No. 1 Gonzaga rallies to beat No. 11 West Virginia 87-82
INDIANANAPOLIS (AP) — Joel Ayayi matched his career high with 21 points and Andrew Nembhard and Corey Kispert each had, and No. 1 Gonzaga rallied to beat No.
Rockets trade Russell Westbrook to Wizards for John Wall
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have traded Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a future lottery-protected.
Cubs non-tender OFs Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora Jr.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. became free agents Wednesday when the Chicago Cubs declined to offer contracts to two key players from their historic 2016 World Series championship.
Maryland-Michigan canceled; Wolverines' AD sounds off
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel strongly rebuked any notion that the Wolverines would try to avoid facing rival Ohio State in the regular-season finale, calling the notion “ridiculous” and infuriating in a scathing statement Wednesday.
Steelers overcome rust, short-handed Ravens to move to 11-0
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't one for excuses. Even as COVID-19 wreaked havoc with his team's schedule, pushing their matchup with Baltimore from Thanksgiving night to middle of the afternoon in the middle of the week in the middle of a pandemic, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach refused to reach for one.
Coleman, No. 17 Texas beat No. 14 UNC 69-67 for Maui title
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — It wasn’t long after Texas arrived for the relocated Maui Invitational that coach Shaka Smart pointed out the banners hanging above the court to recognize the tournament’s past champions.
NBA: 48 players positive for coronavirus as testing resumes
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA said Wednesday that 48 players have tested positive for the coronavirus since testing resumed last week. The league and National Basketball Players Association said 546 players were tested between Nov.
Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday.
Agency: LeBron James inks contract extension with Lakers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has agreed to a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. James' agency, Klutch Sports, confirmed the deal Wednesday during the first week of training camp for the NBA champions.
Bettman: NHL players have to decide to pay now or later
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman warned players Wednesday they are likely going to have to pay one way or another to make up for the league’s projected lost revenue whenever the 2020-21 season gets underway.
Lakers-Clippers, Durant-Warriors set for NBA opening night
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant is scheduled to make his Brooklyn debut against his former Golden State teammates before the Lakers begin their title defense in an all-Los Angeles matchup with the Clippers in the NBA's Dec.
Goodell: NFL committed to finishing regular season on time
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the league remains committed to finishing the regular season as scheduled. Goodell also said on a conference call that while the NFL is considering a bubble format for the playoffs, it wouldn't necessarily resemble what the NHL and NBA used in successfully in completing their seasons.
Gwen Berry wins humanitarian award, insists US can do better
Gwen Berry won a humanitarian award Wednesday for raising social justice issues in the United States — a journey that began in 2019 when she raised her fist on the medals stand at the Pan-Am Games during the national anthem.
Gosper leaving World Rugby to take up role at NFL Europe
LONDON (AP) — The chief executive of rugby's world governing body is leaving his role to take up a senior position at the NFL, where he will drive the next stage of its growth in Europe.
Jaguars sticking with Glennon even though Minshew is healthy
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Mike Glennon is getting another start for the Jacksonville Jaguars even though Gardner Minshew is fully healthy.
Celtic slumps as dominance finally threatened in Scotland
A police helicopter circled above Celtic Park as riot vans lined up outside the stadium, surrounding the cars of players while officers struggled to hold back angry fans.
Olympic fans from abroad may have health tracked by app
TOKYO (AP) — A mobile app could be among the measures used to track the health of fans from abroad if they are permitted to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics.
Nova's Wright says bubble stay takes mental toll on players
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Villanova stayed in Connecticut's “Bubbleville” at the Mohegan Sun resort casino for a full week, playing four games, including two that were not on it schedule when the Wildcats arrived.
Popovich knows filling US Olympic roster may be a challenge
Game 7 of the 2021 NBA Finals, as of now, would be played on July 22. The opening cermony of the Tokyo Olympics, as of now, would be the next day.
Rodgers' 50th TD pass vs. Bears puts him in exclusive group
Aaron Rodgers picked apart Chicago’s defense once again last week, throwing four TD passes to give him 51 for his career against the Bears.
Broncos activate 3 QBs following COVID-19 rules violations
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles will be allowed to rejoin their teammates at practice Wednesday after the Denver Broncos activated them from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday.
No. 7 Kansas overcomes offensive woes, beats No. 20 Kentucky
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kansas forward Jalen Wilson waited a whole year for a night like Tuesday. His celebration came in almost total silence.
Years after coming out, gay athletes upset by lack of change
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — David Kopay and Ian Roberts live on different sides of the Pacific Ocean. Both took giant leaps of faith when they came out.
Watts scores 20, No. 8 Michigan State beats No. 6 Duke 75-69
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Rocket Watts scored 20 points and Julius Marble had a career-high 12 to help No. 8 Michigan State beat No. 6 Duke 75-69 on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic.
Women's team, US Soccer settle part of their lawsuit
U.S. women's national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions compared with the men's team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation.