3:36 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis went from injured to insurmountable; fragile to a force to be reckoned with in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 117-105 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday at Staples Center. And his performance — 28 points, 13 rebounds and 7 blocks in only 31 minutes — left his
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1:49 AM ET ESPN News Services ANAHEIM, Calif. — It was one of the best days of Pavel Francouz‘s life. Francouz finalized a $4 million, two-year contract extension with the Colorado Avalanche, and then made 26 saves to record his first NHL shutout in the team’s 1-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
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11:44 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The pilot of a helicopter that crashed into a Southern California hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, was reprimanded five years ago for flying into airspace that had reduced visibility without permission, according to a Federal Aviation Administration enforcement record. Ara Zobayan was counseled by an
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11:50 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Kyle Busch extended his NASCAR Truck Series victory record to 57 in his hometown Friday night, leading 108 of 134 laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion swept both stages and finished 5.958 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter. Busch has won seven
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11:34 PM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria trailed Italy’s Gianluca Mager 7-6 (4), 2-1 on Friday when rain forced the suspension of their Rio Open quarterfinal until Saturday. Thiem will overtake Roger Federer for the No. 3 spot in the world if he beats Mager. Mager or Thiem
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9:41 PM ET Junior middleweight world titlist Patrick Teixeira has signed an extension of his promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, the company announced on Friday. “I am very happy to re-sign with Golden Boy,” Teixeira said. “Thanks to this great promotional company, I was able to achieve my dream of becoming a world champion,
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10:24 PM ET AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has hit out at Yoel Romero‘s failure to travel to New Zealand to promote UFC 248 and promised to make the Cuban cry when the duo face off inside the Octagon in Las Vegas on March 7. Appearing on stage Saturday at Auckland’s Spark
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9:15 PM ET Associated Press John Tonelli’s No. 27 has been raised to the rafters at Nassau Coliseum, joining some of his former teammates from the New York Islanders‘ Stanley Cup dynasty. Tonelli, known as a gritty player who worked to get the puck in the corners, became the seventh player to have his number
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7:43 PM ET LAS VEGAS — Hoping to avoid a repeat of the pushing and shoving that took place between heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury at their final pre-fight news conference on Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission mandated that the big men would not be permitted to face off
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7:40 PM ET Associated Press AMHERST, N.Y. — Buffalo coach Lance Leipold has agreed to a new five-year contract for the second consecutive offseason, this time after leading the Bulls to their first bowl victory in school history. Leipold’s new contract runs through the 2024 season, extending his previous deal by one year. The deal
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8:16 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — NASCAR rolled west this week, shifting from the Daytona 500 to Las Vegas Motor Speedway without Ryan Newman. Newman’s streak of 649 consecutive races dating to 2002 will end Sunday when he misses the second race of the 2020 season as he recovers from a spectacular last-lap
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7:24 PM ET Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Bryson DeChambeau kept making so many birdies in the Mexico Championship that when he rolled in his ninth one from 45 feet, all he could do was throw his hands in the air in pure wonder. He wasn’t alone Friday in making birdies, although Rory McIlroy would
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7:01 PM ET Despite a rejection from the world’s No. 1-ranked player and without having a single player formally commit to the venture, backers of the proposed Premier Golf League are forging ahead with their idea to create a world tour that would stage limited-field tournaments with massive prize money. Andy Gardiner, a London-based director
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6:37 PM ET Houston Astros players have gotten threats “every day” since the team’s 2017-18 sign-stealing scheme came to light in recent weeks, according to outfielder Josh Reddick, who said Friday that messages he has received also targeted his family. “You just see the first things in your suggested box and it just says, ‘I
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6:31 PM ET Associated Press RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — PGA Tour rookie Viktor Hovland shot a 6-under 66 on Friday at windy Coco Beach for a share of the Puerto Rico Open lead. With most of the top players in the world at the World Golf Championship event in Mexico, the 22-year-old Norwegian eagled
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