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Quick start helps Jets defeat Flyers, 5-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Axel Jonsson-Fjällby, Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele gave Winnipeg an early three-goal lead, and the Jets held on to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Sunday night. Karson Kuhlman also scored, Kevin Stenlund had an empty-netter and David Rittich made 28 saves for the ...

Anderson-Dolan scores 2, Kings beat Blackhawks 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored twice and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Sunday night. Kevin Fiala had two assists and Pheonix Copley stopped 18 shots to help the Kings snap a four-game losing streak. "We were better in a lot of areas," Kings coach Todd ...

Keller nets his 2nd hat trick; Coyotes handle Vegas 4-1

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Keller had his second hat trick of the season and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Golden Knights 4-1 on Sunday night, their second victory in the last 13 games. Dylan Guenther scored and Karel Vejmelka had 35 saves for the Coyotes, who had been shut out in their last ...

Gilgeous-Alexander hits winner, lifts Thunder past Nuggets

DENVER (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander banked in a decisive 8-foot jumper with 9.2 seconds remaining and finished with 34 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped Denver's league-leading nine-game win streak and beat the Nuggets 101-99 Sunday night. After Denver's Zeke Nnaji hit two free ...

Paul returns, Suns hold on for 112-110 win over Grizzlies

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul played so well in his return from a hip injury that it appeared the Phoenix Suns would have a surprise snoozer on Sunday night. The Memphis Grizzlies had other ideas, but couldn't quite complete a monster comeback. Paul had 22 points and 11 assists after missing ...

O’Neale’s late 3-pointer lifts Nets past Warriors 120-116

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Royce O'Neale walked gingerly onto the podium with an ice bag around each knee and reiterated the soaring confidence level among the Brooklyn Nets even with star Kevin Durant on the sidelines nursing a knee injury. Taking down Stephen Curry and the defending NBA ...

James scores 37, Lakers rally past Trail Blazers 121-112

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James said the Lakers had a choice when trailing by 25 points at halftime against the Trail Blazers. "I guess it's only one or two ways, you can either go out and you can lay down and get ready for the next game or you can see what happens in the third quarter, ...

Bruins beat Sharks 4-0, extend winning streak to five games

BOSTON (AP) — Defensemen Hampus Lindholm and Charlie McAvoy scored highlight-reel goals, Linus Ullmark made 17 saves and the NHL-leading Boston Bruins beat the San Jose Sharks for the 11th straight time, 4-0 on Sunday night. The Bruins won their fifth straight game and improved to 22-1-3 at ...

No. 10 Virginia holds off Wake Forest 76-67 for ACC road win

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — First Virginia couldn't hit anything. Then the 10th-ranked Cavaliers couldn't miss on the way to building a big lead. From there, it was about having enough poise to hang on. Armaan Franklin scored 18 of 25 points before halftime and Virginia survived blowing ...

Nyquist helps Blue Jackets rally past Sharks 5-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gustav Nyquist scored in the third period, and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from two goals down to beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 Saturday night, snapping a two-game losing streak. Nyquist joined Johnny Gaudreau and Patrik Laine with a goal and an assist, Boone ...

Hachimura scores 30 to lead Wizards over Magic 138-118

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rui Hachimura equaled a career high with 30 points and Kyle Kuzma added 25 to lift the Washington Wizards to a 138-118 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night. Bradley Beal scored 17 points in his second game back from a hamstring injury, although Kristaps ...

Shorthanded No. 5 UConn routs Butler behind 20 from Edwards

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 5 UConn trailed Butler by nine points early, but by the end of the Saturday's game, coach Geno Auriemma was dancing on the sideline. Aaliyah Edwards scored 20 points, Aubrey Griffin and Lou Lopez Senechal each added 17 points and Connecticut, which had just seven ...

Broome’s season-high 27 powers No. 16 Auburn to win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina started a three-guard lineup with no center. Auburn's Johni Broome noticed. The Tigers' 6-foot-10 center had a season-high 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 16 Auburn to an 81-66 victory over South Carolina on Saturday. After two straight games in ...

Anderson leads Oklahoma State past No. 12 Iowa State 61-59

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State finally got a win over a ranked team after falling short four times this season. Avery Anderson was instrumental in Oklahoma State's 61-59 victory over No. 12 Iowa State on Saturday, scoring 18 points, including the go-ahead free throws. Kalib Boone ...

No. 18 Charleston wins 20 straight, beats Northeastern 87-61

BOSTON (AP) — This might not be the best time for No. 18 Charleston to be taking a week off. Sure, the Cougars could use the rest after playing four games in eight days. The players need to catch up on missed classes. And coach Pat Kelsey wouldn't mind seeing some of his recruits play — or ...

Post leads Boston College to sweep, tops Notre Dame 84-72

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Quinten Post scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the final six minutes to help Boston College complete a season-sweep of Notre Dame, earning a 84-72 Victory on Saturday afternoon. After missing the first 13 games of the season with a foot injury, Post has scored ...

Grant Williams has career-high 25, Celtics’ streak reaches 9

TORONTO (AP) — Grant Williams scored a career-high 25 points, Jaylen Brown had 27 and the Boston Celtics overcame the absence of leading scorer Jayson Tatum to extend their winning streak to nine games by beating the Toronto Raptors 106-104 on Saturday. Already without Tatum, Boston's injury ...

2-time Daytona 500 winner Kenseth inducted into Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two-time Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth finally reached the top rung of his career on Friday night when he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The 50-year-old Kenseth, who drove 18 full seasons in NASCAR before retiring in 2020 with 39 Cup victories and 20 ...

Jarry makes 46 saves in return, Penguins top Senators 4-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have spent much of the last month fending off injuries and erratic and occasionally uninspired play. The return of goaltender Tristan Jarry and defenseman Jeff Petry provided a welcome reminder of what the Penguins can be when they're closer to full ...

Doncic scores 34, Mavs get defensive in 115-90 win over Heat

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks turned up the defensive intensity in a 115-90 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night. The Mavericks were without No. 2 scorer Christian Wood, who missed the first of what will be multiple games with a ...