Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum (3) drives against Dallas Mavericks' Al-Faroug Aminu (7) and Bernard James (55) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, March 5, 2015. The Trail Blazers beat the Mavericks 94-75. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens) (AP)

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March 6, 2015 12:15PM (UTC)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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PACQUIAO TRAINER ROACH STEPS UP VERBAL STAKES AGAINST MAYWEATHER

Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach says the Filipino fighter must beat "disrespectful" Floyd Weather "for the whole world."

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=oBM9CmtT

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BLAZERS BUILD DIVISION LEAD WITH WIN OVER MAVERICKS

Portland Trail Blazers win fifth straight by beating Dallas 94-75, building division lead.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/98fe36e9ce6a4990b80a96c6edf5d2de/blazers-win-fifth-straight-94-75-victory-over-mavericks

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SALAH DOUBLE AS FIORE INFLICTS RARE HOME DEFEAT ON JUVENTUS

Fiorentina inflicts Juventus' first home loss in nearly two years, wins 2-1 in first leg of Italian Cup semifinals.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2015/03/05/salah-leads-fiorentina-to-2-1-win-at-juventus-in-cup-semis/24457105/

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INFORMAL TALKS ON MICHAEL PHELPS COMPETING AT WORLDS

Informal talks under way about overturning Michael Phelps drunk driving suspension to allow him to compete at world championships starting in July.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=YBJLmF3A

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PENCE OUT UP TO 2 MONTHS AFTER BREAKING ARM

San Francisco's Hunter Pence breaks his left forearm in spring training game, will miss up to two months.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=YBJLmF3A

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ISLANDERS WIN TO CONTINUE PREDATORS SLIDE

The New York Islanders beat Nashville 4-3 in clash of division leaders, sending Predators to fifth straight loss.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268755/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=VFb18NBH

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