Butler has 31, Bulls go up 2-0 on Bucks

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CHICAGO (AP) Jimmy Butler was simply following orders from Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

He kept shooting and the ball kept going in.

Butler set a playoff career-high for the second straight game with 31 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

Ducks rally for OT win, lead Jets 3-0

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Rickard Rakell scored in overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks over the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Monday in Game 3 of their playoff series.

Anaheim leads the series 3-0. (MORE)

Rangers hold off Penguins, take 2-1 lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) There is nothing poetic or necessarily pretty about the way the New York Rangers play, particularly on the road.

The Rangers grind. They play defense. They block shots. (MORE)

Eagles make Tebow's 1-year deal official

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tebowmania swept through Philly before Tim Tebow's return to the NFL even became official.

By the time the Philadelphia Eagles announced late Monday afternoon that Tebow signed a one-year contract, the city was buzzing about Chip Kelly's latest move. Tebow dominated newspaper headlines, social media conversation and sports talk radio. A pretzel factory even made "Tebowing" shaped pretzels. (MORE)

Dubnyk blanks Blues, gives Wild 2-1 lead

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The St. Louis Blues have been busy trying to agitate the Minnesota Wild into costly mistakes.

With a sarcastic smile here and a timely goal there, the Wild have kept their cool and taken the series lead. (MORE)

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