No. 1 Huskies take top-ranked showdown against No. 2 Gamecocks

Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and had 10 rebounds as No. 1 UConn ran past No. 2 South Carolina 66-54 on Monday night.
By Pete Iacobelli

Slalom champion Shiffrin returns to racing next week

Olympic and world slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin says she will return to World Cup skiing next week in Switzerland after a knee injury sidelined her for two months. 
By Pat Graham

Top Cuban player slips away with brother to join MLB

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball.
By Associated Press

Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Everyone got spoiled. Over two decades of watching Peyton Manning play on the biggest stages, fans became numb to all he could do.
By Eddie Pells

Crosby extends goal streak in Penguins' win

PITTSBURGH - Sidney Crosby scored on a pair of breakaways to extend his goal streak to a career-best seven games and added two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins continue their surge.

Walker carries the Hornets past the Bulls

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 30 points, and the Charlotte Hornets led from the start and beat the Chicago Bulls 108-91 on Monday night.

Hawks come up short in OT against Magic

ATLANTA - Nikola Vucevic scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime, and Orlando rallied from 20 points down to beat Atlanta 117-110 in overtime on Monday night, helping the Magic beat the Hawks for the second time in two nights.
By Charles Odum

Late 3 propels Sooners past rival Longhorns

NORMAN, Okla. - Buddy Hield's 3-pointer from the corner with 1.3 seconds remaining lifted No. 3 Oklahoma to a 63-60 victory over No. 24 Texas.

Michaux: South Carolina says it's ready for UConn

South Carolina's women are a perfect 22-0 and eagerly anticipating a matchup between the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in the nation in the week after Groundhog Day.
By Scott Michaux

Guy's Super Bowl snared snap is enduring image

Thomson's Ray Guy, a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Raiders, produced a lasting memory in the 1984 game by saving a high snap.
By David Lee
Scott Michaux

There's nothing worse than a sore loser

Nobody on the Panthers offense covered themselves in glory Sunday. The receivers struggled to get open and dropped too many passes when they did.

Auguste's 19 helps Notre Dame beat Clemson

Zach Auguste scored 19 points and had eight rebounds to lead Notre Dame to an 89-83 win over Clemson.
By Jeffrey Collins

Falcons cut Moore, Durant

The Atlanta Falcons started their off-season overhaul by releasing a pair of defensive starters: longtime safety William Moore and linebacker Justin Durant. 

New York dismisses Fisher, names Rambis as interim coach

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1½ seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else.

Nyquist first out of gate of Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders

He's an Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old with five victories in five career races. What's not to like about Nyquist?
By Richard Rosenblatt

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