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Embiid leads 76ers to 121-93 rout of Harden, Rockets

Jan. 21, 2019 11:50 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid relished the chance to face James Harden, and wasn't going to let a little back tightness stop him. Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night. "I love playing against...

Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem set for Hall election

Jan. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera figures to make quick work of his Hall of Fame ballot appearance, just as he did of opposing batters, and could even set another record when voting is announced Tuesday: for highest percentage of ballots. No one has ever been a unanimous Hall of Fame selection. Ken Griffey...

Rams' McVay knows PI call missed, but also saw Goff facemask

Jan. 21, 2019 9:27 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When the Los Angeles Rams' team bus rolled into their suburban training complex after a boisterous flight from New Orleans, the players and coaches were greeted by rowdy fans welcoming home the new NFC champions in the middle of the night. The Rams and their fans lost some...

Hurdles cleared, Patriots head to 3rd straight Super Bowl

Jan. 21, 2019 9:46 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday's AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots' unprecedented run of titles. But when Rex Burkhead crossed the goal line for a 2-yard...

Tennis players can cause quite a racket by smashing rackets

Jan. 21, 2019 1:24 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Way behind in a match he soon would lose, Alexander Zverev leaned forward in his Australian Open sideline seat to repeatedly, and violently, crack his racket against the court with a reverberating THWACK — one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight times in all,...

AP Source: Rockets trading Carmelo Anthony to Chicago

Jan. 21, 2019 6:57 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper. Where he's going next remains unclear. A person with direct knowledge of the matter said the Houston Rockets are trading Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Bulls in a deal that is expected to be completed Tuesday. The...

Lawson's double-double lifts No. 9 KU past No. 24 Cyclones

Jan. 21, 2019 11:56 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas spent most of the first half Monday night chasing Iowa State all over the court, unable to keep up with the Cyclones' crisp ball movement and their resulting open shots. Jayhawks coach Bill Self made a subtle tweak that changed everything. Kansas began switching five on...

Tennessee moves to No. 1 in AP Top 25, Duke drops to No. 2

Jan. 21, 2019 2:02 PM EST

Top-ranked Duke went down early in the week. No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Virginia, the last of Division I's unbeaten teams, both fell over the weekend. In all, six top-10 teams lost. Tennessee kept rolling amid chaos across the AP Top 25. The Vols are the new No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball...

Super Bowl: Pats vs Rams in a meeting of Past vs Future

Jan. 21, 2019 7:25 AM EST

It began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty. So much has changed. This hasn't: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. The duo, every bit as formidable now as when they won that first title, face the Rams, now back in Los Angeles,...

Gray traded from Yanks to Reds after getting new contract

Jan. 21, 2019 6:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Adding Sonny Gray to a rotation already improved by the offseason acquisitions of Tanner Roark and Alex Wood has the Cincinnati Reds thinking about their first NL Central title since 2012. "I think we have a group of guys that can hold their own with anybody in this division. I really do,"...

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Lawson's double-double lifts No. 9 KU past No. 24 Cyclones

Jan. 21, 2019 11:56 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas spent most of the first half Monday night chasing Iowa State all over the court, unable to keep up with the Cyclones' crisp ball movement and their resulting open shots. Jayhawks coach Bill Self made a subtle tweak that changed everything. Kansas began switching five on...

Embiid leads 76ers to 121-93 rout of Harden, Rockets

Jan. 21, 2019 11:50 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid relished the chance to face James Harden, and wasn't going to let a little back tightness stop him. Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night. "I love playing against...

Mason scores 29, Baylor defeats West Virginia 85-73

Jan. 21, 2019 11:39 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Makai Mason scored 29 points and Baylor cruised to an 85-73 win over West Virginia on Monday night. The Bears (12-6, 4-2 Big 12) survived a second-half comeback attempt to grab their fourth win in five games. Baylor got out to as much as a 17-point lead in the first half behind big...

Mathis' career highs lead Rutgers past Nebraska 76-69

Jan. 21, 2019 11:36 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Tim Miles didn't divulge his game plan for defending Montez Mathis. Asked what the game plan was, and how Mathis handled it, the Nebraska coach didn't feel the need to share his faulty formula. "He did just fine," Miles said. "So apparently my game plan didn't matter." Mathis...

Ravenel, Reaves send FAMU past Delaware St 60-47

Jan. 21, 2019 11:24 PM EST

TALAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Justin Ravenel scored 21 points and Kamron Reaves scored 18 points and Florida A&M handed Delaware State its eighth straight loss beating the Hornets 60-47 on Monday night. Florida A&M has won three of its last five following a five-game losing streak. Ravenel and Reaves...

Coyle's third-period goal sends Wild past Golden Knights 4-2

Jan. 21, 2019 11:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights' home arena has a reputation among some NHL players as being one of the toughest to play in and loudest in the league. The Minnesota Wild don't mind it a bit. Charlie Coyle scored his second game-winning goal of the season with 5:31 remaining Monday to lift the...

Vatrano's 4-point game leads Panthers over Sharks 6-2

Jan. 21, 2019 11:12 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — For the Florida Panthers, the All-Star break arrives when they are in the middle of a win streak. Frank Vatrano had a goal and three assists for a career-high four points to lift the Panthers over the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Monday night, their third straight win after losing their...

Western Kentucky hands Marshall 1st conference loss

Jan. 21, 2019 11:12 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Josh Anderson scored 25 points with five steals, Charles Bassey had 17 points and a season-high 17 rebounds for his eighth double-double of his freshman season and Western Kentucky handed Marshall its first conference loss of the season, 68-59 on Monday night. Western Kentucky...

Hussein, Saddler help Southern beat Mississippi Valley St.

Jan. 21, 2019 11:06 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hassan Hussein had 18 points and Jayden Saddler added 14, on 6-of-6 shooting, with seven assists to help Southern beat Mississippi Valley State 80-56 on Monday night. Hussein made 9 of 11 from the field. Aaron Ray finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for Southern (3-16, 2-4...

Thomas scores 19, Norfolk St. beats South Carolina St. 74-69

Jan. 21, 2019 11:02 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Nic Thomas scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half to help Norfolk State rally from a nine-point deficit and beat South Carolina State 74-69 on Monday night for the Spartans' sixth win in a row. Steven Whitley added 12 points, Joe Bryant scored 11 and Mastadi Pitt 10 for...