James misses FTs, Rockets top Cavs in OT

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HOUSTON (AP) James Harden has been putting up MVP-caliber numbers all season for the Houston Rockets.

Given the chance to go head to head with one of his biggest competitors for the award, Harden and the Rockets came out on top.

Harden scored 33 points and Cleveland star LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cavaliers on Sunday.

Chicago baseball great Minoso dies at 90

CHICAGO (AP) When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the "Cuban Comet" was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, he was a beloved figure with the Chicago White Sox.

It was one amazing ride for the seemingly ageless slugger, who died early Sunday morning after helping clear the way for generations of minority ballplayers, including a long list of stars from his home country. (MORE)

Rangers get Coyotes All-Star D Yandle

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The New York Rangers acquired a big piece in their push for another deep playoff run, picking up All-Star defenseman Keith Yandle in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.

The Rangers lost to the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals last season didn't wait until Monday's trade deadline to make a big move for this year's run. (MORE)

Johnson pulls away in fourth Atlanta win

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

Quickly establishing he's one of the drivers to beat - boy, does that sound familiar - Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps remaining to win Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (MORE)

Down 26, Warriors win behind Curry's 37

BOSTON (AP) When you're sitting on the NBA's best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don't have to stress over every single game.

Because you usually win, anyway. (MORE)

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