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Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter had surgery Friday and will be out at least a month after fracturing his right forearm punching a chair Thursday night during the Thunder’s victory over the Dallas Mavericks

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter had surgery Friday and will be out at least a month after fracturing his right forearm by punching a chair during a win over the Dallas Mavericks. The team said Kanter will be re-evaluated in four ...

Lehner makes 39 saves vs former team, Sabres beat Sens 3-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Robin Lehner won't see his former team anytime soon, and that's a tough break for him and the Buffalo Sabres. Lehner made 39 saves and Matt Moulson and Justin Bailey scored in the third period to rally the Sabres past the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night. This was ...

No. 8 Louisville outlasts Syracuse in overtime, 76-72

By MARK FRANK, Associated Press SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse made a Herculean comeback, but Louisville had Superman on its side. At least that's how the two Hall of Fame coaches put it. Seldom-used Ryan McMahon scored all seven of his points in overtime, Anas Mahmoud added five straight ...

Vesey’s goal in third lifts Rangers past Blue Jackets, 3-2

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Antti Raanta hadn't made a start in more than six weeks, due an injury and the reliable play of starter Henrik Lundqvist. Raanta had to be on his game Monday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets outshot the New York Rangers. Raanta ...

Conley, Gasol help Grizzlies send Nets to 13th straight loss

By JEFFREY BERNSTEIN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Conley ended the Nets' hopes of a comeback. Conley scored 32 points, including 11 in the last four minutes, and Marc Gasol had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the hapless Brooklyn 112-103 ...

Mets manager Terry Collins hopes to keep rotation healthy

By BILL WHITEHEAD, Associated Press PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Terry Collins has his projected top five starting pitchers together in spring training for the first time in two years. Now the New York Mets manager hopes they stay healthy. "You see them feeding off one another. They're ...

Giants release Victor Cruz after 7-year run, Super bowl ring

By TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants said goodbye to Victor Cruz after a seven-year storybook run during which he developed into one of the NFL's most feared receivers and a fan favorite, helping the franchise to a Super Bowl title before being ...

US heavyweight boxer wins court case in unanimous decision

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In a unanimous court decision, U.S. heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder won his latest fight Monday. A Manhattan federal jury deliberated a half hour before finding in his favor in a civil action in which the World Boxing Council champion ...

Who can help Oakley and Dolan make up? Maybe Michael Jordan

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jordan and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver are helping repair the relationship between Charles Oakley and Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan. Oakley and Dolan met with Silver on Monday at NBA headquarters, with Jordan ...

Burrows sparks Canucks’ 4-2 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows doesn't shy away from his reputation as a pest. He made his irritating presence felt with a couple points and a couple penalty minutes for the Canucks in a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on ...

Evander Kane scores twice, Sabres beat Maple Leafs 3-1

TORONTO (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres left the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs behind in a hurry. Evander Kane scored twice, Jack Eichel had a career-high three assists and Buffalo beat Toronto 3-1 on Saturday night to hand the Maple Leafs their sixth loss in eight games. "One of our better ...

Fitzpatrick’s Jets contract voids, QB becomes free agent

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Fitz Magic has officially disappeared for the New York Jets. Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract was voided Friday, as expected, making the veteran quarterback a free agent. Fitzpatrick re-signed with the Jets last July on a one-year, $12 ...

Buffalo Bills hire Gill Byrd to coach defensive backs

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — First-year Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott has hired Gill Byrd to oversee the team's defensive backs. Byrd has 12 years of NFL coaching experience, and was a four-time All-Pro defensive back during a 10-year playing career with the San Diego Chargers (1983-92). ...

Browns hire former Buffalo assistant David Lee to coach QBs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have hired former Buffalo assistant David Lee as their quarterbacks coach. Lee spent the past two seasons with the Bills, where he helped develop Tyrod Taylor, whose future in Buffalo is unclear as the team holds an ...

NHL leads North American sports in midseason coach firings

By The Associated Press. The 38 in-season firings of an NHL coach over the past 10 years: Anaheim Ducks: Randy Carlyle, 2011(asterisk) Boston Bruins: Claude Julien, 2017(asterisk) Buffalo Sabres: Lindy Ruff, 2013 Buffalo Sabres: Ron Rolston, 2013 Carolina Hurricanes: Peter Laviolette, ...

Corey Perry scores twice in Ducks’ 5-2 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For one night at least, Corey Perry rediscovered his scoring touch in propelling the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Antoine Vermette and the Ducks were left hoping this is a sign of things to ...

The Latest: Bus driver who stranded basketball team fired

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Saint Louis University men's basketball team getting stranded after the driver of their team bus took off during their game at a western New York college (all times local): 4 p.m. The bus driver accused of leaving the Saint Louis University ...

Sabres rally in 3rd, Kane scores in OT to beat Sharks 5-4

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Booed off the ice after 40 minutes, Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres gave their fans something big to cheer about 1:05 into overtime against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. That's how much time had run off the clock when Eichel ...

NDSU’s elite softball program will be tested in restocking talent level

FARGO — The North Dakota State softball team lost so much from last season that you have to wonder if head coach Darren Mueller had trouble recognizing his team on the first day of practice. It will be major test for one of the top mid-major Division I programs in the country to see if it can ...