National Sports

Pat Riley says Magic Johnson will win with the Lakers

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley has never doubted Magic Johnson, and isn't about to start now. Riley believes Johnson will succeed in what looks like a daunting task of getting the Los Angeles Lakers back to prominence. After the Lakers cleaned house this past ...

Fowler joins friends in winning and extends youth movement

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Golf's youngest and biggest stars keep winning. Rickie Fowler has mostly been watching. He wasn't in Hawaii when Justin Thomas swept the Aloha State by a combined 10 shots, including a PGA Tour record for 72 holes and a 59 at ...

Jerry, Jimmy get healing time as Cowboys celebrate ’92 team

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Jimmy Johnson moved from one interview to another, smiling plenty and comfortably addressing questions about his relationship with Jerry Jones in a rare offseason appearance to celebrate the 1992 Dallas Cowboys, who won both their first Super ...

Earnhardt returns from concussion, feels fine after crash

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. climbed out of his wrecked race car, surveyed the damage, chatted with his team and hopped on a golf cart for a trip to the infield care center. Eight minutes after checking in with doctors, Earnhardt walked ...

Crosby scores 34th, Penguins top Flyers 4-2 at Heinz Field

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pomp. The circumstance. The spectacle. Sidney Crosby's used to all of it. So the message the Pittsburgh Penguins captain and the rest of the veterans sent to their teammates making their first appearances in an NHL Stadium Series game ...

Wilder retains WBC title with 5th-round KO of Washington

By JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Deontay Wilder proved his surgically repaired right hand is still a devastating force — once he unleashed it. Wilder returned from right arm injuries to stop Gerald Washington in the fifth round and retain his WBC heavyweight title ...

Mika leads BYU to upset of No. 1 Gonzaga 79-71

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Top-ranked Gonzaga's quest to go undefeated this season ended under a barrage of baskets by BYU's Eric Mika on Saturday night. Mika had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and BYU upset Gonzaga 79-71. It was the Cougars' first victory ...

Splash Brothers lead way for Warriors with Durant out hurt

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors missed Kevin Durant's big presence on both ends of the court. They missed their snappy ball movement that leads to easy baskets and open 3-pointers. The NBA's best team won anyway thanks to the Splash ...

No. 5 UCLA dominates offensive boards to edge No. 4 Arizona

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An awesome offense has carried UCLA to a terrific season. The Bruins turned to rebounding and defense for what may have been their most impressive win yet. Thomas Welsh scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 5 UCLA dominated ...

Cowboys celebrate ’92 title on anniversary of Jones purchase

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson reunited Saturday night to celebrate their first Super Bowl-winning team on the 28th anniversary of the day Jones bought the team, fired Tom Landry and hired his former Arkansas teammate as coach. The reunion of the 1992 team, ...