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College men’s basketball Top 25 Capsules: No. 2 Michigan has best-ever start after beating Wildcats

Jon Teske scored all 17 of his points in the first half, and No. 2 Michigan is now off to its best start in program history after an 80-60 victory …


Ryan Lochte, Anthony Scaramucci among ‘Big Brother’ celeb cast

Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte is among the cast announced for the second season of “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition.”


Matt Kuchar leads Sony Open by 2 shots

Matt Kuchar kept another clean card and shot a 4-under 66 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Sony Open, giving him a chance to win …


Joe Gibbs’ eldest son, J.D., dies at 49 from neurological disease

J.D. Gibbs, eldest son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, was remembered as the visionary behind the stellar career of several NASCAR stars following his death from …


NHL Capsules: Chicago ends Pittsburgh’s winning streak at 8 games

Dylan Strome broke a tie 1:48 into the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Pittsburgh 5-3 on Sunday night to end the Penguins’ winning streak at eight games. Strome …


NCAA Men’s Basketball Top 25 Capsules: No. 2 Michigan beats No. 21 Indiana to improve to 15-0

Charles Matthews scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half to help No. 2 Michigan build a double-digit lead and the undefeated Wolverines held on for a 74-63 …


Women’s Top 25 capsules: No. 1 UConn rebounds from loss to handle Houston 81-61

Katie Lou Samuelson had 19 points, Napheesa Collier added 18 points and the top-ranked UConn Huskies rebounded from a rare regular-season loss with an 81-61 win over Houston on Sunday, …


Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 8 Baylor beats UConn 68-57 for 1st win over No. 1

Kalani Brown had 20 points and 17 rebounds and No. 8 Baylor beat a top-ranked team for the first time, topping UConn 68-57 on Thursday night to hand the Huskies …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Norman Chad: Making sports better with New Year’s revolutions, not resolutions

We need change – radical change – and we need it now, so in 2019 please join Couch Slouch as we make Sports Nation a better place:


College women’s basketball Top 25 Capsules: Arike Ogunbowale scores 23 as Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw wins 900th

Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points, Marina Mabrey added 19, and Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw earned her 900th career victory as the second-ranked Fighting Irish beat Lehigh 95-68 on Sunday, …


College men’s basketball Top 25 Capsule: No. 2 Michigan pulls away for 74-52 win over Binghamton

After another nondescript December win, John Beilein and Michigan are eager to resume Big Ten play. “I know people would probably say, you’d like more nonconference games, games you’re going …


NHL Capsule: Brandon Pirri, Paul Stastny help Golden Knights beat Coyotes 5-1

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Brandon Pirri has had a late December to remember for the Vegas Golden Knights. The journeyman forward had a goal and assist in the Golden Knights’ 5-1 …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Most memorable games of 2018 required working overtime

There was Alabama’s victory in the college football championship, not to mention the U.S. women capturing Olympic gold in a hockey shootout.


Gymnastics scandal leads list of AP’s top 10 sports stories

Sports doctor Larry Nassar receives multidecade prison sentence after dozens of female athletes detail abuse; shake-ups at Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and US Olympic Committee follow outrage over slow responses …


NHL Capsules: Kasperi Kapanen scores twice, leads Leafs past Red Wings 5-4 in OT

Kasperi Kapanen scored his second goal of the game at 1:53 of overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Sunday night, at Toronto. Kapanen’s …


College men’s basketball Top 25 Capsule: No. 21 Houston improves to 12-0, routing winless Coppin St

Corey Davis had 16 points, Breaon Brady added 13 and No. 21 Houston beat winless Coppin State 75-44 to improve to 12-0 and extend the nation’s longest home winning streak …


Lawyer: Michigan State hampered probe of its Larry Nassar dealings

A special prosecutor on Friday accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and …


Four men sentenced in shooting that killed Olympian Tyson Gay’s daughter

our men convicted in the 2016 slaying of Olympic track star Tyson Gay’s teenage daughter have been sentenced by a Kentucky judge.


Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin retires, citing chronic pain

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23. She is citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 years even after having …


Women’s Basketball Top 25 Capsules: No. 2 Notre Dame women cruise past Binghamton 103-53

Marina Mabrey had 21 points and 10 assists, roommate Arike Ogunbowale had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 Notre Dame beat Binghamton 103-53 on Sunday, at South Bend, …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Top 25 Capsules: Nick Ward helps No. 9 Michigan State rout Green Bay

Nick Ward scored 22 of his 28 points in a nearly perfect first half to help No. 9 Michigan State rout Green Bay 104-83 on Sunday night, at East Lansing, …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

NHL Capsules: Alex Tuch scores OT game-winner, Golden Knights top Rangers 4-3

Alex Tuch buried a sharp-angled shot just over two minutes into overtime, giving the Vegas Golden Knights a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped …


FC Cincinnati roster takes shape in MLS expansion draft

Cincinnati acquired striker Kei Kamara from the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS expansion draft and then immediately dealt him to the Colorado Rapids for a 2019 international slot.


NCAA penalizes Oregon for basketball, track and field violations

The NCAA has imposed two years of probation on Oregon after finding the school violated rules related to the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the track and field program.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 11:53 p.m.

First NHL, now XFL: Seattle gets one of eight new pro football league franchises

Seattle is one of eight franchises in the new professional football league, it was announced Wednesday morning, with games to be played starting Feb. 8, 2020, the week after the …


NCAA Women’s Basketball Top 25 Capsules: Christyn Williams leads No. 2 UConn to 89-71 win at No. 1 Notre Dame

Freshman Christyn Williams scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting and No. 2 Connecticut never lost the lead after the 6:36 mark of the first quarter in dominating No. …


NCAA Men’s Basketball Top 25 Capsules: No. 6 Tennessee routs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 79-51

Admiral Schofield scored 16 points, Kyle Alexander had 12 points and 10 rebounds and No. 6 Tennessee breezed to a 79-51 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Sunday. Grant Williams …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

NHL Capsules: Pontus Aberg scores twice in 3rd, Ducks beat Caps 6-5

Pontus Aberg scored twice in the third period, giving Anaheim the lead with 5:05 remaining, and the Ducks stopped Washington’s seven-game winning streak a 6-5 victory Sunday. The Ducks trailed …


No. 2 Connecticut takes early lead, dominates No. 1 Notre Dame 89-71

Freshman Christyn Williams scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting and No. 2 Connecticut never lost the lead after the 6:36 mark of the first quarter in dominating No. …


Phil Mickelson wins $9 million match against Tiger Woods with birdie on 22nd hole

Phil Mickelson birdied the fourth playoff hole to beat Tiger Woods in their $9 million made-for-TV match. Mickelson made a 4-foot birdie putt on a specially set up 93-yard, par …