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Lightning strikes Thunder twice — Westbrook breaks bone in hand

Are the Oklahoma City Thunder in for a long season? A very long season? Already without injured Kevin Durant, the Thunder lost Russell Westbrook to a hand injury in the second quarter of Thursday night's 93-90 loss to the Clippers. And after the game, head coach Scott Brooks delivered the devastating news: While Westbrook was not made available to reporters after the game, he...
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Cavaliers-Bulls Preview

After struggling in his highly anticipated homecoming, LeBron James will face the team that was the best at containing him last season. With a healthier Derrick Rose and the addition of Pau Gasol, the Chicago Bulls will try to show the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers that they'll be one of their main challengers in the Eastern Conference on Friday night. James missed eight of his...
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Clippers hold off Thunder 93-90 in opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin scored 23 points, making two free throws with five seconds left, Chris Paul added 22 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-90 in their season opener on Thursday night to usher in a new era under owner Steve Ballmer. Los Angeles hardly resembled its new ad campaign of ''Be Relentless'' early on, when the Thunder...
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Clippers open Steve Ballmer era with dramatic win over Thunder

  Blake Griffin scored 23 points, making two free throws with five seconds left, Chris Paul added 22 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-90 in their season opener on Thursday night to usher in a new era under owner Steve Ballmer. Los Angeles hardly resembled its new ad campaign of "Be Relentless" early on, when the Thunder scored the game'...
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13 thoughts from Saints' first road win of the season

It seems like recently there's no place like home for the New Orleans Saints. But in Thursday night's 28-10 win over the Carolina Panthers, the Saints earned their first road victory of the season. Owning sole possession of first place in the NFC South, the Saints (4-4) enter a mini bye week before hosting three consecutive games at the Superdome. That's quite the achievement...
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Former NBA player to argue for conviction reversal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial. Tate George has accused the government of prosecutorial misconduct. He was scheduled to appear in court in Trenton on Friday morning. George was convicted last fall on four mail fraud counts. He has been jailed since his conviction and was denied bail earlier...
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Saints top Panthers to take NFC South lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Drew Brees and the Saints proved they know how to win big games on the road. Brees overcame a shaky start and threw for one touchdown and ran for another and New Orleans defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-10 Thursday night to take over first place in the NFC South. The Saints (4-4) piled up 375 yards to snap a seven-game losing streak on the road that dated...
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Thunder lose Westbrook, drop season opener to Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 23 points, making two free throws with five seconds left, Chris Paul added 22 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-90 in their season opener on Thursday night to usher in a new era under owner Steve Ballmer. Los Angeles hardly resembled its new ad campaign of "Be Relentless" early on, when the Thunder scored...
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After avoiding Louisville, Florida State looks like cinch for College Football Playoff

There's no point nitpicking now. It doesn't matter how many double-digit deficits they dig themselves against less-talented opponents, it doesn't matter how many interceptions Jameis Winston throws, or how many sacks their shoddy offensive line allows. After rallying to beat Louisville, 42-31, on Thursday night, No. 2 Florida State is now the surest bet in the sport to...
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Daniel Sedin scores in OT to give Canucks win over Canadiens

  Daniel Sedin scored a power-play goal 2:45 into overtime, off an assist from twin brother Henrik, and the Vancouver Canucks bounced back from a blown lead and beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Thursday night. Daniel took a feed from Henrik off the rush and scored against Carey Price for his third goal of the season after the Canucks squandered a 2-0 lead in the third period....
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Daniel Sedin's OT goal lifts Canucks over Montreal

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Daniel Sedin scored a power-play goal 2:45 into overtime, off an assist from twin brother Henrik, and the Vancouver Canucks bounced back from a blown lead and beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Thursday night. Daniel took a feed from Henrik off the rush and scored against Carey Price for his third goal of the season after the Canucks squandered a...
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Ducks-Stars Preview

Keeping opponents from scoring hasn't come easy for the Dallas Stars, especially in the past two games. The Stars also struggled to slow down their next opponent in the final two contests of their playoff series last season, including a stunning home loss that eliminated them. In their first matchup since that victory, the Anaheim Ducks will try to reignite their offense Friday...
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New Zealand All Blacks on a mission in America

