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Harden scores career-best 61, Rockets edge Knicks 114-110

Jan. 23, 2019 11:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden inched past Wilt Chamberlain and didn't stop his latest one-man show until he'd tied Kobe Bryant. On another spectacular night for the NBA's most sensational scorer, Harden not only notched his career high with 61 points, but tied Bryant's record for a visiting player at the...

Pacers beat Raptors after losing Oladipo with knee injury

Jan. 23, 2019 11:05 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A promising season for the Indiana Pacers was instantly transformed when Victor Oladipo's leg buckled and he fell to the floor in pain. Indiana showed earlier this season it can win without the All-Star guard, at least in the short term. Now, the third-best team in the Eastern...

Top-ranked Tennessee rallies, beats Vanderbilt 88-83 in OT

Jan. 23, 2019 11:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grant Williams had the game of his life and the best free throw shooting performance by a college player in six decades. Tennessee needed every last point in its first outing this season as the nation's top-ranked team. Williams scored a career-high 43 and made all 23 free throws as...

Osaka vs. Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking

Jan. 24, 2019 2:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka never made it past the fourth round at any of the first 10 Grand Slam tournaments of her career. Now, still just 21, she's suddenly on the verge of a second consecutive major championship. And the No. 1 ranking, too. Osaka moved one victory away from adding the...

AP source: MLB seeks to increase DL, option time

Jan. 24, 2019 3:49 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has proposed going back to a 15-day disabled list and increasing the time optioned players usually must spend in the minor leagues, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press, moves aimed at reducing the use of relief pitchers and reviving...

Predators' Subban says Golden Knights' Bellemare bit finger

Jan. 24, 2019 3:55 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This goal-mouth scramble might have had some real bite to it. Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban accused Vegas forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare of chomping on one of his fingers during a scuffle late in the second period of the Predators' 2-1 victory Wednesday night. Subban said he reached...

The Heat leader: Spoelstra passes Riley on Miami games list

Jan. 24, 2019 2:31 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Erik Spoelstra still vividly remembers getting a short speech from his father, a sage piece of advice that came about a year into his time in the employ of the Miami Heat. "Don't screw it up," Jon Spoelstra said. Almost 25 years later, the mantra still applies. Erik Spoelstra coached his 850th...

Ellison's new SailGP sailing league set to hit the water

Jan. 24, 2019 2:29 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — SailGP, the new sailing league founded by tech billionaire Larry Ellison and five-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts, will leap from concept to reality next month when six souped-up catamarans hit the starting line off Shark Island in Sydney Harbor. SailGP will be a true global...

French child rape case is another lesson about sports abuse

Jan. 24, 2019 2:43 AM EST

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — The victims' parents regarded him as a family friend, unaware of the tortures he was inflicting on their children behind closed doors. His past glories as a champion swimmer helped lull admirers into thinking that Vincent Leroyer was reliable, someone to look up to. Yet the truth,...

Adding Cousins gives Warriors 'big jolt' in middle of season

Jan. 24, 2019 2:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rest of the NBA isn't much of an obstacle for the Golden State Warriors right now. But the two-time defending champions have just what they need to test themselves in the doldrums of an 82-game season. Long before the Warriors can go for their third consecutive title and fourth in...

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Search resumes for plane carrying Argentine soccer player

Jan. 24, 2019 3:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The search has resumed to find the plane that was carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala as the operation moved into its third day. The light aircraft with the 28-year-old striker and pilot David Ibbotson on board disappeared from radar on Monday night near Guernsey in the Channel...

Predators' Subban says Golden Knights' Bellemare bit finger

Jan. 24, 2019 3:55 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This goal-mouth scramble might have had some real bite to it. Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban accused Vegas forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare of chomping on one of his fingers during a scuffle late in the second period of the Predators' 2-1 victory Wednesday night. Subban said he reached...

AP source: MLB seeks to increase DL, option time

Jan. 24, 2019 3:49 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has proposed going back to a 15-day disabled list and increasing the time optioned players usually must spend in the minor leagues, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press, moves aimed at reducing the use of relief pitchers and reviving...

Malaysian royals pick Pahang sultan as new king

Jan. 24, 2019 3:46 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state was named Malaysia's new king on Thursday, replacing Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne. Sultan Muhammad V, 49, resigned Jan. 6 as Malaysia's 15th king, cutting short his...

American Collins wishes roof stayed open at Australian Open

Jan. 24, 2019 3:33 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The way Danielle Collins looks at it, the end of her surprising run at Melbourne Park was something of an open-and-shut case. The 25-year-old American was every bit Petra Kvitova's equal during their Australian Open semifinal during the time Rod Laver Arena's retractable roof...

Teravainen, Niederreiter lead Hurricanes over Canucks 5-2

Jan. 24, 2019 3:25 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Nedeljkovic's first NHL start could not have gone much better. The young goalie made 24 saves and Nino Niederreiter scored twice as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Wednesday night. Nedeljkovic got called up this month when Curtis...

Jazz dominate from perimeter, top Nuggets 114-108

Jan. 24, 2019 3:19 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Once Utah got warmed up on the perimeter, Denver couldn't do anything to cool the Jazz. The long-distance barrage kept the Nuggets on their heels for the better part of four quarters and allowed Utah to scratch out a 114-108 win Wednesday night. Utah made 13 3-pointers before halftime...

Osaka vs. Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking

Jan. 24, 2019 2:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka never made it past the fourth round at any of the first 10 Grand Slam tournaments of her career. Now, still just 21, she's suddenly on the verge of a second consecutive major championship. And the No. 1 ranking, too. Osaka moved one victory away from adding the...

No. 7 Nevada romps to 100-60 win over Colorado State

Jan. 24, 2019 2:57 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada coach Eric Musselman threatened to turn off the 3-point green light after a lackluster shooting performance Saturday by the seventh-ranked Wolf Pack against Air Force. Musselman sang a different tune following his team's 100-60 win Wednesday night over Colorado State. "I kind of...

The Latest: Osaka to Japanese fans: thanks, keep watching

Jan. 24, 2019 2:56 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Naomi Osaka had just secured a spot in consecutive Grand Slam finals when she was asked on live TV if she had anything to say to her fans in Japan. After responding briefly in Japanese, she was asked for...