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March 7, 2019

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list last night. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar scored his 32,293rd point on a driving layup in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets, getting fouled in the act and hitting the ensuing free throw.

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright will sit out the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for Human Growth Hormone, a second suspension for the knuckleballer who missed 15 games last year for violating baseball’s domestic violence policy.

UNDATED (AP) — In NHL action tonight, the Western Conference-leading Calgary Flames travel to face the Arizona Coyotes after the Flames saw their four-game road win streak snapped last night against Vegas. Calgary, which is 7-3-1 in its last 11 games, is now 0-3-0 in March. Vegas visits Calgary on Sunday for their final meeting of the season.

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA content will be available on Alibaba’s platforms in China for the first time through an expanded partnership with the league. Programming such as game highlights and classic NBA games will be among the content available on the new “NBA Section” along with an enhanced online shopping experience for Chinese customers.

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA (FEE’-fuh) has banned an elected member of its ruling council from all soccer duty for three months for selling tickets to last year’s World Cup. FIFA says Lee Harmon of the Cook Islands will also pay a fine of $20,000. The ban removes Harmon from two FIFA Council meetings, in Miami and Paris, and the annual Congress in Paris on June 5.