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October 8, 2015 - 10:01pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scottie Wilbekin made a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to 115-114 preseason win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

Jahlil Okafor, the No. 3 overall pick of the draft, scored 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting in his home debut.

CAVALIERS: Jared Cunningham led all scorers with 31 points. The 6-foot-4 guard made 8 of 10 shots and was 13 of 16 from the free throw line. Matthew Dellevedova...

October 8, 2015 - 10:01pm
3 min 56 sec ago

E. Kentucky 48, Tennessee Tech 17

October 8, 2015 - 10:00pm
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Turris scored twice and the Ottawa Senators won a coach's challenge to overturn a goal by Buffalo in the third period to hang on for a 3-1 victory over the Sabres in the teams' season opener on Thursday night.

The game's outcome was essentially decided with 9:26 remaining, when Buffalo's Evander Kane scored on a wraparound which would have tied the score at 2. Senators coach Dave Cameron challenged the goal, and a video review showed Sabres...

October 8, 2015 - 9:58pm
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Brook Lopez and Shane Larkin each scored 17 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 93-83 in a preseason game Thursday night.

Wayne Ellington added 16 for the Nets, who had lost to Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey on Monday in their exhibition opener.

NETS: Chris Daniels, a 31-year-old rookie, hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. . Lopez grabbed nine rebounds.

PISTONS: After...

October 8, 2015 - 9:54pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — Houston running back Arian Foster has left in the second quarter against Indianapolis with an unspecified injury.

Foster was injured after taking a hard hit with about 4 minutes left in the second quarter. He remained on the field for a couple of minutes while trainers looked at him before walking off the field. He came back in two plays later and carried the ball for no gain before going to the locker room.

The team did not provide...

October 8, 2015 - 9:41pm
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BOSTON (AP) — Chris Thorburn and Nicolas Petan scored in the third period after Boston came within one goal, and the Winnipeg Jets opened the season with a 6-2 victory over the Bruins on Thursday night.

It was the first victory for the former Atlanta Thrashers in Boston since 2007, before the franchise moved to Winnipeg. The Bruins had beaten the Thrashers and Jets 13 consecutive times in Boston.

Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves for the Jets. Mark...

October 8, 2015 - 9:19pm
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simone Biles is good to go for a third straight world title.

The 18-year-old from Spring, Texas, will lead the U.S. women's gymnastics team at the world championships in Glasgow, Scotland, this month.

Defending Olympic all-around champion Gabrielle Douglas and three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman also are part of the group that will try to extend the Americans' dominance. The U.S. won its second team Olympic gold in London...

October 8, 2015 - 9:14pm
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner will not return to the game after appearing to hurt his left leg in the second period of the season opener against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

Lehner was untouched when he circled his net, set himself in the crease and then grabbed at his left pad. He then went down on one knee while play continued up the ice. The Sabres announced Lehner sustained a lower-body injury.

Lehner allowed...

October 8, 2015 - 9:00pm
3 min 56 sec ago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois said Thursday that starting running back Josh Ferguson will miss the Illini's game Saturday at No. 22 Iowa because of a shoulder injury.

Interim coach Bill Cubit had said earlier this week that he doubted Ferguson would play.

Ferguson injured the shoulder early in Illinois' 14-13 victory over Nebraska and did not return. The senior has 397 yards and three touchdowns on 71 carries for the Illini (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten)....

October 8, 2015 - 8:47pm
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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Long-shot Peggy Sue's Loose beat West Coast Storm by 1 1/4 lengths Thursday in the $53,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Kent Desormeaux for trainer Richard Rosales and owner Laura Armstrong, the 5-year-old mare ran a mile on turf in 1:35.61 to top the field of eight fillies or mares bred or sired in California.

Peggy Sue's Loose paid $23.00, $9.80 and $5.80 for her second straight victory after failing to win in...

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