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Nurmagomedov weight issues scrap UFC 209 bout with Ferguson

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC interim lightweight title bout with Tony Ferguson was canceled Friday after Nurmagomedov was hospitalized due to problems making weight. One of the most anticipated bouts of the year was scrapped one day before ...

Boxing’s big night? Unbeatens Thurman, Garcia on network TV

By BARRY WILNER, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A combined record of 60-0, with 41 knockouts. A likely full Barclays Center. Network television. Boxing can always use an event that makes folks take notice. And this welterweight unification bout figures to be quite a show Saturday night ...

What to look for as free agency begins in the NFL

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer On first look, it's tempting to ask "Is that all there is?" on the NFL free agency front. A deeper investigation reveals some talent being available at most positions. As for studs, game changers and franchise players, well, there simply isn't much now ...

Jets release veteran WR Brandon Marshall

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Marshall is on the move again — and the New York Jets' roster purge of big-name players with big salaries continues. The Jets on Friday released the well-traveled wide receiver and cleared $7.5 million on the salary ...

Quinn expects Falcons to punch back from Super Bowl loss

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn threw the first jab at the NFL's annual scouting combine. When he walked to the podium Wednesday, he answered his own questions — before letting anyone else speak. Yes, he has watched the Super Bowl ...

Best of the best: Time to decide league players of the year

By AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — For some of college basketball's top leagues, there's little doubt who should be the player of the year in the conference. In others, there are multiple worthy candidates that can walk away with the honor. The five power ...

On Olympic course debut, Vonn 1st in downhill training

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn liked her first look at the 2018 Olympic course on Thursday, finishing first in a World Cup downhill training run. Vonn was 0.17 seconds ahead of Ilka Stuhec, the world downhill champion from Slovenia. Stuhec is set to win her first season-long ...

A look at possible award winners in women’s hoops

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — As the college basketball regular season starts to wind down, it's a good time to look at who could potentially win some of the major awards. With major conference tournaments being played this week, most teams have a handful of games ...

Stars rally in the 3rd to top Pens 3-2

DALLAS (AP) — Antoine Roussel helped the Dallas Stars complete an unlikely comeback against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Roussel capped Dallas' three-goal third period and the Stars rallied for a 3-2 win over the Penguins on Tuesday night. The Penguins had been 26-0 when leading after two ...

Golf unveils a modern set of rules to make it easier to play

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) — Golf's two governing bodies released a draft of modern rules Wednesday aimed at bringing common sense to what can be a complicated sport. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Association spent more than five years trying to ...

Baylor suspends football player hit with protective order

By The Associated Press Baylor safety Travon Blanchard has been suspended after the school was notified that a woman's request for a protective order against him had been granted by a court. The Baylor athletic department released a statement Tuesday, saying it was aware of the complaint made ...

Jets inform Darrelle Revis that he’s being released

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are moving on from one of the best players in their franchise's history. The team informed star cornerback Darrelle Revis on Tuesday that they are releasing him, ending his second tenure with the Jets — a two-year ...

Durant hyperextends left knee; Warriors to bring back Barnes

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Durant has a hyperextended left knee and the Golden State Warriors are preparing for his absence even before knowing how long he could be sidelined. Durant was hurt Tuesday early in Golden State's 112-108 loss to Washington and ...

No. 1 Kansas rallies to beat Oklahoma 73-63 on Senior Night

By AMIE JUST, Associated Press LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Frank Mason III walked toward the court with his son by his side, flanked by his father, who tried in vain to hold back to the tears before his son played his final game at Allen Fieldhouse. "I couldn't believe that this was the last ...

Guy, Perrantes help No. 23 Virginia beat No. 5 UNC 53-43

By HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett took the blame for a poor approach in No. 23 Virginia's 24-point loss at No. 5 North Carolina nine days ago. On Monday night, he gave his team the credit for making a new approach work in a 53-43 ...

Despite cold Curry, Durant and Warriors beat 76ers 119-108

By AARON BRACY, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Curry is surrounded by stars with the Golden State Warriors. He's never needed them more than Monday night. Kevin Durant had 27 points in his return to the lineup and the Warriors overcame the worst 3-point shooting performance of ...

NHL trades based on playoff success are on the rise

By The Associated Press The NHL deadline trades made since 2013 that hinge on a team's playoff success: ___ 2017 Capitals get: D Kevin Shattenkirk, G Pheonix Copley Blues get: 2017 first-round pick, F Zach Sanford, F Brad Malone, conditional 2019 pick Conditions: Blues get Capitals' 2019 ...

Chris Bosh: ‘My health is great. I’m feeling good’

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh has a new job, yet does not sound like he's abandoning his old one. More than a year removed from his last NBA game, Bosh said during his debut appearance as an analyst for Turner Sports' "Players Only" programming that he's ...

Pat Riley says Magic Johnson will win with the Lakers

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley has never doubted Magic Johnson, and isn't about to start now. Riley believes Johnson will succeed in what looks like a daunting task of getting the Los Angeles Lakers back to prominence. After the Lakers cleaned house this past ...

Fowler joins friends in winning and extends youth movement

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Golf's youngest and biggest stars keep winning. Rickie Fowler has mostly been watching. He wasn't in Hawaii when Justin Thomas swept the Aloha State by a combined 10 shots, including a PGA Tour record for 72 holes and a 59 at ...