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Buckeyes still loaded as most NFL-eligible players stay put

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:24:03 -0600

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and his assistants annually brace for announcements about elite and not-so-elite players leaving the program early for the NFL draft.


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Rob Riggle to host NFL Honors when AP awards are announced

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:19:05 -0600

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Emmy-nominated actor and comedian Rob Riggle will host NFL Honors on Feb. 3, when The Associated Press hands out its individual league awards.



Daily performances

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:15:08 -0600

Boys Basketball Best Performances from 1/18/2018SCORING LEADERS (Min. Games Played)



Daily performances

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:15:08 -0600

Girls Basketball Best Performances from 1/18/2018SCORING LEADERS (Min. Games Played)



Kulizhnikov, Erbanova win 500s at speedskating World Cup

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:13:33 -0600

ERFURT, Germany (AP) — Russia's Pavel Kulizhnikov claimed his first speedskating World Cup win of the season on Friday, while Karolina Erbanova of the Czech Republic won the women's 500-meter race.


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Pele skips public appearance in England, stays home to rest

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:13:08 -0600

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pele has cancelled a trip to England, where the 77-year-old Brazilian was to receive an award from the country's Football Writers Association.


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Russia loses handball medal after 3 players fail drug tests

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:15:33 -0600

VIENNA (AP) — Russia was stripped of a European handball medal Friday after three players were banned for doping.



Darnold, Rosen, Jackson among 119 underclassmen in NFL draft

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:17:52 -0600

Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of the last five seasons in which at least 95 players have declared early.



UNC adds record-holder Quinshad Davis to coaching staff

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:09:39 -0600

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is adding record-setting receiver Quinshad Davis to its coaching staff.



Carter-Vickers loaned by Tottenham to Ipswich

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:09:16 -0600

Cameron Carter-Vickers has been loaned by Tottenham to second-tier Ipswich, four days after the Premier League club recalled the American defender from what was to be a season-long loan to Sheffield United.



Akron's Moutinho goes No. 1 in MLS SuperDraft

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:08:38 -0600

Akron's Joao Moutinho was selected Friday by Los Angeles FC with the No. 1 overall pick in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft.



Clemson reserve QB Zerrick Cooper decides to transfer

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:08:28 -0600

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson reserve quarterback Zerrick Cooper is leaving the Tigers.



New York Jets WR Robby Anderson arrested

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:04:00 -0600

Jets second-year breakout WR Robby Anderson is in trouble again.According to Andy Slater of 940 AM-W…


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Highlights of Power Five changes at NCAA convention

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:07:34 -0600

Highlights of the legislation passed by the Power Five conferences Friday at the NCAA convention in Indianapolis:






Cormier can't escape Jones ahead of UFC championship defense

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:53:16 -0600

BOSTON (AP) — Daniel Cormier has shed his last 10 pounds to make weight, is pumped to defend his UFC light heavyweight championship and says he can beat Volkan Oezdemir.


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Power Five conferences approve medical benefits extension

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:44:15 -0600

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA's five largest conferences approved sweeping changes in everything from medical care to basketball during the holidays on Friday, dashing through the agenda with little opposition and virtually no debate.


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Tipsheet: Smarter MLB executives stifle free agent spending

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:40:00 -0600

Are MLB teams colluding against free agents? Or are owners and general managers simply refusing to agree to stupid contracts? The debate is heating up.


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Defense: McKnight killing self-defense. Prosecutor: not so

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:36:48 -0600

GRETNA, La. (AP) — The man who killed former NFL player Joe McKnight was terrified and fired in self-defense as the athlete spewed obscenities and threats following a traffic confrontation in December 2016, a defense attorney told a jury Friday.


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Carli Lloyd posts goodbye to the Dash after 3-team trade

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:36:18 -0600

Carli Lloyd wrote a letter of thanks to the Houston Dash in the wake of a three-team trade in the National Women's Soccer League that sent her to Sky Blue FC.



SLU says Title IX process 'not complete' as both sides receive findings in sexual assault probe

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:30:00 -0600

St. Louis University said in a statement this morning that both parties in the school's Title IX investigation have been informed of the findings and decisions made by the hearing officer regarding allegations of sexual assault from September.


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Frenzel aiming for gold in Nordic combined in Pyeongchang

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:14:30 -0600

Five-time World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist Eric Frenzel will be aiming to continue his dominance of Nordic combined at the Pyeongchang Olympics.


