HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul scored 33 points and 11 rebounds, James Harden had 22 points and the Houston Rockets held off the Golden State Warriors 116-108 on Saturday night to snap their 14-game road winning streak.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Florida worked through ugly play for much of the night against No. 18 Kentucky, and the persistent Gators eventually made the necessary shots to go ahead before holding on with several big defensive plays.
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Austin Cook hit a hybrid into the fairway bunker on the par-4 18th on a breezy Saturday afternoon at La Quinta Country Club, then chunked a wedge and raced a chip 20 feet past the hole.
ATLANTA (AP) — Lauri Markkanen wasn't feeling his 3-point shot against Atlanta's perimeter defense, so the Bulls' big man decided to attack inside.
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James came up just short of 30,000 points.
Washington State coach Mike Leach said Saturday there were no outward signs that would have alarmed coaches or teammates before Tyler Hilinski took his own life.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans hired Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as their new coach in a fast search that wrapped up after three interviews and just five days after firing Mike Mularkey.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tens of thousands of fans gathered to celebrate Alabama's latest national championship, one that was especially hard to achieve.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The federal government shutdown prompted the Air Force Academy on Saturday to call off sports events and upended plans for military outside the U.S. wanting to follow the NFL's conference playoff games on TV and radio.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Xavier guard J.P. Macura was booed by the sellout crowd at Prudential Center before playing No. 19 Seton Hall, booed every time he touched the ball and cheered at almost every mistake.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Trae Young had a sinking feeling when his final shot left his hand.
LONDON (AP) — Who needs Alexis Sanchez? That may have been the message Sergio Aguero was trying to deliver as he inspired runaway leader Manchester City to a 3-1 home victory over Newcastle on Saturday.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina guard Joel Berry II says official Ted Valentine has apologized for turning his back on the Tar Heels star earlier this month.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — After a lofty start this season, No. 8 Texas Tech was humbled this week.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Top-ranked Villanova didn't shoot particularly well against UConn, but routed their former Big East rivals thanks to defense and rebounding.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas freshman Billy Preston has signed with a professional team in Bosnia, ending any chance the five-star prospect whose eligibility has been in question for months will play for the Jayhawks.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount joined the Philadelphia Eagles after winning a Super Bowl in New England, both players envisioned another title run with a team on the rise.
HOUSTON (AP) — Seventh-ranked Wichita State lost its second straight game as Houston beat a Top 10 team for the first time in 22 years, with Rob Gray scoring 24 points in a 73-59 victory Saturday.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will bring 22 North Korean athletes across the border to South Korea, where they will march as one under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and compete together in one sport.
The list of players sitting out this weekend's conference championships is almost as impressive as the starting lineups: Julian Edelman. Carson Wentz. Dalvin Cook. Dont'a Hightower. Allen Robinson. Sam Bradford.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The 22 North Korean athletes now invited to compete at the Winter Olympics next month are unlikely to bring home any medals across the border from South Korea.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA's Division II voted by a wide margin Saturday to allow Mexican colleges to apply for membership, expanding its international reach beyond Canada.
The first time they met, Chloe Kim was in awe. And why not? Kelly Clark was, after all, an Olympic gold medalist and one of best snowboarders in the world.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The week started with a little trash talk from the underdog . The rest of it was dominated by speculation about a certain 40-year-old quarterback's injured throwing hand .
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One team has a suffocating defense. The other has the NFL's No. 1 unit.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks leading scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the next two games to rest a sore right knee.
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Tebow will be at spring training with the New York Mets.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said Friday it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month's Winter Olympics amid the country's doping scandal.
It's been almost two years since Syracuse lost to powerful Connecticut in the women's national championship game, and coach Quentin Hillsman is trying to recapture some of the magic that produced a program-record 30 victories in that breakthrough season.
Four years is a long time to wait for a second chance. For some, the chance for golden redemption has been much longer.
