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    CANTON, Mass. (AP) — A youth hockey team escaped without injury when part of a snow-laden roof collapsed at a Massachusetts skating rink. Officials in Canton say everyone is safe after Saturday morning’s collapse at…

  • Fight Schedule

    Feb. 28 At Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Carl Frampton vs. Chris Avalos, 12, for Frampton’s IBF super bantamweight title; Denton Vassell vs. Viktor Plotnikov, 12, for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title. At O2…

  • Clemson rallies back in overtime for 70-63 win

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Rod Hall scored five of his 15 points in overtime as Clemson recovered from blowing a 23-point lead to defeat Georgia Tech 70-63 in overtime on Saturday. The Tigers (16-12, 8-8…

  • Nordic World Championships-Ski Jump Results

    Saturday At Falun, Sweden Men’s Team 1. Norway (Anders Bardal, Anders Jacobsen, Anders Fannemel, Rune Velta), 872.6. 2. Austria (Stefan Kraft, Michael Hayboeck, Manuel Poppinger, Gregor Schlierenzauer), 853.2. 3. Poland (Piotr Zyla, Klemens Muranka, Jan…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…