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Calmer McGregor: Irish star returns vs Cerrone at UFC 246

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor became a two-division UFC champion because he was a tremendous fighter. He became the biggest mixed martial artist in the world only because he talked an even bigger game. McGregor's loquacious, pugnacious personality was an ...

Garza scores 33, Iowa beats No. 19 Michigan 90-83

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard has seen enough of Iowa's Luka Garza this season. Garza scored 33 points in Iowa's 90-83 win over No. 19 Michigan on Friday night. Howard, the first-year coach of the Wolverines, knew nothing about Garza before the season. But after this ...

Raptors score season-high 140 points in rout of Wizards

By The Associated Press undefined TORONTO (AP) — Marc Gasol scored a season-high 20 points and matched his career high with six 3-pointers, Norman Powell scored 28 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 140-111 on Friday night. Terence Davis II matched his career best ...

Federer, Nadal seem sure all will be OK at Australian Open

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As messages on video boards cautioned Australian Open spectators to "be aware we are expecting a reduction in air quality" Saturday, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal seemed satisfied that all will be fine at the year's first Grand ...

Brignone leads 1st run of giant slalom; Shiffrin 4th

SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) — Racing on home snow, Federica Brignone led the opening run of a strenuous giant slalom race Saturday while overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin was nearly a half-second behind in fourth. Brignone finished 0.17 seconds ahead of Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, with ...

AP source: Giants hiring Garrett as offensive coordinator

By Dennis Waszak Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Garrett is headed to the other side of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says New York is hiring the former Dallas coach to be the Giants offensive coordinator. The person spoke to ...

MLB whistleblower deserves applause, not criticism

By Paul Newberry AP Sports Columnist When future generations are documenting baseball history, Mike Fiers will surely be remembered as one of the game’s most significant figures. Not necessarily for what he did on the field, though tossing a pair of no-hitters is certainly a worthy ...

Harbaugh expects Ravens to add talent, mature and improve

By David Ginsburg AP Sports Writer OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — John Harbaugh believes the Ravens have all the ingredients in place to make a Super Bowl run next season. That hasn’t made it any easier for Baltimore’s coach to cope with the abrupt fashion in which this season ended. The ...

Panthers’ Brady says offense must continue to evolve in NFL

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Brady’s offensive system worked wonders at LSU this past season, helping the Tigers lead the nation in yards and points en route to a unbeaten season that culminated in a 42-25 win over Clemson in the national championship ...

James, Lakers lead NBA jersey, merchandise sales rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Dallas’ Luka Doncic are seeing their jerseys sell more briskly than ever, the NBA said Friday when announcing its latest list of most popular merchandise. LeBron James still has the most popular jersey, part ...