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February 7, 2016 - 8:30pm
8 min 48 sec ago
EAST

Canisius 67, Rider 61

Fairfield 80, Manhattan 70

Iona 75, Niagara 61

Marist 79, Siena 73

St. Bonaventure 65, Saint Louis 62

UConn 85, East Carolina 67

SOUTH

Berry 71, Rhodes 62

Birmingham-Southern 59,...

February 7, 2016 - 8:19pm
8 min 48 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is taking a day off from the "Let's Move" campaign while enjoying the Super Bowl.

The campaign, led by First Lady Michelle Obama, is focused on curbing obesity, but she admits that the first family takes "Let's Move" off the table for the big game.

President Barack Obama says the Obamas will watch the game with a regular group of friends. The president says they'll eat wings, pizza and nachos. He says there's also a...

February 7, 2016 - 8:01pm
8 min 48 sec ago

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Jorge Vazquez hit a home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, lifting Mexico's Mazatlan Venados to a 5-4 comeback victory over Venezuela's Aragua Tigres for the Caribbean Series championship.

It was Mexico's third title in four years.

Mexico took an early 2-0 lead, but Venezuela came back with two runs in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh to grab the lead. In the bottom of the...

February 7, 2016 - 7:57pm
18 min 48 sec ago

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Venus Williams clinched victory for the U.S. Fed Cup team against Poland on Sunday in the Group II first round, advancing her team to the World Group Playoff in April.

A win in April would put the U.S. in contention for the Fed Cup title next year. The draw for the playoffs is Tuesday.

Williams needed just one hour to snatch a 6-1, 6-2 win against Poland's No. 2 player Magda Linette and record the 19th victory of her Fed...

February 7, 2016 - 7:20pm
1 hour 18 min ago

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected victory Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

After blowing a two-shot lead on the 317-yard hole in regulation when he blasted a driver through the green and into the water, Fowler pulled a 5-wood into the lake on the fourth hole of a playoff to set up the deciding bogey. Matsuyama birdied the hole in regulation and two-putted for par...

February 7, 2016 - 6:44pm
1 hour 48 min 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
1 hour 48 min 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
1 hour 48 min 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
1 hour 48 min 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
1 hour 48 min 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...

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