• January 18, 2017

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Column: Hall vote shows some stains last longer than others

The takeaway from this year's Hall of Fame balloting is Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens likely will get in within the next five years. Shame it couldn't be this one.

No. 7 Creighton's goals intact even with Maurice Watson out

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton returned to practice Wednesday with the same aspirations it had before Maurice Watson Jr. went out with a season-ending knee injury.

A look at events and attractions surrounding Super Bowl LI

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston is the nation's fourth largest city, a sprawling metropolis larger than some small states. But the good news for those visiting for Super Bowl LI is that most of the events surrounding the game will be concentrated downtown, making it easy to visit a number of attractions.

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.

Kelly Ripa, Wyclef Jean named to New Jersey Hall of Fame

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Kelly Ripa, singer Wyclef Jean and soccer pro Carli Lloyd are among the 15 newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

Streaking Clippers down another All-Star with Paul out

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The streaking Clippers are down another All-Star.

Even as Knicks tumble again, Carmelo wants to be in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony still believes the Knicks can win and still wants to be in New York when they do.

Torn ACL ends season for Creighton star Maurice Watson Jr.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton point guard and national assists leader Maurice Watson Jr. will miss the rest of the season because of a major knee injury, a huge blow for a team that is off to its best start and has hopes of making a deep postseason run.

Player suicides lead to tough set of questions for coaches

NEW YORK (AP) — A suicide at Northwestern brought back painful memories for Penn track coach Steve Dolan.

NJ brewery honors Villanova University's 175th anniversary

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The co-owners of New Jersey's Cape May Brewing Company are honoring the 175th anniversary of their alma mater with a uniquely named commemorative brew.

Paul hurt, but Clippers trounce Thunder to go 7-0 in 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last time Chris Paul went down with an injury, the Los Angeles Clippers went into a tailspin.

Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State.

Green fouls LeBron, appears to mock him for flopping

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Draymond Green and LeBron James went at it again in the first half of the Cavaliers' visit to Golden State on Monday.

No. 9 UNC tops Syracuse 85-68 for Williams' 800th career win

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams stood at midcourt, looking to the Smith Center rafters to watch video messages from former players congratulating him on his 800th win.

Villanova back to No. 1 in AP poll, leapfrogging Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright likes this vantage point just fine.

No. 7 Creighton loses point guard Watson to knee injury

CINCINNATI (AP) — No. 7 Creighton lost point guard Maurice Watson Jr. to a knee injury in the first half against Xavier on Monday.

UConn still tops in AP women's basketball poll

Fresh off its record-breaking 91st consecutive victory, UConn remained the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday.

ICYMI: UConn gets record win, Northwestern back on court

NEW YORK (AP) — A record-breaking win, a somber victory, a triple-OT buzzer beater and a milestone reached, it was a busy week in women's basketball.

Westbrook gets 20th triple-double, Thunder beat Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Russell Westbrook had a big second half and another triple-double, and it still almost wasn't enough for Oklahoma City.

Curry, Warriors ready for another Cavs rematch

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When the Warriors traveled to Cleveland last January after winning the 2015 NBA title by beating the Cavs, Stephen Curry had so many fond memories there he mentioned the chance of champagne smells still lingering in the visiting locker room all those months later.

Lady Vols not alone this season in honoring Pat Summitt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tributes to former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt in the season after her death are taking place at the program she built into a national power and on other campuses across the country.

WNBA free agency begins

NEW YORK (AP) — Angel McCoughtry isn't going anywhere when she returns from her break from the WNBA.

Kansas set up for No. 1 following Baylor's first loss

Baylor's trip to the top is likely one and done.

No spark: Chargers logo, player booed at Clippers-Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Chargers aren't getting the warmest welcome from potential patrons on their move up the California coast.