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Dragic scores 32 as Heat top Mavs

MIAMI — Goran Dragic had 32 points, Tyler Johnson scored 10 of his 23 in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat topped the Mavericks 99-95 on Thursday night.

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Islanders blank Stars in Weight’s debut

NEW YORK — John Tavares narrowly missed out on his second hat trick in a week, Thomas Greiss got his second straight shutout and the New York Islanders beat the Stars 3-0 on Thursday night in their first game since firing longtime coach Jack Capuano.

Cavaliers return home, knock off high-scoring Phoenix

NEW YORK — John Tavares narrowly missed out on his second hat trick in a week, Thomas Greiss got his second straight shutout and the New York Islanders beat the Stars 3-0 on Thursday night in their first game since firing longtime coach Jack Capuano.

Raiders stay unbeaten in C-USA

MIAMI — JaCorey Williams scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Middle Tennessee kept its Conference USA record unblemished with a 65-52 win at Florida International on Thursday.

Rodriguez appears to deny using steroids

NEW YORK — Moments after Tim Raines spoke openly about overcoming cocaine abuse, Ivan Rodriguez tried to avoid discussing whether he had used steroids. Different era. Different drug. An unavoidable topic when discussing Hall of Famers.

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Mickelson back with scrambling day of 68

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Phil Mickelson hit his opening tee shot so poorly in morning rain and cold that he hit a provisional ball just to get in another swing. He scrambled to par the hole and went on to shoot a 4-under 68 on Thursday in the CareerBuilder Challenge, leaving him four strokes back in his return from two sports hernia surgeries.

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Raiders file for Las Vegas move

LAS VEGAS — First the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights. Soon, maybe, the Las Vegas Raiders. Once looked on with disdain by major leagues, this gambling city is now just 24 votes away from cashing in on one of the biggest sports jackpots ever.

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Gabriel, others breaking through

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Midway through the season, there would have been no way to predict Taylor Gabriel would be the top scorer among Atlanta Falcons wide receivers. Especially considering that group includes Julio Jones.

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Djokovic loses to No. 117 Istomin in second round

MELBOURNE, Australia — It started badly for Novak Djokovic, who needed 24 serves, six break-point saves and 15 minutes just to hold his first game in the second round. This was not the close-to-invincible Djokovic that fans were used to seeing at the Australian Open, where he has won a record-equaling six titles, including five in the last six years.

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Ranger great Rodriguez elected to Hall with Bagwell, Raines

NEW YORK — Bags, Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown. After a vote that could prove to be a turning point in how Steroids Era stars are viewed, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens could be joining them in the next few years. Astros great Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and longtime Ranger Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short of the necessary 75 percent.

Defensive back Micah Hyde emerges as Packer playmaker

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Micah Hyde, the Green Bay Packers’ jack-of-all-trades in the secondary, is assuming another new role this season — playoff playmaker. He is listed as a safety on the Packers roster, but really plays more of a slot cornerback role, at least when he’s not needed to fill in on the outside against receivers.

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Mickelson to return today at La Quinta

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Phil Mickelson is set to play in the CareerBuilder Challenge, returning from two sports hernia surgeries a week earlier than he originally expected.

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Murray, Federer advance to third round

MELBOURNE, Australia — An hour after his win, Andy Murray still hadn’t been able to get any video to see how he twisted his ankle and tumbled to the ground.

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Oklahoma shocks No. 7 West Virginia in OT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Kristian Doolittle scored six of his 12 points in overtime and Jordan Woodard’s layup with 2.2 seconds left lifted Oklahoma to an 89-87 victory over No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday night.

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Pats’ Bennett remains himself during playoff run

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — To step into Martellus Bennett’s world is to be in a place that is both spontaneous and full of introspection. In his first season in New England, the Patriots tight end has brought a mellow vibe and unique personality to an organization that usually shies away from individuality.

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Cowboys delay talk of Romo’s future, likely know answer

FRISCO — Those closest to Tony Romo on the Cowboys aren’t ready to discuss the future of the Dallas quarterback, probably because they know the likely final answer.

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Djokovic, Williams advance

MELBOURNE, Australia — The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins.

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Matthews’ 3-pointer gives Mavs win against Bulls

CHICAGO — Wesley Matthews made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 99-98 on Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season.

Stars outlast N.Y. in high-scoring game

NEW YORK — Patrick Sharp scored twice, Jamie Benn and Patrick Eaves had a goal and two assists each and the Dallas Stars held on for a wild 7-6 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

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Prescott feels pain, sees bright future for Dallas

FRISCO — Dak Prescott tried to negotiate the length of his second meeting with reporters in less than 24 hours after experiencing the pain of a last-play loss in the NFL playoffs for the first time.

Steelers downplay Tomlin’s comments

MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer shanked a few shots and was unsettled by how nervous he felt after six months on the sidelines, despite the familiar surroundings at the Australian Open.

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Eichel scores pair as Sabres down Stars

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres hoped to get a spark from the return of Tyler Ennis. They didn’t expect it to happen so quickly.

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Texans left with QB questions after playoff loss

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans overcame the loss of J.J. Watt to reach the divisional round of the playoffs. But mistakes by Brock Osweiler doomed Houston in a loss to the New England Patriots and leaves questions about whether he’ll be the starter next season.

Rodgers’ call the biggest of weekend

Aaron Rodgers doesn’t just make the big throws, he designs them. The Green Bay Packers quarterback went schoolyard and drew up that amazing pass play in the huddle that set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning field goal in Dallas.

