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Robinson leads cast of All-Americans

Men’s basketball: Kansas forward Thomas Robinson is a unanimous pick for the Associated Press All-America team, while Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger is a repeat selection. Draymond Green of Michigan …


James helps Heat avoid huge collapse

NBA: LeBron James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Miami held on to beat host Philadelphia 84-78. The Heat almost had an epic collapse …


Thunder rally to victory over Mavericks

NBA: Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant added 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final eight points to escape with a 95-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks …


NHL promotes equality

TORONTO – Some of the NHL’s biggest stars are featured in a public service announcement promoting equality within the sport, regardless of sexual orientation. Rick Nash, Duncan Keith, Corey Perry, …


Duke, UNC women out of ACC tourney

Women’s basketball: The Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball semifinals in Greensboro, N.C., have a different look without both Duke and North Carolina. Both the Blue Devils and Tar Heels were …


Penguins’ ‘Flower’ no joke in goal

PITTSBURGH – Marc-Andre Fleury isn’t one for introspection. It’s not that the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender doesn’t think about where he ranks among the top players at his profession; it’s that …


Spurs edge Jazz, push streak to 11

NBA: Tony Parker scored 23 points and Matt Bonner hit five 3-pointers as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 106-102 at Salt Lake City for their 11th consecutive …


Coyotes surging again

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Phoenix Coyotes labored through the first half of the NHL season, slogging through a rash of injuries, a brutal schedule and inconsistency. Once the calendar flipped …


In brief: Durant scores career-high 51 to top Denver

NBA: Kevin Durant scored a career-best 51 points for the top performance in the NBA this season, Russell Westbrook added 40 and Serge Ibaka had his first career triple-double as …


Stuckey hits season-high 36 in victory

NBA: Rodney Stuckey scored a season-high 36 points and rookie Brandon Knight added 23 points and 10 assists as the Detroit Pistons rallied to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-108 Friday …


Red Wings looking to make history

DETROIT – Bill Barber was enjoying sunshine on a spectacular beach in Siesta Key, Fla., the day after the Detroit Red Wings joined his Philadelphia Flyers – and Boston Bruins …


No. 2 Irish see 21-game win streak cease

Women’s basketball: Brooke Hampton made two free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining and West Virginia beat No. 2 Notre Dame 65-63 on Sunday in South Bend, Ind., snapping the Irish’s …


Proposed Seattle arena brings some concerns

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Heat handle Sixers with ease in Philly

NBA: Dwyane Wade scored 26 points and LeBron James had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lift the Miami Heat to a 99-79 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday …


Newsmakers

Fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and coach Rick Carlisle have been fined by the NBA after they became upset with the officiating during a 95-86 loss to Oklahoma City …


Gagner joins good group

Sam Gagner still can’t believe his name is in the Edmonton Oilers record book alongside the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey. Gagner (pictured right) moved himself into such …


WHL suspends Chiefs defenseman Baldwin

WHL: Spokane Chiefs defenseman Corbin Baldwin received a two-game suspension by the Western Hockey League after a major checking to the head penalty and a game misconduct in Wednesday night’s …


Gaborik’s hat trick helps Team Chara win NHL All-Star game

OTTAWA – Marian Gaborik got the best of New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist, and Zdeno Chara scored the winning goal for the NHL All-Star team named after him. Even …


Team Alfredsson wins All-Star skills

OTTAWA – Patrick Kane’s Superman cape and Zdeno Chara’s blistering hot slap shot weren’t enough to beat Daniel Alfredsson and his team stocked with hometown favorites in the NHL All-Star …


Rubio lifts Minnesota over Spurs

NBA: Ricky Rubio scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and dished out 10 assists to lift the host Minnesota Timberwolves to an 87-79 victory over the …


Expensive cheap shot

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games for a charging incident in which he launched himself to hit Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek during Sunday’s 4-3 overtime …


In brief: Seguin nets shootout goal for Bruins’ win

NHL: Tyler Seguin scored the decisive goal against Ilya Bryzgalov in a shootout and Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins beat the Flyers 6-5 on Sunday in Philadelphia. Patrice Bergeron, …


NHL-less Olympics possible

LOS ANGELES – While the NHL and NHL Players Association squabble over last season’s hockey-related revenue and future realignment, Rene Fasel watches from afar and hopes their disagreements won’t spill …


Crosby stays the course as Olympic glory fades

PITTSBURGH – The moment is etched in Canadian hockey lore. There’s Sidney Crosby, standing in the corner of the ice after scoring the biggest goal in a life filled with …


Howard carries Magic past Lakers

NBA: Dwight Howard scored 21 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic survived a tough shooting performance for a 92-80 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday …


Newsmakers

Hired Former Montana and Idaho assistant Jonathan Smith has been hired as the quarterbacks coach at Boise State. The former Oregon State quarterback was the Grizzlies’ offensive coordinator the past …


Nowitzki hits milestone in Mavericks’ win

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki went over 23,000 career points, Vince Carter had his highest-scoring game in Dallas and the Mavericks stretched their winning streak to four with a 102-76 victory over …


Stricker opens year with win in Hawaii

Golf: Steve Stricker kicked off the new PGA Tour season Monday with a victory in the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, though he didn’t make it easy on himself. …


Flyers, Rangers face off outdoors in Winter Classic

PHILADELPHIA – Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr hit the ice looking more ready to shag flies than practice the power play. The Philadelphia Flyers stars smeared eye black to fight …


In brief: Anderson, Magic rally past Raptors

NBA: Ryan Anderson scored 24 points and led a fourth- quarter rally on Sunday that sent the Orlando Magic past the Toronto Raptors 102-96 in Orlando, Fla. The Magic trailed …