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Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic celebrates during a timeout in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 120-112. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Doncic, Hardaway lead Mavericks over Trail Blazers, 120-112

Jan. 18, 2020 1:27 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic's pursuit of Jason Kidd's triple-double record in Dallas will have to wait. This night was about the 20-year-old sensation's 3-point shooting. Doncic drained a career-best eight 3s on his way to 35 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 29 and the Mavericks beat Portland 120-112 on Friday...

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, is congratulated by center Nicklas Backstrom (19) from Sweden, defenseman John Carlson (74), and defenseman Radko Gudas (33), from Czech Republic, after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Ovechkin hat trick helps Capitals beat Devils

Jan. 16, 2020 10:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Alex Ovechkin took an errant stick to the face that made him bleed, his Washington Capitals teammates knew it wouldn't be good for the New Jersey Devils. A fired-up Ovechkin came back from the bloody mouth to record his 25th career hat trick and lead the Capitals past the Devils 5-2...

Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks during a campaign event Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Pence courts evangelical Latino voters in Florida

Jan. 16, 2020 7:38 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Marilyn Del Valle climbed to her feet at the Nacion de Fe church in Kissimmee on Thursday, clapping and taking photos as Vice President Mike Pence took the stage. Del Valle is a proud “Nuyorican” — born in New York to Puerto Rican parents — who lives in...

Clouds pass by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

European Central Bank sees a few upbeat signs in eurozone

Jan. 16, 2020 9:31 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank say economic growth remains weak though they see a few upbeat signs after the U.S. and China moved toward lowering trade tensions. Recent data point to “a stabilization in euro area growth,” according to an account of the...

Students charged with shouting racial slurs sue UConn

Jan. 14, 2020 3:21 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two University of Connecticut students arrested for shouting a racial slur outside a campus apartment complex sued the school Tuesday, citing free speech rights as they fight officials' attempts to remove them from school housing. Jarred Karal, of Plainville, and Ryan Mucaj, of...

Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham, left, shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Lillard has 30 and Portland beats Charlotte 115-112

Jan. 14, 2020 1:50 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard just knew. His shot to end the third quarter against Charlotte was listed at 47 feet in the official statistics. “I was like, man, that's going to have a chance,” Lillard said. "It was a good shot." The rest of the game wasn't nearly as certain for the...

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, and Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) reach for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Ovechkin, Samsonov lead Capitals over Hurricanes 2-0

Jan. 13, 2020 11:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — By now, it almost seems like no big deal when Alex Ovechkin reaches another milestone. Ovechkin scored two first-period goals Monday night and moved into 11th place on the NHL's career list, leading the Washington Capitals to a 2-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. The 34-year-old...

Missouri's Mark Smith celebrates a three point shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Hot-shooting Missouri routs Florida 91-75

Jan. 12, 2020 12:08 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has made scoring points look very hard this season. In Saturday’s 91-75 victory over Florida, the Tigers made it look easy. “When you start seeing the ball go in for everybody, it’s easy to get rolling,” said Dru Smith, who finished with 22 points,...

Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku fires a shot during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Genoa, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Old-fashioned No. 9's are back in fashion in Serie A

Jan. 9, 2020 5:55 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Forget the false nine. Traditional No. 9’s are back in vogue in Serie A. From Romelu Lukaku to Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti — and even the new-look Cristiano Ronaldo — old-fashioned center forwards are grabbing the spotlight as the Italian league approaches its midway...

Washington Capitals defenseman Radko Gudas, center, celebrates his goal with center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) and right wing T.J. Oshie (77) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Ovechkin, Oshie's two-goal nights give Capitals 6-1 win.

Jan. 7, 2020 11:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Alex Ovechkin's sterling career continues, the records continue to accumulate. Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie each scored two goals in the Washington Capitals' 6-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. Ovechkin's second goal, his 26th of the season, was the 684th of his career,...