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Leonard, George lead Clippers past Mavericks, 112-98

DALLAS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points, Paul George had 21 and Norman Powell added 19 off the bench to give the Los Angeles Clippers a 112-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. After Dallas led 54-49 at halftime, the Clippers outscored the Mavericks 63-44 in the second half. The ...

Gaston’s double-double helps No. 25 Texas women beat Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — DeYona Gaston grabbed 11 rebounds and was one of four Texas players to score 13 points to help the 25th-ranked Longhorns beat Baylor 68-55 Sunday. Shaylee Gonzales, Rori Harmon and Sonya Morris all scored 13 as well for Texas. Taylor Jones added 10 points, seven rebounds ...

Jump leads No. 4 Stanford women past No. 24 Colorado 62-49

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Hannah Jump scored 21 points, Haley Jones added 11 and a season-high 18 rebounds and fourth-ranked Stanford beat No. 24 Colorado 62-49 on Sunday to claim sole possession of first place in the Pac-12. "I'm playing with confidence," Jump said. "I think I have the ...

da Silva, Simpson’s 3 help Colorado top Washington St. 58-55

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tristan da Silva scored 27 points on 11-of-13 shooting, KJ Simpson hit a straight-away 3-pointer in the closing seconds and Colorado beat Washington State 58-55 Sunday. Colorado (12-9, 4-6 Pac-12) snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 12-0 all time at home ...

Rahm outlasts rookie Thompson to win AmEx by 1 stroke

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — While Jon Rahm had plenty of chances to pump his right first after nice shots on Sunday, the look of relief on his face after holding off rookie Davis Thompson put into perspective his victory at The American Express. The Spanish star took advantage of mistakes by ...

VanVleet scores 28, Raptors hand Knicks 4th straight loss

TORONTO (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 28 points, Gary Trent Jr. had 24 before fouling out and the Toronto Raptors snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the New York Knicks 125-116 Sunday. Pascal Siakam scored 24 points, Scottie Barnes had 19 and Precious Achiuwa added 12 points and 11 ...

Quick start helps Jets defeat Flyers, 5-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Axel Jonsson-Fjällby, Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele gave Winnipeg an early three-goal lead, and the Jets held on to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Sunday night. Karson Kuhlman also scored, Kevin Stenlund had an empty-netter and David Rittich made 28 saves for the ...

Anderson-Dolan scores 2, Kings beat Blackhawks 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored twice and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Sunday night. Kevin Fiala had two assists and Pheonix Copley stopped 18 shots to help the Kings snap a four-game losing streak. "We were better in a lot of areas," Kings coach Todd ...

Keller nets his 2nd hat trick; Coyotes handle Vegas 4-1

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Keller had his second hat trick of the season and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Golden Knights 4-1 on Sunday night, their second victory in the last 13 games. Dylan Guenther scored and Karel Vejmelka had 35 saves for the Coyotes, who had been shut out in their last ...

Gilgeous-Alexander hits winner, lifts Thunder past Nuggets

DENVER (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander banked in a decisive 8-foot jumper with 9.2 seconds remaining and finished with 34 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped Denver's league-leading nine-game win streak and beat the Nuggets 101-99 Sunday night. After Denver's Zeke Nnaji hit two free ...

Paul returns, Suns hold on for 112-110 win over Grizzlies

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul played so well in his return from a hip injury that it appeared the Phoenix Suns would have a surprise snoozer on Sunday night. The Memphis Grizzlies had other ideas, but couldn't quite complete a monster comeback. Paul had 22 points and 11 assists after missing ...

O’Neale’s late 3-pointer lifts Nets past Warriors 120-116

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Royce O'Neale walked gingerly onto the podium with an ice bag around each knee and reiterated the soaring confidence level among the Brooklyn Nets even with star Kevin Durant on the sidelines nursing a knee injury. Taking down Stephen Curry and the defending NBA ...

James scores 37, Lakers rally past Trail Blazers 121-112

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James said the Lakers had a choice when trailing by 25 points at halftime against the Trail Blazers. "I guess it's only one or two ways, you can either go out and you can lay down and get ready for the next game or you can see what happens in the third quarter, ...

Bruins beat Sharks 4-0, extend winning streak to five games

BOSTON (AP) — Defensemen Hampus Lindholm and Charlie McAvoy scored highlight-reel goals, Linus Ullmark made 17 saves and the NHL-leading Boston Bruins beat the San Jose Sharks for the 11th straight time, 4-0 on Sunday night. The Bruins won their fifth straight game and improved to 22-1-3 at ...

No. 10 Virginia holds off Wake Forest 76-67 for ACC road win

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — First Virginia couldn't hit anything. Then the 10th-ranked Cavaliers couldn't miss on the way to building a big lead. From there, it was about having enough poise to hang on. Armaan Franklin scored 18 of 25 points before halftime and Virginia survived blowing ...

Nyquist helps Blue Jackets rally past Sharks 5-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gustav Nyquist scored in the third period, and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from two goals down to beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 Saturday night, snapping a two-game losing streak. Nyquist joined Johnny Gaudreau and Patrik Laine with a goal and an assist, Boone ...

Hachimura scores 30 to lead Wizards over Magic 138-118

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rui Hachimura equaled a career high with 30 points and Kyle Kuzma added 25 to lift the Washington Wizards to a 138-118 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night. Bradley Beal scored 17 points in his second game back from a hamstring injury, although Kristaps ...

Shorthanded No. 5 UConn routs Butler behind 20 from Edwards

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 5 UConn trailed Butler by nine points early, but by the end of the Saturday's game, coach Geno Auriemma was dancing on the sideline. Aaliyah Edwards scored 20 points, Aubrey Griffin and Lou Lopez Senechal each added 17 points and Connecticut, which had just seven ...

Broome’s season-high 27 powers No. 16 Auburn to win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina started a three-guard lineup with no center. Auburn's Johni Broome noticed. The Tigers' 6-foot-10 center had a season-high 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 16 Auburn to an 81-66 victory over South Carolina on Saturday. After two straight games in ...

Anderson leads Oklahoma State past No. 12 Iowa State 61-59

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State finally got a win over a ranked team after falling short four times this season. Avery Anderson was instrumental in Oklahoma State's 61-59 victory over No. 12 Iowa State on Saturday, scoring 18 points, including the go-ahead free throws. Kalib Boone ...