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Analysis: NFL wasn't at its best in conference championships

Jan. 31, 2023 06:01 AM EST

The NFL didn't put on its Sunday best for the conference championships. Before the San Francisco 49ers ran out of luck and quarterbacks, they were burned by a fourth-down catch by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Devonta Smith that wasn't even a catch. Although...

Brother vs brother: Kelces prepare for Super Bowl showdown

Jan. 31, 2023 06:09 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Donna Kelce is going to have to pull out that now-familiar custom jersey — the one with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce's front stitched to Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce's back — one more time this season. At least this time, she'll...

Analysis: All-Star reserve voting will lead to some snubbing

Jan. 31, 2023 05:57 AM EST

Brace yourself. There’s going to be some angry people in the NBA on Thursday night. With good reason. The votes from the coaches are now in, and on Thursday, the NBA will reveal the 14 players — seven from the Eastern Conference, seven more from the Western...

US Soccer announces program to ensure player safety

Jan. 30, 2023 15:20 PM EST

U.S. Soccer has introduced a Safe Soccer program that will require comprehensive vetting of individuals involved in the sport as the federation continues to address its investigation into coach misconduct in the National Women's Soccer League. The Safe Soccer program announced Monday...

UK police chiefs apologize to Hillsborough disaster families

Jan. 31, 2023 08:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's police chiefs promised a “cultural change” on Tuesday as they apologized to families of the victims in the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy, the U.K.'s worst sports disaster which saw 97 people killed during a crush of soccer fans at an overcrowded stadium. ...

Eagles' Super Bowl-bound Hurts still trying to quiet haters

Jan. 30, 2023 17:56 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Sirianni and his kids made snow angels in the confetti on the Linc turf. Jalen Hurts puffed on a cigar alone at his locker and scrolled through the congratulatory texts on his phone. Out in the Philly streets, delirious fans refused to let grease slow them...

Chiefs survive Bengals, get 2 weeks to heal for Super Bowl

Jan. 30, 2023 16:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes certainly deserved a game ball from Sunday night's AFC title game, when the All-Pro quarterback dashed off on his sprained right ankle in the waning seconds to help set up the winning field goal. Travis Kelce probably did, too. With the...

AP source: 49ers' Purdy has torn ligament in right elbow

Jan. 30, 2023 19:57 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy tore a ligament in his throwing elbow, putting his status for the start of next season in question. A person familiar with the injury confirmed the diagnosis of the injury Purdy sustained in the NFC title game....

Rashada case in Florida highlights issues in NIL, recruiting

Jan. 30, 2023 14:01 PM EST

Broken promises and unrealistic expectations have been part of college football recruiting for as long as coaches have been pitching their programs in living rooms across America. Opportunities for playing time and a path to the NFL are being peddled, as always, but now potentially...

Hall of Famer Bobby Hull, the Golden Jet, dies at 84

Jan. 31, 2023 02:57 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When Bobby Hull got the puck, he was tough to stop. He had blazing speed, a hard slap shot and tons of confidence. Long before today’s biggest stars took the ice, “The Golden Jet” put on quite a show. Hull, a Hall of Fame winger and two-time NHL...

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UK police chiefs apologize to Hillsborough disaster families

Jan. 31, 2023 08:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's police chiefs promised a “cultural change” on Tuesday as they apologized to families of the victims in the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy, the U.K.'s worst sports disaster which saw 97 people killed during a crush of soccer fans at an overcrowded stadium. ...

Massachusetts kicks off sports betting ahead of Super Bowl

Jan. 31, 2023 07:11 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sports fans who want to wager on their favorite teams are finally getting their chance as the state kicks off sports betting at casinos Tuesday, with online betting likely to follow in a few months. The kickoff comes just weeks ahead of Super Bowl on...

Former Notre Dame midfielder Korbin Albert joins PSG women

Jan. 31, 2023 06:23 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — American midfielder Korbin Albert has signed a contract with French club Paris Saint-Germain until 2025 after forgoing her remaining eligibility at Notre Dame. Albert, of Grayslake, Illinois, was regarded as one of the best midfielders in college soccer. She scored 16...

Brother vs brother: Kelces prepare for Super Bowl showdown

Jan. 31, 2023 06:09 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Donna Kelce is going to have to pull out that now-familiar custom jersey — the one with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce's front stitched to Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce's back — one more time this season. At least this time, she'll...

Analysis: NFL wasn't at its best in conference championships

Jan. 31, 2023 06:01 AM EST

The NFL didn't put on its Sunday best for the conference championships. Before the San Francisco 49ers ran out of luck and quarterbacks, they were burned by a fourth-down catch by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Devonta Smith that wasn't even a catch. Although...

Analysis: All-Star reserve voting will lead to some snubbing

Jan. 31, 2023 05:57 AM EST

Brace yourself. There’s going to be some angry people in the NBA on Thursday night. With good reason. The votes from the coaches are now in, and on Thursday, the NBA will reveal the 14 players — seven from the Eastern Conference, seven more from the Western...

Hall of Famer Bobby Hull, the Golden Jet, dies at 84

Jan. 31, 2023 02:57 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When Bobby Hull got the puck, he was tough to stop. He had blazing speed, a hard slap shot and tons of confidence. Long before today’s biggest stars took the ice, “The Golden Jet” put on quite a show. Hull, a Hall of Fame winger and two-time NHL...

Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings

Jan. 31, 2023 02:21 AM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Jan. 30: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson Lake Highlands, 22-3; 2. Beaumont United, 25-1; 3. Arlington Martin, 25-3; 4. Allen, 25-6; 5. Katy Seven...

Lillard scores 42 as Trail Blazers hold off Hawks 129-125

Jan. 31, 2023 02:14 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 42 points, Anfernee Simons hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 34 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers held off the Atlanta Hawks 129-125 on Monday night. Dejounte Murray had 40 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Hawks,...

Rice, Allen lead No. 10 Texas over No. 11 Baylor 76-71

Jan. 31, 2023 01:24 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sir'Jabari Rice scored 21 points and Timmy Allen added 18 to send No. 10 Texas to a 76-71 win over No. 11 Baylor on Monday night, ending the Bears' six-game win streak and keeping the Longhorns in a share of first place in the Big 12. Rice made four 3-pointers...