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In the NBA, Golden State topped Boston 106-101, Indiana bested Philadelphia 94-74, Portland won against Sacramento 110-99, Oklahoma City defeated the Lakers 108-101, New Orleans beat Denver 99-92, Houston bested Cleveland in overtime 105-103, the Clippers topped Chicago 96-86, and it was Charlotte over Orlando 98-83.

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In the NFL, the Bills forced four turnovers in their 37-14 win over the Jets in Buffalo.

Elsewhere, the New York Giants allowed just 55 rushing yards and kept Green Bay out of the end zone until the fourth quarter of a 27-13 win against the Packers.

The Kansas City Chiefs become the last NFL team to suffer a loss this season, and their hold on first place in the AFC West also evaporated with a 27-17 loss to the Broncos in Denver.

Murray Takes Wimbledon Ending 77-Year British Wait

Jul 8, 2013
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In tennis news, the 77-year British drought is over. Andy Murray became the first British male since Fred Perry in 1936 to win Wimbledon yesterday.

Last year Murray was defeated by seven-time champ Roger Federer. The second-seeded Murray needed three hours and nine minutes to complete a 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 triumph over Novak Djokovic.

Checking baseball scores, Jered Weaver outdueled John Lackey and the Angels blanked Boston 3-0. Mike Trout and Hank Conger homered to help Weaver improve to 3-4.

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Well, the Yankees had another good day.

Chris Stewart had a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and David Phelps matched efforts with Felix Hernandez for six innings to help the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Sunday.

The Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-5. David Ortiz hit a three-run home run.

Elsewhere in the American League, It was Texas over Toronto 6-4. Detroit passed Cleveland 4-1. Baltimore beat Tampa Bay 10-7. Kansas City blanked Houston 2-0 and the White Sox doubled up Oakland 4-2.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Feb 25, 2013
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Yesterday was a big day for Nascar as Jimmie Johnson snatched the lead position, winning his second Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second and Danica Patrick, who began the race as the first female pole sitter, finished in eighth-place.

There were several crashes but none approached the magnitude of the wreck that injured more than two dozen fans a day earlier in a second-tier race on the same track.