HOUSTON (AP) — With Dwight Howard out Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks with an ankle injury, the Houston Rockets needed someone to step up.
What they got was a bevy of players chipping in to pick up the slack.
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CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The New England Patriots came out swinging upon their arrival at the Super Bowl.
Not star quarterback Tom Brady or All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis. Not coach Bill Belichick, either.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Anthony Davis soaked in the crescendo of cheers punctuating an intense but triumphant struggle with Dallas, the Pelicans' All-Star noticed a fan standing before him with his arms invitingly extended to each side.
So Davis gave the friendly stranger a hug.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Williams sisters are back in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam, and neither one is there just to watch.