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Crawford, Heston lead Giants to win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chris Heston pitched into the eighth inning, Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.

Joe Panik had three hits and drove in a run as the Giants stopped their longest slide in nearly nine years. Buster Posey went 2 for 4 with an RBI single.

Nori Aoki also had two hits, including a leadoff double in the first that led to the Giants' first run and sent them on their way to their first win at home.

David Peralta led off the fourth with a home run for the Diamondbacks, who had won five of seven.


Suns' Brandon Knight has arthroscopic surgery on left ankle

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight has had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle.

The Suns said Saturday that Dr. Richard Ferkel performed the surgery Friday in Los Angeles.

Acquired from Milwaukee on Feb. 19, Knight averaged 17.0 points and career highs of 5.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 63 games this season. He missed 16 of the final 17 games.


Oilers win NHL draft lottery and chance to select McDavid

The Edmonton Oilers have won the NHL draft lottery and the right to select Erie Otters star center Connor McDavid with the top pick.

The Oilers bucked the odds Saturday night after finishing 28th in the NHL standings. They had just an 11.5 percent chance to win the lottery.

At 20 percent, the Buffalo Sabres had the best odds to win, followed by the Arizona Coyotes at 13.5 percent among the 14 non-playoff teams

The Sabres will pick second and the chance to land a highly touted consolation prize in Boston University freshman center Jack Eichel.

The lottery was held in Toronto.

This marked the second straight year Buffalo lost the lottery, after Florida won last year.

The draft will be in Sunrise, Florida, on June 26.


Lochte tops Phelps in 200 individual medley heats in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Lochte has topped Michael Phelps with the fastest qualifying time for the 200-meter individual medley at an Arizona meet.

Lochte was timed in 2 minutes, 1.03 seconds Saturday to lead eight qualifiers into the evening final.

Phelps won his heat in 2:04.16, qualifying fifth in a time that was 3.13 seconds behind longtime rival Lochte. Phelps took the lead on the breaststroke leg after being third on the first lap.

Both Olympians will swim the 100 freestyle heats later.

Another Olympian, Conor Dwyer, was second-quickest in the 200 IM at 2:02.20. Also making the final was Austin Surhoff, the son of former major league baseball player B.J. Surhoff.


Coyotes sign Christian Dvorak to a 3-year, entry-level deal

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes signed forward Christian Dvorak to a three-year, entry-level contract Friday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

The 19-year-old Dvorak had 41 goals and 68 assists in 66 games for London in the Ontario Hockey League this season. He also had five goals and eight assists in 10 playoff games.

Dvorak, 6-foot and 190 pounds, was selected 58th overall in the 2014 draft. He's from Frankfort, Illinois.