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Carmelo Anthony takes a new outlook to his new team

Nov. 20, 2019 2:02 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had accepted the possibility that his NBA career might be over. That seems to have liberated him to come back on his own terms when he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. “I came to a point where I was willing to accept it either way,” Anthony said after...

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings

Nov. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EST

The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. The selection committee’s third weekly rankings had little movement in the top 10, with Alabama fifth followed by Oregon, Utah, Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota. The...

LeBron sets triple-double mark, Lakers hold off OKC 112-107

Nov. 20, 2019 2:31 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To LeBron James, triple-doubles are not a goal. They are only a side effect of the consistent, brilliant all-around play he has been dishing out for 17 NBA seasons, with no slowdown in sight. Triple-doubles also don’t mean much to LeBron without wins attached to them, so James was...

Dolphins release Walton after arrest for hitting girlfriend

Nov. 19, 2019 1:20 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins released suspended running back Mark Walton on Tuesday, hours after he was arrested on charges of punching his pregnant girlfriend in the head. Police in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Davie said in a report that officers went to a home at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday,...

Fleury makes amazing save to hold off Leafs for 450th win

Nov. 20, 2019 2:41 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The only thing missing for Marc-Andre Fleury was a magic wand. Fleury made 31 saves for his 450th win, including an incredible diving stop late in the game, and the Vegas Golden Knights held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Tuesday night. While his clutch save against the Detroit Red...

Stamkos focused on team success, not personal milestones

Nov. 20, 2019 2:17 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos celebrated another milestone in a stellar career with grace and humility. The long-time captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored his 400th goal last weekend, joining an elite group that includes eight other active players — Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Marian...

Kickers making field goals at NFL’s worst rate since 2003

Nov. 19, 2019 7:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have a very proud tradition of successful kickers over the past couple of decades ranging from Al Del Greco, Joe Nedney, the late Rob Bironas to now Ryan Succop. That’s what makes this season so very surprising. The Titans are on their third different...

Manfred says has broad authority for Astros discipline

Nov. 19, 2019 8:09 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be complete by next season and says he has authority to impose discipline beyond the loss of amateur draft picks. Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers says that when he was with Houston in...

Andy Murray wins in his return to the Davis Cup

Nov. 20, 2019 9:07 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray made a successful return to the Davis Cup on Wednesday, rallying to beat Tallon Griekspoor 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (5). Murray trailed 4-1 in the third set and 4-1 in the decisive tiebreaker, but came back both times to give Britain a 1-0 lead over the Netherlands in Group E of the...

Antonio Brown apologizes to Patriots, owner Robert Kraft

Nov. 19, 2019 3:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Antonio Brown has apologized to the Patriots and team owner Robert Kraft for any negative attention he brought to the team during his brief stint in New England. The four-time All-Pro receiver posted his apology on Instagram Tuesday, writing: “All I wanted to be was an asset to the...

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Game cut short by shooting will resume on Eagles’ field

Nov. 20, 2019 9:29 AM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school football game that was cut short when three people were shot will resume at the home field of the Philadelphia Eagles. The game between Pleasantville High School and suburban Philadelphia’s Camden High will be played at Lincoln Financial Field on...

Andy Murray wins in his return to the Davis Cup

Nov. 20, 2019 9:07 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray made a successful return to the Davis Cup on Wednesday, rallying to beat Tallon Griekspoor 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (5). Murray trailed 4-1 in the third set and 4-1 in the decisive tiebreaker, but came back both times to give Britain a 1-0 lead over the Netherlands in Group E of the...

USL could bring soccer club to Buffalo, NY

Nov. 20, 2019 8:59 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The United Soccer League has reached an agreement that could bring a Division Two soccer franchise to Buffalo, New York in 2023. The league says the move is dependent on the construction of a soccer-specific stadium and completion of economic feasibility studies. The co-owner of soccer...

Citroën withdraws from rally in wake of Ogier’s departure

Nov. 20, 2019 8:02 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Citroën is withdrawing from next year’s world rally championship following the decision of six-time world champion Sébastien Ogier to leave the team. The French car manufacturer said in a statement on Wednesday it decided to stop its rally program “due to the absence...

Azubuike leads No. 4 Kansas to 75-63 win over E Tennessee St

Nov. 20, 2019 7:47 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The buzzer had just sounded on another win for Kansas when coach Bill Self collared East Tennessee State guard Bo Hodges in front of his bench and whispered something in his ear. Then he did the same to the Buccaneers’ Tray Boyd III. “He was just saying we’re a...

Molly Solomon promoted to lead NBC Olympics coverage

Nov. 20, 2019 7:43 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Molly Solomon began her career at NBC Sports as a researcher for its Olympics coverage. Nearly 30 years later, she will lead its coverage. NBC announced on Tuesday that it has promoted Solomon to executive producer and president of the network’s Olympics unit, becoming the first...

Veteran outfielder Parra signs with Japan’s Yomiuri Giants

Nov. 20, 2019 7:06 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra has agreed to a contract with the Yomiuri Giants. The 32-year-old Parra has a career .276 batting average with 88 home runs and 522 RBIs over 11 seasons in the major leagues. A native of Venezuela, Parra hit .250 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs in 89 games for...

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 20, 2019 6:09 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘I NOW DO RECALL’ Ambassador Gordon Sondland is likely to be unpredictable when he faces questions in the impeachment inquiry about his evolving accounts of the Trump administration’s...

Alabama man charged in killing of rival college football fan

Nov. 20, 2019 5:47 AM EST

LITTLEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff says two football fans “got into it” while watching the Louisiana State University-Alabama game and one is accused of fatally shooting the other during a fight. Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson told the Florence TimesDaily that a group...

Hearing scheduled in case of UFC fighter’s stepdaughter

Nov. 20, 2019 4:55 AM EST

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A preliminary hearing is scheduled for a man charged in the kidnapping of a missing college student who’s the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris. Ibraheem Yazeed is scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday. Yazeed is charged in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah...