• Broadmoor duo and engaged couple Alexa Scimeca, Christopher Knierim win U.S. pairs figure skating title

    By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Broadmoor Skating Club's Alexa Scimeca and Christopher Knierim won their first pairs title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Scimeca and Knierim, who are engaged to be married, totaled 210.49 points, a record for the event, to beat Haven Denney and...

  • No. 3 Gonzaga tops Pacific 91-60, wins 36th straight at home

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The plan for No. 3 Gonzaga was to get defensive stops early against Pacific on Saturday night. It worked. Przemek Karnowski and Gary Bell Jr. each scored 13 points as Gonzaga jumped to a big early lead and routed Pacific 91-60, extending the nation's longest...

  • UNLV beats Utah State in overtime 79-77

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rashad Vaughn scored 31 points, Patrick McCaw made two huge shots late and UNLV beat Utah State in overtime 79-77 on Saturday. McCaw's 3-pointer from the corner with 1:26 left in overtime tied it at 75. After David Collette's jumper put Utah State back up by two,...

  • Weber's 108.5-mph blast gives him hardest shot at NHL skills

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Not that they did before, but it's official now: No one wants to get in front of Shea Weber's shot. The Nashville Predators defenseman fired the hardest shot of 108.5 mph at the NHL All-Stars skills competition on Saturday night, taking advantage of five-time...

  • Belichick on deflated balls: 'We try to do everything right'

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating. "At no...

  • Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game. His teammates loved him, and his list of admirers ranged from Barack Obama to Pearl Jam to athletes all over the sports world. And...

  • Bill Belichick on deflated balls: 'We try to do everything right'

    Associated Press
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating. "At no time...

  • Fresno State clips Nevada, 66-62

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Paul Watson scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked five shots to lead Fresno State to a 66-62 victory over Nevada on Saturday. There were two ties and three lead changes over the final five minutes, the last coming with 2:37 left when Fresno State's...

  • Alexander, No. 11 Kansas dump No. 17 Texas 75-62

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kansas found a solution for Texas' size and muscle: pinpoint passing and nearly flawless handling of the basketball. Ruthlessly efficient on offense and willing to match Texas' physical effort under the basket, the No. 11 Jayhawks snagged a key 75-62 Big 12 road...

  • Ramsey: Air Force Academy coach Dave Pilipovich taking wrong approach with struggling team

    By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Here's my strong suggestion for Air Force's basketball team. I'd like to shout this message from a mountaintop, but will type it instead: Look at the scoreboard. The Falcons have endured a storm of misfortune. Kamryn Williams, the team's best rebounder and spiritual leader, is done...

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