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Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) shoots between Orlando Magic guards Evan Fournier (10) and Michael Carter-Williams (7) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Leonard leads Clippers to win over Magic

Jan. 26, 2020 10:03 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers won a game nobody wanted to play. The tipoff was less than four hours after the Clippers and Orlando Magic learned of the death of former NBA great Kobe Bryant at the age of 41. "Sometimes the stage is the best place to get away from reality," observed Clippers...

Madelene Sagstrom kisses her trophy after winning the Gainbridge LPGA golf tournament at Boca Rio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Boca Raton, Fla. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Sagstrom wins Gainbridge LPGA for 1st LPGA Tour title

Jan. 26, 2020 9:12 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Madelene Sagstrom won the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, birdieing the par-3 17th to tie for the lead and winning with a par when Nasa Hataoka missed a 3-footer on the last. Sagstrom finished with a 2-under 70 for a 17-under 271 total at...

Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes arrives for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at the Miami International Airport in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Chiefs, 49ers arrive in Miami for Super Bowl week

Jan. 26, 2020 7:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Kansas City waited 50 years to get back to a Super Bowl. And then the Chiefs had to wait a few extra minutes once they got to Miami. It took workers at Miami International Airport about three attempts to get one of the rolling staircases that the Chiefs would use to deplane properly lined up...

AFC quarterback Lamar Jackson, of the Baltimore Ravens, (8) looks to pass, during the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game against the NFC, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Pro Bowlers remember Kobe Bryant as AFC tops NFC again

Jan. 26, 2020 7:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay linebacker Za’Darius Smith hastily organized an homage to Kobe Bryant minutes before the Pro Bowl. Smith and his NFC teammates learned about Bryant's death while they were in the locker room getting ready for the NFL's all-star game Sunday. Smith suggested the best way...

Houston guard DeJon Jarreau (3) looks for a way around South Florida guard Laquincy Rideau (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Jarreau, White pace No. 25 Cougars in 68-49 win over USF

Jan. 26, 2020 5:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston used a balanced attack and did all the little things right on the defensive end in order to win its fourth straight game. DeJon Jarreau had 12 points and six assists, Fabian White Jr. added 11 points, and No. 25 Houston beat South Florida 68-49 on Sunday. Caleb Mills had 11 points,...

Daniels paces No. 21 Arkansas women past Florida

Jan. 26, 2020 5:26 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Makayla Daniels scored 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and No. 21 Arkansas beat Florida 79-57 on Sunday. The Razorbacks (16-4, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) have won three of their last four. Taylah Thomas scored 13 points with seven rebounds, Amber Ramirez scored 12, A'Tyanna...

Fatal crash shuts down entrance to Tampa Airport

Jan. 26, 2020 5:07 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A fatal car crash closed down a highway entrance to Tampa International Airport on Sunday. Two people died in the early morning crash, according to Tampa police. The entrance to the airport from I-275 was closed for several hours and the Tampa Bay Times reports that travelers were...

From left to right, Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R drivers and team owner Ryan Briscoe, Scott Dixon, Wayne Taylor, Kamui Kobayashi and Renger van der Zande celebrate in Victory Lane after winning the Rolex 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Wayne Taylor obliterates Rolex 24 field without his sons

Jan. 26, 2020 4:50 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Taylor raised two sons to become world-class sports car drivers. In the biggest event in North America, the recent empty nester proved he's still the man in charge. Wayne Taylor Racing won the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona on Sunday for the second consecutive year, the...

Gillespie has 18 & 10, No. 14 FSU women top Çanes 79-61

Jan. 26, 2020 4:36 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Kiah Gillespie scored 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds to help No. 14 Florida State defeat Miami for the second time this season, winning 79-61 on Sunday. Nicki Ekhomu led the Seminoles (17-3, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 19 points and Nausia Woolfolk...

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Waiters takes blame for the issues that led to suspensions

Jan. 26, 2020 2:21 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dion Waiters spoke about his issues for the first time in months Sunday, accepting responsibility for the matters that led him to being suspended by the Miami Heat on three separate occasions already this season. Waiters didn’t specifically address any incidents, including his decision...