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NCAA’s greatest hits: Austin Carr’s record 61 points in 1970

By Eric Olson AP Sports Writer Austin Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU’s Pete Maravich was scoring 40 a night and still No. 1 on the points list. Niagara’s Calvin Murphy, Purdue’s Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure’s Bob ...

AP source: Jaguars dumping QB Nick Foles in trade to Bears

By Mark Long AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are trying to mitigate one of the costliest mistakes in franchise history. The Chicago Bears could benefit from the purge. The Jaguars agreed Wednesday to trade quarterback Nick Foles to the Bears for ...

Gronk gone wild! Gronkowski set to host WrestleMania

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gronk is going to WrestleMania. Rob Gronkowski, the retired New England Patriots tight end, is set to host WrestleMania in April from WWE's performance center. The WWE's annual wrestling extravaganza — often called the Super Bowl of wrestling — was originally ...

Free agent deals can’t be official even as NFL year begins

By Arnie Stapleton and Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writers Tom Brady preparing to trade the red, white and blue threads of this century's most successful franchise for one of the NFL's bottom feeders served as the highlight of a topsy-turvy start to the league's new year Wednesday. Brady, ...

Diggs highlights Buffalo’s offseason haul

By John Wawrow AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Frustrated by the Bills collapse in an AFC wild-card playoff loss at Houston, general manager Brandon Beane opened the offseason suggesting Buffalo wasn't one player away from being a better team. Beane backed up that sentiment by ...

Ottawa player is 1st in NHL to test positive for COVID-19

By Stephen Whyno and John Wawrow AP Hockey Writers The NHL has its first known case of the new coronavirus after an Ottawa Senators player tested positive. The team announced late Tuesday that an unidentified player had tested positive for COVID-19. The Senators said the player has mild ...

AP source: Saints, Brees agree on 2-year, $50 million deal

By Brett Martel AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints and record-setting quarterback Drew Brees have agreed on a two-year, $50 million contract, a person familiar with the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the ...

Durant among 4 Nets to test positive for new coronavirus

By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Durant, have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA. The Nets did not name the players Tuesday, but Durant told The Athletic he was one ...

AP Source: Panthers replacing Newton with Bridgewater

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have found a replacement for Cam Newton — and it didn't take long. The Panthers have agreed to a three-year, $63 million contract with free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, a person familiar with the negotiations ...

Brady leaving Patriots, says ‘football journey’ is elsewhere

By Kyle Hightower AP Sports Writer For two decades, Tom Brady was the face of the Patriots, and even of the NFL. When he turns 43 in August, his home address no longer will be in New England. The six-time Super Bowl champion plans to keep playing. But the centerpiece of the Patriots’ ...