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home : sports : college/pro February 24, 2018

2nd Russian tests positive for doping at Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing ceremony.


Friday, February 23, 2018


Late free throws give 76ers 1-point win over Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Simmons couldn't recall winning a game from the free throw line at any level before Thursday night.

Still, the rookie stepped to the line with the confidence of a veteran.


Friday, February 23, 2018

Olympics today: Russians get 1st gold, Germany tops Canada in hockey
Friday, February 23, 2018

Edwards gets 40, Purdue beats Illinois 93-86

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Carsen Edwards stepped up when No. 9 Purdue needed a huge performance.

Edwards scored a career-high 40 points and Dakota Mathias added 18 to help the Boilermakers outlast Illinois in a 93-86 victory on Thursday night.


Friday, February 23, 2018

The 'Garlic Girls': South Korean curlers have become a global sensation

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Forget Lindsey Vonn and Adam Rippon. The real rock stars of the Pyeongchang Olympics are a humble group of Korean curlers who have no idea they’ve become a global sensation.


Friday, February 23, 2018

Vonn takes bronze in final Olympic downhill
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn knew that the bronze medal she earned Wednesday came in her final Olympic downhill, the signature event of her singular career. She knew that, but she didn't have an easy time processing it.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Spartans top Illini 81-61, seal share of title
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges grabbed the Big Ten trophy, lifted it and flashed an ear-to-ear grin.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Black's career-high 28 pushes Illinois past Nebraska
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Close games have not gone well for Illinois this season. The Illini have lost nine games by single digits, including three losses in overtime and one at the buzzer against Nebraska on Jan. 15.
Monday, February 19, 2018

North Dakota's reservation runners building a dynasty
(AP) — The most common sights on North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Indian Reservation are oilfield trucks and long-distance runners, neither of which can be stopped by the brutal weather and both of which leave everything behind them in the dust.
Saturday, February 17, 2018

US skater Nathan Chen dazzles after poor short program
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Nathan Chen finally admitted the pressure of being the face of American figure skating got to him, winding him up so tight for his short program that it ended in what he described as a "disaster."
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Henrique scores as Anaheim Ducks knock off the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks are in the playoff hunt heading into the final part of the season despite a couple of injuries to key players throughout the year.
Friday, February 16, 2018

Olympics: Donato scores 2 as college kids power the US over Slovakia 2-1
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Ryan Donato watched Jordan Greenway's goal celebration in the first game at the Olympics and starting getting an itch. He wanted to feel that same rush.
Friday, February 16, 2018

US upbeat after loss to Slovenia as it prepares for Slovakia
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — There were smiles, laughs and enthusiastic goal celebrations. It seems the Americans have found their missing energy.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bowman makes most of big break with Daytona 500 pole
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — His nickname is Bowman the Showman, yet that did little in helping Alex Bowman to get Rick Hendrick to remember his name.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lowry leads Raptors to 7th win in row, 122-98 over Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors rolled into the All-Star break knowing the toughest part is yet to come. They'll take where they are at the moment — staring down at the rest of the Eastern Conference.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Shiffrin wins Olympic giant slalom gold for US
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The nervous energy accumulated for Mikaela Shiffrin while she waited, waited, waited for these Olympics — the ones that so many are expecting to be HER Olympics — to finally get started. First one race was postponed. Then another.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Indiana D delivers knockout punch against Illini
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — When Illinois tried to negate Juwan Morgan's offensive impact Wednesday, the Indiana forward found other ways to finish the job.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Golden Knights net 4 third-period to beat 'Hawks
LAS VEGAS (AP) — While the Chicago Blackhawks have struggled to play consistent hockey for a full 60 minutes, the Vegas Golden Knights counted on 20 good ones Tuesday night.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Nearly flawless, Shawn White wins USA's 100th winter gold
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White stared down the halfpipe before his final Olympic run and had no doubt what would happen next.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

USA dominating halfpipe, Kim gets gold, White in top spot
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a day for all ages at the Winter Olympics.

A few hours after 17-year-old Chloe Kim dominated the women's halfpipe snowboarding final on Tuesday, 28-year-old Marcel Hirscher, a six-time overall World Cup champion, won the men's combined at the Pyeongchang Games.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

LaVine steal, dunk leads Bulls to 105-101 win over Magic
CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine isn't shying away from tense moments. The high-flying guard delivered again, just in time to lift the Chicago Bulls to another tight victory.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

US women blank Russia 5-0, Canada up next
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson set an Olympic record for the fastest back-to-back goals by a man or a woman, scoring 6 seconds apart in the second period as the United States shut out the Russians 5-0 on Tuesday night.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Potter outplays Johnson, wins Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — For one day at Pebble Beach, Ted Potter Jr. was better than the best in the world.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Yu Darvish, Cubs reach $126 million, 6-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) — The winter-long dance is over. Yu Darvish is joining the Chicago Cubs.

