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LHS Stays Unbeaten With Blowout of WMR
LITTLETON, N.H. -- Kuba Kubkowski scored a game-high 19 points and added seven rebounds and Littleton scored 30 third-quarter points on Thursday night to blow past D-III rival White Mountains Regional 95-71.
Friday, February 5, 2016

B's Spooner Sticks Fork in Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ryan Spooner scored in regulation and the shootout to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Fowler, Lowry, Matsuyama Share Phoenix Open Lead at 65
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rickie Fowler overcame some bad shots for a share of the lead Thursday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Phil Mickelson compounded his mistakes and fell back.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Skiers Offer Positive Reviews of Pyeongchang Downhill Course
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- Canadian downhiller Erik Guay called it "awesome." American racer Travis Ganong raved over "Olympic-caliber" conditions. Even Christof Innerhofer, the Italian who only likes the most difficult of challenges, was satisfied.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday's Scores/Top Peformers and Friday's Schedule
THURSDAY
Friday, February 5, 2016

Texas Western Celebrating Historic Title 50 Years Later
EL PASO, Texas -- David Lattin says something happens every day to remind him of Texas Western's historic NCAA championship in 1966, when the Miners won with the first all-black starting lineup in a title game against all-white Kentucky.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Quick Hits
SENIOR OLYMPICS
Friday, February 5, 2016

Harbaugh Draws Cascade of Stars to Michigan for Signing Day
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Jim Harbaugh, hailed like a rock star, strolled onto a regally lit stage in a sharp suit instead of his signature khakis and tucked-in blue pullover.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Furniture Row Racing on Different Track for Super Bowl
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team is in a precarious position among the teams it competes against in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thomas Scores 17 as Celtics Stave Off Pistons' Rally
BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and seven assists to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Detroit Pistons 102-95 on Wednesday night.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Quick Hits
COLLEGE HOOPS
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Harbaugh Draws Cascade of Stars to Michigan for Signing Day
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Jim Harbaugh, hailed like a rock star, strolled onto a regally lit stage in a sharp suit instead of his signature khakis and tucked-in blue pullover.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Roger Federer Has Knee Surgery, Will Skip 2 Tournaments
BASEL, Switzerland -- Roger Federer has had knee surgery and will miss tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai this month.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Wednesday's Scores/Top Performers and Thursday's Schedule
WEDNESDAY
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Alabama Continues Recruiting Dynasty with Fast Finish
Signing day went much like this past season: Alabama dominated and Jim Harbaugh had everybody talking about Michigan.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Former NFL Quarterback Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease CTE
BOSTON -- Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers said Wednesday.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Quick Hits
NASCAR
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Reborn UAB Has Something To Celebrate this Signing Day
The UAB Blazers will have just as much to celebrate on Wednesday as all the programs collecting five-star recruits and gaudy national rankings.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Furyk Opts for Wrist Surgery, Will Miss 3 Months and Masters
SAN DIEGO -- Jim Furyk was No. 7 in the world, No. 9 in the FedEx Cup standings and already assured a spot on the Presidents Cup team when he tied for fourth in the Deutsche Bank Championship for his seventh top 10 of the year.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Celtics Wear Down Knicks for 97-89 Victory
NEW YORK -- Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and eight assists, and the Boston Celtics wore down the New York Knicks in a 97-89 victory on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Newton Wants Black QB Issue Put Away for Good
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cam Newton wants any discussion of black quarterbacks in a Super Bowl put away.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Browns Tired of Johnny Manziel's Antics, Point to Release
CLEVELAND -- The Browns are about to throw Johnny Football away.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Parenteau Scores in OT, Leafs Come Back To Beat Bruins 4-3
BOSTON -- Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored a power-play goal with 1:54 left in overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday night and end a four-game skid.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NASCAR's Tony Stewart Hospitalized with Back Injury
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of the extent of his injuries just a week before he is expected in Daytona to prepare for his final season in Sprint Cup.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

APNewsBreak: Lady Gaga To Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl
NEW YORK -- Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Zika Virus Overshadows Buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tuesday's Scores/Top Performers and Wednesday's Schedule
TUESDAY
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Monday's Scores/Top Peformers and Tuesday's Schedule
MONDAY
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cavs Prevail in OT
INDIANAPOLIS -- Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and LeBron James had 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Indiana Pacers 111-106 in overtime on Monday night.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Broncos Team Buses Involved in Minor Accident
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A team spokesman says nobody was injured after the Denver Broncos' buses were involved in a minor accident following their practice at Stanford Stadium on Monday.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Quick Hits
COLLEGE SKIING
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Scott Sharp's ESM Team Wins Rolex as Corvettes Thrill Crowd
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One by one the top contenders in the Rolex 24 at Daytona fell victim to the bumps and breaks of a twice-around-the-clock endurance race.
Monday, February 1, 2016

