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Martin leads No. 6 Nevada to 74-68 win over Fresno State

By EMERSON MARCUS, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — After a loss in the last game, Nevada coach Eric Musselman told forward Tre'Shawn Thurman he would not start the next game. It's something he also did after the Wolf Pack's first loss of the season back in January, and they bounced back ...

NBA-leading Bucks hold off Celtics 98-97

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night. On the second-to-last position, Marcus Smart forced a jump ...

No. 1 Duke, Zion figuring out what’s next after knee injury

By JOEDY McCREARY, AP Sports Writer DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake. And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too. All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in ...

USA Football unveils council to oversee developmental model

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer USA Football has introduced the council that will oversee the implementation of its Football Development Model for the sport. The FDM, part of the overall American Development Model for athletes backed by the U.S. Olympic Committee, is a first of its ...

Kansas plays at Texas Tech in key Big 12 matchup

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Kansas at Texas Tech. The Jayhawks and Red Raiders enter Saturday's game tied for second place in the league at 9-4, a game behind surging Kansas State. Tech has won four straight ...

Michigan State, Michigan finally set to meet this weekend

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Michigan State at Michigan. It's finally here — the first of two meetings between the in-state rivals that have looked like the class of the Big Ten for much of this season. While Purdue ...

2021 Tour de France race to start in Denmark

By JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Tour de France will start in Denmark in 2021, beginning with a ride in Copenhagen followed by two more stages around the country. The opening stage on July 2 will be a 13-kilometer flat run around the capital. "It is an honor ...

NCAAW roundup: Brown helps No. 1 Baylor clinch share of Big 12 title

WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown reached career milestones of 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, and No. 1 Baylor clinched at least a share of its ninth consecutive Big 12 regular-season championship with an 80-40 win over Kansas on Wednesday night. The Lady Bears (24-1, 14-0 Big 12) won their ...

Georgetown ends 9-game skid against No. 17 Villanova, 85-73

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jessie Govan had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Mac McClung scored 21 points and Georgetown beat No. 17 Villanova 85-73 on Wednesday night, snapping a nine-game losing streak against the Wildcats. Georgetown (16-10, 6-7 Big East) beat a ranked opponent for the first time since ...

Padres buzzing over impending arrival of Manny Machado

By John Marshall AP Sports Writer PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — As workouts began to wind down, word began spreading across the San Diego Padres’ practice fields at Peoria Sports Complex. The Padres, a team stuck in a 12-year playoff-less rut, were on the verge of making their biggest free ...