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Houston Rockets forward Kenneth Faried, center, shoots as New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) and center Jahlil Okafor defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 29, 2019 - 11:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — If the drama between Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans is frustrating his teammates, it didn't show in their return to the court Tuesday night. Jahlil Okafor scored 27 points and the short-handed Pelicans overcame a big early deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 121-116 in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, hugs coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Foxborough, Mass. New England’s five Super Bowl champions turned over an average of 19.2 players the season after they won their titles. Brady and Belichick have been the constant. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 29, 2019 - 2:36 am
A word of warning to all those soon-to-be Super Bowl champions in New England or Los Angeles: Don't get too comfortable. You might be looking for a job fairly soon. The NFL's inexorable trend of going younger and cheaper does not bypass the best teams in the league. In fact, it may help them stay...
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FILE- In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Davis' agent says the five-time All-Star has told the New Orleans Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a contending team. Agent Rich Paul confirmed the request to The Associated Press early Monday, Jan. 28. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 28, 2019 - 7:30 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans. And if a trade happens, it'll be on the Pelicans' schedule. The five-time All-Star has told the Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a championship-contending team and will not sign an extension with New Orleans, agent Rich Paul told The...
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Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is taken off the court on a stretcher after he was injured during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
January 24, 2019 - 3:12 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo's season is over. The Indiana Pacers intend to make sure his injury doesn't derail theirs, too. After learning the All-Star guard faces season-ending surgery for a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee, Oladipo's teammates quickly banded together in hopes of...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates a goal, tying him with fellow Russian Sergei Fedorov for a career high of 50 points, during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 11:07 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The cheers coming from the Toronto Maple Leafs' locker-room could have easily been swapped out for sighs of relief. Nazem Kadri recorded the fifth hat trick of his career and added an assist as the Maple Leafs defeated Washington 6-3 on Wednesday night and dealt the defending Stanley...
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Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) shoots ahead of New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
January 23, 2019 - 1:11 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Guard Mike Conley says Grizzlies owner Robert Pera had told both he and center Marc Gasol that they will be mentioned in potential trade talks before reports that Memphis will be listening to offers for the NBA's longest-tenured teammates. Conley said Wednesday after shoot-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015, file photo, Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli gives an update on injured Oilers hockey player Connor McDavid in Edmonton, Alberta. The Edmonton Oilers have fired president of hockey operations and general manager Peter Chiarelli amid another season that has failed to live up to expectations. The team announced Chiarelli's abrupt dismissal Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in the aftermath of its third consecutive loss. (Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
January 23, 2019 - 11:54 am
Edmonton fired Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday in an indictment of his roster moves in three-plus years as general manager, with the Oilers in striking distance of a playoff spot during another losing season. The team announced Chiarelli's abrupt dismissal in the aftermath of its third consecutive...
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File-This Aug. 7, 2018, file photo shows Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) in the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. A person familiar with the deal says free agent infielder Cabrera has reached an agreement on a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, because the deal is pending a physical for the 33-year-old Cabrera, who split last season with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
January 22, 2019 - 5:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas Rangers have found a veteran to play third base after the retirement of Adrian Beltre. Free agent Asdrubal Cabrera has agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Rangers, according to a person familiar with the deal. That person spoke to The Associated Press on...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 21, 2019 - 9:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender James Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night. Harden, selected Western Conference player of the week on Monday, finished with 37 points — giving him 20 straight...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates during the trophy presentation after the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 21, 2019 - 8:46 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday's AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots' unprecedented run of titles. But when Rex Burkhead crossed the goal line for a 2-...
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