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Jim Boeheim returns to Syracuse bench after fatal accident

Feb. 23, 2019 10:11 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When it was over and the last of the deafening cheers of the record Carrier Dome crowd had stopped, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim forgot about basketball for a poignant moment. Three nights earlier, the 74-year-old Hall of Fame coach had been involved in an accident that took the life of...

Mississippi players kneel during anthem in response to rally

Feb. 23, 2019 6:56 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Eight Mississippi players kneeled during the national anthem in response to a Confederacy rally near the arena before the Rebels' 72-71 victory over Georgia on Saturday. With the teams lined up across the court at the free throw lines, six players took a knee and bowed at the start of...

Goodell has wide-ranging powers to fine or suspend Kraft

Feb. 23, 2019 2:04 PM EST

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has wide-ranging powers to discipline teams, coaches, players, and, yes, owners. Pending the completion of police investigations in Florida — and likely a league inquiry as well — Goodell could punish New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for being charged with two...

Johnson overcomes tree trouble for 4-shot lead in Mexico

Feb. 23, 2019 8:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson was cruising along Saturday in the Mexico Championship until one swing put him in a bad spot, and the next shot made it even worse. One minute he was leading by six shots. Two holes later, he was leading by two. For all that went wrong, Johnson knew everything was right...

Johnson, Maye lead No. 8 UNC past No. 16 FSU, 77-59

Feb. 23, 2019 6:35 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — No. 8 North Carolina convincingly beat both of the Atlantic Coast Conference's hottest teams over a four-day span. In the process, the Tar Heels laid claim to that honor for themselves. Cameron Johnson had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and North Carolina routed No. 16 Florida State...

Smart leads No. 13 LSU past No. 5 Tennessee in OT, 82-80

Feb. 23, 2019 5:13 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Javonte Smart waved both arms upward as he turned to the frenzied crowd inside the packed Peter Maravich Assembly Center, pounded his chest and hollered triumphantly. It was as if the freshman, who grew up near Baton Rouge, knew he'd make the free throws LSU needed to close out an...

Slowly, baseball rolls out pitch clock in spring training

Feb. 23, 2019 10:56 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Baseball is on the clock. The traditionally timeless sport implemented a pitch clock all around major league spring training for the first time Saturday in an attempt to hurry up both pitchers and hitters and keep the modern fan from tuning out the increasingly lengthy games....

Scherzer: Pitch clock messes with 'fabric' of baseball

Feb. 23, 2019 10:53 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — If three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has his way, Major League Baseball's pitch clock will die in the South Florida humidity. "I know as players that's something that MLB is trying to negotiate," the Washington Nationals ace said Saturday night. "I don't think...

Mariners' Hernandez gets off to shaky spring start

Feb. 23, 2019 11:01 PM EST

Felix Hernandez says he's all set for a bounce-back season. Now pitching entirely from the stretch, King Felix made his spring training debut Saturday, giving up four runs in 1 1/3 innings as the Seattle Mariners lost to the San Diego Padres 6-4. The six-time All-Star allowed four hits, only one of them solid. He...

NASCAR expects fireworks from rules debuting at Atlanta

Feb. 23, 2019 2:30 PM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR was long overdue for an added punch to its racing product and eagerly awaits the results from a new competition package designed to increase the entertainment factor for the troubled series. The new rules debut Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the prevailing opinion is...

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Without ill James Harden, Rockets hold off Warriors 118-112

Feb. 23, 2019 11:18 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Eric Gordon scored 25 points with four 3-pointers, Chris Paul converted two free throws with 1:08 left on the way to 23, and the Houston Rockets outplayed the Golden State Warriors without ill NBA scoring leader James Harden for a 118-112 victory Saturday night. Stephen Curry's 3...

Ford scores 21 to lead Saint Mary's over San Diego, 66-46

Feb. 23, 2019 11:14 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jordan Ford scored 21 points and Malik Fitts had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Saint Mary's Gaels, who beat the cold-shooting San Diego Toreros 66-46 Saturday night for their fourth straight win. Tanner Krebs and Tommy Kuhse had 10 points apiece and Jordan Hunter 11 rebounds for the...

Booker, Roberts send Long Beach St past UC Riverside in OT

Feb. 23, 2019 11:14 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Deishuan Booker and Jordan Roberts scored 18 points apiece and Long Beach State beat UC Riverside 71-67 on Saturday night in overtime. Booker made a pair of free throws with 3:17 left in overtime and Long Beach State never trailed again. Jordan Gilliam's 3-pointer with 22 seconds...

Green scores 22 to lead N. Iowa over Valparaiso 64-53

Feb. 23, 2019 11:08 PM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — AJ Green had 22 points as Northern Iowa beat Valparaiso 64-53 on Saturday night. Luke McDonnell had 13 points for Northern Iowa (14-15, 9-7 Missouri Valley Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive win. Javon Freeman had 11 points for the Crusaders (14-15, 7-9). Derrik Smits...

Martin scores 37 to carry Memphis over Wichita St. 88-85

Feb. 23, 2019 11:06 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jeremiah Martin had 37 points as Memphis narrowly defeated Wichita State 88-85 on Saturday night. Martin hit all 14 of his free throw attempts. Raynere Thornton had 16 points and nine rebounds for Memphis (17-11, 9-6 American Athletic Conference). Kareem Brewton Jr. added 14 points....

Russell's 40 points lift Nets to 117-115 win over Hornets

Feb. 23, 2019 11:06 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Six days after his first All-Star appearance, D'Angelo Russell believes his confidence is at an all-time high. "For sure, because I feel like when you have that All-Star badge, you have to be aggressive," Russell said. "Teams expect it already, they game plan for you and they are...

Pacers hold off furious Wizards rallies in 119-112 win

Feb. 23, 2019 11:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hardened by the loss of their best player, the Pacers keep doing whatever it takes to win. Saturday night, that meant overcoming their own mistakes and two late Wizards rallies. Thaddeus Young scored 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting, Bojan Bogdanovic added 18 and Indiana held on for a...

Mariners' Hernandez gets off to shaky spring start

Feb. 23, 2019 11:01 PM EST

Felix Hernandez says he's all set for a bounce-back season. Now pitching entirely from the stretch, King Felix made his spring training debut Saturday, giving up four runs in 1 1/3 innings as the Seattle Mariners lost to the San Diego Padres 6-4. The six-time All-Star allowed four hits, only one of them solid. He...

Umude leads Southern past Alabama A&M 59-49

Feb. 23, 2019 10:58 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sidney Umude scored 18 points with eight rebounds and Richard Lee scored 12 and Southern beat Alabama A&M 59-49 on Saturday night to end a two-game skid. Lee's 3-pointer with 16:43 before intermission gave the Jaguars (5-22, 4-10 Southwestern Athletic Conference) a 6-5 lead and...

Hyman scores twice, Maple Leafs rally to beat Canadiens 6-3

Feb. 23, 2019 10:57 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — It took two late goals by Zach Hyman and a huge comeback by Toronto to end its longest losing streak of the season. Hyman scored two goals in the final 1:50 of the third period as the Maple Leafs erased an early 3-0 deficit and beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-3 Saturday night. William Nylander...