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Big East action...Nuggets and Lakers hope to break losing streaks...Santa Anita cancels

March 6, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Sixteenth-ranked Marquette, a half-game behind Villanova in the Big East in the final week of the season, is in action tonight against Seton Hall. Marquette then plays Georgetown on Saturday, while Seton Hall moves on to a matchup against number-23 Villanova. In tonight’s other game involving a top-25 team, number-10 LSU is at Florida.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers are each riding three-game losing streaks heading into tonight’s matchup in Los Angeles. The Nuggets are coming off of a narrow loss to San Antonio Monday night, after a late rally fell short.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte and Miami have the same 29-and-34 record -- but that’s better than any other team in the NBA’s Southeast Division. They’ll break the tie for the division lead when the Hornets and Heat meat tonight in Charlotte.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Washington Capitals have won four straight as they head to Philadelphia to face the Flyers, winners of their last two. The Vegas Golden Knights are also on a four-game win streak as they host the Calgary Flames. Tonight’s other NHL action has Toronto at Vancouver and St. Louis at Anaheim.

ARCADIA, Calif. — Santa Anita has now canceled racing indefinitely to re-examine its dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months. Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that racing won’t be held this weekend, when two major races were scheduled: