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PHILADELPHIA | 76ers overcame Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat 106-102

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, JJ Redick hit a late 3-pointer and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame All-Star center Joel Embiid’s absence to beat the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday night. Ben Simmons added 21 points, Boban Marjanovic had 19 — including three free throws in … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | 76ers overcame Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat 106-102

MEXICO CITY | McIlroy opens with 63 has Woods struggles in Mexico debut

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy nearly made a hole-in-one on the same short par 4 that Tiger Woods hit his first competitive shot in Mexico out-of-bounds. McIlroy kept right on rolling to an 8-under 63 for a one-shot lead Thursday in the Mexico Championship. Woods opened with a double bogey and salvaged his round … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | McIlroy opens with 63 has Woods struggles in Mexico debut

TEMPE, Ariz | Clark: Machado’s deal doesn’t mean system is working

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Players’ union head Tony Clark says Adam Wainwright’s comments about a possible strike were in line with widespread concern he hears from his members about a free-agent market they claim has become dysfunctional. Starting his tour of spring training camps, Clark said he isn’t drawing conclusions about the market based on … Continue reading TEMPE, Ariz | Clark: Machado’s deal doesn’t mean system is working

MESA, Ariz | Rain, rain, go away! 1st MLB spring training game washed out

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The spring training season started with a splash. Just not the kind fans hoped for. In the first major league exhibition game of the year, the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics were rained out Thursday. The Mariners roughed up Jerry Blevins and led 5-0 in the middle of the second inning … Continue reading MESA, Ariz | Rain, rain, go away! 1st MLB spring training game washed out

RIO DE JANEIRO | Murray’s mother says former Wimbledon champ could play again

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Andy Murray is currently recovering from his hip surgery, and his mother thinks the two-time Wimbledon champion still has a chance of making a return. Murray announced last month at the Australian Open that he would compete in the season’s first major but might never be able to play again. … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Murray’s mother says former Wimbledon champ could play again

DURHAM, N.C. | Shoe blowout, knee injury leave Zion, Duke to mull future

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake. And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too. All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball in the opening minute of the sport’s … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C. | Shoe blowout, knee injury leave Zion, Duke to mull future

PARIS | Get hip to this: Paris wants Olympic debut for breakdance

PARIS (AP) — From the streets of New York to the Olympic podium: Breakdancing‘s conquest of the globe seemingly knows no bounds. Getting hip to breakdancing’s appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the … Continue reading PARIS | Get hip to this: Paris wants Olympic debut for breakdance