Darvish has agreed to a $126 million, six-year contract with Chicago, giving the Cubs one of the deepest rotations in baseball and taking one of the top players off the slow-moving free agent market.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Garner, Carr help Penn State beat Illinois 74-52

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Over the past several years, Penn State hasn't made a lot of noise in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions haven't had a winning record in conference play in nearly eight years and haven't made an NCAA tournament appearance since 2011.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Vladimir Tarasenko powers the St. Louis Blues past the Winnipeg Jets 5-2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — One impressive burst was enough for the St. Louis Blues.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals, and the Blues used a big push in the second period to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Friday night.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Chicago Cubs looking for 2nd title in 3 years

CHICAGO (AP) — The young core of the Chicago Cubs is learning with each long playoff run.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Court sides with IHSA in runner's case

CHICAGO (AP) — An appellate court in Chicago says the governing body of Illinois high school sports didn’t violate anti-discrimination laws by refusing to establish a division for disabled runners.  


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Skater with area ties transitions to coaching

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Gracie Gold, who attended one year of high school at Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois, has decided to transition into coaching, and will join the coaching staff at the Ice Den in Scottsdale.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Underdog US players trying to prove doubters wrong

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The "Miracle On Ice" was a Minnesota production.

If the U.S. pulls off another Olympic miracle, it would be a nationwide effort.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Garoppolo, 49ers connect, completing long-term record deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo could have waited and cashed in even more than he did after other quarterbacks re-set the market.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Shani Davis skips opening ceremony after losing coin toss

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Speedskater Shani Davis was noticeably absent from the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics after losing a coin flip to carry the U.S. flag and lead American athletes into the stadium.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Charlotte Kalla wins 1st gold medal of Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Charlotte Kalla won the gold and Marit Bjoergen made Olympic history.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Happ scores 27, Wisconsin Badgers beat Illinois 78-69

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ethan Happ scored 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting to lead Wisconsin to a series record 13th straight win over Illinois, 78-69 Thursday at the State Farm Center.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Ohio St. pulls upset over No. 3 Purdue
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Ohio State's Keita Bates-Diop managed to end the nation's longest winning streak and shook up the Big Ten title race Wednesday night.
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Kings score 9 in 1st, rally to beat Bulls 104-98
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two days after getting heated with his players didn't work, Sacramento coach Dave Joerger tried a softer, gentler approach and got the results he wanted.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Foles outduels Brady to give Eagles first Super Bowl
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Foles did his best Tom Brady impersonation, leading a late-game comeback to cap a season that began as a backup and ended as Super Bowl MVP.
Monday, February 5, 2018

Eagles have formula to upset Pats?
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The best formula for success against the New England Patriots is to keep Tom Brady on the sideline and harass him when he's on the field.
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Super Bowl 52 might come down to Gronk or Ertz
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski gets to play in this year's Super Bowl after missing last year's game with a bad back. Zach Ertz gets the chance to match his wife, Julie , a soccer star who's already won a world championship.
Saturday, February 3, 2018

MLB agent suggests spring training boycott
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent baseball agent said players are angered over the slow free-agent market and suggested they consider boycotting spring training.
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Gaunce scores twice, Canucks beat Chicago Blackhawks 4-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The big smile on Brendan Gaunce's face spoke volumes.
Friday, February 2, 2018

Rask's 32 saves leads Bruins over Blues
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask was again up to the task for the Bruins.
Friday, February 2, 2018

Twenty-eight Russians have Olympic doping bans overturned
MOSCOW (AP) — Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on the country into turmoil.
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Number 3 Purdue gets past Maryland for 18th consecutive win
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Isaac Haas provided the perfect remedy for No. 3 Purdue's ills on Wednesday night.
Thursday, February 1, 2018

D-backs finalize $8.25M, 2-year deal with former Cub Avila
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized an $8.25 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Alex Avila.
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Blazers beat Bulls with McCollum's 50
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum had inspiration for his 50-point game: His 92-year-old great aunt was visiting Portland for the first time.
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Forsberg, Hinostroza lead Blackhawks to 2-1 win
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks turned away a big charge by the Nashville Predators down the stretch.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Nichols, Frazier lift Illinois over Rutgers 91-60
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — With one of Illinois' greatest players in attendance, Trent Frazier made sure to put on a show at the State Farm Center. He knocked down five 3-pointers in the first half, including a personal 9-0 run, as former Illini Deron Williams applauded from a courtside seat.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Number 24 Michigan Wolverines outlast Northwestern 58-47
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John Beilein made it clear where the credit should go after this victory.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Pistons acquire Blake Griffin from Clippers in blockbuster deal
(AP) — The Detroit Pistons dramatically shook their struggling roster, acquiring five-time All-Star forward Blake Griffin in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Federer wins 20th major; Wozniacki her 1st

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Once he'd become the first man to win 20 Grand Slam singles titles, the questions to Roger Federer shifted to another major milestone.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Michigan St AD retires; Dantonio defends himself in wake of Nassar

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's athletic director retired two days after the university president resigned over the school's handling of sexual abuse allegations against its disgraced former sports doctor, Larry Nassar.


