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Analysis: NBA All-Star reserve voting to lead to some snubs

Brace yourself. There's going to be some angry people in the NBA on Thursday night. With good reason. The votes from the coaches are now in, and on Thursday, the NBA will reveal the 14 players — seven from the Eastern Conference, seven more from the Western Conference — who got picked to ...

BC beats No. 20 Clemson 62-54; Tigers’ lead sliced atop ACC

BOSTON (AP) — Clemson wasn't able to escape on the road this time. Makai Ashton-Langford had two key driving baskets in the closing two minutes and finished with 15 points to help Boston College beat the 20th-ranked Tigers 62-54 on Tuesday night. "I couldn't get my guys under control. I ...

Purdue a unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25; Vols up to No. 2

Purdue became this season's first unanimous No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll Monday after wins over Michigan and Michigan State last week as chaos ensued behind the Boilermakers among other ranked teams. More than half of Top 25 teams lost, including second-ranked ...

No. 15 TCU without top scorer Miles because of knee injury

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU leading scorer Mike Miles Jr. will miss Tuesday night's home game against West Virginia because of a hyperextended right knee. Miles got hurt less than four minutes into 15th-ranked TCU's overtime loss at Mississippi State on Saturday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. ...

Joe Mazzulla, Celtics staff will coach at NBA All-Star Game

Joe Mazzulla started the season as an assistant coach. He then became interim head coach of the Boston Celtics, in a most unexpected way. And now, the NBA's youngest head coach is headed to the All-Star Game. The 34-year-old Mazzulla and his Celtics staff of assistants will coach Team Giannis ...

Marlins acquire reliever Matt Barnes in trade with Red Sox

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins acquired reliever Matt Barnes in a trade with the Boston Red Sox on Monday. Miami sent left-hander Richard Bleier to Boston for Barnes, and the Red Sox will pay the Marlins $5,625,000 to cover more than half the $10.25 million Barnes is guaranteed. The ...

Super Bowl 57: Chiefs, Eagles meet for title in Arizona

Patrick Mahomes finally got the best of Joe Burrow. All he needed was a little shove. Harrison Butker made a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left — after Cincinnati's Joseph Ossai was flagged for a 15-yard penalty for shoving Mahomes after he was out of bounds — and the Chiefs beat the ...

Chiefs top Bengals 23-20 on last-second kick for AFC title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was forced to rely on his badly sprained right ankle rather than his strong right arm when the Kansas City Chiefs were desperately driving with a chance to win the AFC championship. The All-Pro quarterback, missing three wide receivers to injuries and ...

Brock Purdy, 49ers ousted by Eagles in NFC title game

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brock Purdy's magical run from being the last pick in the NFL draft to winning his first seven starts for the San Francisco 49ers ended when Haason Reddick knocked him out in the first quarter of the NFC championship game. Purdy was forced to return in the second half ...

No. 6 Indiana nets 11 3s in 91-68 win over Rutgers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Grace Berger and Mackenzie Holmes each scored 21 points and No. 6 Indiana shot 61% from 3-point range to beat Rutgers 91-68 on Sunday. Four Hoosiers scored in double digits, including Sydney Parrish with 17 and Yarden Garzon with 14, including four 3-pointers. Berger ...

Ellis, Purdue hold off No. 2 Ohio State 73-65

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Ohio State making a run in the fourth quarter, Purdue buckled down defensively and knocked off the No.2 Buckeyes. Abbey Ellis made a season-high five 3 pointers and Purdue earned its first top-five road victory in program history, beating Ohio State 73-65 on ...

Osman ties career high with 29 points, Cavs rout Clippers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cedi Osman tied his career high with 29 points and matched the franchise record by making all seven of his 3-pointers as the Cleveland Cavaliers built a 40-point lead on their way to a 122-99 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night. All-Star starter Donovan Mitchell ...

Griffin leads No. 5 UConn over No. 21 Villanova, 63-58

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — This time, UConn had Aubrey Griffin. The junior forward scored 19 points and No. 5 Connecticut beat No. 21 Villanova 63-58 on Sunday, a year after losing to the Wildcats on the same court. Griffin was home recovering from back surgery for that game, which like this ...

Referees’ union says James was fouled on controversial play

The National Basketball Referees Association said Sunday that LeBron James was fouled on the last play of regulation in the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Boston Celtics. The NBA office also confirmed for the second time that a foul should have been called. "Like everyone else, referees ...

Ilia Malinin wins 1st U.S. men’s skating title, Brown 2nd

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As the cameras flashed in front of the medal-winners in U.S. men's figure skating, one photographer had a request: "Ilia, for one, look happy." At that, Ilia Malinin chuckled and obliged with a grin, then quickly returned to the close-lipped smile he'd been wearing ...

Aho scores again, Hurricanes beat Bruins 4-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored a goal for the fourth straight game and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Sunday in a matchup of the teams with the two best records in the NHL. Paul Stastny scored on a second-period power play, Seth Jarvis posted a goal in the ...

Mayer’s career-high 26 leads Illinois over Wisconsin 61-51

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Matthew Mayer scored 18 of his career-high 26 points in the second half and Illinois defeated Wisconsin 61-51 on Saturday. Mayer tied his career high with five 3-pointers and shot 9 of 19 overall. Jayden Epps added 13 points for the Fighting Illini (15-6, 6-4 Big Ten), ...

Oklahoma’s Robertson sets D-I mark for 3s in loss to Iowa St

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ashley Joens scored 32 points to lead No. 18 Iowa State to an 86-78 win over No. 14 Oklahoma on Saturday, overshadowing the Sooners' Taylor Robertson becoming the Division I leader in 3-pointers. Robertson's first basket of the game, at 4:18 of the first quarter, moved her ...

Hood-Schifino sparks Indiana to 86-70 win over Ohio State

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Freshman Jalen Hood-Schifino used a career-high six 3-pointers to score 20 of his 24 points in the first half and Indiana cruised to an 86-70 victory over Ohio State on Saturday night. Hood-Schifino hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 to knot the score at 21 with 8:31 ...

Erik Stevenson’s 31 leads West Virginia over No. 15 Auburn

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Erik Stevenson kept putting pressure on himself to shoot better as West Virginia struggled against one ranked team after another. His time finally came Saturday. Stevenson scored a career-high 31 points and the Mountaineers withstood a late rally from No. 15 Auburn ...