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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — As No. 7 Maryland charges toward another Big Ten title, coach Brenda Frese is already preparing the team for a deep run in March.The Terrapins have used balanced scoring and a relentless defense to peel off 13 straight wins and jump 13 notches in the Top 25. With a …
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan wrestler from the 1970s said Thursday that he was kicked off the team and lost his financial aid after complaining he had been physically abused by a sports doctor.Tad Deluca appeared at a news conference as the whistleblower whose 2018 …
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A female wrestler has made history by winning a state high school wrestling championship in North Carolina. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association said on its website that junior Heaven Fitch of Uwharrie Charter became the first female to win one of the …
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Major League Soccer's New York City team drew a tiny crowd for its first competitive match of the season, a CONCACAF Champions League victory over Costa Rica's San Carlos that was played at Red Bull Arena.The announced crowd for Wednesday night's game was 4,396, and …
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government went on the offensive Wednesday after a senior IOC member said the 2020 Games were being threatened by the spread of a viral outbreak, with their fate probably decided in the next three months.Tokyo organizing committee CEO …
NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Freddie Freeman hopes to return to the Atlanta Braves lineup next week after his surgically repaired right elbow swelled and forced him out of action a few days ago.The four-time All-Star had three loose bodies removed from his elbow in October to address years-long …
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte probably won't have to sit through a torrent of boos when he returns to Turin for the first time to face former club Juventus.That’s because there could be no fans there to see it.The Derby d'Italia, one of the season’s biggest …
NEW YORK (AP) — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April.Julien’s Auctions said Thursday that the items …
MADRID (AP) — In Real Madrid's first 34 matches this season, the team lost only three times.In the last three games, however, Madrid was beaten twice and held to a home draw — the club's worst run of the season and coming just before Sunday's “clásico” against …
New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton will likely miss opening day because of a strained right calf, another significant injury for a team that was beset by health problems last season.Manager Aaron Boone said Stanton was hurt near the end of defensive drills on Tuesday. An MRI found a Grade …
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has appointed its first African American umpire crew chief, promoting Kerwin Danley to the position this week, The Associated Press has learned.A person familiar with the move spoke to the AP on Wednesday night on condition of anonymity because the …
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jada Lucas scored 20 points and Hartford — which had been the only winless Division I program this season, women or men — won its first game in its season finale, beating America East champion Stony Brook 73-70 on Wednesday night.The victory was also …
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jayson Tatum took over the game when Boston needed his offense. Then his teammates finished the job in the fourth quarter.Tatum had 33 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Celtics over the skidding Utah Jazz 114-103 on Wednesday night.He matched Donovan Mitchell shot for …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cuonzo Martin and his assistant coaches hadn't talked about Missouri needing to win a road game in the Southeastern Conference. That doesn't make the Tigers' first league victory in nearly a year any less important. Xavier Pinson scored 15 of his 17 points in the …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Nick Cousins learned the Vegas Golden Knights acquired him from Montreal at the NHL's trade deadline Monday, the first thing he did was check the standings."In first place, they've had a good team, they're always hard to play against and I'm just excited to contribute …
A look at things to watch this week in Pac-12 Conference basketball: GAME OF THE WEEK: Arizona State at UCLA, Thursday. Two teams that had earlier struggles have put themselves in position to win the conference regular-season title. The Sun Devils (19-8, 10-4) have a half-game lead over three …
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A season that started with low expectations could finish at unprecedented heights for Creighton.The 10th-ranked Bluejays are one of the hottest teams in the nation heading into their final three regular-season games. They've knocked off four Top 25 opponents while winning …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Lizotte had a power-play goal and an assist, Cal Petersen made 36 saves and the Los Angeles Kings spoiled the Penguins debuts of Patrick Marleau and two more deadline acquisitions with a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.Lizotte posted his second career …
Baseball and basketball played in empty stadiums. Soccer leagues delayed. Clubs left out of Asian competitions or matches relocated.And the rapidly spreading virus that has infected more than 81,000 people globally and left more than 2,750 dead, mostly in China, continues to threaten the Tokyo …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amauri Hardy and Bryce Hamilton combined to score 46 points and UNLV breezed to a 76-66 victory over Boise State on Wednesday night.Hardy finished with 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the floor, including three 3-pointers, for the Rebels (16-14, 11-6 Mountain West …

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