Djokovic Wins 6th Australian Title; Murray Loses 5th Final
MELBOURNE, Australia -- In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love.
Monday, February 1, 2016

Athletes in Rio Stay Inside, Slather on Repellent for Zika
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Aline Silva has had the dengue fever twice, and she's not taking any chances with the Zika virus.
Monday, February 1, 2016

Quick Hits
X GAMES
Monday, February 1, 2016

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Signed Contract Through 2022
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gary Bettman said his relationship with the union has never been better.
Monday, February 1, 2016

Snedeker Closes with 69, Then Waits To See If It's Enough
SAN DIEGO -- Brandt Snedeker called it one of the best rounds he ever played, one he doubts he could repeat if he had to start over. Still to be determined was whether his 3-under 69 in a raging wind and occasional rain Sunday at Torrey Pines would be good enough to win the Farmers Insurance Open.
Monday, February 1, 2016

Friday's Scores/Top Performers and Saturday's Schedule
FRIDAY
Saturday, January 30, 2016

NBA: Celts Continue Winning Ways
BOSTON -- Kelly Olynyk and Marcus Smart scored 16 points apiece as the Boston Celtics won a season-high fifth straight game, beating the slumping Orlando Magic 113-94 on Friday night.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

N.H. D-III Girls Hoops: Spartans Take Care of Farmington
WHITEFIELD, N.H. -- The White Mountains Regional girls held off Farmington 54-27 on Friday for their eighth win of the season.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Quick Hits
X GAMES
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Williams Reaches 7th Australian Open Final in Dominant Form
MELBOURNE, Australia -- When Serena Williams plays as well as she did in the semifinals of the Australian Open, there's little an opponent can do to challenge her. Even one who's soon to be ranked No. 3 in the world, just two places behind her.
Friday, January 29, 2016

S'mores, Music All Part of Music City's All-Star Game Party
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Music City finally is ready to show the NHL just how big a party this town can throw, and it's only fitting that Barry Trotz will be coaching in Nashville's first All-Star Game.
Friday, January 29, 2016

What If a Missed Extra Point Decided the Super Bowl?
All of a sudden, an extra point can provide some extra drama.
Friday, January 29, 2016

USADA Helping NFL in Manning HGH Probe
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Garbage then. Garbage now.
Friday, January 29, 2016

John Scott Takes Shot at NHL Before Playing in All-Star Game
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- John Scott, the career journeyman enforcer who was surprisingly voted into the NHL All-Star game by fans, said he got a call from someone at the league who tried to talk him out of playing in the showcase event this Sunday.
Friday, January 29, 2016

NHL Teams Balance Risk and Reward with Injured All-Stars
WASHINGTON -- A one-game, slap-on-the-wrist suspension isn't enough to stop NHL teams from keeping their banged-up players out of All-Star weekend.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Tribe Trips up Wolves 51-47
DANVILLE -- With three players on the bench, the Danville Indians withstood a fourth-quarter rally by Division III Peoples Academy on Thursday to take a 51-47 win in the first of a home-and-home, and move into sixth place in D-IV.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Djokovic, Williams Win Australian Open Semifinals
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Novak Djokovic called it the best he has ever played against old foe Roger Federer. Serena Williams was just being her dominant self.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Official: NY Investigators Target NFL Over Ticket Resale
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York authorities are investigating whether the NFL is engaging in anti-competitive practices on its ticket-selling website, an official said Thursday.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Missouri Dismisses QB Maty Mauk After Series of Missteps
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri dismissed quarterback Maty Mauk from the football program Thursday after a series of missteps that included three suspensions over the past four months.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Quick Hits
SKIING
Friday, January 29, 2016

