CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: Giannis gets off to fast start in All-Star game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local) 8:50 p.m. The All-Star game has begun with the feel of a Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk fest. Antetokounmpo has 14 points on five dunks and Team Giannis is leading midway through the first quarter. The Milwaukee Bucks forward even tried to dunk by purposely … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: Giannis gets off to fast start in All-Star game

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla | Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered in a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR’s biggest race for the second time in four years Sunday, leading JGR in a 1-2-3 sweep of the podium in … Continue reading DAYTONA BEACH, Fla | Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

NEW YORK | Figueroa lifts St. John’s to 71-65 win over No. 13 Villanova

NEW YORK (AP) — A 70-foot shot just before halftime gave St. John’s momentum, and LJ Figueroa and the Red Storm used a strong defensive effort in the second half to surprise No. 13 Villanova. Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John’s rallied to beat the Wildcats 71-65 on Sunday night. It was the first … Continue reading NEW YORK | Figueroa lifts St. John’s to 71-65 win over No. 13 Villanova

The Latest: Warren describes squeeze facing working families

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times EST): 8 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren described a squeeze on working families as she made her first appearance before Nevada voters since declaring her candidacy. Warren reminded the crowd in Las Vegas on Sunday of her work a decade ago monitoring the bailout of … Continue reading The Latest: Warren describes squeeze facing working families

ARE, Sweden | Shiffrin prevails despite distractions over her choices

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Maybe Alpine skiing won’t be so lost without Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal after all. One week after Vonn and Svindal retired by claiming medals in their final races, Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher both showed true grit by fighting through debilitating sickness to claim the slalom titles at the … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Shiffrin prevails despite distractions over her choices

EAST LANSING, Mich | No. 11 Michigan State beats Ohio State 62-44, but Ward hurt

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward. Now the Spartans may be without their standout big man for a while. Ward left in the second half with a broken left hand, but No. 11 Michigan State still rolled to a 62-44 … Continue reading EAST LANSING, Mich | No. 11 Michigan State beats Ohio State 62-44, but Ward hurt

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla | pitch clock coming for spring training games

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Pitch clocks are coming for spring training games. Looking to speed the pace of play in baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred says pitchers will have 20 seconds to deliver to the plate when teams play exhibition games in Arizona and Florida beginning this week. The intention is to get players … Continue reading WEST PALM BEACH, Fla | pitch clock coming for spring training games

LOS ANGELES | J.B. Holmes rallies to win a marathon finish at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.B. Holmes rallied from a four-shot deficit in the final round and won a marathon finish Sunday in the Genesis Open for his first victory in three years and a trip back to the Masters. Holmes closed with a 1-under 70, and that was enough to overcome Justin Thomas, who three-putted … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | J.B. Holmes rallies to win a marathon finish at Riviera