• Column: Ferry builds a powerhouse but won't get to enjoy it

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride. Make no mistake, the Atlanta Hawks are Ferry's baby. He acquired nearly every player on a...

  • Motorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life. The group's members, ranging in age from 20s to 70s, were among nearly 200 people whose donations to the...

  • Australian paper mocked for obit of 'The Thorn Birds' author

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's main national newspaper was facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom it described as plain and overweight. The Australian newspaper's obituary of Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies...

  • Friday's prep roundup: Rampart girls' swimming ends season with perfect dual-meet record

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. GIRLS' SWIMMING Rampart 179, Air Academy 106 At Air Academy: Rampart won all but two events and the Rams completed a perfect season in dual meets on Friday. Twin sisters Allana and Cat Clarke had a...

  • Hawks keep streak alive, top Trail Blazers 105-99

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks keep finding new ways to extend the longest winning streak in franchise history. This time, Kent Bazemore was the surprise star off the bench. Atlanta overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to win its 18th straight game by overpowering the...

  • No. 11 Arizona State women hold off Colorado 68-60

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Sophie Brunner and Katie Hempen scored 15 points each, combining for 21 in the second half and No. 11 Arizona State defeated Colorado 68-60 on Friday. The Sun Devils (19-2, 8-2 Pac 12), in their first game since having a 14-game winning streak snapped by Oregon...

  • LeBron returns, Love, Irving team for 44, as Cavs top Kings

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James met with Cavaliers team doctors Friday night to decide if he would play after missing a game because of a sprained right wrist. The decision was easy. "They said it was my call and obviously you guys know what my call is," James said after scoring 19...

  • Laird leads as Tiger shoots 82 and misses the cut

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rain wasn't the only thing that put a damper on the Phoenix Open on Friday. The rowdiest event on the PGA Tour goes into Super Bowl weekend without Tiger Woods, who had the worst score of his career and missed the cut by 12 shots. Also gone is Phil Mickelson,...

  • German World War II panzer ace Otto Carius dies at 92

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Otto Carius, a World War II German panzer ace credited with destroying more than 150 enemy tanks, mostly on the Eastern Front, has died at 92. Carius died at home in western Germany Jan. 24 after a short illness, according to a statement Friday on the website of the...

  • Thai junta tries to curb dissent and keep good terms with US

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — When Thailand's military junta sensed it was being criticized this week, the country's rulers reacted as they always do: by issuing stern warnings and summoning those responsible for talks army leaders like to refer to as "attitude adjustments." But this time, those...

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