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February 14, 2016 - 7:30am
56 min 4 sec ago

ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) — Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger finished fourth at a luge World Cup to claim her fourth successive overall title, while German compatriot Tatjana Huefner clinched her first European title on Sunday.

The second last race of the season doubled for the 47th luge European Championship in Altenberg, Germany, and Huefner claimed the title by speeding down the track in 53.359 and then 53.020 seconds, edging Eliza Cauce of Latvia by 0.211....

February 14, 2016 - 7:05am
56 min 4 sec ago

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The rescheduled women's World Cup downhill race in Crans-Montana has been cancelled for safety reasons due to soft snow conditions.

The race was originally scheduled for Saturday but was moved to Sunday, in place of the combined event, after nearly a meter of snow fell overnight.

It was postponed for two hours on Sunday morning, before it was finally cancelled.

There is also a slalom scheduled...

February 14, 2016 - 4:27am
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KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Taiwan Open without dropping a set in the tournament.

Williams saved six of nine break points in her first meeting against the second-seeded Doi.

The seven-time major winner, a surprise first-round loser at the Australian Open last month, earned her 49th career WTA title.

Doi was bidding for her second WTA career title...

February 14, 2016 - 3:01am
56 min 4 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Zach LaVine called it the best dunk contest ever, a showdown with Aaron Gordon that rivaled what Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins did.

Maybe they will come back next year and do it again. In fact, Gordon says, if the league wants him to go to Charlotte, "I probably will."

For now, it's time to turn the attention at All-Star weekend back where it was at the start: Kobe Bryant and the rest of the NBA's best.


February 14, 2016 - 3:01am
56 min 4 sec ago



Anaheim 3, Chicago 2


New Mexico St. 69, Chicago St. 55

Ill.-Chicago 79, N. Kentucky 77

S. Illinois 75, Drake 60

N. Illinois 80, Akron 79

SIU-Edwardsville 72, E. Illinois 64

Northwestern 58, Illinois 56


February 14, 2016 - 2:30am
56 min 4 sec ago

HONOLULU (AP) — Stefan Jankovic had 16 points and nine rebounds, Aaron Valdes had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Hawaii maintained its hold of first place in the conference, beating Cal State Fullerton 76-59.

The Rainbow Warriors (20-3, 9-1 Big West Conference) pulled away with a 13-5 run to lead 61-46 and kept the margin in double digits for the rest of the way.

Quincy Smith added 15 points, Roderick Bobbitt scored 12 and Sai Tummala had 11 points...

February 14, 2016 - 1:58am
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February 14, 2016 - 1:56am
56 min 4 sec ago

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia scored six runs in the eighth inning — helped by a two-run throwing error on a bunt and a bases-loaded walk — to clinch a 12-5 win over South Africa and advance to next year's World Baseball Classic.

In a game where the lead changed hands four times, Mitch Dening and Trent Oeltjen hit run-scoring singles in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie and give Australia a 6-4 lead.

Catcher Kyle Botha's three-run homer...

February 14, 2016 - 1:53am
56 min 3 sec ago

YUZAWA, Japan (AP) — Felix Neureuther of Germany won the men's World Cup slalom on Sunday.

Neureuther, fifth after the first run, clocked a time of 56.96 seconds in the second run to finish 0.05 seconds ahead of Andre Myhrer of Sweden. Marco Schwarz of Austria was third, 0.24 off the pace.

With his first slalom World Cup win of the season, Neureuther moved into third place in the standings with 323 points, 393 behind leader Henrik Kristoffersen of...

February 14, 2016 - 1:40am
56 min 3 sec ago

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Calvin Hermanson scored 16 and Saint Mary's notched its ninth straight 20-win season with a 68-62 win over Loyola Marymount on Saturday night.

The Gaels (20-4, 11-3 West Coast Conference) had their largest lead at 43-23 after Hermanson capped a 10-2 start to the second half with a 3-pointer at the 14:33 mark.

The Lions (11-15, 4-11) steadily chipped away at the deficit for the rest of the second half and Steven Haney's 4-point...

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