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Clippers beat Nuggets 117-105 for record 57th win

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, goes up for a dunk as Denver Nuggets forward Jan Vesely, of the Czech Republic, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 24 points while picking up his 16th technical, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Denver Nuggets 117-105 on Tuesday night for their franchise-record 57th victory of the season.

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Olympic great Michael Phelps to swim again

In this Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps displays his gold medal for the men's 100-meter butterfly swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Bob Bowman, the swimmer's longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday, April 14, 2014, that Phelps is entered in three events — the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at his first meet since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Don’t expect the same Michael Phelps in his return to swimming after a nearly two-year retirement.

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Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

In this Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps displays his gold medal for the men's 100-meter butterfly swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Bob Bowman, the swimmer's longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday, April 14, 2014, that Phelps is entered in three events — the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at his first meet since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.

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Grizzlies beat Lakers 102-90; stay in playoff hunt

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill battle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Conley scored 24 points and Memphis pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102-90 on Sunday night, moving the Grizzlies a game ahead of idle Phoenix in the race for the final Western Conference playoff berth.

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Michigan State’s Payne honored at Wooden gala

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adreian Payne of Michigan State has been honored at the John R. Wooden award gala for his friendship with a cancer-stricken 8-year-old girl.

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