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Lakers-Warriors Preview

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors opened the season with an easy victory. They would appear to have another favorable matchup against the winless Los Angeles Lakers, who are on the verge of their worst start since moving west. Set to open their home schedule, the Warriors try to extend the Lakers' woes as these Pacific Division foes meet Saturday night. Curry racked...
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Suns-Jazz Preview

Isaiah Thomas has helped move the Phoenix Suns to the brink of their best start in five years. After surprising the reigning NBA champions, Thomas goes for another impressive display as the Suns attempt to avoid a letdown against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. Phoenix (2-0) signed Thomas to a four-year free-agent contract in July after he spent his first three seasons in Sacramento...
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Blackhawks-Maple Leafs Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks have been plodding along since Corey Crawford was injured two weeks ago. It appears their No. 1 goaltender is ready to return. Crawford may play Saturday night when the Blackhawks visit a Toronto Maple Leafs team seeking a third straight win. The Blackhawks (6-3-1) went 3-3-0 with Crawford out due to an upper-body injury, with Antti Raanta and Scott Darling...
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Stars-Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild may be the last remaining team in the league without a power-play goal, but they're not having any problems scoring in other scenarios lately. The Wild look to build on another comeback victory and make it five wins in six games Saturday night against the Dallas Stars. Despite failing to score on any of its 27 power plays this season, Minnesota (6-3-0) ranks...
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Griffin scores 39 in Clippers' 118-111 win over Lakers

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 have won eight of...
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Heat-76ers Preview

Chris Bosh backed up his blockbuster contract with a monster performance to kick off the Miami Heat's post-LeBron James era. He'll look to help Miami re-establish its dominance against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night after losing the season series for the first time in six years. Miami grabbed a 107-95 home win over Washington on Wednesday with Bosh posting 26 points...
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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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