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Elvira brothers in contention at Kenya Open on European tour

Elvira brothers in contention at Kenya Open on European tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 8:13 a.m.  |  Save Story

Spanish golfer Manuel Elvira has moved into contention to join older brother Nacho as a European tour winner by taking a share of the lead at the Kenya Open after the third round. The younger Elvira shot 4-under 67 and was tied for first place on 10 under overall with Darius Van Driel of the Netherlands (68). Van Driel led the tournament after the first round and was in a three-way tie for first place after the second round. The 37-year-old Nacho's only tour title came at the Cazoo Open in Wales in 2021. He is also on the leaderboard, three strokes off the lead, in a tie for sixth after a 68.
Sports on TV for Sunday, Feb. 25

Sports on TV for Sunday, Feb. 25

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

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Arizona Coyotes move to terminate Adam Ruzicka's contract after social media video surfaces

Arizona Coyotes move to terminate Adam Ruzicka's contract after social media video surfaces

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 7:57 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Arizona Coyotes have put forward Adam Ruzicka on unconditional waivers to terminate his contract. The move comes after Ruzicka posted to social media a video of a himself with a white powder appearing to be cocaine and a credit card on a counter. Ruzicka is in the second season of a two-year contract worth $1.525 million. The 24-year-old from Slovakia has been with the Coyotes for only about a month since they claimed him off waivers from the Calgary Flames. Ruzicka has no points in three games with Arizona after nine in 39 with Calgary. He has played in 117 NHL games since making his debut in April 2021.
Antoine Dupont takes first steps in his bid to help France win rugby sevens at Paris Games

Antoine Dupont takes first steps in his bid to help France win rugby sevens at Paris Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 6:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

Standout scrumhalf Antoine Dupont has taken the first steps in his bid to help France win the rugby sevens at the Paris Olympics this summer. Dupont came on midway through the second half in a 24-12 win against the United States and once again in a 40-7 win against Samoa on Friday in Vancouver which is hosting the fourth round of the men's and women's HSBC SVNS competition. The 27-year-old Dupont is widely considered the world's best rugby union player in the traditional 15-a-side format. He has taken time out to adapt to the 7s format ahead of playing at the July 26-Aug. 11 Paris Games.
Heavy snow forces cancellation of women's World Cup super-G at Val di Fassa

Heavy snow forces cancellation of women's World Cup super-G at Val di Fassa

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 3:39 a.m.  |  Save Story

Heavy snow has forced the cancellation of a women's World Cup super-G in Val di Fassa. There is another super-G scheduled for Sunday and race organizers are hopeful it can go ahead as planned. It is the sixth women's speed race canceled this season. Lara Gut-Behrami leads the super-G standings but has only a five-point advantage over Cornelia Huetter. The Swiss skier also leads in the giant slalom and downhill as well as overall. She overtook Mikaela Shiffrin with the American star out injured.
Patty Tavatanakit takes a 3-stroke lead after three rounds of her home LPGA event in Thailand

Patty Tavatanakit takes a 3-stroke lead after three rounds of her home LPGA event in Thailand

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 2:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

Local favorite Patty Tavatanakit shot a 6-under 66 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA Thailand tournament. Tavatanakit had a three-round total of 16-under 200 on the Siam Country Club Old Course at Chonburi southeast of Bangkok. Madelene Sagstrom shot 69 and was in second place while Hye Jin-choi and Emily Kristine Pedersen shot 65s and were tied for third with Hyo Joo-kim, who shot 69 Saturday. Brooke Henderson shot 68 and was in a group tied for sixth, five strokes behind the leader.
Australia and Denmark share the lead after the 1st day of racing at SailGP on Sydney harbor

Australia and Denmark share the lead after the 1st day of racing at SailGP on Sydney harbor

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 1:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

Australia shared the lead with Denmark after the first day of SailGP racing on Sydney harbor, with the home side in pursuit of its first overall win of the season. In stronger winds than at any of the seven previous events, Denmark and Tom Slingsby's Australia finished level after three races. New Zealand was in third place. Looking to recover from a season-worst seventh-place finish at last month's Abu Dhabi SailGP, Australia won the first race, came second in the second and finished fourth in the third. Three-time defending champion Team Australia went into the race having not won a regatta in Season 4 of the global league, and skipper Tom Slingsby admitted his team needed to stop Team New Zealand, which had won three straight and four overall this season.
Gordon leads UT Arlington against Utah Tech after 23-point game

