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AP Source: Adrian Peterson takes free agent visit to Seattle

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson visited the Seattle Seahawks, while his original team in Minnesota hosted fellow free agent running back Eddie Lacy. There's still a path for Peterson to return to the Vikings, but the signs of his potential ...

Tatum leads Duke past Notre Dame 75-69 for ACC championship

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In a season that has been anything but routine for Duke, the Blue Devils won the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament as it had never been done before. Jayson Tatum took over in the final three minutes, making key plays all over ...

Murray makes 27 saves, Penguins beat Canucks 3-0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins had too much firepower for Vancouver on Saturday night, even with an outstanding performance from Canucks goalie Ryan Miller. Matt Murray made 27 saves and Pittsburgh pelted Miller with 47 shots on goal, helping the Penguins beat the ...

No. 7 Arizona beats No. 5 Oregon 83-80 for Pac-12 title

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona stayed resilient while its best player was suspended, fought through injuries, kept finding ways to win. That composure helped the Wildcats share the Pac-12 regular-season crown with Oregon and withstand a furious rally by the ...

No. 1 Murray stunned by Canada’s Pospisil at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Andy Murray was stunned in his opening match at the BNP Paribas Open by a man ranked 128 places below him, losing 6-4, 7-6 (4) to Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil on Saturday night. It was, without a doubt, the biggest singles victory of his career for Pospisil, ...

Wizards edge Trail Blazers 125-124 with controversial end

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — While the Wizards celebrated, Damian Lillard was seething. The Trail Blazers guard pleaded to the officials that Markieff Morris stepped out of bounds before his go-ahead baseline jumper with 0.4 seconds left. The officials said ...

Agent: Redskins QB Cousins signs franchise contract for 2017

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirk Cousins' agent says the Washington Redskins' quarterback has signed his contract for the exclusive franchise tag. Mike McCartney tweeted the news on Friday morning, 10 days after the team placed the tag on Cousins, ...

Michigan’s wild Big Ten ride continues with win over Purdue

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after its airplane's scary abandoned takeoff, Michigan's wild journey carried right on into the Big Ten semifinals with a 74-70 overtime upset of 13th-ranked Purdue behind D.J. Wilson's 26 points Friday. The eighth-seeded ...

USOC anti-doping paper calls for WADA independence

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee has released an anti-doping position paper, calling for greater independence of the World Anti-Doping Agency, including barring those involved in governance at the International Olympic Committee from serving in similar roles at ...

TCU gives NCAA chances a boost with upset over No. 1 Kansas

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer TCU's NCAA Tournament chances seemed to be minimal at best after a 6-12 run through the Big 12. A massive upset against the nation's top-ranked team and potential No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed has the Horned Frogs dreaming big. Playing with poise down the ...

LSU AD: School has fired men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones

By BRYAN LAZARE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU director of athletics Joe Alleva has announced that basketball coach Johnny Jones has been fired after five seasons. The Tigers completed their worst season in 50 years Wednesday with a 79-52 loss to Mississippi State in a ...

RG3 and out: Browns release quarterback Robert Griffin III

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Robert Griffin III is scrambling again. The injury-prone quarterback was released Friday after one flawed season by the Cleveland Browns, who remain in search of a QB to turn around their once-proud franchise. The Browns terminated ...

Nick Bonino has hat trick, Penguins top Jets 7-4

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Nick Bonino and Evgeni Malkin had different kinds of hat tricks Wednesday night. Bonino had three goals to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Winnipeg Jets 7-4 for their third win in a row. Malkin scored his 30th and 31st goals had a "Gordie Howe hat trick" — a ...

Oakland’s Irvin aids Mack, shows value of free-agent bargain

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Bruce Irvin's first payday in free agency wasn't anywhere near what Oakland will have to offer to keep pass-rushing teammate and two-time All-Pro Khalil Mack. The former first-round pick by Seattle qualifies as a high-value contributor just ...

Warriors fall at home to Celtics again: Boston wins 99-86

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Boston Celtics had their way in Golden State's typically imposing building again. Last April, it was wrecking the Warriors' record 54-game home winning streak. This time, they spoiled Golden State's lone appearance at Oracle ...

Texas rallies to beat Texas Tech 61-52 in Big 12 opener; WVU next

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart drove home a very simple point to his players in the halftime locker room Wednesday night: If they didn't turn things around in a hurry, their season was over. "When he said that," Texas guard Kerwin Roach Jr. ...

Perrantes, No. 21 Virginia pull away from Pitt, 75-63

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The difference between how Virginia has played during its four-game winning streak as opposed to how it played during the four-game losing streak that preceded it is not that drastic. Coach Tony Bennett said the Cavaliers have made ...

Bubble Watch: Tough day for ACC bubble teams

By JIM O'CONNELL, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Boeheim usually says what's on his mind and it doesn't matter if the topic is his team's chances at making the NCAA Tournament's field of 68. Syracuse lost to Miami 62-57 on Wednesday in the second round of the Atlantic Coast ...

Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki reaches cusp of NBA’s 30,000-point club

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki chuckled at the memory of he and Steve Nash trying to sneak in a few shots between YMCA games inside the closest thing the Dallas Mavericks had to a practice facility nearly 20 years ago. He also recalled a trying rookie season ...

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says WBC on solid ground

By JIM ARMSTRONG, AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Baseball on Tuesday denied reports that 2017 would be the last edition of the World Baseball Classic, saying the tournament is as popular as ever. The fourth edition of the tournament run by MLB and the ...