Trail Blazers Rally For 102-93 Win Over Pelicans

Damian Lillard scored 24 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:14 left, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for a 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge, back after missing one game with an illness, had 22 points and nine rebounds to help the Blazers win their fifth straight. Anthony Davis had 31 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans, who couldn't hold a 16-point, third-quarter lead. Wesley Matthews hit a 3 to tie it at 91, and Robin Lopez's layup gave Portland its first lead of the second half with 2:23 left. Lillard's 3-pointer put the Blazers in front 96-93, and they made free throws the rest of the way for the final margin. Aldridge returned after sitting out a game because of an upper respiratory illness. Portland starting forward Nicolas Batum missed his fourth straight game because of a bruised right knee. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – November 18, 2014

At 9-1, Cardinals Open Up 3-Game Lead In NFC West

The Arizona Cardinals are pulling away from the competition in the NFC. At 9-1, they have a three-game lead over Seattle and San Francisco in the NFC West and are at least two games up on everyone else in the conference. The road gets a lot rougher now, though. The Cardinals play four of their final six regular-season games on the road, starting at Seattle next Sunday. Larry Fitzgerald injured his left knee in Sunday's 14-6 win over Detroit. He left the game, then returned and caught a crucial final pass from Drew Stanton to clinch the Cardinals' sixth straight victory. Coach Bruce Arians says Fitzgerald has a "grade two MCL sprain and should be able to play this week." TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – November 18, 2014

Chiefs 24-20 Win Over Seahawks

hawkstextblueThe Kansas City Chiefs stopped the Seattle Seahawks on fourth down three times late in the fourth quarter Sunday, holding on for a tense 24-20 victory in a matchup of playoff contenders. Jamaal Charles ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns, and Knile Davis also ran for a score, as the Chiefs won their fifth straight game and moved into a tie for first in the AFC West.

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Gonzaga Roars Back To Top No. 22 Dayton, 75-65

gonzagabd2Gonzaga roared back from an 11-point halftime deficit pulling away down the stretch to knock off No. 22 Dayton, 75-65 in the Bulldogs' debut under first-year coach Lisa Fortier Sunday. Fortier took over the program after Kelly Graves moved on to coach at Oregon. The Flyers, coming off a 60-76 loss at Washington State Friday, fall to 0-2 for their season-opening road trip. Down 37-29 less than two minutes into the second half, Lindsay Sherbert and Keani Albanez drilled back-to-back 3-pointers and Shelby Cheslek converted a layup to pull Gonzaga even with 16:40 to play. Gonzaga outscored Dayton in the second half, 51-31, behind an 18-point effort by Sherbert. Albanez added 14 points and Sunny Greinacher 10. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – November 17, 2014

Mariners' Cano Breaks Toe In Japan, Out 3-4 Weeks

cano marinersMariners second baseman Robinson Cano is expected to miss 3-4 weeks after breaking a toe during the Major League Baseball All-Stars tour of Japan. Seattle said Saturday that Cano will not need a cast and the injury will heal with rest. Cano was hit in the right foot by the second pitch of his seventh-inning at bat vs. Samurai Japan pitcher Yuki Nishi. Cano left the game, and x-rays revealed a non-displaced fracture of his right small toe. Mariners Senior Director of Athletic Training Rick Griffin spoke with Cano, who reported no pain. Cano should be able to resume baseball activities in mid-December. Cano will not participate in the remainder of the Japan All-Star Series. Cano signed a $240 million, 10-year contract with the Mariners before last season. SEATTLE (AP) – November 17, 2014