Update on the latest in sports:


Hawks silence LeBron, top Cavs

UNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks shut down LeBron James, cooled off the Cleveland Cavaliers and padded their lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference on Friday.

The Hawks won their sixth in a row as Al Horford scored 19 points and Kyle Korver hit two big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter of a 106-97 triumph over the Cavaliers. Atlanta built a 17-point lead in the first quarter and limited James to 18 points on 5 of 13 shooting.

Jeff Teague (teeg) and Paul Millsap each had 16 points for the Hawks, whose league-best 49-12 record gives them an 11-game lead in the conference.

In other NBA finals:

— Golden State still tops the West by 4 ½ games over Memphis after Stephen (STEH’-fehn) Curry shot 5-for-8 from 3-point range and scored 22 points in the Warriors’ 104-89 trouncing of Dallas. Draymond Green added 18 points and nine rebounds to help the Warriors improve to 26-2 at home.

— Marc Gasol (gah-SAHL’) scored nine of his 18 in the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies’ 97-90 triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers in Memphis. Zach Randolph had 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who closed on a 13-3 run to win their second straight.

— James Harden recorded his third triple-double of the season, producing 38 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in Houston’s 103-93 win over Detroit. It was Harden’s 27th game with at least 30 points and helped the Rockets end a two-game skid.

— Indiana picked up its fourth straight win as Solomon Hill scored 16 points and Ian Mahinmi had a season-high 14 in the Pacers’ 98-84 triumph against Chicago. The Bulls led 68-66 until the Pacers scored seven straight points to spark a 15-6 run.

— Washington won for the second time in nine games, although the Wizards managed to blow most of a 35-point lead before beating Miami 99-97. Nene (neh-NAY’) scored 20 points and Marcin Gortat (MAHR-chihn GOHR’-taht) added 14 points and 17 rebounds against a Heat team that played without injured starters Dwyane (dwayn) Wade and Luol Deng (LOO’-ul dehng).

— Toronto lost for the seventh time in eight games as Al Jefferson had 23 points and 13 rebounds in Charlotte’s 103-94 win over the Raptors. Mo Williams added 23 points and Lance Stephenson chipped in 11 and eight rebounds to help the Hornets win their fourth in a row.

— Isaiah Thomas scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter of Boston’s fifth victory in seven games, 104-98 at New Orleans. The Pelicans lost for only the second time in eight games despite Anthony Davis, who provided 29 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks.

— San Antonio picked up its fourth straight win as Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had 25 points and Tony Parker added 24 in a 120-111 shootout against Denver. Tim Duncan added 15 points to the Spurs’ 11th victory in their last 12 home games.

— Marcus Morris scored 19 points and hit the tiebreaking basket in overtime to lift Phoenix over the Nets 108-100 in Brooklyn. Markieff Morris and Eric Bledsoe also had 19 for the Suns, who missed their first 21 3-point attempts and trailed by 15 midway through the fourth quarter.

— Orlando beat Sacramento 119-114 behind Victor Oladipo’s (oh-lah-DEE’-pohz) 32 points, 10 assists and five steals. Channing Frye added 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Elfrid Payton had 10 points and 12 assists to help the Magic snap a four-game losing streak.

— Utah’s Gordon Hayward scored 25 points in an 89-83 win at Philadelphia. Derrick Favors had 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Jazz won for the eighth time in 11 games.


NCAA makes Orange slices

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The NCAA has squeezed the Orange.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim (BAY’-hym) has been suspended for nine games next season and the Orange were punished for academic, drug and other violations committed primarily by the men’s basketball program.

The school was put on probation for five years, and the basketball team must vacate wins in which ineligible players participated. The NCAA says those players competed during five seasons: 2004-2007 and 2010-2012.

The punishment includes financial penalties and the reduction of three men’s basketball scholarships a year for four years. Recruiting restrictions will be enforced for two years. Boeheim’s suspension will be applied to ACC games next year.

The school has sent a letter to alumni and financial backers saying it “respectfully disagrees” with some of the NCAA’s conclusions and is considering whether to appeal.


Shockers bounce the Salukis

UNDATED (AP) — Wichita State was the highest-ranked men’s basketball team in action on Friday, and the eighth-rated Shockers beat Southern Illinois 56-45 in the Missouri Valley quarterfinals. Tekele Cotton scored nine straight points during a 17-3 run that allowed Wichita State to pull away in the first half.

Fred VanVleet had 13 points, four assists and three steals for the 28-3 Shockers.

Also in the conference tournament, 11th-ranked Northern Iowa clobbered Bradley 71-46 as Nate Buss scored a season-high 23 points. Deon Mitchell added 14 points, five assists and two steals for the Panthers, who led 34-32 early in the second half before outscoring Bradley 37-14 the rest of the way.

In other top-25 action:

— Taurean Prince scored 24 points and No. 14 Baylor rallied from 12 down in the second half to beat Texas Tech 77-74. Kenny Chery and Rico Gathers added 18 apiece to the victory.

— No. 25 Murray State blew an 11-point halftime lead before Cameron Payne drained a 3-pointer with 54 seconds left in an 80-77 win over Morehead State in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament semifinals. Payne delivered 25 points and Jarvis Williams added 23.


Alexander unlikely to play against Sooners Saturday

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Kansas forward Cliff Alexander will remain out of action amid questions about his family’s relationship with an agent. Coach Bill Self says Alexander was unlikely to play in the ninth-ranked Jayhawks’ game against No. 15 Oklahoma on Saturday.