When Willie Desjardins coached Canada's 2010 world junior team stacked with future NHL players Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Brayden Schenn, Alex Pietrangelo and goaltenders Jake Allen and Martin Jones, it took a wild final game with John Carlson scoring in overtime to win the gold medal for t…
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State's Kat Tudor had an easy explanation for her career-night against rival Oregon.
BELTON — LaKendric Hyson and Aubrie King are teammates at Mary Hardin-Baylor for the first time this season, but it’s not their debut sharing a court.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges made a 3-pointer and bounced on his toes with joy, enjoying a game he and Michigan State desperately needed.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Yates lived long enough to hear his name announced as a NASCAR Hall of Famer.
BOSTON (AP) — Dana White was texted a GIF of a dancing Joel Embiid from a friend who taunted the UFC president for the Philadelphia 76ers' win over the Boston Celtics.
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — CareerBuilder Challenge leader Andrew Landry was quick to point out the windy forecast.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson faces a slew of charges in Florida, including threatening a police officer's family and saying he would rape the officer's wife.
Four of the five teams that gave up the fewest points during the regular season are the last four left with a shot at the Super Bowl, something that had never happened since the NFL-AFL merger nearly a half-century ago.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA's five largest conferences approved sweeping changes in everything from medical care to basketball during the holidays on Friday, dashing through the agenda with little opposition and virtually no debate.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evan Longoria just can't envision it: a reliever riding in from the bullpen on a cart to speed up games.
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund was held to another Bundesliga draw on Friday as the club dropped star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the second match in a row.
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund left star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of its squad for the second Bundesliga match in a row on Friday.
MADRID (AP) — Angel Rodriguez came off the bench to help Getafe salvage a 2-2 draw after twice trailing Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Friday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right hand injury earlier in the week.
Every year Alabama sends a handful of underclassmen to the NFL. Every year the next wave of stars slips into place for the Crimson Tide and Nick Saban's team rolls along.
PARIS (AP) — France midfielder Dimitri Payet confirmed his return to form with his third goal in four games as Marseille won 2-0 at Caen to move up to second in the French league on Friday.
Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of the last five seasons in which at least 95 players have declared early.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Carlos Chavez, the former head of Bolivia's Football Federation, has been granted permission to temporarily leave prison and travel to Brazil to seek treatment against cancer, officials said Friday.
Carli Lloyd wrote a letter of thanks to the Houston Dash in the wake of a three-team trade in the National Women's Soccer League that sent her to Sky Blue FC.
Sean Payton said the Skol clap he directed at a group of Vikings fans before the end of Sunday's playoff loss was all in good fun.
The Super Bowl is annually the most important television event of the year, but at the end of the day it is almost always much more about hype than the game.
New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead and defensive end Trey Hendrickson have each been fined $18,231 for flags they drew in last Sunday's playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick hasn't changed his philosophy on revealing more than he has to on injuries. In essence, the less we know the better — that remains status quo.
The guys break down all of the conference title weekend storylines: Brady's hand injury and the Monday Morning QBs already coming out of the woodwork to rehash the Jimmy G trade; how the Patriots will set the edges vs. Fournette; can the Jaguars cove…
From the impending free agencies of Drew Brees and Chase Daniel to the ongoing search for Brees' eventual successor in the draft, the quarterback position will draw plenty of attention this offseason in New Orleans.
Le’Veon Bell’s final practice in a Steelers uniform may have lasted five minutes, and his final game in Pittsburgh, albeit productive as usual, could wind up being most remembered by the two times the NFL's premier workhorse didn’t touch the ball.
As donations to Thomas Morstead continue to rise — over $215,000 as of Friday morning — as does his contribution to Minnesota hospitals.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio had the line of the day on Thursday when he and the two new coordinators on new head coach Matt Nagy's staff spoke in their formal introduction to the media.
