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Scores & Schedules

February 26, 2015 08:07 GMT

NBA

Wednesday's Games

Miami 93, Orlando 90, OT

Atlanta 104, Dallas 87

Boston 115, New York 94

New Orleans 102, Brooklyn 96

Charlotte 98, Chicago 86

Milwaukee 104, Philadelphia 88

Minnesota 97, Washington 77

Houston 110, L.A. Clippers 105

Phoenix 110, Denver 96

L.A. Lakers 100, Utah 97

Sacramento 102, Memphis 90

Portland 111, San Antonio 95

Thursday's Games

Golden State at Cleveland, 8 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Wednesday's Games

Calgary 3, New Jersey 1

Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3

Ottawa 3, Anaheim 0

Thursday's Games

Vancouver at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Arizona at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Nashville, 8:30 p.m.

Ottawa at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Ohio Sports News

Last Update on February 27, 2015 06:47 GMT

WARRIORS-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 110-99 on Thursday night for their 18th victory in 20 games.

James added 11 rebounds, outplaying fellow MVP candidate Stephen Curry and leading Cleveland past the team with the NBA's best record for its 11th straight home victory.

Curry scored 18 points, but had only six after the first quarter and was 5 of 17 from the field. David Lee led Golden State (44-11) with 19 points.

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, who scored 24 points, left the game in the third quarter with an injury to his left shoulder, but returned early in the fourth.

Kevin Love added 16 points for the Cavaliers.

CAVALIERS-IRVING

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kyrie Irving will have an MRI on his left shoulder Friday and the Cleveland Cavaliers say the All-Star guard is doubtful for their game at Indiana.

Irving did not travel with the Cavaliers to Indiana following their 110-99 victory over Golden State on Thursday. He scored 24 points, returning in the fourth quarter after getting hurt in the third.

The Cavaliers say Irving's status will be updated as appropriate.

CANADIENS-BLUE JACKETS

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Carey Price made 25 saves to extend his franchise-best road winning streak to 10 games, P.K Subban had a goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Thursday night.

Rookie Jacob De La Rose scored twice, Andrei Markov had a goal and an assist, and Max Pacioretty also scored to help Montreal get its seventh win in 10 games and 11th in the last 13 on the road.

Brandon Dubinksy and Marko Dano scored for Columbus, and David Savard had two assists. Curtis McElhinney finished with 22 saves as the Blue Jackets lost their fourth straight.

Columbus, which leads the league in man games lost to injuries, lost Dubinksy right after his goal and he did not return.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Carey Price made 25 saves to extend his franchise-best road winning streak to 10 games, P.K Subban had a goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Thursday night.

Rookie Jacob De La Rose scored twice, Andrei Markov had a goal and an assist, and Max Pacioretty also scored to help Montreal get its seventh win in 10 games and 11th in the last 13 on the road.

Brandon Dubinksy and Marko Dano scored for Columbus, and David Savard had two assists. Curtis McElhinney finished with 22 saves as the Blue Jackets lost their fourth straight.

Columbus, which leads the league in man games lost to injuries, lost Dubinksy right after his goal and he did not return.

BLUE JACKETS-MAPLE LEAFS TRADE

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired right wing David Clarkson from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for right wing Nathan Horton.

Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the deal Thursday night.

The 29-year-old Horton, a prized signing two years ago, has not played for the Blue Jackets all season because of a degenerative condition in his back. He has 203 goals and 218 assists in 627 NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers.

The 30-year-old Clarkson has 10 goals and five assists in 58 games this season. He has 112 goals and 84 assists in 544 NHL games with the Maple Leafs and New Jersey.

BLUE JACKETS-BLUES TRADE

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded right wing Adam Cracknell to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for future considerations.

The 29-year-old Cracknell had an assist and two penalty minutes in 17 games with the Blue Jackets, also playing 18 games in the American Hockey League. Claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 7 after a stint with the Blues, he was frequently a healthy scratch for the Blue Jackets.

Cracknell, a native of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, has appeared in 82 career NHL games with Columbus and St. Louis, totaling six goals and 11 assists.

NEBRASKA-OHIO ST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jae'Sean Tate scored a career-high 22 points, Sam Thompson added 15 and Shannon Scott 13 to lead Ohio State past Nebraska 81-57 on Thursday night, the Cornhuskers' sixth loss in a row.

