Knicks fall to the 76ers

Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, right, reacts to getting fouled by Damyean Dotson of the New York Knicks, left, during the second half of Wednesday's game at Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Ben Simmons hit the first 3-pointer of his career and had 18 points and 13 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 109-104 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

Rangers beat Capitals

Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of Wednesday's game against the Washington Capitals at New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Artemi Panarin scored twice, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots, and the New York Rangers beat the short-handed Washington Capitals 4-1 Wednesday night.

Nets beat Hornets

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) pulls down a rebound in front of Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller during the second half of Wednesday's game at New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Jarrett Allen had 22 points and 17 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets 101-91 on Wednesday night.

Andy Murray wins in his return to the Davis Cup

And like he's done so many times in his career, he again came through with a big rally, this time to lead Britain to a victory over the Netherlands in his return to the Davis Cup.

NFL notes

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell carries the ball in a game against the New York Giants on Nov. 10 at East Rutherford, N.J. (Brad Penner/AP Images for Panini)

The New York Jets running back says Wednesday is upset he has been randomly selected five times this season by the league to take tests for performance-enhancing drugs.

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Manfred says has broad authority for Astros discipline

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media during a tour of the under construction new Texas Rangers stadium in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers says that when he was with Houston in 2017, the Astros stole signs during home games by using a camera positioned in center field, The Athletic reported last week.

Yankees turn to young pitching coach for high-tech approach

The New York Yankees hired 34-year-old Matt Blake as their pitching coach, just four years after he was coaching high school ball, because they wanted a high-tech approach

Angels’ Trout, Dodgers’ Bellinger win MVP awards

In this July 30 file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout rounds second to advance to third during a game against the Tigers. Trout, despite have his season cut short by a foot injury, won the American League MVP Award on Thursday for the third time. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has overcome injury and tragedy to win his third AL MVP award

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Can we talk? Darnold, Gase huddle helped revive Jets offense

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold works in the pocket against Washington in the first half of Sunday's game in Landover, Md. Darnold threw four touchdowns in the Jets' 34-17 win. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)

Can we talk? Sam Darnold’s huddle with Adam Gase has helped revive the quarterback and the rest of the Jets’ offense

Browns take first steps without suspended star Myles Garrett

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hits Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph with a helmet during the second half of a Nov. 14 game in Cleveland. The Browns won, 21-7. Garrett has been suspended indefinitely. (David Richard/AP Photo)

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On weekend of blowouts, Broncos bow out

Denver quarterback Brandon Allen speaks during Sunday's postgame news conference after a game against Minnesota in Minneapolis. Denver wasted a 20-point lead and lost, 27-23. (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP Photo)

The Denver Broncos jumped on top of the Minnesota Vikings 20-0 at halftime only to lose 27-23

Lack of offense leaves Brady, Patriots fans concerned

New England's Tom Brady is tackled by the Eagles' Derek Barnett (96) and Nate Gerry during the first half of Sunday's game in Philadelphia. New England won, 17-10. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

Even with a 9-1 record, the New England Patriots are concerned about their inability to score

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Knicks fall to the 76ers

Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, right, reacts to getting fouled by Damyean Dotson of the New York Knicks, left, during the second half of Wednesday's game at Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Ben Simmons hit the first 3-pointer of his career and had 18 points and 13 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 109-104 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

Nets beat Hornets

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) pulls down a rebound in front of Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller during the second half of Wednesday's game at New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Jarrett Allen had 22 points and 17 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets 101-91 on Wednesday night.

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Portland center Hassan Whiteside (21) pulls down a rebound over forward Nassir Little (9) and Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes (10), guard Frank Jackson (15) and forward Brandon Ingram, right, in the first half of Tuesday's game in New Orleans. The Pelicans won, 115-104. (Gerald Herbert/AP Photo)

Jrue Holiday had 22 points and 10 assists, Brandon Ingram added 21 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans spoiled Carmelo Anthony’s Portland debut with a 115-104 victory over the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night

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Rangers beat Capitals

Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of Wednesday's game against the Washington Capitals at New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Artemi Panarin scored twice, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots, and the New York Rangers beat the short-handed Washington Capitals 4-1 Wednesday night.

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Ryan Pulock of the New York Islanders (6) celebrates after scoring during the third period of Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Pittsburgh. The Islanders won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Brock Nelson's second goal of the game 2:55 into overtime capped a frantic comeback to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 Tuesday night to extend their unbeaten streak to 15 games.

Capitals brace for Hathaway to be suspended for spitting

Capitals right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) fights Anaheim center Derek Grant during the second period of Monday's game in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

Capitals brace for Garnet Hathaway to be suspended for spitting on an opponent

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NASCAR champion Johnson to retire after 2020

In this Aug. 31 file photo, Jimmie Johnson holds his daughter Lydia on pit road before qualifying for the NASCAR Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

The 44-year-old Johnson joins an exodus of popular drivers that began when Gordon retired after the 2015 season.

Harry potential cure for Patriots red zone woes

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry looks on during a preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Aug. 8 at Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

N'Keal Harry potential cure for Patriots red zone woes

Koepka withdraws from Presidents Cup, replaced by Fowler

Brooks Koepka, the No. 1 player in the world, has withdrawn from next month's Presidents Cup because of a knee injury and has been replaced by Rickie Fowler. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

KO for Koepka as the world’s No. 1 player withdraws from Presidents Cup with injury, replaced by Fowler

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Ryan Pulock of the New York Islanders (6) celebrates after scoring during the third period of Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Pittsburgh. The Islanders won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Brock Nelson's second goal of the game 2:55 into overtime capped a frantic comeback to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 Tuesday night to extend their unbeaten streak to 15 games.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

11:30 a.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Middle Tennessee State vs. Villanova in Myrtle Beach Invitational from Conway, S.C.

11:30 a.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Missouri State vs. Miami in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Florida vs. St. Joseph's in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Tulane vs. Mississippi State in Myrtle Beach Invitational from Conway, S.C.

4:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Baylor vs. Ohio in Myrtle Beach Invitational from Conway, S.C.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Georgetown vs. Texas from New York.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Towson vs. Xavier in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

7 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Utah vs. Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach Invitational from Conway, S.C.

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Milwaukee Bucks.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: California vs. Duke from New York.

9:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: UConn vs. Buffalo in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

10:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns.

Football

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: North Carolina State at Georgia Tech.

8:20 p.m., Ch. 61, NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans.

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — PGA: RSM Classic from St. Simons, Ga.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: CME Group Championship from Naples, Fla. (taped today)

2 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — European PGA: DP World Tour Championship from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins.