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SAN ANTONIO (AP) Tony Parker scored 30 points, Tim Duncan had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs shook off a ``disappointing'' $250,000 fine by the NBA to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-95 in overtime Saturday night.

Coach Gregg Popovich said before the win he doesn't know if the Spurs will appeal the NBA's stiff penalty for sending Duncan, Parker and two others home to rest Thursday instead of them suiting up against the Miami Heat in a nationally televised game.

Popovich said he was disappointed by Commissioner David Stern's decision. He also didn't rule out sitting out players again in the future.

Marc Gasol led Memphis with 20 points. Zach Randolph had 17 points and 15 rebounds and was one of three Memphis players with double-doubles.

Mike Conley had 18 points and 12 assists, and Rudy Gay had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The unprecedented fine announced Friday overshadowed the first meeting this season between two of the West's winningest teams.

HEAT 102, NETS 89

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 34 points, LeBron James added 21 points and Miami rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Brooklyn.

Ray Allen scored 13 and Norris Cole finished with 12 for the Heat, who won their sixth straight and remained atop the Eastern Conference. Miami held the Nets to 30 points in the second half.

Andray Blatche scored 20 points for Brooklyn, which had won five in a row. Gerald Wallace had 13 points, Joe Johnson added 12 and Deron Williams finished with 10 points and 12 assists.

The Nets were 10 for 31 from the field in the second half and lost to Miami for the 12th straight time.

TRAIL BLAZERS 118, CAVALIERS 117, 2OT

CLEVELAND (AP) - Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave Portland a victory over Cleveland.

Trailing 117-115 with 2.5 seconds remaining, Portland called timeout and inbounded near midcourt. Damian Lillard passed to Batum, who hit a fadeaway jumper from the right corner in front of Cleveland's bench. With time only for a tip-in attempt, the Cavaliers couldn't get a shot off before time expired.

Lillard led Portland with 24 points while Batum added 22. Alonzo Gee paced the Cavaliers with 22 points, but missed a free throw that would have given them a three-point lead before Batum's shot.

Anderson Varejao had 19 points and 17 rebounds.

ROCKETS 124, JAZZ 116

HOUSTON (AP) - Patrick Patterson scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin had 19 apiece and Houston beat Utah.

James Harden finished with 18 points for the Rockets, who shot 55 percent (46 of 83) and hit half of their 3-point shots at 11 of 22. Greg Smith and Carlos Delfino each scored 13.

Gordon Hayward had 13 of his 21 points in the second half and Al Jefferson and Randy Foye each scored 20 for Utah. The Jazz lost despite shooting 51 percent (48 of 94) overall and going 11 for 20 from 3-point range.

Omer Asik had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Houston. He briefly left the game after taking an elbow from Hayward, but returned for the final minutes.

The Rockets have won five straight home games. Utah has dropped three of its last four road games.

THUNDER 100, HORNETS 79

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 20 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 points and 10 assists, and Oklahoma City won its fifth straight game.

The two Thunder stars did all their work in first three quarters, resting for the final period after helping their club build a 27-point lead.

Kevin Martin added 19 points and Nick Collison 12 in reserve roles for Oklahoma City, which has won nine of 10, including its last four by double digits.

Ryan Anderson had 21 points and 10 rebounds for New Orleans, but was only 3 of 11 on 3-point attempts, normally his strength. Robin Lopez added 12 points and Roger Mason Jr. 11 for the Hornets, who have lost nine of 10.

BUCKS 91, CELTICS 88

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Larry Sanders had 18 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots, and Milwaukee rallied for a victory after Boston scored the first 17 points of the game.

Monta Ellis had 17 points and seven assists for the Bucks, while Ersan Ilyasova added 15 points and five rebounds. Brandon Jennings had a big 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.

Paul Pierce paced the Celtics with 19 points, and Kevin Garnett added 17 points and seven rebounds.

