Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Basketball

demetria morant tries to box out a man during a basketball game

JOHNSON LEADS AS EAGLES COMPLETE PERFECT ROAD TRIP Zach Johnson’s 23 points helped the FGCU men’s basketball team stay undefeated in conference play in an 84-80 win on the road ...
Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) and St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds, left, reach for a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

BY DAVE SKRETTA LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright admitted after falling from the top spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll that he would rather his ...
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, center, drives between Sacramento Kings' Rudy Gay, left, and Garrett Temple during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

BY JANIE McCAULEY OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When the Warriors traveled to Cleveland last January after winning the 2015 NBA title by beating the Cavs, Stephen Curry had so many ...
Connecticut guard Saniya Chong (12) and her teammates wave to fans after an NCAA college basketball game against SMU, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

BY STEPHEN HAWKINS DALLAS (AP) — Winning 91 in a row, that’s nice. Now Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies can focus on the real goal — a return to ...
In this Dec. 18, 2016, file photo, San Diego Chargers team president and CEO Dean Spanos looks on during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Chargers aren’t getting the warmest welcome from potential patrons on their move up the California coast. Los Angeles fans at a Clippers-Lakers game Saturday booed ...
Washington State guard Cameron Fernandez, left, holds her head after an injury while guarding Arizona State center Quinn Dornstauder, right, during a women's NCAA college basketball game at Wells Fargo Arena in Tucson, Ariz., Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. (Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic via AP)

TEMPE, Arizona (AP) — Washington State freshman Cameron Fernandez hit her head on the court, was treated by emergency personnel and taken off by stretcher to a hospital Friday during ...
marc-eddy norelia and zach johnson shooting layups

Marc-Eddy Norelia returned to the floor after nearly a month’s absence, and FGCU once again rallied in the second half as they won over Kennesaw State, 78-75 on Thursday. The ...
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates after a dunk during the fourth quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

BY CLIFF BRUNT OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook made fewer than a third of his shots and still dominated the Memphis Grizzlies. Oklahoma City’s point guard posted his 18th ...
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives to the basket past Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, of Poland, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas was good for three quarters and nearly unstoppable in the fourth. Thomas scored 20 of his 38 points in the final period and the Boston ...
Philadelphia 76ers' T.J. McConnell (1) takes the game-winning shot against New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis (6) and Carmelo Anthony (7) during the final seconds of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

BY DAN GELSTON PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid wrapped his hands around T.J. McConnell’s neck, and let out a yell for a victory sweeter than the taste of endless rounds ...
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