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Still perfect: Team LeBron wins NBA All-Star Game 170-150

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — In the midst of a pandemic, this was assured of being an NBA All-Star Game like no other. The stands were mostly empty. The crowd noise was largely piped in. There were no A-list celebrities sitting courtside. Two players had to sit out after ...

Michigan State beats No. 2 Michigan 70-64, boosts NCAA hopes

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's NCAA Tournament streak under Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo appears to be alive and well after it was in dire straits a month ago. Rocket Watts scored 21 points and Aaron Henry had 18 to lead the Spartans in a 70-64 ...

Teague 35 points as No. 3 Baylor beats No. 18 Texas Tech

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas (AP) — MaCio Teague and Mark Vital had quite a senior day in a perfect ending at home for Big 12 regular season champion Baylor. Teague scored 35 points while matching a school record with 10 made 3-pointers, one after an incredible save by ...

A pandemic, a plan and a return to golf with no interruption By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan keeps the screenshot his daughters sent him as a tease one year ago. Now it's a reminder of how quickly celebration gave way to ...

Detectives look at SUV’s ‘black box’ from Tiger Woods crash

By Stefanie Dazio Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives are looking at data from the so-called “black box” of Tiger Woods' SUV to get a clearer picture of what occurred during the Southern California rollover crash that seriously injured the golf star, authorities said ...

Intense No. 4 Illinois makes statement, drubs No. 2 Michigan

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Trent Frazier, Andre Curbelo and No. 4 Illinois arrived at Crisler Center ready to make a point. "We're the hardest-playing team in the country. That's our statement," Frazier said. "Even without our best player, we've got a lot of ...

Ledecky returns to competition with time ticking to Tokyo

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Like everyone else, Katie Ledecky was forced to shelve her plans when the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Instead of looking far into the future, the five-time Olympic champion swimmer switched to a more immediate mindset. Forget that the four-year cycle ...

Kapanen scores twice; Pens welcome back fans with 5-2 win

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The arena wasn't completely full for Pittsburgh's game against visiting Philadelphia, yet it felt that way to Penguins forward Kasperi Kapanen. Kapanen scored two goals and the Penguins defeated the Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Penguins ...

Suns overcome Booker’s ejection, hold off Lakers 114-104

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dario Šarić scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, Mikal Bridges added 19 and the Phoenix Suns overcame Devin Booker's ejection for a 114-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. Booker scored 17 points before ...

China: Calls for 2022 Winter Olympics boycott doomed to fail

BEIJING (AP) — Calls for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on human rights grounds are "doomed to failure," a Chinese government spokesperson said Wednesday, as lawmakers and political advisers began converging on China's capital for the biggest annual gathering of the political ...