LeBron Says Criticism He Undermines Coaches Is Unfair
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- LeBron James disdains the notion he's a coach killer.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Murray, Konta Win on a Distracting Day in Melbourne
MELBOURNE, Australia -- In keeping with the way this Australian Open has been going, Andy Murray was asked following a quarterfinal win Wednesday about the state of his game. And then, invariably, about the integrity of his sport.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Jeff Wilpon: Mets 'Destination Now Where Players Want To Be'
NEW YORK -- Jeff Wilpon says he thinks Yoenis Cespedes' decision to stay with the New York Mets signals a change in how the often-struggling team is viewed.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wednesday's Scores/Top Performers and Thursday's Schedule
WEDNESDAY
Thursday, January 28, 2016

AP Sources: Warde Manuel Agrees To Be Michigan's AD
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Warde Manuel has agreed to be Michigan's next athletic director, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Clemson QB Watson Says He'd Consider Turning Pro Next Year
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has his eye on the NFL and says he could leave a season early next year if the circumstances are right.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Oosthuizen Shares Lead with Larrazabal in Qatar
DOHA, Qatar -- Louis Oosthuizen made another fast start to his first tournament of the year, shooting a 7-under 65 in the first round of the Qatar Masters to share the lead with Pablo Larrazabal on Wednesday.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cam Newton: 'I'm an African-American QB that Scares People'
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suggested for the first time Wednesday that race may play a factor in why he's become a lightning rod for public criticism.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Resurgent Crosby Has Penguins Back in Postseason Mix
PITTSBURGH -- In the middle of chaos, the puck allowed Sidney Crosby a rare moment of clarity.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Quick Hits: Bradley, Celtics Deny Nuggets
NBA
Thursday, January 28, 2016

AP Source: Review Coming of Tennis' Anti-Corruption Group
Responding to reports that possible evidence of match fixing was not properly investigated, tennis' governing bodies are setting up an independent review of the sport's anti-corruption group, a person familiar with the plans tells The Associated Press.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

NHL Roundup: Ducks Bounce Bruins 6-2
BOSTON -- Corey Perry scored his 20th goal and added an assist for the Anaheim Ducks in a 6-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tuesday's Scores/Top Performers and Wednesday's Schedule
TUESDAY
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Federer vs. Djokovic in Australian Open Semifinals
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Novak Djokovic has a larger than life presence at the Australian Open.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

UK Official: IAAF Ethics Body Looking at '17, '19 Worlds
LONDON -- Qatar's bids for the 2017 and 2019 world athletics championships have been referred to the IAAF ethics commission for bribery allegations to be investigated, the head of UK Athletics said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Quick Hits
COLLEGE HOOPS
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Next Generational Shift in Golf Might Be on TV
SAN DIEGO -- Peter Kostis went to the Ryder Cup as a swing coach and left with a broadcasting career.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Peyton to Belichick: This Might Be My Last Rodeo'
DENVER -- Peyton Manning isn't saying that Super Bowl 50 is his grand finale.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Ex-Sailing CEO: I Was Fired for Trying To Move Rio Event
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The former CEO of World Sailing says he was fired for pushing to get rid of polluted Guanabara Bay as the sailing venue of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Judge OKs Reworked NCAA Concussions Deal -- with Changes
CHICAGO -- A federal judge gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a reworked head-injury settlement between thousands of former athletes and the NCAA that includes a $70 million fund to pay for brain trauma testing and limits legal immunity for the nation's largest college sports governing body.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

AP NewsBreak: US Athletes Urge Expansion of Russian Probe
U.S. Olympic athletes sent a letter to leaders of the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency this week, urging them to expand the investigation into Russian doping to sports beyond track and field.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

NBA Roundup: Celts Rout Wizards
WASHINGTON -- Pint-sized point guard Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in three quarters, and five other players finished in double figures as the Boston Celtics kept John Wall in check and trounced the Washington Wizards 116-91 on Monday night.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2nd-Guessing of Belichick Begins with the Man in the Hoodie
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- You still see T-shirts around the home of the New England Patriots with coach Bill Belichick's scowling face and the mantra "In Bill We Trust."
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rivera: LB Davis Has Surgery, Expected To Play in Super Bowl
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- All-Pro linebacker Thomas Davis had surgery Monday morning on his broken right forearm, but is expected to play in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Murray Advances, Raonic Beats Wawrinka in Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia -- In the darker moments, when the medical needs of his family were becoming more urgent, Andy Murray thought about leaving the Australian Open before the fourth round.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

