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Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she plays China's Wang Qiang in their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

'I'm better than that': Serena stunned at Australian Open

Jan. 24, 2020 12:57 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Down to what sure felt like her last chance, Serena Williams came through with a cross-court forehand winner to close a 24-stroke point, then raised her arms, held that celebratory pose and looked over toward her guest box. Finally, on her sixth try, after 1½ hours of...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines,during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Authorities say NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown's trainer has been arrested following accusations that he and Brown attacked another man near Brown's Florida home. Hollywood police say officers responded to a disturbance call Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 where the alleged victim said Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him. Holt was arrested and charged with one count of burglary with battery.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

NFL player Antonio Brown turns himself in at Florida jail

Jan. 24, 2020 1:07 AM EST

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man. Brown arrived at Broward County Jail around 10 p.m., as first reported by TMZ. The wide receiver, wearing turquoise pants and a...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James talks to teammates during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

LeBron has triple-double, Lakers pull away to beat Nets

Jan. 23, 2020 11:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is on his way to Philadelphia, set to pass Kobe Bryant on the NBA's career scoring list in the former Lakers star's hometown. It'll be another milestone achievement, but scoring has never been the most important thing to James. He prefers winning, and it looks like he'll do...

Tiger Woods hits hit tee shot on the 15th hole of the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the first round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Thursday Jan. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Woods opens with 69 at Torrey North to start new year

Jan. 23, 2020 7:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods had his lowest opening round of the year since 2011. It wasn't enough to be among the leaders Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Open, but it was fine with him. Coming off his record-tying 82nd victory in his last PGA Tour start three months ago in Japan, Woods handled the par...

Seattle Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney (90) hits Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NFL says number of concussions increased slightly in 2019

Jan. 24, 2020 12:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL said on Thursday that the number of concussions players suffered increased slightly this season over 2018. The league said there were 224 reported concussions, 10 more than in 2018. But those totals are way down from the 281 in 2017. “We want to see head contact...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Garoppolo gets 49ers to Super Bowl with handoffs not throws

Jan. 23, 2020 6:20 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Maybe it was fitting that Jimmy Garoppolo did his best Bob Griese impersonation in the victory that sent the San Francisco 49ers to Griese's old stomping grounds in Miami for the Super Bowl. Perhaps no quarterback since the former Dolphins Hall of Famer had ever done less in the...

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (94) celebrates as he enters the field prior to an NFL divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 in Kansas City. The Chiefs defeated the Texans 51-31 (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Suggs aiming for Super Bowl after joining Chiefs last month

Jan. 23, 2020 5:17 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was a moment during practice last week, while the Kansas City Chiefs were prepping for their AFC title game against Tennessee, that caused linebackers coach Matt House to seek out defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. It had to do with pass rusher Terrell Suggs, and it was...

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the NCAA convention Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

NCAA's Emmert: 'Our job' to solve athlete compensation

Jan. 23, 2020 9:54 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert spoke for 20 minutes Thursday in a crowded ballroom at the Anaheim Convention Center, two huge video boards on either side of the stage showing his image so the folks way in the back could see. He said many outside that room view college sports as...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James gestures after scoring and drawing a foul during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rematch! James, Antetokounmpo are All-Star captains again

Jan. 23, 2020 10:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — It’ll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will be the captains for the NBA All-Star Game, just as they were last season. They earned the captaincies by being the top overall...

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Mavericks make 22 3-pointers, beat Trail Blazers 133-125

Jan. 24, 2020 1:19 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 27 points to go with nine assists and six rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks made 22 3-pointers to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 133-125 on Thursday night. Doncic scored 20 of his points in the first half, and had plenty of help in the win. The Mavericks had...

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UCLA's Tyger Campbell (10) blocks a basket by Oregon State's Alfred Hollins (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

Smith helps UCLA hold off Oregon State 62-58

Jan. 24, 2020 1:35 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Chris Smith scored nine of his 15 points down the stretch, leading UCLA to a 62-58 victory over Oregon State on Thursday night. The Bruins (10-9, 3-3 Pac-12) made their last nine free throws in the last two minutes to stay in front. Zach Reichle made two free throws with 11.6 seconds...

