• Tavares scores 4, Team Toews outscores Team Foligno, 17-12

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four. In addition to the high-profile superstars who didn't make it to Ohio's capital city for the NHL All-Star game, defense also took a...

  • Thomas says shoulder "pretty good, will play in Super Bowl

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Seahawks All-Pro safety Earl Thomas promises he will play in the Super Bowl and will remain fearless when he gets on the field. Thomas pronounced his separated left shoulder "pretty good" when the team arrived Sunday for the Super Bowl. He was injured in Seattle's...

  • LeBron outduels Durant, Cavaliers win 6th straight, 108-98

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The sold-out arena buzzed with 20,000 fans decked out in matching gold T-shirts. There was a national TV audience, two high-profile teams and All-Stars all over the floor. It felt like the playoffs in January. LeBron James played as if it was June. James scored 34...

  • Jason Brown wins first US title, holding off Adam Rippon

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jason Brown gushed to Adam Rippon: "Oh my god, it was amazing." He turned to Joshua Farris, his skating rival for nearly a decade, and told him, "It's just so cool to continue to grow together." Brown won his first U.S. title Sunday when Rippon's stellar long...

  • Bears hire Jay Rodgers as defensive line coach

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired Jay Rodgers as their defensive line coach. Rodgers follows new Bears coach John Fox from Denver, where he spent the past six seasons on the staff. Rodgers oversaw the Broncos' defensive line the past three years. He worked with two...

  • Predicted blizzard already impacting Rangers' plans

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The impending blizzard predicted for New York and the surrounding suburbs is already changing plans for the hometown Rangers. With the NHL All-Star break ending Monday, the Rangers had planned to practice at their training center rink in Westchester County one day...

  • Sherman doubts any punishment ahead for Patriots

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Relishing no longer being in the "villain" role, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is painting his team's Super Bowl opponent as occupying that position. He also doubts that the Patriots will be punished by the NFL if they are found guilty of doctoring footballs in...

  • Brewers' Ryan Braun hopeful with spring training near

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Fatherhood has given Ryan Braun a different perspective on baseball and life in general. The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder has more pressing matters to worry about right now than whether an offseason medical procedure will finally fix the nerve damage near his right...

  • Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday. With Banks' widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown hotel, Mark Bogen said Banks had the heart attack Friday in Chicago and died...

  • Wade, Bosh, Whiteside lead Heat over Bulls 96-84

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hassan Whiteside bounced around the NBA Development league and played in China and Lebanon, hoping NBA teams were keeping tabs and would give him an opportunity. He was in Charlotte, working out at the downtown YMCA, a few months ago. He then got his chance with the...

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