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Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks to miss Philadelphia 76ers game with knee soreness

The Milwaukee Bucks have listed All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo as out for Saturday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers because of right knee soreness. Antetokounmpo will be missing his third game this season with the same ailment, having sat out a Nov. 22 contest at Phoenix and a Dec. 23 matchup in Charlotte. Named an Eastern Conference starter for next month’s All-Star Game, Antetokounmpo is second in league scoring with 28.2 points per game to go along with 10.1 rebounds per tilt. Bucks backup point guard Malcolm Brogdon is also…

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Madison Keys wins in straight sets, advances to 4th round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Madison Keys is through to the fourth round of the Australian Open after starting Saturday’s program on Margaret Court Arena with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ana Bogdan. The 17th-seeded Keys, who lost in the US Open final last year to Sloane Stephens, saved three break points serving for the match, finally clinching it on her first match point when Bogdan netted a backhand. Keys will next play the winner of Saturday’s later match between Aliaksandra Sasnovich and eighth-seeded Caroline Garcia. The big match Saturday had the…

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Dana White says ‘no update’ on Conor McGregor; Tony Ferguson-Khabib Nurmagomedov winner will be ‘undisputed champion’

BOSTON — A UFC news conference on Friday was supposed to bring some clarity to its lightweight division. Ultimately, it did not. Speaking to reporters inside TD Garden, UFC president Dana White said a lightweight matchup between interim champion Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, scheduled for UFC 223 on April 7 in Brooklyn, New York, would be for the “undisputed” title. Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk will run it back at UFC 223 in April, just five months after Namajunas pulled off a stunning upset to capture the strawweight championship….

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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton donates $25,000 to ‘What You Give Will Grow’ charity of punter Thomas Morstead

METAIRIE, La. — Sean Payton deserves a hearty “Skol” clap for his latest gesture. The New Orleans Saints coach took a mocking offer of a free couch from a Minnesota furniture company (so he could watch Sunday’s NFC Championship Game from home) and turned it into a positive with a $25,000 donation on Friday. He tweeted that the couch would be donated to Children’s Minnesota. Ok, enough already. I want the couch! But it’s to be donated to @childrensmn along with 25k via @thomasmorstead foundation. Pulling for Zim and @Vikings.#Skol#recovering…

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Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year. The Tampa Bay Times reported that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star died from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor when he crashed his personal plane into the Gulf of Mexico near New Port Richey on Nov. 7. The National Transportation…

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Andrew Landry tops crowded CareerBuilder Challenge leaderboard

LA QUINTA, Calif. — CareerBuilder Challenge leader Andrew Landry was quick to point out the windy forecast. After two perfect days for scoring, wind at 15-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph was expected Saturday with the temperature only reaching the mid-60s after coming close to 80 on Friday. And Landry and five others in the top nine were headed up the hill to PGA West’s once-feared, Pete Dye-designed Stadium Course for the weekend. “It’s going to be a tough day,” Landry said. “I know that golf course can get…

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Javier Fortuna fails to make weight, ruled ineligible

Javier Fortuna, who has never boxed at a weight heavier than 133 pounds in his nine-year career, failed to make the 135-pound limit at the weigh-in on Friday for a lightweight world title challenge against Robert Easter Jr., and he is ineligible to win the belt. Fortuna agreed to pay Easter $10,000 from his purse and the fight will go on as planned on Saturday (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, but with greatly reduced stakes. Easter, who is making his third defense, will retain…

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Derby County 0-0 Bristol City

Aden Flint’s goalline clearance helped Bristol City keep their first clean sheet since Boxing Day Championship promotion-chasers Derby and Bristol City had to settle for a point each following a goalless draw. The Rams went closest, with Aden Flint clearing a Curtis Davies header off the line and Johnny Russell hitting the bar with a free-kick in the first half. After the break substitute Bristol City keeper Luke Steele saved well from Tom Lawrence and Matej Vydra. Derby’s Cameron Jerome was booked for diving late on when he appeared to…

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Fantasy NHL – Players to add from waivers from every Western Conference team

Following up on Thursday’s Eastern Conference edition, here’s a look at one widely available player from each team in the West to add from waivers in your fantasy hockey league. Central Division Chicago Blackhawks: Anton Forsberg, G (Rostered in 8.2 percent of ESPN.com leagues) While goalie Corey Crawford battles post-concussion symptoms off-ice, Forsberg has been the more consistent of Chicago’s backups, winning two of three recent consecutive games (.943 save percentage). That gives the 25-year-old Swede an edge in earning starts over minor-league/KHL journeyman Jeff Glass for the foreseeable future,…

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Cleveland Indians’ Andrew Miller hopes to avoid ‘ugly showdown’ with MLB over pace of play

Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller, a prominent voice in the Major League Baseball Players Association, said he hopes that MLB’s plan to introduce a pitch clock in 2018 doesn’t lead to a “big fight or some sort of ugly showdown,” even though players are overwhelmingly opposed to the idea. Miller — who serves as one of four elected association representatives, along with Washington’s Daniel Murphy, Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt and the New York Mets‘ Matt Harvey — has been heavily involved in pace-of-game talks, which hit a wall Thursday when players…

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