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Levante complains Barcelona used ineligible player

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Levante says it has made a formal complaint against Barcelona, accusing its Spanish rival of using an ineligible player in last week’s Copa del Rey. Levante says Barcelona broke the rules by using youth player Juan “Chumi” Brandariz on Jan. 10 because the defender had incurred a one-match suspension while playing […]
Tags: News, Sports, Barcelona, Ap, Levante, Barcelona Spain, Juan Chumi Brandariz, Rey Levante

Schwarz leads opening slalom run in World Cup combined event

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Marco Schwarz took the lead in the opening slalom leg of a World Cup Alpine combined event on Friday. The Austrian slalom specialist was 0.20 seconds ahead of Alexis Pinturault and 0.87 clear of Victor Muffat-Jeandet before the afternoon’s downhill run. Ted Ligety was fourth, 1.20 behind. French teammates Pinturault and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Schwarz, Ted Ligety, Victor Muffat Jeandet, Alexis Pinturault, Pinturault, Marco Schwarz, Wengen Switzerland

Cougars down California for first Pac-12 victory of season

Robert Franks scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Washington State beat California 82-59 on Thursday in a clash of the Pacific 12 Conference’s winless teams.
Tags: News, California, Sports, Washington State, Cougars, Cougar Basketball, Robert Franks

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki loses to Maria Sharapova in third round of the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki loses to Maria Sharapova in third round of the Australian Open.
Tags: News, Sports, Melbourne, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Australia AP

Defending champ gone: Sharapova ousts Wozniacki in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova showed that she’s ready to be a Grand Slam factor once again, eliminating defending champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the Australian Open’s fourth round. Sharapova’s victory Friday was built on aggressive groundstrokes that gave her a 37-10 edge in total winners. She is seeded only 30th […]
Tags: News, Australia, Sports, Melbourne, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Sharapova, Australia AP, Wozniacki

Greek players making a name for themselves at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas earned more than $100,000 in prize money for winning his third-round match at the Australian Open. Just as important to the 20-year-old born in Athens, he’s going to have a souvlaki named after him at a Greek restaurant in Melbourne. After his second-round win, Tsitsipas mentioned that he was […]
Tags: News, Sports, Athens, Melbourne, Australia AP, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Tsitsipas

Surging Buffalo adopts Oats’ fearless, unfiltered approach

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Nate Oats stood beneath the basket with his arms folded, watching the chaos of his Buffalo players practice at their usual frenetic pace. Arms flailed. Rubber squeaked. And then came the thud of bodies colliding and falling to the court, as backup freshman Jeenathan Williams slid past Oats after sinking […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Amherst, Nate Oats, Jeenathan Williams

Ukrainian teen who plays Serena next saw this matchup coming

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams’ next Australian Open opponent, 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska, feels as if she saw Saturday’s matchup coming a decade ago. She tells the story of being at home in Ukraine at the age of 8 and watching on TV as Williams — whom she calls “a legend” — fell behind in […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ukraine, Williams, Melbourne, Serena Williams, Serena, Australia AP, Dayana Yastremska

Haws scores 332, BYU turns back Pepperdine 87-76

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — TJ Haws scored a career high with 34 points and matched his best with eight assists and BYU pulled away to defeat Pepperdine 87-76 on Thursday night. There were 16 ties and 10 lead changes. Pepperdine’s last lead was 57-56 with 10:36 to go when Kameron Edwards converted a 3-point play […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, BYU, Malibu Calif, Pepperdine, Kameron Edwards, TJ Haws

Ford helps Saint Mary’s take care of Santa Clara 77-55

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford scored 13 of his 18 points in the first half and Saint Mary’s took control early for a 75-55 win over Santa Clara on Thursday night. The Gaels (12-7, 3-1 West Coast Conference) broke the game open when Ford scored all the points in an 11-2 run, including nine […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Ford, Santa Clara, Mary, Saint Mary, West Coast Conference, Gaels, Moraga Calif, Jordan Ford

Edwards helps Arizona St hold on to edge Oregon St 70-67

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Rob Edwards’ 13 points included two clutch free throws in the final seconds, and Arizona State held on to hand Oregon State its first Pac-12 loss of the season, 70-67 on Thursday night. The Sun Devils (12-5, 3-2 in Pac-12) have won 10 straight games over the Beavers at Wells Fargo […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Sports, Ap, Oregon State, Wells Fargo, Edwards, Arizona State, Beavers, Rob Edwards, Tempe Ariz, Sun Devils, Arizona St