Gordon leads UT Arlington against Utah Tech after 23-point game

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 1:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

UT Arlington hosts the Utah Tech Trailblazers after DaJuan Gordon scored 23 points in UT Arlington's 90-85 victory against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds. The teams meet Saturday for the second time this season. UT Arlington is 9-7 against the WAC, and Utah Tech is 6-9 against conference opponents.
Utah hosts San Antonio on home skid

Utah hosts San Antonio on home skid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 12:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah will try to end its four-game home slide when the Jazz take on San Antonio. Sunday's game is the second meeting of the season between the two teams. The Jazz won the previous matchup 130-118. Utah is 13-22 against the Western Conference, and San Antonio is 7-24 against conference opponents.
Shaw scores twice and US women down Argentina 4-0 in Gold Cup

Shaw scores twice and US women down Argentina 4-0 in Gold Cup

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 12:08 a.m.  |  Save Story

Jaedyn Shaw scored a pair of goals and the United States went up 3-0 within the first 20 minutes before going on to defeat Argentina 4-0 in the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup. The 19-year-old Shaw scored in the 10th and 18th minute, while veteran Alex Morgan added a third goal off a header in the 19th. Lindsey Horan converted a penalty kick in the 77th. Shaw is the youngest player to score three goals in her first six national team appearances.
LeBron scores 30 points, Davis handles Wembanyama's 5x5 effort in Lakers' 123-118 win over Spurs

LeBron scores 30 points, Davis handles Wembanyama's 5x5 effort in Lakers' 123-118 win over Spurs

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 12:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 123-118. LeBron James had 30 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Anthony Davis had 28 points and 13 rebounds. Victor Wembanyama had 27 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, five blocked shots and five steals in his first road game against the Lakers. The French rookie sensation scored 16 points in a dominant first quarter, but Davis answered his fellow No. 1 overall pick's challenge with impressive play in the next two quarters while the Lakers maintained their lead. Davis sat out the fourth quarter of the second game in a back-to-back set.
Bucks overtake Timberwolves 112-107 behind 33 points from Antetokounmpo

Bucks overtake Timberwolves 112-107 behind 33 points from Antetokounmpo

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 11:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 13 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks surge out of the All-Star break with a 112-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota dropped into a tie with Oklahoma City for the Western Conference lead at 39-17. Anthony Edwards made three 3-pointers in the final 1:58 to give the Wolves a late chance, but Damian Lillard iced it for the Bucks with a 21-footer with 10.3 seconds left. Lillard had 21 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds to overshadow an 8-for-23 shooting night and help the Bucks improve to 4-7 under new coach Doc Rivers.
Jokic's 17th triple-double of the season helps Nuggets top Trail Blazers 127-112

Jokic's 17th triple-double of the season helps Nuggets top Trail Blazers 127-112

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 11:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Nikola Jokic had 29 points, 15 rebounds and 14 assists for his 17th triple-double of the season, Michael Porter scored 34 points and had 12 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 127-112. Collin Gillespie made all four of his 3-point attempts off the bench for the Nuggets and finished with 18 points. Jerami Grant scored 25 points for the Trail Blazers. Deandre Ayton added 22 points and Anfernee Simons had 21.
Former Cowboys receiver Golden Richards, known for famous Super Bowl catch, dies at 73

Former Cowboys receiver Golden Richards, known for famous Super Bowl catch, dies at 73

John Coon, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 11:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Golden Richards, the former Dallas Cowboys receiver known for his flowing blond hair who famously caught a touchdown pass off a gadget play in the 1978 Super Bowl, died Friday of congestive heart failure at his home in Murray, Utah. He was 73. Richards' nephew, Lance Richards, confirmed the death in a Facebook post. The former BYU star spent seven seasons in the NFL with Dallas, Chicago and Denver, and is best known for his five-plus seasons as a deep-play threat with the Cowboys. That was especially evident in the 1978 Super Bowl against Denver. With the Cowboys ahead 20-10 in the fourth quarter, fullback Robert Newhouse threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Richards to all but assure the Cowboys of their second championship.
Stephen Curry and Warriors beat Seth Curry and Charlotte 97-84

