National Sports

Hertl’s goal leads Sharks past Penguins 2-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored a tiebreaking, power-play goal early in the third period and Aaron Dell made 31 saves to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Timo Meier also scored and Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns added two ...

Iowa State upsets No. 8 Texas Tech 70-52

AMES, Iowa (AP) — After a lofty start this season, No. 8 Texas Tech was humbled this week. The Big 12 has a way of doing that — even ones as experienced and talented as the Red Raiders. Freshman Cameron Lard scored 18 points and Iowa State cruised past Texas Tech 70-52 on Saturday, its ...

Thunder thump Cavs 148-124, keep LeBron shy of 30,000 points

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James couldn’t get to 30,000 career points and he and his Cleveland teammates couldn’t stop Paul George, Russell Westbrook or Carmelo Anthony as the Oklahoma City Thunder thumped the Cavaliers 148-124 on Saturday for their fourth straight win. Oklahoma City tied ...

Lowry big in 4th, scores 24 as Raptors beat Spurs 86-83

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 9 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, DeMar DeRozan added 21 and the Toronto Raptors beat San Antonio 86-83 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak against the Spurs. Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors improved to ...

In her Captain America suit, Vonn is finally ready to attack

By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The Olympic downhill is little more than a month away and Lindsey Vonn is finally ready to start attacking at 100 percent again. Forget that unusual image of the 78-time World Cup winner skiing cautiously amid difficult ...

Wawrinka, Muguruza out in 2nd round, heat soars in Australia

By JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stan Wawrinka left it as late as possible before deciding his knee might just be good enough to get him through the Australian Open. The 2014 champion was being way too ambitious. A 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 loss to No. 97-ranked Tennys Sandgren ...

Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When athletes from the rival Koreas paraded together behind a single flag for the first time at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, it was a highly emotional event that came on a wave of hope for reconciliation ...

GoDaddy to sponsor Patrick in ‘Danica Double’

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Danica Patrick is going back to green. GoDaddy Green, to be exact — a fitting color for her farewell tour. The company will sponsor Patrick in the upcoming "Danica Double" that will close out her racing career, The Associated Press has learned. Patrick has no ...

Veterans Nagy, Surovy to lead Slovakia at Olympics

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Veteran forwards Ladislav Nagy and Tomas Surovy are the most experienced players on the Slovakia team for next month's Olympics in South Korea. The 38-year-old Nagy played 435 NHL games with St. Louis, Phoenix, Dallas and Los Angeles, scoring 115 goals and adding ...

Home underdogs again, Eagles embrace their role

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The dog masks aren't going anywhere. The Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) are home underdogs again. Case Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings (14-3) opened the week as 3½-point favorites in the NFC championship game on Sunday. That's just ...