Hockey

Ovechkin scores 2 goals, moves into 8th on NHL’s goal list

[ad_1] OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and moved into eight place on the NHL’s career goals list, leading the Washington Capitals to a 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night. Ovechkin’s second-period goal, his 36th of the season and the 694th of his career, tied him with Mark Messier on the goals list. He added an empty-net goal with seconds remaining and moved into
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Nets’ Kyrie Irving channels ‘Mamba mentality’ while dropping 54 on Bulls

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 54 points, making all 10 shots in the first half and 19 of 23 for the game, to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 133-118 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday.Irving's previous season high was 50 against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the season-opening 127-126 loss on Oct. 23. Irving is the first player in Nets franchise history to score 45
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Winners, Losers and Who Knows?

[ad_1] A few Premier League big boys had a window to forget, while some smaller clubs nailed it. Then there's Man United's head-scratching business.WINNERSTottenhamIt's true, they could've done with a striker, but as we know, Spurs signing a striker when Harry Kane is around, even with him injured, is not easy. But otherwise Tottenham had a pretty good month: They finally ended the Christian Eriksen saga and got a bit
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Antonio Brown issues apology to Hollywood Police Department

[ad_1] Antonio Brown on Friday apologized to the Hollywood (Florida) Police Department, saying his emotions in recent weeks clouded his "better judgment."The apology, made in an Instagram post, came a week after the free-agent wide receiver was arrested by Hollywood police and charged with felony burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief stemming from a Jan. 21 incident with a moving truck driver at his residence.Brown
Golf

J.B. Holmes shoots 65 to take 1-shot lead in Phoenix Open

[ad_1] SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — J.B. Holmes roared through the fan-packed closing stretch at TPC Scottsdale on his opening nine Friday, then grabbed the lead on the mellower side of golf’s biggest party. Six months after a final-round collapse and slow-play controversy at the British Open, Holmes took a one-stroke lead into the weekend at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He shot a 6-under 65, a day after making a
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College basketball picks — Revisiting preseason predictions

[ad_1] In a wild season where not much has gone according to plan, ESPN.com's college basketball experts this week issued some mea culpas for their worst preseason predictions ... while taking a bow for a few that have worked out. Our group also made picks for the best games of the weekend, including the Auburn-Kentucky battle on The Plains (Saturday, 6 p.m. ET, ESPN), Duke at Syracuse (Saturday, 8 p.m.
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Dominic Thiem looking to dethrone Novak Djokovic, king of the Australian Open

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- If Dominic Thiem goes on to win this year's Australian Open for his first Grand Slam title, there can be no question he will have earned it.Having needed five sets to get through his second-round match against Australian Alex Bolt, the Austrian outlasted Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, then outmuscled Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 in the semifinals Friday in another lung-busting encounter in Rod
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Mavericks’ Luka Doncic has right ankle sprain, out at least six games

[ad_1] Dallas Mavericks star guard Luka Doncic has been ruled out for at least the next six games with a right ankle sprain, coach Rick Carlisle told ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM on Friday.Doncic already was ruled out for Friday's game against Houston as he nurses the injury. He sprained the same ankle earlier this season before returning to practice 10 days later.The earlier Doncic could be available is a Feb.