National Sports

Brey sets victory mark as Notre Dame routs NC State, 88-58

By JOHN FINERAN, Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey figured it would be tough to beat North Carolina State without All-American Bonzie Colson. Then when his team lost point guard Matt Farrell with an ankle sprain before halftime Wednesday he got a little more ...

DeRozan scores franchise-high 52, Raptors beat Bucks 131-127

TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored a franchise-record 52 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 131-127 in overtime on Monday night, matching the team record with their 12th consecutive home victory. DeRozan is the third player in Raptors history to score 50 or more in a ...

Highest-scoring Rose Bowl ends with Georgia on top

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Sony Michel burst through the line for a 27-yard touchdown run to give No. 3 Georgia a 54-48 victory Monday night against No. 2 Oklahoma, winning the first overtime Rose Bowl and sending the Bulldogs to the College Football Playoff championship game. Michel, who had a ...

Bengals’ coach Marvin Lewis still unsure of future with team

CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Marvin Lewis talked to owner Mike Brown about his future with the Bengals on Monday, but they reached no conclusions and planned more discussions. The Bengals failed to make the playoffs for the second straight season, and Lewis’ contract is finished after his 15th ...

Coach grabs wheel, stops bus after driver passes out

By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer A quick-thinking coach averted what could have been a terrible bus accident for the University of Dubuque women’s basketball team. The Division III team from Iowa was driving back from a tournament in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday morning. About 90 ...

2 fired, 1 retired and 1 near miss on NFL’s ‘Black Monday’

By Eddie Pells AP National Writer The Lions and Bears showed their coaches the door. Bruce Arians of the Cardinals found it himself. And Vance Joseph of the Broncos remained gainfully employed despite enduring the sort of season that doesn’t go down well in Denver. What is traditionally ...

Miller’s OT goal lifts Rangers past Sabres in Winter Classic

NEW YORK (AP) — J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal 2:43 into overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday in the NHL’s 10th Winter Classic at Citi Field. Paul Carey and Michael Grabner scored in the first period for the Rangers, who improved to ...

Arians announces retirement after 5 seasons in Arizona

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bruce Arians is retiring from coaching after five mostly successful and usually entertaining seasons as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The 65-year-old two-time NFL Coach of the Year, known for his Kangol-style hats, colorful vocabulary ...

Bears fire coach John Fox after a 5-11 season

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears fired John Fox on Monday after three losing seasons, ending one of the least successful coaching stints in team history. The dismissal came one day after the Bears lost at NFC North champion Minnesota to finish ...

Raiders fire coach Jack Del Rio after 6-10 season

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was fired Sunday after his third year when the impressive turnaround job he engineered for his hometown team collapsed with a disappointing six-win season. Del Rio said owner Mark Davis told him after the team's ...