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Lakers blow big lead, rally late for 108-103 win over Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) — Coach Luke Walton is curious to see if the Los Angeles Lakers' recent success at home will travel during a five-game road trip.


Saturday, January 27, 2018

DeBrincat's hat trick lifts Blackhawks over Detroit 5-1

DETROIT (AP) — Alex DeBrincat has been one of the few bright spots this season for the Chicago Blackhawks.

The 20-year-old rookie had his second hat trick, and the Blackhawks chased Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard in the first period on their way to a 5-1 victory over the Red Wings on Thursday night. DeBrincat, a Farmington Hills native, also had an assist in his return to the area where he was born.


Friday, January 26, 2018

Duerson Act would ban pre-teen tackle football in IL

CHICAGO (AP) — Organized tackle football would be banned for Illinois children younger than 12 years old under a bill unveiled Thursday.


Friday, January 26, 2018

Frazier, Black lead Illinois over Indiana, 73-71

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois opened its season with eight straight Big Ten losses. It tied the worst conference start in school history, and included seven losses by 10 points or less.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Simmons' triple-double helps 76ers top Bulls

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons wasn't among the players selected as an All-Star Game reserve — and the rookie showed what the league will be missing.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

St. Louis Blues blank Senators 3-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carter Hutton didn't lose any sleep after getting pulled from his previous game.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

AP source: Cubs active in talks with Darvish

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are having active talks with free agent Yu Darvish, hoping to add the right-hander to their rotation as they try for a second championship in three seasons.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Vasilevskiy leads Lightning past Blackhawks 2-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy was terrific, Chris Kunitz made a clutch play and Tampa Bay's penalty killers had a big night.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Bridges, No. 6 Michigan State hold off Illinois 87-74

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Miles Bridges helped No. 6 Michigan State overcome a game so sloppy, coach Tom Izzo called it "ridiculous."


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Foles, Eagles fly into Super Bowl, rout Vikings 38-7

BARRY WILNER

AP Pro Football Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With one quarter remaining, Eagles players on the field and sideline already were dancing.


Monday, January 22, 2018

Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Give 'em a hand: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl.


Monday, January 22, 2018

No. 9 Michigan State bounces back, routs Indiana
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges made a 3-pointer and bounced on his toes with joy, enjoying a game he and Michigan State desperately needed.
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Cardinals trade OF Grichuk to Toronto for 2 pitchers
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Randal Grichuk wasn't too thrilled about the idea of playing in a reserve role this season for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Illini fall 75-50 to Badgers, slip to 0-7 in Big Ten
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — He scores, he rebounds, he leads the press break at 6 feet, 10 inches tall.
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Blues score 3 times in second period, top Senators 4-1
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.
Friday, January 19, 2018

Ogunbowale's 27 points lead Irish over Lady Vols
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's biggest-ever comeback win was also a bounceback from its recent humiliation by a top-10 opponent.
Friday, January 19, 2018

Emmert expects to see quick changes in college basketball
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert intends to act swiftly and decisively to clean up college basketball.
Friday, January 19, 2018

Major League Soccer extends deal with SNHU
AP — Major League Soccer has extended a partnership with Southern New Hampshire University that helps the league's players and employees to pursue their college degrees.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Missouri uses late run to beat No. 21 Tennessee 59-55
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Tennessee cut Missouri's lead to one with 1:33 left, and the Tigers were forced to do something they've struggled with all season: close out a game.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

AP source: Cubs, Duensing agree to $7 million, 2-year deal
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs bolstered their revamped bullpen on Wednesday, bringing back Brian Duensing with a $7 million, two-year contract.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Warriors beat Bulls 119-112 for 14th straight road win
CHICAGO (AP) — When the Splash Brothers are making their shots, even Kevin Durant is content with a supporting role.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Amid misbehavior everywhere, NBA may need to flex its muscle
AP — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was asked in London last week about fining misbehaving players, and even he acknowledged the penalties aren't much of a deterrent.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Davis scores 45, Pelicans defeat Celtics 116-113 in OT
BOSTON (AP) — Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans eventually were too big for the Boston Celtics.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Steen ties it, Dunn scores in OT to lift Blues over Leafs
TORONTO (AP) — Alexander Steen pulled the St. Louis Blues back into the game, and then Vince Dunn finally got rewarded for a fabulous first performance in his home province.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Rory McIlroy making a comeback in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After a long layoff from golf, Rory McIlroy has some newfound sympathy for Tiger Woods.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

No love lost: Clippers beat Rockets 113-102 in heated game
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul came back to Staples Center to play against his old team and things got heated.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Huskers beat Illini 64-63 on Palmer's last-second 3-pointer
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — James Palmer Jr. played it cool after hitting the winning 3-pointer just before the buzzer to give Nebraska a 64-63 win over Illinois on Monday night.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Shanahan, Blues owner who brought in Brett Hull, dead at 78
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Shanahan, who owned the St. Louis Blues from 1986-91 and oversaw the acquisition of Hall of Famer Brett Hull, has died. He was 78.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Jags-Pats in AFC, Vikes-Eagles in NFC
NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out, New England. Here comes Sacksonville.

