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Sparks, Bryant top Robert Morris 84-77

Sparks, Bryant top Robert Morris 84-77

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) Dynami Sparks set a career high with 29 points as Bryant matched its Northeast Conference win total from a year ago with an 84-77 win over Robert Morris Thursday night in each team's conference opener.

The Bulldogs went 1-17 in the NEC last year and 2-28 overall but are now 8-4 overall after winning their first conference game. The win was Bryant's first over Robert Morris

Sparks drained a career-high seven 3-pointers in 12 attempts, and Frankie Dobbs had a career-best 26 points on 5-of-8 3-point shooting as Bryant hit 13 of 25 from deep. Alex Francis added 18 points and nine rebounds for Bryant.

Velton Jones led Robert Morris (8-6) with 24 points and six assists. Coron Williams, who entered shooting 64 percent (16 of 25) from 3-point range in his last four games, made just 1 of 3 from deep for his only three points of the game.

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Wizards' Bradley Beal shares disapproval with Giannis Antetokounmpo's headbutt of Moe Wagner

Wizards' Bradley Beal shares disapproval with Giannis Antetokounmpo's headbutt of Moe Wagner

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo's headbutt of Wizards forward Moe Wagner led to an ejection, but also an explosion of reactions on Twitter.

Among the voices on social media was Wizards star guard Bradley Beal, who is not with the team in Orlando as he recovers from an injury.

Beal initially reacted to the moment with some choice words, saying that the move by Antetokounmpo was unacceptable. He, however, used an acronym that features words that cannot be written in this story.

Then, Beal elaborated on his feeling with some emojis that can be decoded to "angry."

Clearly, the guard was not pleased with what transpired, which is understandable. Not only did Beal watch his teammate be on the receiving end of the headbutt, but the action by Antetokounmpo is something that put both of them in danger, as any trauma to the head can be dangerous.

Beal may not be in Orlando to share with Antetokounmpo how he feels up close and personal, but NBA players have shown time and time again that they have no problem trading blows through Twitter. That means this may not be the last statement on the altercation in the bubble.

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Austin Hays hits inside-the-park home run to give Orioles 10-8 lead in extras

Austin Hays hits inside-the-park home run to give Orioles 10-8 lead in extras

With MLB’s new extra inning rule of a runner starting the inning on second base, Orioles centerfielder Austin Hays took advantage against the Phillies Tuesday night.

Hays got a hold of one in the 10th inning and hit a ball to centerfield, but with the defense playing aggressive due to the runner on second base, Philadelphia centerfielder Roman Quinn’s dive wasn’t enough to make a spectacular catch and prevent a run. 

Instead, the Orioles got two.

With the ball at the warning track, Hays took all four bases to give the Orioles a two-run lead over the Phillies. 

It was the first inside-the-park home run for the Orioles since September 2011, when Robert Andino took all four bases against the Red Sox.

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