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Former Lakers coach Byron Scott ‘shocked’ over firing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott says he thought he had more time to right the ship before the team fired him last week. Scott tells ESPN he was “surprised” and “shocked” by the move even though he led the Lakers to...

Repole in Derby chase with Outwork, son of top sire Uncle Mo

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Five years ago, Mike Repole was living the dream. He had already made his share of an estimated $4.1 billion fortune from the sale of the company that produced Vitaminwater, and now he had himself a Kentucky Derby favorite with a horse named Uncle Mo....

Big shots: Cavaliers set NBA record by making 25 3-pointers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Wearing headphones and sweats, J.R. Smith, the one Cleveland player without any restrictions on where or when he can shoot, finished his pregame warmup by stopping near half-court and launching a shot. Swish. At the time, inside the quickly filling arena,...

With Lowry faltering, Dragic flourishing, Heat seek 2-0 lead

It took the Toronto Raptors 15 years to get this far again, and Kyle Lowry knows they won’t go further if he doesn’t play better. The Raptors need Lowry to play the way Goran Dragic is. “I know the pressure I put on myself. I know we won’t advance if I...

Hornqvist scores in OT, Penguins beat Capitals 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist makes a living by working in tight spaces. Given a rare moment of freedom from his usual spot parked in front of the opponent’s net, the Pittsburgh Penguins forward pushed the Washington Capitals to the brink of elimination....

3 for all: Cavaliers make record 25 3-pointers, rout Hawks

CLEVELAND (AP) — J.R. Smith made seven 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers drained an NBA-record 25 3s in a 123-98 runaway win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night in Game 2 of their second-round series. The Cavs made 18 3-pointers in the first half and added seven...

Cavaliers set NBA playoff record for 3-pointers

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have set an NBA playoff record by making 22 3-pointers in Game 2 against Atlanta on Wednesday night. With Kyrie Irving’s 3-pointer with 5:06 left in the third, the Cavs surpassed the previous postseason record of 21 set by the Golden...

Johnny Manziel booked in domestic violence case

DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing. Manziel attorney Robert Hinton said Wednesday that the 23-year-old quarterback presented himself...

Nyquist draws No. 13 post as early 3-1 Kentucky Derby fav

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Doug O’Neill was all smiles after early 3-1 favorite Nyquist drew the No. 13 post for the 142nd Kentucky Derby. The number with an unlucky reputation didn’t faze the trainer. In fact, it brought back good memories. Nyquist left from the...

Yankees place Alex Rodriguez on DL with hamstring injury

BALTIMORE (AP) — Alex Rodriguez won’t be around in the next two weeks to help the New York Yankees attempt to get out of last place in the AL East. Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day list Wednesday with a strained right hamstring. The injury occurred Tuesday night...