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No. 17 Marquette surges down the stretch for 87-74 victory over Villanova

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dwyane Wade's pregame message to Marquette was direct. The Golden Eagles heeded the Hall of Famer's words. "He said, 'You guys have to win today,'" Marquette coach Shaka Smart recalled after the 17th-ranked Golden Eagles' 87-74 victory over Villanova on Monday. "Obviously ...

Jazz beat Raptors 145-113 for 7th straight home win

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lauri Markkanen scored 22 points and had nine rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 145-113 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Jordan Clarkson scored 21 points and Collin Sexton added 20 for the Jazz. Kelly Olynyk had a team-high 10 rebounds off the bench. ...

No. 20 Utah State beats UNLV 87-86 on a 5-point play with 8.4 seconds left

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Great Osobor made two free throws with 8.4 seconds left to complete a five-point play for No. 20 Utah State's only lead of the game Saturday and allow the Aggies to escape with an 87-86 victory over UNLV. UNLV's Luis Rodriguez made two free throws for an 86-82 lead with 14.3 ...

Joel Farabee’s second goal lifts the Flyers past the Wild 4-3 in overtime

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Joel Farabee scored his second goal of the night at 3:36 of overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. Tyson Forester and Owen Tippett also scored for the Flyers, who have won three of four. Carter Hart made 26 ...

Shane Bieber and Guardians agree to $13,125,000 deal

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Guardians avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $13,125,000 contract for next season. The Guardians also agreed to one-year deals with six other players Thursday, including first baseman Josh Naylor ($6.55 million) and pitchers Scott ...

Clarkson scores 27 points to help the surging Jazz beat the Nuggets 124-111

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jordan Clarkson had 27 points and nine assists to send the Utah Jazz past the Denver Nuggets 124-111 on Wednesday night for their ninth victory in 11 games. "We're having fun!" Clarkson said. "I draw a lot of attention on the offensive end, so I'm just slowing down and ...

Sean Couturier scores lone shootout goal, Flyers edge Canadiens 3-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier scored the lone shootout goal and the Philadelphia Flyers overcame an early deficit to beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Wednesday night. Owen Tippett and Morgan Frost scored in regulation and Sam Ersson made 17 saves to help Philadelphia cap a four-game ...

Jalen Johnson stars as Hawks outlast Embiid-less 76ers, 139-132 in overtime

ATLANTA (AP) — This time, Jalen Johnson and the Atlanta Hawks finished a close win at home. Johnson hit two tying free throws in overtime and then added a go-ahead 3-pointer with 39 seconds remaining, sending the Hawks to a 139-132 victory over Tyrese Maxey and the Philadelphia 76ers on ...