MADRID (AP) Looking for its sixth win a row, Villarreal is the team to beat in Spain.
Villarreal plays at winless Levante on Sunday, while Barcelona - still without Lionel Messi - is at Sevilla and Real Madrid faces a difficult game at city rival Atletico Madrid.
DENVER (AP) Kenneth Faried instantly perked up when his new coach proclaimed the Denver Nuggets would return to their uptempo roots.
The athletic forward nicknamed Manimal can be Manimal again.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) For Mike Conley, the decision to keep wearing a clear mask is easy, even with his left cheek fully healed from the elbow that inadvertently smashed his face last April.
Travis Zajac broke a tie late in the second period and added an empty-net goal with 32 seconds left in the visiting New Jersey Devils' 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in exhibition play Wednesday night.