Author: The Associated Press

Westbrook’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Thunder past Kings

Russell Westbrook had a harder time trying to figure out the official score sheet than getting free for a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Westbrook made a 3-pointer off an inbounds pass as time expired, lifting the Thunder to a 110-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. ”Got to

Jon Gillies makes 35 saves, Flames beat Coyotes 5-2

Jon Gillies looked a bit foolish when he lost sight of the puck at his feet and turned the wrong way as Derek Stepan tucked in a first-minute goal. ”I don’t think you say, ‘Oh, boy,”’ the Calgary rookie said. Gillies rebounded to make 35 saves in his first NHL start of

Wizards hold off LeBron, new-look Cavaliers 110-103

Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie the sneakers of one of Cleveland’s new players, and the Washington Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look Cavaliers 110-103 on Thursday night. The Wizards nearly blew a late 11-point lead as

Cubs C Contreras looking for big year

Willson Contreras was on his way to a huge season last year when he got hurt. The 25-year-old Contreras hit .274 with 21 homers and 74 RBIs last year, helping the Chicago Cubs win the NL Central for the second straight season. ”I can’t tell you I’ve noticed anything different except

Perez in the mix at 2B for Brewers

Hernan Perez is going to play somewhere at some point. With Milwaukee adding outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich over the winter, It looks as if Perez might see a drop-off in playing time. The 26-year-old Perez started at seven different po…

Drury hopes to launch Yankees career after remaking swing

After watching J.D. Martinez transform into one of baseball’s most powerful sluggers, Brandon Drury decided his career could lift off with some of that long-ball technique. A 25-year-old who made his big league debut three years ago, Drury hit .267 with 13 homers and 63 RBIs last year in his second