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Kick game: Nets' Dinwiddie plays with artwork on his feet

Nov. 21, 2018 1:59 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie is wearing art on his feet this season. It's for a good cause. The Brooklyn guard is planning to have a different set of sneakers in every game this year, paying tribute to either various people or causes on that particular night. On Tuesday in Miami, his shoes were an homage...

College Football Picks: Rivalry weekend brings big prizes

Nov. 21, 2018 1:49 AM EST

Cups, trophies, bowls and championships. Big games and The Game. Rivalry week always comes with high stakes and huge prizes, from bragging rights to College Football Playoff spots. We have a brief guide to a three-day football feast, starting Thanksgiving night, and how it will impact each conference race:...

Trump kicks off Palm Beach social season at Mar-a-Lago

Nov. 21, 2018 12:18 AM EST

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is back in his comfort zone at the "winter White House": Mar-a-Lago, where women in furs and men in diamond jewelry and monogrammed slippers mingle with Sylvester Stallone and Fabio at New Year's Eve celebrations and Don King rubs elbows with Cabinet members,...

Omaha runs away in second half, beats Bethune-Cookman 76-56

Nov. 20, 2018 11:46 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — JT Gibson scored 21 points, Zach Jackson added 20 and Omaha blew out Bethune-Cookman in the second half for a 76-56 victory on Tuesday night. Bethune-Cookman built a 10-point halftime lead, 37-27, but was outscored 49-19 in the second half. Gibson was 5 of 14 from the field, made...

Marlins INF-OF Derek Dietrich designated for assignment

Nov. 20, 2018 11:27 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have designated for assignment infielder-outfielder Derek Dietrich, who had been with the team since 2013. Dietrich is eligible for arbitration after making $2.9 million this year, when he hit .265 with 16 home runs in 149 games while playing mostly in left field. He's a .254...

The Latest: Penn State to play Bradley in Cancun final

Nov. 20, 2018 11:08 PM EST

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the Cancun Challenge (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Lamar Stevens equaled his season high with 25 points and Penn State defeated Wright State 77-59 on Tuesday night to advance to the championship game of the Cancun Challenge's Riviera bracket. The Nittany Lions (3-1) will...

Russell, Nets add to Miami's home misery, top Heat 104-92

Nov. 20, 2018 10:58 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The only 3-pointer that the Miami Heat made in the fourth quarter came with just about a minute to go, when Rodney McGruder connected from the right corner. Problem is, he stepped out of bounds first. And that sums up things right now for the Heat. The Brooklyn Nets were more than happy to add...

Green scores in last second to lift Raptors over Magic 93-91

Nov. 20, 2018 10:52 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Danny Green watched helplessly from the paint while Evan Fournier dribbled past and dunked a tying basket with 2.3 seconds left. Feeding off the confidence of first-year coach Nick Nurse, Green got redemption on the very next play. Green made a fade-away jumper with less than a second...

Toledo gets 4th win, beats Louisiana-Lafayette 77-64

Nov. 20, 2018 10:44 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Willie Jackson pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds while posting 13 points to help Toledo dominate the second half and beat Louisiana-Lafayette 77-64 in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Tuesday night. Toledo will face UC-Irvine, which beat Tulane 67-55 earlier, in the championship game...

Trump says no penalty for Saudi prince for Khashoggi murder

Nov. 20, 2018 9:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday he would not further punish Saudi Arabia for the murder of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi — making clear in an exclamation-filled statement that the benefits of good relations with the kingdom outweigh the possibility its crown prince...