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Foot feels fine as Henry preps for Titans’ playoff return

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry, the man who literally ran the Tennessee Titans to the AFC championship game two years ago, is ready to play again. The 2020 AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year says his surgically repaired right foot, fixed with a steel plate, feels no different than ...

NFL asks Nevada court to dismiss lawsuit from Jon Gruden

The NFL filed a motion asking a Nevada court to dismiss former Raiders coach Jon Gruden's lawsuit against the league, saying the accusations that the the NFL leaked Gruden's old, offensive emails are "baseless" and "should be dismissed for failure to state a single viable cause of action." The ...

Lewis’ late 3 sends Marquette past No. 11 Villanova 57-54

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Justin Lewis wanted the ball with the game on the line and got it — and briefly lost his grip. Like all the times Marquette nearly let the game slip away, Lewis recovered. And this time, he let it fly. Over a fallen defender, Lewis buried a 3 that sent the Golden ...

Embiid ties career high with 50 points, 76ers beat Magic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid doesn't need to emulate any other NBA star. He proved Wednesday night that he's in a class on his own. Embiid tied his career high with 50 points in just 27 minutes, leading a dominant third quarter that carried the Philadelphia 76ers to a 123-110 victory ...

NBC will not send announcers to Beijing for Winter Games

NBC will not be sending its announcers and most hosts to the Beijing Olympics due to continued concerns about rising COVID-19 cases worldwide and China's strict policy about those who test positive. It will be the second straight Games for which the broadcast teams will work mostly out of NBC ...

No. 2 Auburn routs Georgia 83-60 with 6 in double figures

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Streaking Auburn didn't let up even with its highest ranking in more than two decades and a bigger game looming. Walker Kessler had 15 points and six blocked shots to lead a half-dozen scorers in double figures for No. 2 Auburn in an 83-60 rout of Georgia on Wednesday ...

Doncic leads streaking Mavericks to 102-98 win over Raptors

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored a season-high 41 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 to play, and tied his season best with 14 rebounds as the surging Dallas Mavericks held off the Toronto Raptors 102-98 on Wednesday night. Kristaps Porzingis had 18 points and seven rebounds to ...

Pacers roll past Lakers in 4th quarter for skid-stopping win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caris LeVert scored 22 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Malcolm Brogdon added 19 and the Indiana Pacers increased the pressure on Lakers coach Frank Vogel with a 111-104 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Domantas Sabonis had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 ...

Becky Hammon: ‘Right time’ to leave NBA, return to WNBA

Becky Hammon said she has always followed her heart and not worried about what other people think of her career decisions. There were concerns when she chose to play at Colorado State instead of a bigger school. There was backlash about her playing for Russia in the Olympics and now she has ...

Cryer, Mayer lead No. 5 Baylor past West Virginia 77-68

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Despite its recent struggles at home, Baylor still knows a thing or two about winning on the road, even when short-handed. LJ Cryer and Matthew Mayer each went on a 3-point tear to set a career high for scoring, and No. 5 Baylor snapped a two-game losing streak with ...

49ers’ Garoppolo dealing with right shoulder, thumb injuries

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is dealing with injuries to his right thumb and right shoulder as he prepares for Saturday's divisional round playoff game at Green Bay. Garoppolo was limited at practice Tuesday for the 49ers (11-7). He played ...

Liddell helps No. 19 Ohio State breeze past IUPUI 83-37

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — E.J. Liddell had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 19 Ohio State never trailed in its 83-37 win over IUPUI on Tuesday night. Liddell extended his streak of double-figure scoring to 27 games and recorded his third double-double this season. The Buckeyes (12-4) jumped ...

Miami builds 27-point halftime lead, cruises past UNC 85-57

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Isaiah Wong scored 25 points, Sam Waardenburg set a career high with 21 points and Miami led by 27 points at halftime en route to an 85-57 victory over North Carolina on Tuesday night. The Hurricanes ended a five-game losing streak in the series with their largest ...

Women’s basketball pioneer Lusia Harris dies at 66

Lusia Harris, who became the only woman to be officially drafted by an NBA team and scored the first points in women's basketball history at the Olympics, died Tuesday, her family announced. She was 66. "We are deeply saddened to share the news that our angel, matriarch, sister, mother, ...

No. 25 UConn beats Butler 76-59 in first of home-and-home

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Adama Sanogo scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead No. 25 UConn over Butler 76-59 on Tuesday night in first of two games this week between the programs. It was the third straight double-double for Sanago, who also blocked four shots. He was joined by Andre ...

Arkansas jumps out early in 2nd, beats South Carolina 75-59

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jaylin Williams scored a career-high 19 points, JD Notae added 17 and Arkansas cruised to a 75-59 victory over South Carolina on Tuesday night. It was the third consecutive win for Arkansas (13-5, 3-3 Southeastern Conference), yet it ended a string of 1,092 games ...

Wilson, Braun lead No. 7 Kansas past Oklahoma 67-64

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jalen Wilson scored 16 points, Christian Braun hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 10.9 seconds left and No. 7 Kansas defeated Oklahoma 67-64 on Tuesday night. Braun's corner 3 gave the Jayhawks a 65-62 lead. They fouled Jordan Goldwire with 6.1 seconds remaining to prevent ...

Michigan gets first win in a month, slams Maryland 83-64

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hunter Dickinson had 21 points, six rebounds and six assists and Michigan beat Maryland 83-64 on Tuesday night for its first win in a month. It was the first win for the Wolverines (8-7, 2-3 Big 10 Conference) since an 87-50 pasting of Southern Utah on Dec. 18. Prior ...

Ovechkin scores 27th goal, Capitals beat Jets in overtime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 27th goal of the season, Tom Wilson scored in overtime and the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 Tuesday night. Wilson's goal 26 seconds into the 3-on-3 OT gave the Capitals their first victory in that situation this ...

Athletes Unlimited has 11 WNBA players on basketball roster

Kelsey Mitchell, Lexie Brown and Mercedes Russell were the latest three WNBA players to sign up for the inaugural Athletes Unlimited Basketball season. There's 11 players in the WNBA last season among the 44 players who will compete in the player-run league that begins Jan. 26 in Las Vegas. ...