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Clutch Clemson: No. 3 Tigers beat No. 2 Ohio State 29-23

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Blaring from the Clemson locker room after yet another playoff victory was Aretha Franklin's classic "Respect." The Tigers have won two of the last three national titles and become college football's gold standard program, ...

Breathtaking: Burrow throws 7 TDs, LSU routs Oklahoma 63-28

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers turned in a first half for the ages, a breathtaking offensive display even as their coordinator grieved a horrific tragedy from his box high above the field. This team from the bayou is truly something ...

Davis stops Gamboa in 12th, wins WBA lightweight title

By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Gervonta Davis could tell early on that Yuriorkis Gamboa wouldn't go down easily, so Davis decided to be patient and wear him down. "I wasn't pressed for the knockout," Davis said. "Once I seen I was hurting him and he wasn't getting out of ...

Kuzma, James lead Lakers past Trail Blazers 128-120

By ERIK GARCÍA GUNDERSEN Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Kyle Kuzma's season may have turned a corner on Saturday night, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their season-long four-game losing streak in the process. Kuzma scored 24 points, LeBron James had 21 points and 16 assists, and ...

Meier gets 1st career hat trick as Sharks top Flyers 6-1

By GIDEON RUBIN Associated Press SAN JOSE,Calif. (AP) — A day after experiencing one of the toughest losses of a rocky season, the San Jose Sharks bounced back for a big win against a playoff contender. Timo Meier had his first career hat trick, Martin Jones stopped 26 shots, and the Sharks ...

Burrow throws 7 TDs, No. 1 LSU routs No. 4 Oklahoma 63-28

By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Burrow turned in the greatest performance yet in his Heisman Trophy season, throwing for seven touchdowns and 493 yards as No. 1 LSU romped to a breathtaking 63-28 victory over No. 4 Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl semifinal game ...

The Fun Guy: Kawhi Leonard is the AP’s male athlete of 2019

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer He was the Fun Guy. The board man who got paid. He overcame injury to reclaim his rightful place as one of the very best basketball players on the planet. He conquered the NBA world for a second time, bringing a championship to Canada. And then he joined ...

LHP Ryu gives Blue Jays ace to pair with talented young core

By Ian Harrison Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu is the ace the Toronto Blue Jays needed to pair with a lineup flush with “baseball royalty.” That’s the view agent Scott Boras has of the four-year, $80 million deal that brought the Korean left-hander north of the ...

Brady, Favre, Montana, Manning among All-Time Team QBs

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer You have first pick for the NFL’s All-Time Team’s quarterback. The 10 possibilities are Joe Montana, Tom Brady, Johnny Unitas, Otto Graham, Sammy Baugh, John Elway, Peyton Manning, Roger Staubach, Brett Favre and Dan Marino. Have fun. Members of ...

Oklahoma definite outsider in this College Football Playoff

By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — No team in the College Football Playoff has claimed more national titles than Oklahoma. History, though, doesn't carry much weight in this year's field. The Sooners are the clear outsider. No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson ...