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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler, left and Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 20, 2019 - 2:07 pm
The Washington Capitals placed playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers Wednesday ahead of next week's NHL trade deadline. Coach Todd Reirden told reporters in Toronto the plan was to waive winger Dmitrij Jaskin, who did not practice, but the team changed course. If one of the other 30 teams...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2015, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps speaks during an NBA basketball news conference at the team's practice facility in Metairie, La. A person familiar with the situation says the Pelicans have fired general manager Dell Demps. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, because the club has not announced it. Demps did not immediately return voice and text messages left with him Friday morning. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
February 15, 2019 - 1:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pelicans have decided to fire ninth-year general manager Dell Demps and start the process of finding someone to deal with the fallout of All-Star Anthony Davis' recent trade demand, said a person familiar with the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
February 14, 2019 - 2:22 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With a drama-filled victory over the Warriors that included the ejection of Golden State coach Steve Kerr, the Portland Trail Blazers got a confidence boost heading into the All-Star break. Damian Lillard scored 29 points and the Blazers snapped Golden State's five-game...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans. A person with knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, that the Denver Broncos have agreed to acquire Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in exchange for a fourth-round pick in this year's NFL draft. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither team announced the deal. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
February 13, 2019 - 3:39 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe Flacco has gone from Denver Broncos tormentor to savior. The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade the veteran quarterback to the Broncos in exchange for a fourth-round pick in this year's NFL draft, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press. The...
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Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram, center, goes up for the shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, left, of Cameroon, and Jimmy Butler, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
February 10, 2019 - 7:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Magic Johnson and LeBron James have captured eight NBA titles between them. With Johnson in the stands and James on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers showed off their own championship potential. Joel Embiid had 37 points and 14 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 22 points in his...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe looks to shoot past Orlando Magic's Jonathan Isaac during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
February 10, 2019 - 12:51 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — With Giannis Antetokounmpo on the bench in street clothes, the Milwaukee Bucks had their lowest scoring output of the season and fell flat. "We'll probably throw this one in the trash can and move on," coach Mike Budenholzer said. "We just didn't have it tonight." Antetokounmpo sat...
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Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) defends against Los Angeles Clippers' Montrezl Harrell (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
February 09, 2019 - 11:44 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The "Beat L.A.!" chants turned to boos as the Boston Celtics blew another big lead to another Los Angeles team. One game after the Lakers rallied from 18 points down to win in Boston — and six days after the Patriots beat the Rams in the Super Bowl — the retooled Clippers erased a 28-...
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Former players on Michigan State's 1979 national championship team, including Magic Johnson, center, Jay Vincent, left, and Greg Kelser, right, react during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
February 09, 2019 - 7:32 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Magic Johnson plans to hug it out with the Los Angeles Lakers to help them cope with the fallout from the NBA trade deadline. "It's a part of business, it's a part of being a professional athlete," he said Saturday. "I'm going to hug 'em and tell them that we got to come...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) dunks against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)
February 09, 2019 - 1:55 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis didn't need long to win back the crowd after being booed during his pregame introduction and the first few chances he had to handle the ball. But the Pelicans sought to close out a tight game without Davis on the court anyway — and narrowly pulled it off. Playing...
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, left, celebrates his game-winning shot with teammates Kyle Kuzma, middle, and LeBron James (23) in an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Boston. The Lakers won 129-128. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 08, 2019 - 12:01 am
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James won't be playing alongside Anthony Davis this season. But he does have a team he's hoping can build on a big win over its longtime rival. Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night. "I...
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