Get ready, Philly. The Vikings are sailing into town.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Donovan coming out of retirement vs. Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Captain American is heading south for his latest comeback.

Landon Donovan, widely considered the most accomplished player in American soccer history, is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Indiana Pacers rally from 22-point deficit to beat Cavaliers 97-95

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan went small Friday night, Lance Stephenson came up big.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

3rd basemen Donaldson, Bryant set records ahead of arbitration swap

NEW YORK (AP) — Third basemen Josh Donaldson and Kris Bryant set records Friday when they were among 145 players who agreed to one-year contracts rather than swap proposed salaries in arbitration with their teams.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

The case for Keenum: Vikings QB keeps on disproving doubters

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Minnesota's offense huddled for the first time that mid-September afternoon in Pittsburgh, Case Keenum's energy and confidence quickly filled the circle.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Blackhawks beat Jets, 2-1, behind Kampf's first goal

CHICAGO (AP) — The Blackhawks got a lift Friday night from a pair of first-year players — only one of whom is technically young enough to be considered a rookie.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio returning to Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Vic Fangio is returning to the Chicago Bears as defensive coordinator after being passed up for their head coaching job.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Cardinals reach $9 million deal with Ozuna

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a one-year, $9 million contract with newly acquired outfielder Marcell Ozuna, avoiding arbitration.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bears hire ex-Oregon coach Mark Helfrich as OC

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired former Oregon coach Mark Helfrich as their offensive coordinator.


Friday, January 12, 2018

The case for Keenum: Vikings QB disproving doubters

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Minnesota's offense huddled for the first time that mid-September afternoon in Pittsburgh, Case Keenum's energy and confidence quickly filled the circle.


Friday, January 12, 2018

Saudi women to enter stadiums for first time to watch soccer

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women will for the first time be allowed to enter a sports stadium on Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams — though they will be segregated from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called "family section."


Friday, January 12, 2018

The future of esports arrives with Overwatch League launch

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — In the soundstage where Johnny Carson and Jay Leno spent four decades filming "The Tonight Show," a former Washington State computer science student named Seagull is pursuing a South Korean teenager with a very big gun.


Friday, January 12, 2018

Bohannon, Iowa rally from 20 down, beat Illinois in OT

TERRY TOWERY

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Bohannon scored 29 points to help Iowa rally from a 20-point deficit for a 104-97 overtime win over Illinois on Thursday night.

It was Iowa's second-largest comeback in school history. The biggest comeback was 22 points, also against Illinois in 1987. Thursday's game marked the Hawkeyes' first Big Ten victory, and dropped the Illini to 0-5 in conference play.


Friday, January 12, 2018

Markkanen, Dunn help Bulls outlast Knicks 122-119

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauri Markkanen had knocked down eight 3-pointers and almost knocked out his coach with a soaring slam, but Kris Dunn couldn't get anything to fall.

He kept shooting, and eventually hit the shot that put the Bulls on top for good.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Markkanen, Dunn help Bulls outlast Knicks 122-119

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauri Markkanen had knocked down eight 3-pointers and almost knocked out his coach with a soaring slam, but Kris Dunn couldn't get anything to fall.

He kept shooting, and eventually hit the shot that put the Bulls on top for good.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Chicago Bears hire Chiefs assistant Matt Nagy as coach
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears were looking for a coach to get the most out of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and help a founding NFL franchise emerge from one of its worst runs.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Walk-off: Alabama beats Georgia in OT for national title
ATLANTA (AP) — To add another championship to the greatest dynasty college football has ever seen, Alabama turned to its quarterback of the future, and Tua Tagovailoa proved that his time is now.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Nagasu, Tennell, Chen earn US Olympic figure skating spots
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen, the top three finishers at the national championships, were selected Saturday to the U.S. team for the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

