• Trail Blazers beat Nuggets, move closer to division title

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers are beginning to regain their health, and the results are showing as they inch closer to their first division title in six years. LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and Portland beat the Denver Nuggets 120-114 on Saturday...

  • Duchene, Iginla have 3 points each as Avs beat Sabres 5-3

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Playoffs or not, the Colorado Avalanche are trying to finish the season strong. Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists, Jarome Iginla had three assists and the Avalanche kept their slim postseason hopes alive with a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night....

  • Stingrays' ECHL-record 23-game win streak stopped by Fuel

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The South Carolina Stingrays' ECHL-record 23-game winning streak was stopped Saturday night with a 3-2 loss to the Indy Fuel. The Stingrays, who had also won a league-record 12 straight on the road, finished with the second-longest winning streak in North American...

  • Mariners pitching prospect Sanchez dies 42 days after injury

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died Saturday night from head injuries he suffered in a boating accident last month, his Venezuelan team announced. The Caracas Lions issued a statement saying the 20-year-old player died after being in a coma...

  • Warriors beat Bucks 108-95, clinch top seed in West

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Golden State Warriors achieved two impressive milestones with another double-digit win on the road. Now it's a matter of staying healthy and feeling good going into the postseason for the team with the best record in the NBA. Stephen Curry scored 25 points, and...

  • Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower went dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change. The five-minute dark-out on Saturday night was a symbolic gesture in the City of Light. Cities around the world also marked the event, with other landmarks like...

  • Wisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just call him Sam Dagger. Sam Dekker hit 5 of Wisconsin's 10 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a second straight career high of 27 points, Frank Kaminsky added 29 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive...

  • Dynamo and Rapids play to scoreless draw

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Tyler Deric had three saves for his second shutout of the season, helping the Houston Dynamo preserve a scoreless draw with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. Deric had the play of the match in the 31st minute when he deflected Marcelo Sarvas' 8-yard shot over the...

  • Serena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Serena Williams punctuated points Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. There were squeals, knee kicks, pirouettes and fist pumps, sometimes all at once. In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 percent. Showing no lingering effects from a...

  • Winter Olympics inspectors positive after Beijing visit

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — IOC inspectors left Beijing Sunday after offering praise for the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that, if successful, would make it the first city to hold both the winter and summer games. The inspectors' departure follows a news conference at which...

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