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Last Update on March 02, 2015 06:34 GMT


HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden scored 33 points for Houston and Cleveland star LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cavaliers on Sunday.

James hit a 3-pointer with 43.5 seconds left to get Cleveland within one. Harden and James got tangled up on Houston's next possession, but no foul was called and the shot clock expired.

James drove into the lane and was fouled by Josh Smith, but he missed both free throws to finish 3 for 11 at the line. Harden, who had his 26th 30-point game this season, added a free throw and Cleveland missed a 3 at the buzzer.

James finished with 37 points in his return after missing Friday's game for rest.


PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Evgeni Malkin scored twice and added an assist and Pittsburgh's revived power play dominated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3 on Sunday night.

David Perron, Steve Downie and Derrick Pouliot also scored for the Penguins, who have won four straight. Sidney Crosby picked up two assists and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 shots as Pittsburgh sent the Blue Jackets to their sixth straight defeat.

Pittsburgh went 3 of 6 with the man advantage, scoring all three goals during a dynamic second period.

Curtis McElhinney made 36 saves for the Blue Jackets. James Wisniewski, Ryan Johansen and Nick Foligno scored for the short-handed Blue Jackets, who had no answer when Malkin got rolling.

The former MVP has five goals and six assists in his last five games.

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Last Update on March 02, 2015 15:48 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- This is the final day for NFL teams to designate franchise or transition players. Teams had two weeks to use the franchise tag to avoid having a player hit the free agent market. The tag is for one year and guarantees the player a salary based on the five-year average cap percentage for the tag at every position. For example a quarterback tagged this year as a franchise player would get a contract calling for $18.51 million.

Only four players were tagged last year after eight the previous year. A record 21 players were tagged in 2012.


UNDATED (AP) -- The NHL trade deadline is today. There was a flurry of trades over the weekend including one late Sunday night between the Lightning and Flyers. In that deal Philadelphia traded defenseman Braydon Coburn to Tampa Bay for defenseman Radko Gudas (GOO'-duhs) and draft picks. The Flyers also will acquire first- and third-round picks in the 2015 draft.


UNDATED (AP) -- Two of the top teams in the NHL are facing off tonight in New York as the Rangers entertain the Predators. Nashville starts the day with the most points in the league with 89, sitting in first place in the Western Conference and the Central Division. The Rangers are third in the East with 82 and just two points back of Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.

Montreal is the top team in the East with 87 points, and tonight the Canadiens are playing in San Jose. The Sharks are having a down year as they are five points out of the second and final playoff berth in the West.

The final game has Carolina playing the Blackhawks in Chicago.


UNDATED (AP) -- There are five games this evening in the NBA. In Dallas, the Mavericks are taking on the Pelicans in a Southwest Division battle. The Southwest is the only division in the NBA in which every team has a winning record. The last place Pelicans, if they were in the Eastern Conference, would be tied for the sixth seed instead of out of the current playoff picture in the West with a record of 32-27.

Atlantic Division leader Toronto has dropped five straight and is in Philadelphia tonight, while Phoenix plays at Miami, league-leader Golden State continues its eastern road trip with a stop in Brooklyn, and the Clippers are at Minnesota.


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