North Carolina guard R.J. Davis (4) fouls Alabama guard Jahvon Quinerly during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Phil Knight Invitational on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Preseason No. 1 North Carolina drops out of AP Top 25

Houston and Texas remain firmly entrenched atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll. The Cougars earned 37 first-place votes to stay at No. 1 for the second straight week. This is …
Croatia's Ivan Perisic, second left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Japan and Croatia at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Japan and Croatia tied 1-1, going to extra time at World Cup

The World Cup match between Japan and Croatia in the round of 16 has gone to extra time with the teams tied at 1-1.
FILE - Monica Seles, right, helps Nick Bollettieri with a blazer as Hall of Fame chairman of the board Christopher Clouser, left, looks on during Bollettieri's induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., Saturday, July 12, 2014. Nick Bollettieri, the Hall of Fame tennis coach who worked with some of the sport’s biggest stars and founded an academy that revolutionized the development of young athletes, has died. He was 91. Bollettieri passed away Sunday night, Dec. 4, 2022, at home in Florida after a series of health issues, his manager, Steve Shulla, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Monday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Nick Bollettieri, coach to many tennis stars, dead at age 91

Hall of Fame tennis coach Nick Bollettieri has died at the age of 91. Bollettieri worked with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, and founded an academy that …
Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield walks down the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb)

Cincinnati hires Louisville's Satterfield as football coach

Cincinnati has tweeted that it has hired Louisville’s Scott Satterfield to be its next football coach. Louisville was 7-5 this season under Satterfield and earned a berth in the Fenway Bowl, where …
Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, left, dunks against Washington Wizards centers Daniel Gafford (21) and Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Washington. The Lakers won 130-119. (AP Photo/Jess Rapfogel)

With 99 points in 2 games, Lakers' Anthony Davis on big roll

Anthony Davis is healthy. His numbers have never been healthier. And, not coincidentally, the Los Angeles Lakers are playing like the team they expected to be. With 99 points in his last two games …
NFL

Deshaun Watson’s shaky performance wasn’t his biggest problem. Blame a two-year layoff for Watson being rusty. His refusal to express remorse for alleged behavior that led to an 11-game …

Deshaun Watson has a better chance of leading the Cleveland Browns to their first Super Bowl title than rebuilding his public image. The disgraced quarterback wouldn’t address his 11-game …
The Arizona Cardinals are trying to remain optimistic about their season, clinging to the possibility of a miracle run into the NFC playoff bracket. In reality, it’s almost certainly too late. Even …
NBA

Kentucky and Michigan finally played their London game, but organizers aren’t exactly running a fast break to get back to the British capital. The Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase was …

Luka Dončić and Devin Booker meet in a matchup of two of the NBA's top scorers when Dallas and Phoenix take the court. Monday's meeting will be the second of the season between the two teams. …
Jerami Grant scored 28 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers 116-100 on Sunday night. Blazers star Damian Lillard scored 21 points and dished six assists in his first game …
College sports

The College Football Playoff is two years away from expanding, and those involved in growing the format from four to 12 teams have already said those first two seasons will be a test run. They are …

Raphael Warnock is the first Black U.S. senator from Georgia, having broken the color barrier with a special election victory in January 2021. Now Warnock can add another distinction by winning a …
Desmond Cambridge Jr. scored 19 points and Arizona State used a late run to beat Stanford 68-64 for the Sun Devils’ sixth consecutive win. Stanford used a 13-2 run early in the second half and …
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justyn Mutts scored 27 points to lead Virginia Tech to an 80-72 victory over No. 18 North Carolina on Sunday. Mutts scored 21 of his points in the second half for the …
Azuolas Tubelis and Oumar Ballo combined for 42 points and 19 rebounds, and No. 4 Arizona bounced back from its first loss by holding off winless California 81-68. Tubelis had 25 points and 12 …
MLB

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling were passed over by a Baseball Hall of Fame committee that elected former big league slugger Fred McGriff to Cooperstown on Sunday. It was the first time …

Oregon and North Carolina will meet in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28 at Petco Park, the first football game ever played at the downtown home of baseball’s Padres. It will also be the first Holiday …
NHL

Matt Martin, Zach Parise and Brock Nelson scored second-period goals and Semyon Varlamov made 21 saves as the New York Islanders downed the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 on Sunday night. The Islanders fired …

Jack Quinn scored twice to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the San Jose Sharks 6-3 on Sunday night. Tage Thompson, JJ Peterka, Jeff Skinner and Alex Tuch also scored for Buffalo, and Ukko-Pekka …
Dominik Kubalik and Lucas Raymond scored power-play goals and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Sunday night to end a three-game losing streak. Austin Czarnik and Andrew …
Suns Basketball

Phoenix takes on San Antonio following Booker's 41-point game

Phoenix visits the San Antonio Spurs after Devin Booker scored 41 points in the Suns' 122-121 loss to the Houston Rockets. The teams play Sunday for the first time this season. San Antonio is 2-15 …

Anthony Davis, LeBron James help Lakers beat Bucks, 133-129

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony Davis scored a season-high 44 points, LeBron James overtook Magic Johnson on the NBA’s career assists list and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 133-129 in …

Rockets rally from 16 down to beat Booker, Suns 122-121

Jalen Green scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half and the Houston Rockets overcame a 16-point deficit to stun the short-handed Phoenix Suns 122-121 on Friday night. Houston won after blowing …
Coyotes Hockey

Canucks host the Canadiens after Horvat's 2-goal game

The Vancouver Canucks host the Montreal Canadiens after Bo Horvat's two-goal game against the Arizona Coyotes in the Canucks' 3-2 overtime win.

Horvat lifts Canucks past road-weary Coyotes 3-2 in OT

Bo Horvat scored his second goal of the game at 4:09 of overtime and the struggling Vancouver Canucks beat the road-weary Arizona Coyotes 3-2. Brock Boeser also scored for the Canucks. Spencer Martin …

Kings host the Hurricanes after Kopitar's 2-goal performance

The Los Angeles Kings host the Carolina Hurricanes after Anze Kopitar's two-goal game against the Arizona Coyotes in the Kings' 5-3 win.
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2023 Baltimore Orioles Schedule

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