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Garza scores 33, Iowa beats No. 19 Michigan 90-83

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard has seen enough of Iowa's Luka Garza this season. Garza scored 33 points in Iowa's 90-83 win over No. 19 Michigan on Friday night. Howard, the first-year coach of the Wolverines, knew nothing about Garza before the season. But after this ...

Raptors score season-high 140 points in rout of Wizards

By The Associated Press undefined TORONTO (AP) — Marc Gasol scored a season-high 20 points and matched his career high with six 3-pointers, Norman Powell scored 28 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 140-111 on Friday night. Terence Davis II matched his career best ...

Federer, Nadal seem sure all will be OK at Australian Open

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As messages on video boards cautioned Australian Open spectators to "be aware we are expecting a reduction in air quality" Saturday, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal seemed satisfied that all will be fine at the year's first Grand ...

Brignone leads 1st run of giant slalom; Shiffrin 4th

SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) — Racing on home snow, Federica Brignone led the opening run of a strenuous giant slalom race Saturday while overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin was nearly a half-second behind in fourth. Brignone finished 0.17 seconds ahead of Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, with ...

AP source: Giants hiring Garrett as offensive coordinator

By Dennis Waszak Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Garrett is headed to the other side of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says New York is hiring the former Dallas coach to be the Giants offensive coordinator. The person spoke to ...

MLB whistleblower deserves applause, not criticism

By Paul Newberry AP Sports Columnist When future generations are documenting baseball history, Mike Fiers will surely be remembered as one of the game’s most significant figures. Not necessarily for what he did on the field, though tossing a pair of no-hitters is certainly a worthy ...

Harbaugh expects Ravens to add talent, mature and improve

By David Ginsburg AP Sports Writer OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — John Harbaugh believes the Ravens have all the ingredients in place to make a Super Bowl run next season. That hasn’t made it any easier for Baltimore’s coach to cope with the abrupt fashion in which this season ended. The ...

Panthers’ Brady says offense must continue to evolve in NFL

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Brady’s offensive system worked wonders at LSU this past season, helping the Tigers lead the nation in yards and points en route to a unbeaten season that culminated in a 42-25 win over Clemson in the national championship ...

James, Lakers lead NBA jersey, merchandise sales rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Dallas’ Luka Doncic are seeing their jerseys sell more briskly than ever, the NBA said Friday when announcing its latest list of most popular merchandise. LeBron James still has the most popular jersey, part ...

Chiefs’ Mahomes still starring with big money on horizon

By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had just lost to the Tennessee Titans, their fourth defeat in the first 10 games of the season, and much of the optimism that surrounded the defending AFC champions had begun to evaporate amid the barbecue ...

WNBA expands to 36-game schedule adds Commissioner’s Cup

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA season is expanding to a 36-game schedule and adding the Commissioner’s Cup tournament the league announced Thursday. The league had a 34-game schedule since 2003. The season begins on May 15 and ends on Sept. 20. Each team will play 10 Cup games during the season ...

49ers, Packers look to go from losing seasons to Super Bowl

By Josh Dubow AP Pro Football Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are one win away from accomplishing a turnaround that’s been done only once before in the Super Bowl era. With a victory in the NFC championship game at home on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, ...

Crosby, Penguins rip Wild 7-3

By Will Graves AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby watched the Pittsburgh Penguins thrive in his absence. The longtime captain pledged he would simply focus on doing his part to keep the Penguins rolling in his return from a two-month layoff. Crosby held up his end of the ...

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign stealing scandal

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport’s sign-stealing scandal. Cora was the bench coach for the Houston Astros when they won the 2017 World Series ...

Day Won: Browns’ Stefanski impresses in roll out by Browns

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Like so many Browns coaches before him, Kevin Stefanski won the news conference. As he’ll soon find out, the games will be so much tougher. The former Vikings offensive coordinator was introduced Tuesday as Cleveland’s new coach, the ...

Trevor vs Justin; Bama vs LSU and other stories in 2020

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer Six story lines that will define 2020: TREVOR VS. JUSTIN The first meeting between Georgia natives Trevor Lawrence of Clemson and Justin Fields of Ohio State produced a classic College Football Playoff semifinal. Both are entering their junior ...

Burrow leads LSU past Clemson

NEW ORLEANS — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow set an NCAA record in the College Football Playoff championship game on Monday night, leading No. 1 LSU past No. 3 Clemson 42-25 to give LSU its first national championship since 2007. The quarterback’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Thaddeus Moss ...

Packers hold off Seahawks 28-23 to reach NFC title game

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have relied more on character and resilience than offense or defense this season, lagging well behind past editions in aesthetics. This divisional round win over Seattle, though, was a ...

Chiefs rally from 24-0 hole to beat Texans 51-31 in playoffs

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes stalked up and down the sideline like a field marshal rallying his troops, the brilliant young quarterback imploring the Kansas City Chiefs to stay together even as the Houston Texans were on the verge of taking them ...

Blueger scores in 8th round of SO, Penguins beat Coyotes

By JACK MAGRUDER Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The last time Teddy Blueger took part in a shootout was last season in the American Hockey League. His debut in an NHL tiebreaker was a smashing success. Blueger flipped the puck under the crossbar in the eighth round of the shootout ...