Bucks push run to 17 behind Giannis' 37

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) After sitting out Milwaukee’s previous game with right quad tendon soreness, Giannis Antetokounmpo had plenty of energy to lead a fourth-quarter burst that kept the Bucks’ winning streak alive.

Antetokounmpo scored 17 of his 37 points in the final period to help Milwaukee pull away for its 17th straight victory, 127-114 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. Antetokounmpo helped the Bucks outscore Memphis 37-19 in the fourth to pull away.

“I thought he was fabulous,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said of the league’s reigning MVP. “He makes at least one, maybe two 3s, finishing at the basket, and defensively, I think he is doing good things.

Giants waive CB Jenkins for Twitter rant

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J (AP) The New York Giants waived-injured cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Friday, days after he engaged in a Twitter conversation in which he used offensive language.

Jenkins had said he injured his ankle in Monday night's loss at Philadelphia that dropped the Giants to 2-11 with nine straight losses. But coach Pat Shurmur made it clear that Jenkins' actions on social media played a major role in the decision to release him. (MORE)

Woods sits, International's lead now 9-5

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Americans are in a big hole at the Presidents Cup, and there's nothing Tiger Woods is doing about it.

Whatever momentum they had going into the double session Saturday at Royal Melbourne vanished as Abraham Ancer and the International team filled the scoreboards with their black-and-gold colors and built a 9-5 lead after three sessions. (MORE)

Harden scores 54 as Rockets beat Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) James Harden found his 3-point shooting touch - again.

Harden scored 54 points, matching the team record of 10 3-pointers he set in Houston's last game in the Rockets' 130-107 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. (MORE)

BC to make Ohio State's Hafley coach

Boston College is finalizing an agreement with Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley to be the Eagles' head coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday night.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because a deal had not yet been reached. (MORE)

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