Rugby union will make its strongest claim for the attention of a U.S. audience when the Eagles host the World Cup champion New Zealand All Blacks on Saturday in a rare meeting on American soil. The test match is expected to attract a capacity crowd of 61,500 at Chicago's Soldier Field, amounting to almost three times the previous record crowd for a rugby match in the United States...
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Nowitzki, Mavs top Jazz in home opener

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks celebrated the return of two key pieces from the franchise's only championship team in a 120-102 victory over the Utah Jazz in their home opener Thursday night. Tyson Chandler, the center and emotional leader when Dallas beat Miami for the title three years ago, had 13 points and six rebounds in his first home...
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Moss talks coming out of retirement with 'The Peter Schrager Podcast'

With teams looking to get into a playoff mindset heading into the second half of the NFL season, "The Peter Schrager Podcast" welcomed a former scoring machine on Thursday. After the Seahawks lost a few games, Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets and there were leaks out of Seattle saying he was a troublemaker and was the reason they were losing games. It had a few people...
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Kings-Red Wings Preview

The Detroit Red Wings seem to be catching on offensively after a slow start, while the Los Angeles Kings appear to be trending in the opposite direction. Recent history suggests that a possible matchup against Jimmy Howard could give the Kings issues in Detroit on Friday night. Detroit (5-2-2) trailed 2-1 entering the third period at Washington on Wednesday before Justin Abdelkader...
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T-wolves fans like what they see in Wiggins' winning home debut

  The Minnesota Timberwolves' youth movement is in full effect, with Andrew Wiggins and Co. ushering in a new era in the wake of Kevin Love's departure. When it came to winning time on Thursday night, however, it was all veterans on the floor. And that's what makes coach Flip Saunders believe the rebuilding effort won't be as drastic as some people expect. Thaddeus...
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Injury-plagued Blue Jackets place Letestu, Wisniewski on IR

  The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Mark Letestu and defenseman James Wisniewski on injured reserve and recalled centers Sean Collins and Brian Gibbons from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Letestu, who has three goals and two assists in nine games, has a groin injury and is expected to miss two to four weeks. Wisniewski, with three...
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Varlamov, MacKinnon stand out as Avalanche blank Islanders

  Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. MacKinnon, the 19-year-old reigning rookie of the year, has struggled to get on track this season. He scored both of his goals in the second period, one on a power play...
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Brees leads Saints past Panthers, into NFC South lead

  Drew Brees and the Saints proved they know how to win big games on the road. Brees overcame a shaky start and threw for one touchdown and ran for another and New Orleans defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-10 Thursday night to take over first place in the NFC South. The Saints (4-4) piled up 375 yards to snap a seven-game losing streak on the road that dated back to last November...
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UConn women unanimous No. 1 in AP preseason poll

Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will begin the season the same way they ended the last one -- atop The Associated Press women's basketball poll. Connecticut received all 35 votes Thursday marking the 10th time that the Huskies are the top team in the preseason. Six of those years UConn went on to win the national championship. ''A lot of rankings are based on what...
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MacKinnon scores twice, Avs beat Islanders 5-0

DENVER (AP) Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. MacKinnon, the 19-year-old reigning rookie of the year, has struggled to get on track this season. He scored both of his goals in the second period, one on a...
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Not so fast: FSU pulls off another second-half escape to beat Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night. Florida State overcame a 21-0 deficit for its 24th straight victory, with Cook giving the Seminoles the lead for good with a 38-yard run with 3...
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Illinois to play 5 home games at Springfield in 2015

  Illinois will play five men's basketball games in November 2015 in Springfield while work continues at the State Farm Center on campus, athletic director Mike Thomas said Thursday. The school has long said the construction schedule would keep the team out of its home arena for part of the early 2015-16 season. The Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield,...
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Koivu helps Wild beat Sharks via shootout

  Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville scored in the shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 Thursday night. Kyle Brodziak scored twice in the third period and Koivu in the second period for Minnesota, which for the second straight game overcame a 3-1 third-period deficit to win. The Wild rallied to win 4-3 Tuesday at Boston, one night after allowing five third...
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