Men's sports

February 23, 2019 - 3:14 am
Brooklyn Nets (30-30, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (27-30, seventh in the Eastern Conference) Charlotte; Saturday, 7 p.m. Eastern BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Charlotte and Brooklyn meet at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets are 20-17 in Eastern Conference games...
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February 23, 2019 - 3:14 am
Phoenix Suns (11-49, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (19-39, 12th in the Eastern Conference) Atlanta; Saturday, 7 p.m. Eastern BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix aims to break its 16-game losing streak with a victory against Atlanta. The Hawks have gone 9-17 in home games. Atlanta is 4-27 in...
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February 23, 2019 - 2:45 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George cut through two defenders, lofted a shot over 7-foot-1 Rudy Gobert and waited just like everyone else. George's high-arching lob fell with less than a second remaining in double-overtime, capping a 45-point night with the winning shot in the Oklahoma City Thunder's...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:11 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Matt Duchene from the Ottawa Senators on Friday in exchange for a 2019 first-round draft pick and two top prospects, adding a veteran center as they make a push for a playoff spot. The 28-year-old Duchene, one of the top players available...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:04 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had a go-ahead dunk with 15 seconds left and scored 25 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat his former San Antonio Spurs teammates 120-117 on Friday night, spoiling DeMar DeRozan return. Leonard stole the ball from DeRozan at midcourt and raced in alone for a one-...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:31 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tiger Woods delivered the shot that had the gallery buzzing. Dustin Johnson produced the golf that left everyone chasing him. Johnson made it through another round at the Mexico Championship without a bogey, and he was so efficient Friday that he putted for birdie on every hole,...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:38 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The sun came out in Arizona. Free agents played for their new teams. Ichiro Suzuki was back in uniform at age 45. Baseball is back. A day after the scheduled exhibition opener was rained out, baseball returned to the ballparks of Florida and Arizona on Friday with the first...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim watches during a practice for an NCAA men's college basketball tournament first-round game, in Detroit. Police say Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway near Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
February 22, 2019 - 2:40 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Boeheim will coach Syracuse against top-ranked Duke on Saturday night in his team's first game since the 74-year-old Basketball Hall of Famer struck and killed a pedestrian on a dark highway. Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack said in a news release Friday that...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:13 pm
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that versatile Marwin Gonzalez and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, two-year contract. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. Gonzalez...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, then-Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado celebrates his two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series, in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the biggest contract ever for a free agent. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 22, 2019 - 12:01 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Manny Machado calls San Diego "one of the best cities in the world" and says he was attracted to the Padres by the team's strong farm system. The 26-year-old infielder was introduced at a news conference Friday, a day after his $300 million, 10-year contract was finalized...
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