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PFW Podcast 081: 2018 Conference Championship weekend

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:59:43 -0600

The guys break down all of the conference title weekend storylines: Brady's hand injury and the Monday Morning QBs already coming out of the woodwork to rehash the Jimmy G trade; how the Patriots will set the edges vs. Fournette;…


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Latest: Raisman: Nassar taken down by 'army' of survivors

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:02:32 -0600

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former sports doctor who sexually assaulted gymnasts and others (all times local):


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Bipartisan effort would ban bidding war for Redskins stadium

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:53:29 -0600

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three politicians in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are teaming up across partisan lines, seeking to prevent their governments from waging a bidding war with public money to build a new stadium for the…


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Gold medalist to Nassar: I won't live as a victim any longer

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:45:45 -0600

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber described herself in court Friday as one of 140 survivors of sexual assault by Larry Nassar, as Michigan State University called on the state's attorney general to investigate the school's handling…


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Last surviving medalist from 1928 Olympics dies

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:40:32 -0600

ROME (AP) — Carla Marangoni, the last surviving medalist from the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, has died. She was 102.



Yun clinches skeleton title, Jungk claims 1st World Cup win

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:26:53 -0600

KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — South Korea's Yun Sung-bin clinched the skeleton World Cup title despite not racing on Friday as Axel Jungk claimed his first World Cup victory.


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Wyoming men's basketball wants more out of its bench

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:15:48 -0600

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Allen Edwards has always liked his numbers. In his two seasons as Wyoming's head men's basketball coach, Edwards has been comfortable with the depth of players at his disposal.



IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:05:38 -0600

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will emerge this weekend.


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Q&A: James Patterson on Aaron Hernandez's fall from grace

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:34:46 -0600

BOSTON (AP) — Eight months after ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in prison, a new book by bestselling author James Patterson is reviving unanswered questions.


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Smith watches Kyrgios beat Tsonga, the Aussie kid's dream

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:18:49 -0600

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With Will Smith in the crowd and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga across the net, Nick Kyrgios was in his element as the main attraction for a night at the Australian Open.


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Wozniacki still in frame for return to No. 1, 6 years later

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:19:48 -0600

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki had just been beaten by Kim Clijsters in the 2012 Australian Open quarterfinals, causing her to lose her No. 1 ranking on the WTA Tour, and she had some fighting words.


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BenFred: Everybody can find a story about Musial's magic

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:15:00 -0600

On the five-year anniversary of the day we lost “Baseball’s Perfect Knight,” find a moment to remember what made him so much bigger than the game.


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Major mistake costs Vonn a victory in Cortina downhill

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:07:24 -0600

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — A fast recovery prevented Lindsey Vonn from crashing into the safety netting and possibly compromising another Olympics.


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Can Tom Brady be effective with throwing-hand injury? Belichick: 'I don't know'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:58:00 -0600

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick hasn't changed his philosophy on revealing more than he has to on injuries. In essence, the less we know the better — that remains status quo.


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Pittsburgh Steelers' Le'Veon Bell reportedly missed most of final walk-through

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:49:00 -0600

Le’Veon Bell’s final practice in a Steelers uniform may have lasted five minutes, and his final game in Pittsburgh, albeit productive as usual, could wind up being most remembered by the two times the NFL's premier workhorse didn’t touch the…


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Svindal beats Jansrud for Norwegian 1-2 in World Cup super-G

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:42:05 -0600

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Aksel Lund Svindal made a triumphant return to the hill where a downhill crash almost ended his career two years ago.


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United waits on Sanchez-Mkhitaryan swap deal, City moves on

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:33:55 -0600

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho appeared to be in the dark about the progress of Manchester United's attempt to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez in a potential swap for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.


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Wonder Woman: Mancuso retires from skiing in superhero style

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:18:22 -0600

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The Wonder Woman suit. The red cape with a big "J'' printed on it. The plastic tiara.


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Speaker: Referendum unlikely on PawSox stadium proposal

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:47:01 -0600

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's House speaker says it's unlikely that lawmakers will ask the public to vote on the fate of a proposed new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.



Papdakis and Cizeron take lead in Europeans ice dance

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:47:50 -0600

MOSCOW (AP) — French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron headed for their fourth consecutive gold after Friday's short dance at the European Figure Skating Championships.


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Olympics organizer to AP: 'More exciting initiatives' promoting North Korea-South Korea unity to be announced Saturday

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:39:06 -0600

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympics organizer to AP: 'More exciting initiatives' promoting North Korea-South Korea unity to be announced Saturday.






Curling will be working overtime at Pyeongchang Olympics

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:27:16 -0600

The bobsledders may push harder. The speedskaters may go faster. The ski jumpers certainly will soar higher.


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Former world heavyweight champ Fury to regain boxing license

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:25:10 -0600

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was cleared Friday to make his long-awaited return to the ring after being told by British boxing authorities that his suspension will be lifted.


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Russia's top skier needs a World Cup result before Olympics

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:55:46 -0600

GENEVA (AP) — Russia's best Alpine skier has a big worry ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics, and it's got nothing to do with the fallout from the Sochi doping scandal.


