National Sports

BUBBLE WATCH: Nervous Sunday awaits for bubble teams

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer For the teams sliding around on the NCAA Tournament bubble, there are no more opportunities to change their resumes. The only thing left is to wait for the brackets to be announced Sunday. Some bubble teams used their respective conference tournaments to ...

Spence defends IBF welterweight title with win over Garcia

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. had to go the distance to defend his IBF welterweight title for the third time. Still, the outcome was never in doubt for one of the world's best pound-for-pound boxers. Spence unanimously outpointed previously ...

Williamson, No. 5 Duke beat No. 12 FSU 73-63 for ACC title

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson remembers crying in his mother's arms after suffering a knee sprain that would sideline him for nearly six full games and threaten fifth-ranked Duke's title potential. Less than a month later, Williamson was standing ...

Curry’s 33 lead Warriors past Thunder 110-88 without Durant

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One of Golden State's former MVPs was out, so the other stepped forward. Stephen Curry picked up the slack for the injured Kevin Durant, scoring 33 points to help Golden State roll past the Oklahoma City Thunder, 110-88 on Saturday night ...

No. 24 Cincinnati holds off Wichita State for 66-63 victory

By CLAY BAILEY Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As Cincinnati expected, Wichita State had one last run down the stretch — enough to pull even, but not overtake the No. 24 Bearcats. Nysier Brooks scored 13 points and Cane Broome hit the go-ahead layup with 23.5 seconds left to give ...

Zion Williamson leads No. 5 Duke to ACC title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Zion Williamson had 21 points to cap a dominating three-game show at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, helping fifth-ranked Duke beat No. 12 Florida State 73-63 on Saturday night in the championship game. RJ Barrett added 17 points and nine rebounds and the ...

SHR, Hendrick gunning for 1st win under new rules at Fontana

By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Four drivers have earned a victory in the first four weeks of what’s shaping up as a competitive NASCAR Cup Series season. Only two teams have reached Victory Lane, however. Two other giants of the sport are eager to join ...

Woods lands birdie, laughs at famed 17 after quadruple-bogey

By Mark Long AP Sports Writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods had a much more enjoyable experience at the 17th hole of The Players Championship on Saturday. A day after carding a quadruple-bogey 7 at the famed island green, Woods made a birdie and had a lengthy laugh with ...

Miami QB Ryan Tannehill traded to Titans for draft picks

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been traded to the Tennessee Titans in a deal that also involves draft picks. The Dolphins sent their sixth-round pick this year to the Titans for a fourth-round choice in 2020 and a seventh-round pick this year. Tannehill’s ...

Free Agency: Disenchantment works, trench warriors coveted

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer It’s probably fair to compare the opening of the NFL’s business season with the wildness often seen on the stock market floor. A frenzy of bidding and trading and changes of mind — all involving millions of dollars. Several trends already have ...