National Sports

No. 5 Villanova beats Tennessee 85-76 in Battle 4 Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Fifth-ranked Villanova walked into the locker room at halftime facing a double-digit deficit against Tennessee and several players battling foul trouble. The way coach Jay Wright figured, there was at least one positive note: His Wildcats should be fresh and ...

Irving scores 47, Celtics beat Mavs for 16th straight win

By The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his season-high 47 points in overtime as the Boston Celtics rallied once again from a double-digit deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-102 on Monday night and extend their winning streak to 16 games. The Mavericks led by ...

Ex-NFL receiver Terry Glenn dead after Dallas-area wreck

By DIANA HEIDGERD, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Former NFL receiver Terry Glenn, who caught Tom Brady's first touchdown pass with the New England Patriots in 2001, died Monday following a one-vehicle rollover traffic accident near Dallas that left his fiancée slightly hurt, officials ...

Walsh’s missed kick, failed fake FG cost Seahawks vs Falcons

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — When it left his foot, Blair Walsh thought his potential tying kick was good and the Seattle Seahawks were headed to overtime with the chance to erase a questionable decision from earlier in the game. Walsh was wrong, putting an even greater ...

LaVar Ball questions Trump’s role in son’s release

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump's involvement in securing his son's release from the custody of Chinese authorities during a combative 20-minute CNN interview on Monday night. The president, in tweets Sunday, said he ...

Knicks hand Clippers ninth straight loss, win 107-85

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Things are going so poorly for the Clippers that they can't even beat the Knicks anymore. Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points and New York extended Los Angeles' losing streak to nine games with a 107-85 victory Monday night. Porzingis ...

FIFA bans 3 soccer officials for life for taking bribes

By GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer GENEVA (AP) — Three soccer officials who pleaded guilty in American courts to accepting bribes were banned for life by the FIFA ethics committee on Tuesday. They include former FIFA audit committee member Richard Lai of Guam, who testified in federal court ...

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49

By KAREL JANICEK, Associated Press PRAGUE (AP) — Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world by sobbing on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a tough loss in the Wimbledon final, has died at the age of 49. The WTA announced Novotna's death on Monday. The ...

Juniors unite: Close friends Earnhardt, Truex celebrate

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. chugged another beer, left his crew guys on pit road after a nearly hour-long post-race party and bolted for the championship stage. He had another celebration ahead with one of his best buddies in ...

Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. Lynch sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before Sunday's game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Lynch hasn't stood for the ...