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Evans scores 22 to lead Grizzlies over Hawks, 96-94

Evans scores 22 to lead Grizzlies over Hawks, 96-94

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies avoided dropping into the Western Conference cellar by beating the worst team in the East.And it took every last second to secure the win over the Atlanta Hawks.Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, including the go-ahead layup with 1:03 left, as the Grizzlies snapped a five-game skid with a 96-94 victory over the Hawks on Friday night.But there were a lot of deep breaths in the closing seconds.The Hawks attempted three shots in the final 3.5 seconds, all of which misfired, including Andrew Harrison's deflection of Taurean Prince's attempt in the left corner with about 1.2 seconds left. The ball went into Kent Bazemore's hands and his 3-point attempt at the horn bounced off the front of the rim."All I was thinking was don't let them get it up," Harri
Broncos-Colts score, takeaways: Osweiler comes off bench to lead Denver to win

Broncos-Colts score, takeaways: Osweiler comes off bench to lead Denver to win

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Give Brock Osweiler credit. Coming off the bench cold, having likely taken very few practice reps through the week, and leading your team to victory is an incredibly tough thing to do. But that's exactly what Osweiler did for the Denver Broncos against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night in a 25-13 victory for the visiting team in Indy.Broncos starter Trevor Siemian was injured on the Broncos' final offensive play of the first quarter. At the time, Denver was trailing 7-0 and getting ready to kick a field goal. Brandon McManus missed that kick, and after the teams traded punts, the Colts extended their lead to 10-0. All Osweiler did after that was lead the Broncos on a 25-3 run, including scores on four of their next five drives. Three of those drives lasted nine plays or...
Ben Stokes scores 93 off 47 balls for Canterbury Kings

Ben Stokes scores 93 off 47 balls for Canterbury Kings

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England's Ben Stokes scored 93 off 47 balls for Canterbury Kings in New Zealand's domestic Twenty20 competition.The all-rounder also took 1-17 as Canterbury beat Otago Volts by 134 runs in the Super Smash in Christchurch.Stokes struck six fours and seven sixes in Canterbury's 217-9, before Otago were bowled out for 83.He is unavailable for England after being arrested over an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.Stokes, 26, had scored only 36 runs in his first three 50-over games for Canterbury.England are currently playing Australia in the third Ashes Test in Perth.This month, Stokes was named in England's squad for the one-day series in Australia that follow the Ashes, although he is unlikely to play.He is not available for selection until the Crown Prosecution Service de...
Lewandowski scores as Bayern stretches Bundesliga lead

Lewandowski scores as Bayern stretches Bundesliga lead

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BERLIN (AP) Robert Lewandowski’s goal was enough for Bayern Munich to stretch its Bundesliga lead with a 1-0 win at home over last-place Cologne on Wednesday. Bayern now leads second-place Schalke by nine points after 16 rounds, with Lewandowski extending his league-leading tally to 15 goals in 16 games. But Bayern, bidding for a record-extending sixth straight title, has played better games this season. ”Everything took much too long,” Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said. Heynckes’ side next faces Stuttgart in the league on Saturday, and then defending champion Borussia Dortmund for a German Cup showdown on Dec. 20 before the winter break. ”You can tell that the team knows there are just two games left and that we no longer have the 100 percent energy reserves. So we just let the ball mo
NBA games Tuesday, scores, highlights: Embiid, Sixers beat Towns, Wolves in OT

NBA games Tuesday, scores, highlights: Embiid, Sixers beat Towns, Wolves in OT

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There were seven games on Tuesday's NBA slate, and we've got the scores and highlights from the night's action below.Let's get going.NBA scores for Tuesday, Dec. 12Sixers beat Wolves in OTJimmy Butler scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, but the Sixers pulled away to beat the Timberwolves in overtime behind Joel Embiid's 28 points, 12 rebounds and career-high eight assists.Kristaps ruins Lonzo's MSG debutThere's a first time for everything as an NBA rookie, and Lonzo Ball played in front of the Knicks' home crowd at Madison Square Garden for the first time on Tuesday, but his strong performance was overshadowed by a monster game by Kristaps Porzingis. The unicorn had 37 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks to earn the Knicks the overtime win.Lonzo throws down the lobUsually it's ...
Patriots vs. Dolphins score, takeaways: AFC, MVP races open up with Pats loss

