Men's sports

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his 700th career goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
February 23, 2020 - 2:52 am
Alex Ovechkin is making the seemingly impossible appear to be not so far-fetched after all. Wayne Gretzky's 894 career goals has, for decades, loomed as one of hockey's most untouchable records. The “Great One” set the bar so high it appeared out of reach for even the NHL's best scorers. Ovechkin,...
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Gonzaga guard Admon Gilder (1) shoots as BYU guard Alex Barcello (4) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 23, 2020 - 2:11 am
PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU took the fight to Gonzaga and sent a message to everyone else about how dangerous it could be when March rolls around. The No. 23 Cougars imposed their will on offense and defense for the better part of 40 minutes for a 91-78 victory over second-ranked Gonzaga on Saturday...
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Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Pierre Engvall (47) scores his team's third goal of the game against Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres (90) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 23, 2020 - 2:10 am
TORONTO (AP) — David Ayres was sitting in the stands with his wife at Scotiabank Arena when Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer went down with an injury. The on-call emergency netminder in Toronto, Ayers left his seat and got half dressed into his gear on the off chance something might happen...
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Deontay Wilder stands on the scale during a weigh-in for his WBC heavyweight championship boxing match against Tyson Fury, of England, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
February 23, 2020 - 12:43 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest from the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury (all times local) 9:40 p.m. Tyson Fury is a heavyweight champion once again, dominating Deontay Wilder in their title rematch before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round. Fury, the boxer in the...
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Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade reacts during a ceremony for his jersey retirement at halftime as the Heat host the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Miami. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
February 22, 2020 - 11:23 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade went through a long list of thank-yous as he delivered a 20-minute speech at his jersey retirement ceremony Saturday night, mentioning everyone from his business manager and the Miami Heat ball boys to Pat Riley. “I could have gone on for an hour,” Wade said following the...
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San Diego State players sit on the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNLV, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in San Diego. UNLV won 66-63. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
February 22, 2020 - 11:07 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Malachi Flynn sat slumped in his chair and glared straight ahead, the sting of San Diego State's first loss of the season still painfully fresh. “We lost. It was the first time it happened, so it doesn't feel good,” Flynn said moments after the fired-up UNLV Runnin' Rebels beat...
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Kentucky's Immanuel Quickley celebrates after defeating Florida 65-59 in an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
February 22, 2020 - 10:09 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari praised Immanuel Quickley’s basketball savvy, but only after the Kentucky coach and an assistant first challenged the guard to shoot the ball — or else. “I said, ‘If you don’t shoot open shots, I'm putting Johnny (Juzang) in because I know he will shoot every...
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Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Pierre Engvall (47) scores his team's third goal of the game against Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres (90) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 22, 2020 - 9:41 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes were forced to use an emergency goaltender against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night after both of their netminders left with injuries. David Ayres, who works as a Zamboni driver for the Toronto Marlies, served as the emergency goalie. The 42-year-old...
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Justin Thomas of United States studies his second shot on the first green during the third round for the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 22, 2020 - 7:18 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Justin Thomas has done just about everything at the Mexico Championship except win. Even with a one-shot lead going into the final round, Saturday was enough of a reminder that no lead is safe at Chapultepec Golf Club and nothing comes easily. Thomas was five shots behind while...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his 700th career goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
February 22, 2020 - 5:34 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With power and a prodigious shot, Alex Ovechkin now stands where few in the NHL have been. He became the eight NHL player to score 700 career goals, reaching the milestone in the third period of the Washington' Capitals' 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. “It’s a...
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