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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, file photo, Syracuse's Tommy DeVito passes the ball during the first quarter of the team's NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh, in Syracuse, N.Y. DeVito is ready to turn the page on the 2019 season. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)

Syracuse QB Tommy DeVito _ the Orange's new quiet man

Jan. 22, 2020 2:32 AM EST

Tommy DeVito’s first season as Syracuse’s starting quarterback didn’t exactly turn out the way he had hoped it would, and he’s more than ready to turn the page. Ranked No. 22 in the AP preseason poll and picked to challenge defending national champion Clemson in the Atlantic Coast...

Tennys Sandgren of the U.S. makes a backhand return to Italy's Matteo Berrettini during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: Tennys Sandgren upsets No. 8 seed in Australia

Jan. 22, 2020 2:31 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Tennys Sandgren has upset eighth-seeded Matteo Berrettini of Italy in five sets to reach the third round. Sandgren is ranked only 100th. He wasted a two-sets-to-none lead against 2019 U.S. Open semifinalist...

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, left, stops a shot by Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker (16) as Panthers defenseman Riley Stillman pushes Zucker past the goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

NHL teams realize backup goaltender is important position

Jan. 22, 2020 2:25 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins had it all set up to honor backup goalie Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday night for becoming the 74th goalie in NHL history to play in 500 games. Then something went wrong: Starter Tuukka Rask was injured, Halak became the No. 1 guy and the Bruins decided to postpone the ceremony...

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) stumbles due to injury in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Mavericks fear 'severe' Achilles injury for center Powell

Jan. 22, 2020 12:33 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas center Dwight Powell sustained what the Mavericks fear is a “severe” injury to his right Achilles tendon in a 110-107 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. Coach Rick Carlisle said the club would wait on an MRI exam to determine the extent of the injury, but...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) dunks the ball over Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) in during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Leonard scores 36 to lead Clippers past Mavericks 110-107

Jan. 22, 2020 12:24 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks brought back one big man but lost another Tuesday night, and in the end, they couldn't rein in the reigning Finals MVP. Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, Landry Shamet hit two clutch 3-pointers late and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 Tuesday...

New York Islanders' Josh Bailey (12) celebrates with Brock Nelson (29) after Nelson scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York. The Islanders won 4-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Bailey, Greiss help Islanders hold on to beat Rangers 4-2

Jan. 21, 2020 11:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Following a stretch of seven games in 11 days, the New York Islanders don't play again until Feb. 1 The extended time off around the All-Star break will feel much better after a needed win against one of their biggest rivals. Josh Bailey had a goal and two assists, Thomas Greiss stopped 40...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) tries to get a shot past Philadelphia Flyers' Brian Elliott (37) as Philippe Myers (5), Ivan Provorov (9) and Kevin Hayes (13) defend during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Elliott makes 19 saves to lead Flyers over Penguins 3-0

Jan. 21, 2020 11:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian Elliott and the Flyers defense stymied Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Elliott made 19 saves, Jakub Voracek and James van Riemsdyk scored, and Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh 3-0 Tuesday night. It was Elliott’s first shutout of the season and 39th of his career. The...

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic, left, and forward Kristaps Porzingis sit on the bench during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Porzingis rejoins Mavs after missing 10 games with sore knee

Jan. 21, 2020 8:46 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis was back in the lineup for Dallas against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night after missing 10 games with right knee soreness. The 7-foot-3 forward was expected to return almost a week ago in Sacramento, but was a late scratch when knee soreness returned during...

An investigator with the Office of the Michigan Attorney General leaves with boxes from the Twistars Gymnastics Club in Dimondale, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, Investigators also searched the home of former U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics coach John Geddert, who had ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Investigators search home, gym of coach tied to Nassar

Jan. 21, 2020 5:42 PM EST

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (AP) — Police on Tuesday searched the Michigan home and former gym of a gymnastics coach who had ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar, authorities said. The Lansing State Journal posted photos of a man with a police coat carrying a box away from John Geddert’s house in...

New Orleans Pelicans NBA basketball forward Zion Williamson talks to the media after practice at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, La., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)

Zion Williamson rejoining Pelicans lineup at pivotal time

Jan. 21, 2020 4:50 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson opened with a joke — about himself. A monthslong recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery is finally behind the New Orleans Pelicans rookie and top overall draft choice. And when Williamson discussed the long wait for his highly anticipated NBA regular-season...