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Taylor, Wagner defeat Central Connecticut State 72-50

NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Taylor II scored 17 points as Wagner beat Cent. Conn. St. 72-50 on Friday night. Taylor was 7 of 11 shooting and 3 of 5 from the free throw line for the Seahawks (10-7, 3-3 Northeast Conference). Darrius Hughes shot 4 of 5 from the field to add 10 points. Zaire Williams ...

Breanna Stewart headlines WNBA free agency list

Breanna Stewart is the biggest WNBA free agent on the market this offseason and the former MVP has a host of teams courting her, including the Seattle Storm where she's spent her entire career. She's one of five former league MVPs who are unrestricted free agents this year. Candace Parker, ...

Cozens scores in overtime as Sabres beat Islanders 3-2

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dylan Cozens scored 12 seconds into overtime, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night. Alex Tuch and Victor Olofsson also scored for Buffalo, which had dropped five of six. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 24 stops after former Sabres goalie ...

Loyola Marymount ends No. 6 Gonzaga’s 75-game home streak

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Cam Shelton banked in a go-ahead runner with 13 seconds left and Loyola Marymount snapped No. 6 Gonzaga's 75-game home winning streak with a 68-67 victory on Thursday night. The home streak for the Bulldogs (16-4, 5-1 West Coast Conference) was tied with Long Beach ...

Embiid has 32, 76ers top Blazers 105-95 for 4th straight win

PORTLAND (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 32 points and the Philadelphia 76ers stretched their winning streak to four games, all on the road, with a 105-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. James Harden added 16 points and 14 assists for the Sixers, who led by as many as 26 ...

Angel Reese helps No. 3 LSU women fend off Arkansas, 79-76

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Prolific LSU forward Angel Reese and flashy freshman guard Flau'jae Johnson complemented their evident talent with ample composure. "I'm blessed, and they got ice water in their veins," LSU coach Kim Mulkey said. "We could have panicked when we're down 3" in the final ...

Mikal Bridges scores 28 points, Suns beat Nets to snap skid

PHOENIX (AP) — Mikal Bridges scored 28 points, Deandre Ayton had 24 points and 14 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns held off the Brooklyn Nets 117-112 on Thursday night. Brooklyn fought back from 20 points down in the fourth quarter to make things tight in the final minute. Kyrie Irving — who ...

Red Wings snap 3-game skid with 3-2 win over Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ville Husso made 33 saves and the Detroit Red Wings snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the scuffling Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. Lucas Raymond, Dominik Kubalik and Joe Veleno scored for the Red Wings, who had lost six of eight. That ...

Burakovsky scores in OT to give Kraken 4-3 win over Devils

SEATTLE (AP) — Ryan Donato had two goals and an assist for Seattle, and Andre Burakovsky scored 1:10 into overtime to give the Kraken a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Donato powered Seattle to an early 2-0 lead, but New Jersey rallied. Erik Haula's short-handed ...

No. 5 UCLA beats Arizona State 75-62 to 14th straight win

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Tyger Campbell matched a season high with 22 points, David Singleton had a season-high 21 and No. 5 UCLA extended its winning streak to 14 games, beating Arizona State 74-62 on Thursday night. Jamie Jaquez, bothered by foul trouble, scored five of his 12 points in the ...

Seguin, Wedgewood propel Stars to 4-0 victory over Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored twice in the first period, Scott Wedgewood made 34 saves for his first shutout this season and the Dallas Stars beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 on Thursday night. Southern California native Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist for the Stars, who ...

Soccer player Anton Walkes, 25, dies in Florida boat crash

MIAMI (AP) — Professional soccer player Anton Walkes has died from injuries he sustained in a boat crash off the coast of Miami, authorities said Thursday. Walkes, who was 25, was found unconscious and taken to a hospital after the crash between two boats Wednesday near the Miami Marine ...

No. 2 Ohio State women roll past Northwestern, 84-54

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Taylor Mikesell and Rebeka Mikulasikova each scored 18 points and No. 2 Ohio State beat Northwestern 84-54 on Thursday night to push its program-best, season-opening winning streak to 19 games. The Buckeyes (19-0, 8-0 Big Ten) led wire to wire and closed the first ...

Ducks overcome 3-goal deficit to beat Blue Jackets 5-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cam Fowler, Trevor Zegras and Adam Henrique each had a goal and an assist and the Anaheim Ducks overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3 on Thursday night and snap a five-game losing streak. The Ducks scored three times in the second period ...

NFL: 5 teams to play home games in Germany, London in 2023

The Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will each play international games during the NFL's 2023 regular season. The Chiefs and Patriots will play in Germany. The Bills, Titans and Jaguars will play in London. The Bills and Titans ...

Swayman makes 31 saves as NHL-best Bruins beat Rangers 3-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Swayman made 31 saves to help the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Thursday night for their eighth victory in nine games. Pavel Zacha, Patrice Bergeron and Connor Clifton scored for NHL-leading Boston, which improved to 15-1-3 in its last 19 games. Brad ...

Celtics beat Warriors in OT, win NBA Finals rematch 121-118

BOSTON (AP) — Al Horford's 7-year-old, Ean, sat in the front row of the postgame news conference, wearing a hat from last season's NBA Finals. Up on the podium, his father needed no reminder of what Thursday night's game against the Golden State Warriors meant for the Celtics and their ...

76ers, Devils owners buy into Ripken, Cooperstown baseball

Cal Ripken and Cooperstown are connected again. Ripken's eponymous tournaments for youth baseball players have merged with Cooperstown All Star Village under a new agreement with the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils. Josh Harris and David Blitzer have become majority ...

Attorneys: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt missing $12.7M from account

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lawyers for Usain Bolt, one of the world's greatest sprinters, said Wednesday that more than $12.7 million is missing from his account with a private investment firm in Jamaica that authorities are investigating. Attorney Linton P. Gordon provided The Associated ...

Court challenge to Indiana trans sports ban has been dropped

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawsuit challenging an Indiana law that prohibits transgender students from competing in girls school sports was dropped Wednesday just weeks before it was to be heard by a federal appeals court. A federal judge in Indianapolis ruled against the law in August and ...