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February 22, 2015 - 2:14pm
1 week 4 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State honored Kay Yow on Sunday — first by wearing pink, then by duplicating one of the late coach's last big upsets.

The Wolfpack knocked off No. 10 Duke 72-59 behind 23 points from Miah Spencer.

Dominique Wilson added 18 points and hit four of the Wolfpack's 12 3-pointers, and Jennifer Mathurin finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

"I know Coach Yow would be proud of these kids," coach Wes...

February 22, 2015 - 2:12pm
1 week 4 days ago

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Kevin Ferguson had career highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds to help Army beat American University 72-63 on Sunday.

Ferguson, a junior, had previous bests of 20 points and 11 boards. He made 9 of 11 field goals to record his second double-double of the season.

Kyle Wilson had 17 points and Tanner Plomb 15 for Army (15-12, 6-10 Patriot League). The Black Knights ended a six-game losing streak and now have three straight 15-win...

February 22, 2015 - 1:45pm
1 week 4 days ago

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics forward Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a broken bone in his left foot.

Boston made the announcement on Sunday.

Sullinger was sent back to Boston on Thursday to have his foot examined. Doctors diagnosed him with a metatarsal stress fracture.

Sullinger is the leading scorer and rebounder on the Celtics roster this season, with 14.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. He is in his third...

February 22, 2015 - 1:26pm
1 week 4 days ago

FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Severin Freund helped Germany win the mixed team ski jump event at the Nordic skiing world championships Sunday by doing just enough in the final round to hold off Norway.

Germany led after three of four rounds but Norway's Rune Velta — who beat Freund to the individual normal hill gold on Saturday — put pressure on his rival by soaring 95.5 meters with his team's last jump. Freund did even better, though, jumping 96 meters to secure the gold....

February 22, 2015 - 1:09pm
1 week 4 days ago

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — For Miami Marlins pitcher Dan Haren, the relocation from Southern California to South Florida will take some getting used to.

The 34-year-old right-hander reported to his new team this week after contemplating retirement, but he made it clear Sunday he still feels the tug of faraway family. Back in Los Angeles are his wife and their children, ages 7 and 5, and such separation is a downside to spring training.

The well-traveled...

February 22, 2015 - 12:39pm
1 week 4 days ago

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Fifth-seeded Gilles Simon claimed his 12th career title after coming out on top of a tense three-set battle with fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils in the Open 13 final on Sunday.

Simon withstood 11 aces from Monfils and five breaks of serve before he proved the strongest in the tiebreak to win 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4).

The 30-year-old Simon became the second most titled French player in the Open era, only trailing former French Open...

February 22, 2015 - 12:26pm
1 week 4 days ago

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Fernando Alonso crashed his McLaren and was taken to the hospital during Formula One preseason testing on Sunday, before Romain Grosjean steered his Lotus to the fastest lap of the week.

Pastor Maldonado had already put Lotus on top of the timesheet on Thursday and Saturday, and Grosjean bettered that by setting the fastest time of the four-day test with a lap of 1 minute, 24.067 seconds.

That was after the session was halted...

February 22, 2015 - 11:58am
1 week 4 days ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have waived center Larry Sanders, who has been out since Dec. 23 for personal reasons.

Sanders was suspended by the NBA Jan. 16 for violating the league's drug policy. He was listed as "not with team — personal" for Milwaukee's Feb. 11 game against Sacramento, an indication his suspension ended.

Bucks general manager John Hammond announced the waiver Saturday night, saying it is "in the best interest of our team...

February 22, 2015 - 11:55am
1 week 4 days ago

ALHAURIN DE LA TORRE, Spain (AP) — Chris Froome of Sky held off Alberto Contador to win the Andalucia Vuelta on Sunday, to mark the start of the season with a victory over one of his direct rivals for the upcoming grand tours.

Froome finished the five-day race in southern Spain two seconds ahead of his fellow Tour de France winner.

Contador's Movistar teammate Juanjo Lobato won the final stage, a 170-kilometer (105-mile) ride from Montilla to...

February 22, 2015 - 11:37am
1 week 4 days ago

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — U.S. women's soccer defender Kelley O'Hara says goalkeeper Hope Solo's return from suspension "completes our team."

O'Hara, defender Christie Rampone and soccer superstar Abby Wambach are serving as honorary starters for the Daytona 500, meaning they will wave the green flag to start the "Great American Race" on Sunday.

The teammates welcomed back Solo, who was reinstated by U.S. Soccer on Saturday following a 30-day...

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