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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - James Harden had 42 points and the Houston Rockets snapped Portland's 13-game winning streak with a 115-111 victory over the Trail Blazers. Portland's winning streak was tied for the second-longest in franchise history.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Seven tournaments into the year, Jordan Spieth has two top 10s, two missed cuts and no serious chances at winning. He also sees no reason to panic just yet. His stretch run to the Masters starts with Match Play, where he is concerned with winning matches instead of the scores on his card
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Fullback Jamize Olawale has been traded to the Dallas Cowboys from the Oakland Raiders. The deal also includes a swap of picks in the upcoming NFL draft. The Cowboys acquire Olawale only days after former Cowboys fullback Keith Smith signed a two-year free-agent deal with the Raiders.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis scored 37 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame the absence of second-leading scorer Jrue Holiday to defeat the struggling Dallas Mavericks, 115-105. Rajon Rondo added 19 points and 14 assists, and Ian Clark also scored 19 points for the Pelicans, who are in a tight, seven-team race for one of the final five Western Conference playoff spots. Dirk Nowitzki and Harrison Barnes each scored 19 for the Mavericks.
WASHINGTON (AP) - John Carlson scored the go-ahead goal with five minutes remaining to help the Washington Capitals beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 and extend their lead atop the Metropolitan Division. T.J. Oshie, Matt Niskanen and Alex Ovechkin also scored for Washington, which leads the tight Metropolitan by four points over Pittsburgh and Columbus. The Capitals are on pace for their third consecutive division title and playoff appearance with nine games remaining.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas freshman forward Mohamed Bamba is leaving for the NBA. Bamba was ranked among the top recruits in the country when he signed with the Longhorns out of New York City. He averaged nearly 13 points and 11 rebounds per game. He also set a school record for blocks with 111 this season.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Jordan Poole made his buzzer beater with one good eye. The Michigan freshman wore protective glasses when he met with reporters less than 72 hours after his last-second 3-pointer gave the Wolverines a victory over Houston and sent them to the Sweet 16. Poole said he was poked in the right eye during the game. Poole's 3-pointer is already drawing comparisons to Trey Burke's shot for Michigan against Kansas in the 2013 regional semifinals.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - More than once in a roller coaster season for Texas A&M, coach Billy Kennedy was asked if things could get any worse for his team. It was something he wondered again and again as injuries, suspensions and inconsistent play had the talented Aggies clawing back from lows that good teams don't normally encounter. The Aggies got back on track and beat Providence in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before knocking off defending champ North Carolina for a spot in the Sweet 16.
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