• Durant to have another surgery, miss rest of season

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the season and have bone graft surgery next week to treat a fractured bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City Thunder had said last week he likely would be shut down for the season. The team was trying to figure out why...

  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant workers abandoned by their boat captains after...

  • Hawks beat Heat 99-86, clinch top seed in Eastern Conference

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — After clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs for only the second time in their Atlanta franchise history, the Hawks were left to contemplate the remainder of the regular season. It's is a new dilemma for a Hawks team that barely made the playoffs as...

  • Notre Dame eyes history, shot at upsetting No. 1 Kentucky

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Beware, Kentucky. That little leprechaun looms. The pristine season, the presumed NCAA championship, the aura of invincibility and every other plaudit being thrown at the so-good-they're-scary Wildcats are all at great risk. There's a proven giant-killer waiting....

  • INSIDE THE MADNESS: Irish vs blue again, Zags '99 rewind

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Notes and tidbits from around the NCAA Tournament on Friday: ___ NOTRE DAME UP AGAINST 50 SHADES OF BLUE Don't expect Notre Dame to be shaken by Kentucky's Big Blue. Actually, the color seems to suit the Fighting Irish rather well. Notre Dame fans will be badly outnumbered on...

  • Abbott stays noncommittal on pulling Guard from Texas border

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WESLACO, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott remained noncommittal Friday on a timeline for pulling the National Guard off the Texas-Mexico border after hundreds of police officers recently applied for jobs to effectively replace those troops. "We can't just snap our finger and...

  • Nets snap Cavaliers' 4-game win streak with 106-98 victory

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez each scored 20 points, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped the Cleveland Cavaliers' four-game winning streak with a 106-98 victory on Friday night. Bojan Bogdanovic added 18 points for the Nets, who held LeBron James to two baskets in the second...

  • Christie targets Obama, entitlements in Michigan speech

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Potential 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie said Friday that the U.S. has become a "weaker" country under President Barack Obama and it needs a leader unafraid to "lead the world" and tell Americans the truth about addressing entitlement programs....

  • St. John's basketball coach Steve Lavin out after 5 seasons

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Lavin's 5-year tenure as coach at St. John's was bookended by NCAA Tournament appearances. Every season brought at least 20 wins. That wasn't enough to see him finish his original 6-year contract as Lavin and St. John's "mutually agreed to part ways." The...

  • 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros — Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year's U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating...

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