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In brief: Sixers set franchise record, lose 16th straight to start the season

76ers' Michael Carter-Williams had a triple-double but Philadelphia still lost to Dallas. (Associated Press)
76ers' Michael Carter-Williams had a triple-double but Philadelphia still lost to Dallas. (Associated Press)
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NBA: Tyson Chandler had 20 points and 13 rebounds to help visiting Dallas beat Philadelphia 110-103 on Saturday, sending the 76ers to a franchise-record 16th straight loss to start the season.

Michael Carter-Williams had a triple-double with 18 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds for the 76ers, who eclipsed the 1972-73 club that began 0-15 on the way to setting an 82-game NBA record for fewest victories at 9-73. Philadelphia became the fifth team in league history to open with at least 16 straight losses, joining the 1994-95 Clippers (0-16), 1998-99 Clippers (0-17), 1988-89 Heat (0-17) and the 2009-10 Nets (0-18).

The 76ers will try again for their first win on Monday when they host the defending champion Spurs.

• Love leads Cavs to third-straight win: Kevin Love scored a season-high 28 points, Kyrie Irving added 24 and Cleveland defeated Indiana 109-97 in Cleveland.

LeBron James added 19 points as Cleveland won its third straight game after losing four in a row and moved its record to 8-7. The Cavaliers have won the three games by an average of 23.3 points.

Irving added a season-high 10 rebounds and had five assists.

• Griffin, Paul lead Clippers to fourth straight: Blake Griffin scored 28 points and Chris Paul added 17 points and 10 assists to help Los Angeles beat Utah 112-96, in Salt Lake City, and post their fourth straight win.

Jamal Crawford tallied 22 points and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 12 rebounds as the Clippers closed a seven-game trip that covered over 7,200 miles with a 6-1 record.

Gordon Hayward scored 30 points and Derrick Favors had 19 for the Jazz, who have lost a season-high five games in a row.

• Raptors’ DeRozan out: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is going to be out an indefinite period with a torn tendon in his left groin.

DeRozan is averaging a team-high 19.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and a team-best 33.6 minutes in 16 games this season for the Raptors, who are off to their best start at 13-3.

Flynn scores twice; Buffalo wins 4-3 in shootout

NHL: Bryan Flynn scored in regulation and added the shootout winner in Buffalo’s 4-3 victory over host Montreal.

After losing five straight, Buffalo has won five of six games.

• Blackhawks win Western Conference finals rematch: Brad Richards scored two goals, and the visiting Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1.

In a matchup of teams that both won two of the last five Stanley Cup titles, Daniel Carcillo added a goal, and Brandon Saad scored into an empty net with 1:49 remaining.

Corey Crawford made 19 saves for the Blackhawks, who went 5-1 on their road trip.

Jordan Nolan scored, and Jonathan Quick stopped 21 shots for Los Angeles.

It was the first meeting between the teams since the Western Conference finals, won in seven games by the eventual Cup champion Kings.

• Halak’s 34 saves lead Islanders to win: Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves for his ninth straight win, and Cal Clutterbuck scored his third goal of the season as the New York Islanders got back to their winning ways with a 3-1 victory over New Jersey, in Uniondale, New York.

New York, which had a five-game winning streak snapped Friday at Washington, has won 12 of 14. This is the fastest the Islanders have gotten to 17 victories.

• Gallagher signs 6-year extension: The Montreal Canadiens signed forward Brendan Gallagher to a six-year contract extension.

The 22-year-old Gallagher has five goals and seven assists in 24 games this season. In 149 regular-season games with the Canadiens, he has 39 goals and 42 assists.

Revolution advance to MLS Cup, await L.A. or Seattle

SOCCER: Jay Heaps is taking the New England Revolution back to the MLS Cup – this time as the head coach – still looking for his first win.

Charlie Davies scored twice to give the Revolution a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls in Foxborough, Massachusetts and a 4-3 victory in the two-game, aggregate goals Eastern Conference finals. New England will play in the MLS Cup on Dec. 7 against the winner of the Western finals between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders.

• Pele responding well to treatment: Pele isn’t showing signs of the urinary tract infection that prompted his hospitalization this week and doctors said they will suspend kidney treatment today.

The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil said that the 74-year-old Pele remains in an intensive care unit, but his condition was constantly improving.

No. 8 Virginia holds Rutgers to 26 points in tournament win

College basketball: Justin Anderson and Anthony Gill each had 13 points to lead No. 8 Virginia to a 45-26 win over Rutgers in the championship game of the Barclays Center Classic in New York.

Virginia held Rutgers to just 25 percent shooting.

Anderson, who was the MVP of the tournament, had a two-handed dunk with 3:02 left that essentially sealed the win.

• ODU upsets No. 14 VCU: Aaron Bacote scored a career-high 31 points to lift Old Dominion to a 73-67 win over No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth in Norfolk, Virginia.

Jansrud wins season-opening World Cup downhill event

WINTER SPORTS: Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud won the season-opening men’s World Cup downhill at Lake Louise, Alberta.

The Olympic super-G champion finished in 1 minute, 50.20 seconds.

• Austria’s Eva-Maria Brem earns 1st World Cup win: Eva-Maria Brem of Austria earned her first World Cup victory, holding off teammate Kathrin Zettel with a smooth final run in the giant slalom in Aspen, Colorado.

• German lugers win both races of World Cup season-opener: German lugers Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken won the men’s doubles at the World Cup season-opener in Igls, Austria, after compatriot Natalie Geisenberger took the women’s race.

Eggert and Benecken won both runs in difficult conditions as temperatures of up to 59 degrees had softened the ice on the 1976 Olympic track. They finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 19.330 seconds for their fifth World Cup win.

California Chrome makes turf debut a success at Del Mar

HORSE RACING: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome won the $300,000 Hollywood Derby by two lengths in his turf debut at Del Mar, California.

Crawford retains WBO title

BOXING: Terence Crawford retained his WBO lightweight title with a unanimous decision over top contender Ray Beltran, in Omaha, Nebraska.

The 27-year-old Crawford is 25-0. Beltran is 29-7-1.

Cricket umpire dies in Israel after being struck by ball

MISCELLANY: Israeli police said a 60-year-old man died after being struck in the face by a ball while working as an umpire at a cricket match in the city of Ashdod.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the man was hit by a ball during a league game and that no foul play was suspected. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

• High school head injury lawsuit filed: A former high school quarterback is suing the Illinois High School Association for allegedly not doing enough to protect football players.

Attorney Joseph Siprut filed the class-action lawsuit on behalf of Daniel Bukal in Cook County Circuit Court Saturday, the day Illinois wraps up its state high school football championship games.

Sirput says it’s among the first times such a lawsuit has targeted a governing body responsible for overseeing prep sports in a state. The lawsuit calls on the Bloomington-based IHSA to tighten its head-injury protocols. It doesn’t seek damages.

Bukal suffered multiple concussions playing for Notre Dame College Prep in Niles from 1999 to 2003. It says he still suffers frequent migraines and has experienced memory loss.

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