Saturday, April 21, 2018
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NBA

MAGIC FALLS TO HEAT IN OPENER

ORLANDO — Hassan White had 18 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks and Goran Dragic added 16 points as the Heat rolled to a 108-96 season-opening win Wednesday over the Magic. Miami, taking advantage of the one-game suspension of Orlando C Bismack Biyombo, dominated inside with Whiteside and reserve Willie Reed. The Heat outscored the Magic in the paint 74-36 and outrebounded it 52-44. "They picked up their intensity, and we didn't execute," Magic coach Frank Vogel said.

50 FOR A.D. IN LOSS: Anthony Davis had 50 points, 16 rebounds, seven steals, five assists and four blocks for the host Pelicans, but Jusuf Nurkic scored 23 and Will Barton 22 as the Nuggets held on for a 107-102 victory.

CELTICS 122, NETS 117: Isaiah Thomas had 25 points and nine assists and former Gator Al Horford scored 11 in his debut for host Boston, which survived a late scare.

PACERS 130, MAVERICKS 121, OT: Myles Turner scored 30, tied his career high with 16 rebounds and made a 3-pointer with 1:18 left in overtime to start an 8-0 run for host Indiana.

RAPTORS 109, PISTONS 91: DeMar DeRozan scored 40 and Jonas Valanciunas added a career-high 32 for host Toronto.

Thunder 103, 76ers 97: Russell Westbrook had 32 points, 12 rebounds and took over late against host Philadelphia. Joel Embiid scored 20 in 22 minutes in his first game for the Sixers since they made him the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

TENNIS

Murray blemished, wins anyway

Top seed Andy Murray lost a set for the first time in 11 matches but bounced back to beat Martin Klizan 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-0 in the opening round of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

WTA FINALS: Svetlana Kuznetsova became the first player to reach the last four in Singapore after sealing her second round-robin victory this week, beating Karolina Pliskova 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6).

SOCCER

Toronto wins its first MLS playoff game

Sebastian Giovinco had a goal and two assists to lead host Toronto FC to the first MLS playoff win in franchise history, 3-1 over Philadelphia in a knockout game. Toronto hosts New York City FC on Sunday in the opener of the two-legged East semifinal.

ENGLISH CUP LEAGUE: Jose Mourinho got his own back on managerial rival Pep Guardiola as Manchester United beat a weakened Manchester City 1-0 in the fourth round.

GERMANY: U.S. international Julian Green scored in his first official start as title-holder Bayern Munich eased to a 3-1 win over Augsburg to reach the third round of the German Cup in Frankfurt.

HORSES

California Chrome leads Classic field

California Chrome heads a full field of 14 horses for the Breeders' Cup Classic, with the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner likely to be the prohibitive favorite in the $6 million race that includes Arrogate, Effinex and reigning Kentucky Derby champion Nyquist. The 1¼-mile Classic will cap the 13-race Breeders' Cup world championships Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita in California.

ET CETERA

DOPING: Chicago and Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya had her doping ban doubled to four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. A judging panel extended Jeptoo's ban until October 2018 and stripped her of her 2014 Boston win.

Times wires

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