National Sports

Panarin powers Blue Jackets past Blackhawks 5-2

By MATT CARLSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Artemi Panarin had a big night against his former team, making the most of a little luck. Panarin had two goals and an assist, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Saturday night for their fifth win in six ...

No. 5 Kentucky upsets No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 in top-5 matchup

By GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — No. 5 Kentucky got the strong start it sought against No. 1 Tennessee and for a moment was blowing out the Volunteers. Most important was that the Wildcats finished off the Vols on a national stage, just what they needed days after ...

Tatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star Saturday

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston’s Jayson Tatum got his gamewinner from midcourt. Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo went over Shaquille O’Neal to help win his trophy. And Brooklyn’s Joe Harris made all the shots at all the right times to deny Golden ...

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Big matchups abound in SEC, Big Ten

By AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — It's going to be a big week for the top teams in both the Southeastern and Big Ten conferences. Eight of the nine ranked teams in the SEC and Big Ten have at least one matchup against a ranked league mate in the week ahead. The ...

All-Star game marks latest milestone for Michael Jordan

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Buzz Peterson knew Michael Jordan as well as anyone when they were in college. Roommates and teammates at North Carolina, they spent countless days competing on the basketball court in practice and endless hours talking hoops. Their ...

Harden runs 30-point streak to 30, Rockets beat Mavs 120-104

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — There was only a little over a minute left in Houston's game and it looked as if James Harden's streak of 30-point games would be ending. Harden brought the ball down the court and was enveloped by two defenders near the 3-point line, so he ...

Murray makes 50 saves, Penguins beat Flyers 4-1

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Murray made 50 saves and Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. Jake Guentzel and Nick Bjugstad also scored and Kris Letang had an empty-netter for ...

Guy’s big shots finish No. 4 Virginia’s rally over No. 8 UNC

By The Associated Press CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 20 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final two minutes, to help No. 4 Virginia beat No. 8 North Carolina 69-61 on Monday night. De'Andre Hunter also had 20 points for the Cavaliers (21-2, 9-2 Atlantic Coast ...

Vonn wins bronze medal in the final race of her career

By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer ARE, Sweden (AP) — One last comeback complete. One last medal. Five days after crashing in super-G, Lindsey Vonn bounced back to win the bronze medal in the world championship downhill Sunday in the final race of her career. "I laid it all on the line. ...

Whittaker pulls out with injury, Adesanya wins at UFC 234

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Robert Whittaker provided most of the early drama at UFC 234 in Australia and Israel Adesanya quite a lot at the end. About eight hours before their scheduled fight, Australia's UFC middleweight champion Whittaker withdrew from his championship defense against ...