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Watson leads San Diego State past Boise State, 71-65

Feb. 16, 2019 9:42 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Devin Watson paced San Diego State with 19 points, Jalen McDaniels added 18 and teammates Matt Mitchell and Joel Mensah also scored in double figures as the Aztecs beat Boise State, 71-65, on Saturday. SDSU (16-9, 8-4 Mountain West) won for the sixth time in its last seven outings and ran...

The Latest: Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title

Feb. 16, 2019 9:39 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Brooklyn's Joe Harris held off Golden State's Stephen Curry to win the 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday night. Harris made 12 consecutive shots at one point in the final round on his way to a score of 26 points....

Ntambwe scores 20 to carry UNLV past San Jose St. 71-64

Feb. 16, 2019 7:58 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joel Ntambwe had 20 points as UNLV beat San Jose State 71-64 on Saturday. Amauri Hardy had 15 points for UNLV (14-11, 8-5 Mountain West Conference). Cheikh Mbacke Diong added 12 points and eight rebounds. Noah Robotham had 11 points for the road team. Kris Clyburn, whose 14 points...

Gene Littler, US Amateur and US Open champion, dies

Feb. 16, 2019 7:40 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gene Littler, whose fluid swing carried him to 29 victories on the PGA Tour and a U.S. Open title at Oakland Hills, has died. Littler died Friday night with his family at his side, son Curt Litter said Saturday. He was 88. Littler held his own among the golfing greats to emerge from San...

Oakland teachers announce strike over pay, class sizes

Feb. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland teachers say they will strike starting Thursday. The union representing the 3,000 teachers announced the walkout Saturday, making it the latest in a wave of educator activism that has swept the U.S. since last spring. The union wants smaller class sizes, more counselors and...

AP source: OF Maybin nears minor league deal with Giants

Feb. 16, 2019 6:05 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations says free agent Cameron Maybin is closing in on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants, who were still in the market for outfielders to add depth. Maybin must pass a physical, the person said Saturday, speaking to...

Medical emergency triggers stampede at San Francisco theater

Feb. 16, 2019 5:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chaos broke out during a performance of the musical "Hamilton" at San Francisco's Orpheum theater Friday night after audience members mistook a medical emergency for a shooting. A woman had a heart attack and someone broke open an emergency defibrillator, activating an alarm at the...

Drivers competing in the 2019 Daytona 500

Feb. 16, 2019 5:04 PM EST

The 40 drivers competing in the 2019 Daytona 500, in order of starting position: ___ No. 24 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports DRIVER: William Byron BORN: Nov. 29, 1996 HOMETOWN: Charlotte, North Carolina CREW CHIEF: Chad Knaus SPONSOR: AXALTA TWITTER: @williambyron NOTEWORTHY: Daytona 500 pole-sitter and 2018...

Bruins beat Ducks 3-0 for 4th straight win

Feb. 16, 2019 2:03 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Boston Bruins have been trending in the right direction for a while. Jaroslav Halak is starting to round into form again. Halak made 30 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and the Bruins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory. "It's...

Halak helps Bruins blank Ducks 3-0

Feb. 16, 2019 1:08 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and the Boston Bruins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Noel Acciari and Jake DeBrusk scored for the Bruins, who have earned at least a point in nine consecutive games....