National Sports

Nagasu, Tennell, Chen earn US Olympic figure skating spots

By BARRY WILNER, AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen, the top three finishers at the national championships, were selected Saturday to the U.S. team for the Pyeongchang Olympics. Three-time U.S. champ Ashley Wagner, who complained vigorously ...

Falcons show playoff poise in 26-13 win over upstart LA Rams

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons jumped to an early 13-point lead before the Rams mounted two swift scoring drives. Los Angeles went to the Coliseum locker room at halftime with just a three-point deficit amid raucous cheers from a home crowd thirsty ...

Titans rally from 21-3 hole, beat Chiefs 22-21 in playoffs

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marcus Mariota did everything he could to help the Titans advance in the playoffs, throwing a crazy touchdown pass to himself , running for crucial first downs and providing the kind of spark that Tennessee needed to rally from a 21-3 ...

Titans rally from 21-3 hole, beat Chiefs 22-21 in playoffs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marcus Mariota did everything to help the Titans advance in the playoffs, throwing two touchdown passes, running for crucial first downs and providing the spark needed to rally from a 21-3 halftime hole. Heck, he even caught one of his own TD passes. It all added up ...

Raiders to announce Gruden hiring next Tuesday

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are set to bring Jon Gruden back for a second stint as coach. A person with knowledge of the team’s plans said the Raiders are planning a news conference Tuesday to announce that Gruden is leaving the broadcast booth to come back to coaching. The ...

Ferguson, Westbrook lead Thunder over skidding Lakers 133-96

By STEVE DILBECK, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook, doing his MVP thing back home. Paul George and Carmelo Anthony lighting it up. All expected. But where did Terrance Ferguson come from? Oklahoma City might have found another potential star Wednesday night in ...

Rising star Tennell leads after women’s short program

By BARRY WILNER, AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rising star Bradie Tennell continued her breakout season by winning the women's short program Wednesday night at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Tennell saved the best short program of her career for the most important event. ...

Hip problem forces 5-time finalist Murray out of Aussie Open

By JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer Andy Murray needed only a couple of days in Australia to realize the hip problem that has kept him out of competitive tennis since Wimbledon was not going to improve in time for the season's first major. The five-time finalist withdrew from the Australian Open on ...

Curry’s 3 lifts Warriors over Mavericks 125-122

By DAVE JACKSON, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks were left shaking their heads at Stephen Curry's shot-making ability — and how they let him get one last great look at the basket. Curry's long 3-pointer with three seconds to play allowed the Golden State Warriors to ...

Washington lifts No. 17 Kentucky past LSU, 74-71

By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari was grateful for P.J. Washington's forceful presence in the locker room and under the basket in the second half. Washington scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and No. 17 Kentucky held off ...