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February 14, 2016 - 3:01am
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TORONTO (AP) — Zach LaVine called it the best dunk contest ever, a showdown with Aaron Gordon that rivaled what Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins did.

Maybe they will come back next year and do it again. In fact, Gordon says, if the league wants him to go to Charlotte, "I probably will."

For now, it's time to turn the attention at All-Star weekend back where it was at the start: Kobe Bryant and the rest of the NBA's best.


February 14, 2016 - 3:01am
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Anaheim 3, Chicago 2


New Mexico St. 69, Chicago St. 55

Ill.-Chicago 79, N. Kentucky 77

S. Illinois 75, Drake 60

N. Illinois 80, Akron 79

SIU-Edwardsville 72, E. Illinois 64

Northwestern 58, Illinois 56


February 14, 2016 - 2:30am
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HONOLULU (AP) — Stefan Jankovic had 16 points and nine rebounds, Aaron Valdes had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Hawaii maintained its hold of first place in the conference, beating Cal State Fullerton 76-59.

The Rainbow Warriors (20-3, 9-1 Big West Conference) pulled away with a 13-5 run to lead 61-46 and kept the margin in double digits for the rest of the way.

Quincy Smith added 15 points, Roderick Bobbitt scored 12 and Sai Tummala had 11 points...

February 14, 2016 - 1:58am
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February 14, 2016 - 1:56am
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SYDNEY (AP) — Australia scored six runs in the eighth inning — helped by a two-run throwing error on a bunt and a bases-loaded walk — to clinch a 12-5 win over South Africa and advance to next year's World Baseball Classic.

In a game where the lead changed hands four times, Mitch Dening and Trent Oeltjen hit run-scoring singles in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie and give Australia a 6-4 lead.

Catcher Kyle Botha's three-run homer...

February 14, 2016 - 1:53am
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YUZAWA, Japan (AP) — Felix Neureuther of Germany won the men's World Cup slalom on Sunday.

Neureuther, fifth after the first run, clocked a time of 56.96 seconds in the second run to finish 0.05 seconds ahead of Andre Myhrer of Sweden. Marco Schwarz of Austria was third, 0.24 off the pace.

With his first slalom World Cup win of the season, Neureuther moved into third place in the standings with 323 points, 393 behind leader Henrik Kristoffersen of...

February 14, 2016 - 1:40am
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MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Calvin Hermanson scored 16 and Saint Mary's notched its ninth straight 20-win season with a 68-62 win over Loyola Marymount on Saturday night.

The Gaels (20-4, 11-3 West Coast Conference) had their largest lead at 43-23 after Hermanson capped a 10-2 start to the second half with a 3-pointer at the 14:33 mark.

The Lions (11-15, 4-11) steadily chipped away at the deficit for the rest of the second half and Steven Haney's 4-point...

February 14, 2016 - 1:31am
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Mays scored 17 points and Cal State Bakersfield built a big, first-half lead and went on to rout Utah Valley, 91-69 Saturday night.

The victory keeps the Roadrunners, winners of four straight, one game back of Western Athletic Conference leader New Mexico State, a 69-55 winner over Chicago State.

Utah Valley took a 17-12 lead just over five minutes into the game, but Bakersfield roared back to take a 20-17 lead, then...

February 14, 2016 - 1:23am
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — David Nwaba scored 21 points, Reese Morgan added 17 more and Cal Poly held off UC Riverside for an 86-78 win Saturday night.

Ridge Shipley contributed 12 points for Cal Poly (9-15, 3-8 Big West), Jaylen Shead had 11 and Joel Awich 10. The Mustangs hit 47 percent from the field and went 23 for 29 from the line to snap a five-game skid.

Cal Poly broke it open early in the second half with an 18-4 run capped by Morgan's 3-...

February 14, 2016 - 1:22am
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Matt Tennyson and Chris Tierney scored in the first period and the San Jose Sharks hung on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Saturday night.

Tomas Hertl and Joonas Donskoi also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 6-0-3 at home since a 2-8 mark in their previous 10 contests.

Martin Jones stopped 22 of 23 shots for his second straight win. He's 10-2-2 over his past 14 games.

Martin Hanzal scored for the...

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