Arsenal have been billed as “flat-track bullies” by Paul Merson, with the former Gunners midfielder expecting Unai Emery’s side to come up short in their bid to secure a top-four finish. The north London outfit have moved back into the Champions League spots with a 2-0 victory over Southampton. That winRead More →

NBA HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden score 28 points, ending his 32-game streak with at least 30 while the Houston Rockets beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-111 on Monday night. Harden returned after missing Saturday’s win over Golden State with a neck injury. His run of games with 30 or moreRead More →

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wofford coach Mike Young knew his team had returning talent good enough to contend for a Southern Conference championship. Yet the 24th-ranked Terriers are flirting with accomplishing even more. They earned the first AP Top 25 ranking in program history with the latest poll release MondayRead More →

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The patience Minnesota Wild general manager Paul Fenton exercised last summer during his first offseason in charge has yielded to a more aggressive approach. Fenton’s conclusion about the roster he inherited has become clear: The Wild needed to change their core of forwards before makingRead More →

The attorney for former NBA player Mike Bibby says his client did not sexually assault or harass a teacher at the high school where Bibby is now the head basketball coach. Bibby didn’t offer a comment about the allegation, which came from a woman who teaches at Shadow Mountain HighRead More →

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fully recovered from a stomach bug that slowed him a day earlier, Montrezl Harrell brought his trademark energy against Dallas. Harrell scored a career-high 32 points, Lou Williams added 21 and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Mavericks 121-112 on Monday to move into the seventhRead More →

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fully recovered from a stomach bug that slowed him a day earlier, Montrezl Harrell brought his trademark energy against Dallas. Harrell scored a career-high 32 points, Lou Williams added 21 and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Mavericks 121-112 on Monday to move into the seventhRead More →

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have made it clear they don’t want to wait any longer to make a serious Stanley Cup run. In a series of moves before Monday’s trade deadline, the Blue Jackets dealt mostly draft picks and prospects for players who can contribute now,Read More →

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rutgers women’s basketball team overcame some turmoil off the court over the past few days to beat Wisconsin. The school announced on Sunday that Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer would step away from the program to rest on the advice of doctors. ThatRead More →

DENVER (AP) — More than 330 of college football’s finest players are gathering in Indianapolis this week for the NFL’s annual combine, where they’ll be poked and prodded, timed and tested, quizzed and questioned. Not all the players who will get drafted in April are on the invite list. TheRead More →

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Montrezl Harrell scored a career-high 32 points, Lou Williams added 21 and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 121-112 on Monday to move into the seventh spot in the Western Conference playoff picture. Harrell had eight dunks, rattling the rim with one- and two-handedRead More →

Mark Stone was considered the best player available as the NHL trade deadline approached, a 26-year-old forward who consistently has 60 points a season. The Vegas Golden Knights made a calculated gamble to acquire him Monday in the boldest move around the league simply because of the steep price paidRead More →

FILE PHOTO – Tennis – ATP 500 – Rotterdam Open – Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands – February 17, 2019 Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in action during his Final match against France’s Gael Monfils REUTERS/Eva Plevier (Reuters) – Stanislas Wawrinka continued his recent uptick in form with a 6-4 7-6(6) win overRead More →

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves for his first shutout of the season and Bo Horvat scored twice, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night. Alex Biega and Nikolay Goldobin also scored as the Canucks snapped a three-gameRead More →

First Period_1, Vancouver, Goldobin 7 (Pettersson), 8:04. 2, Vancouver, Biega 2 (Spooner, Pouliot), 16:40. Second Period_3, Vancouver, Horvat 22 (Boeser, Pettersson), 2:22 (pp). Third Period_4, Vancouver, Horvat 23 (Leivo), 7:12. Shots on Goal_Anaheim 14-8-7_29. Vancouver 6-10-13_29. Power-play opportunities_Anaheim 0 of 2; Vancouver 1 of 2. Goalies_Anaheim, Boyle 1-3-0 (29 shots-25Read More →

Sixers paper thin at center with injury to Boban Marjanovic originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com It’s something nobody wants to see. With 1:05 left in the Sixers’ 111-110 win over the Pelicans, Boban Marjanovic lay on the ground, writhing in pain. Marjanovic forced a turnover and as Cheick Diallo went toRead More →