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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)

Serena Williams stunned by Wang Qiang at Australian Open

Jan. 23, 2020 11:46 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams' bid to win a 24th Grand Slam title has been falling short with losses in finals. At this Australian Open, she didn't make it nearly that far. Serving only so-so, failing to convert all but one of her break chances and missing groundstrokes with alarming...

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. 23, 2020 8:27 PM 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...

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...

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...

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)

The Latest: Serena Williams out in 3rd round of Aussie Open

Jan. 23, 2020 11:39 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Serena Williams has lost to China's Wang Qiang in the third round of the Australian Open. The seven-time Australian Open champion was down a set and a break and Wang was serving for victory in the second set before...

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...

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...

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. 23, 2020 11:26 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Joey Brunk scored 14 points, including a key layup with 1 minute left to play, and Jerome Hunter made two late free throws Thursday night to close out Indiana's 67-63 victory over No. 11 Michigan State. The Hoosiers (15-4, 5-3 Big Ten) have won two straight and four of their last...

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Loyola Marymount jumps out early to beat Pepperdine 77-65

Jan. 23, 2020 11:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parker Dortch scored 18 of his career-best 20 points in the first half as Loyola Marymount rolled to a 77-65 victory over Portland on Thursday night to snap a four-game skid. Keli Leaupepe had career highs in both points (24) and rebounds (eight) for LMU (8-12, 2-4 West Coast...

Louisville guard Jazmine Jones (23) looks to drive to the basket as she is defended by Virginia guard Kylie Kornegay-Lucas (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Louisville won 71-56. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Hot start propels No. 5 Louisville over Virginia 71-56

Jan. 23, 2020 11:56 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz and Virginia's Tina Thompson came out of Thursday night's game with identical takeaways. Dana Evans scored 21 points and the fifth-ranked Cardinals beat the Cavaliers 71-56 in a game where both teams suffered through prolonged slumps. “That’s...

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. 23, 2020 11:49 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — 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. Jarreau and Mills combined for the final 17 points, including 12 free throws, as Houston overcame a six-point deficit in the final 5:15. Houston...

Alexa Knierim reacts pointing to Christopher Knierim at the completion of their program in the senior pairs at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 in Greensboro, N.C. They are in currently in first place after the program. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)

Knierims take pairs short program at US Championships

Jan. 23, 2020 11:49 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Bradie Tennell felt it was time to show a new side of her personality on the ice. Tennell's usual clean and efficient short program was enough to take the women's short program Thursday night at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. To the 2018 American champion, it was a departure...

Austin Peay beats Tennessee St. 99-74

Jan. 23, 2020 11:47 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jordyn Adams and Terry Taylor scored 37 points apiece as Austin Peay extended its win streak to seven games, romping past Tennessee State 99-74 on Thursday night. The 37 points were a season high for Adams, who made 10 of 11 free throws. Taylor also had 14 rebounds. Carlos Paez...

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)

Serena Williams stunned by Wang Qiang at Australian Open

Jan. 23, 2020 11:46 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams' bid to win a 24th Grand Slam title has been falling short with losses in finals. At this Australian Open, she didn't make it nearly that far. Serving only so-so, failing to convert all but one of her break chances and missing groundstrokes with alarming...

Adewunmi, Williford lead SIU-Edwardsville past SEMO 84-65

Jan. 23, 2020 11:44 PM EST

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Mike Adewunmi and Tyresse Williford combined to score 45 points and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville broke a five-game losing streak Thursday night, defeating Southeast Missouri State 84-65. Adewunmi was 7-for-9 shooting, including 4-for-5 from distance, for a career-high 23 points...

Adamu's layup lifts Montana State over Weber State 62-61

Jan. 23, 2020 11:40 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Amin Adamu scored on a layup with 3 seconds left to lift Montana State to a 62-61 win over Weber State on Thursday night. Jubrile Belo had 17 points and 12 rebounds and hit 9 of 11 free throws. He added three blocks for the Bobcats, who overcame a 13-point deficit from early in the...

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)

The Latest: Serena Williams out in 3rd round of Aussie Open

Jan. 23, 2020 11:39 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Serena Williams has lost to China's Wang Qiang in the third round of the Australian Open. The seven-time Australian Open champion was down a set and a break and Wang was serving for victory in the second set before...

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...