Jets to get Marshall from Bills, wrap up Harris

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Jets were pretty busy today.

A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that the Jets have agreed to acquire Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, pending a physical exam. The trade is the first by new Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan (muh-KAG’-nahn) and will send the Bears an unspecified draft pick. The trade cannot become official until the NFL’s new league year begins next Tuesday.

Marshall amassed 721 receiving yards and scored eight touchdowns last season, but his 61 receptions were his fewest since his rookie year.

Also, the Jets are keeping middle linebacker David Harris, who has more than 1,000 tackles in eight seasons with the team. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that it is a three-year, $21.5 million contract, with $15 million guaranteed through the first two years.

In other NFL moves:

— Free agent safety LaRon Landry has been suspended for 10 games by the NFL for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy. The former Indianapolis Colt missed four games in 2014 with a previous league suspension for the same reason.

— A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints all-time leading receiver Marques Colston has agreed to contract changes and will remain with the club next season and save the Saints some salary cap space. Without restructuring, Colston would have cost New Orleans $9.7 million against the cap.

— The Indianapolis Colts say they will not re-sign wide receiver Reggie Wayne. The 14-year veteran has been part of a club-record 143 wins and ranks second in franchise history with 1,070 receptions, 14,345 yards receiving and 80 touchdown catches. Wayne will become a free agent.

— Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen has agreed to a one-year contract extension through the 2015 season. Clausen appeared in four games and made one start for Chicago late last season, throwing for 223 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

— The Chiefs are bringing back linebacker Josh Mauga on a three-year deal. That’s what a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press on Friday. The move to retain Mauga, a pending free agent, came one day after the Chiefs parted ways with veteran linebacker Joe Mays. Mauga will likely start at middle linebacker.


Wild stay hot

UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have been the NHL’s hottest team since the All-Star break, allowing them to build a five-point cushion for a Western Conference playoff berth.

The Wild picked up their fifth straight win as Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise (pah-REE’-say) scored in a two-minute span of the third period to push Minnesota past the Hurricanes 3-1 in Carolina. Devan Dubnyk (DOOB’-nihk) turned back 37 shots for the Wild, who improved to 16-2-1 since the break.

Elsewhere on NHL ice:

— Patric Hornqvist scored back-to-back goals to give Pittsburgh a 3-0 lead in the second period of a 5-2 triumph at Anaheim. Thomas Greiss stopped 27 shots as the Penguins climbed to within four points of the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders. The Ducks still pace the Western Conference by two points over Nashville.

— Corey Crawford stopped 46 shots and Antoine Vermette notched the lone shootout goal in Chicago’s 2-1 win against Edmonton. Brent Seabrook tied the game withi 7:02 left in regulation before the Blackhawks moved six points behind the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators.

— Jiri Hudler (YEER’-ee HOOD’-lur) scored twice as Calgary downed Detroit 5-2 to climb into third place in the Pacific Division. Justin Abdelkader (AB’-dul-kay-dur) scored twice, but the Red Wings blew the 2-0 lead and stayed five points behind the Atlantic Division-leading Montreal Canadiens.

— Mika Zibanejad (MEE’-kah zih-BAH’-neh-zhahd) and Mark Stone scored 94 seconds apart early in the third period to send Ottawa past Buffalo 3-2. Andrew Hammond made 24 saves for the Senators, who are 7-0-1 in their last eight to climb within three points of Boston for the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.

— Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist to help Columbus beat New Jersey 3-2 and end a seven-game losing streak. Recent pickup Justin Falk got his first points of the season with a goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets.


Avs’ MacKinnon out 6-8 weeks

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche say they will be without Nathan MacKinnon for at least six weeks after the speedy forward broke his foot.

The talented teenager could possibly return to the ice this season if the Avs make the playoffs. Colorado is currently outside of the Western Conference postseason picture.


US trails Britain 2-0

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — James Ward came from two sets down to beat John Isner (IHZ’-nur) 6-7, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6, 15-13 in a Davis Cup match that lasted almost five hours. That gave Britain a 2-0 lead over the United States in the first round.

Earlier, Andy Murray beat Donald Young 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.


Holmes leading at Doral

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes shot a 1-over 73 but still has the lead after two rounds of the Cadillac Championship at Doral. Holmes sits at 9-under par, two shots better than Ryan Moore, who posted a second-round 71.

Adam Scott’s 68 has him alone in third place, three off the lead.

Rory McIlroy was one club lighter than at the start of his round. Frustrated by a 3-iron shot into the water on the eighth hole, the world’s No. 1 player slung the club some 50 yards into the water. He wound up with a 70 and is eight shots back.


Cejka leads in Puerto Rico

Alex Cejka (CHAY’-kuh) shot a 5-under 67 to take the lead after two rounds of the Puerto Rico Open. He’s in at 7-under for his 36 holes. That’s one shot better than Brandon Hagy.


Park, Ciganda tied for lead

SINGAPORE (AP) — Carlota Ciganda shot a 6-under 66 to move into a tie for the lead with Inbee Park after the second round of the HSBC Women’s Champions. Park shot a 69 to reach 9 under par. Azahara Munoz was in sole possession of third place, two strokes back.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko birdied three of the last four holes en route to a 70 that put the 17-year-old in a tie for fourth at 6-under.


US wins in shutout

VILA REAL de SAN ANTONIO, Portugal (AP) — Alex Morgan redirected Lauren Holiday’s free kick for a goal some nine minutes into the second half and the U.S. women’s national team went on to defeat Sweden 3-0 in group play at the Algarve Cup.