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No. 15 Creighton knocks off UConn 85-66 for program's first win over a No. 1-ranked team

Feb. 21, 2024 00:07 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton went into its game against UConn having lost all six of its previous meetings with No. 1-ranked teams and never coming closer than 10 points. The No. 15 Bluejays finally broke through on their seventh try, building a double-digit lead in the first half...

2 men are charged with murder in the deadly shooting at Kansas City's Super Bowl celebration

Feb. 20, 2024 18:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two men charged with murder in last week's shooting after the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade were strangers who pulled out guns and began firing within seconds of starting an argument, according to court documents released Tuesday. Missouri...

College Football Playoff approves 5+7 format and reduces spots for conference champions

Feb. 20, 2024 18:37 PM EST

The field for the 12-team College Football Playoff beginning next season will comprise five conference champions and seven at-large selections after the university presidents who oversee the CFP voted unanimously Tuesday to tweak the format. The move to decrease the number of spots...

Premium talent is still available on MLB's free-agent market, but GMs don't seem in a hurry

Feb. 20, 2024 19:26 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland's new manager, Stephen Vogt, isn't sure why this year's free agent market has entered a deep freeze even as temperatures heat up during spring training in Arizona and Florida. He just wants to see it thaw as quickly as possible. ...

FuboTV files lawsuit over ESPN, Fox, Hulu, Warner Bros. Discovery sports-streaming venture

Feb. 20, 2024 20:42 PM EST

Streaming service FuboTV has filed an antitrust lawsuit against ESPN, Fox, Warner Bros. Discovery and Hulu, which are planning to launch a sports-streaming venture in the fall. The lawsuit has been filed in the Southern District of New York. FuboTV, which focuses primarily on live...

Playing for the Oakland A's hasn't been glamorous for years. In 2024, it could be downright weird

Feb. 20, 2024 11:44 AM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Catcher Shea Langeliers made a little space to set down a cup of coffee in his locker, then gingerly turned around, careful not to disturb the belongings of teammates JJ Bleday and Max Schuemann that were all crammed into a corner of Oakland's spring training clubhouse. ...

Column: Golf has a fractured landscape. Not even the majors can put it back together

Feb. 20, 2024 17:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The grill room at a California municipal golf course had one TV showing LIV Golf in Las Vegas, another showing the PGA Tour in Phoenix. A half-dozen people shifted eyes watching both, the former with fewer commercials on a network known more for “Young Sheldon” reruns. ...

Soccer academy in Southern California will join an evolving MLS system that's paying dividends

Feb. 20, 2024 17:34 PM EST

Ousseni Bouda was just 11 years old and growing up in the west African country of Burkina Faso when his family took the ultimate leap of faith by sending him alone to Ghana to play soccer. Bouda arrived at the Right to Dream academy not knowing the language and with no guarantees...

Rafael Devers lobbies Boston Red Sox front office for roster help

Feb. 20, 2024 18:06 PM EST

Rafael Devers is looking for some help — from the front office of the Boston Red Sox. With the Red Sox ramping up at the start of spring training, Devers made it clear Tuesday that he felt the franchise should have done more to improve the roster over the winter. ...

Aaron Judge's big toe more than a New York Yankees footnote after injury last year

Feb. 20, 2024 17:28 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge's big toe is more than a footnote for the New York Yankees. Judge missed 42 games after tearing a ligament in his right big toe when he crashed into the right-field fence at Dodger Stadium last June 3, a big reason the Yankees fell from postseason...

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Quinton Byfield scores highlight-reel goal in Kings' 5-1 victory over Blue Jackets

Feb. 21, 2024 02:41 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quinton Byfield's highlight-reel goal came at a perfect time for the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings were sluggish in their first game back on home ice after a four-game East road trip, but Byfield's goal in the first period provided the momentum they needed as Los...

Heavy snow hits north and central China, disrupting traffic and canceling classes

Feb. 21, 2024 02:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Heavy snow has blanketed northern and central China, disrupting traffic and forcing schools to cancel classes. Flights and intercity train traffic on which much of China’s commuters rely were delayed or canceled on Wednesday. Authorities in the provinces of Hebei,...

No. 18 Saint Mary's beats San Francisco 70-66 for its 14th straight win

Feb. 21, 2024 02:28 AM EST

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Mitchell Saxen scored 20 points, Alex Ducas added 18 and No. 18 Saint Mary's extended the longest active winning streak in the nation to 14 straight games with a 70-66 victory over San Francisco on Tuesday night. The Gaels (22-6, 13-0 West Coast Conference)...

Degenhart's 15 lead Boise State past San Jose State 82-50

Feb. 21, 2024 01:59 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Tyson Degenhart's 15 points helped Boise State defeat San Jose State 82-50 on Tuesday night. Degenhart had eight rebounds for the Broncos (18-8, 9-4 Mountain West Conference). Max Rice shot 5 for 10, including 4 for 9 from beyond the arc to add 14 points....

Nevada wins 76-58 over Wyoming

Feb. 21, 2024 01:45 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Tre Coleman's 20 points helped Nevada defeat Wyoming 76-58 on Tuesday night. Coleman also contributed three steals for the Wolf Pack (21-6, 8-5 Mountain West Conference). Jarod Lucas scored 19 points, shooting 4 for 14 (4 for 9 from 3-point range) and 7 of 8 from...

Novak scores, Lankinen stops 23 shots and Predators top Golden Knights 5-3

Feb. 21, 2024 01:27 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tommy Novak scored his fourth goal in five games and the Nashville Predators defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 5-3 on Tuesday night. Luke Evangelista, former Knight Cody Glass, Cole Smith and Gustav Nyquist also scored for the Predators. Roman Josi and Ryan...

Olivia Moultrie scores twice and the US women down the Dominican Republic 5-0

Feb. 21, 2024 01:05 AM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Olivia Moultrie scored twice in her first national team start and the United States defeated the Dominican Republic 5-0 on Tuesday night in the inaugural CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup tournament. Moultrie, 18, making just her third appearance with the national...

Johansen breaks out of scoring slump with two goals, Avalanche beat Canucks 3-1

Feb. 21, 2024 00:59 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Ryan Johansen scored one goal after a fortuitous bounce off the boards in back of the net and another that glanced off another player. These days, he will take them any way they want to go in. Johansen broke out of a scoring slump with two goals,...

No. 25 BYU tops 11th-ranked Baylor 78-71 behind strong game from Khalifa

Feb. 21, 2024 00:48 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Aly Khalifa had 14 points, seven assists and seven rebounds to lead No. 25 BYU to a 78-71 victory over No. 11 Baylor on Tuesday night. Jaxson Robinson scored 16 points and Trevin Knell added 13 for the Cougars (19-7, 7-6 Big 12), who earned their third home...

Isaacs scores 19 points as No. 23 Texas Tech rallies from 10 down to beat TCU 82-81

Feb. 21, 2024 00:45 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Pop Isaacs scored 19 points and put 23rd-ranked Texas Tech ahead to stay with a three-point play with 39 seconds remaining as the Red Raiders rallied from a double-digit deficit and beat TCU 82-81 on Tuesday night. Texas Tech (19-7, 8-5 Big 12) trailed 69-59...