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  • Saturday’s Sports Transactions

    BASKETBALL National Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS — Assigned C Clint Capela to Rio Grande Valley (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAN BROWNS — Suspended WR Josh Gordon for violating a team rule. Waived LB Eric…

  • UNDATED: Add 2015 Sports Calendar

    ___ May 1-3 — Men’s golf, PGA Champions, Insperity Championship, The Woodlands, Texas. 1-3 — Diving, FINA World Series, London. 1-17 — Ice Hockey, IIHF World Championships, Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic. 2 — Horse…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    NBA-SCHEDULE Rockets grab division lead…Bucks crush Hawks…Cavs bounce back UNDATED (AP) — Josh Smith was quite productive in his Houston Rockets debut. Smith scored 21 points and had eight rebounds as the Rockets downed Memphis…

  • Sports deaths: elegant Tony Gwynn, Jean Beliveau

    For one, the tool of choice was a bat. For the other, a stick. Tony Gwynn and Jean Beliveau died in 2014, unparalleled craftsmen who made the supremely difficult look almost easy. They played with…

  • Lillard leads Portland past Philadelphia 114-93

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Missing two centers and All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge, the Portland Trail Blazers used their long-range shooting to earn another win. Damian Lillard scored 28 points, Wesley Matthews had 25 and the…

  • NBA Team Statistics

    Includes games of Friday, December 26, 2014 Team Offense G Pts Avg Dallas 31 3391 109.4 Toronto 29 3137 108.2 Golden State 28 3006 107.4 L.A. Clippers 30 3196 106.5 Phoenix 31 3265 105.3 Portland…

  • Faried grabs 25 rebounds as Denver beats Minnesota 106-102

    DENVER (AP) — Kenneth Faried’s little heart-to-heart talk with coach Brian Shaw is paying off for the Denver Nuggets. Faried had a career-high 25 rebounds to go along with 26 points, and the Nuggets beat…

  • Rockets top Grizzlies in overtime in Smith’s debut

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Smith immediately paid dividends for the Houston Rockets, while the Memphis Grizzlies remained spiraling on their longest losing streak of the season. Smith, who signed earlier in the day, scored…

  • Lillard leads Portland past Philadelphia 114-93

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 28 points and nine assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-93 on Friday night for their seventh win in the last eight games. Lillard,…

  • Suns outlast Kings 115-106 for 5th straight win

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Morris had 20 points and nine rebounds, Isaiah Thomas keyed the decisive run against his former team and the Phoenix Suns outlasted the short-handed Sacramento Kings 115-106 on Friday night…

  • 76ers-Trail Blazers, Box

    PHILADELPHIA (93) Mbah a Moute 3-7 3-4 9, Covington 3-10 0-2 8, Noel 4-9 0-2 8, Carter-Williams 8-20 1-4 17, Sampson 4-4 1-2 9, McDaniels 3-8 6-8 12, Sims 4-6 0-0 8, Wroten 7-13 7-9…

  • 76ers-Trail Blazers, Box

    PHILADELPHIA (93) Mbah a Moute 3-7 3-4 9, Covington 3-10 0-2 8, Noel 4-9 0-2 8, Carter-Williams 8-20 1-4 17, Sampson 4-4 1-2 9, McDaniels 3-8 6-8 12, Sims 4-6 0-0 8, Wroten 7-13 7-9…

  • Suns outlast Kings 115-106 for 5th straight win

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Morris had 20 points and nine rebounds, Isaiah Thomas keyed the decisive run against his former team and the Phoenix Suns outlasted the short-handed Sacramento Kings 115-106 on Friday night…

  • Suns-Kings, Box

    PHOENIX (115) Tucker 2-8 1-2 6, Mark.Morris 8-11 0-0 17, Len 5-9 0-0 10, G.Dragic 6-15 2-2 16, Bledsoe 7-11 3-5 18, Thomas 7-17 1-1 17, Marc.Morris 7-12 0-0 20, Plumlee 1-3 2-2 4, Green…

  • Suns-Kings, Box

    PHOENIX (115) Tucker 2-8 1-2 6, Mark.Morris 8-11 0-0 17, Len 5-9 0-0 10, G.Dragic 6-15 2-2 16, Bledsoe 7-11 3-5 18, Thomas 7-17 1-1 17, Marc.Morris 7-12 0-0 20, Plumlee 1-3 2-2 4, Green…