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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Leonard, LeBron, Davis lead Team LeBron over Team Giannis

Feb. 16, 2020 11:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Kawhi Leonard scored 30, LeBron James scored 23 and Chicago product Anthony Davis finished with 20 points after hitting the winning free throw to lift Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory over Team Giannis in the...

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Robert Hagg (8) collides with Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Andre Vasilevskiy stops 30 shots, Lightning beat Flyers 5-3

Feb. 15, 2020 8:56 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 30 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning set a franchise record for consecutive home wins in a 5-3 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Cedric Paquette and Carter Verhaeghe all scored for Tampa Bay,...

Russia's Natalia Voronina celebrates after competing in the women's 5,000 meters during the world single distances speedskating championships Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Kulizhnikov, Voronia earn speedskating world records

Feb. 15, 2020 5:22 PM EST

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Russian speedskaters Pavel Kulizhnikov and Natalia Voronina broke world records Saturday on the third day of the ISU World Single Distances Championships at the Utah Olympic Oval. Kulizhnikov earned gold in the 1,000 meters with a world record time of 1:05.69. He eclipsed the previous...

Franklin retakes US indoor triple jump record

Feb. 14, 2020 11:56 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Moments after Tori Franklin saw her women’s U.S. indoor triple jump record fall Friday in the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships, she took it back. Franklin went 48-feet, 1/2-inch on her final jump to surpass Keturah Orji’s jump of 47-10¾ from her second...

In this June 2019 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Christina Koch poses for a portrait inside of the vestibule between a SpaceX Dragon cargo craft and the Harmony module of the International Space Station. Still fresh from space, NASA's new record-setting astronaut says that aside from sore muscles and feelings of off-balance, she's readjusting well to gravity after nearly 11 months in space. Koch met with reporters on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, six days after returning from the International Space Station. Her 328-day mission was the longest ever by a woman. (NASA via AP)

Record-setting astronaut feels good after near year in space

Feb. 12, 2020 5:29 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new record-setting astronaut said Wednesday that aside from sore muscles and trouble with balance, she's readjusting well to gravity after nearly 11 months in space. Christina Koch met with reporters in Houston six days after returning to Earth from the International...

FILE - In Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the second hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Sunday,, in San Diego. Riviera is where Tiger Woods played his first PGA Tour event as an amateur. It would be the ideal place to set the tour record for most wins. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Column: Tiger's pursuit resumes for No. 83 at Riviera

Feb. 11, 2020 6:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is no better place for Tiger Woods to set the PGA Tour record for most career victories than at Riviera. Because this is where he played his first PGA Tour event as a 16-year-old amateur? No. Because he now is tournament host of the Genesis Invitational, giving it the kind of...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, British Airways planes are parked at Heathrow Airport in London. A British Airways plane flew between New York and London in less than five hours, landing early Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Heathrow Airport after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport, setting a record for subsonic plane travel. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

British Airways flight crosses Atlantic in less than 5 hours

Feb. 9, 2020 7:03 PM EST

For the first time in years, a commercial passenger plane has flown across the Atlantic in less than five hours. A British Airways flight landed early Sunday morning at Heathrow Airport in London after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York just four hours and 56 minutes earlier. That set a...

In this Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 photo, a firework launched over Colorado ski resort town of Steamboat Springs explodes Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The firework has set a record as the world's largest aerial firework. The 2,800-pound shell flew 2,200 feet above the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival before it burst on Saturday night. Guinness World Records representatives witnessed and certified the record.  (AP Photo/Steve Caulk)

Massive firework shot over Colorado breaks world record

Feb. 9, 2020 6:21 PM EST

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A massive firework launched over a Colorado ski resort town has set a record for the world's largest aerial firework. The 2,800-pound (1,270-kilogram) shell flew 2,200 feet (671 meters) above the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival before it burst, turning the sky bright red...

Clark, Flowers lead LIU past Merrimack 67-64 in OT

Feb. 8, 2020 7:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ty Flowers and Raiquan Clark combined to score 45 points in a record-setting performance and Long Island University snapped Merrimack's nine-game win streak with a 67-64 overtime win on Saturday. Clark finished with 20 points and his soft bank shot with 4:46 remaining broke a 58-58 tie and...

Elle Purrier after winning the NYRR Wanamaker Mile set a new American Record at the Millrose Games track and field meet Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Purrier sets US women's indoor mile record at Millrose Games

Feb. 8, 2020 7:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — By her own admission, Elle Purrier had not spent much time running the mile. You wouldn't have known it by her performance Saturday at the Millrose Games in New York. Purrier set an American record with a time of 4 minutes, 16.85 seconds in winning the Women’s Wanamaker Mile. Purrier...