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TORONTO — Fred VanVleet scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors took advantage of Giannis Antetokounmpo sitting out with a sore right calf to beat Milwaukee 97-93 Thursday night, ending the Bucks' winning streak at eight.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The game was long decided and the Memphis starters were relegated to cheerleaders on the bench when John Konchar got a steal and headed to the basket.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The game was long decided and the Memphis starters were relegated to cheerleaders on the bench when John Konchar got a steal and headed to the basket.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Hours into Major League Baseball's first work stoppage in 26 years, Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark presented diametrically opposed views of each side's negotiating positions that point to a lengthy lockout.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Hours into Major League Baseball's first work stoppage in 26 years, Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark presented diametrically opposed views of each side's negotiating positions that point to a lengthy lockout.

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored on a driving layup with two seconds left to give Milwaukee a 127-125 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night, the Bucks' eighth consecutive victory.

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored on a driving layup with two seconds left to give Milwaukee a 127-125 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night, the Bucks' eighth consecutive victory.

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MLB Owners Lock Out Players, 1st Work Stoppage Since 1995

IRVING, Texas — Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport's collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day.

IRVING, Texas — Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport's collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day.

Doncic, Mavericks Start Hot-Handed to Beat Pelicans 139-107

NEW ORLEANS — Luka Doncic scored 18 of his team-high 28 points in the first quarter and dished out 14 assists in 27 minutes to power the Dallas Mavericks to a 139-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.

NEW ORLEANS — Luka Doncic scored 18 of his team-high 28 points in the first quarter and dished out 14 assists in 27 minutes to power the Dallas Mavericks to a 139-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.

Former Player, Labor Lawyer Lead MLB into 9th Work Stoppage

NEW YORK — Tony Clark was a minor league prospect in the Detroit Tigers' system and Rob Manfred a junior lawyer on Major League Baseball management's legal team during the sport's last work stoppage.

NEW YORK — Tony Clark was a minor league prospect in the Detroit Tigers' system and Rob Manfred a junior lawyer on Major League Baseball management's legal team during the sport's last work stoppage.

Suns Win 17th Straight by Beating Warriors 104-96 (Highlights)

PHOENIX — Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton were all smiles at the postgame podium, reminiscing about a four-year turnaround for the Phoenix Suns that's in some ways still hard to believe.

PHOENIX — Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton were all smiles at the postgame podium, reminiscing about a four-year turnaround for the Phoenix Suns that's in some ways still hard to believe.

NYC Reaches Eastern Conference Final After Penalty Shootout (Highlights)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Sean Johnson saved Adam Buksa's attempt during a shootout and all five of Johnson's teammates scored as New York City FC advanced to its first Eastern Conference final 5-3 on penalty kicks following a 2-2 playoff draw with the New England Revolution on Tuesday night.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Sean Johnson saved Adam Buksa's attempt during a shootout and all five of Johnson's teammates scored as New York City FC advanced to its first Eastern Conference final 5-3 on penalty kicks following a 2-2 playoff draw with the New England Revolution on Tuesday night.

Celtics’ Freedom Calls Becoming US Citizen “Unforgettable”

BOSTON — Enes Freedom will now be linked forever to a word he says he fought for his entire life.

BOSTON — Enes Freedom will now be linked forever to a word he says he fought for his entire life.

Bucks Sign DeMarcus Cousins to Help with Frontcourt Depth

MILWAUKEE — DeMarcus Cousins is relishing the opportunity to try helping the Milwaukee Bucks win a second straight title, no matter what role he fills.

MILWAUKEE — DeMarcus Cousins is relishing the opportunity to try helping the Milwaukee Bucks win a second straight title, no matter what role he fills.

Streaking Bucks Rebounding from Slow Start to Season

The defending champions are beginning to look the part again.

The defending champions are beginning to look the part again.

Spurs Defeat Wizards, 116-99, for Season’s First Win Streak (Highlights)

SAN ANTONIO — It may not seem like much, but winning consecutive games proved to be an arduous step for San Antonio, one the Spurs finally accomplished on Monday night.

SAN ANTONIO — It may not seem like much, but winning consecutive games proved to be an arduous step for San Antonio, one the Spurs finally accomplished on Monday night.

Defending Champ Bucks Rout Pacers for 7th Straight Win (Highlights)

INDIANAPOLIS — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks extended their winning streak to seven, routing the Indiana Pacers 118-100 on Sunday night.

INDIANAPOLIS — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks extended their winning streak to seven, routing the Indiana Pacers 118-100 on Sunday night.

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