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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Otis Livingston II scored 33 points and had nine assists — each a career high— as George Mason battled past Massachusetts 80-72 in overtime on Wednesday night. Livingston missed a last-second shot that could’ve won the game for George Mason (7-8, 1-1 Atlantic 10) in...
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders came one step closer to securing the land the team needs for its new headquarters and practice facility near Las Vegas — and at a steep discount. Officials in suburban Henderson approved a resolution Tuesday that allows the city to move forward with a...
Boston Bruins' Tim Schaller, right, celebrates with teammate Sean Kuraly (52) after scoring a goal as New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) gets up during the third period of Tuesday's game in New York. The Bruins won 5-1. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II
NEW YORK (AP) — Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask helped the Boston Bruins keep up their winning ways to start the new year. Bergeron had the go-ahead goal in the second period and the surging Bruins scored three times in the third to pull away for a 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders on...
(AP)—Arizona has fired football coach Rich Rodriguez after a notice of claim was filed with the state attorney general’s office alleging he ran a hostile workplace. The Arizona Daily Star revealed the notice of claim on Tuesday after making a public-records request. The paper said the claim was...
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Cedric Hankerson scored 21 points, and Javante McCoy made key free throws late to help Boston University beat Bucknell 84-79 on Tuesday night. McCoy made the second of a pair of free throws to give Boston University (6-7, 2-0 Patriot League) a 75-69 lead. Zach Thomas hit a...
PHOENIX (AP) — Coach Bruce Arians once said he and quarterback Carson Palmer would ride away into the sunset together like a pair of old desert cowboys. Well, they have. Palmer announced his retirement after 15 NFL seasons on Tuesday in an open letter released by Cardinals, one day after...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots ended the regular season where they started it. Being chased by the rest of the NFL. The Patriots finished the regular season as the No. 1 team in the final AP Pro32 poll on Tuesday, receiving 11 of 12 first-place votes for 381 points in...
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Alex Petrie nailed seven from long range for 29 points as Lafayette evened its Patriot League record by beating Holy Cross 60-48 on Tuesday night. Petrie, who made all seven of Lafayette’s shots from distance and set a freshman scoring record for the Leopards (3-10, 1-1). He...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Isaiah Thomas had one last wait. Sitting on the scorer’s table, Thomas could see the end of his seventh-month odyssey in front of him. And when the buzzer finally sounded and the Cleveland crowd erupted for a player it barely knows, Thomas took the last few steps onto the court...
Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis (99) gestures after a stop in the first half of the Sugar Bowl semi-final playoff game against Clemson for the NCAA college football national championship, in New Orleans, Monday. AP Photo/Butch Dill
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nick Saban is back in his comfort zone. Let others run up the points. He’ll take a defensive slugfest every time. Especially when it gives Alabama another shot at a national title. In a game where every yard was a struggle, the Crimson Tide defenders took matters into...

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