AP Source: Raiders to announce Gruden hiring next Tuesday
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders never really recovered from the decision to trade Jon Gruden to Tampa Bay 16 years ago.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Golden Knights beat Blackhawks 5-4 for 9th win in 10 games
CHICAGO (AP) — With their potent lines, team speed and cohesive play, the Vegas Golden Knights look the part.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Chicago Bears interview Shurmur, McDaniels for head coaching position
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Earlier this week, the Chicago Bears entertained an interfiew with current defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio. Days later, the team is still exploring all their options.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Bears interview Fangio for coaching job
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears say they have interviewed defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for their head coaching job.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Murphy, Mason's 17 each lead Gophers past Illini
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jordan Murphy knows he's close to the mountaintop, but winning makes the rarified air that much sweeter.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Bengals give coach Marvin Lewis a 2-year extension
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Marvin Lewis got a two-year contract extension Tuesday, providing more chances to try to get the Cincinnati Bengals that playoff victory that has eluded him for 15 seasons.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Ginobili's pass a 3-pointer; Popovich now the fifth-winningest coach in NBA
NEW YORK (AP) — He's now the fifth-winningest coach in NBA history, though there are some things Gregg Popovich still doesn't know.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Thomas shines in debut as Cavaliers down the Portland Trail Blazers 127-110
CLEVELAND (AP) — Isaiah Thomas had one last wait.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Lewis, Urlacher, Moss among 15 Hall of Fame finalists
(AP) — Star linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher are among four first-time eligible former players selected among the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New year on PGA Tour can't start soon enough for players
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Dustin Johnson sat outside the Honolua Store on the first day of the new year, scarfing down the "Hobo Breakfast" of steamed rice and eggs as the sun was just starting to filter through the Cook pines that line the entrance to Kapalua.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Bentley leads Gamecocks past Michigan
CHICAGO (AP) — If C.J. McCollum finds a shot he likes, he won't hesitate to take it.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

McCollum scores 32, leads Blazers over Bulls 124-120 in OT
CHICAGO (AP) — If C.J. McCollum finds a shot he likes, he won't hesitate to take it.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Conference races heat up this week in the top 25
(AP) — The last Saturday in 2017 took out the final three unbeaten teams.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bears fire coach John Fox after a 5-11 season
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — John Fox helped change the culture in the Chicago Bears' locker room.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

S-E-C! Bama, Georgia for national championship
(AP) — Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta, the home of the Southeastern Conference title game.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Markkanen scores 32, Bulls get 3rd straight, beat Pacers 119-107

CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Mirotic came in and started firing away. Lauri Markkanen took over for Chicago in the second half.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Strong 1st half pushes Ohio St. past USC, 24-7, in Cotton Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Playoff-snubbed Ohio State got to raise another trophy in the building where the Buckeyes won a national championship.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Playoff-snubbed Ohio State 24-7 over USC in Cotton Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Playoff-snubbed Ohio State got to raise another trophy in the building where the Buckeyes won a national championship.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

No. 13 TCU and Hill rally to beat Number 15 Stanford 39-37

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — There is something about TCU and big comebacks in the Alamo Bowl. Never count out the Horned Frogs.


Friday, December 29, 2017

Thomas Vanek powers Canucks past Chicago Blackhawks 5-2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Thomas Vanek thought it was going to be one of those nights after he was robbed by Anton Forsberg on two point-blank opportunities in the first period.


Friday, December 29, 2017

Lewerke, Spartans roll past Cougars 42-17 in Holiday Bowl

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Michigan State put a nice, big exclamation mark on its turnaround season.

Brian Lewerke threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns, and LJ Scott ran for 110 yards and two scores for No. 18 Michigan State, which took advantage of Luke Falk's absence to rout No. 21 Washington State 42-17 in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night.


Friday, December 29, 2017

Pekka Rinne shines as Predators beat Blues 2-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne loves playing against the St. Louis Blues.
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Chicago Bulls rally for a 92-87 win over Knicks
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls struggled for long stretches. They looked fatigued at times on the second night of back-to-back games. And they found a way to win anyway.
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Kansas State Wildcats struggled, but beat UCLA 35-17 in the Cactus Bowl
PHOENIX (AP) — Bill Snyder stood on a makeshift stage in the middle of a baseball stadium with a roof, a sparkling trophy at his side depicting a football sailing through cactus uprights.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Golden State Warriors winning minus Curry; can they lose once he's back?
(AP) — Stephen Curry is sitting, the Warriors aren't really scoring, and yet Golden State is still winning.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Former Steelers star linebacker James Harrison signs with the Patriots
(AP) — James Harrison is no longer the odd man out or the oldest man in the locker room.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Ice Bowl: It was so cold the metal whistle froze to the referee's lips
(AP) — The penultimate day of 1967 was as beautiful as it gets in Green Bay in late December. Chilly, yes, but the Dallas Cowboys enjoyed the sunshine as they practiced at Lambeau Field for their New Year's Eve game against the Green Bay Packers.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Durant delivers on both ends, Warriors beat Cavaliers 99-92
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James drove to the basket in the waning seconds and Kevin Durant swatted away any chance Cleveland had at a Christmas Day comeback.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Eagles clinch top seed, but Foles has tough time vs Raiders
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles has three weeks to get in sync with his receivers.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Steelers clinch 1st-round bye, beat Texans 34-6
HOUSTON (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger told his teammates they didn't need to make up for Antonio Brown's absence. He just wanted everyone to do what they could to help out, figuring that would be enough.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Florida State says FCS win does count toward bowl eligibility
(AP) — Florida State has faced one problem after another since starting the season ranked No. 3.
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Wyoming routs sloppy Central Michigan in Idaho Potato Bowl
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When Wyoming junior quarterback Josh Allen stepped onto the stage to accept his MVP trophy following the Cowboys' 37-14 victory over Central Michigan on Friday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, it didn't take long for the chant to begin.
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Tiger Woods decides to be his own swing coach
(AP) — Tiger Woods is embarking on his latest comeback without a swing coach.
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Who's the greatest NFL team? New film offers up an option
(AP) — Argue all you want about which is the best team in NFL annals. A new documentary is offering up one option: the 1985 Chicago Bears.
Saturday, December 23, 2017

