National Sports

Syracuse-Notre Dame matchup headlines ACC’s 12th week

By The Associated Press Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 12: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 12 Syracuse vs. No. 3 Notre Dame. Coach Dino Babers' Orange (8-2, 5-2, No. 12 CFP) have been the surprise story of the season in the ACC, making a case for a New Year's Six bowl berth ...

On Basketball: Butler, 76ers have time to figure things out

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Time, right now, is Jimmy Butler's best friend. That's all that the Philadelphia 76ers and their newest player need. They will figure things out, figure out who goes where and who does what in every situation. In time, they'll be ...

No. 1 Duke’s freshmen: College hoops’ must-see attraction

By JOEDY McCREARY, AP Sports Writer DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Drake has already been spotted wearing Zion Williamson's high school jersey. Let that be proof: Duke's season is just starting, and the Blue Devils' freshmen have already arrived. Just three games into their college careers, the ...

Michigan routs Villanova in championship rematch

By The Associated Press VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Charles Matthews scored 19 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 18 and No. 18 Michigan beat No. 8 Villanova 73-46 in a national championship game rematch Wednesday night. Villanova captured its second title in three years with a 79-62 victory over ...

LeBron gets 44, passes Wilt in LA’s 126-117 win over Blazers

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating jumper, a foul and a free throw in the fourth quarter of a tight game. With a gorgeous three-point play , the King jumped over the Big Dipper. LeBron James' inimitable presence has already been felt in his first few weeks in ...

No. 10 Kentucky coasts past North Dakota 96-58

By GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — As No. 10 Kentucky works through initial growing pains, it can feel good about its first lopsided win this season. PJ Washington set a career high with 25 points and grabbed a season-best seven rebounds, Tyler Herro added 18 points ...

WVU Looks to Keep B12 Title Hopes Alive at Oklahoma State

No. 18 Iowa St-No. 13 Texas matches Big 12 title contenders By The Associated Press Some things to know about Week 12 in the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 18 Iowa State (6-3, 5-2 Big 12) at No. 13 Texas (7-3, 5-2). The winner will still be in contention for a spot in the Big 12 ...

Short-handed Terps are Buckeyes’ last obstacle before ‘Game’

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: BEST GAME No. 8 Ohio State at Maryland This season has been plain weird for the Buckeyes (9-1, 6-1, No. 10 CFP) with all the off-field distraction and uneven on-field performances. Yet they're still in ...

Later Le’Veon; Steelers move on with Bell out of the mix

By Will Graves AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of 10 months waiting on Le’Veon Bell to show up for work. They said all the right things, stressed they understood the star running back was making a business decision by opting to stay home ...

Mets’ deGrom gets Cy with record-low wins; Snell takes AL

By Jake Seiner AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — After a season marred by narrow defeats, Jacob deGrom became a runaway winner. The New York Mets ace easily won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, a reward for a historically fruitless season in Flushing. The ...