December 30, 2015

For Oklahoma Sooners, journey to College Football Playoff began with protest over racist video

By Paul Newberry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ On a balmy morning in south Florida, Baker Mayfield and his Oklahoma teammates goofed around beneath […]
December 30, 2015

Sports deaths in 2015: The loss column grew with Banks, Gifford, Smith, Tarkanian, Berra

By Fred Lief THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The loss column is where to look in the standings. Those are the ones that can never be made up. […]
December 28, 2015

After beating Cowboys 16 6, Bills and Rex Ryan look forward to facing Jets in finale

By John Wawrow THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. _ The Buffalo Bills’ season finale against the New York Jets will have some meaning to it, […]
December 28, 2015

Kawhi Leonard’s quiet stardom providing blueprint for reserved Wolves youngster Wiggins

By Jon Krawczynski THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kawhi Leonard has quietly risen to stardom in San Antonio, hardly uttering a word as he captured an NBA Finals […]
December 27, 2015

Conley scores 19, Green adds 17 as Grizzlies defeat Lakers 112 96 (BKN-Lakers-Grizzlies) Source: The Associated Press

By Clay Bailey THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Kobe Bryant scored 14 points in the first quarter, but got little help from his Los Angeles […]
December 26, 2015

Wade, Bosh help Miami Heat rally for 108 101 victory over Orlando Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. _ When the Miami Heat needed a big lift on the road in the fourth quarter, Dwyane Wade stepped up. Wade scored 12 of […]
December 26, 2015

NBA MVP Stephen Curry becomes 4th basketball player to win AP Male Athlete of Year

By Josh Dubow THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OAKLAND, Calif. _ Stephen Curry’s greatness as a basketball player can be measured by his record-setting shooting numbers that are […]
December 26, 2015

Chris Paul, Clippers hold off Lakers 94 84 in Kobe Bryant’s 16th and final Christmas Day game

By Joe Resnick THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Chris Paul scored 23 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 94-84 on […]
December 24, 2015

Thunder blitz Lakers again, 120 85 with a combined 44 points by Westbrook and Durant

By Joe Resnick THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers appear to have become one of the most […]
December 23, 2015

CONCACAF suing Los Angeles area company over alleged kickback scheme with ex officials

LOS ANGELES _ CONCACAF is suing a California company for at least $50 million in an alleged kickback scheme involving two former executives of the soccer […]
December 23, 2015

Pistons rally from 18 down, make 15 3 pointers on way to a 93 92 win over Heat

By Tim Reynolds THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI _ The game’s outcome wasn’t decided until the absolute final moment. In reality, the Detroit Pistons did what was […]
December 23, 2015

Kobe Bryant shrugs off sore right shoulder, scores 31 points as Lakers beat Nuggets 111 107

By Pat Graham THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER _ Kobe Bryant’s turnaround was unstoppable, just like it was years ago. He played suffocating defence on the hot […]