Mika leads BYU to upset of No. 1 Gonzaga 79-71
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.
No. 5 UCLA dominates offensive boards to edge No. 4 Arizona
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.
Bulls benefit as James sits with strep, beat Cavs 117-99
CLEVELAND (AP) — With LeBron James missing from Quicken Loans Arena, the Cleveland Cavaliers were reminded again just how tough life can be without their star.
Transgender boy wins controversial girls state title
CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs had just won a state wrestling title Saturday in a category he didn't want to be in.
Crosby scores 34th, Penguins top Flyers 4-2 at Heinz Field
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 was pretty simple.
Splash Brothers lead way for Warriors with Durant out hurt
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.
Rickie Fowler builds 4-shot lead in Honda Classic
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Another strong finish over the closing stretch Saturday. Another big lead after 54 holes.
Jets release center Mangold, longest-tenured member of team
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets on Saturday released Nick Mangold, the longest-tenured member of the team.
Jameis Winston: Comments about girls were 'poor word choice'
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston is back in the spotlight — and not in a positive light — for what he described as a "poor word choice" in comments about women during a talk to Florida grade school students.
Tom Brady: The Movie? Fans divided and foes say they'll pass
BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady: The Movie?
Former Jets player Mersereau charged with attacking teen
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say former New York Jets defensive lineman Scott Mersereau has been charged with punching a 15-year-old boy after accusing the teen of egging his South Florida home.
Dayton taps ex-Minnesota court chief for stadium agency
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to be interim chairwoman of the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium on Thursday, installing a fresh face to lead a board that's been wracked by ethical qestions surrounding the use of luxury suites for friends and family.
Former NFL players union director dies at age 76
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ed Garvey, the lawyer who led the National Football League Players Association through strikes in 1974 and 1982, has died at age 76.
How often have athletes snubbed the White House?
The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey. Everyone smiles for the cameras.
Police: Former Detroit Lions player arrested in Oregon
WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — Police say they arrested a former NFL player after he tried to force his way into an Oregon home and then took his clothes off.
Jets cornerback Revis' court date Thursday on fight claims
PITTSBURGH (AP) — New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a court date next week on criminal charges stemming from a fight after he turned himself in to police and was later released on a non-monetary bond.
Uncertainty over Vikings stadium leadership after dustup
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There's some uncertainty over who will run the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority's use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials.
Nationals announce deal with free-agent catcher Matt Wieters
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Matt Wieters said he managed to cut his left wrist severely by breaking a five-gallon glass water container in his garage on Nov. 1, delaying his offseason preparation — and, he thinks, his chance to find a deal in free agency.
Cubs closer Wade Davis reunited with manager Joe Maddon
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.
Pete Rose appears on Phillies' wall of fame ballot
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Rose is on the ballot for the Philadelphia Phillies' wall of fame, his first association with the team since he was banned from baseball in 1989.
AP study: 113 percent average raise in baseball arbitration
NEW YORK (AP) — San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers landed the biggest raise of all the hefty salary increases in arbitration.
Column: Baseball should get serious about speeding up games
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — There are all sorts of ways to give baseball a much-needed boost of speed.
Cubs' Russell tears up thinking about 2016 accomplishments
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Addison Russell was laying on his mom's bed in the house he bought the family in Pensacola, Florida, with his signing bonus. His Shih Tzu-poodle mix puppy, Oakley, started licking his face.
MLB players' union agrees to pitchless intentional walks
NEW YORK (AP) — There won't be any wild pitches on intentional walks this season.
Eyes on prize: Indians nervous about Miller pitching in WBC
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Here's a change or, ahem, a change-up: Andrew Miller has the Indians feeling nervous.
Baseball's Hall of Fame to honor 'The Simpsons' on May 27
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Baseball's Hall of Fame will honor "The Simpsons" on May 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show's "Homer at the Bat" episode.
MLB to push forward with process for rule changes
PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound. While baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed hope the ongoing process would lead to an agreement, he said clubs would reserve the right to act unilaterally, consistent with th...
LeBron James to miss Cavs' game against Bulls with illness
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James will not play in Cleveland's game against the Chicago Bulls because of an illness.
Ban Gone: South Carolina stepping into postseason
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For more than 15 years, the state of South Carolina stood on the sidelines watching as big-time, postseason basketball passed it by.
Charles Barkley drops curse word on 'Inside the NBA'
ATLANTA (AP) — Charles Barkley accidentally used a curse word on-air when describing the New York Knicks' play on TNT's "Inside the NBA."
For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief
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.
Mavs turn eye to future by getting Noel, waiving Williams
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks made two plays for the future Thursday, 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.
Bosh to work on Turner Sports' "Players Only" broadcasts
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh is heading back to the NBA, this time as an analyst.
Charles Oakley attends Knicks-Cavaliers game in Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) — Charles Oakley, still at odds with the New York Knicks, watched his former team in his hometown Thursday night.
