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Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

Feb. 25, 2018 10:40 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity's finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path...

North Korean envoy, in South, opens door to US talks

Feb. 25, 2018 8:15 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean envoy making a rare visit to South Korea said Sunday that his country was willing to open talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy between enemies after a year of North Korean missile and nuclear tests and direct threats of war from both...

With hoops under federal probe, fans say business as usual

Feb. 25, 2018 2:54 AM EST

Arenas were packed, fans were cheering and schools were competing. In most places, it was a typical Saturday of college basketball. There was little visible hangover from the latest developments in the federal investigation of corruption in college basketball. Coaches were taking the same tact they have been,...

Arizona's Miller out against Oregon following wiretap report

Feb. 25, 2018 2:40 AM EST

Arizona coach Sean Miller sat out the team's game against Oregon on Saturday night, a day after ESPN, citing anonymous sources, reported he was heard on an FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to current Wildcats freshman Deandre Ayton. Arizona associate head coach Lorenzo Romar directed the team, and Ayton...

Column: Americans over-promise, under-deliver in SKorea

Feb. 25, 2018 6:01 AM EST

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — They had their moments, without a doubt. From a nerve-wracking victory in women's hockey to the fun-loving guys over at the curling sheet to Shaun White's spiraling run of redemption, the American athletes gave the folks back home some compelling reasons to stay up to all...

Bold Bruins acquire Rick Nash day before NHL trade deadline

Feb. 25, 2018 1:55 PM EST

The Boston Bruins have made a bold move, acquiring Rick Nash from the New York Rangers a day before the NHL trade deadline. Boston added the veteran forward Sunday morning in a market filled with players in the last season of their contracts. The retooling Rangers received the Bruins' first-round pick this year...

After 2 lopsided losses to OKC, Durant leads Warriors rout

Feb. 24, 2018 11:58 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors played stifling defense for a full game. They went on a jaw-dropping scoring frenzy midway through the third quarter. Yes, the dominant defending champions are back and ready to build some consistency. Kevin Durant scored 28 points while avenging an...

Jaguars sign QB Blake Bortles to 3-year, $54M contract

Feb. 24, 2018 9:29 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles might not be the long-term answer in Jacksonville. He is, however, the short-term starter. The Jaguars signed Bortles to a three-year, $54 million deal Saturday that will keep him under contract through the 2020 season. The deal includes $26.5 million guaranteed. "I...

Bruins acquire Nash in trade with Rangers, sign Gionta

Feb. 25, 2018 1:36 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Boston Bruins continued solidifying their playoff push by acquiring forward Rick Nash in a multiplayer trade with the Rangers that leaves New York retooling for the long-term future. The Bruins won the Nash sweepstakes by acquiring the 33-year-old forward in a deal on Sunday, a day...

Guardiola gets 1st City trophy with League Cup win v Arsenal

Feb. 25, 2018 2:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City's old guard combined to give manager Pep Guardiola his first trophy at the club with a 3-0 victory over Arsenal in the League Cup final on Sunday. Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva scored the goals that demonstrated the enduring value of the veterans at City...

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No. 14 Ohio St. women earn top seed; Mitchell passes Griner

Feb. 25, 2018 2:28 PM EST

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points to become the No. 3 scorer in NCAA history and the nation's leading double-double duo, Stephanie Mavunga and Linnae Harper, did it again as No. 14 Ohio State rolled past Penn State 89-64 Sunday to clinch the outright Big Ten regular-season title...

Game cancelled, No. 16 Stanford women at Washington State

Feb. 25, 2018 2:27 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The women's basketball game between No. 16 Stanford and Washington State scheduled for Sunday was cancelled after the sudden passing of the Cougars' director of strength and conditioning David Lang. Lang, a longtime member of the athletics department, worked directly with the women's...

The Latest: Body found in submerged vehicle in Kentucky

Feb. 25, 2018 2:24 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather that moved through parts of the US (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Authorities in western Kentucky say they've found a body inside a submerged vehicle. The Henderson Fire Department says on its Facebook page that it assisted in the recovery of the body...

No. 19 Georgia women beat Florida 63-43

Feb. 25, 2018 2:22 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Senior Mackenzie Engram and freshman Gabby Connally each scored 12 points and No. 19 Georgia beat Florida 63-43 on Sunday. Georgia (24-5, 12-4 Southeastern Conference), which was picked eighth in the SEC preseason poll after a 16-15 finish last season, has only lost to teams currently...

Charles, Jones help No. 13 Terp women edge Huskers 77-75

Feb. 25, 2018 2:18 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kaila Charles had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Stephanie Jones had the go-ahead free throws and a huge block with 13.9 seconds left and No. 13 Maryland held on to defeat Nebraska 77-75 on Sunday to secure the second-seed for this week's Big Ten Tournament. Hannah Whitish put Nebraska...

Guardiola gets 1st City trophy with League Cup win v Arsenal

Feb. 25, 2018 2:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City's old guard combined to give manager Pep Guardiola his first trophy at the club with a 3-0 victory over Arsenal in the League Cup final on Sunday. Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva scored the goals that demonstrated the enduring value of the veterans at City...

No. 11 Cincinnati rallies for 82-74 win over Tulsa

Feb. 25, 2018 2:05 PM EST

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Gary Clark led a 24-4 run that put Cincinnati ahead to stay early in the second half, and the 11th-ranked Bearcats held on for an 82-74 victory over Tulsa on Sunday that preserved their one-game lead in the American Athletic Conference heading into the final week. Cincinnati...

No. 2 Mississippi State routs Kentucky 85-63

Feb. 25, 2018 1:58 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Teaira McCowan had 20 points and 20 rebounds to match a career high, Victoria Vivians added 18 points and No. 2 Mississippi State routed Kentucky 85-63 on Sunday and become the first Southeastern Conference team to finish the regular season unbeaten in 20 years. The Bulldogs (30-0,...

Bold Bruins acquire Rick Nash day before NHL trade deadline

Feb. 25, 2018 1:55 PM EST

The Boston Bruins have made a bold move, acquiring Rick Nash from the New York Rangers a day before the NHL trade deadline. Boston added the veteran forward Sunday morning in a market filled with players in the last season of their contracts. The retooling Rangers received the Bruins' first-round pick this year...

Karen Khachanov beats Lucas Pouille to win Open 13 final

Feb. 25, 2018 1:41 PM EST

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Big-serving Karen Khachanov secured the second ATP title of his career after beating Lucas Pouille 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in the Open 13 final on Sunday. The ninth-seeded Russian had 16 aces in a closely fought contest, winning on his second match point when the third-seeded Frenchman hit a...