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Steven M. Sipple: Three quick takeaways from another raucous game at fired-up PBA

You obviously feel good for Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles. He continues to handle a challenging situation exceptionally well. But this stuff is about the players. We should always try to remember that. Read more

Markkanen, Dunn lead Bulls over Wizards 126-120 in OT

CHICAGO (AP) — The fading Washington Wizards were going against a struggling team missing two of its top players. It's fair to say their latest loss had a little extra sting. Read more

Embiid, 76ers top Celtics for 6th straight victory

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the 76ers over the Boston Celtics for their sixth straight victory. Read more

Status for Indians' Lindor for opening day still uncertain

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With a hop off his feet turning a double play and by driving a ball nearly over the fence, Indians three-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor moved closer to returning from a right calf strain. Read more

Dragic scores 22 as Heat snap Spurs' 9-game winning streak

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Goran Dragic had 22 points and the Miami Heat snapped the Spurs' nine-game winning streak with a 110-105 victory Wednesday night, sending Dwyane Wade home a winner in his final game in San Antonio. Read more

Vasilevskiy makes 54 saves, Lightning beat Capitals in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy piled up the saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals traded blows in a thrilling potential playoff preview. Read more

Harden scores 57, but Grizzlies top Rockets 126-125 in OT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — James Harden scored 57 points but the Memphis Grizzlies outlasted Houston 126-125 in overtime Wednesday night, handing the Rockets only their second loss in the last 14 games. Read more

Tavares, Matthews lead Maple Leafs to 4-2 win over Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Babcock sensed his slumping Toronto Maple Leafs were showing signs of turning the corner. Read more

Lightning edge Capitals 5-4 in overtime for 6th straight win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game, beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview. Read more

Huskers secure first postseason win since 2008 with victory over Butler in NIT

Paul Jorgensen buried a three-pointer, lifted his finger to his lips, and shushed the Pinnacle Bank Arena crowd. Read more