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Hamlin thankful, speaks publicly for 1st time in video

Jan. 28, 2023 21:00 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Damar Hamlin released a video Saturday in which he says he’s thankful for the outpouring of support and vows to pay it back, marking the first time the Buffalo Bills safety has spoken publicly since he went into cardiac arrest and needed to be resuscitated on the field...

Brown forces OT, Celtics snap skid by beating LA 125-121

Jan. 29, 2023 00:51 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Lakers guard Patrick Beverly grabbed a courtside camera in an effort to show referee Eric Lewis what everyone who'd watched the replay already knew: LeBron James was fouled on his missed layup at the end of regulation. Instead of getting the call, Beverly drew a...

Max Homa comes from 5 back to win Farmers Open by 2 strokes

Jan. 28, 2023 22:02 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Max Homa did what his beloved Los Angeles Dodgers couldn't do in October — win in San Diego. The L.A.-area native came from five shots off the lead to win the Farmers Insurance Open by two strokes over Keegan Bradley on Saturday at Torrey Pines, where Jon Rahm...

Shiffrin wins slalom, moves within 1 win of World Cup record

Jan. 28, 2023 08:23 AM EST

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin dominated a slalom Saturday for her 85th career victory to move within one of the World Cup record set by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark in the 1980s. Shiffrin can match the best mark of 86 wins in another...

Sherfield scores 30 as Oklahoma beats No. 2 Alabama 93-69

Jan. 28, 2023 18:21 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — With Oklahoma set to join the Southeastern Conference in 2025, Sooners fans used the SEC/Big 12 Challenge to give Alabama a dose of the energy they plan to bring to the league. After taunting the second-ranked Crimson Tide with chants of “S-E-C” and...

Analysis: Aussie Open champ Sabalenka reworked serve, belief

Jan. 28, 2023 16:01 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka’s Australian Open championship is about persistence. It’s about the value of confronting, not ignoring, problems. It’s about putting in the time and the effort required to get better. And, to hear...

NFL playoffs: Vegas believes some classics could be coming

Jan. 28, 2023 11:20 AM EST

If Vegas oddsmakers are correct — and there's a reason those casinos are huge and luxurious — then football fans are in for a treat this weekend. The NFL's conference championship weekend is here: The Philadelphia Eagles will host the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC title while...

Estrada, Hofstra end No. 18 Charleston's 20-game win streak

Jan. 28, 2023 19:28 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — This season, Hofstra has been a one-man show. This time, Aaron Estrada had some help as the Pride ended the nation's longest winning streak. Estrada scored 25 points, but just two in the second half, while Darlinestone Dubar added 18 as Hofstra had four...

Former MVP Candace Parker to sign with champion Aces

Jan. 28, 2023 19:40 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former two-time MVP Candace Parker announced on social media Saturday that she would sign with the defending champion Las Vegas Aces. Parker spent the past two seasons playing for her hometown Sky, leading Chicago to the WNBA championship in 2021. She also won the...

Djokovic wins 1st set of Australian Open final vs Tsitsipas

Jan. 29, 2023 04:35 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has won the opening set 6-3 against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open men's singles final on Sunday. Djokovic broke Tsitsipas' serve in the fourth game of the opening set to take a 3-1 lead and maintained the advantage. ...

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Djokovic wins 1st set of Australian Open final vs Tsitsipas

Jan. 29, 2023 04:35 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has won the opening set 6-3 against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open men's singles final on Sunday. Djokovic broke Tsitsipas' serve in the fourth game of the opening set to take a 3-1 lead and maintained the advantage. ...

Hepa scores 17 in Hawaii's 72-69 win over CSU Bakersfield

Jan. 29, 2023 03:20 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Kamaka Hepa's 17 points helped Hawaii defeat CSU Bakersfield 72-69 on Sunday. Hepa also had seven rebounds for the Rainbow Warriors (16-6, 7-3 Big West Conference). JoVon McClanahan scored 17 points while shooting 7 for 11 (0 for 4 from 3-point range) and 3 of 4...

Zegras scores in OT, Ducks beat Coyotes for 3rd win a row

Jan. 29, 2023 02:27 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Zegras scored at 3:34 of overtime and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 on Saturday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season. John Klingberg stole the puck from Matias Maccelli in the offensive zone and found Zegras in...

Oilers head into All-Star break with win over Blackhawks

Jan. 29, 2023 02:09 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Tyson Barrie scored twice, Connor McDavid had his NHL-best 41st goal and the Edmonton Oilers headed into their All-Star break with a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Zach Hyman each had a goal and two...

Wennberg scores against former team, Kraken top Blue Jackets

Jan. 29, 2023 01:15 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Alex Wennberg scored midway through the second period against his former team to help the Seattle Kraken beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Saturday night. Wennberg, who was drafted by the Blue Jackets in the first round in 2013, had his 10th goal of the season in...

Shelton's 26 lead Loyola Marymount past Pepperdine 84-70

Jan. 29, 2023 02:06 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cameron Shelton scored 26 points as Loyola Marymount beat Pepperdine 84-70 on Saturday night. Shelton added seven assists and three steals for the Lions (16-7, 6-3 West Coast Conference). Justin Ahrens scored 18 points, shooting 6 for 9, including 5 for 8 from...

Achiuwa leads Raptors to 123-105 win over Trail Blazers

Jan. 29, 2023 01:49 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Precious Achiuwa scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in place of the injured OG Anunoby to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 123-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and Gary Trent Jr. added 19 against...

Mahaney's jumper lifts No. 22 Saint Mary's (Cal) over BYU

Jan. 29, 2023 01:37 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Logan Johnson had 14 points and freshman Aidan Mahaney scored all 10 of his points, including a fade-away jumper just before the buzzer, in the second half and No. 22 Saint Mary's (Cal) escaped with a 57-56 victory over short-handed BYU on Saturday night. ...

Milton scores 23, Doss 22 as UAPB wins 88-72 over MVSU

Jan. 29, 2023 01:16 AM EST

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Kylen Milton had 23 points in UAPB's 88-72 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. Milton also contributed six assists for the Golden Lions (10-12, 6-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Shaun Doss was 4-of-10 shooting, including 2 for 5 from...

Shabazz scores 26, leads San Francisco past San Diego 94-81

Jan. 29, 2023 01:14 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Khalil Shabazz scored 26 points as San Francisco beat San Diego 94-81 on Saturday night. Shabazz added five rebounds for the Dons (15-9, 4-5 West Coast Conference). Tyrell Roberts and Zane Meeks both scored 15. Marcellus Earlington led the Toreros...