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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Dwight Howard (39), Matisse Thybulle (22), Shake Milton (18) and Furkan Korkmaz (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Harris shot in final seconds leads 76ers past Lakers 107-106

Jan. 27, 2021 11:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid tried to dunk on LeBron James and instead his back slammed on the court. James’ push of the 76ers big man got him hit with a flagrant 1 and Embiid cried foul. He wanted the King tossed. “That’s a very dangerous play,” Embiid said. “I...

AP source: Texans hire Ravens assistant Culley as coach

Jan. 27, 2021 11:02 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — David Culley has been hired as the coach of the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the hiring hasn’t been announced. It will be the first head coaching job for the...

This combination of file photos shows Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, left, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians during NFL football games. There’s no retirement age in the NFL, and that’s a good thing for Super Bowl-bound Kansas City and Tampa Bay. Andy Reid and Bruce Arians are two of the league’s five oldest coaches. Reid is closing in on 63; Arians turned 68 last October. They have a combined 55 years of NFL experience and spent nearly another three decades working at the college level. (AP Photo/File)

Retirement age? Super Bowl coaches just getting started

Jan. 27, 2021 5:44 PM EST

There’s no retirement age in the NFL, and that’s a good thing for Super Bowl-bound Kansas City and Tampa Bay. Andy Reid and Bruce Arians are two of the league’s five oldest coaches. Reid is closing in on 63; Arians turned 68 last October. They have a combined 55 years of NFL experience and...

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2013, file photo, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Warren Sapp smiles after being inducted in the Ring of Honor ceremony during halftime in an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins in Tampa, Fla. Hall of Famer Warren Sapp wishes the Buccaneers could pack the stands for the first Super Bowl played in a host team’s home stadium. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Bucs fans set to cheer inside, outside Super Bowl stadium

Jan. 27, 2021 4:26 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Warren Sapp wishes fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could pack the stands for the first Super Bowl played in a host team’s home stadium. Because of coronavirus pandemic concerns, the NFL’s decision to limit capacity to 22,000 at Raymond James Stadium, and soaring prices for...

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The Hammer makes one last trip to spot where he hit No. 715

Jan. 27, 2021 8:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Hammer made one last trip to the spot where he hit No. 715. After a nearly three-hour funeral service Wednesday that featured two former presidents, a long-time baseball commissioner and a civil rights icon, the hearse carrying Hank Aaron's body detoured off the road bearing his name to...

Dallas Mavericks' James Johnson, left, and Jalen Brunson (13) defend as Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley, right, shoots in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jazz beat Mavericks 116-104 for 10th straight victory

Jan. 28, 2021 12:51 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Playing without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell didn't slow down the Utah Jazz. Utah never trailed in a 116-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. The Jazz overwhelmed the Mavericks on both ends of the court on their way to their 10th straight victory and the NBA...

Washington Wizards' Russell Westbrook reacts to a call during the fourth quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Houston. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)

NBA adjusts schedules for virus-affected teams, like Wizards

Jan. 27, 2021 8:23 PM EST

Washington’s second-half schedule might not be as jam-packed as first thought, after the NBA said Wednesday it was rescheduling some Wizards games after a half-dozen of their contests were postponed in recent weeks for virus-related reasons. Portland will now visit Washington on Tuesday, a game that was...

FILE -  In this Oct. 7, 2001, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds smiles as he begins to round the bases after he hit his 73rd home run of the season, against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game in San Francisco. The baseball Hall of Fame won’t have any new players in the class of 2021 after voters decided no one had the merits — on-the-field or off — for enshrinement in Cooperstown on this year's ballot. Curt Schilling, Bonds and Roger Clemens were the closest in voting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America released Tuesday, and the trio will have one more chance at election next year. It's the first time the BBWAA didn't choose anyone since 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Could more Hall of Fame shutouts be on the horizon?

Jan. 27, 2021 12:29 PM EST

It could be a while before the Baseball Writers' Association of America votes anyone new into the Hall of Fame. BBWAA members delivered an empty class in this year's election, which was announced Tuesday night. Curt Schilling received the most support, but the former pitcher was selected on 71.1% of the ballots,...

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Mets trade LHP Steven Matz to Blue Jays for 3 young arms

Jan. 28, 2021 1:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a deal between two of baseball's busiest teams this winter, the New York Mets traded left-hander Steven Matz to the Toronto Blue Jays for three young pitchers Wednesday night. New York received reliever Sean Reid-Foley and minor league right-handers Josh Winckowski and Yennsy Díaz...

