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Professional

  • Williams, Raptors beat struggling Cavs, 110-93
    CLEVELAND – Lou Williams scored a career-high 36 points and the Toronto Raptors turned an 18-point deficit into a convincing 110-93 win over Cleveland on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their fourth straight loss.
  • Bozak scores 2 to lead Maple Leafs past Red Wings
    TORONTO – Tyler Bozak scored a pair of third-period goals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night.
  • Green leads Suns over Pacers 106-83
    INDIANAPOLIS – Gerald Green led all scorers with 23 points Saturday and the Phoenix Suns remain one of the hottest teams in the NBA after their 106-83 road win over the Indiana Pacers.
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Briefs

Yankees put Tanaka on DL

– Yankees rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to elbow inflammation and has returned to New York to have an MRI on his right arm.

Tanaka allowed five runs and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings in a 5-3 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night.

Tanaka went back to New York for an MRI, but manager Joe Girardi said there is no prognosis yet.

Around the leagues

The Chicago Cubs promoted Arismendy Alcantara while Darwin Barney is on paternity leave. … Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran was scratched from the lineup after suffering a facial bruise during batting practice. …

Tom Veryzer, who was Detroit’s shortstop before Alan Trammell took over in the late 1970s, died at 61. … Pittsburgh placed Starling Marte on the bereavement list and slotted Francisco Liriano’s return to the rotation Sunday. …

Boston’s Koji Uehara was added to the AL roster for the All-Star Game. … The Red Sox also designated A.J. Pierzynski for assignment and called up catching prospect Christian Vazquez.

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