50th Super Bowl: Manning's Broncos Face Newton's Panthers
Peyton Manning is the only five-time MVP in NFL history, one of the faces of the league and, at 39, the oldest starting quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Quick Hits
COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Deflating Ending Sends Patriots Trudging into Offseason
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots' season started off the field with "Deflategate." It ended with a deflating loss on it.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Fowler Eyes Major To Merit Inclusion in Golf's Elite
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Golf's new "Big Three" has been around for only a few months, and already there's talk of the exclusive group being expanded.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Iowa, Texas A&M at Rare Rankings
Iowa is at its highest ranking in 29 years while Texas A&M is at its highest ranking ever.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Washington Enters AP Top 25 for First Time Since 2003
Washington coach Mike Neighbors has the Huskies back in the Top 25 for the first time in nearly 13 years.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Catchings, Bird, Taurasi Headline Finalists for US Team
Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are in line to try for a fourth straight Olympic gold medal.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tennis Officials Interview Players Over Mixed Doubles Match
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Players involved in a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open said Monday they were interviewed by the Tennis Integrity Unit after a newspaper reported it had attracted suspicious betting patterns.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Late Goal Lifts Bruins, 3-2
PHILADELPHIA -- Brett Connolly redirected Zdeno Chara's shot from the point with 1:54 left, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Monday's Scores/Top Performers and Tuesday's Schedule
MONDAY
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Brady, Patriots Fall 20-18 to Broncos in AFC Title Game
DENVER -- Tom Brady isn't perfect. Stephen Gostkowski? He almost always is.
Monday, January 25, 2016

Another Day, Another Record for Lindsey Vonn in Cortina
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Another day in Cortina, another record for Lindsey Vonn.
Monday, January 25, 2016

Quick Hits
COLLEGE NORDIC
Monday, January 25, 2016

Newton, Panthers Rout Cardinals, 49-15 for NFC Title
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Superman is headed for the Super Bowl.
Monday, January 25, 2016

NASCAR's Edwards Visits North Country
GROVETON, N.H. -- What could possibly bring NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards and nine crew members to the North Country of New Hampshire and Vermont? The answer is a weekend of snowmobiling and team bonding prior to the 2016 NASCAR season.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Quick Hits
LOCAL RECREATION
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Elway Builds a Team that Will Go Down Kicking and Screaming
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- John Elway's mind was still racing and he was trying to figure out what, exactly, was missing after another rough ending last season.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Oklahoma's Hield Lifts Teammates, Bahamians By Upping Game
NORMAN, Okla. -- Buddy Hield's rise from a raw talent in the Bahamas one of the top scorers in college basketball has lifted everyone he's touched on his journey.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Snowstorm Wreaks Havoc on Sports Schedule and Team Travel
A blizzard menacing the Eastern United States disrupted the sports schedule Friday, complicating team travel and blanketing the field where Sunday's NFC championship game will be played with a wintry mix.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Banned from Global Track, Russians Compete at Small Meets
MOSCOW -- Just five months ago, Maria Kuchina won the world high jump title in front of tens of thousands of fans in Beijing. On Friday, she competed at a low-key meet with a few dozen athletes and fewer spectators.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Another Federer Milestone: Win No. 300 at a Grand Slam
MELBOURNE, Australia -- The countless records and accolades accumulated over a long and illustrious career don't in any way diminish Roger Federer's satisfaction when he sets yet another benchmark.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

N.H. Girls Hoops: Colebrook Runs Past Groveton
GROVETON, N.H. -- The Colebrook girls ended a tough three-game skid with a 65-55 Division IV girls hoops win over Groveton on Friday night.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

NHL Roundup: Sedin Ssets Canucks' Career Goals Mark in Win Over Bruins
BOSTON -- Daniel Sedin became the Vancouver Canucks' career leader in goals with 348, scoring twice in the third period of a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Patriots Offense Brims with Healthy Confidence
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For the New England Patriots offense, health has been a fleeting commodity this season.
Friday, January 22, 2016

MLB: With Ortiz Retiring, Sox Prepping Youngsters
BOSTON -- The Red Sox want to send Big Papi out as a winner.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Hewitt's Last Hurrah Over in 2nd-Round Loss
MELBOURNE, Australia -- There's a reason why Lleyton Hewitt could keep tennis fans awake until after 4 in the morning, even when he was playing at home, years after winning Grand Slam titles in far-away New York or London.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Mind Games Between Patriots-Broncos Before Big Game Sunday
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Gronk pushes off. Brady whines.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Kobe Top Vote-Getter; Leonard, Lowry NBA All-Star Starters
NEW YORK -- Kobe Bryant is the leading vote-getter for his final NBA All-Star Game, and Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry made late moves to join him in the starting lineup.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Stewart at Ease Heading Into Final Season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tony Stewart is a man at peace as he heads into the final season of his NASCAR career.
Friday, January 22, 2016

