By Kyle Hightower
AP Sports Writer
BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the Phoenix Suns 130-120 on Friday night.
Booker joined Wilt Chamberlain, ...
By Stephen Whyno and John Wawrow
AP Hockey Writers
Two players told The Associated Press on Friday they had declined an inquiry from USA Hockey to replace members of the women’s national team at the upcoming world championships.
Brittany Ott, a goaltender for the Boston Pride of the ...
By Andrew Dalton
With the Raiders gazing at Las Vegas and sticking one foot out the door, Oakland is making a last-minute plea to hang on to them.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Friday shared details of investors’ plans for the first time for a stadium on the current ...
By Andrew Seligman
AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and hockey’s governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world’s best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday.
East Regional semifinal: 7 South Carolina 70, 3 Baylor 50
NEW YORK (AP) — Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina cruised past third-seeded Baylor 70-50 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals. It was the Bears’ worst NCAA Tournament loss.
By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The eagle has landed on top.
The United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries on Wednesday night behind six hitless innings from Marcus Stroman.
The Americans planted their eagle statue mascot ...
By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer
When Michigan was slumping earlier in the season, the coach started thinking Super Bowl, not Final Four.
John Beilein conjured up the highlight-reel catch that Patriots receiver Julian Edelman made during New England's game-tying drive in the Super Bowl, and ...
By MURRAY EVANS, Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
The Thunder have won 16 ...
By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics just needed a little reminder to focus on playing instead of worrying about where they were in the Eastern Conference playoff chase.
A loss on Sunday was perfect for that.
Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, Avery Bradley had 18 ...
By IAN QUILLEN, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — First, the Washington Wizards hung around their game against the Atlanta Hawks with their defense.
Then Bradley Beal said, they found their "swag" again.
Beal scored 28 points and John Wall added all 22 of his in the second half to help ...
By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course.
It was the fourth time in the last three years that he withdrew in the middle of a tournament.
Only this was different.
Physically, he never felt better. ...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — No. 4 seed West Virginia (28-8) vs. No. 1 seed Gonzaga (34-1)
Sweet 16, West region; San Jose, California; 7:39 p.m. EDT.
BOTTOM LINE: The Bulldogs make their eighth Sweet 16 appearance during a run of 19 straight tournament trips. They have lost in five of the ...
By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer
The NCAA Tournament's first weekend closed with a flourish, a Sunday full of scintillating games after three days of good-not-always-great basketball.
That put the madness back in March and should carry over into a regional round filled with great ...
By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Sports Writer
About 40,000 college football and basketball players will not need to submit a claim to receive a portion of the $208.7 million the NCAA will pay to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that claimed the value of their athletic scholarships was ...
By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's win over defending national champion and overall No. 1 seed Villanova shook up office pools around the country, though the tested Badgers aren't a typical No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Eleventh-seeded Xavier might be ...
By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors didn't have Kevin Durant for Monday night's game at Oklahoma City.
With or without Durant, there's animosity to go around in this hot-blooded rivalry.
Klay Thompson scored 34 points to help ...
By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon and Quinnipiac are crashing the Sweet 16.
The two double-digit seeds joined a field of mostly top seeds in the women's regional semifinals that will be played next weekend.
It's no shock that No. 1s UConn, Baylor, South Carolina ...
By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As his U.S. teammates trained under cloudy skies on a brisk Bay Area morning, Tim Howard sat stretching on the sideline.
He loosened up his shoulders. He balanced on his left leg and worked his hips.
This is the new normal for ...
By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer
MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league's board of governors Monday, calling the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games "an extremely significant issue for our league" and pressing owners to be more involved in ...
By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three Minnesota football players were cleared of sexual harassment allegations in the final round of appeals at the school and will be allowed to return to spring practice, while two more had their suspensions in connection with ...