It's a catch. Wait, there's a catch to the catch
(AP) — While coaches, players, fans and broadcasters become puzzled or annoyed by the NFL's "catch rule," the people in charge of developing and refining it through the years also have struggled. They simply couldn't find language to simplify it, leading to the inconsistency and controversy seen for seasons.
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Young's 31 leads Oklahoma past Northwestern
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — After another dazzling performance, Oklahoma point guard Trae Young declared it the "best time to be a Sooner."
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Browns look to hit brakes on winless march against Bears
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Time is running out on the Cleveland Browns with two games left in the regular season.
Friday, December 22, 2017

Kell, McDaniels lead SDSU to upset over No. 12 Gonzaga
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State got the signature win so far in the Brian Dutcher era when senior Trey Kell and redshirt freshman Jalen McDaniels came up big in the second half of a 72-70 upset of No. 12 Gonzaga on Thursday night.
Friday, December 22, 2017

Steelers seek group effort to replace star receiver Brown
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Replacing Antonio Brown won't be a one-man job for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Friday, December 22, 2017

Seguin gets 2, Stars blank Blackhawks 4-0 behind Bishop
DALLAS (AP) — Ken Hitchcock's 800th career win came against one of only two NHL coaches with more.
Friday, December 22, 2017

Thomas dresses, Cavs down Bulls, end Chicago's streak
CLEVELAND (AP) — Once Isaiah Thomas slipped on his jersey and headband those familiar, warm feelings washed over him.
Friday, December 22, 2017

Wofford stuns No. 5 North Carolina 79-75 in Chapel Hill
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Wofford coach Mike Young walked into his postgame news conference wearing a soaked dress shirt and sheepishly drying himself with a towel.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hamilton breaks tie in 3rd, Flames beat Blues 2-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames are becoming more confident as they keep getting rewarded for their improved play.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Mirotic, Bulls top Magic for seventh straight win
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls' offense has exploded with Nikola Mirotic back in the lineup.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Jeter defends strategy to emotional Marlins fans at town hall
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter sat Tuesday night in the left field plaza at Marlins Park, facing the music with the downtown skyline behind him.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Eight Steelers, six Eagles and Saints highlight Pro Bowl squads
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the NFL in one category this season: most Pro Bowl players.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Veggie might: Titans' D gets boost after going vegetarian
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wesley Woodyard misses putting milk in his cereal, and try as he might, the Tennessee Titans linebacker still reaches for a strip of bacon here and there.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Bulls beat 76ers 117-115 for 6th straight win
CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Mirotic pounded his chest in celebration after a big play in the fourth quarter. Kris Dunn wagged his finger from side to side after one last stop closed it out.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. end 5-year relationship
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have ended their nearly five-year relationship.
Monday, December 18, 2017

Kane, Crawford lead Blackhawks past Wild for 5th straight
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane is finally on a roll, and so are the Chicago Blackhawks.
Monday, December 18, 2017

Szabados backstops Canada's women to 2-1 OT win vs US
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Goaltender Shannon Szabados says the 2-1 overtime win Sunday against the United States ranks high on her list.
Monday, December 18, 2017

Lions force Bears out of comfort zone on ground in 20-10 win
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions came up with a scheme to shut down Chicago's running game and force Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to throw a lot.
Monday, December 18, 2017

New Mexico State rallies for 74-69 win over Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Jans considered Saturday night's game at the United Center a test of whether New Mexico State was ready for a step up in class.
Monday, December 18, 2017

Westbrook triple-double keys OKC in 3OT thriller vs 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Westbrook said goodbye to a three-overtime thriller and trolled Joel Embiid with a smile and a wave.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Lions, Bears meet with coaches hoping to return for 4th year

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions need a lot to go their way to get a postseason spot for the second straight year and third time in Jim Caldwell's four seasons.

"If we don't handle our business, it doesn't matter," Lions receiver Golden Tate said.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Portis scores 27 as Bulls beat Bucks 115-109

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bobby Portis says it's fun playing with Nikola Mirotic, his Chicago Bulls teammate who suffered facial fractures when the two fought in October.

