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There were only three NBA games scheduled Thursday.

Joe Johnson scored 26 of his 29 points in the first half to lead Brooklyn over Atlanta 127-110 in London. It was the fourth regular-season NBA game to be played in the British capital.

After reeling off five straight victories, the New York Knicks now are on a two-game losing streak. Lance Stephenson's had a career-high 28 points in Indiana's 117-89 rout of the Knicks. Paul George added 25 for the Pacers.

And it was Oklahoma City over Houston 104-92.

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The UAlbany men’s basketball team saw its two-game road winning streak come to an end after losing 62-57 to Holy Cross Wednesday night.

With 13 seconds left, Holy Cross was clinging to a 59-57 lead and had the ball out of bounds under its own basket. Center Dave Dudzinski, who is 6-foot-9 and 227-pounds shot from past the 3-point line securing the Crusaders victory.

Elsewhere, Southern Connecticut State had a 76-65 win over Saint Rose.

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In baseball, free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has reached agreement on a seven-year $153 million contract with the New York Yankees pending a physical exam. The Yankees have become increasingly pessimistic that they will be able to resign second baseman Robinson Cano.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox will also lose catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Saltalamacchia has agreed to a $21 million, three-year deal with the Miami Marlins.

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In the NBA, Brooklyn ended a five-game losing streak as Andray Blatche scored 24 points and Joe Johnson added 21 in a 102-100 win at Toronto. Paul Pierce scored 16 points and Kevin Garnett had 12 to help the 4-10 Nets avoid falling into the Atlantic Division cellar.

The Washington Wizards defeated the Lakers' 116-111, ending the Lakers’ three-game winning streak.

Meanwhile, Kobe Bryant has a target date in mind for his season debut. The Lakers guard is eyeing the team's Dec. 6 game in Sacramento as his possible return.

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In the NFL, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of Monday night's 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. As a result, the Packers fell into a three-way tie for the top spot in the NFC North with Detroit and the Bears at 5-4. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he had no exact diagnosis of Rodgers' injury.

Red Sox Pummel Tigers 20-4

Sep 5, 2013
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In baseball, the Boston Red Sox pummeled the Detroit Tigers 20-4 last night. David Ortiz hit two of Boston's eight home runs and also doubled for his 2,000th career hit. The AL East-leading Red Sox took two of three from the AL Central-leading Tigers and kept the best record in the American League.

Red Sox Crush Baltimore In Boston

Aug 28, 2013
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In baseball, two teams in the American League in the thick of things in the East met Tuesday night in Boston, and the Red Sox destroyed Baltimore 13-2. Shane Victorino led the way with two home runs and a career-high seven runs batted in.

Jake Peavy Helps Sox Stop Dodgers

Aug 26, 2013
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Checking baseball scores, Jake Peavy pitched a complete-game three-hitter and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 last night, becoming the first team to win a series from the NL West leaders in 2½ months. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Shane Victorino and Mike Napoli homered for the Red Sox.

The Rays were unable to complete a three-game sweep of the Yankees. Curtis Granderson lifted a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning as the Yanks beat Tampa Bay 3-2. Robinson Cano homered.

After Loss, Boston Tied For First With Tampa Bay

Aug 21, 2013
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In baseball, Boston has fallen into a two-way tie for first with Tampa Bay in the American League East. Marco Scutaro worked out a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to push San Francisco past the Red Sox 3-2.

In the American League, the Yankees took a pair against Toronto. Chris Stewart hit a go-ahead three-run homer to help New York rally for an 8-4 win over Toronto in the first game of a doubleheader. Robinson Cano hit his 200th homer among four hits and drove in four runs as the Yankees handed the Blue Jays their record 10th straight loss in New York.

For Rivera, An Emotional Last All-Star Game

Jul 17, 2013
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American League pitchers shut down the best of the National League and blanked the Senior Circuit 3-0 to win baseball's annual midsummer classic, the All-Star Game.

The emotional highlight was 43-year-old New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, the all-time leader with 638 career saves. Rivera, who is retiring at the end of the season, received a 90-second standing ovation from fans, teammates and opposing players when he entered the game. Rivera pitched a perfect eighth. He was named MVP.

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In baseball news, Boston's David Ortiz has passed Harold Baines to become Major League Baseball's career leader in hits by a designated hitter. Ortiz collected his 1,689th hit in his first at-bat and also homered in the Red Sox' 11-4 rout of Seattle.

The Yankees ended their three-game slide. Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, Lyle Overbay added a grand slam and the Yankees snapped out of their offensive funk with an 8-1 victory over the Royals. Fox Sports is reporting Derek Jeter will make his season debut today with the Yankees as they host Kansas City.

Celtics Hire Brad Stevens As Head Coach

Jul 4, 2013
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In the NBA, the search in Boston to replace Doc Rivers is over. The Celtics hired Butler's Brad Stevens as head coach. Stevens has spent the last six years as the head coach of Butler, twice leading the Bulldogs to the NCAA championship game.