Warriors dismantle Cavaliers

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors certainly looked ready to trade some more blows with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers come June.

Villanova jumps KU for No. 1 spot in AP

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Villanova coach Jay Wright likes this vantage point just fine. The Wildcats are back on top.

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Federer returns with win, joins Murray in 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer shanked a few shots and was unsettled by how nervous he felt after six months on the sidelines, despite the familiar surroundings at the Australian Open.

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Packers end Cowboys’ championship dreams with 51-yard field goal as time expires

ARLINGTON — Aaron Rodgers didn’t need another Hail Mary this time. Maybe just call it a “Half Mary.” Rodgers threw a 36-yard pass to a toe-dragging Jared Cook on the sideline, and Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal on the next play as time expired, sending the Packers to the NFC championship game with their eighth straight win while thwarting a Dallas rally in a 34-31 victory in the divisional round of the playoffs Sunday.

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Matthews leads Mavs over young T-Wolves

DALLAS — Playing against a much younger team that beat them six days ago, the Dallas Mavericks turned to their depth and veteran savvy.

Red-hot Falcons up next for Rodgers, Green Bay

ATLANTA — Matt Ryan and the high-scoring Falcons offense will have one more game in the Georgia Dome after all. The Falcons will host the NFC championship game next Sunday against Green Bay. The Packers beat Dallas 34-31 in Sunday’s divisional playoff game.

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Steelers hold on late to edge Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Who needs to reach the end zone when you have Le’Veon Bell chewing up yards and the clock and Chris Boswell setting an NFL playoff record with six field goals? Throw in a stingy Pittsburgh defense for most of Sunday night, and a multitude of mistakes by Kansas City, and the Steelers’ 18-16 victory sent them into the AFC championship game.

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Thomas sets mark in Sony Open win

HONOLULU — Challenged only by the record book, Justin Thomas won the Sony Open on Sunday with the lowest 72-hole score in PGA Tour history.

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Kansas set up for No. 1 following Baylor’s first loss

Baylor’s trip to the top is likely one and done. The Bears lost in their first game as the No. 1 team in the AP Top 25, clearing the way for the Kansas Jayhawks to possibly soar to the top of today’s poll.

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Pominville scores winner as Wild top Hawks

CHICAGO — Jason Pominville scored in the third period, Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night to grab sole possession of the top spot in the Western Conference.

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Harden nets triple-double, Rockets roll

NEW YORK — James Harden had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 12th triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets easily ended their first losing streak of the season by beating the Brooklyn Nets 137-112 on Sunday night.

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AFC title game nothing new for New England

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Short nights and short offseasons. It’s the Patriot way. New England has advanced to the AFC championship game for a record sixth year in a row and the 11th time in 16 seasons. With one more win, the Patriots (15-2) would play in their seventh Super Bowl since 2001.

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O’Brien says he’ll be back next year

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Jadeveon Clowney arrived at his stall in the visitors’ locker room on Saturday night to find a swarm of reporters talking to fellow defensive lineman — and former Patriot — Vince Wilfork next door.

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Rodgers visits Cowboys for Prescott’s playoff premiere

ARLINGTON — Aaron Rodgers has been unbeatable on a seven-game run that carried Green Bay to the divisional round. So was Cowboy rookie Dak Prescott for 11 straight in the regular season, a surge that ultimately benched 10-year starter Tony Romo and led to the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the quarterback’s playoff debut today against the Packers (11-6).

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Lewis leads Pats past Texans

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots are headed back to a familiar spot: the AFC championship game.

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Stars lose after erasing 4-0 hole

DALLAS (AP) — Jason Zucker scored the winner with 6:45 to play as the Minnesota Wild beat the Stars 5-4 after blowing a four-goal lead Saturday night.

Bagwell’s HOF wait could end

HOUSTON — Jeff Bagwell spent a career putting up huge stats, the kind that often get posted on plaques in Cooperstown. In a few days, the former Astros slugger might well hit the big number he needs to reach the Hall of Fame.

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Ryan leads Falcons past Seahawks

ATLANTA — Matt Ryan looked very much like an MVP, and the Atlanta Falcons are headed to the NFC championship game.

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UConn wins record 91st straight

DALLAS — Top-ranked Connecticut broke its own NCAA record with its 91st consecutive victory, scoring the first 21 points and romping past the SMU women 88-48 on Saturday.

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UTSA moves to 4-1 in Conference USA

SAN ANTONIO — Jeff Beverly had 17 points and seven rebounds, and Texas-San Antonio held Florida International scoreless in the final 3:52 for a 57-55 victory Saturday.

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No. 1 Baylor holds off Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Manu Lecomte scored 26 points after battling early foul trouble, Ish Wainright and Al Freeman had key baskets down the stretch and top-ranked Baylor outlasted No. 25 Kansas State 77-68 on Saturday.

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Thomas sets 36-hole record and leads by 5

HONOLULU — Justin Thomas finished with another eagle and put himself in the PGA Tour record book again Friday in the Sony Open.

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Underdog Texans face big challenge at Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Houston Texans face an enormous challenge against the New England Patriots tonight.

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Packers-Cowboys goes back decades

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Cowboys and Green Bay Packers go way back, as in the 1967 NFL championship game played in such frigid conditions at Lambeau Field that it is known in league annals as the “Ice Bowl.”

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