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Life through hoops: Chris Wright’s fight for his dreams

Former St. John’s Prep and Georgetown star Chris Wright isn’t letting a devastating medical diagnosis stand in the way of his dream of playing professional basketball.

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    DALLAS (AP) — Ryan O’Reilly heeded Colorado Avalanche teammate Matt Duchene’s words before their shootout Friday night. “It’s been a while since I’ve scored in that,” O’Reilly said. “(Duchene) gave me a little advice on…

  • Ellington’s big 4th quarter helps Lakers beat Bucks 101-93

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wayne Ellington scored 11 straight points in the final six minutes of the game, helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 101-93 Friday night for their season high-tying third…

  • Ellington’s big 4th quarter helps Lakers beat Bucks 101-93

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wayne Ellington scored 11 straight points in the final six minutes of the game, helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 101-93 Friday night for their season high-tying third…

  • Surging Pacers beat Cavaliers 93-86 with James, Irving out

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George Hill took center stage with the biggest stars sitting. Hill finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, and capped the first triple-double of his career with three free throws…

  • Lydia Ko shoots 61 to take New Zealand Women’s Open lead

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko broke the course-record with a career-best 11-under 61 on Saturday to take the second-round lead in the New Zealand Women’s Open. The 17-year-old New Zealander, coming off…

  • NHL Capsules

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead.…

  • Perry’s tiebreaker propels Anaheim Ducks past LA Kings 4-2

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Corey Perry scored the tiebreaking goal with 8:39 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks furiously rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period for a 4-2 victory over the Los…

  • Cavaliers lose to Pacers without James, Irving

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James couldn’t carry the Cavaliers on his sore back Friday night. So Cavaliers coach David Blatt put him on the bench. Blatt held the four-time MVP out of a 93-86 loss…

  • Valparaiso wins Horizon with 56-53 win over Cleveland State

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Alec Peters scored 15 points, including a critical four-point play with 1:11 to play, to lead Valparaiso to the Horizon League regular-season championship for the third time in four seasons with a…

  • Kings-Ducks Sum

    Los Angeles 1 1 0—2 Anaheim 0 0 4—4 First Period_1, Los Angeles, Lewis 8 (Regehr, Greene), 15:02. Second Period_2, Los Angeles, McNabb 1 (Kopitar, Doughty), 10:39. Third Period_3, Anaheim, Kesler 16 (Cogliano, Silfverberg), 4:37.…

  • Kings-Ducks Sums

    Los Angeles 1 1 0—2 Anaheim 0 0 4—4 First Period_1, Los Angeles, Lewis 8 (Regehr, Greene), 15:02. Penalties_Manson, Ana (cross-checking), 11:55. Second Period_2, Los Angeles, McNabb 1 (Kopitar, Doughty), 10:39. Penalties_None. Third Period_3, Anaheim,…

  • Friday’s College Basketball

    EAST Brown 75, Penn 69 Canisius 72, Fairfield 65 Cornell 57, Harvard 49 Dartmouth 84, Columbia 71 Iona 79, Manhattan 75 Marist 69, St. Peter’s 67 Quinnipiac 73, Siena 63 St. John Fisher 90, Ithaca…

  • Spurs snap 4-game skid, beat short-handed Kings 107-96

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tony Parker scored 19 points, Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 107-96 victory over the short-handed Sacramento…

  • Spurs-Kings, Box

    SAN ANTONIO (107) Leonard 7-14 2-2 17, Duncan 4-13 4-6 12, Splitter 2-8 2-3 6, Parker 7-16 4-4 19, Green 2-5 2-2 8, Belinelli 1-6 5-5 8, Diaw 3-7 0-0 7, Joseph 0-1 2-2 2,…

  • Spurs-Kings, Box

    SAN ANTONIO (107) Leonard 7-14 2-2 17, Duncan 4-13 4-6 12, Splitter 2-8 2-3 6, Parker 7-16 4-4 19, Green 2-5 2-2 8, Belinelli 1-6 5-5 8, Diaw 3-7 0-0 7, Joseph 0-1 2-2 2,…