Stephen Curry and Warriors beat Seth Curry and Charlotte 97-84

Janie Mccauley, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 11:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Golden State's Lester Quinones getting ejected along with Grant Williams from Charlotte. Hornets forward Miles Bridges received a technical. Earlier, Warriors coach Steve Kerr agreed to a $35 million, two-year contract extension, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal.
Matt Boldy scores 2 as Wild beat Oilers 4-2 for sixth win in eight games

Matt Boldy scores 2 as Wild beat Oilers 4-2 for sixth win in eight games

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 11:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Matt Boldy scored a twice as the Minnesota Wild beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2. Jonas Brodin and Mats Zuccarello also scored for the Wild, who are 6-1-1 in their last eight games. Filip Gustavsson stopped 41 shots to help Minnesota pull two points behind St. Louis for the second wild card in the Western Conference. Leon Draisaitl and Zach Hyman had goals for the Oilers, who have lost two in a row but are 28-7-1 in their last 36 games. Calvin Pickard finished with 16 saves.
Jada Williams hits go-ahead 3-pointer as Arizona stuns No. 3 Stanford 68-61

Jada Williams hits go-ahead 3-pointer as Arizona stuns No. 3 Stanford 68-61

Eric He, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 11:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jada Williams banked in a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds to play and Arizona stunned No. 3 Stanford 68-61, beating the Cardinal on the road for the first time in more than 20 years. Williams led the Wildcats with 23 points, and Esmery Martinez added 17. Stanford had beaten Arizona in 15 of the previous 16 meetings between the teams. Kiki Iriafen led Stanford with 21 points and 15 rebounds. The Wildcats had lost seven straight to the Cardinal. They had just seven players dressed, and were coming off a triple-overtime win over Washington on Sunday. Stanford star forward Cameron Brink missed the game due to a non-COVID-19 illness.
Steve Kerr, Golden State agree to $35 million, 2-year extension, AP sources say

Steve Kerr, Golden State agree to $35 million, 2-year extension, AP sources say

Janie Mccauley, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 11:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

and he hadn't been in a rush, with the season his top priority and him being clear he always planned on returning.
JuJu Watkins scores 42 points in No. 7 USC's 7th straight win, 87-81 over 11th-ranked Colorado

JuJu Watkins scores 42 points in No. 7 USC's 7th straight win, 87-81 over 11th-ranked Colorado

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 11:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

JuJu Watkins scored 42 points and No. 7 Southern California defeated 11th-ranked Colorado 87-81 for the Trojans' seventh consecutive victory. It was her 11th game with 30 or more points. The freshman made all 18 of her free throws and hit four 3-pointers. McKenzie Forbes added 24 points, making five 3-pointers for the Trojans, who improved to 21-4 overall and 11-4 in the Pac-12. The Buffaloes were led by Aaronette Vonleh with 18 points before she fouled out in the fourth.
Friday's Scores

Friday's Scores

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Thunder post their highest point total of the season in 147-106 win over Wizards

Thunder post their highest point total of the season in 147-106 win over Wizards

Tim Willert, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 11:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 30 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Washington Wizards 147-106. The Thunder moved into a tie atop the Western Conference standings with Minnesota at 39-17. The Timberwolves dropped a 112-107 home decision to Milwaukee on Friday. Chet Holmgren added 25 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which shot 59.8% from the field and 50% from 3-point-range. The Thunder had their highest point total of the season, eclipsing their 140 points in a win over San Antonio on Jan. 24. Jordan Poole scored 21 points off the bench and Corey Kispert added 20 points for Washington, which has lost 10 straight games.
Davidson's 23 points and 15 boards power Nevada past San Jose State 84-63

