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  • Korean skier earns applause at 2018 Olympics test event

    JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — South Korean skier Kim Hyeon-tae had a modest goal in his World Cup debut: to finish within five seconds of the winner. He didn’t quite reach it, finishing last in…

  • Janka wins super-G at 2018 Olympics test by large margin

    JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Former overall World Cup champion Carlo Janka won the super-G test event for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics by a large margin Sunday, while several pre-race favorites failed to finish their…

  • Hemsley leads SDSU to 78-71 OT win vs New Mexico

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State’s 10-game winning streak to open Mountain West Conference play seemed all but over when New Mexico took a five-point lead with 21.1 seconds to play. Remarkably, the Aztecs…

  • Super Bowl’s Broncos, Panthers excel at defense differently

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Sometime late last season or early this season — depends on whom you ask — Josh Norman and the Carolina Panthers’ other defensive backs were heading toward a drill as…

  • MVP Newton, Watt, Rivera, Berry big winners of NFL awards

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an MVP award. Offensive Player of the Year, too. And his coach, Ron Rivera, owns a second NFL honor as well. Newton,…

  • Sabonis, Gonzaga beat Pepperdine 69-66

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 20 points and 11 rebounds for his conference-leading 14th double-double and Gonzaga held on Saturday night to beat Pepperdine 69-66. Gonzaga (19-5, 11-2 West Coast) jumped to its…

  • Hiller makes 34 saves, Flames beat Canucks 4-1

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Calgary Flames are hoping this performance was a sign of things to come. Jonas Hiller made 34 saves, helping the Flames to a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks…

  • NCAA Basketball

    All Times EST AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Stony Brook 10 0 1.000 19 4 .826 Albany (NY) 8 2 .800 19 6 .760 New Hampshire 6 3…

  • Stafford scores 2 goals, Jets beat Avalanche 4-2

    DENVER (AP) — Drew Stafford’s offensive performance snapped the Winnipeg Jets out of their slump. Stafford had two goals, including the go-ahead score, and the Jets beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Saturday night for…

  • Roczen wins AMA Supercross race in Glendale

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ken Roczen won the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race Saturday night at University of Phoenix Stadium for his first victory in over a year. The Suzuki rider finished 4 seconds ahead…

  • Saturday’s College Basketball

    EAST Albany (NY) 75, Vermont 71 Bard 74, Hobart 64 Boston U. 89, Lafayette 82, OT Bucknell 77, Holy Cross 52 Buffalo 80, E. Michigan 70 Butler 89, St. John’s 56 CCNY 77, Merchant Marine…

  • Saturday’s College Basketball

    EAST Albany (NY) 75, Vermont 71 Boston U. 89, Lafayette 82, OT Bucknell 77, Holy Cross 52 Buffalo 80, E. Michigan 70 Butler 89, St. John’s 56 Colgate 58, Navy 55 Columbia 77, Brown 73…

  • Saturday’s College Basketball Scores

    EAST Albany (NY) 75, Vermont 71 Bard 74, Hobart 64 Boston U. 89, Lafayette 82, OT Bucknell 77, Holy Cross 52 Buffalo 80, E. Michigan 70 Butler 89, St. John’s 56 CCNY 77, Merchant Marine…

  • Thompson knocks out Hendricks in first round at Fight Night

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stephen Thompson used a devastating left to complete an impressive first-round knockout against former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and catapult himself into title contention in the main event of UFC’s Fight…

  • No. 21 Wichita State loses 58-53 at Illinois State

    NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Wichita State was on its way to another Missouri Valley Conference win when it just fell apart down the stretch against Illinois State. No. 21 Wichita State managed just seven field…