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Dotson scores 20 points, No. 3 Kansas routs Iowa State 79-53

By ROB GRAY AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self grinned instead of perspiring following the No. 3 Jayhawks' 79-53 rout over Iowa State on Wednesday night. It proved to be a welcome change for the Jayhawks at Hilton Coliseum — where they had lost three of the past five meetings with ...

Eagles wonder ‘what if?’ after Wentz knocked out with injury

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz waited four years to make his first playoff start. The Eagles' franchise QB took only eight snaps before he ended another postseason on the sidelines. Wentz was speared in the back of the head on a helmet-to-helmet hit from ...

Next up for Tom Brady after early playoff exit? Who knows?

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Teammates and opponents, coaches and NFL executives, even most fans recognize that Tom Brady has nothing left to prove. There might be one dissenting voice: Brady himself. Maybe that's why in the midst of the disappointment — and some discontent — ...

Swat team: Lakers block 20 shots, hold off Pistons 106-99

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Dwight Howard blocked Andre Drummond's shot with a perfect combination of timing and athleticism, he wagged a Mutombo finger at the uproarious Staples Center crowd. The rest of the Lakers took off on a fast break that left them with ...

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Working overtime paid off for Minnesota and Houston this weekend. Seattle avoided the extra session and made it a wild-card bonanza, with three of the four road teams winning. One day after the Texans rallied from a 16-0 deficit to beat Buffalo 22-19 in ...

AP source: Cowboys pick McCarthy to replace Garrett as coach

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Dallas Cowboys and Mike McCarthy have agreed on a deal for the former Green Bay coach to replace Jason Garrett. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because ...

Stern was a big-city guy and a friend to the small markets

By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern had been NBA commissioner for barely a year when the Knicks won the 1985 draft lottery, sending Patrick Ewing on the way to New York. Skeptics cried conspiracy, that the league rigged the result to bail out the faltering ...

Villanova’s Jay Wright named AP coach of the decade

By John Marshall AP Basketball Writer The final seconds of the 2016 national title game were some of the most dramatic in college basketball history. North Carolina’s Marcus Paige hit an off-balance 3-pointer to tie the game with 4.7 seconds left, only to be upstaged by Villanova’s ...

No. 1 Gonzaga rallies in 2nd half to beat Portland 85-72

By The Associated Press undefined PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Killian Tillie had 22 points, Corey Kispert added 18 and top-ranked Gonzaga rallied in the second half to beat Portland 85-72 on Thursday night for its 12th straight victory over the Pilots. Ryan Woolridge scored 15 points for Gonzaga ...

Carroll savors another playoff trip after decade in Seattle

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When Pete Carroll was informed that nearly 10 years to the day had past since he was announced as the Seattle Seahawks head coach, the normally effusive coach was momentarily stunned. Partly because it hasn't felt like a decade. Partly ...