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Victory in the bag for Duquesne over Loyola Chicago

Jan. 25, 2023 22:08 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dae Dae Grant and Jimmy Clark III scored 13 points each as Duquesne beat Loyola Chicago 72-58 on Wednesday night in a game that was briefly interrupted when a delivery person carrying a bag of food from McDonald’s walked onto the court. The interruption came...

Cowboys' last-ditch plays against 49ers never have a prayer

Jan. 24, 2023 09:31 AM EST

For the second straight season, the Dallas Cowboys — the team that popularized the “Hail Mary” pass almost 50 years ago — never even had a prayer of heaving it into the end zone against the San Francisco 49ers. Meltdowns by coach Mike McCarthy and blunders by tight end Dalton...

Sabres rookie Power scores in overtime in 3-2 win over Stars

Jan. 24, 2023 00:25 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Rookie defenseman Owen Power scored his first goal of the season 56 seconds into overtime and 41-year-old Craig Anderson stopped 29 of 31 shots in his 700th career NHL appearance as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Monday night. Rasmus Dahlin and Victor...

Matt Duchene scores twice, Predators beat Kings 5-3

Jan. 21, 2023 23:24 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Duchene broke a tie with 6:26 left with his second goal of the game in the Nashville Predators’ 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Mikael Granlund and Ryan Johansen each had a goal and an assist, Cole Smith had his first NHL...

Murray match highlights how tennis can be an all-night sport

Jan. 20, 2023 05:03 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray just wanted to go to the bathroom. It was 3 a.m., he'd already been playing his Australian Open second-round match against Thanasi Kokkinakis for more than 4 1/2 hours — they would carry on for another set across more than another hour —...

NHL fines Panthers' Maurice $25K for criticizing officials

Jan. 19, 2023 17:52 PM EST

Florida Panthers coach Paul Maurice was fined $25,000 by the NHL on Thursday for criticizing the officiating in his team’s game at the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this week. Maurice said he didn't know what referees Francois St-Laurent and Pierre Lambert were doing other than it...

Murray edges Kokkinakis after 4 a.m. at Australian Open

Jan. 19, 2023 13:09 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The times on the clock shifted from p.m. to a.m., the day from Thursday to Friday, and Andy Murray never wavered, never relented, no matter that he faced a two-set hole at the Australian Open, no matter that he is 35 and possesses an artificial hip, no matter that this...

Djokovic worried about leg, bothered by heckler in Australia

Jan. 19, 2023 09:12 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic propped up his left shoe on a courtside sign so he could stretch out a hamstring that he acknowledged afterward concerns him. He grimaced while flexing the muscle after one point, hopped on his right leg to keep weight off the left after another. He took...

Holiday scores season-high 37, Bucks beat Raptors 130-122

Jan. 17, 2023 23:42 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored a season-high 37 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors 130-122 on Tuesday night. The Bucks, playing without Giannis Antetokounmpo for the fourth consecutive game, shot 19 for 39 (49%) from 3-point range. Grayson...

Carrier's late goal lifts Golden Knights past Panthers 4-2

Jan. 13, 2023 02:19 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy makes it a habit to start his fourth line because he likes how those three players set the tone. They did more than set that Thursday. The fourth line produced two goals, including William Carrier's winner...