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  • UNLV beats Nevada 67-62

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Christian Wood scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Tuesday and UNLV beat Nevada 67-62, snapping a three-game losing streak. Goodluck Okonoboh scored 13 points off the bench on 6-of-7 shooting…

  • Serena Williams advances, Venus out of Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Madison Keys got one Williams sister out of the way on Wednesday at the Australian Open. On Thursday, the 19-year-old American will try to make it two, and this sibling might…

  • Portis, Qualls lead Arkansas past Tennessee 69-64

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Once again against Tennessee, Michael Qualls and his Arkansas teammates struggled early to find their rhythm. The other half of the Razorbacks top scoring duo wasn’t about let history repeat itself…

  • Randolph, Grizzlies hand Mavs 1st 3-game skid, 109-90

    DALLAS (AP) — Who needs timeouts when you have Z-Bo. Zach Randolph scored 22 points, including several high-arcing jumpers over defensive stalwart Tyson Chandler in the second half to answer Dallas scoring spurts, and Memphis…

  • Smith scores in OT, Predators beat Avalanche 4-3

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are so comfortable at home this season they simply don’t bat an eye, even when giving up the tying goal with 36 seconds left in regulation. Craig Smith…

  • Australian Open Results

    Wednesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Women Quarterfinals Madison Keys, United States, def. Venus Williams (18), United States, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Serena Williams (1), United States, def.…

  • Wild-Oilers Sums

    Minnesota 1 0 1—2 Edmonton 0 1 0—1 First Period_1, Minnesota, Niederreiter 15 (Fontaine), 9:09. Penalties_Granlund, Min (closing hand on puck), 4:37; Cooke, Min (tripping), 9:50; Klinkhammer, Edm (tripping), 18:34. Second Period_2, Edmonton, Gordon 6…

  • Wild-Oilers Sum

    Minnesota 1 0 1—2 Edmonton 0 1 0—1 First Period_1, Minnesota, Niederreiter 15 (Fontaine), 9:09. Second Period_2, Edmonton, Gordon 6 (Hendricks, Klefbom), 17:16. Third Period_3, Minnesota, Coyle 6, 15:37. Shots on Goal_Minnesota 10-9-10_29. Edmonton 5-6-13_24.…

  • Tuesday’s College Basketball

    EAST Buffalo 77, W. Michigan 71 La Salle 53, Saint Joseph’s 48 Xavier 66, Georgetown 53 SOUTH Asbury 84, Indiana-Kokomo 73 Brescia 97, Rio Grande 89, OT Florida 52, Alabama 50 Georgia 70, Vanderbilt 62…

  • Gaudreau scores twice to lead Flames in 4-1 win over Sabres

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Flames rookie Johnny Gaudreau scored twice to lead Calgary past Buffalo 4-1 on Tuesday night, extending the Sabres’ team-record losing streak to 12 games. Joe Colborne and Josh Jooris also scored…

  • Quinn leads San Diego State to 58-47 win vs Fresno State

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — It was a good night on both ends of the court for San Diego State. Aqeel Quinn, playing with a lower back injury, scored 16 points to lead four players in…

  • Florida holds on for 10th straight win over Alabama, 52-50

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Dorian Finney-Smith slammed home a dunk with 17 seconds remaining as Florida held off a second-half comeback by Alabama to beat the Crimson Tide 52-50 on Tuesday night. Eli Carter scored…

  • NHL Capsules

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 shots, falling 8.1 seconds short of his second consecutive shutout of the New York Rangers, and the Islanders beat their biggest rival 4-1 on Tuesday night in…

  • Sabres-Flames Sum

    Buffalo 1 0 0—1 Calgary 1 0 3—4 First Period_1, Buffalo, Stewart 7 (Ennis, Myers), 10:33 (pp). 2, Calgary, Gaudreau 14 (Hudler, Giordano), 13:40 (pp). Second Period_None. Third Period_3, Calgary, Jooris 10 (Colborne), 9:05. 4,…

  • Sabres-Flames Sums

    Buffalo 1 0 0—1 Calgary 1 0 3—4 First Period_1, Buffalo, Stewart 7 (Ennis, Myers), 10:33 (pp). 2, Calgary, Gaudreau 14 (Hudler, Giordano), 13:40 (pp). Penalties_Colborne, Cal (hooking), 10:20; Mitchell, Buf (holding), 11:47; Colborne, Cal…