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Bucks begin rugged post-break schedule vs. Raptors

TORONTO — The Milwaukee Bucks start a stretch of games Friday night that will give them a better idea of how good they are. The Bucks (32-25) are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference and their first game after the NBA All-Star Game break will be a…

NHL roundup: Panthers earn emotional win over Caps

Vincent Trocheck scored a power-play goal with 18.7 seconds left as the emotional Florida Panthers rallied to defeat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday in Sunrise, Fla. Maxim Mamin and Nick Bjugstad also scored for the Panthers. Maxim’s goal was the first of his career, and it came in his

Clippers try to continue mastery of Suns

Devin Booker can hit the 3. As it is, the Suns (18-41) will attempt to reverse other trends when they play host to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, the second of a back-to-back set for the Clippers after a 134-127 loss at Golden State. The Suns lo…

Mets’ 100-mph flamethrower has one obstacle to reach majors

PORT ST. LUCIE — Come this weekend, Mets fans will get a close look at right-hander Gerson Bautista at First Data Field. Watch fast. Bautista, 22, is the Next Generation flamethrower. Last season in Single-A ball he had the third-highest fastball veloc…