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January 28, 2016 - 7:11pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says starting forward Anthony Davis and starting point guard Tyreke Evans will sit out Thursday night's game against Sacramento.

The Kings, meanwhile, will be without coach George Karl, who has a stomach illness. Associate head coach Chad Iske is taking over for Karl on the sidelines.

Davis is out because of a concussion suffered during New Orleans' loss to Houston on Monday night. Evans is...

January 28, 2016 - 7:01pm
1 week 6 days ago

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Southern California assistant Justin Wilcox is poised to become the defensive coordinator at Wisconsin.

Badgers coach Paul Chryst on Thursday announced the hiring, which was pending approval from the university's Board of Regents.

Wilcox spent the last two seasons as USC's defensive coordinator. He was fired after Clay Helton took over the Trojans' head coaching job full time after the regular season ended and before USC...

January 28, 2016 - 6:37pm
1 week 6 days ago

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Colonial Athletic Association's men's basketball championships are relocating to Charleston.

The league announced Thursday Charleston will host its postseason event from 2017-19. The event will be held at the 11,000-seat North Charleston Coliseum, which organizers said recently underwent $21 million in improvements.

The CAA is finishing a three-year deal to hold its signature basketball event in Baltimore, which hosts for...

January 28, 2016 - 6:19pm
1 week 6 days ago

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Michelle Wie was stung by a bee Thursday in the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, and second-ranked Inbee Park withdrew because of back pain after the second-worst round of her LPGA Tour career.

Wie was stung on the hand on the 16th hole, her seventh of the day at the Ocean Club. She had three bogeys on her back nine and finished with a 3-over 76 to fall eight strokes behind leaders Paula Creamer, Charley Hull, Alison Lee,...

January 28, 2016 - 6:18pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing for checking and knocking down linesman Don Henderson on Wednesday night.

Wideman will have a hearing Tuesday with the NHL's department of hockey operations.

During the second period of the Flames' game against Nashville, Wideman got up after being hit and struck Henderson on the way to the bench. Wideman said he was in pain and was just trying...

January 28, 2016 - 6:12pm
1 week 6 days ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has denied the Minnesota Vikings' request for a preliminary injunction that would have forced Wells Fargo to remove or cover two rooftop signs near the new stadium.

In an order filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank says the group overseeing the stadium construction hasn't shown that it would suffer irreparable harm if an injunction wasn't granted. Frank ordered the case to be scheduled for trial and possible settlement talks...

January 28, 2016 - 5:44pm
1 week 6 days ago

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Scott Pruett has a chance to stand alone atop the Daytona record books. To pull off the feat, he will have to win with an unfamiliar group.

Pruett goes into the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona attempting to claim a record sixth overall victory. He is currently tied with Hurley Haywood with five overall wins.

But he is in an unfamiliar environment since parting ways with Chip Ganassi Racing after 12 years. He will race in...

January 28, 2016 - 5:42pm
1 week 5 days ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An official says New York authorities are investigating whether the NFL is engaging in anti-competitive practices on its ticket-selling website.

The investigation is part of a larger probe by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman into high event ticket pricing.

Schneiderman released a report Thursday that criticizes "price floors" for tickets.

The report says many NFL teams encourage or even require ticket...

January 28, 2016 - 5:42pm
1 week 6 days ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney is optimistic his team is on the rise.

Rooney said Thursday he was proud of the way his club handled itself during an injury marred 2015 season. The Steelers went 11-7 and fell to Denver in the AFC divisional playoffs. Rooney says he likes the way the players dealt with adversity while stressing there is work to be done.

Pittsburgh finished 30th against the pass, an area of concern heading...

January 28, 2016 - 5:40pm
1 week 6 days ago

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After hanging on to his job, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff says he wants to keep building his relationship with coach Dan Quinn and get the team back to the playoffs.

Dimitroff spoke Thursday at the team's training complex with Quinn at his side, the GM's first public comments since owner Arthur Blank brought him back for 2016.

Dimitroff says he never thought much about his future but kept playing up his...

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