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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) goes to the basket against New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 19, 2018 - 10:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert had the ball in his hands in the final seconds and the chance to give his team the lead. Two nights earlier, he fumbled it away. He made the most of his second chance Friday. LeVert's driving layup with a second left gave the Brooklyn Nets their first victory of the...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler, left, drives around Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 19, 2018 - 9:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler brushed off some early jeers from the jaded home crowd, scoring 33 points in 36 minutes to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Cleveland Cavaliers 131-123 on Friday night. Andrew Wiggins pitched in with 22 points and Anthony Tolliver hit three 3-pointers off the...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) scores on the Boston Celtics during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 19, 2018 - 9:39 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Serge Ibaka added 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 113-101 on Friday night in an early matchup between Eastern Conference contenders. Kyle Lowry scored 15 points, Danny Green had 14, and Fred VanVleet 11 to help...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve sits in the dugout during the eighth inning in Game 5 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 19, 2018 - 6:25 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros entered the AL Championship Series aching. Jose Altuve was playing on just one good knee, Carlos Correa's back was never right and Lance McCullers was pitching through an injury that will likely require surgery. Now the Astros are hurting even worse, done after...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30 2018, file photo, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) carries against the Cleveland Browns during an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the injury says Lynch will miss at least a month with an injured groin. An MRI this week determined the severity of the injury that was first reported by NFL Network. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)
October 19, 2018 - 5:47 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will miss at least a month because of a groin injury. A person familiar with the injury said Friday that an MRI this week determined the severity of the injury. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde (34) scores a touchdown past New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis (56) during the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans. The Jacksonville Jaguars traded for Cleveland running back Hyde on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, adding a proven starter while Leonard Fournette progresses slowly from a strained right hamstring. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
October 19, 2018 - 4:31 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars traded for Cleveland running back Carlos Hyde on Friday, adding a proven starter while Leonard Fournette progresses slowly from a strained right hamstring. The Browns (2-3-1) will get a 2019 fifth-round draft pick from the Jaguars in exchange for...
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October 19, 2018 - 2:36 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The Cleveland Browns are trading running back Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. Hyde has rushed for 382 yards and five touchdown through Cleveland's first six games. He will now help fill a hole for a Jacksonville team that has been without...
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October 19, 2018 - 1:40 pm
(LOS ANGELES) -- After a hot start, LeBron James' first game as a Los Angeles Laker ended in a loss, but not one that has the superstar worried. James opened the game with a pair of jaw-dropping dunks in a 19-second span. And though he scored 26 points and added 12 rebounds and six assists, the...
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October 19, 2018 - 12:13 pm
(PHOENIX) -- After their offense sputtered through the first seven weeks of the season, the Arizona Cardinals have decided to make a change. The Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Friday, one day after a 45-10 loss to the Denver Broncos dropped Arizona to 1-6. Nearing the halfway...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, left, catches a pass in front of Kansas City Chiefs safety Josh Shaw (30) during the second half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Gronkowski was the runaway choice this week as the NFL's top tight end by a panel of 10 football writers for The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
October 19, 2018 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Gronkowski is a difficult man to stop. Just ask the Kansas City Chiefs. The latest example was Sunday night, when the Patriots tight end had two key catches in the fourth quarter as New England edged the Chiefs 43-40. He has caught 76 TD passes from Tom Brady in his career. "He...
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