National Sports

Cavaliers trade Korver to Jazz for picks, Burks

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers finalized their trade with Utah and sent Kyle Korver to the Jazz. The teams agreed to the deal on Wednesday and completed the transaction Thursday following a conference call with NBA officials. Cleveland shipped Korver to the Jazz for guard Alec Burks and ...

Not enough bowls: Army, BYU unsure of postseason destination

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer Army is ranked for the first time in 22 years and the Cadets would win 11 games for the first time in school history if they beat Navy next week and follow that up with a win in a bowl game. The catch? Army, ranked No. 23 with a 9-2 record, is ...

Column: Wilder and Fury step up in heavyweight title fight

By TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Columnist Just how well Deontay Wilder's heavyweight title defense Saturday night against Tyson Fury in Los Angeles will do at the box office is a question mark. For all the power in his right hand, Wilder is still trying to build his brand and Fury is largely an ...

Aston-Reese breaks tie in 3rd as Penguins down Jets 4-3

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — It took offense from players up and down the lineup to push the Pittsburgh Penguins past Winnipeg. Zach Aston-Reese scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:12 remaining off a perfect pass from Phil Kessel, and the Penguins rallied past the Jets 4-3 on Tuesday ...

Nuggets roll to biggest win over Lakers with 117-85 romp

By DENNIS GEORGATOS, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have never been better against the Lakers. Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley scored 20 points apiece, and the Nuggets rolled to their most lopsided victory ever over Los Angeles, a 117-85 rout on Tuesday ...

Happ helps No. 22 Badgers withstand NC State in 79-75 win

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With every win in what has been a rugged early-season schedule, No. 22 Wisconsin is proving that last year may have been just a fluke. The Badgers are back to their old, reliable ways - getting clutch stops and key contributions from ...

Wieskamp helps No. 14 Iowa hold off Pittsburgh 69-68

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The first five games were a relative breeze for the 14th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, who unexpectedly jumped into the Top 25 after an impressive trip to New York. The rebuilding Pitt Panthers reminded Iowa that things typically aren't so ...

Williamson, Barrett lead No. 3 Duke past Indiana 90-69

By JOEDY McCREARY, AP Sports Writer DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson jumped a lazy pass by Indiana near midcourt. All of a sudden, nothing stood between him and yet another must-see dunk. No. 3 Duke put its lone loss firmly in the past just as easily as Williamson left those Hoosiers in ...

Martin twins lead No. 5 Nevada over Loyola-Chicago 79-65

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The maroon and gold Final Four banner hanging from the rafters gave Nevada just a little extra motivation. Not that the Wolf Pack really needed it. Caleb Martin had 21 points, twin brother Cody Martin scored 20 and No. 5 Nevada beat ...

Louisville upsets No. 9 Michigan State 82-78 in overtime

By GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — No matter what line he shot from behind against No. 9 Michigan State, Louisville junior guard Ryan McMahon was feeling it. The Cardinals fed off his energy to not only give first-year coach Chris Mack a significant win, but a gutsy ...