National Sports

Dahlmeier edges Dunklee to win record 5th biathlon gold

HOCHFILZEN, Austria (AP) — Laura Dahlmeier won the world title in the women's 12.5-kilometer mass start on Sunday, becoming the first athlete to win five gold medals at a single biathlon world championship. The overall World Cup leader from Germany overtook Susan Dunklee, who led most of the ...

Austin Theriault wins accident-ended ARCA race at Daytona

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Theriault would have welcomed another restart in the ARCA season opener. After all, he figured he had the field covered. "I feel strongly we still would have been in good shape," he said. Theriault never got a chance to find ...

Blue Jackets beat weary Penguins in overtime 2-1

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets provided a sellout crowd at Nationwide Arena with a captivating look at what the first round of the playoffs might look like. The high-energy Friday night game between the Metropolitan ...

Jets’ Revis charged after fight in Pittsburgh last weekend

PITTSBURGH (AP) — New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was charged with four first-degree felonies and one misdemeanor after allegedly being involved in a fight with two men last weekend. According to a docket sheet filed Thursday night, the 31-year-old Revis is facing two counts of ...

Big 12 with 5 teams on NCAA Tournament bubble, WVU a Lock

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer The Atlantic Coast Conference had more teams in the NCAA Tournament selection committee's top 16 with four. The Big 12 had more teams near the top and could be right behind the ACC when the actual selections are made. Through Thursday's games, the Big 12 ...

By the numbers, here’s a look at NBA All-Star weekend

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — You know the names. Now know the numbers. With the NBA's All-Star weekend events getting underway in earnest Friday, here's a look at some of the numbers of note going into the festivities in New Orleans. ___ .895 The career field ...

In movie, Justin Gatlin reflects on rise, fall, rise again

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer The heaving, uncontrollable sobs have occurred twice for Justin Gatlin. Once, for a failed drug test in his prime that led to a stay in track's version of purgatory. The other, over a .01-second slipup that he'll never get over. Say this much for the ...

Saunders feels a connection to Palmer everywhere he goes

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Saunders tried to put his thoughts down on paper, except that it wasn't working. Instead, he stood behind the podium at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, without notes, just powerful memories. He looked out at nearly 1,000 ...

Georgia gets another chance to knock off No. 13 Kentucky

By The Associated Press Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this week: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 13 Kentucky at Georgia: After producing one of its best all-around performances in an 83-58 blowout of Tennessee, Kentucky goes on the road Saturday to face a Georgia ...

Crosby gets point No. 999, Penguins top Canucks 4-0

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The quality Mike Sullivan appreciates the most in Evgeni Malkin is the one that separates the Pittsburgh Penguins star from just about everyone else who happens to do what Malkin does for a living. "He's such a threat when he's on the ice," ...

Oh no! Short-side goals rise as shooters adjust to goalies

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer It's the kind of goal that makes fans groan because the goalie probably should've stopped it. A shooter skating down the wing or even behind the net fires the puck between a goaltender and the near post for a short-side goal. It looks like it shouldn't go ...

After losing Love for weeks, LeBron and Cavs beat Wolves

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James spent the morning sending a crystal clear message to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of Kevin Love's knee injury: things will be just fine as long as James is on the court. He spent the night backing that up ...

No. 13 Kentucky easily handles Tennessee, 83-58

By GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Showing long-range accuracy wasn't enough for Kentucky guard Malik Monk, who made an even bigger impression going up for rebounds more often than even he expected. Others also registered all-out effort on both ends and typified the ...

Cousins scores 40 points, Kings hold off Lakers 97-96

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Good fortune overcame sketchy play by the Sacramento Kings in the closing minutes after they blew a 13-point lead. DeMarcus Cousins had 40 points and 12 rebounds, and the Kings hung on to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 97-96 on Tuesday night ...

Russia recruiting Australian cyclist for Olympic team

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is hoping to recruit former world champion track cyclist Shane Perkins of Australia in a push for medals at the 2020 Olympics. Perkins said Wednesday in a Facebook statement that he "will now be riding for Russia," alongside a picture of himself in Russian team ...

Century mark! UConn women win 100th straight game

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies' long list of milestones. Given the team's glitzier numbers linked to national championships, 11 titles and counting, it may seem ho-hum with no added significance. Geno Auriemma's ...

Nuggets tie NBA mark with 24 3s in 132-110 win over Warriors

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — The sellout crowd at the Pepsi Center came to see the sharpshooters, and they did. Only, it wasn't the Golden State Warriors hitting from long range, but the short-handed Denver Nuggets. "Once we saw a few go in, we just wanted to keep ...

Texas Tech starts fast, rallies to beat No. 4 Baylor 84-78

By PHIL TERRIGNO, Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Keenan Evans and Texas Tech didn't have to wait long for another chance against a top-five team at home. This time, the Red Raiders came out on top with a late rally after blowing a big early lead. Evans scored 23 points, Niem ...

Spurs top Pacers for NBA-record 20th straight winning season

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard kept the faith Monday night. Eventually, LaMarcus Aldridge came through, too. Together, the new faces of the Spurs produced a familiar result — a 110-06 victory at Indiana for another milestone moment. With their 42nd ...

No. 8 Louisville outlasts Syracuse in overtime, 76-72

By MARK FRANK, Associated Press SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse made a Herculean comeback, but Louisville had Superman on its side. At least that's how the two Hall of Fame coaches put it. Seldom-used Ryan McMahon scored all seven of his points in overtime, Anas Mahmoud added five straight ...