D'Angelo Russell had 11 points and six assists before leaving with leg cramps for the Buckeyes (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten), who had lost their last two.

Tarin Smith had 13 points, Terran Petteway 12 and David Rivers 10 for Nebraska (13-15, 5-11), which fell to 0-8 in conference road games. The Cornhuskers haven't won since beating Northwestern 76-60 on Feb. 3.

Tate, who also had seven rebounds, ended up 8 of 9 from the field, missing one of his two 3-point attempts. The freshman's previous career high was 20 against Rutgers.

Scott also had six assists.

MILWAUKEE-WRIGHT ST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- J.J. Panoske drilled a 3-pointer with :04 left to lift Milwaukee to a 61-58 win over Wright State Thursday night.

Steve McWhorter hit a pair of free throws with 3:43 left to give Milwaukee a 58-51 lead, but Wright State rallied. Chrishawn Hopkins converted a pair of free throws and Michael Karena got to the basket for a layup to make it 58-55 with 2:29 left. Justin Mitchell tacked on a free throw and Hopkins hit the second of two free throws to make it 58-57 and Karena hit the second of two free throws with :22 left to tie the game.

Matt Tiby scored 24 points to lead the Panthers (13-16, 8-7 Horizon), but was the lone scorer to reach double figures.

Karena finished with 15 points to lead Wright State (11-18, 3-12), which now has lost 11 of its last 12 games.

CAVALIERS-LEBRON'S SON

UNDATED (AP) -- LeBron James says there are colleges recruiting his 10-year-old son, and the superstar isn't happy about it.

James told a Detroit radio station this week that his son, LeBron Jr., has already received scholarship offers. James did not specify which schools have contacted the youngster, but feels any such courtship "should be a violation. You shouldn't be recruiting 10-year-old kids."

James has been through the recruiting frenzy before. At Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, James was the most sought-after prep player in the country. He bypassed college and went straight to the pros as an 18-year-old.

James is highly protective of his three children, and the 30-year-old intends to let LeBron Jr. enjoy his childhood.

On Wednesday, before the Cavs hosted Golden State, James said his oldest son loves to play basketball, video games and doing his homework. James says: "Let him be a kid."

National Sports News

Last Update on February 27, 2015 04:35 GMT

NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The Montreal Canadiens have padded their lead in the NHL's Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division races. Meanwhile, the New York Rangers have pulled into a first-place tie with the New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.

Max Pacioretty's (pash-uh-REH'-teez) 30th goal of the season was the game-winner in the Canadiens' 5-2 verdict over the Blue Jackets in Columbus. Pacioretty capped a three-goal first period in which P.K. Subban (SOO'-ban) and Andrei Markov each had a goal and an assist. Jacob de la Rose added his first NHL goal and Carey Price stopped 25 shots as Montreal picked up its third straight win to move five points ahead of Tampa Bay in the Atlantic Division.

Both the Rangers and Isles are three points behind the East-leading Canadiens after Lee Stempniak (STEHMP'-nee-ak) scored with 2:14 remaining to give the Blueshirts a 4-3 comeback win over Arizona. The Coyotes led 3-1 in the second period until Stempniak notched the first of his two goals.

Chris Kreider also scored twice for the Rangers, who have two games in hand on the Islanders after improving to 11-1-2 in their last 14 contests.

Elsewhere on NHL ice:

-- Torrey Mitchell's second goal of the night was the game-winner with 8:17 remaining in Buffalo's 6-3 win over Vancouver. Brian Gionta (jee-AHN'-tah) had a goal and two assists as the Sabres kept the Canucks 10 points behind the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks.

-- Chicago completed a home-and-home sweep of Florida as Cory Crawford stopped 20 shots in a 3-0 win over the Panthers. Brandon Saad (sahd) had a goal and an assist in the Blackhawks' first game since losing leading scorer Patrick Kane to a broken collarbone.

-- Philadelphia remains four points out of a playoff berth after Jonathan Bernier (BURN'-yay) stopped 47 shots in Toronto's 3-2 triumph against the Flyers. Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist, and Dion Phaneuf (fah-NOOF') scored the game-winner in his return to the lineup after missing a month with a hand injury.

NHL-TRADES

UNDATED (AP) -- One of the NHL's all-time leading scorers is on the move.