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Odd man out? Grichuk will keep 'fighting for a job, even if it's not possible'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:45:00 -0600

It's easy to ascertain that there are three outfielders ahead of Randal Grichuk in the Cardinals’ pecking order: newly acquired Marcell Ozuna, Dexter Fowler and Tommy Pham. This is not where Grichuk, who has hit 76 homers in the last…


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Players turn up the heat on Australian Open weather policy

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:02:58 -0600

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — French player Alize Cornet has called for the extreme heat policy at the Australian Open to be re-evaluated after she said she nearly fainted in the broiling temperatures during her third-round match Friday at Melbourne Park.


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Ortiz: Fans are skeptical, but Cardinals see Mikolas as a solid option

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:55:00 -0600

If starting pitcher Miles Mikolas performs as he expects, his two-year, $15.5 million contract will be seen as a bargain compared to the deals that free agent starters Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta and Lance Lynn hope to command.


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Bayern signs Germany midfielder Goretzka from rival Schalke

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:51:58 -0600

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich signed Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka on Friday on a free transfer from Bundesliga rival Schalke effective from next season.






Fernandinho follows Otamendi in signing new deal at Man City

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:37:49 -0600

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Brazil midfielder Fernandinho signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester City on Friday, two days after the Premier League leaders tied Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi to a new deal.


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Lundby wins 4th straight ski jumping World Cup event

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:15:41 -0600

ZAO, Japan (AP) — Maren Lundby won her fourth straight World Cup ski jumping event on Friday, building on her status as the gold-medal favorite for next month's Pyeongchang Olympics.



Weather again stops Singapore Open

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:22:02 -0600

SINGAPORE (AP) — Chapchai Nirat birdied his first four holes and then his last two in a 7-under 64 Friday to grab the clubhouse lead in the second round of the weather-interrupted Singapore Open.



Gordo: Forwards remain scarce in NHL marketplace

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:50:00 -0600

Many teams are still shopping for forward help and very few teams are offering up players. So the Blues are glad to see some internal solutions emerge with the trade deadline still weeks away.


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Florida Legislature considering UCF national champs plate

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:29:18 -0600

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Fans of UCF's football team may soon have a Florida license plate celebrating its teams undefeated season and claim as national champions.



Thursday's Sports in Brief

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:50:53 -0600

PRO FOOTBALL



Not-household-name players get All-Star votes from NBA peers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:39:54 -0600

Semi Ojeleye, Cedi Osman and Royce O'Neale have never started in an NBA game. Cameron Payne last played in April. Matt Costello has scored two points in his NBA career.


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Oklahoma's Young, Duke's Bagley lead list of top performers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:40:30 -0600

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke's Marvin Bagley III and Arizona's Deandre Ayton have met every expectation as college freshmen with star potential.


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Tres Tinkle has 16 and Oregon State beats UCLA 69-63

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:57:33 -0600

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A pair of back-to-back 3-pointers with under three minutes to go boosted the Beavers.


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Hochman: You thought being Yadi's backup was tough? Meet Yadi's backup's backup

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:45:00 -0600

Andrew Knizner is in a pickle. On Cardinals prospects lists, he's behind Carson Kelly, seen by many as the best catching prospect in baseball. And Kelly is the backup to Yadier Molina.


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Blues notebook: Surprise! Lines stay the same in successive games

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:45:00 -0600

For only the third time since the Jaden Schwartz injury Dec. 9, Blues goe with same forward lines in successive games.


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Hornqvist gets 2 goals, Penguins beat slumping LA Kings 3-1

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:40:09 -0600

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Until Pittsburgh goalie Casey DeSmith got the start at Staples Center on Thursday night, his entire NHL experience consisted of two relief appearances in Penguins losses.


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Feagin scores 23 as Santa Clara tops San Francisco 65-62

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:33:44 -0600

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — KJ Feagin scored 23 with three assists, three steals and a blocked shot to propel Santa Clara to a 65-62 victory over San Francisco on Thursday night.



Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Pacers 100-86

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:29:58 -0600

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland's home court was once one of the NBA's toughest for visitors — but was a source of frustration for the Trail Blazers earlier this season.


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Bryant scores 29, leads BYU past LMU 82-67

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:16:34 -0600

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Elijah Bryant scored 20 of his 29 points in the first half and BYU defeated Loyola Marymount 82-67 on Thursday night.



Through Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:10:36 -0600

GPGAPTSNikita Kucherov, TB45273461Nathan MacKinnon, COL44223557John Tavares, NYI47253055Phil Kessel, PIT48213354Johnny Gaudreau, CGY45153954Claude Giroux, PHI45144054Steven Stamkos, TB45173653Blake Wheeler, WPG46143953Jakub Voracek, PHI4584553Connor McDavid, EDM46153752Josh Bailey, NYI43123951Sidney Crosby, PIT48173350Alex Ovechkin, WAS46282149Evgeni Malkin, PIT44212849Mathew Barzal, NYI471632481 tied with 47 pts.