Davidson's 23 points and 15 boards power Nevada past San Jose State 84-63

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 10:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Nick Davidson scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Jarod Lucas added 20 points cruised to an 84-63 win over San Jose State. The Wolf Pack (22-6, 9-5 Mountain West) held a five-point lead at the break, but outscored the Spartans 50-34 over the final 20 minutes to earn a third-straight win.
No. 9 Oregon State pulls away late, beats Washington State 65-52

No. 9 Oregon State pulls away late, beats Washington State 65-52

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 10:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lily Hansford scored 11 points and Timea Gardner added 10 to lead No. 9 Oregon State to a 65-52 win over Washington State on Friday night. Talia von Oelhoffen hit a 3 to give Oregon State (22-4, 11-4 Pac-12) a double-digit lead and followed with a jumper that ignited a 14-2 run to close out the victory. Bella Murekatete led Washington State (16-12, 5-10) with 14 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Freshman Eleonora Villa added 10 points.
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Friday's Scores

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Butler ejected, but not before helping Heat top Pelicans 106-95

Butler ejected, but not before helping Heat top Pelicans 106-95

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 10:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jimmy Butler had 23 points and nine rebounds before being ejected after a fourth-quarter melee and the Miami Heat held off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-95 on Friday night before a hostile and emotionally charged crowd. Bam Adebayo scored 24 points for Miami, which returned from its All-Star break by beating snapping the Pelicans' four-game winning streak in what also marked the Heat's seventh straight victory over the Pelicans. Miami reserve Thomas Bryant, along with Pelicans players Jose Alvarado and Naji Marshall, also were ejected after the on-court melee with 11:19 to go. Even a couple fans were escorted out. Zion Williamson led New Orleans with 23 points.
Kyle Connor scores in OT as Jets beat Blackhawks 3-2

Kyle Connor scores in OT as Jets beat Blackhawks 3-2

Matt Carlson, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 10:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kyle Connor scored 25 seconds into overtime, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2. Connor notched his 21st goal from the right circle when his shot deflected off the skate of Nick Foligno and past Petr Mrazek. Tyler Johnson scored for Chicago with 43 seconds left to tie the score at 2-2. Nikolai Ehlers scored twice in regulation for Winnipeg, ending his 10-game goal-scoring drought. Connor Hellebuyck had 33 saves. Colin Blackwell also scored for Chicago, which has lost 11 of 12 (1-9-2). Mrazek finished with 28 saves.
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Friday's Scores

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3 University of Wyoming swimmers killed in highway crash in Colorado

3 University of Wyoming swimmers killed in highway crash in Colorado

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 10:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Three members of the University of Wyoming swimming and diving team were killed in a highway crash in northern Colorado.
Woman killed during a celebration of Chiefs' Super Bowl win to be remembered at funeral

Woman killed during a celebration of Chiefs' Super Bowl win to be remembered at funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 10:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Kansas City area DJ who was killed during a celebration of the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory was set to be remembered Saturday during funeral services attended by friends and family. Lisa Lopez-Galvan was one of around two dozen people shot when gunfire erupted Feb. 14 outside the city's Union Station. The 43-year-old, her husband and adult son had joined an estimated crowd of 1 million people for the festivities. As the rally ended, a dispute led to gunfire. Authorities say it started over a belief that people in one group were staring at people in another group. Lopez-Galvan was caught in the middle of the shooting. Everyone else survived.
Fred VanVleet, Jabari Smith Jr. help Rockets hold off Suns, 114-110

Fred VanVleet, Jabari Smith Jr. help Rockets hold off Suns, 114-110

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 10:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Fred VanVleet scored 23 points, Jabari Smith Jr. had 22 points and 16 rebounds and the Houston Rockets withstood Phoenix's late surge to beat the Suns 114-110 on Friday night. Kevin Durant had 28 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for Phoenix, comning off a loss in Dallas the night before. Fellow All-Star Devin Booker added 25 points and Bol Bol had season highs of 25 points and 14 rebounds. Phoenix was without starters Bradley Beal, who missed a third straight game with tightness in his left hamstring, and Jusuf Nurkic, who has a sprained right ankle. Houston led by double-digits to start the fourth, but the Suns took the lead with about five minutes to go.
Kawhi Leonard and Terance Mann lead Clippers to 101-95 victory over Grizzlies