Bears new coach Matt Nagy unveiled his top three lieutenants Thursday — Mark Helfrich (offensive coordinator), Vic Fangio (defensive coordinator) and Chris Tabor (special teams coordinator). The four men will preside over what has the makings of a st…
When the Vikings have the ball: The Eagles’ antennae will be up for “Seven Heaven,” the play call that gave us the Case Keenum-to-Stefon Diggs walk-off touchdown to change Minnesota’s postseason misfortunes.
When the Jaguars have the ball: It’s no secret what the Jaguars must do to be successful. Although Blake Bortles has played two clean playoff games (zero turnovers) and hit some passes downfield on well-schemed plays, the Jaguars must run the ball. T…
When Sean Payton handed the New Orleans Saints' kicking job to an undrafted rookie out of Georgia State just days before the start of the 2016 season, the move was met with skepticism.
Sometime today, and maybe before you read this, the NFL will release the names of the underclassmen who have entered the 2018 draft. The funny thing is, the real number and the number the league releases are two different things.
What do Blake Bortles, Case Keenum and Nick Foles have in common besides starting on Conference Championship Sunday and having names that don’t rhyme with Dom Spady?
CHICAGO – The Chicago Bears have already proven to be the biggest winners in the NFL’s 2018 round of “Let’s Hire A New Head Coach,” the annual game that has teams scurrying to get their guy and put together the best possible staff before their oppone…
The Pittsburgh Steelers not bringing back offensive coordinator Todd Haley for the 2018 season became pretty predictable once Mike Tomlin failed to endorse Haley on Tuesday.
One move tends to trigger another in the NFL, even if those moves are by different teams clear across the country. Such might have been the case last week when the Houston Texans hired Brian Gaine to be their general manager and, in a corresponding m…
Thomas Morstead might be taking the torn cartilage in his ribs back to Minneapolis sooner than expected.
It’s finally here. Draft season is upon us and the All-star practices and games are underway. Every year, there are a few players who perform well during these weeks and drastically improve their draft stock. Look no further than Carson Wentz in 2016…
The Patriots soon must answer the looming question of who will replace Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels as their exits look like near certainties.
Pro Football Weekly’s Power Rankings are updated every Tuesday during the NFL season and are intended to rank teams based on their talent and performance to date. Rankings change each week due to personnel changes, injuries and performance on the fie…
New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead was a little disappointed when doctors failed to find any broken ribs on the X-ray he underwent after playing through pain in Sunday's playoff loss to the Vikings.
The refs may have picked up the flag, but not everyone is convinced a late-game collision in the Saints-Vikings showdown wasn't intentional.
Shortly after the Saints took a 24-23 lead in the closing seconds of Sunday's divisional playoff loss, New Orleans head coach Sean Payton turned to the U.S. Bank Stadium crowd and brought his hands together over his head.
The way New Orleans started out in their game against Minnesota was actually very similar to how they started out the 2017 season.
The Giants are expected to hire Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as their next head coach whenever Minnesota's playoff run ends, NFL Media reported Monday.
2017: The football season that saw the New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers and Tulane Green Wave's respective seasons end in gut-wrenching fashion.
MINNEAPOLIS — The New Orleans Saints see the excruciating end of their season as the beginning of something special.
There was this old “Saturday Night Live” skit from the late 1990s — a wicked parody of the long-running Broadway musical, “Cats” — that comes to mind. At that point, “Cats” was nearing the end of a triumphant, 18-year run, one of the most successful …
Aaron Donald's 44-day holdout this summer might have ended without a new contract, but following his fourth NFL season, he'll again receive plenty of other accolades, including being named Pro Football Weekly's 2017 Defensive MVP.
One week after Titans owner Amy Adams-Strunk released a statement that said Mike Mularkey is our coach 'moving forward,' the two sides have mutually agreed to part ways.
While the top New Orleans newspaper headline lamented, "Dat Hurts," there was a different tone in Minnesota after the Vikings shocked the Saints with a last-second touchdown en route to a 29-24 victory. Here's how it played on front pages from the other side.