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The stretch run of the NBA season has arrived. It's time for the playoff push

Feb. 21, 2024 14:07 PM EST

There’s no NBA player who is a bigger fan of harness racing than Denver’s Nikola Jokic. He owns horses, goes to tracks whenever he can and even accepted one of his MVP awards while riding around at his farm in Serbia. He knows the stretch run often decides races. ...

Analysis: Amid a wide-open playoff race, a wide-open NBA MVP race might be brewing as well

Feb. 21, 2024 06:06 AM EST

The new rule that rendered Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid ineligible for a second consecutive NBA MVP award because he’s missing too many games has the potential to create something the league hasn’t seen in almost two decades. That would be a wide-open MVP race. ...

Tiger Woods' son is taking his first step toward trying to play on the PGA Tour

Feb. 21, 2024 17:14 PM EST

HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — The 15-year-old son of Tiger Woods is taking the first step toward trying to play on the PGA Tour. Charlie Woods is entered in a pre-qualifier for the Cognizant Classic. The pre-qualifier for Woods is Thursday at Lost Lake Golf Club. The top 25 and ties...

Mets pitcher Kodai Senga is dealing with some arm fatigue after throwing at spring training

Feb. 21, 2024 18:16 PM EST

New York Mets right-hander Kodai Senga experienced some arm fatigue after throwing a side session during spring training. Mets manager Carlos Mendoza said Wednesday that Senga was being examined by the team's trainers. Mendoza wasn't sure if the Japanese pitcher would have an MRI. ...

Chicago Bears add Jennifer King as their 1st ever female assistant coach

Feb. 21, 2024 16:51 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired Jennifer King as their first female coach in franchise history working as an offensive assistant with running backs. Coach Matt Eberflus filled out his staff Wednesday by announcing the final six members. Chris...

How the 12-team College Football Playoff will work

Feb. 21, 2024 09:20 AM EST

The 12-team College Football Playoff is 10 months away from kicking off and the format for it has finally been locked in. University presidents who make up the CFP Board of Managers unanimously approved one last tweak to increase the number of at-large bids from six to seven. The...

LIV's Joaquin Niemann is one of three players to receive a special invitation to the Masters

Feb. 21, 2024 11:14 AM EST

Joaquin Niemann competed outside LIV Golf in his offseason and got something money can’t buy. He was among three players given a special invitation Wednesday to play in the Masters. Augusta National also invited 21-year-old Ryo Hisatsune, the first Japanese player to be European...

Many players from the 2022 Beijing Olympics are making an impact in the NHL

Feb. 21, 2024 14:38 PM EST

Just two years ago, hockey at the Beijing Olympics went ahead without NHL players because of COVID-19 pandemic-related scheduling issues. "Gosh, that feels like so long ago," said Matthew Knies, who played for the United States. “It’s crazy.” Crazy that since...

Pittsburgh Penguins loaded up for one last run. Mired in the standings, time may already be up

Feb. 21, 2024 17:15 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Dubas wants to give Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins every opportunity to prove they're worth investing in this season. Time is running out. While Dubas isn't ready to commit to using his first trade deadline as...

Christian Horner with Red Bull team at start of F1 testing in Bahrain despite ongoing investigation

Feb. 21, 2024 13:03 PM EST

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Team principal Christian Horner was with Red Bull as Formula 1 preseason testing began Wednesday even as he faces an ongoing investigation by the team's parent company into an alleged claim of misconduct. Horner was alongside Adrian Newey, who is the team’s...

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Baraka Okojie leads George Mason past DaRon Holmes II and No. 16 Dayton, 71-67

Feb. 21, 2024 21:36 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Baraka Okojie scored all of his career-high 19 points in the second half, and George Mason rallied past No. 16 Dayton 71-67 on Wednesday night for the first home victory over a ranked foe in program history. Keyshawn Hall added 17 points for the Patriots (18-8,...

Shrewsberry scores 23, including career-high 7 from deep, and Notre Dame tops Louisville 72-50

Feb. 21, 2024 21:32 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Braeden Shrewsberry scored 23 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, and Notre Dame rolled past Louisville 72-50 on Wednesday night. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Shrewsberry in a span of 28 seconds put Notre Dame ahead 59-45 with 7:17 remaining in...

Zach Hicks makes 3 free throws with 3 seconds left to lift Penn State past No. 12 Illinois, 90-89

Feb. 21, 2024 21:13 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Zach Hicks made three free throws after being fouled on a 3-pointer with three seconds left to give Penn State a 90-89 victory over No. 12 Illinois on Wednesday night. Nick Kern Jr. scored a career-high 22 points, and Hicks and Qudus Wahab added 13 apiece...

Huff's 29 points lead Chattanooga past Wofford 81-65

Feb. 21, 2024 21:25 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Honor Huff scored 29 points and made five 3-pointers to help Chattanooga defeat Wofford 81-65 on Wednesday night. Huff had five assists for the Mocs (19-9, 11-4 Southern Conference). Jan Zidek scored 15 points while going 5 of 9 (3 for 6 from 3-point...

Teel's 22 lead Presbyterian over Winthrop 78-55

Feb. 21, 2024 21:24 PM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Samage Teel had 22 points in Presbyterian's 78-55 win against Winthrop on Wednesday night. Teel added five assists for the Blue Hose (13-16, 5-9 Big South Conference). Marquis Barnett scored 19 points and added seven rebounds. Kaleb Scott shot 6 of 11 from...

Jeremy Roach leads No. 8 Duke in 84-55 rout over Miami

Feb. 21, 2024 21:22 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jeremy Roach scored 16 points to lead No. 8 Duke to an 84-55 victory over Miami on Wednesday night. Kyle Filipowski and Mark Mitchell each had 15 points for the Blue Devils (21-5, 12-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their fifth straight and 16th of...

Clemson makes a season-high 14 3-pointers in beating Georgia Tech 81-57

Feb. 21, 2024 21:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ian Schieffelin had 19 points, Chase Hunter scored 11 of his 18 points in the final 11 minutes and Clemson made a season-high 14 3-pointers in beating Georgia Tech 81-57 on Wednesday night. Clemson started 9 of 10 from the field, including 5 of 6 behind the arc, to...

Bears great Steve McMichael expected to return home from hospital on Thursday

Feb. 21, 2024 21:07 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bears great Steve McMichael, who is battling ALS, is expected to return home Thursday after being hospitalized the past week, longtime publicist Betsy Shepherd said. The 66-year-old McMichael went public with an ALS diagnosis three years ago. He was admitted...

UNC Greensboro knocks off Western Carolina 71-65

Feb. 21, 2024 21:03 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Mikeal Brown-Jones and Keyshaun Langley scored 19 points each in UNC Greensboro's 71-65 victory against Western Carolina on Wednesday night. Brown-Jones added eight rebounds for the Spartans (20-8, 11-4 Southern Conference). Langley shot 7 for 11, including...

Southland Conference suspends 8 players for postgame brawl between A&M-Commerce and Incarnate Word

Feb. 21, 2024 20:57 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Four players from Texas A&M-Commerce and four from Incarnate Word were suspended Wednesday by the Southland Conference for “flagrant unsportsmanlike actions” after a brawl broke out during postgame handshakes following an overtime game. It was still...