Despite their troubles earlier this season, they made for an impressive duo Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Roy scores two and Ducks down Blues three-one

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kevin Roy made the most of his two-hour banishment to the minors.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Kane and Schmaltz lead Blackhawks past Jets 5-1 for fourth in a row

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Corey Crawford thought it was the best game the Chicago Blackhawks have played all season. Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz agreed.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty dealt to Oakland A's

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty has been traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for two infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's home in Pleasanton, California, following his mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease.


Friday, December 15, 2017

He's back: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers preps to play Panthers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers stayed afloat in the postseason race while hoping for nearly two months that Aaron Rodgers would return.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials have ruled out turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer. Other than that, not much is certain about the country's post-Winter Games plans for a host of expensive venues.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Bulls beat Jazz 103-100 for 4th straight victory

CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Mirotic is smiling again. The shots are falling. All the weightlifting work he did in the summer is paying off. The Chicago Bulls are winning.

That infamous practice fight is beginning to fade into the background.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Marlins agree to deal all-star Ozuna to Cardinals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami has agreed to trade left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, the third All-Star jettisoned by the Marlins this month in an unrelenting payroll purge under new CEO Derek Jeter.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Illini rout Longwood 92-45 behind Jordan, Frazier

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — With leading Illinois scorer Leron Black out with an injury, coach Brad Underwood turned to Aaron Jordan on Wednesday night and the junior did not disappoint. In his first start of the year, Jordan poured in a career-high 22 points and snagged a team-high eight rebounds in Illinois' 92-45 victory over Longwood.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Kane scores in OT as Blackhawks beat Panthers 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks found a way to eke out another victory despite another less-than-rousing performance.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Red Sox, Cubs on deck for baseball's next big deal?
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — No matter how much their fans imagined Giancarlo Stanton bashing balls over the Green Monster, the Boston Red Sox never came close to getting the NL MVP.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Brady intercepted twice, Dolphins beat Pats
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins wore their perfect season uniforms, and for at least one game in 2017, they looked the part.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Top 25 this week: Villanova ready for burden of being No. 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright has seen his team deal with all the things that go along with being the nation's top-ranked school, from the extra attention to handling an upset loss.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mirotic, Portis lead way, Chicago Bulls blow out Celtics 108-85
CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis are starting to draw attention for their play together instead of their fight with each other.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mayfield is unconventional NFL prospect
NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield is in many ways the perfect college football player: Good enough to play at an elite level, but because he is not an ideal NFL prospect, he stuck around long enough to lead Oklahoma to three Big 12 championships and two playoff appearances.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Forsling's OT goal lifts Blackhawks over Sabres, 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) — Gustav Forsling certainly had an eventful night, and the 21-year-old Blackhawks defenseman capped it by giving Chicago a much-needed win.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Stanton says no to Giants, Cards; Yanks a possibility
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton has ruled out the San Francisco Giants. St. Louis, too.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

76ers agree trade Jahil Okafor, 2nd-round pick to Brooklyn
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Buried on the bench in Philly, Jahlil Okafor has a chance to prove in Brooklyn he's not a bust.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Hope Solo announces candidacy for president of US Soccer
Hope Solo is running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Allen gets shutout, Schenn scores again as Blues beat Stars
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Allen finally closed out a shutout Thursday night.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Cubs agree to $38 M, 3-year deal with righty Chatwood
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs added to their rotation on Thursday, agreeing to a $38 million, three-year contract with right-hander Tyler Chatwood.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Goodell signs five-year contract extension
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Oladipo's 27 points, late three helps Pacers rally past Bulls 98-96
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The start was disappointing for the Indiana Pacers.

The finish was great.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Could regionality of CFP cause fans to tune out?
(AP) — Hardcore college football fans across the country undoubtedly will be tuned in for the College Football Playoff. But what about casual fans outside SEC, ACC and Big 12 country?
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Wilson, Ovechkin lead Capitals past Blackhawks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom is usually the one setting up his Washington Capitals teammates.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Finke, Black edge Illinois past Austin Peay 64-57
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois dropped its home-opening conference game by a point to Maryland. It was a tough loss for a team still searching for its first Big Ten win.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Saulnier's late goal lifts Canada over Team USA
Winnipeg, Manitoba (AP) — Even after stopping 32 shots in a 2-0 shutout over the U.S. team on Tuesday night, Canadian goaltender Genevieve Lacasse wasn't about to take all the credit.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Kremlin to analyze IOC ban before taking any steps
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin needs to analyze the International Olympic Committee's ruling to bar Russia and its sports officials from the upcoming Pyeongchang Games before making any decisions regarding the country's participation, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Schenn scores three goals, leads Blues over Canadiens 4-3
MONTREAL (AP) — Brayden Schenn knew that if the St. Louis Blues kept dominating games, their winless run would end sooner or later.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Best of the best: Mayfield, Jackson, Love are Heisman Trophy finalists
(AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield made Heisman Trophy history just by being selected as a finalist.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Steelers lose Shazier on their way to another win over Cincinnatti
CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Ryan Shazier stayed overnight in a hospital with a back injury while the rest of the Steelers headed home with yet another improbable comeback in hand, one that was so much like all the rest at Paul Brown Stadium.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Wade, Love, James lead surging Cavaliers over Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James could sense the Cleveland Cavaliers were starting to click the last time they lost. But a streak like this? He wasn't about to say he saw that coming.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Army uniforms to honor 10th Mountain division Sat.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Army will be wearing a new uniform honoring one of its famed divisions when it plays Navy this weekend in its big rivalry game.
Monday, December 4, 2017

