National Sports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Simona Halep wasn't sure she would be healthy enough to defend her title at the hardcourt Dubai Tennis Championships, which start Monday, so didn't enter the event at first. Feeling better, the Romanian postponed nose surgery to repair a...
LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — Daniel Mayhew was less than enthusiastic when his physical education teacher first suggested the 17-year old Jamaican take up bobsledding. "I was like, 'I'm not doing that' because of the cold and everything and I didn't want it to affect school and...
TORONTO (AP) — Zach LaVine called it the best dunk contest ever, a showdown with Aaron Gordon that rivaled what Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins did. Maybe they will come back next year and do it again. In fact, Gordon says, if the league wants him to go to Charlotte, "I...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Matt Tennyson and Chris Tierney scored in the first period and the San Jose Sharks hung on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Saturday night. Tomas Hertl and Joonas Donskoi also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 6-0-3 at home since a 2-8 mark in...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Matt Tennyson and Chris Tierney scored in the first period and the San Jose Sharks hung on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Saturday night. Tomas Hertl and Joonas Donskoi also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 6-0-3 at home since a 2-8 mark in...
DALLAS (AP) — A week has made a big difference for the Dallas Stars. Tyler Seguin scored twice during a four-goal second period and Dallas took over first place in the Western Conference by holding off the Eastern Conference-leading Washington Capitals 4-3 Saturday night. The...
DALLAS (AP) — Nic Moore had 25 points and 11 assists to lead No. 16 SMU to a 69-60 victory over Gonzaga on Saturday night, snapping the Zags' six-game winning streak in a non-conference matchup of league leaders. Moore put the Mustangs (21-3) ahead for good with a jumper,...
CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal at 2:16 of overtime, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Cam Fowler's shot was stopped by Corey Crawford, but Getzlaf poked the rebound under the sliding goaltender...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Tubby Smith's young players at Texas Tech are maturing and starting to win big games. For the first time since January 2007, the Red Raiders have consecutive victories over Top 25 teams after upsetting No. 21 Baylor 84-66 on Saturday night. Keenan Evans scored...