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    'It gets no better': Inside a weekend honoring Dwyane Wade


    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A win inside the building where as a skinny kid two decades ago Dwyane Wade dared to dream. Displays of love from the city where he was raised. Shows of love from the school where he became a national name. A...

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A win inside the building where as a skinny kid two decades ago Dwyane Wade dared to dream. Displays of love from the city where he was raised. Shows of love from the school where he became a national name. A surprise...

    NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day


    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader."What MLK meant to the nation and just his message...

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader."What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around...

    Officiating helps determine Super Bowl teams


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last thing the NFL would ever want is for an officiating mistake to decide the Super Bowl.On Sunday, the league might have gotten enough errors to determine both teams that will play in the...

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last thing the NFL would ever want is for an officiating mistake to decide the Super Bowl.On Sunday, the league might have gotten enough errors to determine both teams that will play in the championship...

    Veteran Patriots beat Chiefs to return to Super Bowl


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did what they've done for the better part of two decades.Make plays when the game is on the line.The most accomplished quarterback in NFL history led the...

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did what they've done for the better part of two decades.Make plays when the game is on the line.The most accomplished quarterback in NFL history led the Patriots...

    Blown call stands out, but Rams are still amazing LA Story


    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An egregious mistake by the refs overshadowed the Los Angeles Rams' moment of triumph.Too bad.This is one amazing L.A. Story.For all the debate stirred by a blatant penalty that wasn't called in the...

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An egregious mistake by the refs overshadowed the Los Angeles Rams' moment of triumph.Too bad.This is one amazing L.A. Story.For all the debate stirred by a blatant penalty that wasn't called in the closing...

    Trip to Haiti makes Naomi Osaka appreciate her good life


    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka said she's just returned from Haiti where some people struggle to get clean drinking water. This makes her appreciate even more getting into the Australian Open quarterfinals — and her own...

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka said she's just returned from Haiti where some people struggle to get clean drinking water. This makes her appreciate even more getting into the Australian Open quarterfinals — and her own good...
    Australian sportswear manufacturer Skins applies for bankruptcy

    Australian sportswear manufacturer Skins applies for bankruptcy


    By Alexis Carey for news.com.au Yet another iconic Australian fashion brand has fallen victim to the ailing retail sector, with sportswear manufacturer Skins on the brink of collapse.The company has applied for bankruptcy in...

    By Alexis Carey for news.com.au Yet another iconic Australian fashion brand has fallen victim to the ailing retail sector, with sportswear manufacturer Skins on the brink of collapse.The company has applied for bankruptcy in a...

    Lakers' Ball to miss 4 to 6 weeks with sprained left ankle


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Already without injured star LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers will be missing guard Lonzo Ball for the next four to six weeks after an MRI on Sunday showed a sprained left ankle.Ball was injured in the...

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Already without injured star LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers will be missing guard Lonzo Ball for the next four to six weeks after an MRI on Sunday showed a sprained left ankle.Ball was injured in the third...

    Niederreiter, Wallmark score lead Hurricanes past Oilers 7-4


    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It didn't take long for Nino Niederreiter to fit in with the Carolina Hurricanes.Niederreiter and Lucas Wallmark each scored twice to lead the Hurricanes to a 7-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on...

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It didn't take long for Nino Niederreiter to fit in with the Carolina Hurricanes.Niederreiter and Lucas Wallmark each scored twice to lead the Hurricanes to a 7-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday...

    Sarri must face up to own failings in Chelsea blame game


    Maurizio Sarri has decided to go down a dangerous road by using a post-match news conference to criticize the attitude and character of his Chelsea players.Memories were suddenly revived of a TV interview that Jose Mourinho...

    Maurizio Sarri has decided to go down a dangerous road by using a post-match news conference to criticize the attitude and character of his Chelsea players.Memories were suddenly revived of a TV interview that Jose Mourinho gave...

    Expanded Conference Glance


    NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.Anaheim 3, New Jersey 2Colorado 7, Los Angeles 1St. Louis 3, Ottawa 2N.Y....

    NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.Anaheim 3, New Jersey 2Colorado 7, Los Angeles 1St. Louis 3, Ottawa 2N.Y. Rangers...

    National Hockey League


    NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.Anaheim 3, New Jersey 2Colorado 7, Los Angeles 1St. Louis 3, Ottawa 2N.Y....

    NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.Anaheim 3, New Jersey 2Colorado 7, Los Angeles 1St. Louis 3, Ottawa 2N.Y. Rangers...

    NFL Today, Conference Championships


    SCOREBOARDSunday, Jan. 27AFC vs. NFC in Pro Bowl, 3 p.m. EST. The NFL's all-star game will be played in Orlando, Florida, with Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, Todd Gurley and J.J. Watt all among those voted as...

    SCOREBOARDSunday, Jan. 27AFC vs. NFC in Pro Bowl, 3 p.m. EST. The NFL's all-star game will be played in Orlando, Florida, with Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, Todd Gurley and J.J. Watt all among those voted as starters.___Sunday,...

    Casemiro getting back to his best with Madrid


    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Casemiro knew what was coming before scoring one of the best goals of his career at Real Madrid.His teammate Luka Modric had let an innocent-looking pass by Sergio Reguilon run through to Casemiro, who...

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Casemiro knew what was coming before scoring one of the best goals of his career at Real Madrid.His teammate Luka Modric had let an innocent-looking pass by Sergio Reguilon run through to Casemiro, who was...

    With Verratti out, PSG coach Tuchel needs Rabiot back now


    PARIS (AP) — PSG coach Thomas Tuchel needs Adrien Rabiot back in his team — and soon — because an injury to Marco Verratti has left the French league leader seriously short of options in midfield.With three weeks to go until...

    PARIS (AP) — PSG coach Thomas Tuchel needs Adrien Rabiot back in his team — and soon — because an injury to Marco Verratti has left the French league leader seriously short of options in midfield.With three weeks to go until Paris...

    Patriots, Rams earn Super Bowl berths with OT wins


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady's brilliance.The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin...

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady's brilliance.The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss,...

    Patriots the early pick in Las Vegas books


    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers made the Super Bowl essentially a tossup in opening lines Sunday, though bettors quickly turned the New England Patriots into a slight favorite in what is expected to be the most heavily bet — at...

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers made the Super Bowl essentially a tossup in opening lines Sunday, though bettors quickly turned the New England Patriots into a slight favorite in what is expected to be the most heavily bet — at least...

    More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating


    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that...

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her...