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The Latest: Johnson wrecked trying to pit in Daytona 500

Feb. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 5:40 p.m. Jimmie Johnson's chances of winning a third Daytona 500 ended with a strange accident on pit road. Johnson was running near the front of the field and trying to pit when Cody Ware and his Rick Ware Racing teammate...

Justin Thomas opens up a 4-shot lead at Riviera

Feb. 17, 2019 2:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Thomas, playing so well that even a shank turned into a par, finished off his third round Sunday morning with a 6-under 65 to build a four-shot lead over Adam Scott and J.B. Holmes going straight into the final round of the Genesis Open. The tournament, delayed seven hours by rain...

New No. 1 expected after Tennessee's loss to No. 5 Kentucky

Feb. 17, 2019 1:54 PM EST

Tennessee kept rolling for a while after taking over the top spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll, unlike its previous stint at No. 1. The Vols slipped past Vanderbilt, the team that knocked them off the No. 1 perch a decade ago, and stretched their winning streak to a school-record 19 straight...

No. 11 Michigan State dominates late, beats Ohio State 62-44

Feb. 17, 2019 4:43 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo wants his team to be able to win in a variety of ways. On Sunday, the Michigan State coach lost his standout big man to an injury — and the Spartans still rolled. "Defense not only travels — sometimes it works at home too," Izzo said. Kenny Goins had 10...

Currys: All-Star weekend 'everything we hoped it would be'

Feb. 17, 2019 1:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sonya Curry hasn't stopped smiling all weekend. She has had quality time with her grandchildren with the entire family in town for All-Star Weekend festivities. She even hit a half-court shot at a community center her family helped refurbish. On Saturday night, she emerged from Suite...

A's Khris Davis would like to stay with A's several years

Feb. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Major league home run leader Khris Davis would like a long-term deal from the Oakland Athletics that allows him to stay with the franchise for at least three more seasons. Davis says desire for a multiyear contract won't consume as he prepares to open the season in Japan next month...

The Latest: Michael Jordan's mother has message for NBA moms

Feb. 17, 2019 1:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local) 1:05 p.m. When Michael Jordan talks, people tend to listen. Apparently the same goes for his mother, Deloris Jordan. The mother of the six-time NBA champion and Hornets owner delivered an inspirational speech during All-Star Weekend...

Hirscher skis to Austria's rescue with slalom gold at worlds

Feb. 17, 2019 12:50 PM EST

ARE, Sweden (AP) — A proud and storied Alpine skiing nation, Austria headed into the final event of the world championships in danger of finishing without a gold medal for the first time in a generation. Trust Marcel Hirscher to deliver when it matters the most. In perhaps his last race at the worlds,...

Hof rallies No. 20 Miami to 79-73 win No. 2 Louisville

Feb. 17, 2019 5:16 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emese Hof scored 25 points to help No. 20 Miami beat No. 2 Louisville 79-73 on Sunday. Laura Cornelius added 16 points and six assists as the Hurricanes (22-5, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned their fourth consecutive victory. Mykea Gray had 10 points. Miami trailed by as many...

Tatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star Saturday

Feb. 16, 2019 10:53 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston's Jayson Tatum got his gamewinner from midcourt. Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo went over Shaquille O'Neal to help win his trophy. And Brooklyn's Joe Harris made all the shots at all the right times to deny Golden State's Stephen Curry a storybook ending in his hometown. Say...

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Grandal gets proactive about learning staff with Brewers

Feb. 17, 2019 5:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The ink was hardly dry on his $18.25 million, one-year contract with Milwaukee when Yasmani Grandal started working the phone, reaching out to as many new teammates as possible from his offseason home in Peoria. The Brewers' new backstop wanted to get a running start when pitchers and...

Davis scores 26 as No. 9 Houston beats Tulane 85-50

Feb. 17, 2019 5:53 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Houston coach Kelvin Sampson was upset at halftime. He felt a lot better when it was over. Corey Davis Jr. made eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points to help the ninth-ranked Cougars beat Tulane 85-50 on Sunday for their 10th consecutive victory. Houston led by 17 on two occasions in the...

Suspect in 2010 Cabanas shooting gets 20 years in Mexico

Feb. 17, 2019 5:52 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting former Paraguay national soccer team standout Salvador Cabanas in the head in 2010 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Mexico. But federal prosecutors said in a statement Sunday that a man known as Jose Jorge "B," with no full last name given, was...

The Latest: Johnson wrecked trying to pit in Daytona 500

Feb. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 5:40 p.m. Jimmie Johnson's chances of winning a third Daytona 500 ended with a strange accident on pit road. Johnson was running near the front of the field and trying to pit when Cody Ware and his Rick Ware Racing teammate...

McKenzie hired by Dolphins as senior personnel executive

Feb. 17, 2019 5:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Former NFL executive of the year Reggie McKenzie has been hired by the Miami Dolphins as a senior personnel executive under general manager Chris Grier. The move was the latest change in football operations for the Dolphins following a 7-9 season. Grier was given more authority last month, and...

Miguel Angel Jimenez wins Chubb Classic

Feb. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his seventh PGA Tour Champions title, beating Bernhard Langer and Olin Browne with a 5-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff. Jimenez closed with a 5-under 66 at The Classics at Lely Resort to match Langer and Browne at...

Smith hits layup to lift No. 10 Stanford over USC 69-67

Feb. 17, 2019 5:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alanna Smith hit a layup with three seconds left to lift No. 10 Stanford over USC 69-67 on Sunday. Despite losing a fingernail in the first quarter, Smith had 23 points and 12 rebounds to help the Cardinal (21-4, 11-3 Pac-12) rally after trailing for most of the game. DiJonai Carrington...

Stewart scores 13 to lift Manhattan over Canisius 70-65

Feb. 17, 2019 5:34 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Samir Stewart had 13 points as Manhattan edged past Canisius 70-65 on Sunday. Warren Williams had 12 points for Manhattan (9-17, 7-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Tykei Greene added 11 points. Tyler Reynolds had 10 points for the visiting team. Jibreel Faulkner scored a...

Cale scores 20 to lead Seton Hall past Creighton 81-75

Feb. 17, 2019 5:32 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Myles Cale had 20 points as Seton Hall beat Creighton 81-75 on Sunday. Myles Powell had 19 points and six rebounds for Seton Hall (16-9, 7-6 Big East Conference), which broke its five-game road losing streak. Sandro Mamukelashvili added 17 points and nine rebounds. Quincy McKnight had 16...

Collier leads No. 4 UConn to rout of UCF

Feb. 17, 2019 5:28 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Despite a physical effort from the opposing team, UConn imposed its will on the game, outworking UCF inside and out. Napheesa Collier was the key, getting 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals as No. 4 UConn completed a 78-41 victory Sunday. "Of all the players on our...