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Oct 19

Fournier, Magic hold off Heat 116-109 in opener

Evan Fournier scored 23 points, Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and 13 rebounds and the Orlando Magic held off the Miami Heat 116-109 in their season opener Wednesday night. Fournier stalled the Heat’s rally by scoring seven points in the final 2:27, including a driving basket with 30 seconds left.

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Oct 19

Revamped Pacers rely on new faces to cut down Nets 140-131

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 22 points in his Indiana debut, Darren Collison added 21 points and 11 assists in his return to Indianapolis, and the Pacers held off the Brooklyn Nets 140-131 on Wednesday night in their season opener.

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Oct 19

John Wall scores 28 points, Wizards hold on to beat 76ers

John Wall scored 28 points, Bradley Beal rebounded from a rough start to add 25 and the Washington Wizards spoiled the NBA debuts of top picks Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 120-115 on Wednesday night. The Sixers cut …

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Oct 19

Harris-led Pistons beat Hornets 102-90 in return downtown

Tobias Harris scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter, helping the Detroit Pistons celebrate their return downtown with a 102-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. The Pistons and Hornets opened the season in Little Caesars…

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Oct 19

Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 on Wednesday for a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series. Gary Sanchez hit an RBI single …

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Oct 19

Former cornerback not bitter at Titans now he’s with Browns

The Tennessee Titans released cornerback Jason McCourty in April to avoid paying the veteran $7 million and to get younger in their secondary. Now they get to see him again with McCourty proving he’s not done yet. The Titans (3-3) visit the winless Browns in Cleveland, and McCourty already has

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Oct 18

Jets’ Powell, Wilkerson, Anderson sit out practice

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Bilal Powell, defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson and wide receiver Robby Anderson all sat out practice with injuries.

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Oct 18

Packers QB Brett Hundley prepares for 1st NFL start

Brett Hundley is getting more reps at Green Bay Packers practice and answering a lot more questions from reporters in the locker room. Life has changed for Hundley since starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a right collarbone injury. Hun…

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Oct 18

Rookie C.J. Beathard ready to take over as 49ers starting QB

After opening the season with six straight losses, the San Francisco 49ers have turned over the reins of the offense to rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard. Beathard’s performance over these next 10 weeks could play a big part in determining whether the rebuilding 49ers view Beathard as a foundation

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Oct 18

Brady thinks Patriots’ offense has room to grow

Tom Brady’s expectations for himself have been high from the moment he made his first NFL start back in 2001. It reached its latest high watermark this past February when he became the most-decorated Super Bowl quarterback in NFL history, after leading the Patriots to a historic comeback win over

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Oct 18

Bears lean heavily to the run to protect rookie quarterback

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Tribusky doesn’t care if his offense continues playing it safe – as long as it’s in a victory. ”As a quarterback, you want to be throwing the ball, but as a competitor and leader of this team, you’re going to do whatever it takes to win,”

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Oct 18

Winston limited, Bucs prepare Fitzpatrick to face Bills

Backup Ryan Fitzpatrick worked with the first-team offense in preparation for the Bills (3-2), who have the NFL’s stingiest scoring defense. ”He’s limited,” coach Dirk Koetter said of Winston, who was injured less than six minutes into last Sunday’s 38-33 loss to the Arizona

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Oct 18

Matt Ryan looks to snap out of slump in Super Bowl rematch

Matt Ryan can’t seem to shake his Super Bowl hangover. Not that Ryan needed it, but it’s certainly a reminder of how much changed since the fateful second half in Houston. ”We obviously haven’t played as well as we’re capable of through five games,” the Falcons quarterback

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Oct 18

Shane Ray, Jake Butt make ’17 debut at Broncos practice

Amid all the handwringing over their meltdown against the New York Giants, the Denver Broncos got a booster shot Wednesday when outside linebacker Shane Ray and rookie tight end Jake Butt participated in practice. It was Ray’s first practice since he broke his left wrist in late July, and Butt’

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Oct 18

The big screen: Vikings make use of old-fashioned pass play

The Minnesota Vikings made all kinds of changes to their offense this season, from new linemen to new blocking strategies to a new backup quarterback. One of the biggest goals was to establish more balance, both in terms of run-pass ratios and the abi…

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Oct 18

Bills starter Tyrod Taylor acknowledges he can play better

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor doesn’t need to hear from his detractors to realize his share of shortcomings. ”Right now as a team we sit 3-2,” Taylor said. For Taylor and the Bills, coming out of their bye week, that process begins Sunday, when Buffalo hosts Tampa Bay (2-3).

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