National Sports

No. 1 Duke rallies to beat Texas 85-78 in overtime

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski calls Marvin Bagley III a treasure. The freshman big man had a career-high 34 points and added 15 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke rallied to defeat Texas 85-78 in overtime on Friday in the semifinals of the PK80 ...

Shimonek rallies Texas Tech past Texas 27-23

By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech's season was slipping away and with it perhaps coach Kliff Kingsbury's job. The Red Raiders were trailing 23-13 in the fourth quarter when senior quarterback Nic Shimonek, benched for the last game of the regular season, ...

No. 1 Duke pulls away to beat Portland State 99-81

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trevon Duval had 22 points and top-ranked Duke pulled away for a 99-81 victory over surprisingly tenacious Portland State on Thursday to open the Phil Knight Invitational. Marvin Bagley III added 18 points, and Grayson Allen had 14 points and nine assists. The Blue ...

Rivers, Chargers beat fading Cowboys 28-6 on Thanksgiving

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers are on the move. Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are fading fast. Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns in his first Thanksgiving game in his 14th season and the ...

No. 5 Villanova beats Tennessee 85-76 in Battle 4 Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Fifth-ranked Villanova walked into the locker room at halftime facing a double-digit deficit against Tennessee and several players battling foul trouble. The way coach Jay Wright figured, there was at least one positive note: His Wildcats should be fresh and ...

Irving scores 47, Celtics beat Mavs for 16th straight win

By The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his season-high 47 points in overtime as the Boston Celtics rallied once again from a double-digit deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-102 on Monday night and extend their winning streak to 16 games. The Mavericks led by ...

Ex-NFL receiver Terry Glenn dead after Dallas-area wreck

By DIANA HEIDGERD, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Former NFL receiver Terry Glenn, who caught Tom Brady's first touchdown pass with the New England Patriots in 2001, died Monday following a one-vehicle rollover traffic accident near Dallas that left his fiancée slightly hurt, officials ...

Walsh’s missed kick, failed fake FG cost Seahawks vs Falcons

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — When it left his foot, Blair Walsh thought his potential tying kick was good and the Seattle Seahawks were headed to overtime with the chance to erase a questionable decision from earlier in the game. Walsh was wrong, putting an even greater ...

LaVar Ball questions Trump’s role in son’s release

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump's involvement in securing his son's release from the custody of Chinese authorities during a combative 20-minute CNN interview on Monday night. The president, in tweets Sunday, said he ...

Knicks hand Clippers ninth straight loss, win 107-85

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Things are going so poorly for the Clippers that they can't even beat the Knicks anymore. Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points and New York extended Los Angeles' losing streak to nine games with a 107-85 victory Monday night. Porzingis ...

FIFA bans 3 soccer officials for life for taking bribes

By GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer GENEVA (AP) — Three soccer officials who pleaded guilty in American courts to accepting bribes were banned for life by the FIFA ethics committee on Tuesday. They include former FIFA audit committee member Richard Lai of Guam, who testified in federal court ...

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49

By KAREL JANICEK, Associated Press PRAGUE (AP) — Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world by sobbing on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a tough loss in the Wimbledon final, has died at the age of 49. The WTA announced Novotna's death on Monday. The ...

Juniors unite: Close friends Earnhardt, Truex celebrate

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. chugged another beer, left his crew guys on pit road after a nearly hour-long post-race party and bolted for the championship stage. He had another celebration ahead with one of his best buddies in ...

Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. Lynch sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before Sunday's game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Lynch hasn't stood for the ...

Jerry Jones dishes on Goodell as Cowboys lose sans Elliott

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have lost both games without Ezekiel Elliott, and owner Jerry Jones is still trying to explain what the six-game suspension for his star running back has to do with his objections over a contract extension ...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Status quo before final playoff push

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Almost nothing changed in The Associated Press college football poll this weekend. A remarkably uneventful week produced little movement in Sunday's Top 25 . If you liked how the voters had the Top 25 last week, well, you'll probably be fine with ...

Colorado ski season: Mountain coasters, Olympic fun and more

By The Associated Press Colorado's ski resorts are getting ready for winter with mountain coasters, new lifts and amenities plus celebrations themed on the Winter Olympic Games. The mountain coasters are gravity-driven roller coasters with dips, waves and loops, designed for skiers and ...

LeBron James scores 39 points, Cavs beat Clippers in OT

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 39 points, Kevin Love added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their fourth straight, 118-113 in overtime over the skidding Los Angeles Clippers Friday night. Love made a pair of 3-pointers in OT, when the Cavs outscored the Clippers 13-8. Dwyane Wade ...

Chargers QB Rivers practices again, questionable for Sunday

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is listed as questionable for Los Angeles’ game against Buffalo on Sunday due to a concussion. Rivers is still progressing through the NFL’s concussion protocol after he reported symptoms of a head injury on Monday. Rivers ...

Brady, Patriots heading for greater heights in Mexico

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Tom Brady, fresh off his NFL-record 86th road win, is ready to take the New England Patriots to new heights, namely Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium, where they’ll face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. “I’m excited for it. It’s going to be a lot of fun,” ...