored 20 points for Chicago,...
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Legaux leads Cincinnati past Tulane, 38-14

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Munchie Legaux threw his first three touchdown passes of the season in his return to his hometown, and Cincinnati won its third straight, 38-14 over Tulane on Friday night. Legaux was 16 of 24 for 211 yards. His touchdowns went for 5 yards to Max Morrison, 54 yards to Casey Gladney and 18 yards to Shaq Washington Cincinnati (5-3, 3-1 American Athletic Conference...
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