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LeBron says he 'will definitely not shut up and dribble'


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- LeBron James says he will not stick to sports....

The Latest: Commissioner praises refs, players for meeting


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):...

Self-proclaimed 'icon' Adam Rippon takes final Olympic skate


GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on....

Bubba Watson takes the lead at Riviera


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bubba Watson started with a 7-iron that stopped rolling 18 inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle . He chipped in for birdie. He moved the ball left and right, whatever Riviera required, and finished with a 6-under 65 for a one-shot lead Saturday in the Genesis Open....

Big East showdown: No. 3 Villanova 95, No. 4 Xavier 79


CINCINNATI (AP) -- With the Big East's bragging rights at stake, Villanova showed it's not ready to relinquish its reign....

Danica Patrick speeding toward NASCAR's exit ramp


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Danica Patrick was annoyed with herself. She had trained most of her life for moments like these, but she couldn't fix the inadvertent mess she had just made....

Tyler Reddick needs 5 overtimes to win at Daytona


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Tyler Reddick needed five overtimes, a brief red flag and the closest finish in NASCAR history to take Dale Earnhardt Jr. to victory lane....

Nash, Kidd, Hill among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning....

South Carolina holds on to upset No. 10 Auburn, 84-75


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- No. 10 Auburn's path toward closing out a stellar season in the Southeastern Conference just got tougher....

Barcelona wins at Eibar 2-0 before trip to Chelsea in CL


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Lionel Messi looks ready for London....