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NBA roundup: Tempers flare as Rockets down Lakers

James Harden scored 36 points, and Chris Paul added 28 points with 10 assists as the Houston Rockets spoiled LeBron James' home opener with the Los Angeles Lakers by earning a high-intensity 124-115 victory Saturday night. Read More


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Dodgers power past Brewers to return to World Series

MILWAUKEE -- Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger acknowledged feeling "ice cold" late Saturday night. More »


NBA - Lakers' early struggles are normal, says James

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers' new forward LeBron James said he was not disappointed with the defeats in the first two games and the early struggles were normal for a side that overhauled their roster in the offseason to bring in the league's best player. More »


Golf: Koepka to become new world No. 1 after CJ Cup win

SEOUL (Reuters) - Brooks Koepka will become world number one for the first time on Monday after the American fended off a game Gary Woodland to earn a four-stroke victory at the PGA Tour's CJ Cup in South Korea. More »


NHL roundup: Skinner's hat trick leads Sabres in rout

Jeff Skinner earned a hat trick, and goaltender Linus Ullmark made 19 saves as the visiting Buffalo Sabres cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday afternoon. More »


NFL notebook: Gronk's chances of playing Sunday look grim

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, the team announced Saturday evening. More »


MLB notebook: Sale blames belly ring for illness

If you believe Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale, he already has a ring. A bellybutton ring. More »


Top 25 roundup: Purdue pummels No. 2 Ohio State

David Blough threw for two touchdowns in the first half, and D.J. Knox ran for three in the second as Purdue upset No. 2 Ohio State 49-20 at West Lafayette, Ind. More »


Motorcycling: Marquez clinches fifth MotoGP title with victory in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Spain's Marc Marquez wrapped up his third straight MotoGP championship with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday after title rival Andrea Dovizioso fell on the penultimate lap while trying to find a way past the Honda rider. More »


NASCAR notebook: Ford leaving Toyota in dust so far at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Playoff driver Joey Logano bucked conventional wisdom with his pole-winning run in Friday's knockout qualifying session for Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). More »


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