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Paraguayan firefighters get naked in calendar to raise funds

SAN ROQUE GONZALEZ, Paraguay (AP) — Fatima Olmedo was first to pose naked for the calendar, holding a rolled-up hose in her hands that barely covered her pregnant belly. Other volunteer firefighters then followed. There’s Jorge Leiva, who used a chain saw to cover the area south of his navel and north of his knees. […]
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Spurs rally from 19 down, beat Mavs 105-101

DALLAS (AP) — Davis Bertans hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:41 left, and the San Antonio Spurs rallied from a 19-point first-half deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-101 on Wednesday night. The Spurs blew a six-point lead in the final period, but Bertans made his third 3-pointer of the quarter for a 99-96 lead […]
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Butler dominates second half, drops DePaul 87-69

CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Tucker and Kamar Baldwin combined for 29 of their 36 points in a dominating second half Wednesday night to lead Butler to an 87-69 win over DePaul. The Bulldogs (11-7, 2-3 Big East) trailed 40-36 at halftime but went 7 of 11 on 3-pointers and shot 71 percent (20 of 28) […]
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James Harden has 58 points in Rockets’ OT loss to Nets

HOUSTON (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Brooklyn Nets spoiled James Harden’s 58-point night with a 145-142 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Harden had his second straight season high after scoring 57 in a victory over Memphis on Monday night, but […]
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Johnson scores 14 as Tide rolls over Missouri 70-60

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Avery Johnson Jr. scored 14 points to lead Alabama to a 70-60 road victory over Missouri on Wednesday. Johnson — the son of Crimson Tide head coach Avery Johnson — shattered his season high of four points. Johnson shot 5-for-10 from the field and compiled his highest points total since his […]
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Iowa State hands No. 8 Texas Tech 1st Big 12 loss, 68-64

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Marial Shayok scored 20 points, Michael Jacobson had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Iowa State beat No. 8 Texas Tech 68-64 on Wednesday night, handing the Red Raiders their first Big 12 loss. The Cyclones (13-4, 3-2 Big 12) stopped a two-game losing streak coming off a 17-point win over […]
Tags: News, Sports, Cyclones, Texas Tech, Iowa State, Lubbock, Texas AP, Red Raiders, Marial Shayok, Michael Jacobson

No. 21 Houston leads throughout in 69-58 win at SMU

DALLAS (AP) — Corey Davis Jr. scored 20 points and Armoni Brooks added 19 with five 3-pointers as No. 21 Houston led throughout in a 69-58 win at SMU on Wednesday night. Davis hit a 3-pointer for the game’s first points, and the Cougars (17-1, 4-1 American Athletic Conference) jumped out to a 12-4 lead […]
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Illinois snaps 5-game skid, routs Minnesota 95-68

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu produced 23 points, Giorgi Bezhanishvili added 20 points and Illinois used one of its best first halves this season to defeat Minnesota 95-68 on Wednesday night and end a five-game skid. The Illini (5-12, 1-5 Big Ten) piled up 51 points in the opening 20 minutes — their second-best […]
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Jackson leads No. 2 Baylor women past Kansas 94-68

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Chloe Jackson scored a season-high 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting and had eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals to lead No. 2 Baylor to a 94-68 win over Kansas on Wednesday night. Kalani Brown added 15 points, DiDi Richards 14 and Lauren Cox and NaLyssa Smith had 13 apiece for […]
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Denver notches 1st Summit win, beats North Dakota St. 80-65

DENVER (AP) — Ade Murkey scored 18 points and Denver rallied in the second half to beat North Dakota State 80-65 for its first conference win on Wednesday night, snapping a six-game skid. Denver trailed by six at the break but opened the second half on a 15-6 surge featuring dunks by Murkey and Tory […]
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Green sparks comeback off bench, New Orleans tops SFA 68-61

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Troy Green scored 15 points off the bench with four assists and four steals and New Orleans clawed out of a 13-point hole and hung on at the end to defeat Stephen F. Austin 68-61 Wednesday night, pushing its win streak to four games. Ezekiel Charles added 12 points for New […]
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Walker leads No. 2 UConn to 75-33 rout of Tulane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Megan Walker has been playing well this past month. On Wednesday night, she single-handedly outscored Tulane by a point in No. 2 UConn’s 75-33 rout. Walker scored a career-best 34 points in the easy victory. “I think since we got back from Christmas, Megan has had a different approach to the […]
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Harden scores 58 points in Rockets’ OT loss to Nets

HOUSTON (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Brooklyn Nets spoiled James Harden’s 58-point night with a 145-142 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Harden had his second straight season high after scoring 57 in a victory over Memphis on Monday night, but […]
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Top 25 Capsules

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Jessica Shepard had 20 points and 11 rebounds and No. 1 Notre Dame took command with a 24-1 run in the second quarter to beat Virginia Tech 80-51 on Wednesday night. Arike Ogunbowale added 19 points for the Fighting Irish (17-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Irish trailed 24-18 before Marina […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Atlantic Coast Conference, Jessica Shepard, Blacksburg VA, Arike Ogunbowale

Irving’s 27 points, 18 assists leads Celtics past Raptors

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving hit a foul-line fadeaway to give Boston the lead, then hit a 31-foot 3-pointer to finish with 27 points and lead the Celtics past the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors 117-108 on Wednesday night. Returning after missing the last game with a bruised right leg, Irving had 10 points and six […]
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Antetokounmpo leads streaking Bucks past Grizzlies 111-101