Kawhi Leonard and Terance Mann lead Clippers to 101-95 victory over Grizzlies

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 9:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points, Terance Mann had a season-high 23 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 101-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Paul George added 14 points for Los Angeles and Ivica Zubac finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with 29 points. GG Jackson had with 11 points, Ziaire Williams scored 10 and Vince Williams had eight assists for his sixth straight game with at least seven.
Heat's Jimmy Butler, 3 others, ejected after scuffle with Pelicans

Heat's Jimmy Butler, 3 others, ejected after scuffle with Pelicans

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 9:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jose Alvarado and Naji Marshall, also were ejected after fisticuffs erupted with 11:19 left and Miami leading 84-81. The scuffle began after Pelicans star forward Zion Williamson stole the ball from Butler, and Kevin Love grabbed Williamson to prevent an uncontested layup. As Love was whistled for a foul, Williamson fell to the court and Marshall rushed in to object to the way Williamson was fouled. Butler engaged Marshall and they briefly grabbed each other by the neck as teammates and coaches animatedly swarmed around them.
Leach scores 27 in Fairfield's 85-81 victory against Quinnipiac

Leach scores 27 in Fairfield's 85-81 victory against Quinnipiac

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 9:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

Led by Jalen Leach's 27 points, the Fairfield Stags defeated the Quinnipiac Bobcats 85-81
Rose scores 23 in Fordham's 79-67 win over Duquesne

Rose scores 23 in Fordham's 79-67 win over Duquesne

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 9:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Led by Kyle Rose's 23 points, the Fordham Rams defeated the Duquesne Dukes 79-67
Judge hands NCAA another loss, says compensation rules likely violate antitrust law, harm athletes

Judge hands NCAA another loss, says compensation rules likely violate antitrust law, harm athletes

Teresa M. Walker And Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

A federal judge has barred the NCAA from enforcing its rules prohibiting name, image and likeness compensation from being used to recruit athletes. The judge granted a preliminary injunction requested by the states of Tennessee and Virginia. The ruling undercuts what has been a fundamental principle of the NCAA's model of amateurism for decades: Third parties cannot pay recruits to attend a particular school. The judge wrote the NCAA's prohibition likely violates federal antitrust law and harms athletes.
Maxey, Payne lead 76ers past Cleveland, 104-97, send Cavaliers to 3rd loss in 4 games

Maxey, Payne lead 76ers past Cleveland, 104-97, send Cavaliers to 3rd loss in 4 games

Anthony Sanfilippo, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 9:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Tyrese Maxey scored 24 points, and Cam Payne added 16 points off the bench and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Cleveland 104-97 Friday night, sending the Cavaliers to their second straight loss and third in four games. Maxey was having a quiet game until the fourth quarter. He scored 15 of the Sixers' final 20 points and assisted on a 3-pointer by Buddy Heild that put Philadelphia ahead by eight points in the final minute. Jarrett Allen had 24 points and Darius Garland added 20 points and nine assists for the Cavaliers, who had their six-game road winning streak halted and lost for the fourth time in 22 games.
Youngstown State earns 84-80 OT win over Milwaukee

Youngstown State earns 84-80 OT win over Milwaukee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 9:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Led by DJ Burns' 16 points, the Youngstown State Penguins defeated the Milwaukee Panthers 84-80 in overtime
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Georgia State names former longtime Georgia assistant Dell McGee as coach

Georgia State names former longtime Georgia assistant Dell McGee as coach

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 8:51 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dell McGee, who spent eight years as an assistant at Georgia, has been named Georgia State coach. McGee, a Georgia native, replaces Shawn Elliott, who made a surprise decision on Feb. 15 to leave Georgia State and accept a position as assistant coach at South Carolina. Elliott's abrupt resignation forced the Panthers to delay plans for spring football practice. McGee was named running backs coach on Kirby Smart's first Georgia staff in 2016 and was valuable as a recruiter and coach for the Bulldogs' rise in the Southeastern Conference.
Natalie Spooner scores in shootout as Toronto beats New York 2-1 for 5th straight win

