• Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open final

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams weathered a barrage of big serves and heavy groundstrokes in the first set before beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 to set up an Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova. Williams dominated the second set of the all-American...

  • Suzuki says new sense of enthusiasm behind Marlins deal

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki says a renewed sense of enthusiasm was behind his decision to sign a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins. "When I met (Miami) team executives yesterday, I felt incredible enthusiasm," Suzuki said at a press conference on Thursday. "So I...

  • AP Source: Angels avoid arbitration with David Freese

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that third baseman David Freese has avoided arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a one-year deal for $6,425,000. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because...

  • White Sox agree to $2M deal with Beckham, cut Viciedo

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox were looking to add versatility to their lineup, so they decided to bring back infielder Gordon Beckham after trading him last season. Beckham agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with Chicago, which cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder...

  • Knicks overcome Westbrook's 40, beat Durant-less Thunder

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Langston Galloway and Lance Thomas are winning over fans and helping the Knicks win games. Maybe this is the start of Lansanity. Carmelo Anthony had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Thomas scored a season-high 17 points against his former team and New York beat the Oklahoma...

  • Millsap leads Hawks to 17th straight win, 113-102 over Nets

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap played like one of the league's best players. Now, he'll wait to see if he's picked for his second straight All-Star game. Millsap had 28 points and 15 rebounds, five other Atlanta players scored in double figures, and the Hawks stretched their...

  • Freshman Matt Mooney scores season-high 20 points to lead Air Force to road victory

    By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 min ago

    Air Force's young standouts finally saw their efforts rewarded with a victory. Freshman point guard Matt Mooney scored a career-high 20 points, sophomore Hayden Graham added 16 and the Falcons notched their first road win by knocking off San Jose State 66-52 on Wednesday night....

  • Wednesday's high school roundup: Discovery Canyon wrestling wins PPAC

    By BRENT W. NEW The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    WRESTLING Discovery Canyon 66, Air Academy 12 At Discovery Canyon: Discovery Canyon wrestler Sam Turner is piling up the accomplishments. He won the Class 4A state title at 120 pounds as a sophomore last season. And as a junior, he ranks No. 1 in 4A 132s (On the Mat) and has...

  • Surprise players often star in Super Bowls

    Updated: 11 min ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks wouldn't be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it weren't for their superstars. But both teams got here with...

  • 76ers snap 6-game skid, beat Pistons 89-69

    Updated: 25 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams got winded sooner than he usually does and had difficulty breathing well throughout the game. It didn't seem to matter. Carter-Williams had 14 points and 10 assists, Robert Covington scored 19 points and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a...

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