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Gardner scores 29, East Carolina topples Temple 67-63

February 23, 2020

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jayden Gardner tied his season high with 29 points plus 13 rebounds as East Carolina held Temple scoreless for the last 2:41 to edge the Owls 67-63 on Sunday.Tremont Robinson-White scored the go-ahead bucket with 1:48 remaining...

Michigan sex-misconduct claims mirror Ohio State doctor case

By KANTELE FRANKO and LARRY LAGE | February 23, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When the University of Michigan announced last week that allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct by a sports doctor were under investigation, former wrestler Mike DiSabato was stunned by the parallels to an abuse scandal...

Zamboni driver, 42, gets win as emergency goalie for ‘Canes

February 23, 2020

TORONTO (AP) — David Ayres was sitting in the stands with his wife at Scotiabank Arena when Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer went down with an injury.The on-call emergency netminder in Toronto, Ayers left his seat and got half-dressed into his...

Toffoli has 3-point game, Canucks rout Bruins 9-3

February 23, 2020

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored his first two goals with his new team and added an assist as the Vancouver Canucks routed the Boston Bruins 9-3 on Saturday night.“It feels good,” Toffoli said. “Obviously, scoring a goal...

No. 23 BYU upsets No. 2 Gonzaga 91-78

By JOHN COON | February 23, 2020

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU took the fight to Gonzaga and sent a message to everyone else about how dangerous it could be when March rolls around.The No. 23 Cougars imposed their will on offense and defense for the better part of 40 minutes for a 91-78 victory...

Golden Knights win 5th straight with 5-3 win over Florida

By W.G. RAMIREZ | February 23, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reilly Smith scored two goals, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Florida Panthers 5-3 on Saturday night.The Golden Knights completed a five-game homestand 5-0-0 and catapulted to the top of the...

Harden, Westbrook combine for 72, Rockets beat Jazz 120-110

By MATTHEW COLES | February 23, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Team are trying to get creative in guarding the Houston Rockets.Russell Westbrook doesn’t think the ploys are effective.James Harden shrugged off traps to score 38 points, Westbrook faced two-time Defensive Player of the Year...

No. 14 Oregon rallies to beat No. 24 Arizona 73-72 in OT

By DAVID BRANDT | February 23, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oregon's Payton Pritchard had one of the best games of his college career, hitting a handful of jaw-dropping 3-pointers that silenced Arizona's crowd. But after more than 40 minutes on the court, the shots finally stopped falling.The...

The Latest: Fury beats Wilder to reclaim heavyweight title

February 23, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest from the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury (all times local)9:40 p.m.Tyson Fury is a heavyweight champion once again, dominating Deontay Wilder in their title rematch before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel...

Johnson helps Nevada pull away late to beat Fresno St. 78-76

February 23, 2020

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jazz Johnson scored nine of his 15 points during Nevada's 16-5 closing run and the Wolf Pack beat Fresno State 78-76 on Saturday night.Jalen Harris scored 20 points to lead Nevada (18-10, 11-5 Mountain West Conference), which has won...

Leonard, Edgar Jr. carry UC Irvine over CS Northridge 87-64

February 23, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evan Leonard had 18 points to lead five UC Irvine players in double figures as the Anteaters romped past Cal State Northridge 87-64 on Saturday night.John Edgar Jr. added 14 points for the Anteaters. Collin Welp chipped in 13, Brad...

Antetokounmpo’s 31 points lead Bucks past 76ers, 119-98

By RICH ROVITO | February 23, 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks turned a tight game with the Philadelphia 76ers into a mismatch immediately in the second half, led by the reigning league MVP.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 25 points...