The Florida Panthers have acquired veteran forward Jaromir Jagr (YAH'-roh-meer YAH'-gur) from the New Jersey Devils for a second-round pick in this year's draft and a conditional third-rounder in 2016. Jagr is fifth in NHL history with 1,784 points and sixth with 716 goals, one behind Phil Esposito. Jagr has scored 11 goals and 29 points in 59 games this season.

Also, the Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired right wing David Clarkson from the Toronto Maple Leafs for right wing Nathan Horton. Clarkson has 10 goals and 15 points in 58 games this season. Horton hasn't played this season because of a degenerative condition in his back.

NBA-BULLS-ROSE

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls say Derrick Rose will have surgery Friday to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. The organization sounded upbeat Thursday that the procedure won't prevent the star point-guard from suiting up again this season.

The 2011 NBA MVP played in only 10 games last season before having surgery for a similar injury in November 2013. He was averaging 18 points and five assists when he was diagnosed with the latest injury on Tuesday.

NBA-PACERS-GEORGE

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Pacers two-time All-Star forward Paul George has finished his first full practice since his compound fracture of his right leg. It's still unclear when George will play in games, and neither George nor coach Frank Vogel would give a timetable for that. George says his leg feels good, and he hopes to return this season.

NBA-KINGS-COLLISON

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison will be out at least another month after he undergoes surgery on Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury. Collison has missed the past seven games with what the team said was a strained right hip flexor. He is averaging a career-high 16.1 points to go with 5.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds.

T25-LOUISVILLE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Former Louisville guard Chris Jones has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and sodomy, days after being dismissed from the team. It's the latest turn over eight tumultuous days for Jones, who was dismissed from the team Sunday. That came three days after he was reinstated following a one-game suspension on Feb. 17 for violating an unspecified team rule. Coach Rick Pitino (pih-TEE'-noh) said Jones returned to the team after meeting unspecified conditions for reinstatement.

University police say the allegations involved two women, and the rape is said to have occurred on Saturday at a private apartment off campus. That was the same day Jones made his return and scored 17 points in a victory over Miami before his dismissal was announced a day later.

Two others are charged in the alleged attack on the second woman.

NFL-VIKINGS-PETERSON

UNDATED (AP) -- Adrian Peterson is a step closer to playing in the NFL again after a federal judge cleared the way for the Minnesota Vikings running back to be reinstated.

U.S. District Judge David Doty has ruled that an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in Peterson's child abuse case that shook the league. The league suspended Peterson through at least April 15 under its personal conduct policy.

NFL-JAGUARS-BLACKMON

UNDATED (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran cornerback Will Blackmon, who played eight games last season before a finger injury that landed him on injured reserve. He finished with 28 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. Blackmon has played eight years in the league, spending time with Green Bay, the New York Giants and Seattle.

Also in the NFL:

-- The Kansas City Chiefs have waived veteran tight end Anthony Fasano, who had 25 receptions for 253 yards and four touchdowns last season. The move frees up about $2 million in salary cap space as the Chiefs try to retain All-Pro linebacker Justin Houston.

-- The Atlanta Falcons have released running back Steven Jackson, who led the team with 707 yards rushing and six touchdowns last season, but averaged only 3.7 yards per carry.

-- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has agreed to a one-year contract extension.

MLB-BREWERS-RODRIGUEZ

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers are keeping their closer.

A person familiar with the agreement says the Brewers will re-sign free-agent closer Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year, $13 million contract.

The 33-year-old Rodriguez revived his career last season by converting 44 of 49 save opportunities while going 5-5 with a 3.04 ERA. The move solidifies a bullpen in which presumed closer Jonathan Broxton now figures to move back into a setup role.

MLB-CARDINALS-WAINWRIGHT

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Wainwright has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain, but the St. Louis ace could be available to pitch the team's opener at Wrigley Field on April 5.

Wainwright strained the muscle on Monday while putting a 45-pound weight back on a rack. He walked off a practice field Tuesday following the team's stretch, returned to St. Louis on Wednesday and was examined by Dr. Michael Brunt on Thursday.

MLB-BLUE JAYS

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders won't be able to play until the All-Star break after stepping on a sprinkler while shagging fly balls and tearing cartilage in his left knee. Saunders said he felt a pop after stepping on a sprinkler head Wednesday while going for a ball at the team's training facility.

The 28-year-old was acquired by the Blue Jays in December from Seattle for pitcher J.A. Happ and was projected to be a starter. Saunders hit .273 with eight home runs and 34 RBIs in 78 games with the Mariners last season.

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