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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:11:14 -0400

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marcus Stroman took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries.

Stroman dominated the tournament's highest-scoring team. Puerto Rico lost for ...




Chris Wondolowski thankful for call-up to national team

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:00:41 -0400

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Chris Wondolowski didn't have to travel far when he got the call to join the U.S. national team ahead of two key World Cup qualifiers.

The U.S. will be playing Honduras on the home field of Wondolowski's San Jose Earthquakes on Friday night as the ...




Miller and Mack still close after time together at Xavier

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:57:13 -0400

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Sean Miller had just been named Xavier's head basketball coach when he began meeting with athletic director Dawn Rogers about filling out his staff.

Rogers had previously worked with Chris Mack, then on Skip Prosser's staff at Wake Forest, and suggested Miller consider him with ...




Tipping Off: Michigan talked Super Bowl on way to Sweet 16

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:53:44 -0400

When Michigan was slumping earlier in the season, the coach started thinking Super Bowl, not Final Four.

John Beilein conjured up the highlight-reel catch that Patriots receiver Julian Edelman made during New England's game-tying drive in the Super Bowl, and said the Wolverines should keep that sort of play - ...




Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:49:23 -0400

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course.

It was the fourth time in the last three years that he withdrew in the middle of a tournament.

Only this was different.

Physically, he never felt better. Emotionally, he was a wreck.

...



Gobert scores career-high 35, Jazz beat Knicks 108-101

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:10:44 -0400

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Rudy Gobert is in the running for Defensive Player of the Year, but it was his offense that had the bigger impact Wednesday night.

Gobert scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz rallied from 13 down to defeat the ...




U.S. claims first World Baseball Classic title with win over Puerto Rico

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:00:48 -0400

LOS ANGELES — The eagle has landed on top.

The United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries on Wednesday night behind six hitless innings from Marcus Stroman.

The Americans planted their eagle statue mascot on the mound in celebration, a blue ...




Antetokounmpo's 32 points lead Bucks over Kings 116-98

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:50:38 -0400

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Wary of a letdown on the finale of a six-game trip, Giannis Antetokounmpo took it upon himself early to make sure that the Milwaukee Bucks would be departing for home with a smile on their faces.

Antetokounmpo had a huge first half and finished with 32 ...




Ducks drub Oilers 4-3, ending goalie Talbot's night early

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:50:13 -0400

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - If the Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers were looking to send a message to one another ahead of a possible matchup in the playoffs, it didn't take.

Instead, the Ducks were left relieved that a first period no-show didn't end up costing them the win - ...




Defense to begin in trial of Penn State's former president

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:49:36 -0400

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The defense is set to begin presenting its case in the criminal trial of Penn State's former president.

Graham Spanier (SPAN'-yur) is accused of mishandling complaints that former football coach Jerry Sandusky was molesting boys.

Spanier is charged with two counts of child endangerment and one ...




Utah Jazz host 1997 Finals team for 20-year reunion

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:28:15 -0400

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Jazz hosted members of the 1997 Finals team Wednesday night for a 20-year reunion.

Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan, Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton, Bryon Russell, Greg Ostertag and others were in attendance. The game was scheduled against the New ...




NBA Capsules

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:12:21 -0400

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

The Thunder have won 16 straight games against Philadelphia, a run that ...




John Wall scores 22 points in second half of Wizards win

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:53:48 -0400

Sixteen points in the first quarter. Let that settle in. The Wizards scored 16 points in the first quarter Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks, who were operating without two starters.

"Nasty," John Wall said.

He wasn't only talking about the first quarter. Wall was referring to the first half. ...




Wyoming reaches CBI finals with 74-68 win over Utah Valley

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:52:54 -0400

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Justin James scored 16 points and Wyoming scored the last six points of the game to defeat Utah Valley 74-68 on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational.

The Cowboys (21-14) play Coastal Carolina in the three-game CBI championship series with the first ...




Basile sends Bakersfield to NIT finals with 80-76 win

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:41:43 -0400

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dedrick Basile scored 14 points, including the clinching free throws with five seconds left, and Cal State Bakersfield became the first eight-seed to advance to the final four of the NIT, defeating Texas Arlington 80-76 on Wednesday night.

The Roadrunners (25-9) had squandered most of a ...




Nuggets cruise past Cavs 126-113

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:15:13 -0400

DENVER (AP) - LeBron James's forgettable night included some statistical oddities like going minus-30 in 34 minutes and being the only player on either team to miss a free throw.

In East-leading Cleveland's stunningly thorough 126-113 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, James saw his Cavaliers get outscored ...




Bradley Beal, John Wall lead Wizards to win over Hawks

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:57:47 -0400

Bradley Beal scored 28 points and John Wall added all 22 of his in the second half to help the Washington Wizards to a 104-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

Wall also had 10 assists on a night he shot just 6 of 21 from the floor, ...




Ladd gets go-ahead goal in third, Islanders beat Rangers 3-2

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:57:04 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) - After getting off to a slow start, the New York Islanders rallied with a strong third period to get a big win in their playoff push.

Andrew Ladd scored the tiebreaking goal with about 7 1/2 minutes remaining to lift the Islanders to a 3-2 victory ...




Seattle signs DB Bradley McDougald, K John Lunsford

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:35:00 -0400

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have added depth in the secondary by signing defensive back Bradley McDougald.

Seattle announced the signing of McDougald and kicker John Lunsford on Wednesday night.

McDougald spent the past four seasons with Tampa Bay. He started 31 of 32 games played the past ...




Mirotic scores season-high 28, Bulls beat Pistons 117-95

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:25:39 -0400

CHICAGO (AP) - Out of the rotation at times and with his contract set to expire, Nikola Mirotic understands what's at stake for him as the season winds down.

Games like this certainly don't hurt.

Mirotic scored a season-high 28 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 117-95 ...