Fitts has 18 points to lead Saint Mary's past San Francisco

Jan. 24, 2020 1:22 AM EST

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Malik Fitts had 18 points as Saint Mary's topped San Francisco 58-48 on Thursday night. Tanner Krebs had five steals for Saint Mary's (17-4, 4-2 West Coast Conference). Tommy Kuhse added seven of the Gaels' 11 assists. Jordan Ford, the Gaels' leading scorer at 22 points per game, went...

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Mavericks make 22 3-pointers, beat Trail Blazers 133-125

Jan. 24, 2020 1:19 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 27 points to go with nine assists and six rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks made 22 3-pointers to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 133-125 on Thursday night. Doncic scored 20 of his points in the first half, and had plenty of help in the win. The Mavericks had...

Ross lifts Pepperdine over Santa Clara 90-86 in OT

Jan. 24, 2020 1:18 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colbey Ross scored seven of his 24 points in overtime as Pepperdine narrowly beat Santa Clara 90-86 on Thursday night. Kameron Edwards added 21 points for the Waves. Pepperdine (10-10, 3-3 West Coast Conference) never led in the final 6:44 of regulation but scored the first four...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, Allison and Bertrum Jean pose as they hold a portrait of their late son Botham Shem Jean at their home in Castries, St. Lucia. A public service announcement honoring the life of Jean, who was killed in his living room by Amber Guyger, a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment as her own, will air during the Super Bowl next month to highlight the impact of police violence, the family's lawyer said. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

NFL initiative yields PSA on man killed by Dallas officer

Jan. 24, 2020 1:15 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A public service announcement honoring the life of a black man killed in his living room by a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment as her own debuted as part of an NFL initiative aiming to promote social justice and racial equality. The two-minute video featuring...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines,during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Authorities say NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown's trainer has been arrested following accusations that he and Brown attacked another man near Brown's Florida home. Hollywood police say officers responded to a disturbance call Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 where the alleged victim said Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him. Holt was arrested and charged with one count of burglary with battery.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

NFL player Antonio Brown turns himself in at Florida jail

Jan. 24, 2020 1:07 AM EST

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man. Brown arrived at Broward County Jail around 10 p.m., as first reported by TMZ. The wide receiver, wearing turquoise pants and a...

Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she plays China's Wang Qiang in their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

'I'm better than that': Serena stunned at Australian Open

Jan. 24, 2020 12:57 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Down to what sure felt like her last chance, Serena Williams came through with a cross-court forehand winner to close a 24-stroke point, then raised her arms, held that celebratory pose and looked over toward her guest box. Finally, on her sixth try, after 1½ hours of...

Indiana forward Race Thompson (25) blocks the shot of Michigan State forward Malik Hall (25) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana uses late charge to beat No. 11 Michigan State 67-63

Jan. 24, 2020 12:57 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Joey Brunk made an immediate impact from the moment he arrived on Indiana's campus. Jerome Hunter needed to be more patient. On Thursday night, the graduate transfer from Butler and the redshirt freshman teamed up for the Hoosiers' final flurry. Brunk scored 14 points including a...

Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV jokes with teammates as he heads to the bench late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 78-56. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Siewert leads No. 23 Colorado past Washington State 78-56

Jan. 24, 2020 12:46 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Lucas Siewert scored 16 points, D'Shawn Schwartz had 13 and No. 23 Colorado pulled away in the second half to beat Washington State 78-56 on Thursday night. Evan Battey added 12 points and joined Siewert in pulling down 10 rebounds for Colorado (15-4, 4-2 Pac-12), which bounced back...

Houston guard Nate Hinton (11) drives around Connecticut guard Christian Vital (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Jarreau, Mills lead No. 25 Houston past UConn 63-59

Jan. 24, 2020 12:41 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston found a way to win, even without its best stuff. DeJon Jarreau had 18 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, Caleb Mills scored 20 points and No. 25 Houston beat UConn 63-59 on Thursday night. “Sometimes when you don’t have your best stuff, and you’re in a fight...