Anthony Davis scores 36 points while the Lakers hold off another Pacers comeback in a 150-145 win

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis had 36 points and 16 rebounds, LeBron James added 26 points and 10 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers survived the Indiana Pacers’ strong fourth-quarter comeback for a 150-145 victory Sunday night. Spencer Dinwiddie had 26 points in his biggest offensive game since joining the Lakers, who have won … Read more

Chase Hunter scores 20 as Clemson beats Baylor 72-64 in 2nd round of NCAA tourney

[ad_1] MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chase Hunter had 20 points and six assists, and No. 6 seed Clemson held off third-seeded Baylor for a 72-64 victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The Tigers advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second time in coach Brad Brownell’s 14 seasons. They also made … Read more

Top seed UConn steamrolls into Sweet 16 with 75-58 win over Northwestern in East Region

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Donovan Clingan, Tristen Newton and top overall seed UConn overwhelmed an undermanned Northwestern team 75-58 on Sunday night to sail into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Newton had 20 points and 10 assists, and Clingan finished with 14 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks. The Huskies (33-3) led wire-to-wire … Read more

Jared McCain makes 8 3s, scores 30 points as Duke ends James Madison’s March Madness run

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Jared McCain scored 22 of his 30 points in the first half and set a Duke record for an NCAA Tournament game with eight 3-pointers as the Blue Devils ended 12th-seeded James Madison’s dream season with a 93-55 second-round victory Sunday. The fourth-seeded Blue Devils (26-8) are headed to the Sweet … Read more

Zion Williamson scores 36 as Pelicans send short-handed Pistons to 6th straight loss

[ad_1] DETROIT — Zion Williamson scored 36 points and led the New Orleans Pelicans to a 114-101 victory over the short-handed Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Williamson shot 13 for 14 from the floor and 10 for 14 from the line in 36 minutes. He added seven rebounds and six assists and received applause from the … Read more

Tyler Kolek leads Marquette to Sweet 16 with 81-77 March Madness win over Colorado

[ad_1] INDIANAPOLIS — Marquette showed resolve in critical moments and avoided another early exit from March Madness. Tyler Kolek had 21 points and 11 assists, and David Joplin made two free throws with 7.4 seconds left to help the Golden Eagles finally put away Colorado 81-77 on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA … Read more

Olympics taster: Paris race celebrates the waiters and waitresses who nourish city’s life and soul

[ad_1] PARIS — PARIS (AP) — Usain Bolt’s sprint world records were never in danger. Then again, even the world’s fastest-ever human likely wouldn’t have been so quick while balancing a tray with a croissant, a coffee cup and a glass of water through the streets of Paris, and without spilling it everywhere. France’s capital … Read more

Nuggets edge youthful Trail Blazers 114-111 after Portland starts 5 rookies

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Ore. — Reggie Jackson scored 23 points, Aaron Gordon had 22 points and 12 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 114-111 on Saturday night. The Nuggets won without their star duo of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray on a night when the Blazers became the second team to start … Read more

Creighton outlasts Oregon 86-73 in double OT thriller to earn spot in Sweet 16 of March Madness

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH — Before the second overtime began, Greg McDermott looked over at Dana Altman and the two coaches and close friends shared a smile. This was madness. “We were both in disbelief about what was transpiring in front of our eyes,” McDermott said. They weren’t alone. Steven Ashworth and Ryan Kalkbrenner made 3-pointers in … Read more