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Iowa star Caitlin Clark declares for WNBA draft, will skip final season of college eligibility

Feb. 29, 2024 19:15 PM EST

Iowa star Caitlin Clark, who is on the verge of becoming the all-time NCAA scoring leader in college basketball, announced Thursday she will leave the Hawkeyes after this season and enter the WNBA draft. “While this season is far from over and we have a lot more goals to achieve,...

Shohei Ohtani stuns Dodgers -- and many around the world -- with marriage announcement

Feb. 29, 2024 17:44 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani stunned the Los Angeles Dodgers — and many around the world — with his marriage announcement on Thursday, so manager Dave Roberts said any gift the team gives the two-time MVP would be like most of the money in his contract: deferred. “I'm...

Stacy Wakefield had a passion for service that continued after husband Tim Wakefield's death

Feb. 29, 2024 16:12 PM EST

Stacy Wakefield had somewhere she needed to be. Two months after her husband, longtime Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, died from cancer — and with the disease wreaking havoc inside her own body — she was back at Boston's Dana Farber Children's Hospital, delivering presents...

Red Bull's Horner dismisses 'anonymous speculation,' denies misconduct after alleged evidence dump

Feb. 29, 2024 16:44 PM EST

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Red Bull principal Christian Horner dismissed “anonymous speculation” after alleged evidence in his misconduct investigation was widely distributed on Thursday, two days before his team opens its bid for a fourth consecutive Formula 1 drivers' championship. ...

Spain women celebrate another soccer title. This time without the distractions

Feb. 29, 2024 15:50 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s women’s soccer team is finally getting attention for its play on the field, rather than the behavior of its officials. Spain followed up its Women’s World Cup title in August with victory in the inaugural Women’s Nations League on Wednesday, and this...

Analysis: Big Ten and SEC power play undermines credibility of playoff, marginalizes ACC and Big 12

Feb. 29, 2024 16:18 PM EST

The College Football Playoff unveiled a 12-team format in the spring of 2021 that looked like an exciting step in the evolution of the postseason, with potential to lift the sport's national profile even further while boosting all five power conferences and keeping the other five relevant. ...

For some, Pete Maravich's NCAA scoring mark cannot be eclipsed by Caitlin Clark or anyone else

Feb. 29, 2024 17:34 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's dome-roofed basketball stadium, the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, is named for a supremely crafty, skilled and mesmerizing player who has been known since 1970 for scoring more career points than any man or woman in NCAA history. That could change...

Ramey, Kim each shoot bogey-free 64s at PGA National, grab early lead at Cognizant Classic

Feb. 29, 2024 19:04 PM EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Chad Ramey's first two trips to PGA National as a professional were largely forgettable. He might have a chance to change that this week. Ramey shot a bogey-free round of 7-under 64 on Thursday in the opening round of the Cognizant Classic in the...

South Carolina, Ohio State, Stanford and UCLA top seeds in second women's NCAA Tournament reveal

Feb. 29, 2024 19:39 PM EST

South Carolina, Ohio State, Stanford and UCLA would be the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament if it began now. The NCAA women’s basketball selection committee on Thursday did its second reveal of the teams in line for the top 16 seeds. A lot has changed in the two weeks since the...

The Philadelphia Phillies are scrapping $1 hot dog nights following unruly fan behavior

Feb. 29, 2024 22:58 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For more than a quarter-century, Phillies fans considered dollar hot dog night among the best ballpark promotions — but the team has now decided it was the wurst. Those dog days of April — when Philly weather is cold and the wieners are a steal — are...

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Senegal's top surfer wants a fighting chance to compete at the Olympics

Mar. 01, 2024 02:58 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Cherif Fall kissed his wife on the lips and they swapped pecks on each other's foreheads, for good luck. Then he zipped up his wetsuit, grabbed his surfboard and strode into water he didn't want to be in. Instead of training in the waves off his Senegal...

Porter scores 30 points, Nuggets hold off Heat's 4th-quarter rally in 103-97 victory

Mar. 01, 2024 02:50 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. had 30 points to help pick up the scoring load after Jamal Murray left because of a sprained ankle, and the Denver Nuggets staved off Miami's fourth-quarter rally to beat the Heat 103-97 on Thursday night. Porter was 12 of 23 from the floor,...

Doughty, Fiala each have a goal and 2 assists, Kings beat struggling Canucks 5-1

Mar. 01, 2024 02:24 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Drew Doughty and Kevin Fiala each had a goal and two assists and the Los Angeles Kings snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Anze Kopitar and Trevor Moore both had a goal and an assist...

Adam Henrique, Frank Vatrano score in Ducks' 6-4 win over Sharks

Mar. 01, 2024 02:22 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Adam Henrique had a goal and two assists, Frank Vatrano scored his team-leading 27th goal and the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 6-4 on Thursday night to snap a three-game skid. Leo Carlsson, Brett Leason, Alex Killorn and Isac Lundestrom also...

Graham Ike scores 26 points to lead No. 23 Gonzaga past San Francisco, 86-68

Mar. 01, 2024 02:11 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Graham Ike scored 26 points and No. 23 Gonzaga clinched a bye into the semifinals of the West Coast Conference Tournament by beating San Francisco 86-68 on Thursday night. The Bulldogs (23-6, 13-2) won their 29th straight game against the Dons (22-8, 11-4) to...

Lakers send the Wizards to their 13th straight loss with a 134-131 overtime victory

Mar. 01, 2024 02:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis had 40 points and 15 rebounds, LeBron James added 31 points and Los Angeles extended the Washington Wizards' losing streak to 13 games with a 134-131 victory Thursday night. James shifted the momentum permanently in the Lakers' favor early in...

No. 19 Washington State rallies from 12-point deficit to top Southern California 75-72

Mar. 01, 2024 02:03 AM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Isaiah Watts and Andrej Jakimovski scored 18 points each and Myles Rice added 16 to help No. 19 Washington State rally past Southern California 75-72 on Thursday night. The Cougars (22-7, 13-5 Pac-12) trailed by 12 points late in the first half and didn’t...

No. 17 Saint Mary’s wins WCC regular-season title, beating Pepperdine for 16th straight victory

Mar. 01, 2024 01:51 AM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Augustas Marciulionis had 17 points and 11 assists, Luke Barrett added 14 points and No. 17 Saint Mary’s beat Pepperdine 83-57 on Thursday night to win the West Coast Conference regular-season championship. The Gaels (24-6, 15-0) extended the nation’s...

Brooks makes 6 3-pointers to send Washington past faltering UCLA 94-77

Mar. 01, 2024 01:39 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Keion Brooks Jr. made a career-high six 3-pointers and Braxton Meah blocked five shots on a gimpy ankle as Washington posted a 94-77 win over UCLA on Thursday night. UCLA has now lost three straight games with three games left in the Pac-12 Conference regular season....

Christmas helps deliver Stephen F. Austin past Cal Baptist 62-60 in OT

Mar. 01, 2024 01:39 AM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Chrishawn Christmas' layin off a missed shot with 2.1 seconds left helped Stephen F. Austin beat Cal Baptist 62-60 in overtime on Thursday night. Latrell Jossell scored 22 points and collected five steals for the 'Jacks (15-13, 8-9 Western Athletic...