Men's sports

FILE - In this July 23, 2017, file photo, United States' Nathan Adrian celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Five-time Olympic champion swimmer Adrian has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, but he plans to continue training for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Adrian revealed the news on his verified Twitter account, saying he recently went to the doctor because “something didn’t seem quite right.” (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
January 25, 2019 - 1:23 am
Five-time Olympic champion swimmer Nathan Adrian has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, but he plans to continue training for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Adrian revealed the news on his verified Twitter account on Thursday, saying he recently went to the doctor because "something didn't seem quite...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie passes the ball during practice for the team's first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. Former UConn basketball coach Ollie has brought his $10 million dispute with the school over his firing to both state and federal court. Lawyers for Ollie and the university were to give oral arguments Friday, Jan. 25, in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on a motion that would allow Ollie to move forward with a racial discrimination complaint against the school without jeopardizing his right to an arbitration hearing with UConn over his firing last year. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
January 25, 2019 - 1:21 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie has brought his $10 million dispute with the school over his firing to both state and federal court. A hearing is scheduled Friday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on a motion that would allow Ollie to move forward...
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Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins (13) drives to the basket against Santa Clara forward Henrik Jadersten during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
January 25, 2019 - 12:51 am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With about 4½ minutes left in the first half, a section of Santa Clara fans started counting down the shot clock's final seconds well ahead of time in an attempt to rattle Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura. Like most everything the Broncos tried against the No. 4 Bulldogs, it didn'...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry gestures during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Washington. The Warriors won 126-118. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
January 24, 2019 - 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors saw a weakness and changed their style to exploit it. When the Washington Wizards took the 3-point line away, Curry and the Warriors pounded the ball inside on the way to a 126-118 victory Thursday night that extended their winning...
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From left, Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, left wing Gabriel Landeskog and right wing Mikko Rantanen, who are headed to play in the All-Star Game, are introduced after a video tribute in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 24, 2019 - 9:42 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — It is only fitting that Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon are serving as captains for this weekend's NHL All-Star game. The three high-scoring forwards are 23 or younger. They are part of a youth movement that is taking over the NHL and will be on center...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) grabs a rebound in front of New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 24, 2019 - 9:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook posted his NBA-leading 15th triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the injury-depleted New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 on Thursday night. Westbrook finished with 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists for the 119th triple-double of his...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, Ryan Martin, right, looks over his wager at Rivers Casino, as the new, temporary sports betting area opened in Pittsburgh. Pending Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approval, regular operations are scheduled to begin Saturday, Dec. 15. Marton made several wagers, including placing a $100 bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the Super Bowl. Anyone willing to wager that the high-scoring Patriots or Rams will get shut out in the Super Bowl can count on a big payday if that unlikely scenario occurs. Prop bets aren’t a big moneymaker for sports books during the season, but they pick up popularity as the nation is intensely focused on a single game. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic. File)
January 24, 2019 - 9:01 pm
Anyone willing to wager that the high-scoring Patriots or Rams will get shut out in the Super Bowl can count on a big payday if that unlikely scenario occurs. Sports book operators William Hill and Westgate released on Thursday the hundreds of proposition bets they'll offer for Super Bowl 53. Given...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, Caydee Denney, right, and John Coughlin, left, of the United States, perform in the pairs free skate at the ISU Figure Skating Eric Bompard Trophy, at Bercy arena in Paris. Two U.S. Figure Skating executives urged a full investigation into abuse allegations against former skater and coach Coughlin, who killed himself last week. Anne Cammett, president of the federation, and David Raith, USFS executive director, held a news conference at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Thursday. Cammett mentioned abuse allegations against Coughlin, but she and Raith did not go into detail. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
January 24, 2019 - 7:41 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. Figure Skating executives urged a full investigation into abuse allegations against former skater and coach John Coughlin, who killed himself last week. Anne Cammett, president of the federation, and David Raith, USFS executive director, held a news conference at the U.S...
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Jon Rahm, of Spain, hits from the fairway on the ninth hole during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament on the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
January 24, 2019 - 6:15 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jon Rahm began with an eagle and kept going lower until he had a 10-under 62 on the North Course at Torrey Pines for a one-shot lead over Justin Rose in the first round Thursday of the Farmers Insurance Open. Tiger Woods made his 2019 debut on the tougher South Course and opened...
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Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is taken off the court on a stretcher after he was injured during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
January 24, 2019 - 3:12 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo's season is over. The Indiana Pacers intend to make sure his injury doesn't derail theirs, too. After learning the All-Star guard faces season-ending surgery for a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee, Oladipo's teammates quickly banded together in hopes of...
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