January 2, 2016

Heat open busy January with a flourish, Whiteside scores 25 and Miami rolls past Dallas 106 82

By Tim Reynolds THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI _ With 17 games to play in 31 days and two brutal road trips awaiting, the Miami Heat know […]
January 2, 2016

DeRozan, Lowry as Raptors open new year with 104 94 win over Hornets

By Dhiren Mahiban THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey credited his teams’ defensive play for their fourth-quarter turnaround on Friday night. The Raptors erased […]
January 2, 2016

Tough act to follow: 2015 3 time major winner Serena Williams tries to spin it again this year

By Dennis Passa THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRISBANE, Australia _ There may be no tougher act to follow in any sport in 2016 than Serena Williams’ attempt […]
January 2, 2016

Lou Williams has big 4th quarter as Lakers beat 76ers 93 84 without injured Kobe Bryant

By Joe Resnick THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ The young Los Angeles Lakers are eventually going to have to learn how to play well as […]
December 30, 2015

Browns QB Johnny Manziel placed in concussion protocol, likely to miss Sunday’s season finale

By Tom Withers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEREA, Ohio _ All that running around _ on the field _ caught up with Johnny Manziel. Cleveland’s free-wheeling, fun-loving […]
December 30, 2015

FERGUSON ON GOLF: More than slowing down, Tiger Woods at near halt as he reaches 40

By Doug Ferguson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ten days after Tiger Woods turned 24, he picked up his 16th career PGA Tour victory by beating Ernie Els […]
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 […]