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Duke pulls out of ACC Tournament, NCAA tourney streak ends

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Duke arrived at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament hoping to make an unprecedented run to extend its long NCAA Tournament streak. Instead, the Blue Devils abruptly had to pull out of the tournament and end its season due to a ...

Amid Dolphins trade rumors, Flores says he’s high on Tua

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores said Thursday he's excited about grooming Tua Tagovailoa this offseason to make a big leap in Year 2 as an NFL quarterback. Left unsaid was how Flores would feel about coaching Deshaun Watson instead. The ...

‘Controlled environment’: NCAA plunges ahead with tourneys

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Mount St. Mary's earned its sixth bid to the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday night by beating Bryant in the Northeast Conference Championship game, setting off a postgame celebration that included joy, anticipation, hugs -- and COVID-19 testing. Before ...

Boxing HOF celebrates Ali-Frazier every day

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Boxing fans everywhere are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Ed Brophy celebrates it every day. The world's most famous boxing ring, the one in New York City's Madison Square Garden where the Fight of the Century ...

Still perfect: Team LeBron wins NBA All-Star Game 170-150

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — In the midst of a pandemic, this was assured of being an NBA All-Star Game like no other. The stands were mostly empty. The crowd noise was largely piped in. There were no A-list celebrities sitting courtside. Two players had to sit out after ...

Michigan State beats No. 2 Michigan 70-64, boosts NCAA hopes

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's NCAA Tournament streak under Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo appears to be alive and well after it was in dire straits a month ago. Rocket Watts scored 21 points and Aaron Henry had 18 to lead the Spartans in a 70-64 ...

Teague 35 points as No. 3 Baylor beats No. 18 Texas Tech

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas (AP) — MaCio Teague and Mark Vital had quite a senior day in a perfect ending at home for Big 12 regular season champion Baylor. Teague scored 35 points while matching a school record with 10 made 3-pointers, one after an incredible save by ...

A pandemic, a plan and a return to golf with no interruption By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan keeps the screenshot his daughters sent him as a tease one year ago. Now it's a reminder of how quickly celebration gave way to ...

Detectives look at SUV’s ‘black box’ from Tiger Woods crash

By Stefanie Dazio Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives are looking at data from the so-called “black box” of Tiger Woods' SUV to get a clearer picture of what occurred during the Southern California rollover crash that seriously injured the golf star, authorities said ...

Intense No. 4 Illinois makes statement, drubs No. 2 Michigan

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Trent Frazier, Andre Curbelo and No. 4 Illinois arrived at Crisler Center ready to make a point. "We're the hardest-playing team in the country. That's our statement," Frazier said. "Even without our best player, we've got a lot of ...