• January 22, 2017

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Sanchez grabs Arsenal winner; Wenger clashes with official

LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger apologized after appearing to push the fourth official during a fiery conclusion that saw two penalties scored in stoppage time as Arsenal beat Burnley 2-1 on Sunday to go second in the Premier League.

Tough at top: Murray, Kerber out in 4th round in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was tough at the top for Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber on Sunday at the Australian Open, with both the No. 1 seeds going out in fourth-round upsets.

Longtime Miami Herald sports columnist Edwin Pope dies at 88

MIAMI (AP) — Edwin Pope, an award-winning sports columnist who covered the first 47 Super Bowls and spent more than 50 years with the Miami Herald, has died at 88.

Surging Capitals cruise to 7-3 win over Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Justin Williams normally keeps his focus on the ice.

Denied Rio medal, Irish fighter debuts on St. Patrick's Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conlan wasn't going to take it quietly when judges at the Rio Olympics gave his Russian opponent a controversial decision win.

Topsy-turvy: Seppi posts comeback win over Kyrgios

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The audacious between-the-legs shot by Nick Kyrgios. His missed match point. The nerveless break when Andreas Seppi was serving for a second-round upset win.

Soundtrack to golf: Music played on range at Abu Dhabi event

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Looking relaxed in his black shorts and ankle-length socks, Thongchai Jaidee took aim at the range and hit a shot into the cloudless sky to the backdrop of "The Zephyr Song" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Islanders fire coach Jack Capuano in his seventh season

Stuck in last place in the Eastern Conference, the New York Islanders fired coach Jack Capuano on Tuesday, ending one of the longest tenures in the NHL.

Champ's artistic side to be displayed at Muhammad Ali Center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When Muhammad Ali wasn't jabbing or dancing in the ring, he sometimes liked dabbling as an artist.

Thomas sets 36-hole record and leads by 5

HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Thomas finished with another eagle and put himself in the PGA Tour record book again Friday in the Sony Open.

Column: Mayweather in search of attention, not a fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants attention more than he wants a fight.

A different look in paradise at Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) — From a golf course on the side of a mountain to one along the shores just east of Waikiki Beach, the 21 players at both PGA Tour stops in Hawaii will never see two tracks more different in consecutive weeks.

Manny Pacquiao set to return to ring on April 23

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao will add another fight to his long career resume when he takes on Australian welterweight Jeff Horn on April 23 at a venue to be decided.

AP Sources: Edwards walking away from final year with Gibbs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a stunning decision, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is walking away from the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing less than two months after nearly winning his first Cup championship, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Watson and Clemson dethrone top-ranked Tide, 35-31

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson took the snap, rolled right and with one of the easiest throws he had to make all night, completed Clemson's journey to the top of college football.

Saban's "process" gets results, but is hard to define

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The system of core beliefs, this daily guidebook for going about your business, has carried Nick Saban and Alabama to the brink of yet another national championship.

Rodgers works Hail Mary magic, Packers beat Giants 38-13

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers, master of the Hail Mary pass, struck again in another big moment.

Lionel Messi saves Barcelona from 2nd straight loss

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi saved Barcelona from its second straight defeat by scoring with a 90th-minute free kick in a 1-1 draw at Villarreal in the Spanish league on Sunday.

Alabama dynasty rolls into another champ game with Clemson

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Saban and Alabama are on the verge of leaving college football history behind.

Clemson's "Big Dex" made an impact earlier than expected

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Few at Clemson knew what to make of massive defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence when he stepped on campus last January.

Group of Five schools make investments with big-time in mind

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The snow-covered construction site is thousands of miles and more than a few degrees removed from Monday night's national-title game.

Mariners acquire Gallardo from Baltimore for Seth Smith

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners landed another option for their pitching rotation on Friday, acquiring right-hander Yovani Gallardo from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Seth Smith.

Chris Brown to box Soulja Boy over social media feud

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A social media war between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy will apparently be settled in the ring with the help of boxer Floyd Mayweather.

Little League requiring criminal background checks

Little League International announced mandatory criminal background checks for its volunteer coaches, new eligibility requirements for players and a host of new rules on Wednesday intended to increase the pace of play.