College Hoops Roundup: Jok Has a Career-High 29 as No. 9 Iowa Beats Rutgers
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Peter Jok scored a career-high 29 points and No. 9 Iowa shook off pesky Rutgers in the second half in posting a harder-than-expected 90-76 victory on Thursday night.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Quick Hits
NORDIC SKIING
Friday, January 22, 2016

Homeland Security Head Addresses Baseball Owners
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- With worries about terrorism heightened following attacks in France and California, baseball owners began their two-day meeting Wednesday by discussing threat protection with the U.S. Homeland Security secretary.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Djokovic Wins, and Again Faces Questions About Match-Fixing
MELBOURNE, Australia -- For the second time in three days, Novak Djokovic won a match at the Australian Open and was confronted by questions about match-fixing in the sport.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

NBA Roundup: DeRozan Scores 34 To Send Raptors Past Celtics, 115-109
TORONTO -- DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and Jonas Valanciunas had his eighth double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors won their season-high sixth straight game, 115-109 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Miller and Harris Back for This AFC Title Game vs. Brady
DENVER -- Backslaps for the backups.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Agassi Says Match-Fixing Wasn't On His Radar When He Played
Andre Agassi says match-fixing in tennis "never even made my radar" while he was on tour.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Patriots' Jackson Chasing Unlikely Super Bowl Appearance
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Steven Jackson wasn't waiting by the phone late last month when the Patriots called looking for a running back to plug the holes of their battered backfield.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Chip Kelly Won't Change his Ways in New Job Coaching 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Chip Kelly can handle the chatter and criticism, from his own players and otherwise.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Spieth's Top Goal in 2016: Winning the Ryder Cup with US
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Forget the majors, forget an Olympic gold medal: Jordan Spieth's big goal in 2016 is winning the Ryder Cup with the United States.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Quick Hits
LOCAL HOOPS
Thursday, January 21, 2016

NASCAR Expands Chase Format to Other 2 National Series
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR is expanding its Chase format to include its feeder series, meaning the champions from the Xfinity and Truck Series will now be crowned in a four-driver shootout at the season finale.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

AFC Title May Come Down to Kickers
DENVER -- Antonio Smith says nobody can get into Tom Brady's head. That didn't stop Denver's defensive lineman from trying by labelling New England's quarterback a crybaby.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Marlins' Peace with Boras Pays Off in Signing of Chen
MIAMI -- Wei-Yin Chen posed in his new Miami Marlins jersey, flanked on one side by his agent, Scott Boras, and on the other by team executives as everyone smiled for the clicking cameras.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Verdasco Sends Nadal Out in 1st Round of Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia -- For five sets and nearly five hours, two chiseled Spanish left-handers went head-to-head again at the Australian Open.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Quick Hits
MLB
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bruins Blow Past Habs
MONTREAL -- Patrice Bergeron broke a 1-all tie in the second period and the Boston Bruins downed slumping Montreal 4-1 on Tuesday night, leaving the Canadiens winless in five games.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Brown Northeast 10 Field Rookie of the Week
MANSFIELD, Mass. -- Recent Lyndon Institute graduate Jack Brown was named Male Field Rookie of the Week in indoor track and field for the Northeast 10 Conference in Division II.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Reds To Retire Rose's No. 14, Inducting Him into Team HOF
CINCINNATI -- Pete Rose is getting a hall of fame induction -- in the Cincinnati Reds' team hall during a weekend of honors this summer in his hometown -- that will include retiring his No. 14.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Texas Latest State To Call Daily Fantasy Sports Illegal
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas attorney general sided Tuesday with the growing list of states that consider daily fantasy sports sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel illegal, stopping short of ordering the multibillion-dollar industry to pack up and leave.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday's Scores/Top Performers and Wednesday's Schedule
TUESDAY
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Quick Hits
NORDIC SKIING
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday's Scores/Top Performers and Tuesday's Schedule
MONDAY
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NBA Roundup: Walker Scores Team-Record 52 points, Hornets Top Jazz in 2OT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kemba Walker scored a franchise-record 52 points and the Charlotte Hornets won in double overtime, beating the Utah Jazz 124-119 on Monday. Walker also had nine rebounds and eight assists.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Want Lombardi Trophy? Pay Attention to Your Lessons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Every team in the second round of the NFL playoffs learned some lessons about themselves.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Brady: 'I Never Imagined' Playing in 10 AFC Title Games
As a 24-year-old in 2001, his second NFL season, Tom Brady stepped in when Drew Bledsoe was injured and led the New England Patriots into the playoffs.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Vt. Golden Gloves Begins Saturday
The 2016 Northern New England Golden Gloves Tournament (Vt. Golden Gloves) gets underway Saturday at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Local Roundup: Lyndon Knocks Off T-Birds
LYNDON CENTER -- The full squad is slowly coming together, and it showed Saturday at Fenton Chester Arena as junior goalie Herman Troeng, junior forward Michal Stinil and the Lyndon Vikings posted their first shutout of the year, 6-0 over the Thunderbirds of Missisquoi Valley.
Monday, January 18, 2016

