National Sports

Davis remains in trade limbo; Barnes to Sacramento

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Anthony Davis is still a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. By 3 p.m. Thursday, that may change. Davis remained in place Wednesday, though the run-up to the NBA's annual trade deadline picked up steam in plenty of other locales around the ...

Durant lets loose after Warriors beat Spurs 141-102

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant wants everyone to forget the free agency chatter and speculation about where he might play next season, calling it "unnecessary." That's still months away and he is trying to win another championship with the Golden ...

Giannis, Bucks drop 148 points on Wizards for 40th win

By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points, Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and 11 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 148-129 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory. The Bucks shot 60 percent (56 for 93) from the ...

K-State-Baylor matchup highlights Big 12 action

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Kansas State at Baylor. The Wildcats vaulted into first place in the league with a 74-67 win over Kansas in Manhattan on Tuesday night, and a win in Waco would make them a clear ...

AP Source: 76ers acquire Harris from Clippers

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to acquire Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris as the centerpiece of a six-player, four-draft pick trade they hope can put them over the top in the East. A person familiar with the trade said the ...

Vonn sitting out downhill training after super-G crash

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is sitting out downhill training at the world championships following her crash in the super-G. Vonn had the wind knocked out of her after straddling a gate mid-air and hitting the safety nets on Tuesday. She was left with a shiner on her right cheek. Vonn is ...

Leonard, Lowry help Raptors beat Embiid, 76ers 119-107

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 20 points amid reports that Toronto has offered him in a trade, and the Raptors held off the Philadelphia 76ers 119-107 on Tuesday night in a matchup between two of the Eastern Conference's top teams. Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points ...

Blue Jackets snap 5-game skid with 6-3 win over Avalanche

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Josh Anderson kept his toe on the blue line and then his fingers crossed. The goal he scored, ruled good on the ice, was upheld after a replay review for offside. Just the sort of break Columbus needed. Anderson broke a tie with 9:31 remaining, ...

No. 1 Tennessee tops Missouri for 17th straight win

By The Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams scored 13 points each as No. 1 Tennessee defeated Missouri 72-60 on Tuesday night to extend its school-record winning streak to 17 games. Tennessee (21-1, 9-0 SEC) has the longest active winning streak of ...

No. 5 Kentucky routs South Carolina 76-48

By GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky used a stellar defense to maintain its roll and throw South Carolina off kilter. PJ Washington scored 20 points, and routed South Carolina 76-48 Tuesday night for its ninth consecutive victory. The Wildcats (19-3, 8-1 ...

Pacers rout James, Lakers 136-94

By The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and the Indiana Pacers tied an NBA record by making 19 3-pointers in a 136-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, handing LeBron James the most lopsided loss of his career. James' teams lost by 36 ...

Ponds lifts St. John’s past No. 10 Marquette 70-69

By JIM HOEHN, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Shamorie Ponds scored 28 points, including a go-ahead layup with 16 seconds left, to give St. John's a 70-69 victory over No. 10 Marquette on Tuesday night. The loss ended an eight-game winning streak for the Golden Eagles and was their first ...

McElhinney, Hurricanes shut down Penguins 4-0

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Curtis McElhinney's been doing this a long time. More than a decade into his well-traveled NHL career, the Carolina Hurricanes goaltender understands how things tighten up after the All-Star break. His team scrambling for a spot in the ...

Maye helps No. 8 Tar Heels roll past rival Wolfpack 113-96

By AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Luke Maye scored a season-high 31 points to go with 12 rebounds, and No. 8 North Carolina beat North Carolina State 113-96 on Tuesday night. Freshman Coby White added 21 points for the Tar Heels (18-4, 8-1 Atlantic Coast ...

No.2 Duke and No. 3 Virginia get high-profile rematch

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer Duke and Virginia played one of the college basketball season's most entertaining, high-level games just two weeks ago. The rematch comes Saturday. No. 2 vs. No. 3, Final Four favorites playing with the ACC lead potentially on the line. Find a TV. This ...

Harden scores 44 points, Rockets beat Suns 118-110

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — Another 40-point game for James Harden. That makes 20 of them this season. The reigning MVP scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets beat Phoenix 118-110 on Monday night to hand the Suns their season-worst 11th straight loss. Harden joined Wilt ...

Patriots to celebrate 6th Super Bowl win with Boston parade

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots are being feted in Boston after defeating the Los Angeles Rams to claim their sixth Super Bowl title. The parade kicks off Tuesday morning at the Hynes Convention Center. It will rumble roughly 2 miles (3 kilometers) past the Boston Common and other ...

McMahon helps No. 16 Louisville beat No. 11 Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ryan McMahon scored 12 points in a span of 83 seconds in the second half and No. 16 Louisville used a 14-3 run to pull away and beat No. 11 Virginia Tech 72-64 on Monday night. It is the Cardinals' 15th consecutive victory against the Hokies. McMahon had scored just ...

With retirement near, Vonn crashes in super-G at worlds

By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn crashed in the super-G at the world championships Tuesday, straddling a gate mid-air and ending up in the safety nets. Vonn, however, got up and skied down the hill after being tended to by medical personnel. "Everybody, ...

Throwback night: Pats wins Super Bowl the old-fashioned way

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Graying but still gritty, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots came to the Super Bowl intending to stave off, for at least one more game, the inevitable onslaught of the NFL's future. Job well done. Pro football never looked flatter, ...