Men's sports

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura, left, and forward Filip Petrusev (3) celebrate after Gonzaga defeated Duke 89-87 in an NCAA college basketball game to win the Maui Invitational, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
November 22, 2018 - 1:44 am
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Gonzaga found itself in the same position as Duke's first five opponents: appearing helpless as the Blue Devils and their rim-rattling freshmen ran past and flew over them. The Zags never panicked, never looked up in awe at the bouncy Blue Devils. They have too much...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) knocks the ball away from Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during the second half on an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 121-120. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
November 21, 2018 - 10:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid is on a mission to win the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards. If he keeps up this pace, he'll make it easy on voters. Embiid had 31 points and 19 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 121-120 on Wednesday night after Anthony...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) collects a rebound off Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) and scores during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 21, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby's been around long enough to realize the issues currently plaguing the Pittsburgh Penguins can't be solved in one shift, one period or even one game. That sure didn't stop the Pittsburgh captain from trying. Crosby scored a spectacular goal and set up two others...
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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, left, and Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki talk to the media about Nowitzki receiving the key to the city during a news conference prior to an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
November 21, 2018 - 8:48 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki hopes to start his record 21st season with the same franchise in December as the Dallas Mavericks star continues a longer-than-expected recovery from ankle surgery seven months ago. The 13-time All-Star said he was gradually increasing activity without any setbacks after...
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England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Croatia at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 21, 2018 - 7:45 am
For Aleksander Ceferin, the UEFA Nations League was an overwhelming thumbs up. Across the continent, skepticism seems to have been replaced by positivity as European soccer's latest innovation replaced many unpopular friendly games in a busy calendar. "The Nations League is even more successful...
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Lipscomb guard Garrison Mathews (24) boxes out TCU forward JD Miller (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Lipscomb won 73-64. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
November 20, 2018 - 11:46 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kenny Cooper turned a steal into a breakaway layup that put Lipscomb ahead only seconds after halftime at No. 18 TCU. The Bisons never gave up the lead and went on to win 73-64 on Tuesday night, their first victory over a Top 25 team . "Our mentality at the beginning of the...
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Italy's Matteo Politano scores his side's first goal during the international friendly soccer match between Italy and the United States at Cristal Arena in Genk, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
November 20, 2018 - 8:09 pm
In his final match as U.S. soccer coach, Dave Sarachan gave Christian Pulisic the captain's arm band for the first time and sent out the youngest lineup since the American team started keeping records. Matteo Politano scored his first international goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage...
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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan greets people and hands out food for Thanksgiving to members of the community in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 20, 2018 - 6:53 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Stephanie Parker isn't quite sure how her family of six would have managed the last two months without the help of Michael Jordan and the American Red Cross following Hurricane Florence. So when Parker met Jordan on Tuesday she couldn't hold back giving the owner of the NBA'...
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FILE- In this July 30, 2017, file photo, Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre tips his helmet as he acknowledges cheers after hitting a double for his 3,000th career hit, that came off a pitch from Baltimore Orioles' Wade Miley in the fourth inning of a baseball game, in Arlington, Texas. Beltre has decided to retire after 21 seasons and 3,166 hits in the majors leagues. Beltre announced his decision in a statement released by the Rangers on Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
November 20, 2018 - 4:10 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre had a sometimes-imposing stare and plenty of quirky habits. He also had a genuine love for the game, and a lot of fun in a Hall of Fame-caliber career. After 21 big league seasons in which Beltre hit 477 home runs and became the first player from the Dominican...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2016, file photo, St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock takes the ice for practice in preparation of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, in Dallas. The Edmonton Oilers have fired coach Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous three seasons despite having superstar Connor McDavid on its roster. The Oilers were just 9-10-1 entering its game Tuesday night, Nov. 20, 2018, at San Jose. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
November 20, 2018 - 3:16 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers fired coach Todd McLellan on Tuesday and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with hopes of reviving a team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of...
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