Hawaii hangs on to beat Cal State Northridge 84-79

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eddie Stansberry scored 25 points and Hawaii held on to beat Cal State Northridge 84-79 on Thursday night. Stansberry was 8-of-15 shooting, making four 3-pointers, and had three steals, the final theft coming on a Northridge pass in the frontcourt before teammate Jack Purchase was fouled and sank two free throws […]
Tags: News, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Hawaii, Northridge, Cal State Northridge, Stansberry, Eddie Stansberry, Jack Purchase

Joiner’s free throws lift CSU Bakersfield over UMKC

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jarkel Joiner made three free throws with 0.2 seconds on the clock and CSU Bakersfield defeated UMKC 74-73 in a wild finish on Thursday night. UMKC’s Brandon McKissic drained a 3-pointer for a 73-71 lead with 41 seconds remaining. After CSUB missed a 3-pointer, McKissic got the rebound with 23 seconds […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Joiner, UMKC, Bakersfield Calif, CSU Bakersfield, CSUB, McKissic, Brandon McKissic, Jarkel Joiner

Seattle U thrashed by New Mexico State in WAC home opener

The Redhawks fell to 0-4 in the WAC after trailing by 26 points at halftime. But the schedule gets markedly easier going forward.
Tags: News, Sports, Seattle, College Basketball, Seattle University, Redhawks, WAC, New Mexico State

Seattle Pacific women nip Western Washington

Carly Rataushk made a layup with 6.7 seconds remaining to lift Seattle Pacific to a 61-59 victory.
Tags: News, Sports, College sports, Western Washington, Seattle Pacific, Carly Rataushk

Davis propels UCSB past UC Davis 69-58

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Ar’Mond Davis sank five 3-pointers, scoring 23 points and grabbing eight rebounds, to power UC Santa Barbara to a 69-58 victory over UC Davis on Thursday night for its sixth straight win. Davis struggled a bit inside the 3-point arc, missing 7 of his 10 shots, but he made 5 of […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Davis, UC Davis, Ucsb, UC Santa Barbara, Davis Calif, Mond Davis

Minlend scores 14, key free throw in USF’s win over Pacific

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Charles Minlend scored 14 points and made the first of two free throws with 3 seconds remaining and San Francisco defeated Pacific 53-52 on Thursday night. Minlend’s free throw gave the Dons their first lead of the final four minutes, a period in which Pacific did not make a basket, going […]
Tags: News, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, Pacific, USF, Stockton Calif, Charles Minlend, Minlend

Re-tooled Ducks snap 12-game skid, top Wild 3-0

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — John Gibson made 37 saves for his second shutout of the season, Adam Henrique and Rickard Rakell scored 11 seconds apart in the first period and the re-tooled Anaheim Ducks snapped a franchise-record 12-game losing streak by beating the Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Thursday night. Brian Gibbons added his second […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild, John Gibson, ST PAUL Minn AP, Adam Henrique, Rickard Rakell, Brian Gibbons

Washington gets outside shot going against Stanford, sits alone atop Pac-12

Jaylen Nowell scores 22 points to lead Washington to an 80-64 victory over Stanford. The Huskies made 6 of 14 three-pointers and are the only unbeaten team in conference play.
Tags: News, Washington, Stanford, Sports, College Basketball, Huskies, Husky Basketball, Jaylen Nowell

Murray, Jokic lead Nuggets to 135-105 rout of Bulls

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 22 of his 25 points in the third quarter, Nikola Jokic finished two rebounds shy of another triple-double and the Denver Nuggets cruised past Chicago 135-105 on Thursday night for their 12th straight home win over the Bulls. Chicago hasn’t knocked off the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center since […]
Tags: News, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Ap, Chicago, Denver, Nuggets, Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Bulls Chicago, Murray Jokic

Kings edge Stars 2-1 to climb out of NHL basement

DALLAS (AP) — Dustin Brown scored a rare Los Angeles power-play goal, goalie Jack Campbell beat the team that drafted him and the Kings moved out of the NHL basement by holding off the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Thursday night. Brown’s goal came in the first period when he deflected in a shot by Drew […]
Tags: News, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Kings, Dallas, NHL, Dustin Brown, Dallas Stars, Brown, Jack Campbell

Harding, Chapman pace Weber State past Idaho State 76-59.

