Pelicans star Davis may miss 2 weeks

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say Anthony Davis has a sprained finger that is expected to sideline him up to two weeks.

The star forward hurt his left index finger during the fourth quarter of Friday night's 128-112 loss at Portland.

The Pelicans have lost three of four to drop to 21-15, four games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference entering Saturday.

Duke limps into clash with unbeaten UVa

Duke holds the No. 1 ranking in the country -- at least for a few more days in the Associated Press listing -- but the Blue Devils are in need of regrouping.

Undefeated and No. 4 Virginia is next on the schedule, arriving for a Saturday night showdown at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. (MORE)

Harden puts streak on line vs. Lakers

For lengthy stretches on Wednesday, it appeared that Houston Rockets guard James Harden was alone on an island, scoring at will because the situation demanded it.

But even Harden could carry the short-handed Rockets only so far, especially when guard Eric Gordon, who returned from an eight-game injury hiatus only to depart with residual knee soreness, proved unfit to help Houston close the game. (MORE)

No. 1 Halep tops Venus, gets Serena next

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) It was all a bit overwhelming for the latest opponent who could do nothing to slow Serena Williams at the Australian Open. So Dayana Yastremska, an 18-year-old from Ukraine, found herself wiping away tears as she walked to the net.

Williams knows what it's like to be the one weeping after a loss. She put her right hand on Yastremska's shoulder and consoled her by saying, "You're so young. You did amazing. Don't cry." Then they embraced, and Williams patted Yastremska on the back. (MORE)

Man U wins 7th straight under Solskjaer

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's record-breaking start to life in the Manchester United dugout continued as Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford struck against Brighton on Saturday to secure a seventh successive win in all competitions.

On a day when Old Trafford stood to remember Matt Busby ahead of the 25th anniversary of his death on Sunday, the caretaker coach broke another of the Scot's long-standing United records. (MORE)

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