Boston played without point guard Rajon Rondo, who served the second of his two-game suspension for his role in a scuffle during a game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.

Courtney Lee, who started in Rondo's place, had 13 points, and Jason Terry finished with 15 points and 11 assists.

BULLS 93, 76ERS 88

CHICAGO (AP) - Luol Deng scored a game-high 25 points and Chicago beat Philadelphia.

Deng also had a season-high seven assists and has led the team in scoring in consecutive games. He scored 22 in a 101-78 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Richard Hamilton added 15 points for the Bulls, who played the 76ers for the first time since last season's first-round playoff series.

Joakim Noah had 12 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists and Carlos Boozer had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Boozer has double-doubles in six of his past eight games.

Jrue Holiday led the 76ers with 23 points. Thaddeus Young added 22 points and seven rebounds.

MAVERICKS 92, PISTONS 77

DALLAS (AP) - O.J. Mayo broke out of a shooting slump with 27 points and Dallas celebrated Derek Fisher's Mavericks debut with a victory against Detroit.

Mayo was coming off consecutive games with season lows and started 0 for 4 before taking over in the third quarter. He scored 16 points in a 17-4 run that eventually stretched into a 25-6 surge as Dallas snapped a three-game losing streak.

Fisher got the start a day after the 16-year veteran's first practice with the Mavs. His presence seemed to spark Darren Collison, the struggling young point guard he was brought in to help. Collison had eight assists and no turnovers.

Brandon Knight led Detroit with 20 points, including 18 in the first half.

WARRIORS 103, PACERS 92

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry had 20 points and a season-high 11 assists to lead Golden State over Indiana.

Klay Thompson scored 22 points for the surprising Warriors, who have won three straight and remain tied with the Los Angeles Clippers for first place in the Pacific Division. David Lee added 13 points and 12 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season.

Golden State led by 16 in the third quarter, then held off a mini-rally by Indiana at the start of the fourth before pulling away for the win.

David West scored 23 points and George Hill had 19 for the Pacers.

CLIPPERS 116, KINGS 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jamal Crawford scored 17 points off the bench, leading seven Clippers in double-digit scoring, and Los Angeles rested all of its starters in the fourth quarter of a blowout.

The Clippers beat Sacramento for the fourth straight time. Blake Griffin had 14 points and nine rebounds, Chris Paul had 14 points and five assists, and DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and six rebounds.

Marcus Thornton scored 20 points for the Kings, and Jason Thompson had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

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Orioles' Adley Rutschman is one step closer to moving from face of the rebuild to face of the franchise

Orioles' Adley Rutschman is one step closer to moving from face of the rebuild to face of the franchise

Adley Rutschman is one step closer to playing for the Orioles. Shout it from the rooftops, Baltimore.

The top overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft began his career with the organization with a brief stint in the Gulf Coast League before quickly heading to Aberdeen. After a few weeks with the short-season affiliate, Rutschman finds himself on the move again.

His latest promotion will take his talents to Delmarva, to join a record-setting Shorebirds squad gearing up for a long postseason run.

Rutschman’s final game with the Ironbirds was fitting: a 5-for-5 night in which he was just a double shy of the cycle, capped off by a beautiful moment with a young fan. His next challenge will come in the form of the playoffs.

In Delmarva, Rutschman will experience postseason baseball as a professional for the first time, alongside many teammates who might find themselves in Baltimore with the catcher one day. Grayson Rodriguez stands out as the Orioles’ second-best prospect, behind only Rutschman himself, and as a pitcher, he’ll work with the top pick more closely than others.

It’s an exciting pair of players for fans to watch, especially when the two form the battery in the same game. The future of the Orioles will never be more obvious than those nights.

Many franchises emphasize the value of a young core not just learning to win, but learning to do it together. Rutschman will certainly have that chance to close out 2019.