Moving over to baseball news, pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes led off the bottom of the ninth with a homer to end Boston's 2-1 win over San Diego. Mike Carp had two hits and scored a run for Boston, which is 7-1 on its nine-game homestand.

Rodriguez Hitless In First Game Back

Jul 3, 2013
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In baseball news, Alex Rodriguez went hitless in two at-bats for the Charleston RiverDogs in his first game since left hip surgery in January.

Checking the scoreboard, the Yankees beat the Twins 7-3.  Robinson Cano homered for the third straight game and Phil Hughes gave up one run on six hits in seven innings. The Twins also gave Mariano Rivera an unusual gift. They presented Rivera a rocking chair made in part from broken bats with the inscription, "Chair of Broken Dreams."

Andrew Brown Lifts Mets In 13th To 5-4 Victory

Jul 2, 2013
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In baseball news, it was an emotional night for Arizona. The Diamondbacks wore a black arm band to honor the 19 firefighters killed this week fighting wild fires. As for the game, the Mets erased a 3-0 deficit before Andrew Brown hit a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the 13th to complete a 5-4 win over Arizona.

Well, A-Rod is set to play his first minor league game on a rehabilitation assignment. The Yankees said Monday that Rodriguez is scheduled to start tonight for Single-A Charleston in the South Atlantic League.

Ortiz Hits Three-Run Homer And Leads Sox To Victory

Jun 7, 2013
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Well, the Red Sox beat the Rangers 6-3 last night. David Ortiz hit a game-ending three-run homer, lifting the Red Sox to victory after trailing by three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury scored the tying run on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning of his first game after sitting out five straight because of a groin injury.

Elsewhere, the Yankees won 6-1 over Seattle. Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer and Mark Teixeira followed with a solo shot as part of New York's six-run third inning. Phil Hughes took a shutout into the eighth.

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May 15, 2013
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In the NBA playoffs, the Pacers have taken a 3-1 series lead on the Knicks after a 93-82 victory last night. Indiana needs one more win to reach the conference finals for the first time since 2004. Elsewhere, Tony Parker scored 25 points in leading the Spurs to a 109-91 win over Golden State and a 3-2 lead in their playoff series.

Checking NHL playoff action, Tomas Vokoun stopped 35 shots helping Pittsburgh defeat Ottawa 4-1. Game 2 is Friday in Pittsburgh. Also, Los Angeles shut out San Jose 2-0.

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May 13, 2013
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In golf news, Tiger Woods has become the fourth two-time winner of The Players Championship. Woods parred his final two holes for a 2-under-par 70 that left him 13-under for the tournament on Sunday.

In the NBA, the Warriors beat the Spurs 97-87 in overtime. Golden State and San Antonio are now locked into a best-of-3 Western Conference semifinal after splitting the first four games.  Elsewhere, the NBA has fined Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau $35,000 for comments he made about the officiating following Friday's loss to Miami.

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May 10, 2013
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In the NHL playoffs, Tomas Vokoun stopped 31 shots in his first playoff start in six years and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Thursday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. The Penguins lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is Saturday in New York. Elsewhere it was Ottawa over Montreal 6-1 and Chicago beat Minnesota 5-1. Tonight the New York Rangers take on the Capitals in Game 5. The series is tied at two games apiece.

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May 2, 2013
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In the NBA playoffs, Jeff Green scored 18 points and the Celtics cut the Knicks' lead to 3-2 with a 92-86 victory Wednesday night. Kevin Garnett netted 16 points. The Celtics will host Game 6 on Friday night, needing two victories to become the first NBA team to overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a series. Elsewhere, it was Indiana over Atlanta 106-83. Oklahoma City fell to Houston 107-100. James Harden scored 31 points. Kevin Durant had a game-high 36 points.

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Apr 17, 2013
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The victims of the Boston Marathon bombings were remembered throughout the sports world last night. The Red Sox and Indians wore black armbands in Cleveland, while several teams including the Yankees played the Fenway Park favorite "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond. Furthermore, the Celtics postponed their game against Indiana and in the NHL the Bruins game was also postponed.

Checking baseball news, Boston used a seven-run second inning to rip the Indians 7-2. Mike Napoli capped the rally with a three-run double, one day after his walk-off double against Tampa Bay.

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Apr 10, 2013
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Checking news on the ice, the United States beat Canada 3-2 in the gold medal game of the women's world hockey championship.

In the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, Connecticut made it look easy in the Big Easy.

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Apr 9, 2013
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After all the upsets in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the top overall seed has captured the championship. Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76. Teammate Kevin Ware was the last Louisville player to cut down the nets just over a week after he suffered a broken leg in the game against Duke. The Wolverines appeared to have the game in control after Tim Hardaway Jr.'s layup put them ahead 35-23 with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the first half. But the Cardinals led by as many as 10 in the second half en route to their first championship since 1986.