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Magic beat Bulls 113-98, still hoping to finish as high as No. 2 in the East

DICK SCANLON Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With a week left in the regular season, the Orlando Magic could still finish anywhere between second place and eighth in the Eastern Conference. Paolo Banchero scored 24 points, Jalen Suggs added 19 and the Magic kept up their playoff ...

Pirates continue hot start beat Orioles 3-2

By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Baltimore Orioles shortstop Gunnar Henderson made a diving stop near second base on Edward Oliveras' grounder in a try for a game-ending double play, then threw wildly past first for an error as two runs scored and gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-2 ...

O’Reilly’s shootout goal lifts Predators past the Devils 3-2

By EVERETT MERRILL Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly scored the deciding shootout goal to lift the Nashville Predators over the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Sunday night. Roman Josi and Luke Evangelista scored for the Predators, and Filip Forsberg and O'Reilly each had two ...

Brunson scores 43 as Knicks rally in 2nd half to beat slumping Bucks 122-109

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jalen Brunson had trouble explaining just why he's always so productive against the Milwaukee Bucks. It's about the only time the New York Knicks guard struggled Sunday on a night when he flustered the Bucks once again. Brunson scored ...

MASTERS ’24: A capsule look at Masters from 5 to 75 years ago

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A capsule look at some of the anniversaries this year at the Masters: 75 years ago (1949) Sam Snead not only won the first of his three Masters, he won the first green jacket ever presented to a Masters champion. The previous champions ...

Bhatia birdies final 2 holes for a 4-shot lead in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Akshay Bhatia wrote a reminder on his wrist Saturday before the third round of the Valero Texas Open to "Race My Race." The idea was to not worry about anything but his own golf, and that gave the rest of the field plenty to worry about. Bhatia birdied his last two holes ...