• HOUSTON (AP) - Riley Ferguson threw for 471 yards and had a 21-yard TD pass with 1:28 left, Patrick Taylor rushed for a career-high four touchdowns and No. 25 Memphis overcame a 17-point deficit to beat Houston 42-38 on Thursday night.
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  • TORONTO (AP) - Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 15 rebounds, C.J. Miles scored 22 points in his Toronto debut and the Raptors beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 117-101 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:NATIONAL LEAGUEL.A. Dodgers 11, Chi Cubs   1NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONToronto 117, Chicago 100Oklahoma City  105  N-Y Knicks    84 L.A. Clippers  108  L.A. Lakers   92NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUETampa Bay 2, Columbus 0Boston 6, Vancouver 3N.Y. Islanders 4  N.Y. Rangers 3; SONashville 1, Philadelphia  0New Jersey 5, Ottawa 4; OTEdmonton 2, Chicago 1; OTSt. Louis 4, Colorado 3Carolina 2, Calgary 1Dallas 5, Arizona  4TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL(25) Memphis 42, Houston 38NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEOakland 31, Kansas City 30Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • 33ft/iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- Former Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will take over the reins of his former division rival, the Detroit Tigers, sources tell ESPN.The news, first reported by The Athletic, would bring the veteran manager to the Motor City after spending this past season as a bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gardenhire previously managed the Twins for 13 years, including six postseason berths, before being fired after the 2014 season.Gardenhire, 59, would replace Brad Ausmus, who was informed that his contract wouldn't be renewed in September.Detroit has traded away a number of talented veterans --including Justin Verlander, J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton -- this season as they enter something of a rebuild. "As we transition the ballclub in a new direction, I feel it's best we have a new approach and a fresh start with the manager position," Tigers executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager Al Avila said in the announcement of Ausmus' departure. Gardenhire had also interviewed for the vacant manager job with the Boston Red Sox.In his 13 seasons in Minnesota, Gardenhire managed the Twins to a record of 1,08-1,038, won six division titles, and the 2010 American League Manager of the Year award.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returned to practice this week, and he says now that he expects to play this season.The team has worked to ease the young quarterback back into action after he missed more than a year with a severe knee injury. Head coach Mike Zimmer said he wants to see Bridgewater demonstrate mobility and the ability to protect himself from defenders."It could be just completing a pass down the field or making a sudden movement in the pocket," Bridgewater said Thursday. "Just going to look for little things each day to do whatever I can to get  back to who I was before and even better."Bridgewater dislocated his left knee and tore multiple ligaments -- including his ACL -- in a training camp injury 14 months ago. Thursday, he called his return to practice a "mini-milestone.""I used it as motivation," he said. "I use that to tell myself, hey, 'I'm one step closer.'"The quarterback is expected to remain on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list for about two weeks as part of the window the team is allowed to determine if he will be activated or moved to injured reserve.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) -- Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin suffered a serious knee injury in his team's season opener on Wednesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the year.Lin left the 140-131 loss to the Indiana Pacers after driving to the basket in the fourth quarter. Lin immediately grabbed his knee, and seemed to mouth the words "I'm done," before pounding the floor. Lin also appeared to cry in pain before Nets trainers got to him.The team announced on Thursday that Lin had been diagnosed with a ruptured patellar tendon. "Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the offseason and in training camp and was excited for the prospects of the team this season," Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement Thursday. "We feel awful that the injury will cost him the season, however our entire organization will be there to support Jeremy in every way possible throughout his recovery. Jeremy remains an important part of this team and will continue to contribute in a leadership role."Lin scored 18 points before the injury.In Lin's absence, the team is expected to turn to newly acquired D'Angelo Russell at the point guard position. Russell scored 30 points on Wednesday night. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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