NFL Roundup: Panthers Build 31-0 Lead, Hold on To Beat Seahawks 31-24
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Four games into his playoff career, Cam Newton recognizes the key element to success. He calls it "Big Mo," and there couldn't have been a better example than Carolina's 31-24 victory over Seattle on Sunday.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Quick Hits
COLLEGE HOOPS
Monday, January 18, 2016

NHL: Blackhawks Top Habs for 11th Straight
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks matched a franchise record with their 11th straight victory, using two goals from Jonathan Toews to beat the slumping Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on Sunday night.
Monday, January 18, 2016

NFL: Pats Prevail, Prepare for Peyton, Denver
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots returned to normal just in time to return to the AFC championship game for the fifth year in a row.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Jones' Status Unknown for Saturday
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots would have loved to spend the week with nothing else to worry about except today's playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Quick Hits: Celtics, Bruins Snare Wins
NHL
Saturday, January 16, 2016

FIFA Imposes Transfer Ban on Real Madrid and Atletico
MADRID -- FIFA banned Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on Thursday from signing players in the next two transfer windows for breaching rules relating to registering players under the age of 18.
Friday, January 15, 2016

Giants Hire Ben McAdoo To Replace Coughlin
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Ben McAdoo needed two seasons to fix the New York Giants offense.
Friday, January 15, 2016

Patriots Pro-Bowler Jones: 'I Made a Mistake'
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones apologized to his teammates and the New England fans on Thursday for "a pretty stupid mistake" that sent him, shirtless and disoriented, to a local police station. Police who went to his house said it smelled like burning marijuana.
Friday, January 15, 2016

Doping Report: Corruption Was 'Embedded' in IAAF
MUNICH -- Behind the scenes, a "powerful rogue group" took over the governing body of global track and field and, led by its president, corrupted it from the inside, allowing doping Russian athletes to compete, a World Anti-Doping Agency probe reported Thursday.
Friday, January 15, 2016

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GOLF
Friday, January 15, 2016

College Hoops: Iowa Routs Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Peter Jok scored 19 of his 23 points in the first half to help No. 16 Iowa build a huge lead and the Hawkeyes went on to rout No. 4 Michigan State 76-59 on Thursday night.
Friday, January 15, 2016

Patriots-Chiefs a Showcase for Gronkowski, Kelce
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Travis Kelce has always been competitive, whether it was on the playground as a kid, the Cleveland Heights football field in high school, or inside Nippert Stadium at the University of Cincinnati.
Friday, January 15, 2016

NCAA Votes To Allow Big 12 To Hold Football Title Game
SAN ANTONIO -- The Big 12 Conference got what it wanted and showed the smallest power conference in major college football still has some muscle.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Olympic Gold Medalist Picabo Street Charged with Assault
SALT LAKE CITY -- Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street has been charged with assault and domestic violence after authorities say she pushed her father down the stairs in a Utah home in December.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mayor Hopes for Fresh Start with Chargers on Stadium Talks
SAN DIEGO -- Mayor Kevin Faulconer left a message for Chargers chairman Dean Spanos on Wednesday, inviting him back to the negotiating table.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Rule Change To Help Underclassmen Get NBA Evaluations
SAN ANTONIO -- College basketball underclassmen could work out with one NBA team per year and still return to college without jeopardizing the eligibility under new rules approved Wednesday at the NCAA annual convention.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

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MLB
Thursday, January 14, 2016

