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February 7, 2016 - 6:44pm
5 min 52 sec ago

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Courtney Walker scored 29 points, including 10 in overtime, and No. 12 Texas A&M bounced back from two straight losses to beat No. 23 Tennessee 76-71 on Sunday.

After a sloppy first half, which ended with the Aggies on top 30-29, the third quarter would was owned by Tennessee, which shot 60 percent to open a 51-40 lead. A&M made just 2 of 17 shots.

That is when Walker and the Aggies roared back, outscoring...

February 7, 2016 - 6:41pm
5 min 52 sec ago

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glory Johnson says her twin daughters are out of the hospital and back home with her after they were born premature last fall.

Johnson said she was 24 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to her twins - Ava Simone and Solei Diem - on Oct. 12. The former WNBA All-Star said Sunday that "they're both doing well" and noted that Ava Simone has been home for about two weeks and Solei Diem came home nearly a week ago. Solei Diem stayed in the hospital...

February 7, 2016 - 6:38pm
5 min 52 sec ago

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Kobe's Back rallied from far back to catch Salutos Amigos in the final 50 yards and win the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes for older horses by a half-length Sunday at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Gary Stevens, Kobe's Back ran six furlongs in 1:08.70 and paid $7, $3.40 and $2.40 as the 5-2 second choice.

Salutos Amigos returned $2.80 and $2.20, while Cautious Giant was another 1½ lengths back in third and paid $3 to show....

February 7, 2016 - 6:34pm
5 min 52 sec ago

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Curtis Cobb scored 20 points and Matija Milin added a career-high 19 points plus nine rebounds to lead Fairfield to an 80-70 victory over Manhattan on Sunday.

Tyler Nelson scored 12 points, including the Stags' last six at the free-throw line in the final 30 seconds. Jerry Johnson Jr. made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points for Fairfield (13-11, 7-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic), which shot 53 percent and split the season series with the Jaspers....

February 7, 2016 - 6:32pm
5 min 51 sec ago

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Sophie Brunner's three-point play with 1.9 seconds left gave No. 8 Arizona State a 69-68 victory over short-handed Southern California on Sunday, keeping the Sun Devils tied atop the Pac-12.

Brunner took an inbounds pass from Elisha Davis and went straight to the basket, banking in a layup and drawing the fifth foul on Kristen Simon. Brunner's free throw snapped the tie as the Sun Devils (20-4, 11-1) recovered from a miserable start for their 17th win...

February 7, 2016 - 6:28pm
15 min 57 sec ago

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ron Curry had seven 3-pointers and a career-high 31 points and Shakir Brown had eight of his 15 in overtime as James Madison defeated Hofstra 98-95 on Sunday.

Curry's 3-pointer with 16 seconds left in regulation forced overtime as the Dukes rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit. He hit four free throws in the last 38 seconds of OT.

Ameen Tanksley missed a 3-pointer at the end of regulation for Hofstra and Denton Koon...

February 7, 2016 - 6:27pm
15 min 57 sec ago

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Rachel Banham tied a NCAA record with 60 points — with 10 coming in the first overtime and eight in the second — to lead Minnesota to a 112-106 win over Northwestern on Sunday.

In matching the 60 points put up by Cindy Brown of Long Beach State against San Jose State on Feb. 16, 1987, the 5-foot-9 guard made 19 of 32 shots, including 8 of 15 from 3-point range, and hit 14 of 16 free throws. She also had eight rebounds, four assists and two steals...

February 7, 2016 - 6:25pm
15 min 57 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins prospect Malcolm Subban is in stable condition after fracturing his larynx during an American Hockey League game on Saturday.

The Bruins say in a statement on their website Sunday that the goalie was transported to Maine Medical Center and stayed there overnight after being struck in the throat with a puck during warmups before Providence's game against the Portland Pirates.

Subban was transported to Massachusetts General...

February 7, 2016 - 6:18pm
15 min 57 sec ago

MONTREAL (AP) — Sven Andrighetto was the only player to score in a five-round shootout, leading the Montreal Canadiens past the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Sunday.

Ben Scrivens stopped all five Carolina shooters, including Eric Staal on the final attempt, to secure the win.

Max Pacioretty scored in regulation for Montreal, which swept a pair of weekend afternoon games after beating Edmonton 5-1 on Saturday.

Jeff Skinner scored for...

February 7, 2016 - 6:12pm
35 min 57 sec ago

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Pat Birt matched his season high of 27 points and Tulsa beat Houston 77-63 on Sunday.

Birt was 10 of 18 from the field, including 5 of 10 on 3-pointers, for the Golden Hurricane (15-8, 7-4 American), who shot 52 percent, 42 percent from the arc, and outrebounded the Cougars 32-23. James Woodard added 15 points as Tulsa won for the seventh time in its last nine games.

Houston's Damyean Dotson was 9-of-17 shooting, making four 3-...

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