Natalie Spooner scores in shootout as Toronto beats New York 2-1 for 5th straight win

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 8:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

Natalie Spooner scored in the shootout and Toronto beat New York 2-1 for its fifth straight win in the Professional Women's Hockey League. Emma Maltais scored in regulation for Toronto, which has won six of its last seven. Kristen Campbell made 26 saves through overtime. Ella Shelton scored for New York, which snapped a three-game winning streak. Corinne Schroeder stopped 29 shots. Toronto has won three straight meetings since a 4-0 loss at home on Jan. 1 in the PHWL's first game.
Immanuel Quickley hits 6 3-pointers, scores 24 points in Raptors' 123-121 victory over Hawks

Immanuel Quickley hits 6 3-pointers, scores 24 points in Raptors' 123-121 victory over Hawks

Bill Trocchi, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 8:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

Immanuel Quickley hit six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to help the Toronto Raptors win for the second straight game since the All-Star break, 123-121 over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Scottie Barnes added 20 points and 10 assists for Toronto. Jacob Poeltl had 12 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. Dejounte Murray led Atlanta with 24 points. De'Andre Hunter added 22 points. With the Hawks down 121-118 with 18 seconds left, Murray stepped out of bounds on a dribble hand-off from Bogdan Bogdanovic, and the Raptors sealed it with Bruce Brown's breakaway dunk with 11 seconds to play.
Dinkins scores 16, Canisius wins 69-59 over Niagara

Dinkins scores 16, Canisius wins 69-59 over Niagara

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 8:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Led by Tre Dinkins' 16 points, the Canisius Golden Griffins defeated the Niagara Purple Eagles 69-59
Connor Clifton breaks tie with his 1st goal in nearly a year, Sabres beat Blue Jackets 2-1

Connor Clifton breaks tie with his 1st goal in nearly a year, Sabres beat Blue Jackets 2-1

Mitch Stacy, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 8:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Connor Clifton broke a third-period tie with his first goal in nearly a year, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 25 stops and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1. Clifton's shot from the blue line bounced into the net off Columbus goalie Daniil Tarasov's shoulder 3:05 into the third period. The Buffalo defenseman hadn't scored in 71 games, since March 2, 2023, when he played for Boston. Zemgus Girgensons also scored for the Sabres, who have won two straight and four of the last six. Dmitri Voronkov scored for Columbus.
Defending champion Norrie beats Seyboth Wild to reach the Rio Open semifinals

Defending champion Norrie beats Seyboth Wild to reach the Rio Open semifinals

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 8:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Defending champion Cameron Norrie has defeated Brazil's Thiago Seyboth Wild to reach the semifinals of the Rio Open. The British player won 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. Second-seeded Norrie will take on either Brazil's teenage sensation João Fonseca or Argentina's Mariano Navone on Saturday. No. 23-ranked Norrie became the favorite to win the clay court tournament again after Carlos Alcaraz, Stan Wawrinka and Nicolás Jarry were all earlier beaten or retired injured.
Big Ten announces women's basketball tournament sellout, expects 5-day attendance of 109,000

Big Ten announces women's basketball tournament sellout, expects 5-day attendance of 109,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 8:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Big Ten women's basketball tournament has sold out in advance for the first time in the history of the event. The conference announced it expects a five-day attendance total of more than 109,000 at Target Center. That's where the previous record was set last year at 47,923. Tickets are only available on the secondary market for the tournament that runs March 6-10. The proximity to Iowa has made Minneapolis an ideal site for the Big Ten to capitalize on the presence of Hawkeyes superstar Caitlin Clark. She set the NCAA women's career scoring record last week.
Washington's 25 lead Saint Peter's over Mount St. Mary's 70-65

Washington's 25 lead Saint Peter's over Mount St. Mary's 70-65

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 8:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Led by Corey Washington's 25 points, the Saint Peter's Peacocks defeated the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers 70-65
Dell Curry cherishes chance to call both sons' game as Stephen and Seth face off in Hornets-Warriors

Dell Curry cherishes chance to call both sons' game as Stephen and Seth face off in Hornets-Warriors

