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Rockets shipping Melo to Bulls

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carmelo Anthony has another landing spot, but it’s only temporary. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Rockets are sending the veteran forward and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Bulls. The trade ends a short-lived saga for Anthony, who averaged 13.4 points in 10 games with the Rockets.…read more »

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Spartans stay unbeaten in Big Ten play

UNDATED (AP) — Sixth-ranked Michigan State remains the No. 1 team in the Big Ten Conference after cooling off Maryland. Cassius Winston and Kenny Goins each scored 14 points and the Spartans improved to 8-0 in the conference by stifling the 13th-ranked Terrapins, 69-55. Michigan State allowed just 34 percent shooting and limited Maryland’s top…read more »

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Bob Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network’s sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. Sandy Montag, Costas’ manager, said it was handled smoothly. “Everything in this transition was planned…read more »

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Illinois snaps 5-game skid, routs Minnesota 95-68

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Giorgi Bezhanishvili found a unique way to relay the importance of Illinois’ performance Wednesday night against Minnesota. “Ayo’s got a birthday tomorrow,” the 6-foot-9 freshman said, placing an arm around fellow freshman Ayo Dosunmu. “This was the birthday gift for him.” It was a much-needed present not only for Dosunmu, but…read more »

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Blues surprise Caps

UNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have their first three-game winning streak of the season after knocking off the defending Stanley Cup champions. Vince Dunn scored his first goal in 33 games and David Perron extended his point streak to 11 games by downing the Capitals, 4-1 in Washington. Alex Ovechkin opened the scoring…read more »

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Suspended Russell, Cubs agree at $3.4M, $200,000 raise

CHICAGO (AP) — Suspended shortstop Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs agreed Friday to a $3.4 million, one-year contract, a relatively small $200,000 raise for a player whose relationship with the team appeared strained after a domestic violence suspension. Russell accepted a 40-game suspension last October for violating baseball’s domestic violence policy following allegations made…read more »

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