It’s also exciting for Orioles fans just to see how quickly Rutschman has adapted to the professional game. Plenty of highly-touted prospects across the league struggled in their first exposure to professional pitching, yet Rutschman has handled every step of the way with aplomb.

In all likelihood, Rutschman’s stop in Delmarva will be a short one as well. The postseason begins in early September, and by 2020 the catcher will almost certainly be in either Frederick or Bowie as he continues to move up the minor league ladder.

Every step will bring more and more enthusiasm as Rutschman moves from the face of the rebuild to face of the franchise. The front office is keen on letting him experience every level of the organization, but their patience hasn’t dampened the optimism of the fans.

Adley Rutschman has already starred for Aberdeen, and one day he’ll star for the Orioles. For the next few weeks, however, the O’s will be plenty happy seeing him star in the middle of a Delmarva playoff run.

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The Redskins defensive line is generating a ton of hype, and here are nine quotes to prove it

The Redskins defensive line is generating a ton of hype, and here are nine quotes to prove it

If you're looking for a reason to buy into the 2019 Redskins — and plenty of fans are — then direct your eyes straight to their defensive line. In fact, one player is already doing just that.

"I'm excited because of how well our defense is playing," Nick Sundberg told the Redskins Talk podcast on Tuesday. "Watching that D-line fly around is a lot of fun. They're young and they're a force."

Sundberg's a smart man. That unit, led by Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne and Matt Ioannidis, figures to be a game-wrecking, running back tossing, quarterback harassing group all season long.

The long snapper isn't the only one to be extremely complimentary of the defensive line, either. All offseason long, it's a spot that's drawn praise from other players, coaches, and analysts.

Of course, and this is something Allen loves to point out, words don't add up to anything. Those guys still need to produce, or else all this talk is a waste.

However, it's still fun to bask in all the hype that's building behind Washington's defensive front. So, in case you're one of those fans who need something to believe in, these nine glowing quotes about that position should help get you there:

Jim Tomsula (from minicamp): "I feel really good about the people that are in the room. It's the quality of guys. We all talk all about how long their arms are, how many times they bench press this or that, they talk about what the 40 is. The one thing that gets overlooked a lot is the type of individual it is, the makeup of the guy... They're just really, really good guys that can turn it on on the football field.

Jay Gruden (from minicamp): "It's the effort, the tenacity they play with, the accountability they demand of each other. It's everything you want in a player both physically and, obviously, mentally and leadership-wise."

Allen (from minicamp): "When you have a group of guys who hold you accountable, it really pushes you to be your best every day. The thing we always say is, ‘You should never feel comfortable.’ We try to make everything and everybody uncomfortable in this building. That is just our goal every day, to make it as uncomfortable as possible for everybody to help promote growth."

Rob Ryan (from minicamp) on how the DL makes his job as LBs coach easier: "I like this setup. [Tomsula's] got some great players upfront. He's such a great teacher, it's been a lot of fun just to watch here. [The linebackers] are clean on a lot of stuff that usually you have to work through." 

Josh Norman (from training camp): "I don’t even want to talk about D-line because I get [excited] just talking about those guys because they are just so freakin' phenomenal – they really are. Those bulls up front really make everything go for us. If they can thread through the offensive line like they’ve been doing... oh man, we’re going to be a force to be reckoned with."

Brandon Scherff (from training camp): "We’ve got an amazing D-front upfront, and even the guys behind them are doing a really good job. That's what we like going against in practice, you know, we're practicing against some of the best guys in the NFL."

NFL Network's Charley Casserly (from two weeks ago): "Matt Ioannidis is one of the most under-the-radar good pass rushers in the NFL."

National NFL writer Doug Farrar (from last week): "Been reviewing Daron Payne's rookie tape this morning. Frightening combination of short-area speed and aggressive strength. Double-digit sack potential in a well-rounded overall package." 

NFL Network's Brian Baldinger (after Bengals preseason matchup): "Redskins defensive line had a dominant performance... Will be a problem."

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