By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer
MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has told players to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs, the league's latest response in its ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus crisis that has spread to most corners of the planet.
By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer
WACO, Texas (AP) — With the shot clock winding down in overtime and a defender in his face, Baylor guard MaCio Teague quickly stepped back behind the line and hit a 3-pointer.
"That was crazy, saved the day like Superman," Bears guard Jared Butler said. ...
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Before Alex Bowman started looking for tattoo shops somewhere between Los Angeles and Phoenix, he celebrated a win that suggested even more permanent success ahead for the hard-working driver and his resurgent team.
Bowman raced to his second career NASCAR Cup Series ...
By Mark Scolforo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State and the family of the late head football coach Joe Paterno announced Friday they have resolved "outstanding issues" that had divided them, eight years after he was fired following Jerry Sandusky's child molestation ...
By Barry Wilner
AP Pro Football Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL player representatives decided Friday to not vote on a new labor deal approved by team owners.
Instead, the NFL Players Association is seeking more negotiations with the league next week.
"Today the NFLPA Board of Players ...
By Tim Reynolds
AP Sports Writer
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The benefits of a miracle have been reaped in Lake Placid for 40 years.
The plan now is to keep those miracles — and miracle-seekers — coming.
Parts of Lake Placid's sports landscape are largely under construction again these ...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino says it is “definitely frustrating” to be shut down in spring training for the second consecutive year.
Severino has right forearm soreness near the elbow, which has been an off and on issue since October.
“It’s more ...
By Stephen Hawkins
AP Baseball Writer
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — After Corey Kluber was traded to Texas, his new manager got a lot of texts and calls from people saying what a phenomenal pitcher and person the Rangers got.
The only message that surprised Chris Woodward was the one he got ...
By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Consecutive losses prompted Louisville's captains to conduct a players-only meeting to sort things out.
That discussion obviously put the No. 11 Cardinals on the same page in many phases considering how they handled ...
MATT CARLSON Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Rangers, Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider have all gotten hot, and are ready to chase a playoff spot.
Zibanejad and Kreider each had a goal and two assists as the Rangers scored five times in the third period and beat the Chicago ...
By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State overwhelmed sixth-ranked Duke so thoroughly that the Blue Devils' Hall of Fame coach could only describe his team as "never there" after a historically lopsided loss.
Markell Johnson scored a career-high 28 ...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti flinched as a pass the Texas Tech guard wasn't expecting glanced off his back and bounced toward Kansas State's Cartier Diarra.
When Diarra tried to get too fancy with the ensuing breakaway dunk and clanged a windmill attempt off the rim, Moretti made the ...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk scored the tying goal and the shootout winner as the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Wednesday night and delivered new coach Dean Evason his first win as an NHL coach.
"It's amazing," Evason said. "You hear things happen for ...
By Tom Canavan
AP Sports Writer
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With the game tied and less than a second to play, Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard had a feeling Butler would be looking for Pirates’ leading scorer Myles Powell to get the ball.
So he called a play Sandro Mamukelashvili, one he had ...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a West Texas jail without bond Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157 pounds (71.21 kilograms) of marijuana in a rented vehicle in which he and two other people were riding.
Robinson, 27, of Thibodeaux, ...
By Tom Withers
AP Sports Writer
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — John Beilein stood in front of the Cavaliers and emotionally explained why he’s leaving. This was goodbye.
But even on his way out, the admired coach gave his players one last lesson. He showed them honesty, dignity and ...
By Jenna Fryer
AP Auto Racing Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman flipped across the finish line, his Ford planted upside down and engulfed in flames, a grim reminder of a sport steeped in danger that has stretched nearly two decades without a fatality.
At the finish line, ...
By Terry Spencer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame golfer Mickey Wright, who won 82 LPGA tournaments including 13 majors, died Monday of a heart attack, her attorney said. Wright was 85.
Attorney Sonia Pawluc said Wright had been hospitalized in Florida for the ...
By Andrew Wagner
PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Braun spent much of his first morning at spring training looking for equipment.
The Milwaukee Brewers’ veteran outfielder is expecting to get significant time at first base this season after the team added Avisaíl García to a mix ...
By Brian M. Bergner Jr.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Javier Báez wants his Chicago Cubs to be better prepared this season.
The two-time All-Star said Sunday at spring training that he and the Cubs were lacking last year when it came to their pregame routines and work ...