By DAN SCIFO, Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks gave Pittsburgh a head start — and still grounded the surging Penguins.
Dylan Strome broke a tie 1:48 into the third period and the Blackhawks beat Pittsburgh 5-3 on Sunday night to end the Penguins' winning ...
By The Associated Press
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Charles Matthews scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half to help No. 2 Michigan build a double-digit lead and the undefeated Wolverines held on for a 74-63 victory over No. 21 Indiana on Sunday.
Jordan Poole also finished with 18 points ...
HOUSTON (AP) — When Houston needed a spark Sunday night, Armoni Brooks came through for the Cougars.
Brooks scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and hit four of his six 3-pointers and No. 19 Houston remained undefeated with a 90-77 victory over Memphis.
Nate Hinton added 19 points ...
By TRAVIS JOHNSON, Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — After two straight defeats, the Wisconsin Badgers got back to what's made them successful in the past.
Ethan Happ had 22 points and eight rebounds as No. 22 Wisconsin stopped a midseason slide by routing Penn ...
By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Washington coach Scott Brooks thinks his team delivered one of its best performances of the season on Sunday night.
That's what it took for the Wizards to finally win in Oklahoma City.
Bradley Beal scored 25 points and Washington won ...
By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer
Imagine this: Kevin Durant is out of bounds by an enormous margin, all three referees somehow miss the obvious infraction and Golden State winds up getting a basket that it didn't deserve to take the lead with a few seconds remaining.
It seemed ...
By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Many of UConn's incredible regular-season streaks are over after Thursday night's loss at Baylor.
Still, the Huskies have one left that is among the most remarkable in sports. They haven't had a losing streak in 25 years.
That's right, ...
By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' prize for dismantling the toughest defense in the NFL is a road game against a team that has long been a nemesis for Philip Rivers.
Los Angeles advanced to the divisional round of the postseason by beating the ...
By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles were desperately seeking a lift with little time left to save their season.
Nick Foles came through for the defending Super Bowl champions. And he did it just in time.
Foles threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Golden ...
By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Columnist
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The downtown streets were soaked and largely empty. Extra police officers loitered at the intersections, but they mostly just talked among themselves. On the weekend before one of the country's biggest sporting events, the host ...
By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With five national championships in the past nine seasons, Alabama already has accomplished something never done before in the AP poll era that began in 1936.
Winning another crown Monday night against Clemson would lift the Crimson ...
By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — Maybe it was the absence of all those high-powered offenses on byes.
Perhaps it was the jitters for some younger teams, particularly their quarterbacks: Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky and Lamar Jackson.
Or maybe defense actually ...
By Kristie Rieken
AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON (AP) — A year ago at this time Andrew Luck was at home struggling with an injured shoulder that cost him the entire season.
On Saturday he wrote a happy ending to the latest chapter of his comeback season, throwing for 222 yards and two ...
By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer
For the first time in a decade, the top seed in the AFC playoffs goes to a team not led by Tom Brady or Peyton Manning.
The Kansas City Chiefs earned the No. 1 seed for the first time since 1997 after switching from Alex Smith to Patrick Mahomes , ...
By JOEDY McCREARY, AP Sports Writer
A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEKEND
No. 9 Florida State at No. 4 Virginia. The season's first top-10 matchup of ACC teams matches the Cavaliers (12-0), ranked No. 2 in Ken Pomeroy's efficiency rankings, ...
By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer
Half of the NFC playoff field is back from last year, including the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles , who wobbled and hobbled into the postseason party as the sixth and final seed after a season-long slog.
The Saints earned the No. ...
By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Clemson and Alabama are playing in the College Football Playoff for the fourth straight season, and the third time for the national championship.
The winner Monday will become the first 15-0 FBS champion.
With the help ...
By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer
Defensive lineman Jared Allen retired from the NFL in 2015 and wasn't ready to give up on the competition he'd come to enjoy as a five-time All-Pro.
His solution: The Olympics.
The problem: He didn't compete in any Olympic sports.
Less than a year later, ...
By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Basketball Writer
WACO, Texas (AP) — UConn All-America players Katie Lou Samuelson and Naphessa Collier won a national title and went to two other Final Fours before experiencing this. The team's only seniors are coming off a loss in the regular season for the first ...
By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A defender on either side of him, James Harden let it fly one last time for an improbable game-winner in the waning seconds of overtime before falling backward and hitting the floor.
It took his second triple-double of the week, ...