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James’ 59th career triple double leads Cavaliers past Lakers

CLEVELAND — LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple-double in front of Lonzo Ball and his brothers, Kevin Love scored 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers won for the 16th time in 17 games, 121-112 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. James finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists to move …

USC dunks its way to 82-59 win over Santa Clara

LOS ANGELES — Nick Rakocevic took advantage of his first start of the season, helping USC dominate as part of a new-look trio of big men in the starting lineup. Rakocevic, Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu all had double-doubles to lead USC to an 82-59 win over Santa Clara on Thursday night. They combined for …

MacKinnon’s 2 goals lead Avalanche past Panthers, 2 1

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon wasn’t happy with his game against Washington on Tuesday, so the young centre made up for it when the Florida Panthers came to town. MacKinnon scored twice, Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat Florida 2-1 on Thursday night for their second victory over the Panthers in five …

Colts get beaten up, banged up in 25-13 loss to Broncos

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts have been getting beaten up all season. On Thursday, they got banged up, too. The Colts wanted to show a national television audience they were better than their numbers. Instead, Indy went home from its latest loss with a long injury list and a head coach that was relieved about …

Durant leads Warriors past Mavericks for eighth straight win

  OAKLAND, Calif. — After his brilliant game, Omri Casspi returned to the court to sing a Hanukkah prayer along with hundreds of fans and then took his turn lighting the large menorah on night three of the festival of lights — and on Jewish Heritage Night at Oracle Arena. A veteran forward from Israel, …

Joonas Donskoi scores late in third to lift Sharks over Flames 3-2

CALGARY — Joonas Donskoi made an immediate impact in his return to the San Jose line-up. Donskoi scored the winner with 2:48 left in the third period and also had an assist to lead the Sharks to a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames. “He was awesome,” exclaimed Sharks coach Peter DeBoer. “He was on …

Merrill’s 1st goal of season lifts Fleury, Knights past Pens

LAS VEGAS — Marc-Andre Fleury has been thinking about one game for quite a while. And Thursday night he rose to the challenge. Fleury stopped 24 shots against his former team and Jon Merrill’s first goal of the season snapped a third-period tie as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1. James Neal …

Broncos hope win at Indy could be start of long road back

INDIANAPOLIS — The Denver Broncos know where they stand. There will be no playoffs and no winning record this season. But at least after Brock Osweiler’s relief appearance Thursday night, they’ll no longer be talking about a road losing streak next week. Osweiler ran for one touchdown and threw for two more after replacing an …

Australia 88-2 at tea, replying to England’s 403 in 3rd test

PERTH, Australia — Australia lost openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft before reaching tea at 88-2 on Friday after dismissing England for 403 earlier on day two of the third Ashes test. Dawid Malan (140) and Jonny Bairstow (119) both posted centuries after England resumed on 305-4 and produced the most productive partnership of the …

Putin accuses US agencies of manipulating doping testimony

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused U.S. agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Putin said Thursday that former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov — who is under witness protection after fleeing to the United States last year — is “under the control” of the …

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