Friday’s sports on the air

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

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MMA star from St. Louis has more to fight for now

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

When Michael Chandler enters the octagon Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., the former lightweight champion will do so with a slightly different perspective on the sport.


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Minus a starter, No. 11 Mizzou women dominate Ole Miss

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Down a starter on the road, the No. 11 Missouri women’s basketball team dominated at Ole Miss, beating the Rebels in Oxford, Miss., 67-48 on Thursday.


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Top 10 schedule, results

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Boys basketball large school schools - 1/181. Belleville West (16-1) vs. Champaign Central at Belleville East, 7:30 p.m Friday.2. Hazelwood Central (17-1) vs. Hazelwood East (12-4) , 4:15 p.m yesterday.3. Webster Groves (8-6) at Parkway North (7-6) , 5:30 p.m…



Top 10 schedule, results

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Girls basketball large school schools - 1/181. Edwardsville (19-0) def. St. Joseph's (11-4), 51-43 Wednesday.2. Kirkwood (12-1) vs. Pattonville (9-3) , 5:30 p.m Friday.3. O'Fallon (19-2) at Highland (14-7) , 8 p.m yesterday.4. Parkway North (12-3) vs. Webster Groves (7-8)…



McLaughlin's 6 free throws help USC hold off Oregon 75-70

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:02:56 -0600

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Seeing the ball in Jordan McLaughlin's hands any time brings a smile to Southern California coach Andy Enfield's face, and especially when the game's on the line.


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Bibbins scores 20, leads Utah to 70-62 win over Washington

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:01:58 -0600

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak received a scare early Thursday when he found out starting point guard Justin Bibbins was dealing with flu-like symptoms. That clearly wasn't an issue by game time.


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Johnson, Coleby spark Western Kentucky past UAB 77-69

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:53:52 -0600

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Justin Johnson totaled 18 points to lead five players in double figures, Dwight Coleby notched his eighth double-double of the season and Western Kentucky remained unbeaten in conference play with a 77-69 victory over UAB…



Blues score 3 times in second period, top Senators 4-1

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:55:23 -0600

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo celebrated his 28th birthday by scoring his first goal in more than two months. And, it ended up being a winner for the St. Louis Blues.


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Vegas beats Tampa Bay 4-1 in matchup of conference leaders

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:55:16 -0600

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves, David Perron had a goal and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 Thursday night in a matchup of conference leaders.


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Sizzling Avs win 8th straight by holding off Sharks 5-3

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:57:23 -0600

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche looked unstoppable early and shaky down the stretch in nearly blowing a big lead.


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UC Irvine fends off late Cal Poly rally in 80-73 win

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:44:04 -0600

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Tommy Rutherford scored 20 points, leading four into double figures, as UC Irvine held off a second-half rally to defeat Cal Poly 80-73 Thursday night.



Smith's shootout goal leads Predators over Coyotes 3-2

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:39:15 -0600

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Despite missing the first three months of the season, Ryan Ellis looks to be in top form already for the Predators.


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Gordon scores 30 as Rockets beat Timberwolves 116-98

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:39:08 -0600

HOUSTON (AP) — Eric Gordon scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.


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Buchnevich scores go-ahead goal, Rangers hold off Sabres 4-3

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:41:16 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rangers have been waiting all season for Rick Nash to score in bunches. A fresh line combination may be doing the trick.


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Tennys Sandgren's game, and name, on the rise in Australia

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:34:50 -0600

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennys Sandgren has heard all the jokes about his name. It's reached the point where he doesn't even use it anymore when ordering a coffee.


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Portland holds on for 1st WCC win, beats San Diego 55-49

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:28:47 -0600

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Josh McSwiggan drilled four from long range to total 15 points as Portland held on for a 55-49 win over San Diego on Thursday night to halt a six-game losing streak and garner its first West…



Couturier's goal lifts Flyers over Leafs on Lindros' night

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:32:22 -0600

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On a night that belonged to Eric Lindros, the Philadelphia Flyers paid tribute to the Hall of Fame center with a gritty comeback.


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Reserve Azura Stevens leads No. 1 UConn past pesky Tulsa

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:30:50 -0600

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Azura Stevens came off the bench to score 22 points and lead top-ranked UConn to a closer-than-expected 78-60 win over Tulsa on Thursday night.


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Omaha outlasts Denver 86-80 in double overtime

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:27:50 -0600

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — JT Gibson hit a 3-pointer in the second overtime to give Omaha the lead and the Mavericks hit 6 of 6 free throws in the final 29 seconds to hold off Denver 86-80 on Thursday night.