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Herpes outbreak forces some wrestlers to wait to compete

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:14:38 -0500

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Some high school wrestlers will have to wait before competing in this weekend's state tournament in Huntington due to a herpes outbreak at a regional championship last week.

News outlets report that decided to postpone wrestling among the Class AAA 145-, 152- and 170-pound weight classes ...

Thursday's Sports In Brief

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:54:05 -0500


DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks made two plays for the future, acquiring big man Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers before the trading deadline and waiving point guard Deron Williams to clear the way for rookie Yogi Ferrell.

The Mavericks sent veteran center Andrew Bogut, young swingman Justin ...

Round 2 at LPGA Thailand washed out

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:50:21 -0500

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) - Unseasonal heavy rain forced LPGA Thailand organizers to suspend second-round play on Friday.

Play was halted for hours, and 13 players didn't start, including co-leaders Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand and Amy Yang of South Korea.

The second round will resume on Saturday.

No. 10 Duke's visit to Miami headlines weekend in ACC play

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:39:13 -0500

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:

GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 10 Duke at Miami. The Blue Devils (22-6, 10-5) had won eight straight games before Wednesday's loss at Syracuse. The Hurricanes (19-8, 9-6) are coming off a win at Virginia to bolster their NCAA ...

Tom Brady: The Movie? Fans divided and foes say they'll pass

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:31:11 -0500

BOSTON (AP) - Tom Brady: The Movie?

A new book and a major motion picture are in the works about the New England Patriots' star quarterback and the "Deflategate" suspension he overcame to earn an unprecedented fifth Super Bowl ring.

But Patriots Nation seems ambivalent, and Brady's foes say they'll ...

Wade Davis takes over as closer for the Chicago Cubs

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:25:25 -0500

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Wade Davis was a promising starting pitcher when he made his major league debut for Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays almost eight years ago. Then he was a reliever, and then a starter again and then a reliever.

Now he gets the ball from ...

Poulter facing pressure of a different variety

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:22:43 -0500

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Ian Poulter used to start every Monday by opening the link to the Official World Golf Ranking.

It used to be satisfying. Now he doesn't even bother, and hasn't for the last 16 months.

"I've stopped looking, just because it's not a very nice ...

No. 13 Florida, No. 11 Kentucky game could decide SEC race

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:04:08 -0500

Here are a few things to watch in the Southeastern Conference this week:

GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 13 Florida at No. 11 Kentucky: The winner of Saturday's showdown at Rupp Arena takes over sole possession of first place in the SEC. They enter the game with identical 23-5 overall ...

For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:49:01 -0500

MIAMI (AP) - Ricky Rubio was trying desperately to take his own advice. Minnesota's point guard told anyone who would listen to him not to worry about the trade deadline, or fret about what moves might be coming.

Practicing what he preached was a little difficult.

"Until it doesn't go ...

Wang, Liu win ice dancing gold medal at Asian Winter Games

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:37:00 -0500

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) - Skating to "New York, New York," Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu held onto their lead from the short dance to win the gold medal in ice dancing at the Asian Winter Games.

The Chinese pair combined intricate step sequences and powerful lifts to receive 98.26 points ...

Supreme Court could decide transgender case. Or not.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:22:45 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) - Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys' bathroom and the Virginia school board that won't let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute, even after the Trump administration retreated from an Obama-era policy on bathroom use.


Kuzma scores 25 as Utah beats Colorado, 86-81

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:42:29 -0500

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Utah's road struggles found a cure in what has become a friendly place for the Utes.

Kyle Kuzma scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half and Utah continued its dominance of Colorado with an 86-81 win on Thursday night.

David Collette added 14 ...

Bruins blast Kings 4-1, continue strong start for Cassidy

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:23:11 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Boston Bruins figured their road swing against the NHL's three tough California teams would be a strong indication of their ability to contend for a playoff spot.

Interim coach Bruce Cassidy thinks the Bruins are leaving the Golden State in great shape.

Brad Marchand and ...

Curry flurry: MVP's huge third quarter propels Warriors

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:21:50 -0500

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Well-rested on fresh legs, Stephen Curry found his 3-point touch during one phenomenal flurry in one game-breaking quarter.

Draymond Green got hit with a technical while walking away and let his usual fire fly at coach Steve Kerr in the aftermath. They laughed about it later.


Portland State's balances too much for Southern Utah

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:09:26 -0500

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - De'Sean Parsons had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead a balanced attack as Portland State beat Southern Utah 93-86 on Thursday night.

There were 12 lead changes but after the eighth tie - 84-84 with 2:03 to go - the Vikings closed it out with ...

Cauley-Stein scores 29, Kings beat Nuggets 116-100

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:01:01 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Playing behind All-Star DeMarcus Cousins the past two years, Willie Cauley-Stein has been patiently waiting for his chance with the Sacramento Kings.

When he got the opportunity for extended playing time, he came through in a big way.

Cauley-Stein had a career-high 29 points and 10 ...

For high schoolers, rapper karate champ is cool teacher

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:01:00 -0500

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) - Calm, cool and confident, Shawnee Mission East High School teacher David Muhammad is among the most skilled martial artists in the world and the No.1 seed on this year's U.S. Karate team.

But Muhammad, 32, knows he has a lot more going for him when ...

Plum, Osahor, lead No. 11 Washington past Colorado 79-46

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:58:48 -0500

SEATTLE (AP) - Kelsey Plum eventually continued her march toward the all-time career scoring mark, but the path was made much easier by Chantel Osahor.

Plum, the nation's leading scorer, finished with 25 points after a quiet start and Osahor had 24 points and 20 rebounds to pace No. 11 ...

Haney's 18 helps Loyola Marymount hold off San Francisco

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:39:24 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steven Haney scored 18 points and Loyola Marymount held on to defeat San Francisco 53-51 on Thursday night despite making just four of its last eight free throw attempts in the final 30 seconds.

The win also keeps the Lions hanging onto the sixth seed into ...

Cal Poly holds off late Long Beach St comeback bid 78-71

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:28:26 -0500

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Ridge Shipley and Victor Joseph scored 17 points apiece and Cal Poly held off Long Beach State 78-71 on Thursday night to earn a split of the season series.

Donovan Fields and Luke Meikle each added 14 for the Mustangs (9-18, 4-9 Big West). Meilke ...