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On-court squabble delays Aussie doubles match

MELBOURNE, Australia — A first-round mixed doubles match between the No. 1 seeded pair of Marcelo Melo and Barbora Strycova and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jamie Murray was delayed by more than 10 minutes when the teams became embroiled in a heated ar…

Cyborg pummels Budd for historic 4th MMA title

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The shots came fast and with ferocity from Cris Cyborg. A knee. A left hand to the head, a right to the body. A hard right kick to the legs. Over and over. Before long, it was over. It was that kind of long combination, thrown with maxim…

Pastrnak surprised to win All-Star MVP in loss

ST. LOUIS — Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak was surprised he won the NHL All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award, and the new Honda CRV that comes with it, because it came on a losing effort. “Definitely surprised. I would expect the winner should win …

LeBron tops Kobe, now 3rd on NBA scoring list

PHILADELPHIA — Years ago, it was LeBron James following Kobe Bryant by coming straight out of high school to the NBA, and Saturday, it was James passing Bryant for the No. 3 spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. James came into the night against the 76er…

Mets’ deGrom, Alonso ready to roll with Rojas

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom pitched for new manager Luis Rojas in the minor leagues, as the two-time Cy Young Award winner was preparing his skillset for the majors. So you can imagine deGrom’s enthusiasm, after New York’s rollercoaster offseason, that sp…

Pro Bowlers cite safety as deterrent to 17th game

ORLANDO — If the players participating in the Pro Bowl are a true representation of the rest of the league, NFL owners are going to have a fight on their hands during negotiations to potentially add a 17th regular-season game to a new collective bargaining a…

Notre Dame cuts ties with CB signee after arrest

Notre Dame has released 2020 cornerback signee Landen Bartleson from his national letter of intent after Bartleson was arrested in connection with a gun store robbery in Danville, Kentucky. Bartleson had signed with Notre Dame in the early signing period in …

Williams (880), Huggins (876) move up wins list

There was quite of bit of movement at the top of the Division I career wins list Saturday. North Carolina coach Roy Williams moved into fourth after posting his 880th career victory Saturday with a 94-71 victory over Miami. With the win, he passed former Ta…

Ex-‘Bachelor’ contestant out $1M in DFS switch

Jade Roper Tolbert, a former contestant on reality-TV series “The Bachelor,” is no longer the winner of a DraftKings daily fantasy football contest from early January. On NFL wild-card weekend (Jan. 4-5), Tolbert finished with the top score in DraftKings’ Mi…

Warriors trade Cauley-Stein to Mavs for draft pick

The Golden State Warriors have traded center Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks for a 2020 second-round draft pick, it was announced Saturday. Cauley-Stein, 26, provides the Mavericks with a backup big man to replace Dwight Powell, who suffered a ru…