• Just for kicks: Guthrie takes 'Sneakerheadz' mainstream

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie strode to the table with a television camera trained on him, settling down behind a pair of microphones. His voice clear and his words concise, Guthrie announced in a mock news conference that he was hanging up his cleats. The Kansas City Royals...

  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ AP SOURCE: PEYTON MANNING RETURNING FOR 18TH NFL SEASON Peyton Manning will return for one more NFL season later this year, going around again for the Denver Broncos, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press....

  • San Diego State remains atop standings; beats UNLV 60-58

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — JJ O'Brien scored a career-high 22 points to help San Diego State remain atop the Mountain West Conference standings after a 60-58 win over UNLV on Wednesday night. Trey Kell made a steal and a transition layup to give San Diego State a 55-53 lead with 1:14 left. Then...

  • Westbrook has career-high 49, lifts Thunder past 76ers in OT

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook donned a mask and played like a superhero. The All-Star Game MVP set career highs with 49 points and 16 rebounds, and added 10 assists for his fourth consecutive triple-double, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Philadelphia 76ers...

  • Boise State gives Rice 100th D-I win with 68-51 victory

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rob Heyer scored a career-high 15 points and Boise State defeated San Jose State 68-51 on Wednesday night for Leon Rice's 100th career Division-I coaching victory. Rice is 100-61 over five years at Boise State (23-7, 13-4 Mountain West). The 23 season wins are...

  • Davis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis was feeling great, fired up about being back on the court and not at all subtle about showing it. He struck a momentary pose with a huge smile after he'd finished a fast break with a soaring, one-handed dunk. He celebrated with a crouching fist pump...

  • Wyoming cruises to 76-53 win over Utah State

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. scored 21 points on 9-for-16 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Wyoming to a 76-53 win over Utah State on Wednesday night. Josh Adams contributed 17 points, including three 3-pointers, and dished out eight assists for Wyoming (22-8, 11-6...

  • James scores 29, Cavaliers beat Raptors 120-112

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James retaliated on the scoreboard after Jonas Valanciunas tackled him on a drive late in the third quarter. James scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth and matched a season high with 14 assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on to beat the Toronto Raptors...

  • Landeskog leads Avs to win over Penguins

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    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DENVER — Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists, Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat Pittsburgh 3-1 on Wednesday night to halt the Penguins' four-game winning streak. Jarome Iginla scored 13 seconds into the second period and Nathan MacKinnon, wearing...

  • Hornets rout Nets 115-91 in key game in East race

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets didn't try to hide it: This was an important game. They couldn't have started it much better. Al Jefferson and Gerald Henderson each scored 19 points, Marvin Williams had 18 and the Hornets routed Brooklyn 115-91 on Wednesday night to move into...

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