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Hockey’s young stars shine in NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament

By Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hockey’s young skill was on display at the NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament. Boston’s 23-year-old David Pastrnak, Edmonton’s 24-year-old Leon Draisaitl and Vancouver’s Elias Pettersson put on an offensive show in the 3-on-3 finale. ...

Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowls

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning, who led the New York Giants to two Super Bowls in a 16-year career that saw him set almost every team passing record, has retired. The Giants said Wednesday that Manning would formally announce his retirement on Friday. The recently turned ...

Ugly brawl breaks out at end of Kansas State-Kansas game

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended their bitter showdown Tuesday night with a wild melee behind the basket that included punches, shoving and at least one player picking up a stool, moments after the Jayhawks tried to dribble out the time on their 81-60 ...

Williams scores twice, leads Hurricanes past Jets 4-1

By The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Justin Williams scored a pair of goals in his second game back in the NHL, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. Williams scored the winning goal in a shootout for a 2-1 win over the Islanders in ...

Lillard scores 61 as Trail Blazers beat Warriors 129-124

By The Associated Press undefined PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard set a franchise record with 61 points, including a career-best 11 3-pointers, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the equally depleted Golden State Warriors 129-124 in overtime Monday night. Lillard's ...

San Diego State lone unbeaten as No. 4 Aztecs press on

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher knew that the fourth- and fifth-ranked teams in the Top 25 lost twice last week, but he evidently forgot that the same fate befell then-No. 3 Duke in a brutal week for the nation's top team teams. That's why he doesn't ...

Kyle Busch has 2 NASCAR titles and an eye on at least 5 more

JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The way Kyle Busch sees it, there is a flaw in the championship ring NASCAR awarded him last month. It lacks any indication that the 2019 title was actually his second championship. Busch wants it fixed so it displays exactly ...

Nicklaus turns 80 and remains a part of golf’s conversations

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Nicklaus turns 80 on Tuesday, no closer to retirement than when he was at the peak of his golf career. Never mind that he rarely competes, and when he does play the occasional round of golf, he doesn't always finish the hole. His ...

Sharapova can’t say what’s next after Australian Open loss

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Her Grand Slam losing streak up to four matches, Maria Sharapova surely was aware questions about her future would be coming. She wasn't able to provide answers. Might this have been her last trip to the Australian Open, a ...

Rodgers says ‘window’s open’ on another title run

By Keith Jenkins AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The 2019 season for the Green Bay Packers marked the dawn of a new era. Matt LaFleur took over and won more games than any first-year coach in franchise history. The final result again fell short of the Packers’ goal of winning ...