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Heat planning to bring back some fans, with help from dogs

Jan. 24, 2021 11:24 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat are bringing back some fans, with help from some dogs. The Heat will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs at AmericanAirlines Arena to screen fans who want to attend their games. They’ve been working on the plan for months, and the highly trained dogs have been in place for some...

German bobsledder Francesco Friedrich gestures in the finish area the four-man bobsled race at the bobsled World Cup in Schoenau am Koenigsee, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)

Friedrich wraps up 4-man bobsled season championship

Jan. 24, 2021 10:08 AM EST

KONIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Germany’s Francesco Friedrich clinched the four-man bobsled World Cup season championship Sunday, his third consecutive title in that event. Friedrich won Sunday’s four-man event in 1 minute, 37.45 seconds. He prevailed by 0.39 seconds over the Austrian sled piloted...

Summer Britcher of the United State celebrates after her 2nd run during a women's race at the Luge World Cup event in Innsbruck, Austria, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Andreas Schaad)

Austria wins doubles luge title, Britcher medals for US

Jan. 24, 2021 9:27 AM EST

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Thomas Steu and Lorenz Koller of Austria clinched the World Cup luge doubles overall championship Sunday, while Natalie Geisenberger of Germany moved even closer to what could be her eighth women’s season-long title. It also was a big day for USA Luge: Summer Britcher gave the...

Switzerland's Beat Feuz gets to the finish area after completing an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Swiss skier Beat Feuz wins 2nd Kitzbühel downhill in 3 days

Jan. 24, 2021 9:07 AM EST

KITZBÜHEL, Austria (AP) — For the second time in three days, Beat Feuz triumphed in a race that he had unsuccessfully tried to win for a decade. The Swiss skier won this weekend’s second men’s World Cup downhill on the Streif course Sunday, repeating his victory from two days earlier....

Oregon State guard Gianni Hunt (0) drives to the basket past Oregon forward Eugene Omoruyi (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Andy Nelson)

Thompson, Alatishe help Oregon State beat No. 21 Oregon

Jan. 24, 2021 2:11 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore (AP) — Ethan Thompson scored 19 points and Warith Alatishe had 14 points and 16 rebounds as Oregon State beat No. 21 Oregon 75-64 on Saturday night. Jarod Lucas added 13 points and the Beavers (8-5, 4-3 Pac-12) had a 42-23 rebounding edge in their third straight victory. Thompson, a senior...

Poirier knocks out Conor McGregor in 2nd round at UFC 257

Jan. 24, 2021 1:31 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dustin Poirier stopped Conor McGregor with a flurry of punches midway through the second round Sunday, avenging his loss to the Irish superstar with a knockout victory at UFC 257. Poirier (26-7) caught McGregor with a series of shots to the head before buckling his...

Gonzaga forward Drew Timme celebrates after scoring a basket during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Pacific in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Timme scores 22, leads No. 1 Gonzaga over Pacific 95-49

Jan. 24, 2021 1:26 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Top-ranked Gonzaga struggled a bit in beating two of the best teams in the West Coast Conference last week, so coach Mark Few pushed his squad to step up its defense. The undefeated Zags did just that. Drew Timme scored 22 points and freshman Jalen Suggs came close to a triple-double...

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) goes to the basket as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jazz rout Warriors for 8th straight; Curry now 2nd in 3s

Jan. 24, 2021 1:15 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Utah Jazz routed the Golden State Warriors 127-108 on Saturday night for their eighth straight victory. Stephen Curry made five 3-pointers for the Warriors to give him 2,562 in his career — passing Reggie...

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray shoots over Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Jokic, Murray push Nuggets to 120-112 win over Suns in 2 OTs

Jan. 24, 2021 1:03 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — There was extra basketball played in Phoenix for a second straight night and it was all Jamal Murray's fault. The fifth-year Nuggets guard has done some of the finest work in his NBA career against the Suns and the good times lasted deep into Saturday evening largely because of his clutch...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Davis scores season-high 37 as Lakers beat Bulls 101-90

Jan. 24, 2021 12:58 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Davis missed seeing his family members in the stands. They would have witnessed quite a performance had they been allowed in the arena. Davis dominated with a season-high 37 points against his hometown team, LeBron James added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the Lakers beat the Chicago...