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FILE- In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Team Szabados forward Audra Richards (21) is congratulated after scoring a goal against Team Stecklein in the NWHL All-Star Hockey Game in Nashville, Tenn. The women's hockey league thinks it can make it work with the same kind of COVID-19 testing the NBA used in its Disney World bubble. Players, coaches and staff will essentially be limited to hotel and Herb Brooks Arena, the site of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” that serves as a historic setting for a unique season.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Women's bubble hockey: NWHL season will be a 2-week sprint

Jan. 22, 2021 1:36 PM EST

Tyler Tumminia has lost plenty of sleep trying to get the National Women's Hockey League back on the ice. The interim commissioner has one night left to toss and turn before it becomes a reality. The NWHL goes full bubble hockey Saturday when its two-week sprint of a season begins in a quarantined environment in...

Tennessee forward John Fulkerson (10) dribbles past Florida center Jason Jitoboh (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19. 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

No. 6 Tennessee looks to rebound against No. 19 Missouri

Jan. 22, 2021 4:00 AM EST

A look at the weekend action around the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 6 Tennessee (10-2, 4-2 SEC) tries to rebound from a humbling loss with a visit to 19th-ranked Missouri in a matchup of two of the league's three ranked teams. The Volunteers fell 75-49 to a short-handed Florida team while...

Clemson head coach Brad Brownell talks to guard Al-Amir Dawes during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP, Pool)

No. 20 Clemson's trip to FSU headlines ACC weekend slate

Jan. 22, 2021 2:40 AM EST

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 20 Clemson at Florida State. Saturday's game lost some luster after two straight losses by Brad Brownell's Tigers (9-3, 3-3), the first being a 35-point loss to No. 13 Virginia last weekend followed by Wednesday’s at...

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim adjusts his mask as his team plays against Pittsburgh during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 96-76. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Syracuse sophomore center Jesse Edwards helps fill big void

Jan. 22, 2021 2:23 AM EST

When Syracuse center Bourama Sidibe was injured just four minutes into the season and the novel coronavirus was wreaking havoc with the team, the Orange were in a bad place. The 6-foot-10, 220-pound Sidibe, who excelled at the end of last season and figured to be an important piece of this year’s team, has...

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks the shot of New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Mitchell helps Jazz beat Pelicans for 7th straight win

Jan. 22, 2021 2:21 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz got off to a tough start. Then Donovan Mitchell and company pushed their way right past the New Orleans Pelicans. Mitchell scored a season-high 36 points, and the Jazz rallied to beat the Pelicans 129-118 on Thursday night for their seventh straight win. “Every...

Stevens, Colorado St. knock off Utah St. 84-76

Jan. 22, 2021 1:38 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Isaiah Stevens scored 18 points with eight rebounds and eight assists and Colorado State knocked Utah State out of a first-place tie in the Mountain West Conference with an 84-76 win on Thursday night. Kendle Moore added 16 points for the Rams (11-3, 8-2), who lost to the Aggies 83-64 on...

New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett works against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Barrett scores 28, Knicks beat Warriors for 3rd straight win

Jan. 22, 2021 1:31 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — RJ Barrett had a career-high 28 points and the New York Knicks matched their longest winning streak of the season at three games by beating the Golden State Warriors 119-104 on Thursday night. “We come into every game feeling like we should win the game or give ourselves a...

SIU-Edwardsville wins in emotional return to basketball

Jan. 22, 2021 1:06 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shamar Wright scored 14 points including a putback dunk with under a minute to go, Lamar Wright added a last-second free throw and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville edged Tennessee State 67-65 Thursday night. The game was SIUE's first in 33 days as COVID-19 issues forced a...

Cool scores 17 to lead Idaho St. past Portland St. 64-57

Jan. 22, 2021 12:45 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tarik Cool registered 17 points as Idaho State beat Portland State 64-57 on Thursday night. Austin Smellie had 13 points and six rebounds for Idaho State (8-6, 5-2 Big Sky Conference), which earned its fourth straight road victory. Emmit Taylor III added 12 points. Robert Ford III had...

Shabazz leads San Francisco past Santa Clara 73-50

Jan. 22, 2021 12:42 AM EST

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Khalil Shabazz had 22 points, making 4 of 6 3-pointers, and had five steals and San Francisco defeated Santa Clara 73-50 on Thursday night. Dzmitry Ryuny had 15 points for San Francisco (10-7, 4-3 West Coast Conference). Jamaree Bouyea added 13 points. Josh Kunen had 10 points....