National Sports

McElhinney, Hurricanes shut down Penguins 4-0

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Curtis McElhinney's been doing this a long time. More than a decade into his well-traveled NHL career, the Carolina Hurricanes goaltender understands how things tighten up after the All-Star break. His team scrambling for a spot in the ...

Maye helps No. 8 Tar Heels roll past rival Wolfpack 113-96

By AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Luke Maye scored a season-high 31 points to go with 12 rebounds, and No. 8 North Carolina beat North Carolina State 113-96 on Tuesday night. Freshman Coby White added 21 points for the Tar Heels (18-4, 8-1 Atlantic Coast ...

No.2 Duke and No. 3 Virginia get high-profile rematch

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer Duke and Virginia played one of the college basketball season's most entertaining, high-level games just two weeks ago. The rematch comes Saturday. No. 2 vs. No. 3, Final Four favorites playing with the ACC lead potentially on the line. Find a TV. This ...

Harden scores 44 points, Rockets beat Suns 118-110

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — Another 40-point game for James Harden. That makes 20 of them this season. The reigning MVP scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets beat Phoenix 118-110 on Monday night to hand the Suns their season-worst 11th straight loss. Harden joined Wilt ...

Patriots to celebrate 6th Super Bowl win with Boston parade

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots are being feted in Boston after defeating the Los Angeles Rams to claim their sixth Super Bowl title. The parade kicks off Tuesday morning at the Hynes Convention Center. It will rumble roughly 2 miles (3 kilometers) past the Boston Common and other ...

McMahon helps No. 16 Louisville beat No. 11 Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ryan McMahon scored 12 points in a span of 83 seconds in the second half and No. 16 Louisville used a 14-3 run to pull away and beat No. 11 Virginia Tech 72-64 on Monday night. It is the Cardinals' 15th consecutive victory against the Hokies. McMahon had scored just ...

With retirement near, Vonn crashes in super-G at worlds

By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn crashed in the super-G at the world championships Tuesday, straddling a gate mid-air and ending up in the safety nets. Vonn, however, got up and skied down the hill after being tended to by medical personnel. "Everybody, ...

Throwback night: Pats wins Super Bowl the old-fashioned way

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Graying but still gritty, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots came to the Super Bowl intending to stave off, for at least one more game, the inevitable onslaught of the NFL's future. Job well done. Pro football never looked flatter, ...

Still no slowing down the Patriots’ dynasty

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Brady quickly made it clear that winning a record sixth Super Bowl title won't change his mind about playing at least another year. As long as No. 12 is still going, New England's dynasty won't crumble. "Doesn't change anything," ...

Brady merely average, but good enough for championship No. 6

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — If Tom Brady rated his performance, nothing more, it was ho-hum at best. In fact, going strictly by the numbers, it was the worst Super Bowl showing of his brilliant career. No problem. Brady will gladly trade stats for championships. On ...