Gould kicks FG lifts Garoppolo, 49ers over Bears 15-14
CHICAGO (AP) — Robbie Gould pumped his right arm. He screamed at the Chicago sideline. Kicking the winning field goal sure made it a sweet return to Soldier Field.
Monday, December 4, 2017

Fowler beats Tiger at home and at the World Challenge
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Rickie Fowler isn't winning as much as he would like. He's still undefeated against Tiger Woods over the last month.
Monday, December 4, 2017

USC beats Stanford 31-28 for Pac-12 title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With the Pac-12 championship hanging in the balance, Southern California delivered a goal-line stand followed by a 99-yard drive that gave the Trojans their first conference title in nine years.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Northwestern Wildcats outlast Fighting Illini in overtime, 72-68

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Scottie Lindsey took a seat on the bench after going scoreless in Northwestern's previous game.

The Wildcats' second-leading scorer still managed to play 39 minutes and come through in the clutch.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Frantic coaching carousel continues in college FB

(AP) — College football news moved faster this week than Oregon's offense in Chip Kelly's hey-day with the Ducks, and the blur started with Kelly himself deciding to return to the Pac-12.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Taylorville native answers call of the octagon

DETROIT — Taylorville native Bobby Wombacher has the opportunity to call one of the biggest cards of the year for the UFC this Saturday, reffing one of the matches on the UFC 218 card. Wombacher isn’t sure of what match he will be doing but he said, “I’m grateful to be wherever (the fight) is. The fight really doesn’t matter to me. I treat all of the athletes the same.”


Friday, December 1, 2017

Janmark gets two, Stars beat Blackhawks in OT

CHICAGO (AP) — Mattias Janmark has good days and bad days in his return from an unusual knee injury.

This one was pretty nice.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Giants co-owner John Mara talks about benching Eli Manning
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have been making mistakes all season. They might have made their biggest one in how they handled the benching of two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning after 13 seasons.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Gibson rebounds from rough outing, leads Ducks past Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Anaheim goalie John Gibson has been pulled from a hockey game before. So he knew exactly how to react after a rough outing: No panic, no worries.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Area athletes at the collegiate level: where are they now?
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Once an athlete leaves the area, there isn’t much available on what they are doing in college or how they are doing in their collegiate pursuits. Several athletes have moved on from the area to compete in college.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Booker scores 33 as Suns top Bulls 104-99
CHICAGO (AP) — For all the big shots he hit, Devin Booker was most proud of the one he blocked.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Rinne's 37 saves help Preds beat 'Hawks 3-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg has scored on many different goalies, but Tuesday night was the first time he collected a goal against one with the same name on the back of his jersey.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Crawford gets 20, Wake Forest hands Illinois first loss, 80-73
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Bryant Crawford led four players in double figures with 20 points as Wake Forest knocked Illinois from the ranks of the undefeated in an 80-73 win in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge Tuesday night.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Griffin hurt; Clippers hang on, beat Lakers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers' third win in a row for the first time since opening the season 4-0 came at a price.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

James has 30 points to lead Cavs in 113-91 rout of 76ers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeBron James showed the up-and-coming Philadelphia 76ers just how high the bar is to compete with the Eastern Conference's best.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Flacco protects ball, Ravens use takeaways to beat Texans
BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Flacco doesn't mind putting up mediocre numbers and looking rather ordinary, as long as he can keep doing it right into the NFL playoffs.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

DeBrincat helps Blackhawks pound Ducks 7-3
CHICAGO (AP) — Alex DeBrincat has terrific hands, good speed and the instincts of an elite scorer.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Carson Wentz tosses 3 touchdowns, Eagles beat Bears 31-3 for ninth straight
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Another strong performance by Carson Wentz. Another dominant effort by the defense. Another lopsided win for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Monday, November 27, 2017

Jackson, defense lead No. 23 Northwestern past Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — When Northwestern defensive end Samdup Miller stretched out his hands to push the football into Illinois' end zone in the third quarter Saturday night, fellow defensive end Joe Gaziano danced wildly across the field, fists pumping.
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