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10,000 and counting: The ‘Point God’ shows no signs of age

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul says he knows the secret for why he's still a dominant NBA point guard at an age when most of his peers are getting into coaching or figuring out their next steps in life. "I told the guys in the locker room I've got the easy job," ...

Again, Syracuse makes Sweet 16 as double-digit seed

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer For the third time since 2016, Syracuse is headed to the Sweet 16 as a double-digit seed. In all, nine double-digit seeds have reached the regional semifinals in that time span — so the Orange have accounted for one third of them. Later on Sunday, ...

Oregon State bounces Oklahoma State, Cunningham from NCAAs

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oregon State embraced the role of the Hickory Huskers — results and all. Hours before their second-round NCAA Tournament game against Oklahoma State, the Beavers' basketball Twitter account posted a video of center Roman Silva carrying ...

Monday Fun Day: March Madness kicks off the week

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It's not like anyone's going to the office anyway. The change in the March Madness schedule brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic will give basketball fans a first-of-its-kind experience -- eight games on a Monday. The second-round ...

Harris leads 76ers to 6th straight win, 99-96 over Knicks

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris scored the baskets that let the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New York Knicks for the 14th straight time and yelled, "I'm an All-Star!" Fueled by a perceived snub, Harris has become a closer in the clutch and kept Philadelphia ...

Frederic’s third-period goal carries Bruins past Penguins

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trent Frederic scored the lone goal of the third period and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Tuesday night. Frederic gave the Bruins the lead for good at 7:07 of the third. He beat goaltender Casey DeSmith with a wrist ...

Ovechkin nets 718, passes Espo for 6th as Caps stop Isles

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 718th goal to pass Phil Esposito for sole possession of sixth on the NHL's career list and became the second active player with 1,300 points, helping the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday ...

LeBron James becomes partner in group that owns Red Sox

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LeBron James is becoming a part-owner of the Boston Red Sox. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar confirmed Tuesday night that he and his longtime business partner, Maverick Carter, are taking an ownership stake in the Fenway Sports Group. "For me and my ...

Sabres fire coach Krueger while in midst of 12-game skid

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Twelve consecutive losses — and with no indication of the skid ending — were enough for Sabres first-year general manager Kevyn Adams to determine it was time to fire coach Ralph Krueger on Wednesday. The Sabres made the move the ...

What to watch the first week of the NCAA Tournament

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer The 2020 NCAA Tournament was wiped out by the coronavirus, robbing the sports world of one of its greatest spectacles. After a chaotic season through a pandemic, March Madness is back. You know the players are ready. So are the coaches. The fans, ...