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Zion's freak injury ripples in basketball, business worlds

Feb. 21, 2019 8:54 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Soon after Zion Williamson's shoe ripped apart, Nike's stock price took a hit. The freak injury during one of the college basketball season's marquee games immediately sparked debates about everything from the shoe manufacturer to insurance issues and whether the likely NBA lottery pick...

Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

Feb. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say. Syracuse police say Jorge Jimenez, 51, was an occupant in a black Dodge Charger with three others when...

LeBron rallies Lakers to 111-106 victory over Rockets

Feb. 22, 2019 1:16 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 29 points, Brandon Ingram added 27 and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point deficit midway through the third quarter to defeat the Houston Rockets 111-106 on Thursday night. The Lakers trailed most of the game and were down 95-88 with 7:49 remaining when...

Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

Feb. 22, 2019 12:08 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks shook off any All-Star break hangover in a hurry. Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday...

Curry scores 36 as Warriors hold off Kings 125-123

Feb. 22, 2019 1:20 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 36 points, hitting 10 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors survived a hectic finish to beat the Sacramento Kings 125-123 on Thursday night. Kevin Durant added 28 points, nine rebounds and tied his career-high with seven blocks. DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points...

76ers overcome Joel Embiid's absence to beat Heat 106-102

Feb. 21, 2019 10:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boban Marjanovic covered up All-Star center Joel Embiid's absence — at least for a night. Marjanovic had 19 points and 12 rebounds and made three key free throws in the final 1 1/2 minutes to help Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday night. "He was our...

Padres announce Machado's $300 million, 10-year deal

Feb. 21, 2019 8:02 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres are getting closer to getting Manny Machado in uniform and on the field. San Diego announced its $300 million, 10-year contract with the All-Star infielder on Thursday, more than two days after the deal was agreed to. Machado will be introduced Friday morning at spring training...

McIlroy opens with 63 has Woods struggles in Mexico debut

Feb. 21, 2019 8:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy flirted with a hole-in-one on the same par 4 where Tiger Woods hit out-of-bounds with his first shot in Mexico. That's about how their days went Thursday in the Mexico Championship. McIlroy, already off to a solid start on the back nine, hit a 2-iron on the 305-yard opening...

Poole has 22 points, No. 7 Michigan beats Minnesota 69-60

Feb. 21, 2019 10:45 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If there's a weakness for these Michigan Wolverines to be worried about, it's lurking behind the 3-point line. Jordan Poole and Jon Teske swished aside the concern for at least one night. Poole scored 22 points to lead a long-range shooting spree by seventh-ranked Michigan, and the...

Rain, rain, go away! 1st MLB spring training game washed out

Feb. 21, 2019 5:14 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The spring training season started with a splash. Just not the kind fans hoped for. In the first major league exhibition game of the year, the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics were rained out Thursday. The Mariners roughed up Jerry Blevins and led 5-0 in the middle of the second...

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Sow scores 18 to lead UC Santa Barbara past Hawaii 79-61

Feb. 22, 2019 2:05 AM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amadou Sow had 18 points and eight rebounds as UC Santa Barbara beat Hawaii 79-61 on Thursday night. Ar'mond Davis had 14 points and seven rebounds for UC Santa Barbara (18-8, 7-5 Big West Conference). Devearl Ramsey added 11 points. JaQuori McLaughlin had 11 points and eight...

UCLA hangs on to beat Oregon State 68-67 after blowing lead

Feb. 22, 2019 2:01 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA won its first three games under interim coach Murry Bartow with Chris Smith in the starting lineup. Having lost four of its last five, Bartow decided to put Smith back in the rotation. The move paid off. Smith scored the go-ahead basket with 21 seconds left on a desperate bank shot...

Ford leads Saint Mary's (Cal) past Pacific 58-32

Feb. 22, 2019 1:50 AM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford had 28 points as Saint Mary's rolled past Pacific 58-32 on Thursday night. Malik Fitts had nine rebounds for Saint Mary's (18-10, 9-4 West Coast Conference). Tanner Krebs added seven rebounds. Jordan Hunter had three assists and three blocks for the visitors. The Tigers'...

Ahmad carries Cal St.-Fullerton past UC Davis 62-58

Feb. 22, 2019 1:36 AM EST

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Khalil Ahmad registered 15 points as Cal State Fullerton edged past UC Davis 62-58 on Thursday night. Jackson Rowe had 13 points and nine rebounds for Cal State Fullerton (13-13, 9-3 Big West Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive victory. Austen Awosika added 11 points...

IOC revokes shooting event status over Pakistan visa refusal

Feb. 22, 2019 1:24 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has revoked the Olympic qualification status of a 25-meter shooting event in New Delhi because Indian officials refused to grant entry visas to two Pakistani athletes and an official. The IOC said Thursday it was informed on Monday that the...

Curry scores 36 as Warriors hold off Kings 125-123

Feb. 22, 2019 1:20 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 36 points, hitting 10 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors survived a hectic finish to beat the Sacramento Kings 125-123 on Thursday night. Kevin Durant added 28 points, nine rebounds and tied his career-high with seven blocks. DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points...

LeBron rallies Lakers to 111-106 victory over Rockets

Feb. 22, 2019 1:16 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 29 points, Brandon Ingram added 27 and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point deficit midway through the third quarter to defeat the Houston Rockets 111-106 on Thursday night. The Lakers trailed most of the game and were down 95-88 with 7:49 remaining when...

Celebrities, athletes, others accused of lying to the public

Feb. 22, 2019 1:15 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested in Chicago early Thursday, one day after prosecutors charged him with filing a false police report for what he claimed was a racist and homophobic attack last month. Smollett has been a trending topic on Twitter since the attack and the charges spurred an...

Galchenyuk lifts Coyotes over Canucks in overtime

Feb. 22, 2019 1:09 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk scored 1:54 into overtime on an impressive individual effort to lift the Arizona Coyotes over the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Thursday night. Galchenyuk used a sweeping deke to get around a defender, faked a move behind the net that fooled goalie Jacob...

Pineiro scores 22 to lift San Diego past Portland 63-52

Feb. 22, 2019 1:07 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro had 22 points and 16 rebounds as San Diego beat Portland 63-52 on Thursday night. Olin Carter III had 16 points for San Diego (17-11, 6-7 West Coast Conference). Finn Sullivan added 11 points and six rebounds. Isaiah Wright had seven assists for the home team. Portland put...