Men's sports

Minnesota Timberwolves centre Karl-Anthony Towns (32) drives past Toronto Raptors forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (4) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 21, 2020 - 7:33 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns will sit out for at least two more weeks because of an injured left wrist that the team announced Friday is broken. Towns first had an X-ray after hurting his wrist Jan. 25 against Oklahoma City, coach Ryan Saunders said. Towns...
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Tyson Fury, of England, attends a weigh-in for his WBC heavyweight championship boxing match against Deontay Wilder, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
February 21, 2020 - 7:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder made one last appearance Friday before their big heavyweight title fight, weighing in and taunting each other before a raucous crowd at the MGM Grand arena. Wilder weighed 231 pounds, the heaviest of his career, for his 11th title defense. Fury,...
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Anaheim Ducks right wing Ondrej Kase (25), of the Czech Republic, and Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Haydn Fleury (4) chase the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Anaheim won 2-1 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 21, 2020 - 6:45 pm
David Backes no longer has to worry whether he’ll get another shot at playing in the NHL. The 35-year-old forward was freed from what Backes referred to as “purgatory” on Friday, when the Boston Bruins traded him to the Anaheim Ducks. In freeing up most of Backes’ significant salary-cap hit, Boston...
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*ATTENTION AP SPORTS PHOTO DESK, EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01AM ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2020* In this Feb. 22, 1980, photo, Team USA goaltender Jim Craig got a hug from goalie coach Warren Strelow in the moments after defeating the Soviet Union during the medal-round of the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. Tourism is a $1.2 billion industry in the Lake Placid region, much of it still fueled by the memory of the U.S. hockey team beating the Soviet Union as the “Miracle on Ice" highlight of the 1980 Olympic Games. (Tom Sweeney/Star Tribune via AP)
February 21, 2020 - 6:38 pm
When the Summer Olympics begin in Tokyo in July, viewers will be able to watch every event either live or on demand. That wasn't the case in 1980 when the United States stunned the Soviet Union during the Lake Placid Games. The Americans' stunning 4-3 victory in the Miracle on Ice game — which was...
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Kansas head coach Bill Self, right, yells at referee Gerry Pollard, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Kansas defeated Oklahoma 87-70. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
February 21, 2020 - 6:24 pm
Bill Self stood in front of a mural plastered on the wall just outside the Kansas locker room in Allen Fieldhouse depicting the Jayhawks' many championship rings, and he mused about the importance of his team's trip to Baylor on Saturday. “I don't have to tell them,” Self said. “They know how many...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. The photo was part of a series of images by photographer David J. Phillip which won the Thomas V. diLustro best portfolio award for 2019 given out by the Associated Press Sports Editors during their annual winter meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 21, 2020 - 12:02 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Associated Press national writer Eddie Pells won two awards, including story of the year, in the annual sports journalism contest judged by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Pells’ story on the investigation leading to track coach Alberto Salazar’s four-year ban...
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Chris Mazdzer and Jayson Terdiman of United States finish their team relay race at the World Luge Championships in Krasnaya Polyana, near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)
February 21, 2020 - 9:05 am
The U.S. has pulled its entire team out of this weekend’s series of World Cup luge races in Winterberg, Germany, while athletes from many nations are protesting what they are calling unsafe ice conditions. Austria has also withdrawn its entire team from the weekend events and even several sliders...
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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone, right, celebrates with left wing Max Pacioretty after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
February 21, 2020 - 12:53 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alec Martinez had a goal and an assist in his Vegas debut, and the Golden Knights stopped Tampa Bay's 11-game win streak with a 5-3 victory over the Lightning on Thursday night. Martinez, who was acquired in a trade with Los Angeles on Wednesday, tied the game late in the first...
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Andy Hrovat during an interview about his experience with doctor who has been accused by several former students of molesting them during medical exams at the University of Michigan. The interview was conducted at his attorneys firm on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 in Denver. (AP Photo/John Leyba)
February 21, 2020 - 12:18 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — An Olympic wrestler on Thursday accused a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school and said the physician's reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates. Andy Hrovat, who competed for the U.S. in...
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Arizona State's Remy Martin (1) looks for an open teammate as Oregon's Addison Patterson (22) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)
February 21, 2020 - 12:17 am
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State's Remy Martin was fighting for possession during the first half when he caught an inadvertent elbow right to the middle of his face that knocked a tooth loose. Martin left the game and went to the locker room. A few minutes later, he returned to the court and...
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