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De’Aaron Fox hits game-winner in Kings-Wizards

The Kings made two shots in the final 9:30. Thankfully for Sacramento, one was De’Aaron Fox‘s game-winner. That gave the Kings a 121-119 win over the Wizards on Wednesday in a matchup of teams trying to climb into play-in position. Though the decision is far more complex, Fox’s jumper falling nudges Sacramento toward standing pat […]

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Heat reportedly finalizing trade to acquire Trevor Ariza for Meyers Leonard, pick

Trevor Ariza has got what he wanted — he is on his way to a potential contender in the Miami Heat. Ariza used Andre Iguodala‘s playbook from last season in Memphis, being on the Oklahoma City roster but away from the team all season awaiting a trade. As was rumored the last 24 hours, the […]

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Report: Rockets trading P.J. Tucker to Bucks

The big knock on the Bucks the last two seasons: They were too stylistically inflexible to adjust through a deep playoff run. Meanwhile, the Rockets stood out for their versatility. Though James Harden and Chris Paul/Russell Westbrook drew most attention, P.J. Tucker was absolutely critical to Houston’s small-ball identity. Now, the Bucks hope Tucker will […]

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Aaron Boone feels ‘awesome’ after getting pacemaker

TAMPA, Fla. — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone is into his second full week on the bench after having a pacemaker inserted and says he’s feeling “awesome.” Boone had the procedure done at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, on March 3 and was back on the job after missing just three games. “Just […]

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Stephen Strasburg leaves start early with leg issue

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg left his second spring training start in the third inning Sunday because of a problem with his left calf that he called “nothing major.” The 2019 World Series MVP, whose 2020 season was cut to just five innings because he needed carpal tunnel surgery on […]

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Rangers slugger Joey Gallo lowers launch and is still going deep

Joey Gallo got to spring training trying to lower the launch angle of his swing, straighten his posture in the box and hit more line drives. The 6-foot-5 Texas Rangers slugger isn’t worried about trying to hit home runs. The long balls have still come, with five homers in his first 14 at-bats. “I’m really […]

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Yankees’ Zack Britton has elbow surgery, likely out until May

TAMPA, Fla. — New York Yankees left-hander Zack Britton had surgery to remove a bone chip from his pitching elbow. The reliever is likely to be out until at least May and perhaps until summer. The team has not specified a timeframe. Yankees head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad operated at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. “Want […]