St. Louis Mayor: No Interest in Trying Again on NFL
ST. LOUIS -- The NFL is abandoning St. Louis again, and this time, the mayor has no interest in trying to bring pro football back.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Jessica Mendoza Joins 'Sunday Night Baseball' Full-Time
Jessica Mendoza wonders what she'd be doing during the upcoming Major League Baseball season if not for some events out of her control.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Rule Change To Help Underclassmen Get NBA Evaluations
SAN ANTONIO -- College basketball underclassmen could work out with one NBA team per year and still return to college without jeopardizing their eligibility under new rules approved Wednesday at the NCAA annual convention.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ex-NFL Running Back Lawrence Phillips Found Dead in Prison
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Lawrence Phillips, a star running back at Nebraska and first-round NFL draft pick whose pro career quickly unraveled amid disciplinary problems, was found dead in his California prison cell on Wednesday, and officials said they suspect suicide.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Missouri Admits NCAA Hoops Violations, Vacates '13-14 Season
Admitting it found NCAA violations in its men's basketball program dating to 2011, Missouri on Wednesday banned itself from the postseason this year and said it is vacating all 23 wins from the 2013-14 season.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Browns Hire Hue Jackson as Coach, Team's 8th Since 1999
CLEVELAND -- Hue Jackson has experience as a head coach, knows the AFC North and has fixed quarterbacks.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

NFL Notes: Browns Hire Hue Jackson as Coach, Team's 8th Since 1999
CLEVELAND -- Hue Jackson has experience as a head coach, knows the AFC North and has fixed quarterbacks.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

After 4 Road Wins, Pro Picks Likes the Home Teams
Pro Picks was all over the road teams in the wild-card round, getting three of the four winners correct. Unfortunately, we weren't so clairvoyant against the spread.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Patriots Won't Let Jones' Trip to Hospital Distract Them
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After a year of "Deflategate," the New England Patriots aren't about to let Chandler Jones' still-unexplained trip to the hospital bother them.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

NFL Return to LA Buoys Bid for 2024 Olympics
Here's an idea almost anyone in Olympic circles would love: a $2 billion stadium they don't have to pay for.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Steelers Hope Roethlisberger, Brown Can Play Against Broncos
PITTSBURGH -- Maybe Ben Roethlisberger should consider throwing with his left hand.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Chiefs, Patriots Still Alive Thanks To Interchangeable Parts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The offensive line of the Kansas City Chiefs looks a lot like a grade-school game of musical chairs, only with 300-pound behemoths jumping around from spot to spot.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Heat Check: How Teams in Final Top 25 Look for Next Season
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- It's a pretty simple formula. If you want to win a national championship, have Nick Saban or Urban Meyer coach your team.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

APNewsBreak: IAAF Officials Explored Covering Up Russia Bans
PARIS -- Six years before the IAAF banned Russia, track and field's governing body knew of doping so out of control it feared Russian athletes could die from abuse of blood-boosting drugs and transfusions, and officials considered collaborating with Russians to hide the full extent of the cheating before the 2012 London Olympics, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

College Hoops Roundup: No. 11 West Virginia Trips Up No. 1 Kansas 74-63
MORGANTOWN, W.Va -- Jaysean Paige scored 26 points, Devin Williams had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 West Virginia beat top-ranked Kansas 74-63 on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Celts Lose Fourth Straight
NEW YORK -- Kristaps Porzingis scored 26 points, Arron Afflalo had 20 of his 24 in the second half, and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 120-114 on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tuesday's Scores/Top Performers and Wednesday's Schedule
TUESDAY
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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SKIING
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

NFL Notes: League Approves Rams to LA
HOUSTON -- NFL owners voted Tuesday night to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

AP Source: NFL Committee Picks Combined Site Over Rams' Bid
HOUSTON -- An NFL committee exploring moving teams to Los Angeles has recommended the combined stadium proposal involving Oakland and San Diego over St. Louis owner Stan Kroenke's ambitious plan for another venue, a person with knowledge of the vote said Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Column: Saban Concerned About Bowl System -- And Should Be
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Nick Saban is concerned about the bowl system.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Alabama's Saban Adapts To the Times, Keeps on Winning
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Nick Saban is a creature of habit, waking at dawn like usual the morning after corralling his latest national championship.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Quick Hits
WOMEN'S HOCKEY
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

