Knicks fire Fisher, Rambis takes over

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1 1/2 seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else.

Fisher was fired Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine of 10 to fall well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

"It's time for us to make a change, turn this team around and move forward and get some wins and keep going down the road we had started here at the beginning of the year," Jackson said at the team's practice facility.

McCoy investigated in assault of 2 cops

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl early Sunday that left two off-duty police officers injured, one with a broken nose and broken ribs and the other with a possible skull fracture.

The incident occurred early Sunday morning after an argument broke out between McCoy's party and the officers over a bottle of champagne. (MORE)

Ex: Manziel attack left me deaf in 1 ear

DALLAS (AP) Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend said in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear.

Colleen Crowley's affidavit, published online Monday, says Manziel dragged her into a car last month after she tried to get away from him. Crowley accused Manziel of striking her in her left ear. (MORE)

James gets triple-double, Cavs rip Kings

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James came close to his 40th career triple-double several times this season.

The four-time MVP got there in three quarters Monday night. (MORE)

Hield's 3 at 1.3 lifts No. 3 Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Buddy Hield had done just about everything this season. He did the ultimate Monday night.

Hield's 3-pointer from the corner with 1.3 seconds remaining lifted No. 3 Oklahoma to a 63-60 victory over No. 24 Texas. (MORE)

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 Crosby scores 2, goal streak to 7 in win

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