Bazemore’s late 3 lifts Hawks over Knicks

NEW YORK — Kent Bazemore’s 3-pointer with 6.7 seconds left lifted the Atlanta Hawks to a 99-96 win over the New York Knicks on Sunday. The Hawks rallied from a 93-87 deficit in the final 2:16. Bazemore was wide open in the left corner and hit for a 98-96 lead. Tim Hardaway Jr. then stepped on the line trying to inbound, giving the ball back to Atlanta. After Dewayne Dedmon made one of two foul shots, Hardaway missed a potential tying 3-pointer. Bazemore led the Hawks with 19 points. Mike Muscala scored 15 and Taurean Prince had 13. Dedmon finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds, while Dennis Schroeder added… Read More

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Smith nets a pair to lift Golden Knights over Capitals

WASHINGTON — Alex Tuch scored the go-ahead goal with 5:12 remaining and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 Sunday in a matchup of division leaders. The Knights rallied three times from one-goal deficits before Tuch’s shot from in close. Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer tied to corral the loose puck, but knocked it into the net with his catching hand. Washington challenged the play for goaltender interference, but the goal stood. Nicklas Backstrom gave Metropolitan Division-leading Washington a 3-2 lead 52 seconds into the third period. Reilly Smith tied it when he scored his second goal of the game on a wrist shot from the left circle at… Read More

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Liverpool and Spurs put on show, but continue to spin their wheels

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – Few will forget Harry Kane’s entry into the Premier League “100 Club.” Redemption in controversial circumstances allowed the England striker to snatch both a late point from the jaws of defeat for Tottenham against Liverpool on Sunday and reaffirm his status as the league’s top scorer after he earlier succumbed to pressure. The beauty of “sliding doors” moments, as Kane proved, is that they can happen more than once. Two penalties awarded barely 20 minutes apart allowed Mauricio Pochettino’s team to share the spoils in a four-goal thriller which left Anfield incensed at the final whistle. Euphoria reigned just minutes earlier, with Jurgen Klopp sprinting down the… Read More

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Sharks defensive foundation regains its form in win over Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. — As the calendar flipped from January to February, the Sharks turned the page on a month of sloppy-defensive hockey, regaining their team identity in the process. The Sharks (28-16-8) put together another solid-defensive performance Sunday, holding the Carolina Hurricanes (24-21-8) to 29 shots on goal en route to a 3-1 win in Raleigh. With the win, the Sharks stretched their lead over the Los Angeles Kings for second place in the Pacific Division to three points. After giving up a league high 45 goals (tied with the New York Islanders) over the first 30 days of January, the Sharks are reestablishing the defensive foundation that allowed them… Read More

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Sports: On air highlights

Monday TVRadio College men’s basketball Syracuse at Louisville 4 p.m. ESPN Hampton at North Carolina Central 4 p.m. ESPNU Bucknell at Lehigh 4 p.m. CBSSN Indiana at Rutgers 4 p.m. BIGTEN West Virginia at Oklahoma 6 p.m. ESPN Southern at Jackson State 6 p.m. ESPNU College women’s basketball South Carolina at Mississippi State 4 p.m. ESPN2 Texas at West Virginia 4 p.m. FS1 Florida at Missouri 4 p.m. SEC Oklahoma at Baylor 6 p.m. FS1 Golf Ladies European Tour: Australian Masters 8 a.m. GOLF NBA Trail Blazers at Pistons 4 p.m. NBA Mavericks at Clippers 7:30 p.m. NBA NHL Rangers at Star 5:30 p.m. NHL Soccer Serie A: Lazio vs.… Read More

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Wild Card Einarson beats Nova Scotia’s Arsenault in Scotties semis

PENTICTON, B.C. – Two Winnipeg-based skips will compete for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts title. Wild Card Kerri Einarson defeated Nova Scotia’s Mary-Anne Arsenault 12-9 in Sunday morning’s semifinal, booking her spot in the late afternoon title match against Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones. Jones, the Olympic champion from the Sochi 2014 Games, earned her spot in the final by beating Einarson Saturday night in the 1-2 Page playoff. Einarson scored four points in a big fifth end against Arsenault and led Nova Scotia 10-6 after six. With hammer in the 10th, Einarson added a single to seal the win. Kristin MacCuish led Team Wild Card with a 93 shooting percentage. Jennifer… Read More

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Horford hits buzzer-beater as Celtics edge Blazers

BOSTON — Al Horford made a 15-foot fadeaway jumper at the buzzer and the Boston Celtics finished off the Portland Trail Blazers 97-96 Sunday, giving New England fans a few hours to get home before the Super Bowl. The crowd at TD Garden was dotted with jerseys for Patriots stars Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. A Philadelphia Eagles fan shown on the Jumbotron repeatedly got booed. Horford wound up with 22 points and 10 rebounds, helping Boston win its fourth in a row. Damian Lillard shot just 6 for 19, but scored Portland’s final eight points, including a 3-point play with 7.2 seconds remaining to give the Blazers a 96-95… Read More

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Giannis leaves early, Bledsoe scores 28 as Bucks beat Nets

NEW YORK — Eric Bledsoe scored 28 points, John Henson had 19 points and 18 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks easily extended their winning streak over the Brooklyn Nets to 10 games with a 109-94 victory Sunday. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo left with an apparent right ankle injury in the fourth quarter, but by then Milwaukee was in control of a game it led by as many as 28 points. He finished with 16 points and eight rebounds. Khris Middleton also had 16 points for the Bucks, who improved to 6-1 since firing Jason Kidd and moved a season-best six games over .500 at 29-23. DeMarre Carroll and Caris LeVert… Read More

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Canadian Grizzlies rookie Brooks continues to prove himself

TORONTO — On Saturday afternoon Dillon Brooks climbed into a black luxury SUV outside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Wellington Street in downtown Toronto and headed to the furthest reaches of the city. He was speaking to a group of basketball players at Father Henry Carr Secondary School at Martingrove and Finch. Growing up he would make a trip from just as far but in more modest circumstances and from the other direction. He would wake early from his home in northwest Mississauga, and take three busses to get to the longtime high school basketball power in time. It’s been a while since he’s been back. He noticed the new scoreboard… Read More

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Retracing Terrell Owens’ ‘moon walk’ from Alabama to Hall of Fame

Former 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens got voted Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Here is a look back at an Oct. 25, 2001 story on how he morphed from a lonely kid in Alabama to the NFL’s second all-time leader in receiving yards. Even at age 10, Terrell Owens knew how to separate himself from his competitors.He exuded a superstar image. He knew all the flashy dance moves. And by the end of one summer day in 1984, he took first prize in a Michael Jackson look-alike contest sponsored by a local merchant in his hometown of Alexander City, Ala. “He wore some black loafers, I put… Read More

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