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  • Police in German city warn of potential extremist threat

    BERLIN (AP) — Police in the German city of Bremen warned Saturday of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and stepped up security measures. Officials received indications of an elevated risk from violent Islamic…

  • Hanlan helps BC snap 9-game skid; 79-63 over N.C. State

    BOSTON (AP) — Olivier Hanlan scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Boston College snap a nine-game losing streak on Saturday with a 79-63 victory over North Carolina State, dealing the Wolfpack’s NCAA…

  • Moody’s downgrades Chicago’s rating over pensions

    CHICAGO (AP) — Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Chicago’s credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city’s $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities. The agency said Friday that it lowered the…

  • ECU rides big second half to 71-66 win over UCF

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Caleb White scored 14, Antonio Robinson had 13 points and eight assists, and Terry Whisnant’s 3-pointer with 1:06 left gave East Carolina the lead for good in a 71-66 win over…

  • 2015 Spring Training Schedule

    Times EST (Subject to change) Sunday, March 1 U. of Tampa vs. Phillies at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Monday, March 2 FIU vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Florida Southern vs. Detroit at Lakeland,…

  • Blackshear leads No. 17 Louisville past Florida St 81-59

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Blackshear scored 18 points and Montrezl Harrell added 16 points as No. 17 Louisville cruised to an 81-59 win over Florida State on Saturday. Anton Gill made all five of…

  • New Hampshire lake is Lower 48’s only ice runway

    ALTON, N.H. (AP) — Winter on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee means ice fishing, hockey tournaments and, if the ice is strong enough, airplanes. After being grounded by bad ice and worse weather for most of…

  • Johaug upstages Bjoergen to win 30K race at Nordic worlds

    FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Therese Johaug upstaged Norwegian teammate Marit Bjoergen by winning the women’s 30-kilometer cross-country race by almost a minute Saturday, ending the Nordic skiing world championships as the most successful woman with…

  • Colgate holds off Lehigh, 61-55

    HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Ethan Jacobs, Matt McMullen, and Damon Sherman-Newsome each scored 11 points, with Jacobs and McMullen adding eight rebounds apiece, to help lead Colgate to a 61-55 victory over Lehigh on Saturday.…

  • Indiana’s Pence among the few to deflect 2016 GOP question

    PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Some Republicans meeting conservatives in Washington and Palm Beach, Florida, in the past few days have spoken openly about possible presidential campaigns. Not Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Pence tells about…

  • Environmental activists disrupt meeting by Olympic officials

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmental activists burst into the lobby of a luxury hotel on Rio’s Copacabana Beach where IOC officials were meeting Saturday, protesting against ecological destruction related to the 2016 Rio Olympics.…

  • Glantz-Culver Line

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at UConn Pk SMU at California 3½ Oregon St. at Houston 6 South Florida at Providence 8 Marquette at Ohio St. 10 Purdue at Wisconsin 9 Michigan St. at Wake Forest Pk…

  • Panthers swing another deal, trade Fleischmann for Heatley

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers acquired forward Dany Heatley and a third-round pick in this year’s draft from the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, in exchange for forward Tomas Fleischmann. The deal comes two…

  • No. 14 Maryland beats Michigan 66-56 for 5th straight win

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Melo Trimble scored 19 points, and No. 14 Maryland beat Michigan 66-56 Saturday to complete an undefeated season at home in the Big Ten. A gritty defensive battle turned in…

  • Lamy Chappuis of France to retire from Nordic combined

    FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Shortly after winning his fifth Nordic combined world championship title, Jason Lamy Chappuis of France announced he will retire from the sport at the end of this season. Lamy Chappuis won…