Mika leads BYU to upset of No. 1 Gonzaga 79-71
Top-ranked Gonzaga's quest to go undefeated this season ended under a barrage of baskets by BYU's Eric Mika on Saturday night.
No. 5 UCLA dominates offensive boards to edge No. 4 Arizona
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.
No. 11 Kentucky rallies past No. 13 Florida 76-66
Not satisfied with making perimeter jumpers, Malik Monk drove to the basket to create numerous opportunities at the free throw line and found openings to feed his Kentucky teammates.
Brown leads Miami past No. 10 Duke, 55-50
For Miami, pregame was all about the seniors.
No. 8 North Carolina keeps rolling, tops Pitt 85-67
There's a mantra North Carolina coach Roy Williams trots out on occasion when he wants to grab the attention of his talented if occasionally erratic team. It's one forward Justin Jackson knows by heart.
Paschall, Jenkins lead No. 2 Villanova past No. 23 Creighton
Villanova claimed another Big East regular-season title, but the Wildcats aren't ready to start celebrating. They are hoping to save that for later - just like last season.
Iowa State upends No. 9 Baylor 72-69
Iowa State star Deonte Burton often takes shots that his coaches wish he wouldn't.
Wagner leads Michigan over No. 14 Purdue 82-70
Moe Wagner is becoming a fan favorite at Michigan - and the type of sharp-shooting big man the Wolverines haven't always had.
Bohannon scores 24 to help Iowa beat No. 24 Maryland 83-69
The best performance of Jordan Bohannon's college career coincided with another ego-deflating effort by No. 24 Maryland.
Kansas clinches 13th straight Big 12 title outright
Every season somebody emerges to challenge Kansas for supremacy in the Big 12 - an Oklahoma here, a Texas there, this year Baylor and West Virginia for a spell.
Flyers, Penguins hoping for a dash of winter at Heinz Field
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mother Nature appears ready to make a kick save on spring ahead of the Stadium Series game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night at Heinz Field.
NHL teams expected to pick up trading pace over next week
DETROIT (AP) — Brendan Smith was planning to spend his bye week in Florida, trying to relax. It might be tough for him to truly get away.
St. Louis Blues 7-3 under Yeo following in-season firing
ST. LOUIS (AP) — General manager Doug Armstrong's difficult decision is paying off.
NHL turns 100: Borje Salming hailed as European trailblazer
TORONTO (AP) — Exceptionally fit and muscular still, Borje Salming sits at his locker with a familiar No. 21 Toronto Maple Leafs jersey hanging behind him while pecking out a message on his cellphone.
Sidney Crosby joins NHL's 1,000-point club
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby is the newest member of the NHL's 1,000-point club.
Eric Lindros finds peace in reconciling with past
Eric Lindros was as surprised as everyone else in the audience when a French-Canadian television talk show co-host presented him with a No. 88 Quebec Nordiques jersey.
Ducks' Vermette facing lengthy ban for slashing linesman
Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette is facing the likely prospect of a 10-game suspension from the NHL for slashing a linesman.
Short-side goals on the rise as shooters adjust to goalies
It's the kind of goal that makes fans groan because, man, he probably should've stopped that.
Montreal Canadiens fire Therrien, hire Julien as coach
In the midst of losing their grip on first place, the Montreal Canadiens abruptly fired coach Michel Therrien on Tuesday and hired Claude Julien in hopes of getting their season back on track.
Brent Burns scores 2, Sharks beat Devils 4-1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The stat line on Brent Burns reveals all one needs to know about the San Jose Sharks' victory over the New Jersey Devils.
Gibbs, Penske defend NASCAR as having bright future
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs joined the list of heavy hitters defending NASCAR during one of its shakiest periods in decades.
Stewart enjoying new role, puts Le Mans on 'bucket list'
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tony Stewart can show up late, leave early or not even attend NASCAR practices these days.
Suarez carries Mexican banner into NASCAR's top series
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Suarez wore a suit but ditched the tie the first time he spoke at the White House. The classy, yet casual, attire seemed to fit the moment for a speech in front of about 150 Latino students not much younger than him.
Nature's Bakery counters suit over Patrick's sponsorship
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Nature's Bakery filed its response to a $31 million breach of contract suit brought by Stewart-Haas Racing because the company severed its sponsorship with Danica Patrick.
NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The good news for NASCAR is that all signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona 500.
Faster cars set for track in Barcelona ahead of new season
MADRID (AP) — Formula One returns to action next week with a test session ahead of a highly anticipated season featuring wider and faster cars to make the series more exciting.
Drivers competing in the 2017 Daytona 500
The 40 drivers competing in the 2017 Daytona 500, in order of starting position:
Arizona recruit to be first openly gay scholarship player
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — University of Arizona recruit My-King Johnson is set to become the first active openly gay scholarship player in major-college football history.
Mississippi self-imposes 1-year football postseason ban
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years.
Deshaun Watson lands another award as NFL draft looms
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Deshaun Watson is trying to approach everything leading to the NFL draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for another once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Charlotte QB Kevin Olsen arrested on rape charges
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen has been arrested on rape charges.
