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Analysis: Novak Djokovic clearly not done dominating tennis

Jan. 29, 2023 16:54 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic clearly is not done dominating his sport. He says so. His coach says so. And, most importantly, his performances throughout a draining run to a record-extending 10th Australian Open championship and...

Hurts, Eagles soar into Super Bowl, rout 49ers for NFC title

Jan. 29, 2023 19:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts had one of Philadelphia's four rushing touchdowns and the Eagles soared into the Super Bowl, forcing both of San Francisco's quarterbacks out of the game with injuries and beating the wounded 49ers 31-7 in the NFC championship game on Sunday. The...

Brock Purdy, 49ers ousted by Eagles in NFC title game

Jan. 29, 2023 20:22 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brock Purdy’s magical run from being the last pick in the NFL draft to winning his first seven starts for the San Francisco 49ers ended when Haason Reddick knocked him out in the first quarter of the NFC championship game. Purdy was forced to return in the...

Novak Djokovic claims 10th Australian Open title, 22nd Slam

Jan. 29, 2023 09:54 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic climbed into the Rod Laver Arena stands to celebrate his 10th Australian Open championship and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title Sunday and, after jumping and pumping his fists with his team, he collapsed onto his back, crying. When he...

Georgia's Bennett arrested in Texas for public intoxication

Jan. 29, 2023 14:53 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett, who led the Bulldogs to their second straight national championship, was arrested early Sunday after police said he was intoxicated and banging on doors. Bennett, 25, was charged with public intoxication and taken to the city...

Referees' union says James was fouled on controversial play

Jan. 29, 2023 17:42 PM EST

The National Basketball Referees Association said Sunday that LeBron James was fouled on the last play of regulation in the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Boston Celtics. The NBA office also confirmed for the second time that a foul should have been called. ...

Shiffrin must wait for record win 86 but takes slalom title

Jan. 29, 2023 09:43 AM EST

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — A shake of the head, lips pouting... but then all smiles. Mikaela Shiffrin was quick to take the positives after realizing she had to wait for at least five more weeks before tying the World Cup record for most career wins with victory No. 86....

AP source: Dolphins hire Vic Fangio as defensive coordinator

Jan. 29, 2023 19:00 PM EST

The Miami Dolphins have reached a deal with former Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio to become their defensive coordinator, a person familiar with the hire told The Associated Press on Sunday. The person spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized....

Acura, Shank, Helio sweep Rolex 24 as hybrid era begins

Jan. 29, 2023 15:21 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Acura dominated the debut of hybrid engines in North American sports car racing with a 1-2 finish Sunday at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, where Helio Castroneves and the automaker won the prestigious endurance race for a third consecutive year. Castroneves won...

Ilia Malinin wins 1st U.S. men's skating title, Brown 2nd

Jan. 29, 2023 20:33 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As the cameras flashed in front of the medal-winners in U.S. men's figure skating, one photographer had a request: “Ilia, for one, look happy.” At that, Ilia Malinin chuckled and obliged with a grin, then quickly returned to the close-lipped smile he'd...

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Ilia Malinin wins 1st U.S. men's skating title, Brown 2nd

Jan. 29, 2023 20:33 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As the cameras flashed in front of the medal-winners in U.S. men's figure skating, one photographer had a request: “Ilia, for one, look happy.” At that, Ilia Malinin chuckled and obliged with a grin, then quickly returned to the close-lipped smile he'd...

No. 22 Illinois women fend off Michigan State 86-76

Jan. 29, 2023 20:25 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Makira Cook totaled 26 points, Genesis Bryant scored 21 and Adalia McKenzie added a double-double to help No. 22 Illinois beat Michigan State 86-76 on Sunday. Cook sank 8 of 21 shots from the floor and all 10 of her free throws for the Fighting Illini (17-5,...

Brock Purdy, 49ers ousted by Eagles in NFC title game

Jan. 29, 2023 20:22 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brock Purdy’s magical run from being the last pick in the NFL draft to winning his first seven starts for the San Francisco 49ers ended when Haason Reddick knocked him out in the first quarter of the NFC championship game. Purdy was forced to return in the...

Rielly scores first goal of season, Leafs down Capitals 5-1

Jan. 29, 2023 20:10 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Morgan Rielly scored his first goal of the season for Toronto in the Maple Leafs’ 5-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday. Michael Bunting, with a goal and an assist, William Nylander, Pierre Engvall and Zach Aston-Reese provided the rest of the offense...

Chiefs lose CB Sneed to head injury in AFC title game

Jan. 29, 2023 20:04 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs lost cornerback L'Jarius Sneed to the concussion protocol on the fourth play of the AFC title game Sunday night after he went low to tackle Cincinnati Bengals running back Samaje Perine and remained on the turf. The Chiefs also lost...

Aho scores again, Hurricanes beat Bruins 4-1

Jan. 29, 2023 20:00 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored a goal for the fourth straight game and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Sunday in a matchup of the teams with the two best records in the NHL. Paul Stastny scored on a second-period power play, Seth Jarvis posted a...

Davis scores 26, Memphis downs Tulsa 80-68

Jan. 29, 2023 19:52 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kendric Davis scored 26 points and DeAndre Williams had a double-double to lead Memphis to an 80-68 victory over Tulsa on Sunday. Davis added five assists for the Tigers (17-5, 7-2 American Athletic Conference). Williams finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and...

Hurts, Eagles soar into Super Bowl, rout 49ers for NFC title

Jan. 29, 2023 19:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts had one of Philadelphia's four rushing touchdowns and the Eagles soared into the Super Bowl, forcing both of San Francisco's quarterbacks out of the game with injuries and beating the wounded 49ers 31-7 in the NFC championship game on Sunday. The...

Turner agrees to stay with Pacers on 2-year extension

Jan. 29, 2023 19:36 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Myles Turner is staying with the Indiana Pacers a while longer. The two-time NBA blocks champion has agreed to a two-year contract extension, keeping Indiana's starting five intact through next season. Terms of the deal have not been released but The Athletic...

Phelps scores 17, helps SMU hold off South Florida 82-80

Jan. 29, 2023 19:32 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Zhruic Phelps scored 17 points to help SMU hold off South Florida 82-80 on Sunday night. Phelps added seven assists for the Mustangs (8-14, 3-6 American Athletic Conference). Efe Odigie scored 14 on 5-of-7 shooting and Samuell Williamson added 13 points. ...