National Sports

A look at possible award winners in women’s hoops

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — As the college basketball regular season starts to wind down, it's a good time to look at who could potentially win some of the major awards. With major conference tournaments being played this week, most teams have a handful of games ...

Stars rally in the 3rd to top Pens 3-2

DALLAS (AP) — Antoine Roussel helped the Dallas Stars complete an unlikely comeback against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Roussel capped Dallas' three-goal third period and the Stars rallied for a 3-2 win over the Penguins on Tuesday night. The Penguins had been 26-0 when leading after two ...

Golf unveils a modern set of rules to make it easier to play

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) — Golf's two governing bodies released a draft of modern rules Wednesday aimed at bringing common sense to what can be a complicated sport. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Association spent more than five years trying to ...

Baylor suspends football player hit with protective order

By The Associated Press Baylor safety Travon Blanchard has been suspended after the school was notified that a woman's request for a protective order against him had been granted by a court. The Baylor athletic department released a statement Tuesday, saying it was aware of the complaint made ...

Jets inform Darrelle Revis that he’s being released

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are moving on from one of the best players in their franchise's history. The team informed star cornerback Darrelle Revis on Tuesday that they are releasing him, ending his second tenure with the Jets — a two-year ...

Durant hyperextends left knee; Warriors to bring back Barnes

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Durant has a hyperextended left knee and the Golden State Warriors are preparing for his absence even before knowing how long he could be sidelined. Durant was hurt Tuesday early in Golden State's 112-108 loss to Washington and ...

No. 1 Kansas rallies to beat Oklahoma 73-63 on Senior Night

By AMIE JUST, Associated Press LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Frank Mason III walked toward the court with his son by his side, flanked by his father, who tried in vain to hold back to the tears before his son played his final game at Allen Fieldhouse. "I couldn't believe that this was the last ...

Guy, Perrantes help No. 23 Virginia beat No. 5 UNC 53-43

By HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett took the blame for a poor approach in No. 23 Virginia's 24-point loss at No. 5 North Carolina nine days ago. On Monday night, he gave his team the credit for making a new approach work in a 53-43 ...

Despite cold Curry, Durant and Warriors beat 76ers 119-108

By AARON BRACY, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Curry is surrounded by stars with the Golden State Warriors. He's never needed them more than Monday night. Kevin Durant had 27 points in his return to the lineup and the Warriors overcame the worst 3-point shooting performance of ...

NHL trades based on playoff success are on the rise

By The Associated Press The NHL deadline trades made since 2013 that hinge on a team's playoff success: ___ 2017 Capitals get: D Kevin Shattenkirk, G Pheonix Copley Blues get: 2017 first-round pick, F Zach Sanford, F Brad Malone, conditional 2019 pick Conditions: Blues get Capitals' 2019 ...

Chris Bosh: ‘My health is great. I’m feeling good’

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh has a new job, yet does not sound like he's abandoning his old one. More than a year removed from his last NBA game, Bosh said during his debut appearance as an analyst for Turner Sports' "Players Only" programming that he's ...

Pat Riley says Magic Johnson will win with the Lakers

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley has never doubted Magic Johnson, and isn't about to start now. Riley believes Johnson will succeed in what looks like a daunting task of getting the Los Angeles Lakers back to prominence. After the Lakers cleaned house this past ...

Fowler joins friends in winning and extends youth movement

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Golf's youngest and biggest stars keep winning. Rickie Fowler has mostly been watching. He wasn't in Hawaii when Justin Thomas swept the Aloha State by a combined 10 shots, including a PGA Tour record for 72 holes and a 59 at ...

Jerry, Jimmy get healing time as Cowboys celebrate ’92 team

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Jimmy Johnson moved from one interview to another, smiling plenty and comfortably addressing questions about his relationship with Jerry Jones in a rare offseason appearance to celebrate the 1992 Dallas Cowboys, who won both their first Super ...

Earnhardt returns from concussion, feels fine after crash

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. climbed out of his wrecked race car, surveyed the damage, chatted with his team and hopped on a golf cart for a trip to the infield care center. Eight minutes after checking in with doctors, Earnhardt walked ...

Crosby scores 34th, Penguins top Flyers 4-2 at Heinz Field

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pomp. The circumstance. The spectacle. Sidney Crosby's used to all of it. So the message the Pittsburgh Penguins captain and the rest of the veterans sent to their teammates making their first appearances in an NHL Stadium Series game ...

Wilder retains WBC title with 5th-round KO of Washington

By JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Deontay Wilder proved his surgically repaired right hand is still a devastating force — once he unleashed it. Wilder returned from right arm injuries to stop Gerald Washington in the fifth round and retain his WBC heavyweight title ...

Mika leads BYU to upset of No. 1 Gonzaga 79-71

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Top-ranked Gonzaga's quest to go undefeated this season ended under a barrage of baskets by BYU's Eric Mika on Saturday night. Mika had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and BYU upset Gonzaga 79-71. It was the Cougars' first victory ...

Splash Brothers lead way for Warriors with Durant out hurt

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors missed Kevin Durant's big presence on both ends of the court. They missed their snappy ball movement that leads to easy baskets and open 3-pointers. The NBA's best team won anyway thanks to the Splash ...

No. 5 UCLA dominates offensive boards to edge No. 4 Arizona

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An awesome offense has carried UCLA to a terrific season. The Bruins turned to rebounding and defense for what may have been their most impressive win yet. Thomas Welsh scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 5 UCLA dominated ...