NHL: Late NYR Goal Sinks Bruins 2-1
NEW YORK -- Jesper Fast scored on a deflection in front with 1:42 to play and the New York Rangers rallied to beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Monday night.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lloyd, Messi Win FIFA World Player Awards
ZURICH -- Now score it Lionel Messi 5, Cristiano Ronaldo 3.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hot Team, Cold Team To Meet in AFC Playoffs
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots are about to find out if momentum means anything in an NFL season.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

'Bama on Verge of Unprecedented Run, with Clemson in the Way
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Regardless of the outcome of Monday night's College Football Playoff championship game between No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama, a case can be made that no team in the history of the sport has had a better run than the Crimson Tide under coach Nick Saban.
Monday, January 11, 2016

Alabama's Saban: Love Him or Hate Him, His Dynasty Stands
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- To all those who think Nick Saban leads a joyless life, that all he cares about is winning football games, he'd like to set the record straight.
Monday, January 11, 2016

Nets Fire Coach Lionel Hollins, Reassign GM Billy King
NEW YORK -- Billy King's bold moves often seemed made with little regard for the future.
Monday, January 11, 2016

US Skier Vonn Wins Super-G for 2nd World Cup Win in 2 Days
ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria -- After two dominant World Cup victories in two days, Lindsey Vonn feels she has finally completed her comeback from the injuries that kept her away from the Sochi Olympics.
Monday, January 11, 2016

Saturday's Scores/Top Performers and Monday's Schedule
SATURDAY
Monday, January 11, 2016

NFL Playoff Roundup: After Slow Start, Rodgers, Packers Overwhelm Redskins 35-18
LANDOVER, Md. -- Aaron Rodgers did a jig after his first touchdown pass. Later, he was smiling and nodding and thrusting both arms overhead.
Monday, January 11, 2016

Dunklee Skis To Career-Best Sixth in Mass Start
RUHPOLDING, Germany -- With just one miss on the shooting range, Barton native Susan Dunklee skied to a career-best sixth place in Sunday's women's 12.5-kilometer mass start at BMW IBU World Cup 4 in Ruhpolding, Germany.
Monday, January 11, 2016

Reggie Ragland Is the (Smiling) Face of Alabama's Defense
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Reggie Ragland stands out on Alabama's defense when the spotlight's on.
Monday, January 11, 2016

Quick Hits
NBA
Monday, January 11, 2016

Belichick: Surging Chiefs Hard To Plan For
There are two Kansas City games on Bill Belichick's mind right now.
Monday, January 11, 2016

NBA Roundup: Randolph Leads Grizzlies to 101-98 Win Over Celtics
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Zach Randolph had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a 21-point deficit in the second half to defeat the Boston Celtics 101-98 on Sunday.
Monday, January 11, 2016

Mack an AP All-Pro at 2 Positions; Peterson, Watt Unanimous
NEW YORK -- Khalil Mack has made All-Pro history.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Friday's Scores/Top Performers and Saturday's Schedule
FRIDAY
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Coaches' Group Calls on NCAA To Require Minority Interviews
A group representing minority coaches is calling on the NCAA to adopt a rule that would require its member schools to interview a candidate of color for all head coaching and leadership vacancies.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Mike Utley, Derrick Brooks, Troy Davis Join Hall of Fame
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Former Washington State offensive lineman Mike Utley, who suffered a spinal cord injury during an NFL game and was paralyzed, is one of 14 players to be selected for induction for the College Football Hall of Fame.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Quick Hits
COLLEGE HOCKEY
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Former Cardinals Official Pleads Guilty To Hacking Astros
HOUSTON -- The former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to hacking into the player database and email system of the Houston Astros in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

College Football Playoff Plans To Stick with New Year's Eve
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said Friday he does not anticipate any changes being made to next season's schedule when the semifinals will again be played on New Year's Eve.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim Returns After 9-Game Suspension
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- That empty seat on the Syracuse bench, the one on the team bus, and the one on the airplane rides to road games over the past month won't be empty anymore -- coach Jim Boeheim returns to the sidelines on Saturday night after serving a nine-game suspension.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Thursday's Scores/Top Performers and Friday's Schedule
THURSDAY
Friday, January 8, 2016

Quick Hits
OFF THE FIELD
Friday, January 8, 2016

Bulls Run Past Celtics
CHICAGO -- Pau Gasol had 17 points and 18 rebounds, Derrick Rose scored 18 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 101-92 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory.
Friday, January 8, 2016


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