Jazz add to Heat woes, top Miami 105-87

Miami Heat's Chris Andersen (11) defends against Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward (20) as he attempts to go to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

MIAMI (AP) — The final shot of the night was from Alec Burks, who took a 3-pointer even as Mario Chalmers appeared to hit him on the arm.


Grizzlies outlast Spurs 117-116 in 3 overtimes

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, right, shoots against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies ended years of frustration in San Antonio, and had to play late into the night to do it.

49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Ray McDonald sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Northern California authorities are investigating 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault. San Jose Police Department Sgt. Heather Randol said Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, that detectives searched McDonald's San Jose home. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)


Track coach Drummond gets 8-year doping suspension

FILE - In this July 15, 2008, file photo, track coach Jon Drummond carries starters blocks to set up for a workout in Arlington, Texas. Drummond received an eight-year doping ban after arbitrators found he possessed, trafficked, administered and assisted in the use and cover-up of banned substances. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced the ban Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2104. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

DENVER (AP) — Over an angst-filled summer of 2012, track coach Jon Drummond and his ailing star sprinter, Tyson Gay, wrestled with whether Gay should use a mysterious medicine that might help him r

Pelicans edge Jazz 119-111

New Orleans Pelicans forward Tyreke Evans (1) drives to the basket against Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans needed only eight dominant minutes to undo more than three quarters of superb basketball by the hapless Utah Jazz.

Warriors’ 16-game win streak stopped by Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies players Beno Udrih (19), Jon Leuer (30), Kosta Koufos (41), Tayshaun Prince (21) and Vince Carter (15) play in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A big boost from the very deep Memphis bench put a stop to the Golden State Warriors’ 16-game winning streak.

Tarasenko scores 3 in Blues’ comeback win over LA

St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, is congratulated by teammate Kevin Shattenkirk, left, after scoring his second goal of an NHL hockey game during the third period against the Los Angeles Kings, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in St. Louis. Tarasenko scored a third goal later in the period to help the Blues to a 5-2 victory. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock has noticed something about Vladimir Tarasenko in the young Russian forward’s first few NHL seasons.

Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2009, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reads a statement to the media alongside Yankees general manager Brian Cashman after arriving at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Alex Rodriguez isn't yet at the weight the New York Yankees want him to be at when he reports to spring training in two months. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Matthew Krause, the team's strength and conditioning coordinator, visited A-Rod on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter


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