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored 28 points, Brekkott Chapman added 19 points and 14 rebounds and Weber State broke away from Idaho State 76-59 Thursday night. Harding made 10 of 16 shots and was 4 of 8 from 3-point distance, Chapman was 8 of 14 from the floor as the Wildcats shot 55 […]
Tags: News, Sports, Chapman, Wildcats, Harding, Weber State, Idaho State, OGDEN Utah AP, Jerrick Harding, Brekkott Chapman, Harding Chapman

Utah Valley cruises past UT Rio Grande Valley 82-61

OREM, Utah (AP) — Jake Toolson had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Utah Valley cruised to an 82-61 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley on Thursday night. The Wolverines (13-6, 2-2 Western Athletic Conference) have won seven of their last nine games. UTRGV (9-11, 1-3) has lost five of its last six. Conner Toolson […]
Tags: News, Sports, Wolverines, Orem Utah, Utah Valley, Western Athletic Conference, UTRGV, UT Rio Grande Valley, Jake Toolson, Conner Toolson

Alabama hands Lady Vols historic 4th straight loss, 86-65

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Cierra Johnson scored eight of her 17 points in a dominating fourth quarter and Alabama sent No. 20 Tennessee to its fourth straight loss Thursday night, 86-65, the first time since 1970 the Lady Vols lost four consecutive games. Alabama (10-8, 2-3 Southeastern Conference), which has won five straight in the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Alabama, Tennessee, Tuscaloosa, Southeastern Conference, Lady Vols, Ala AP, Cierra Johnson

Sullivan, Lovan spark UAB past UTEP 76-63 with big 2nd half

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Lewis Sullivan scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and Tavin Lovan threw down a powerful tomahawk dunk that gave UAB the lead for good, defeating UTEP 76-63 Thursday night. The freshman Lovan finished with 14 points — all after halftime— for UAB (11-7, 3-2 Conference USA), which won for the fourth […]
Tags: News, Sports, Birmingham, Uab, Conference USA, UTEP, Ala AP, Lewis Sullivan, Sullivan Lovan, Tavin Lovan, Lovan

Taylor scores 33, Austin Peay remains undefeated in OVC

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Terry Taylor had a career-high 33 points with 12 rebounds and Austin Peay broke open a tight game in the second half to defeat SIU-Edwardsville 79-71 on Thursday night. With the win, the Governors (13-5, 5-0 OVC) keep pace with Murray State and Jacksonville State, both 5-0, atop the Ohio Valley […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Taylor, Ohio Valley, Austin Peay, Terry Taylor, SIU Edwardsville, Jacksonville State, Murray State, OVC, EDWARDSVILLE Ill

GCU’s balanced offense leads to 80-46 rout of Chicago St

PHOENIX (AP) — Carlos Johnson led five players in double figures with 12 points, a total of nine scored for Grand Canyon, and the Antelopes beat Chicago State 80-46 on Thursday night. Gerard Martin, Tim Finke and Roberts Blumbergs each made 3-pointers in about a 90-second span and Grand Canyon (11-7, 4-1 Western Athletic Conference) […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Grand Canyon, Chicago State, Western Athletic Conference, Carlos Johnson, GCU, Chicago St. PHOENIX, Gerard Martin Tim Finke, Roberts Blumbergs

Polite Jr. lifts Radford past Gardner-Webb 75-58

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. had 17 points and nine rebounds as Radford defeated Gardner-Webb 75-58 on Thursday night. Polite Jr. made 8 of 10 shots. Donald Hicks had 18 points for Radford (12-6, 4-0 Big South Conference), which won its fifth straight game. Travis Fields Jr. added 14 points. Carlik Jones had […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Jr, Radford, Big South Conference, Radford Va, Donald Hicks, Ed Polite Jr, Carlik Jones, Gardner Webb, Polite Jr

IUPUI beats Green Bay 76-70, McCall leads with 18 points

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — D.J. McCall had 18 points to lead five IUPUI players in double-figure scoring as the Jaguars beat Green Bay 76-70 on Thursday night. Camron Justice added 16 points for the Jaguars. Jaylen Minnett chipped in 13 points, and Elyjah Goss and Evan Hall added 11 apiece. McCall and Goss each grabbed […]
Tags: News, Sports, Green Bay, Jaguars, IUPUI, GOSS, McCall, Evan Hall, ASHWAUBENON Wis, Camron Justice, Jaguars Jaylen Minnett, D J McCall, Elyjah Goss

Morant scores 29 and Murray State routs Eastern Illinois

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 29 points, 20 of his team’s 48 in the first half, and Murray State routed Eastern Illinois 83-61 on Thursday night. Morant, a sophomore guard averaging 23.1 points and a nation-best 10.7 assists per game, had nine assists and made 11-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-5 3-pointers. Shaq […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Shaq, Eastern Illinois, Murray State, Morant, CHARLESTON Ill, Ja Morant

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