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Tokyo Olympic torch relay: Masks, quiet cheering and caution

By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — Organizers plan to exercise extreme caution when the Olympic torch relay starts next week, knowing any stumble could imperil the opening of the Tokyo Games in just over four months. The organizers spoke in detail on Tuesday about their plans for ...

Winston re-joins Saints for 2021 after Brees retirement

By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are bringing back quarterback Jameis Winston on a one-year contract. The move announced by Saints general manager Mickey Loomis comes on the heels of Drew Brees' decision over the weekend to retire and provides ...

Malkin records 1,100th NHL point, leads Pens to win

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored on a power play for his 1,100th career point and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Monday night. Malkin is the third Russian-born player to reach 1,100 points in the NHL, joining Alex Ovechkin and ...

LeBron, short-handed Lakers beat up on Warriors 128-97

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — LeBron James had a triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, leading the injury-depleted Los Angeles Lakers past the Golden State Warriors 128-97 on Monday night. Montrezl Harrell backed up James' fourth triple-double ...

Dallas Seavey wins Iditarod, matches most wins by a musher

By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ever since Dallas Seavey became the youngest musher to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 2012, he's been bombarded by questions on whether he would eventually get five race titles, the most ever by a musher. "I think it was ...

Gonzaga’s bid for perfection begins with No. 1 overall seed

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Gonzaga's road to perfection will be filled with familiar faces. The Bulldogs were the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament bracket announced Sunday as they try to become the first team in 35 years to complete a perfect season. Gonzaga is the top ...

K-State forward Gordon transferring after ‘health issues’

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State forward Antonio Gordon has been released from his scholarship and will transfer for his junior season. The 6-foot-9 forward from Lawton, Oklahoma, started 21 games and appeared in 27 more during his first two seasons with the Wildcats. The former ...

Humbled early, Texas back on track after sweeping Gamecocks

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Any consternation over how the Texas baseball team opened the season has been replaced by anticipation for what the Longhorns could accomplish as Big 12 play begins. Texas enters the week as a top-10 team again after it won three games against nationally ranked ...

Kansas headed to NCAA tourney trying to put bad week to bed

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — It began with the resignation of Kansas football coach Les Miles amid allegations of sexual harassment during his time at LSU. It continued days later with the resignation of ahtletic director Jeff Long for his role in the ...

Devoe, Georgia Tech beat No. 15 FSU 80-75 for ACC title

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jose Alvarado couldn't contain his emotions as the horn sounded, collapsing in disbelief as his Georgia Tech teammates mobbed each other near midcourt. He quickly ran to the celebration that included coach Josh Pastner — still ...