Hinch, Luhnow fired for Astros’ sign stealing

By RONALD BLUM and KRISTIE RIEKEN HOUSTON (AP) _ The Houston Astros fired manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s use of electronics for sign stealing during the Astros’ run to the 2017 World Series title. Commissioner Rob Manfred strongly hinted that […]

Packers hold off Seahawks 28-23 to reach NFC title game

By DAVE CAMPBELL GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ The Green Bay Packers have reached the NFC championship game by beating the Seattle Seahawks 28-23. Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns for the Packers on Sunday night. They will play at top-seeded San Francisco for the conference title […]

DeRozan scores 25, Spurs rally from 18 down, beat Raptors

By IAN HARRISON TORONTO (AP) _ DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, Rudy Gay had 15 and the San Antonio Spurs rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 105-104. San Antonio used a big fourth quarter to win for the third time in four games. Derrick White scored 13 points for the Spurs, […]

Super Bowl-winning coach Jimmy Johnson into Hall of Fame

By BARRY WILNER= Jimmy Johnson has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He who coached the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl championships in the 1990s. The hall announced his selection as part of a centennial class that was chosen on Wednesday by a special committee. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher […]

Chiefs rally from 24-0 hole to beat Texans 51-31 in playoffs

By DAVE SKRETTA KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Kansas City Chiefs overcome a 24-0 hole early in the second quarter to beat the Houston Texans 51-31 on Sunday and return to the AFC championship game. Patrick Mahomes led the comeback, which at one point included 41 unanswered points, by throwing for 321 yards and […]

Aggies Sink Commodores, 69-50, for Second Straight SEC Win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Andre Gordon scored 15 points, and Texas A&M beat Vanderbilt 69-50 Saturday to spoil the Commodores’ Southeastern Conference home opener. Jay Jay Chandler added 10 points for the Aggies (8-6, 2-1) who never trailed in winning their second straight. Ejike Obinna and Maxwell Evans scored 12 points apiece to lead Vanderbilt, and Scotty Pippen Jr. […]

No. 10 Aggies Unable to Hold on Against LSU

COLLEGE STATION – The No. 10 Texas A&M Aggies came up just short in a hard-fought battle against LSU, as they fell 57-54 to the Tigers at Reed Arena Thursday night. Junior forward N’dea Jones led all players with 19 points and 12 rebounds for her fourth straight double-double. The Aggies got off to a good start, as they […]

Bishop, Stars blank Ducks 3-0 for 6th straight win

By GREG BEACHAM ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ The Dallas Stars beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 for their sixth consecutive victory. Ben Bishop made 27 saves in his 33rd career shutout, and Denis Gurianov and Alexander Radulov scored power-play goals. Corey Perry and Andrew Cogliano returned to Anaheim for the first time since joining the Stars, […]

Westbrook scores 34 in return, but Thunder roll past Rockets

By CLIFF BRUNT OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The Oklahoma City Thunder spoiled Russell Westbrook’s return by beating the Houston Rockets 113-92. Westbrook scored 34 points. He was a league MVP and two-time scoring champ for the Thunder before being traded to the Rockets last summer for Chris Paul and draft picks. The fans remember Westbrook […]

Mississippi State hires Leach away from Wash State

By RALPH D. RUSSO Mike Leach is leaving Washington State to take over the head football coaching job at Mississippi State. Leach will replace Joe Moorhead, who was fired last week after two seasons. The Bulldogs landed one of the most successful head coaches in the country in Leach. In 18 years with Texas Tech […]

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