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January 26, 2016 - 10:36pm
1 week 4 days ago

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Khaliq Spicer had 21 points and 13 rebounds as Kent State pulled away late to beat Eastern Michigan 73-58 on Tuesday night.

Spicer, who had 13 points in the second half, also had five blocks. Jimmy Hall added 13 points, and Kellon Thomas and Chris Ortiz had 12 apiece for Kent State (15-5, 6-1 Mid-American Conference), which has won five consecutive games.

Kent State held Eastern Michigan to just 7-of 32 shooting from the floor in...

January 26, 2016 - 10:29pm
1 week 4 days ago

MONTREAL (AP) — Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson each had a goal and an assist to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Canadiens 5-2 on Tuesday night and sweep a home-and-home with Montreal.

Boone Jenner, Scott Hartnell and Brandon Saad also scored for the Blue Jackets. Rookie goaltender Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots and improved to 4-0-1 in his last five starts. The Blue Jackets also beat Montreal 5-2 on Monday night in Columbus.

Devante...

January 26, 2016 - 10:28pm
1 week 4 days ago

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Matt Fox made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 53 seconds left to help Bowling Green edge Western Michigan 79-78 on Tuesday night.

Fox tied the game at 68-all with 3:45 to play before Western Michigan surged to a 74-70 lead. Ismail Ali scored on a layup and Rasheed Worrell made two free throws to tie it at 74.

Tucker Haymond missed two free throws on the ensuing possession before a wide-open Fox hit a 3 from the corner and Falcons...

January 26, 2016 - 10:27pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored a season-high 44 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 128-122 in overtime on Tuesday night.

Durant hit the tying jumper with 16.2 seconds left in regulation, then scored seven points in overtime to surpass the 43 points he had against Orlando on Oct. 30, a game that went to two overtimes.

One was all the Thunder needed this time, as Durant hit four straight free...

January 26, 2016 - 10:26pm
1 week 4 days ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Prince Ibeh scored a career-high 17 points and Texas got an offensive boost from some unlikely place in cruising to a 71-54 win over TCU on Tuesday night.

Ibeh added 10 rebounds and the 14-percent season free-throw shooter also found his stroke there, making five of six.

Freshman guard Kerwin Roach Jr. added a career-high 22 points for Texas (13-7, 5-3 Big 12).

Roach, whose superb athletic ability has yet to...

January 26, 2016 - 10:23pm
1 week 4 days ago

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Nico Clareth scored a career-high 24 points, Brett Bisping had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Siena beat Niagara 82-70 Tuesday night for the Saints' seventh straight win in the series.

Matt Scott scored eight straight points to pull Niagara to 60-54 with just under eight minutes left. He scored 13 of his team's first 22 points of the second half. But Bisping scored six points during a 9-3 run to extend Siena's lead to 69-57.

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January 26, 2016 - 10:20pm
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January 26, 2016 - 10:20pm
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January 26, 2016 - 10:17pm
1 week 4 days ago

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck scored power-play goals, and the Florida Panthers rolled into the All-Star break on another good note by topping the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 Tuesday night.

Reilly Smith and Jussi Jokinen each had a goal and an assist for Florida, which improved to 20-0-1 when scoring at least three times.

Roberto Luongo made 22 saves for Florida, which goes into the break atop the Atlantic Division and in...

January 26, 2016 - 10:17pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets have completed their $75 million, three-year contract, which gives the slugging outfielder a chance to terminate the deal after one season.

The Mets announced the move Tuesday night, four days after the sides agreed to terms — pending a physical. Cespedes gets a $10 million signing bonus and a $17.5 million salary this year. He receives a full no-trade provision and the opportunity to become a free agent again after...

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