Draft Diary: Reddick's path to NFL started as Temple walk-on
As a walk-on at Temple, Haason Reddick earned a starting spot before he got a scholarship.
Head of authority overseeing Vikings stadium resigns
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The chairwoman of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium resigned Thursday after weeks of criticism over the questionable use of luxury suites by officials' family and friends, a practice that auditors labeled an ethical violation.
Police request warrants in Michigan State assault case
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors say they've received warrant requests from police at Michigan State University in a sexual assault investigation that has led to the suspension of three football players from team activities.
Row the Boat to Minnesota: Fleck, WMU reach deal on slogan
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — P.J. Fleck has made the slogan "Row the Boat" a way of life for him and the football programs he leads, a way of honoring his infant son Colt, who died from a heart condition in 2011.
Pick 6: Rhule, Herman among new coaches facing scrutiny
Setting expectations for Baylor in Year One under coach Matt Rhule is complicated.
Ex-Division III player facing murder charge gets trial date
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Division III football player charged with first degree murder is scheduled to go on trial in August.
Amy Yang wins LPGA Thailand by five strokes
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Amy Yang rarely wavered with a big lead during the final round of the Thailand LPGA tournament, shooting a 4-under 68 to win by five strokes Sunday.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Winless in more than a year, Rickie Fowler finished strong Saturday for a 5-under 65 and built a four-shot lead going into the final round of the Honda Classic.
Yang in control at rain-hit LPGA Thailand
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Amy Yang of South Korea had 10 birdies and an eagle in 31 holes on Saturday after round three of LPGA Thailand was suspended due to bad light.
Joburg Open reduced to 54 holes with course waterlogged
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Joburg Open was reduced to 54 holes after more rain left the course waterlogged on Saturday and forced another suspension in play.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Palmer shot a 5-under 65 on Friday and shared the lead with PGA Tour rookie Wesley Bryan going into the weekend at the Honda Classic.
Poulter facing pressure of a different variety
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ian Poulter used to start every Monday by opening the link to the Official World Golf Ranking.
Cabrera investigated for causing injuries to ex-partner
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former U.S. Open and Masters champion Angel Cabrera is being investigated for allegedly causing "minor injuries" to his ex-partner.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — One reason Martin Kaymer enjoys the Honda Classic is because he doesn't feel as though he has to make a bunch of birdies.
Honda Classic only South Florida stop for PGA Tour
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For golf fans of South Florida, the Honda Classic should not be missed this week. That's because for the first time since 1970, it will be the only time this year that the best in golf congregate in this part of the Sunshine State.
Thomas feeling taller and at home at Honda Classic
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Justin Thomas is walking a little taller this year at the Honda Classic.
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- Jets release center Mangold, longest-tenured member of team
- Jameis Winston: Comments about girls were 'poor word choice'
- Tom Brady: The Movie? Fans divided and foes say they'll pass
- Former Jets player Mersereau charged with attacking teen
- Dayton taps ex-Minnesota court chief for stadium agency
- Former NFL players union director dies at age 76
- How often have athletes snubbed the White House?
- Police: Former Detroit Lions player arrested in Oregon
- Jets cornerback Revis' court date Thursday on fight claims
- Uncertainty over Vikings stadium leadership after dustup
- LeBron James to miss Cavs' game against Bulls with illness
- Ban Gone: South Carolina stepping into postseason
- Charles Barkley drops curse word on 'Inside the NBA'
- For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief
- Mavs turn eye to future by getting Noel, waiving Williams
- Bosh to work on Turner Sports' "Players Only" broadcasts
- Charles Oakley attends Knicks-Cavaliers game in Cleveland
- George stays with Pacers but wanted input on trade talks
- The big names stay in place on NBA trade-deadline day
- AP Source: Deron Williams headed to Cavs after Mavs waiver
- Nationals announce deal with free-agent catcher Matt Wieters
- Cubs closer Wade Davis reunited with manager Joe Maddon
- Pete Rose appears on Phillies' wall of fame ballot
- AP study: 113 percent average raise in baseball arbitration
- Column: Baseball should get serious about speeding up games
- Cubs' Russell tears up thinking about 2016 accomplishments
- MLB players' union agrees to pitchless intentional walks
- Eyes on prize: Indians nervous about Miller pitching in WBC
- Baseball's Hall of Fame to honor 'The Simpsons' on May 27
- MLB to push forward with process for rule changes
- Flyers, Penguins hoping for a dash of winter at Heinz Field
- NHL teams expected to pick up trading pace over next week
- St. Louis Blues 7-3 under Yeo following in-season firing
- NHL turns 100: Borje Salming hailed as European trailblazer
- Sidney Crosby joins NHL's 1,000-point club
- Eric Lindros finds peace in reconciling with past
- Ducks' Vermette facing lengthy ban for slashing linesman
- Short-side goals on the rise as shooters adjust to goalies
- Montreal Canadiens fire Therrien, hire Julien as coach
- Brent Burns scores 2, Sharks beat Devils 4-1