Sports

Congress urged to pass anti-doping bill before Olympics

  • Feb 06, 2020

WASHINGTON  — The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency urged Congress on Wednesday to pass a bill criminalizing international doping conspiracies before this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, saying it would be a strong deterrent in the absence of adequate punishment for past Russian doping. USADA CEO

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Top heavy: Handful of elite programs hoard most top recruits

  • Feb 06, 2020

McKinnley Jackson, a huge and talented defensive tackle from Mississippi, was one of the few five-star recruits whose college choice was a mystery coming into signing day. “I’ll keep this short, simple and sweet,” Jackson said during a news conference Wednesday at George County High School

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Nuggets clamp down on Damian Lillard, rout Blazers 127-99

  • Feb 05, 2020

DENVER  — The combination of Gary Harris and Torrey Craig was too much for Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers to overcome. Not on offense, but defense. Harris and Craig hounded the hot-shooting Lillard all evening and never let him get on track as the Denver Nuggets routed Portland 127-9

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No. 22 Penn State beats No. 16 Michigan State 75-70

  • Feb 05, 2020

EAST LANSING, Mich.  — Patrick Chambers is on a quest to keep Penn State’s basketball program hungry and humble as it surges in a successful season. Lamar Stevens had 24 points and Myreon Jones made a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, leading the 22nd-ranked Nittany Lions to a

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Giannis has 34 points, 17 rebounds as Bucks top Pelicans

  • Feb 05, 2020

NEW ORLEANS  — Giannis Antetokounmpo had the strength and savvy to outshine rookie sensation Zion Williamson in the latest double-digit triumph for the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 17 rebounds, and the Bucks defeated New Orleans 120-108 on Tuesday night. &ld

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LeBron gets 36 in 3-point barrage, Lakers rout Spurs 129-102

  • Feb 05, 2020

LOS ANGELES  — LeBron James absorbed contact and tumbled to the court while his fifth 3-pointer in a three-minute span dropped through the net. The Los Angeles Lakers’ entire roster left the bench and crossed the court, gleefully picking up their leader while a sellout crowd roared. “T

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Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio retiring after 13 seasons

  • Feb 05, 2020

EAST LANSING, Mich.  — From “pride comes before the fall” to Little Giants, Mark Dantonio leaves Michigan State fans with an abundance of fond memories after bringing the Spartans to heights they hadn’t reached in decades. Dantonio announced his retirement Tuesday, ending a 13-ye

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NBA changing 3-point contest format at All-Star Saturday

  • Feb 05, 2020

The NBA is changing the format to this season’s 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday Night in Chicago by adding a pair of deep shots that will be worth three points apiece. That change means each round will now be a total of 27 shots instead of 25, and competitors will now get 70 seconds to finish thei

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US downs Panama 8-0 in Olympic qualifying tournament

  • Feb 01, 2020

HOUSTON  — Lindsey Horan scored three goals and the U.S. national team downed Panama 8-0 on Friday night in the the group stage of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. Panama goalkeeper Yenith Bailey got tangled up with one of her own players and Horan took advantage, scoring

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