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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots and scores as Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig, center, defends and center Nikola Jokic watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. With the basket, James moved past Michael Jordan for fourth place on the NBA career scoring list. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 07, 2019 - 2:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When LeBron James hit the driving layup that pushed him past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA's career scoring list, even the Denver Nuggets paused to appreciate their opponent's big moment. The Nuggets then made sure James' celebration didn't include a huge come-from-...
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Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, right, goes up for the go-ahead shot against Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield in the closing moments of the Celtics' 111-109 win in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 07, 2019 - 1:34 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Instead of dwelling on his mistake that let Sacramento tie the game in the closing seconds, Gordon Hayward made it moot. Hayward made up for a costly foul by hitting a tiebreaking shot with 2 seconds to play that helped the Boston Celtics overcome the absence of injured...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots and scores as Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. With the basket, James passed Michael Jordan for fourth place on the NBA's career scoring list. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 07, 2019 - 1:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA's career scoring list Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar scored his 32,293rd point on a driving layup in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets, getting fouled in the act and hitting the...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 22, 2018 file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright delivers to the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for Human Growth Hormone. Major League Baseball made the announcement Wednesday, March 6, 2019 the latest in a series of setbacks for the 34-year-old knuckleball pitcher. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 06, 2019 - 11:41 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright will sit out the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for Human Growth Hormone, a second suspension for the knuckleballer who missed 15 games last year for violating baseball's domestic violence policy. Wright said in a...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) dunks against Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during the first half in Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Oakland, Calif. Bogut is rejoining the Warriors after being cleared by his Australian team, the Sydney Kings. The Warriors lost Damian Jones in December, and he underwent surgery for a torn left pectoral muscle. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
March 06, 2019 - 4:14 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors signed Andrew Bogut, who is expected to rejoin the team next week and add depth heading into the playoffs. The Warriors made the announcement Wednesday, after Bogut was cleared by his Australian team, the Sydney Kings. The Warriors are without Damian...
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Britain's Andy Murray poses during the Castore partnership announcement at the Queen's Club, in London, Wednesday March 6, 2019. Murray says he is pain-free after hip surgery but likely won’t play at Wimbledon. Murray told the BBC in an interview he wants to continue playing but the surgeons “couldn't give me any guarantees.” (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 1:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray says he is pain-free after hip surgery but likely won't play at Wimbledon. Murray tells the BBC in an interview he wants to continue playing but the surgeons "couldn't give me any guarantees." The three-time Grand Slam champion says "I don't feel any pressure to come back...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez throws out Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier at first on a slowly rolling ground ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Perez will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, keeping the six-time All-Star off the field for the entire 2019 season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
March 06, 2019 - 3:01 am
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez is headed for Tommy John surgery and out for the season. New York Yankees ace Luis Severino is shut down, too — at least through opening day. Hours after Severino stopped warming up in the bullpen because of an inflamed right shoulder, the Royals announced...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez throws out Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier at first on a slowly rolling ground ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Perez will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, keeping the six-time All-Star off the field for the entire 2019 season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
March 05, 2019 - 9:32 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, keeping the six-time All-Star off the field for the entire 2019 season. The decision was made after Perez received a second opinion Tuesday from Dr. Neal...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2009, file photo, USA softball player Jessica Mendoza poses for a photo in the ESPN broadcast booth at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. Mendoza has been hired as a baseball operations adviser for the New York Mets while remaining a broadcaster for ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball." The move, announced Tuesday, March 5, 2019, is part of an increasing number of television commentators who also work for teams. (AP Photo/File)
March 05, 2019 - 6:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Mendoza was hired as a baseball operations adviser for the New York Mets on Tuesday while remaining a broadcaster for ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball," part of an increasing number of television commentators who also work for teams. She will be involved in player evaluation,...
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Los Angeles Clippers' Montrezl Harrell (5) dunks between Los Angeles Lakers' JaVale McGee (7) and Rajon Rondo (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 05, 2019 - 2:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are rolling toward a playoff berth, even after a thorough upheaval over the past two years. LeBron James and the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers weren't much of an obstacle when two teams going in opposite directions passed each other in the Staples...
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