Patriots vs. Dolphins score, takeaways: AFC, MVP races open up with Pats loss

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Struggling to put away a divisional opponent at least once a year is nothing new for the Patriots, but it was still stunning to see New England limp through a poor performance against the Dolphins on Monday night, given how they had been playing of late. New England had won seven consecutive AFC East games, taken 14 consecutive road victories and had won eight straight overall. It all came to a screeching halt against a gassed-up Miami team that brought its A-game.Credit the Dolphins for an exceptional game plan on Monday. Jay Cutler was outstanding, putting together the type of performance that helps coaches continually justify giving him $10 million to come out of retirement for a single season. When Cutler is on, he is on. And he was on Monday night, dropping dimes all over the field...
NFL games today, Week 14 scores, updates, schedule: Seahawks' comeback falls short

NFL games today, Week 14 scores, updates, schedule: Seahawks' comeback falls short

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NFL Week 14 is underway. To keep tabs on some of the choicest highlights and other big news throughout Sunday, keep it locked here for updates. You can also check out the current playoff picture here.ScheduleSundayBears 33, Bengals 7 (Recap)Cowboys 30, Giants 10 (Recap)Lions 24, Buccaneers 21 (Recap)Packers 27, Browns 21 in OT (Recap)Bills 13, Colts 7 in OT (Recap)Panthers 31, Vikings 24 (Recap)Chiefs 26, Raiders 15 (Recap)49ers 26, Texans 16 (Recap)Broncos 23, Jets 0 (Recap)Cardinals 12, Titans 7 (Recap)Chargers 30, Redskins 13 (Recap)Eagles 37, Rams 35 (Recap)Jaguars 30, Seahawks 24 (Recap)Ravens at Steelers, 8:30 p.m. on NBC (GameTracker)Russell Wilson's big fo...
NBA games Sunday, scores, highlights, news: Oladipo scores career-high 47 points

NBA games Sunday, scores, highlights, news: Oladipo scores career-high 47 points

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After a very busy Saturday night, the NBA schedule slows down a bit, with only six games Sunday.  Let's get into it. NBA scores for Sunday, Dec. 10 All times EasternVictor Oladipo scores career high in huge win The Pacers came back from double digits to force overtime and knock off the Nuggets. They did that behind Victor Oladipo and his career high 47 points. Oladipo was unstoppable and his 32 second-half points led the Pacers back into the game. Once the Pacers got to overtime, it was smooth sailing. Victor Oladipo is tired of talking about Paul George Victor Oladipo doesn't want to be compared to Paul George anymore. He's happy in Indiana and wants to move on from the trade. This from #Victor Oladipo, on the trade that brought him to #Pacers - "I'm kind of getting sick ...
NBA games Saturday, scores, highlights: Harden scores 48; Rockets win ninth in row

NBA games Saturday, scores, highlights: Harden scores 48; Rockets win ninth in row

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Welcome back NBA fans, sports fans and those who just want to party. There's 10 NBA games this Saturday beginning with an early matinee and stretching into the evening.Let's get into it.NBA scores for Saturday, Dec. 9Washington Wizards 112, Los Angeles Clippers 113 (box score)Miami Heat 101, Brooklyn Nets 89 (box score)Los Angeles Lakers 110, Charlotte Hornets 99 (box score)Orlando Magic 110,t Atlanta Hawks 117 (box score)Philadelphia 76ers 98, Cleveland Cavaliers 105 (box score)New York Knicks 102, Chicago Bulls 104 (box score)Utah Jazz 100, Milwaukee Bucks 117 (box score)Oklahoma City Thunder 102, Memphis Grizzlies 101 (box score)San Antonio Spurs 104, Phoenix S...
Sports Digest: Cape Elizabeth native scores in World Cup event

Sports Digest: Cape Elizabeth native scores in World Cup event

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BIATHLONCape Elizabeth native scores in World Cup eventCape Elizabeth native Claire Egan finished 35th in the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint to earn her first biathlon World Cup points of the year Friday and earn a spot in the 10K pursuit at the IBU World Cup 2 event in Hochfilzen, Austria.Egan had two penalties on the range and finished in 1:56.1, behind first-place finisher Darya Domracheva of Belarus. Only eight of the 102 finishers shot clean.If Egan finishes in the top 30 in the pursuit Saturday she will automatically earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.OLYMPICSHALFPIPE: David Wise took a major step in his bid to capture back-to-back gold medals, winning a World Cup competition at Copper Mountain, Colorado, that counts as an Olympic qualifier.Wise won with a score of 92.40 and was f