FILE - Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Chad Wheeler (75) is shown before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta, in this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. The Seattle Seahawks said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, that offensive lineman Chad Wheeler is no longer a member of the team following his arrest last weekend for investigation of domestic violence. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Seahawks cut ties with Chad Wheeler after arrest

Jan. 27, 2021 9:07 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Chad Wheeler was charged with first-degree domestic violence assault on Wednesday following his arrest last weekend. Wheeler was additionally charged with domestic violence unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest by King County Prosecutors....

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New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Mets trade LHP Steven Matz to Blue Jays for 3 young arms

Jan. 28, 2021 1:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a deal between two of baseball's busiest teams this winter, the New York Mets traded left-hander Steven Matz to the Toronto Blue Jays for three young pitchers Wednesday night. New York received reliever Sean Reid-Foley and minor league right-handers Josh Winckowski and Yennsy Díaz...

Utah State's Rollie Worster (24) shoots against UNLV's Nicquel Blake (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Utah State, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Worster's near triple-double helps Utah St. beat UNLV 83-74

Jan. 28, 2021 1:14 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rollie Worster had 19 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and three steals to lead all five Utah State starters scoring in double figures and the Aggies beat UNLV 83-74 on Wednesday night. Neemias Queta, Justin Bean and Brock Miller added 13 points apiece and Marco Anthony scored 12 for...

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) is fouled as he shoots by New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)

Ingram, Williamson each score 32, Pelicans top Beal, Wizards

Jan. 28, 2021 1:11 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram each having their highest-scoring games of the season, there was only so much Washington's Bradley Beal could do in response. Ingram and Williamson each scored 32 points and New Orleans beat the depleted Wizards 124-106 on Wednesday night....

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio, foreground, drives against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Warriors beat Timberwolves 123-111 to sweep 2-game series

Jan. 28, 2021 1:09 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie center James Wiseman came off the Warriors' bench to score a career-high 25 points and dazzled opposite Minnesota No. 1 pick Anthony Edwards in a matchup of last year's top two draft selections, and Golden State swept a two-game home series against the Timberwolves with a...

Dallas Mavericks' James Johnson, left, and Jalen Brunson (13) defend as Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley, right, shoots in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jazz beat Mavericks 116-104 for 10th straight victory

Jan. 28, 2021 12:51 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Playing without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell didn't slow down the Utah Jazz. Utah never trailed in a 116-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. The Jazz overwhelmed the Mavericks on both ends of the court on their way to their 10th straight victory and the NBA...

No. 6 Stanford rolls over Washington State 71-49

Jan. 28, 2021 12:30 AM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. – (AP) — There is perhaps no other team in the Pac-12 that has been as impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as the Stanford Cardinal. Despite the constant travel, subpar practice conditions and dropping back-to-back games to Colorado and UCLA earlier this month, things are finally...

Roddy scores 27 to carry Colorado St. past Boise St. 78-56

Jan. 28, 2021 12:27 AM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — David Roddy had a career-high 27 points plus 15 rebounds as Colorado State extended its home win streak to seven games, easily beating Boise State 78-56 on Wednesday night. Isaiah Stevens had 12 points and 10 assists for Colorado State (12-3, 9-2 Mountain West Conference). He...

Baylor guard Davion Mitchell (45) shoots a three point shot over Kansas State forward Seryee Lewis (4) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

Mitchell 33 for No. 2 Baylor in 107-59 rout over K-State

Jan. 28, 2021 12:18 AM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Davion Mitchell and No. 2 Baylor again overwhelmed Kansas State in another lopsided game. Mitchell made seven 3-pointers while scoring 31 points, besting his career high of 20 set last month against the Wildcats, and undefeated Baylor matched its second-best start in team history with a...

Wisconsin forward Micah Potter (11) goes to the basket against Maryland guard Aaron Wiggins (2) and forward Donta Scott, back, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

No. 14 Wisconsin weathers Maryland comeback in 61-55 win

Jan. 28, 2021 12:17 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin had blown most of an 18-point halftime lead against Maryland when Micah Potter delivered the counterpunch that flattened the potential comeback. Soon after the Terrapins opened the second half with a 20-5 run to cut it to 43-40, Potter converted his third three-point play...

Kirby lifts SE Louisiana past Central Arkansas 69-57

Jan. 28, 2021 12:14 AM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Isiah Kirby recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Southeastern Louisiana to a 69-57 win over Central Arkansas on Wednesday night. Keon Clergeot had 15 points for Southeastern Louisiana (5-11, 3-4 Southland Conference). Joe Kasperzyk added 13 points. Gus Okafor had 10 points. Rylan...