National Sports

Red Sox looking to close the deal on a World Series repeat

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The goal is the same for the Boston Red Sox in 2019: finish the season flopping around on the pitcher’s mound, celebrating another World Series title. All that’s left is for them to figure out who’s at the bottom of the pile. The ...

No. 7 Michigan gets rematch with No. 19 Wisconsin

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Wisconsin at Michigan. The Wolverines were unbeaten until they lost at Wisconsin on Jan. 19, and now No. 7 Michigan (21-2, 10-2) gets a rematch on its home court Saturday. The 19th-ranked ...

Davis remains in trade limbo; Barnes to Sacramento

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Anthony Davis is still a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. By 3 p.m. Thursday, that may change. Davis remained in place Wednesday, though the run-up to the NBA's annual trade deadline picked up steam in plenty of other locales around the ...

Durant lets loose after Warriors beat Spurs 141-102

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant wants everyone to forget the free agency chatter and speculation about where he might play next season, calling it "unnecessary." That's still months away and he is trying to win another championship with the Golden ...

Giannis, Bucks drop 148 points on Wizards for 40th win

By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points, Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and 11 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 148-129 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory. The Bucks shot 60 percent (56 for 93) from the ...

K-State-Baylor matchup highlights Big 12 action

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Kansas State at Baylor. The Wildcats vaulted into first place in the league with a 74-67 win over Kansas in Manhattan on Tuesday night, and a win in Waco would make them a clear ...

AP Source: 76ers acquire Harris from Clippers

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to acquire Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris as the centerpiece of a six-player, four-draft pick trade they hope can put them over the top in the East. A person familiar with the trade said the ...

Vonn sitting out downhill training after super-G crash

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is sitting out downhill training at the world championships following her crash in the super-G. Vonn had the wind knocked out of her after straddling a gate mid-air and hitting the safety nets on Tuesday. She was left with a shiner on her right cheek. Vonn is ...

Leonard, Lowry help Raptors beat Embiid, 76ers 119-107

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 20 points amid reports that Toronto has offered him in a trade, and the Raptors held off the Philadelphia 76ers 119-107 on Tuesday night in a matchup between two of the Eastern Conference's top teams. Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points ...

Blue Jackets snap 5-game skid with 6-3 win over Avalanche

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Josh Anderson kept his toe on the blue line and then his fingers crossed. The goal he scored, ruled good on the ice, was upheld after a replay review for offside. Just the sort of break Columbus needed. Anderson broke a tie with 9:31 remaining, ...