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April 1, 2015 - 11:07pm
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April 1, 2015 - 11:02pm
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a rare 95-91 victory at home over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.

The Bucks (37-38), who lost their previous nine home games against the Bulls, also got 16 points from Ersan Ilyasova.

Milwaukee won for just the third time in its last 11 games and maintains a 2 1/2-game lead over Miami and Brooklyn for sixth place in the Eastern Conference....

April 1, 2015 - 11:01pm
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April 1, 2015 - 10:49pm
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Monta Ellis scored 26 points, and the Dallas Mavericks withstood a triple-double from Russell Westbrook to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 135-131 on Wednesday night.

Westbrook finished with 31 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. It was his 10th triple-double of the season, the 17th of his career and his eighth since the All-Star break.

Anthony Morrow scored 32 points and Enes Kanter added a career-high 30 points and 16 rebounds...

April 1, 2015 - 10:45pm
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brayden Schenn scored twice, Vincent Lecavalier added his first goal in nearly three months, and the Philadelphia Flyers had little trouble with the injury-depleted Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Carlo Colaiacovo chipped in a rare goal for the Flyers, who ended a nine-game, road-losing streak. Steve Mason stopped 24 shots for Philadelphia as the Flyers won their seventh straight game in Pittsburgh.

Sidney Crosby scored...

April 1, 2015 - 10:41pm
4 min 31 sec ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas athletic director Steve Patterson is scheduled to travel Thursday to meet with Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart to make an offer to coach the Longhorns, a person with knowledge of the trip tells The Associated Press.

Texas hopes to introduce Smart as its new coach as early as Friday, according to the person who requested anonymity because the talks with Smart are considered private.

Patterson has zeroed in on Smart...

April 1, 2015 - 10:40pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden strengthened his case for the MVP award with a career-high 51 points, and the Houston Rockets squandered a huge early lead but held on for a 115-111 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

Houston was up by nine with about eight minutes left when Sacramento used a 9-2 spurt to get within 104-102 with 5 ½ remaining. An 8-0 run by Harden, which he capped with a 3-point play, pushed the lead to 112-104.

Four...

April 1, 2015 - 10:35pm
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lou Williams scored 18 points to lead a balanced Toronto offense as the Raptors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-99 on Wednesday.

Six players scored at least 13 points for the Raptors, who shot 55.3 percent from the field. DeMar DeRozan had 17 points, Terrance Ross 16, Jonas Valanciunas 15, Greivis Vasquez 14 and James Johnson chipped in 13 for Toronto.

Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points, Zach LaVine had 22 and Chase Budinger...

April 1, 2015 - 10:34pm
14 min 33 sec ago

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — In a matchup of opening-day pitchers, Chris Tillman allowed two runs over five innings while Francisco Liriano gave up one run in three innings as the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates played to a 3-3 tie in 10 innings Wednesday night.

Tillman and Liriano were both selected to start on opening day for the second straight season.

Pedro Alvarez, who leads the Grapefruit League with 17 RBIs, hit a two-run homer off Tillman...

April 1, 2015 - 10:31pm
14 min 33 sec ago

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — College football Hall of Famer, former NFL quarterback and war hero Eddie LeBaron Jr. has died. He was 85.

The University of Pacific said LeBaron died of natural causes Wednesday.

LeBaron played at Pacific for coach Amos Alonzo Stagg and also helped lead the Tigers to an undefeated season in 1949.

He later served as a U.S. Marine in the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for...

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