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Bob Dole, a man of war, power, zingers and denied ambition

Dec. 06, 2021 00:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole willed himself to walk again after paralyzing war wounds, ran for Congress with a right arm too damaged to shake hands, and rose through the Senate ranks to become a long-serving Republican leader and tough and tireless champion of his party. ...

Gordon, Wood guide Rockets past Pelicans for 6th win in row

Dec. 05, 2021 23:04 PM EST

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Eric Gordon and Christian Wood both scored 23 points, and the Houston Rockets beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-108 on Sunday night for their sixth straight win. The Rockets have pieced together the run after losing 15 straight games. ...

Charleston Southern beats Tarleton 59-57

Dec. 05, 2021 22:21 PM EST

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Cheikh Faye scored 16 points, Deontaye Buskey added 10 and Charleston Southern beat Tarleton 59-57 on Sunday night. Sadarius Bowser converted a three-point play with 1:20 left for a 58-57 lead and Sean Price added a free throw in the closing...

Horne, Heath's 3 help Arizona State beat Oregon 69-67 in OT

Dec. 05, 2021 22:16 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — DJ Horne scored 23 points, Jay Heath hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of overtime and Arizona State beat Oregon 69-67 on Sunday night to snap a five-game skid. Heath made 4 of 6 from 3-point range and finished with 14 points and Kimani...

Ohio State opens Big Ten play with 76-64 win over Penn State

Dec. 05, 2021 22:03 PM EST

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Young scored 16 points, E.J. Liddell added 14 points and Ohio State beat Penn State 76-64 on Sunday night in a Big Ten opener for both teams. Ohio State made seven 3-pointers in the opening 10 minutes of the game. Six different Buckeyes...

Alexander scores 23 to lift St. John's past Fordham 83-69

Dec. 05, 2021 22:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Posh Alexander had a career-high 23 points as St. John's topped Fordham 83-69 on Sunday night. Montez Mathis had 16 points for St. John's (6-2). Julian Champagnie added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Dylan Addae-Wusu had 11 points and 11 assists. ...

Smith carries Chattanooga over Lipscomb 85-64

Dec. 05, 2021 22:00 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Malachi Smith scored 27 points as Chattanooga easily beat Lipscomb 85-64 on Sunday. David Jean-Baptiste added 24 points for the Mocs. Jean-Baptiste also had five steals. Silvio De Sousa had 11 points, seven rebounds and...

Lakhin carries Cincinnati over Bryant 73-58

Dec. 05, 2021 21:44 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — David DeJulius scored 16 points and Viktor Lakhin had 13 points and 11 rebounds to lift Cincinnati to a 73-58 win over Bryant on Sunday night. Mike Saunders Jr. added 14 points and Mika Adams-Woods had 10 points for Cincinnati (7-2). ...

Short-handed Hornets lean on 3-pointers, top Hawks 130-127

Dec. 05, 2021 21:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Miles Bridges scored 32 points and the Charlotte Hornets, without four players, leaned on their best 3-point shooting game of the season and beat the Atlanta Hawks 130-127 on Sunday night. Bridges made each of his four shots in the fourth quarter, when he...

Siakam scores 31 to help Raptors beat Wizards 102-90

Dec. 05, 2021 21:15 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 31 points, Precious Achiuwa had 10 points and 14 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 102-90 on Sunday night. Chris Boucher scored 14 points, Scottie Barnes had 11, and Fred VanVleet 10 to help the Raptors win...