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Baylor guard DiDi Richards (2) drives around South Florida guard Maria Alvarez (1) during the second half of an NCAA women's college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Richards returns from injury, No. 4 Baylor beats USF 67-62

Dec. 1, 2020 10:13 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — DiDi Richards had four points and seven assists in her return from a scary spinal cord injury five weeks ago, Queen Egbo scored a game-high 25 points and No. 4 Baylor beat South Florida 67-62 on Tuesday night. The Lady Bears (2-0) became the 15th women’s program in Division I...

Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez punts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. Sanchez says he will have surgery Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, to remove a cancerous tumor. He made the announcement in an Instagram post (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Colts punter says surgery for cancerous tumor 'went well'

Dec. 1, 2020 9:27 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez said surgery to remove a cancerous tumor went well. The four-year veteran, who doubles as the Colts' kickoff specialist, made the announcement in a Twitter post Tuesday night, one day after he revealed the diagnosis on social media....

FILE- In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant watches during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Kevin Durant is finally within weeks of suiting up for the Brooklyn Nets. Sidelined last season while recovering from surgery on his Achilles tendon, he begins training camp this week on a team that can contend for the NBA title if he can be as good as he was before his injury. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)

'Who knows?' Durant unsure what to expect as return nears

Dec. 1, 2020 8:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant used to worry about how he would play. There hasn't been reason for concern for years. He became an NBA MVP and a two-time champion, an explosive scorer who could get 25 points on a bad night and 45 on a good one. But that was before having one of the most serious injuries a...

Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Pinder ($2,275,000), Smith ($705,000) reach deals with A's

Dec. 1, 2020 7:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Utilityman Chad Pinder reached a $2,275,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics a day before Wednesday's deadline for teams to offer deals to unsigned players on their rosters. In addition, right-hander Burch Smith agreed to a $705,000, one-year deal. Pinder returned from a...

Virginia forward Jay Huff (30) dunks the ball in front of St. Francis forward Mark Flagg (42) during an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurleff/The Daily Progress via AP)

Huff's 13 lead No. 15 Virginia past St. Francis (Pa), 76-51

Dec. 1, 2020 7:43 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jay Huff said the lesson No. 15 Virginia learned in a 61-60 loss to unheralded San Francisco in its last outing was simple. “We just learned we need to play more sound,” the Cavaliers' 7-foot-1 senior said. He helped Virginia do that Tuesday, scoring 13 points as...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2020, file photo, Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers' Marcus Morris Sr. during the first half of an NBA basketball first-round playoff game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Doncic's first experience with the playoffs ended with questions about whether Morris was intentionally trying to hurt the young Dallas sensation in a first-round series won by LA. The Mavericks might have hinted at what they thought through trades and draft picks during this abbreviated offseason. Dallas acquired James Johnson and his black belt in karate from the Oklahoma City Thunder after using the club's first-round choice at No. 18 overall on Josh Green, who was a strong defender in his only season at Arizona. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Mavs talk tough by adding protectors for young star Doncic

Dec. 1, 2020 7:29 PM EST

Luka Doncic's first experience with the playoffs ended with questions about whether Marcus Morris of the Los Angeles Clippers was intentionally trying to hurt the young Dallas sensation in a first-round series won by LA. The Mavericks might have hinted at what they thought through trades and draft picks during...

Ricky Rubio speaks on a Zoom call Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Minneapolis. Rubio has returned to his original NBA team, a sidewinding career leading the popular point guard back to the Minnesota Timberwolves after a third trade in three years. (Minnesota Timberwolves via AP)

Rubio returns to Wolves, with sharper perspective and skills

Dec. 1, 2020 7:00 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a satisfactory first season with Phoenix, Ricky Rubio was startled to learn last month he'd been traded to Oklahoma City. There was hardly time to process the sudden change when another deal struck two days later sent him back to Minnesota where his NBA career began. After three...

Philadelphia Eagles' Boston Scott (35) runs for a touchdown as New York Giants' Kyler Fackrell (51) chases him during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Giants place linebacker Kyler Fackrell on injured reserve

Dec. 1, 2020 6:26 PM EST

Giants linebacker Kyler Fackrell was placed on injured reserve with a calf injury on Tuesday and he will miss at least three games in the closing stretch of the regular season. Fackrell, who is tied for second on the team in sacks with three, was injured in New York's 19-17 win over Cincinnati on Sunday. He had a...

Oakland Athletics' Mike Minor pitches against the Seattle Mariners' during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Royals sign lefty starter Mike Minor to 2 year, $18M deal

Dec. 1, 2020 6:15 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Left-hander Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals have finalized an $18 million, two-year deal, reuniting the 32-year-old starter with the club that helped him revive his career. Kansas City announced the signing Monday, bringing in the 2019 All-Star to boost a rotation that leaned...

Clemson defensive tackle Tyler Davis (13) tackles Pittsburgh running back A.J. Davis (21) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP, Pool)

Healthy, deeper No. 4 Clemson ready for championship run

Dec. 1, 2020 6:13 PM EST

Coach Dabo Swinney believes No. 4 Clemson is healthy and deeper as they prepare for another championship run after battling injuries and COVID-19-related issues. The Tigers (8-1, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) returned several missing starters, including q uarterback Trevor Lawrence, who hadn't played in five...