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The Latest: Johnson wrecked trying to pit in Daytona 500

Feb. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 5:40 p.m. Jimmie Johnson's chances of winning a third Daytona 500 ended with a strange accident on pit road. Johnson was running near the front of the field and trying to pit when Cody Ware and his Rick Ware Racing teammate...

Currys: All-Star weekend 'everything we hoped it would be'

Feb. 17, 2019 1:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sonya Curry hasn't stopped smiling all weekend. She has had quality time with her grandchildren with the entire family in town for All-Star Weekend festivities. She even hit a half-court shot at a community center her family helped refurbish. On Saturday night, she emerged from Suite...

The Latest: Embiid, Curry engage in some pre-game volleyball

Feb. 17, 2019 7:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local) 7:30 p.m. Joel Embiid and Stephen Curry warmed up to play basketball — by playing volleyball. Embiid and Curry passed a basketball back and forth before Sunday night's All-Star game by using volleyball maneuvers, perfectly...

Justin Thomas opens up a 4-shot lead at Riviera

Feb. 17, 2019 2:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Thomas, playing so well that even a shank turned into a par, finished off his third round Sunday morning with a 6-under 65 to build a four-shot lead over Adam Scott and J.B. Holmes going straight into the final round of the Genesis Open. The tournament, delayed seven hours by rain...

New No. 1 expected after Tennessee's loss to No. 5 Kentucky

Feb. 17, 2019 7:48 PM EST

Tennessee kept rolling for a while after taking over the top spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll, unlike its previous stint at No. 1. The Vols had a close call against Vanderbilt, the team that knocked them off the No. 1 perch a decade ago, but rolled through the next six games to stretch their...

No. 11 Michigan State dominates late, beats Ohio State 62-44

Feb. 17, 2019 6:36 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo wants his team to be able to win in a variety of ways. On Sunday, the Michigan State coach lost his standout big man to an injury — and the Spartans still rolled. "Defense not only travels — sometimes it works at home too," Izzo said. Kenny Goins had 10...

AP source: Moustakas, Brewers nearing deal for about $10M

Feb. 17, 2019 7:42 PM EST

Mike Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a guarantee of about $10 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the agreement will be subject to a successful...

A's Khris Davis would like to stay with A's several years

Feb. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Major league home run leader Khris Davis would like a long-term deal from the Oakland Athletics that allows him to stay with the franchise for at least three more seasons. Davis says desire for a multiyear contract won't consume as he prepares to open the season in Japan next month...

Hof rallies No. 20 Miami to 79-73 win No. 2 Louisville

Feb. 17, 2019 7:01 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emese Hof and No. 20 Miami think they can play with anyone, and it shows. Hof scored 18 of her 25 points in the second half to help the 20th-ranked Hurricanes rally for a 79-73 victory against No. 2 Louisville on Sunday. Laura Cornelius added 16 points and six assists as Miami (22-5,...

Bayern braced for Klopp reunion at Liverpool

Feb. 17, 2019 7:48 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich knows all too well how tough an opponent Juergen Klopp can be. Now in his fourth season at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund coach is facing Bayern for the first time while leading Liverpool. Bayern visits Liverpool for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 game on...

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Opelka wins New York Open for first ATP Tour title

Feb. 17, 2019 7:54 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Reilly Opelka had climbed out of trouble all week, though this time his big serve alone couldn't save him. Technology did first. Moments after video replay overturned what appeared to give his opponent a match point, Opelka pounded his 43rd ace to win his first ATP Tour title Sunday...

Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Feb. 17, 2019 7:52 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the second time in four years, leading a 1-2-3 sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing. The victory Sunday honored J.D. Gibbs, who died last month after battling a degenerative neurological disease. J.D. Gibbs co-founded the race team with his father and...

Bayern braced for Klopp reunion at Liverpool

Feb. 17, 2019 7:48 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich knows all too well how tough an opponent Juergen Klopp can be. Now in his fourth season at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund coach is facing Bayern for the first time while leading Liverpool. Bayern visits Liverpool for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 game on...

New No. 1 expected after Tennessee's loss to No. 5 Kentucky

Feb. 17, 2019 7:48 PM EST

Tennessee kept rolling for a while after taking over the top spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll, unlike its previous stint at No. 1. The Vols had a close call against Vanderbilt, the team that knocked them off the No. 1 perch a decade ago, but rolled through the next six games to stretch their...

AP source: Moustakas, Brewers nearing deal for about $10M

Feb. 17, 2019 7:42 PM EST

Mike Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a guarantee of about $10 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the agreement will be subject to a successful...

Denny Hamlin races to second Daytona 500 victory in four years, holding off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch

Feb. 17, 2019 7:34 PM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin races to second Daytona 500 victory in four years, holding off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch.

The Latest: Embiid, Curry engage in some pre-game volleyball

Feb. 17, 2019 7:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local) 7:30 p.m. Joel Embiid and Stephen Curry warmed up to play basketball — by playing volleyball. Embiid and Curry passed a basketball back and forth before Sunday night's All-Star game by using volleyball maneuvers, perfectly...

Figueroa lifts St. John's to 71-65 win over No. 13 Villanova

Feb. 17, 2019 7:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LJ Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John's rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half to stun No. 13 Villanova 71-65 on Sunday night. The Red Storm (19-7, 7-6 Big East) were down 48-34 with 12:30 left. St. John's scored 20 of the next 25 points to take its first lead on Figueroa's...

Goth leads K-State women to upset over No. 15 Texas, 69-60

Feb. 17, 2019 7:30 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kayla Goth scored 15 points, Peyton Williams posted a double-double and Kansas State overcame a 14-point second-half deficit to upset No. 15 Texas 69-60 on Sunday. Williams finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds, Jasauen Beard and Rachel Ranke each scored 11 and Kali Jones grabbed 11...

Davis' free throws help Lady Vols edge Missouri 62-60

Feb. 17, 2019 7:25 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Rennia Davis made two free throws to break a tie with 52.6 seconds left as Tennessee edged Missouri 62-60 on Sunday to win for the fifth time in its last six games. The score was tied at 60-all when Davis pulled down an offensive rebound and got fouled. Missouri's Akira Levy missed a...