The Boston Celtics nearly blew a 15-point fourth-quarter lead Thursday night, but they took advantage of a missed free throw by Eric Bledsoe with 12.8 seconds left to hand the visiting Milwaukee Bucks their first loss of the season, 117-113.

Jameis Winston will be watching from the sidelines when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers open Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, and it will represent a surreal feeling for the 24-year-old.

Sacramento, behind a triple-double from De'Aaron Fox and 27 points from Buddy Hield, became the latest team to exploit Atlanta's third-quarter troubles and coasted to a 146-115 road win, extending their winning streak to five games.

Joel Embiid had a season-high 41 points to go along with 13 rebounds and four blocked shots to lift the Philadelphia 76ers past the visiting Los Angeles Clippers 122-113 Thursday night.

Federico Higuaín scored twice and Zack Steffen made two saves in the penalty tiebreak as the visiting Columbus Crew advanced past D.C. United in the knockout round of the MLS playoffs following a 2-2 draw on Thursday night at Audi Field.

Quarterback McKenzie Milton marked his return by passing for three touchdowns and 312 yards and senior running back Greg McRae posted his first career 100-yard rushing game to lead No. 12 UCF to a 52-40 victory over Temple in matchup of American Athletic Conference East leaders Thursday night in Orlando.

Russell Westbrook narrowly missed his first triple-double of the season with 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 19-point second-half deficit to beat the host Charlotte Hornets 111-107 on Thursday night.

Just seven games into the season, LeBron James is starting to run out of patience with the mistakes of his young Los Angeles Lakers teammates.

Russell Westbrook and Paul George each scored 32 points Tuesday as the Oklahoma City Thunder used an offensive eruption to open the second half en route to a 128-110 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers.

Tony Parker came off the bench for 24 points and 11 assists, and the host Charlotte Hornets beat the Miami Heat for the second time in 11 days with a 125-113 victory on Tuesday night.

Guard Rodney Hood scored a season-high 26 points and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers earn their first win in seven games this season, 136-114, over the visiting Atlanta Hawks.

Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Jonas Valanciunas added 23 points off the bench as the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Philadelphia 76ers 129-112 on Tuesday night.

Jusuf Nurkic, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 63 points and the visiting Portland Trail Blazers dismantled the suddenly hapless Houston Rockets 104-85 on Tuesday at Toyota Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love disclosed Tuesday that he is hoping to be out only "two or three weeks" after suffering a big toe injury on his left foot that has caused "significant" pain since early October.

Atlanta United manager Gerardo Martino stressed that there can’t be a hangover from Sunday’s disappointing 4-1 loss at Toronto when his team starts the playoffs Saturday.

Atlanta Falcons: The team stands three games behind first-place New Orleans and two behind second-place Carolina, making Tuesday's trading deadline a curious time with six starters currently on injured reserve. But whether Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff might seek reinforcements via trade or use the deadline to be sellers remains a mystery. However, coach Dan Quinn is fine with standing pat and doesn't anticipate any action. "Not at this point," Quinn said. "Thomas and I certainly discuss options. Obviously, he fields calls for our team and other teams, people that reach out. But we really feel like this team that we have and where we're at and how we can go attack the year, we've got the right men in the building to do that."

LOS ANGELES -- Steve Pearce hit two home runs Sunday, while Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez each hit one as the Boston Red Sox pounded their way to a fourth World Series title since 2004, finishing off a 5-1 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5.

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez won the 2018 Major League Soccer Golden Boot after regular-season play ended Sunday night, establishing himself among the global game’s scoring elite with a record-breaking 31 goals this season.

New England coach Brad Friedel insisted his team would give its best effort in the season finale Sunday against Montreal, which needed a victory to keep its playoff hopes alive.

Tyler Bertuzzi and Jonathan Ericsson scored unusual goals in the first 10 minutes of the third period Sunday as the Detroit Red Wings earned their first regulation victory of the season by beating the visiting Dallas Stars 4-2.

Kevin Durant hit a jumper with 1:42 remaining and Stephen Curry added a 3-pointer 40 seconds later Sunday afternoon, allowing the Golden State Warriors to stave off a late rally by the host Brooklyn Nets for a 120-114 victory.

Joey Logano secured the first berth in the final round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs Sunday, winning the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.

The Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach Tyronn Lue and promoted assistant Larry Drew to interim head coach on Sunday, general manager Koby Altman announced.

The Buffalo Bills are unlikely to trade running back LeSean McCoy before Tuesday's trade deadline unless an extremely attractive offer emerges, according to an ESPN report Sunday.

Xander Schauffele came from three strokes back to beat fellow American Tony Finau in a playoff at the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China on Sunday.

Mitch Moreland and Steve Pearce hit home runs, and Rafael Devers had a go-ahead single in a five-run ninth inning as the Boston Red Sox got their offense back on track to move one win from a World Series title with a 9-6 victory in Game 4 over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Guard Zach LaVine scored 27 points and forward Jabari Parker came off the bench to score 18 to help the visiting Chicago Bulls beat Atlanta 97-85 on Saturday.

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