Janie Mccauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 8:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

dad's old team where he now works on the broadcast. Seth Curry was traded from Dallas to Charlotte earlier this month and is now wearing No. 30 just like Dell and big brother. Seth and Stephen have faced off many times but this marked a first with their dad wearing the headset.
McCray's 16 lead Jacksonville past North Florida 62-50

McCray's 16 lead Jacksonville past North Florida 62-50

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 8:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Led by Robert McCray's 16 points, the Jacksonville Dolphins defeated the North Florida Ospreys 62-50
Marist wins 57-50 over Manhattan

Marist wins 57-50 over Manhattan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 8:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Led by Max Allen's 15 points, the Marist Red Foxes defeated the Manhattan Jaspers 57-50
Hill scores 31, Bowling Green downs Toledo 76-68

Hill scores 31, Bowling Green downs Toledo 76-68

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 8:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Bowling Green Falcons defeated the Toledo Rockets 76-68 led by Marcus Hill's 31 points
Gray scores 18 in Cornell's 65-62 victory against Yale

Gray scores 18 in Cornell's 65-62 victory against Yale

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 8:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Led by Isaiah Gray's 18 points, the Cornell Big Red defeated the Yale Bulldogs 65-62
James' 20 points leads Rider to a 78-75 win over Iona

James' 20 points leads Rider to a 78-75 win over Iona

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 7:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Mervin James' 20 points and Ruben Rodriguez hit 3 of 4 from the line late to help the Rider Broncs defeat the Iona Gaels 78-75
Ferrari's 18 help Brown beat Columbia 66-64

Ferrari's 18 help Brown beat Columbia 66-64

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 7:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

Led by Kimo Ferrari's 18 points, the Brown Bears defeated the Columbia Lions 66-64
Roberts scores 31 as Purdue Fort Wayne defeats Green Bay 85-59

Roberts scores 31 as Purdue Fort Wayne defeats Green Bay 85-59

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 7:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons defeated the Green Bay Phoenix 85-59 led by Anthony Roberts' 31 points
Xaivian Lee's 27 lead Princeton past Harvard 66-53

Xaivian Lee's 27 lead Princeton past Harvard 66-53

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 7:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

Led by Xaivian Lee's 27 points, the Princeton Tigers defeated the Harvard Crimson 66-53
Bears great Steve McMichael returns home after more than a week in hospital

Bears great Steve McMichael returns home after more than a week in hospital

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 7:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chicago Bears great Steve McMichael, who is battling ALS, is back home after spending more than a week in the hospital with several ailments, publicist Betsy Shepherd says. The 66-year-old McMichael went public with an ALS diagnosis three years ago. He was admitted into intensive care at a suburban hospital on Feb. 15 with a urinary tract infection. He was hospitalized one week after being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Shepherd says McMichael was also treated for pneumonia and MRSA during his stay. He will have around-the-clock nursing care at home and receive IV antibiotics to treat his infections.
Brown puts up 26 in Pennsylvania's 82-69 victory over Dartmouth

Brown puts up 26 in Pennsylvania's 82-69 victory over Dartmouth

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 7:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Led by Sam Brown's 26 points, the Pennsylvania Quakers defeated the Dartmouth Big Green 82-69
Akron secures 83-70 win over Kent State

Akron secures 83-70 win over Kent State

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 6:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Led by Enrique Freeman's 24 points, the Akron Zips defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes 83-70
Alvaro Ortiz goes for a big win at home. He shares the lead in Mexico Open

Alvaro Ortiz goes for a big win at home. He shares the lead in Mexico Open

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 6:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

Alvaro Ortiz got off to a strong start and did just enough right at the end for a 7-under 64, giving him a share of the lead Friday in the Mexico Open as he goes for yet another victory in his home country. This would be the biggest of all for Ortiz, who won twice on the Mexican Golf Tour at the end of last year. Ortiz is the younger brother of Carlos Ortiz, a PGA Tour winner who signed with Saudi-funded LIV Golf. Ortiz was at 11-under 131 at breezy Vallarta Vidanta, tied with Jake Knapp, Matt Wallace and Sami Valimaki. Ortiz had a 64 of his own late in the afternoon, Wallace shot 65 and Valimaki had a 67.