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks used a third-quarter outburst to capture their third straight win, 111-101 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Eric Bledsoe added 16 points and D.J. Wilson scored 13 for the Bucks, who won for the 14th time in 17 […]
Tags: News, Sports, Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis, Milwaukee Bucks, Grizzlies, Antetokounmpo, Tenn AP, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe, D J Wilson

Indonesian presidential campaign heats up with first debate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Echoing the campaign tactics of Donald Trump, former Indonesian Gen. Prabowo Subianto says his country, the world’s third-largest democracy, is in dire shape and he is the leader who will restore it to greatness. Subianto, running for president a second time in the April 17 elections, faces a major campaign test […]
Tags: News, Nation, Donald Trump, Jakarta, Indonesia AP, Nation & World, Prabowo Subianto, Subianto

SE Louisiana downs Lamar 76-69 for first conference win

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Marlain Veal scored 22 points with four assists, three rebounds and three steals and Southeastern Louisiana beat Lamar 76-69 on Wednesday night for its first conference win. The Lions (5-12, 1-3 Southland Conference) snapped their eight-game skid with a 26-for-50 shooting effort while making 18 of 22 from the foul line. […]
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Clemons scores 22 to lead Campbell past UNC Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Clemons had 22 points as Campbell defeated UNC Asheville 70-53 on Wednesday night. Andrew Eudy had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Campbell (9-8, 2-1 Big South), which ended its five-game road losing streak. Ja’Cor Nelson added six rebounds and six assists. DeVon Baker had 15 points and six rebounds […]
Tags: News, Sports, Campbell, N C AP, Asheville, Chris Clemons, Clemons, Big South, UNC Asheville, Andrew Eudy, Cor Nelson, DeVon Baker

Tulsa beats UConn after both coaches ejected

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The coaches weren’t around to see all of it, but reserve Jeriah Horne scored a career high 27 points and Tulsa defeated UConn 89-83 Wednesday night, snapping a two-game conference losing streak. Both Tulsa coach Frank Haith and UConn coach Dan Hurley were ejected with 11:40 to play in the second […]
Tags: News, Sports, UConn, Tulsa, Okla AP, Dan Hurley, Frank Haith, Jeriah Horne

Email prompts man to attend stranger’s bachelor party

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An email about a bachelor party sent to the wrong person has led to an Arizona man taking a trip to a Vermont ski resort to attend the party of someone he doesn’t know this weekend. William Novak of Phoenix got the email on Jan. 7 about the ski weekend for […]
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Sherburne leads with 15 points, Retrievers top Binghamton

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Sherburne scored 15 points with nine rebounds and seven assists, leading UMBC to a 68-49 defeat of Binghamton Wednesday night, reaching three milestones during the game. Sherburne, a graduate student, became the third UMBC player in Division I to reach 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists in a career. He […]
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Goth scores 20, Carr 19, K-State women upend No. 11 Texas

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kayla Goth had 20 points and tied her career-high with 12 assists and Kansas State used a big first half to defeat No. 11 Texas 87-69 on Wednesday night. Christianna Carr added 19 on points 7-of-10 shooting, including four 3-pointers, for the Wildcats (11-6, 2-3 Big 12). Peyton Williams had 18 […]
Tags: Texas, News, Sports, Manhattan, Carr, Kansas State, Wildcats, K State, Kan AP, Kayla Goth, Christianna Carr, Peyton Williams

Nutall leads Sam Houston State past Texas A&M-CC 72-50

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Freshman Zach Nutall scored 15 points off the bench to help Sam Houston State roll past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 72-50 on Wednesday night. Kai Mitchell and Josh Delaney added 14 points apiece for the Bearkats (9-8, 4-0 Southland Conference) who have won five straight. Marcus Harris had 13 points and six […]
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Australian men’s tennis hit by infighting, Twitter rants

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The situation seems mostly nasty these days in Australian men’s tennis. Compared with the genteel nature of past stars like Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall and more recently, the likes of Pat Rafter over-ruling line calls and giving points to his opponents long before video replays existed, Australian men’s tennis is […]
Tags: News, Sports, Melbourne, Australia AP, Pat Rafter, Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall

Evansville pulls away late to beat Missouri State 70-64

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — K.J. Riley scored 16 points and Evan Kuhlman hit a key 3-pointer late to help Evansville beat Missouri State 70-64 on Wednesday night. Evansville (9-9, 3-2 Missouri Valley Conference) has won eight of the last 10 against Missouri State (8-10, 2-3). John Hall made a 3-pointer and Dainius Chatkevicius two free […]
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Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following China threats

HSINCHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is holding live-fire military exercises following extended threats against the island by China. Artillery and assault helicopters fired at targets off the west coast city of Taichung on Thursday, while Mirage fighter jets took off amid rainy conditions from the air base at Hsinchu to the north. The drills are […]
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Friday leads Abilene Christian past Houston Baptist 75-68

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jalone Friday scored 21 points and Jaren Lewis added 13 and Abilene Christian beat Houston Baptist 75-68 on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (15-3, 4-1 Southland Conference) have won three straight and are averaging 74.3 points in that span. The Huskies entered leading the conference in scoring at 82.2 points per game […]
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Sean Couturier has hat trick, Flyers beat Bruins 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier had a hat trick, Carter Hart stopped 39 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night. Couturier scored twice within 90 seconds in the second period and sealed the win with his 19th goal late in the third for his first career regular-season hat trick […]
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Drake builds big first-half lead to beat Bradley 69-52

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Nick McGlynn had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Drake built a big first-half lead to beat Bradley 69-52 on Wednesday night. Drake (13-5, 2-3 Missouri Valley Conference) has defeated the Braves (8-10, 0-5) in three of the last four meetings. The Bulldogs closed the first half on a 26-6 run […]
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