National Sports

Lara Gut back to form with World Cup super-G win

By JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Lara Gut bounced back in style from two miserable performances to win a World Cup super-G race on Sunday for her third victory of the season and 21st career win. The defending World Cup overall champion had failed to finish ...

Faber wins in final fight to highlight UFC Fight Night

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sporting his traditional look of cornrowed hair and movie star smile that made him one of the sport's most popular figures, Urijah Faber proved he can still get it done in the octagon. The California Kid also showed he has a ...

Jets’ Petty leaves with chest injury, having CT scan

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bryce Petty hopes a chest injury won't keep him on the sideline next weekend. The Jets quarterback was knocked out of New York's 34-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Saturday night on the first play of the fourth quarter ...

Dolphins solidify playoff chances with big win over Jets

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Dolphins can relax Sunday, watch some football and know they kept themselves in a strong position to make the playoffs. Miami's 34-13 rout of the New York Jets on Saturday night was its eighth win in nine games. At ...

‘Chameleon’ Tomlin hardly reveling in success with Steelers

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The moment called for celebration, maybe even a hint of introspection. Mike Tomlin was having none of it. Minutes after becoming just the eighth coach in NFL history to collect 100 victories in his first 10 seasons on the job, a ...

Video of Oklahoma RB Mixon punching woman released

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A video showing Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a female student was released to The Associated Press on Friday. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered the release last week of a video that the Oklahoma Association of ...

Hood hits pull-up 3 to give Jazz 103-100 win over Mavericks

By KAREEM COPELAND, AP Sports Writer SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rodney Hood had never hit a game-winning shot — at any level. So when he knocked down a big one Friday night, all he could think to do was give a little shoulder-shimmy. Hood pulled up for a 3-pointer in transition with 0.8 ...

Bode Miller has to show he’s still got speed to race again

By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — If Bode Miller wants to return to ski racing this season as he approaches the age of 40, he's going to have to show U.S. team coach Sasha Rearick that he's still got the necessary speed. "There's always a chance with Bode, ...

Clippers hang on and beat Heat for 4th straight win, 102-98

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Turns out, DeAndre Jordan does more than catch lobs. Sometimes he grabs offensive rebounds and scores to clinch games for the Los Angeles Clippers. And that was a most fitting ending on Friday night. Blake Griffin scored 20 points, ...

Blue Jackets get eighth straight win, 4-1 over Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets and their emerging rookie defenseman are enjoying this breakout season. Sam Gagner got his fifth goal in five games, Zach Werenski continued his impressive rookie season with two assists and the Blue Jackets beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on ...

Game on: NBA players pleased about proposed labor deal

By TIM REYNOLDS and JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writers MIAMI (AP) — Washington Wizards guard John Wall didn't even need to see the details of the tentative collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and its players before drawing his conclusion. "It's a lot better than having a ...

Triple-Double Talk: Westbrook getting tired of stat chat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook is tired of talking about triple-doubles. Oklahoma City's do-it-all guard fell short of a triple-double for the third consecutive game Wednesday night and is beginning to get a little annoyed with all the chatter about him averaging one for the ...

Kid who wrote letter to Astros GM never dreamed he’d respond

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — When 7-year-old Will Erickson penned a letter to Jeff Luhnow imploring the Houston Astros general manager not to trade George Springer, he never dreamed he'd get a response. The reason was simple. "Because he's busy," Will told The ...

LSU hires offensive coordinator Matt Canada away from Pitt

By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer Matt Canada isn't promising any particular kind of offense at LSU — other than on which scores enough to win. "We do things according to what the players can do," Canada said Wednesday at his formal introduction as LSU's offensive coordinator. "I don't ...

Louisville AD: Ex-Wake analyst shared plays with assistant

By JOEDY McCREARY, AP Sports Writer Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich confirmed that a former Wake Forest assistant coach-turned-broadcaster did share "a few plays" with a Cardinals assistant before the teams played last month. A spokesman at Army also said Wednesday night that ...

Optimism for San Diego, Oakland lacking at NFL meetings

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn't saying whether he's optimistic that San Diego and Oakland can keep their teams, while Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay considers both franchises all but gone. Dean Spanos of the Chargers and the ...

40 bowls in 17 days and reasons to watch every single one

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Doing its best to challenge the premise that there can never be enough college football, the bowl system gives fans 40 FBS games from Dec. 17 through Jan. 2 that include 17 teams with 6-6 records and two more that went 5-7. Too much, you ...

No. 1 Villanova beats Temple 78-57 for 17th straight victory

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Josh Hart shined again as a player of the year candidate in front of a slew of NBA stars that had to know he will join them next season. "Josh Hart everyone!" teammate Kris Jenkins yelled as the Wildcats entered the media ...

Lamar Jackson voted AP college football Player of the Year

By GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — For someone who is not completely comfortable in the spotlight, Lamar Jackson has come to embrace it all: the speeches, the truckload of trophies, even all those tweets about his outfits. But after a week of award shows, ...

Angels pitcher Street: Rookie Dress Up a healthy ritual

By HUSTON STREET, For The Associated Press First off it is literally impossible to answer this question without someone getting offended, but I am going to try and take an objective approach. I am not arguing for bullying because that's not what this is. I'm not arguing for purposely ...