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  • Hunter makes Twins return in 9-8 win over Red Sox

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Torii Hunter drove in a run in his first plate appearance with the Minnesota Twins in eight years, helping defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-8 on Thursday night. Hunter, who…

  • Texas A&M-CC beats Houston Baptist 85-72

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Rashawn Thomas and John Jordan scored 20 points apiece and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beat Houston Baptist 85-72 on Thursday. The Islanders (17-12, 12-5 Southland) pulled into a fourth-place tie with…

  • Colorado beats Washington 64-47

    SEATTLE (AP) — Josh Scott scored 21 points with nine rebounds to lead Colorado over Washington 64-47 on Thursday. Xavier Johnson had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Xavier Talton added 10 points for Colorado…

  • Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship

    TOKYO (AP) — A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft…

  • No. 12 Kentucky women advance in SEC, 67-61 over Vanderbilt

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Jennifer O’Neill scored 19 points and Linnae Harper 18 to lead sixth-seeded and No. 12-ranked Kentucky to a 67-61 win over No. 11-seed Vanderbilt in the second round of the…

  • Flyers score 3 goals in 3rd period, top St. Louis 3-1

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers gave away hot dogs, pretzels, even tickets to those adventurous enough to brave a winter storm. The die-hards left with a few extra bucks in their pockets — some cash…

  • Freight train carrying crude oil derails near Illinois city

    GALENA, Ill. (AP) — A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois, bursting into flames and prompting authorities to suggest that everyone within 1 mile evacuate, authorities said. Only two people did…

  • Video game veteran takes swing at playful app aimed at kids

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a sea of virtual-reality headsets and monitors broadcasting video games, there’s something that seems completely alien at the Game Developers Conference: a swing set. The piece of playground equipment has…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Iraqi ministry: Islamic State militants ‘bulldozed’ famed ancient Nimrud archaeological site BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants “bulldozed” the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy…

  • Williams lifts South Alabama to 81-76 win over Arkansas St.

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Ken Williams scored seven of South Alabama’s final eight points to help the Jaguars take an 81-76 victory over Arkansas State on Thursday night to clinch a berth into the Sun…

  • Nicholls State holds off Central Arkansas 77-70

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Ja’Dante’ Frye scored 16 points, Sam McBeath and Amin Torres each added 15 and Nicholls State held off a late Central Arkansas run to win 77-70 on Thursday night. Nicholls (9-18,…

  • E’Twaun Moore lifts Bulls past Westbrook, Thunder

    CHICAGO (AP) — E’Twaun Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-105 on Thursday night, ending Russell Westbrook’s triple-double streak at four.…

  • WTA Abierto Monterrey Afirme Results

    Thursday At Club Sonoma Monterrey, Mexico Purse: $500,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Second Round Timea Bacsinszky (4), Switzerland, def. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Urszula Radwanska, Poland, def. Daniela Hantuchova (7), Slovakia, 6-2, 6-4.…

  • NHL Capsules

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Del Zotto and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to rally the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Del Zotto and Simmonds helped the…

  • Thunder-Bulls, Box

    OKLAHOMA CITY (105) Singler 1-3 0-0 3, Ibaka 12-19 1-2 25, Kanter 2-6 2-2 6, Westbrook 14-32 12-15 43, Roberson 1-2 0-0 2, Waiters 3-10 0-0 6, Collison 1-1 0-0 2, Morrow 3-8 0-0 8,…