National Sports

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 ...

Woods cards highest score ever at 17, makes cut at Players

By Mark Long AP Sports Writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods paused on the ninth green and stared at a nearby leaderboard. His name would have been on it if not for one hole. Woods hit two balls in the water at the par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass — the first time he's done that ...

No. 2 Virginia rallies to beat NC State in ACC quarterfinals

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, and No. 2 Virginia rallied to beat North Carolina State 76-56 on Thursday in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals. Big man Jack Salt provided an unexpected offensive boost with a career-high 18 ...

Slow down: Browns GM tempers expectations after Beckham deal

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Fans are scrambling to get their hands on tickets, jerseys and make their first Odell Beckham Jr. sighting. It’s only mid-March and Cleveland’s in a full-blown football frenzy. Expectations for the upcoming season, which were already ...

Giants trade Beckham to Browns, Jets get Bell

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer While the free agency spending frenzy runs wild, the Giants and Browns found a way to overshadow it Tuesday night: a trade of Odell Beckham Jr. Not to be outdone, however, the Jets got the guy at the top of their free agency list, agreeing with former ...

Malkin at 1,000; a star hiding in plain sight

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cameras crowd around Sidney Crosby's stall, parting only to let the Pittsburgh Penguins captain slip through and tug on a baseball cap before the lights flip on, the microphones close in and the questions come. Fifteen feet away, Evgeni ...