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James has triple-double, leads Lakers past Knicks in OT

Jan. 31, 2023 23:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James will soon be the NBA's top scorer, though that was never his focus. He's also one of the game's leading passers, and combining the two — possibly better than anyone ever — is what really makes him proud. “I didn’t get to this...

Tom Brady retires at 45, insisting this time it's 'for good'

Feb. 01, 2023 09:49 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady, who won a record seven Super Bowls for New England and Tampa, has announced his retirement. Brady — the most successful quarterback in NFL history, and one of the greatest athletes in team sports — posted the announcement on social media Wednesday...

AP source: Broncos get Payton as coach in deal with Saints

Jan. 31, 2023 17:51 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints that will make Sean Payton their head coach, a person with knowledge of the accord said Tuesday. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams...

Texans hire DeMeco Ryans as head coach

Jan. 31, 2023 18:11 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — DeMeco Ryans has been hired as coach of the Houston Texans, giving him his first head coaching job and bringing him back to the place where he started his playing career. Ryans joins the Texans from the San Francisco 49ers, where he spent the past two seasons as...

As Kareem's run atop NBA point list ends, Pat Riley reflects

Feb. 01, 2023 10:04 AM EST

Pat Riley remembers just about every detail surrounding the events of Dec. 29, 1961. It was a cold night in Schenectady, New York. A little snowy, the roads a little icy. And when the bus carrying the opposing team from New York City arrived, all of Riley’s Linton High teammates peered out the...

Andy Reid turned a 6-inch binder into a Hall of Fame resume

Jan. 31, 2023 18:34 PM EST

Andy Reid was an unknown assistant in Green Bay when Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie took a chance on hiring Brett Favre’s position coach to revive a struggling franchise in Philadelphia. A newspaper headline greeted Reid’s arrival with a headline that said: “Andy Who?” ...

Shiffrin shifts from record chase to medal races at worlds

Feb. 01, 2023 07:15 AM EST

Perspective. The big picture. Dealing with both success and failure. Mikaela Shiffrin did a lot of soul searching after she didn’t win a medal and didn't finish three of her five individual races at last year’s Beijing Olympics after entering the games amid enormous expectations....

Australian Open director: Djokovic's hamstring had 3-cm tear

Feb. 01, 2023 11:03 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Novak Djokovic played at the Grand Slam event with a muscle tear of 3 centimeters — a little more than an inch — in his left hamstring along the way to winning the championship. “He gets a bad...

Griner return, free agency could spark charter flight change

Feb. 01, 2023 09:18 AM EST

Brittney Griner's return to the WNBA this summer after being traded in a dramatic prisoner swap in December with Russia has collided with free agency, creating potential travel complications for the league out of safety concerns for her. If Griner, who is a free agent but has said...

No. 8 Kansas avenges earlier loss to No. 7 K-State, 90-78

Jan. 31, 2023 23:10 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jalen Wilson remembers every slight. Every criticism. Every chip that's landed on his shoulder. You can bet the Kansas forward remembers watching Kansas State fans storm the court after beating the Jayhawks. So with revenge on their mind, Wilson...

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Australian Open director: Djokovic's hamstring had 3-cm tear

Feb. 01, 2023 11:03 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Novak Djokovic played at the Grand Slam event with a muscle tear of 3 centimeters — a little more than an inch — in his left hamstring along the way to winning the championship. “He gets a bad...

Spectator dies after melee at middle school basketball game

Feb. 01, 2023 10:47 AM EST

ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — A brawl broke out among spectators at a middle school basketball game in northern Vermont, and a 60-year-old man who participated in the fight died, police said. State troopers were called to the Alburgh Community Education Center just before 7 p.m. Tuesday...

Super Bowl features matchup of 1st and 2nd team All-Pro QBs

Feb. 01, 2023 10:33 AM EST

It's only fitting that the top two quarterbacks in the regular season based on All-Pro voting are the last two quarterbacks standing in the NFL this season. First-team All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes will take his Kansas City Chiefs into the Super Bowl against second-team All-Pro...

Latvia threatens Olympic boycott if Russians compete

Feb. 01, 2023 10:29 AM EST

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvia has threatened to boycott next year's Paris Olympics if Russian athletes are allowed to take part during the war in Ukraine and is calling on other countries to form a coalition to pressure international sports bodies. The Latvian Olympic Committee is the...

As Kareem's run atop NBA point list ends, Pat Riley reflects

Feb. 01, 2023 10:04 AM EST

Pat Riley remembers just about every detail surrounding the events of Dec. 29, 1961. It was a cold night in Schenectady, New York. A little snowy, the roads a little icy. And when the bus carrying the opposing team from New York City arrived, all of Riley’s Linton High teammates peered out the...

Tom Brady retires at 45, insisting this time it's 'for good'

Feb. 01, 2023 09:49 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady, who won a record seven Super Bowls for New England and Tampa, has announced his retirement. Brady — the most successful quarterback in NFL history, and one of the greatest athletes in team sports — posted the announcement on social media Wednesday...

Welsh choir won't sing 'Delilah' amid rugby sexism claims

Feb. 01, 2023 09:43 AM EST

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — A popular song by Tom Jones that has been a regular feature at Welsh sporting events will not be performed at the Six Nations tournament amid allegations of sexism, bullying and racism at the Welsh Rugby Union. “Delilah,” which was first released in 1968,...

Griner return, free agency could spark charter flight change

Feb. 01, 2023 09:18 AM EST

Brittney Griner's return to the WNBA this summer after being traded in a dramatic prisoner swap in December with Russia has collided with free agency, creating potential travel complications for the league out of safety concerns for her. If Griner, who is a free agent but has said...

Saudi soccer influence grows by winning seat on FIFA Council

Feb. 01, 2023 09:15 AM EST

Saudi Arabia added to its influence in world soccer on Wednesday, winning a seat on the FIFA Council and then being confirmed as host of the 2027 Asian Cup. The election win at the Asian Football Confederation’s annual meeting followed Cristiano Ronaldo arrival last month to play...

Switching up salsas for the Super Bowl: 3 recipes with fruit

Feb. 01, 2023 08:47 AM EST

Certain foods are inextricably linked with game day parties: chicken wings, nachos, chili, guacamole … and salsa. Bowls and bowls of salsa. And while you can always pop open a jar, homemade salsa is extremely simple to make. The only skill it requires is a...