Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid leaps into the stands while chasing a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in New York. The 76ers won 126-111. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 13, 2019 - 11:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With a big lead and bigger games ahead, Joel Embiid could have opted for safety. He could have simply let the ball go out of bounds, without putting a scare into people in the 76ers' front office or along the Madison Square Garden sideline. That's not his style. "I only know one way...
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Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward (20) defends against Detroit Pistons' Reggie Jackson (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
February 13, 2019 - 11:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics haven't played as well as they've expected at times this season. They're hoping the games they've put together over the last six weeks are a sign of better things to come after the All-Star break. Jayson Tatum scored 19 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 18 to...
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Tennessee guard Admiral Schofield (5) drives as he's defended by South Carolina forward Chris Silva (30) and forward Felipe Haase (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 85-73. (AP photo/Wade Payne)
February 13, 2019 - 11:19 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — South Carolina couldn't miss from 3-point range and still couldn't put up much of a challenge against No. 1 Tennessee. Admiral Schofield had 21 points and 10 rebounds as the top-ranked Volunteers defeated South Carolina 85-73 on Wednesday for their school-record 19th...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks over Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Bucks defeated the Pacers 106-97. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
February 13, 2019 - 10:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo delivered the finishing touch Wednesday. The Milwaukee Bucks needed everything he could muster. Antetokounmpo rallied the Bucks from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, recorded his fifth triple-double of the season and led Milwaukee past Indiana 106-97. He...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani talks to the media at their spring baseball training facility in Tempe, Ariz., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The AL Rookie of the Year is recovering from Tommy John surgery. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
February 13, 2019 - 10:15 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani tossed his water bottle toward a clubhouse garbage can and missed, instead landing it in a laundry bin. He laughed out loud, smiled big as he so often does, then retrieved the trash and put it in the proper place. That's about as close to throwing as the Japanese...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, former NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick applauds while seated on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Republican concerns that the former NFL quarterback is too controversial to honor as a black leader doomed a resolution recognizing Black History Month in the state Assembly, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The Legislature's black caucus had proposed a resolution honoring a number of black leaders, including Kaepernick, but Assembly Republicans refused to take it up. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 13, 2019 - 7:18 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Senate refused to mention NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a resolution honoring Black History Month passed Wednesday, rejecting calls from Democrats who said ignoring the Milwaukee native put them on the wrong side of history. Just as...
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Tiger Woods walks the third green during the pro-am round at the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
February 13, 2019 - 6:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods and his TGR Foundation took over the Genesis Open at Riviera two years ago, and now the PGA Tour is elevating it to the same status as tournaments hosted by Jack Nicklaus and the late Arnold Palmer. Still to be determined is whether Woods can actually win the one PGA...
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February 13, 2019 - 5:35 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A bill to allow mobile wagering for sports betting in Rhode Island has passed the state Senate. The Senate approved the bill Wednesday. Expanding sports betting is a top priority for Democratic Senate President Dominick Ruggerio. He introduced the bill to enable the creation...
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Sergio Garcia, of Spain, drives on the second tee in the rain in the Pro-Am round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Garcia is playing for the first time since he was disqualified for damaging greens at the Saudi International on Feb. 2. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
February 13, 2019 - 5:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sergio Garcia apologized in a statement and in person to the players in his group when he damaged five greens at the Saudi International. He apologized in a social media post and in an interview at his locker Wednesday at Riviera. That has been the easy part. He has had plenty of...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, photo, Jim France, executive vice president of NASCAR, stands on pit road as he watches auto racing at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. France replaced his nephew as head of NASCAR in August and has remained behind the scenes as he tries to stabilize the family business. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 13, 2019 - 5:10 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim France is running NASCAR the same way he lives his life — quietly, in the background, away from the spotlight he never craved. The youngest son of NASCAR's founder carved his own path in the family business and left the leadership roles to his father, Bill France Sr...
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