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Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) is fouled while going to the basket against the Miami Heat during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. The Heat won 100-88. (AP Photo/David Banks)
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  • Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) is fouled while going to the basket against the Miami Heat during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. The Heat won 100-88. (AP Photo/David Banks)

    Bulls’ Taj Gibson sits out against 76ers with ankle injury

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago forward Taj Gibson sat out the Bulls’ game Sunday night against Philadelphia after injuring his left ankle injury in practice Saturday. Gibson tested the ankle in warm-ups, but the Bulls determined it was best to give him the night off. Gibson is averaging 11.6 points and 7.1 rebounds. Bulls coach Fred […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2017 file photo, New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett celebrates with cheerleaders after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Foxborough, Mass.  Bennett has filled Rob Gronkowski's shoes in more ways than one. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Bennett defines his own ‘Patriot Way’ en route to Super Bowl

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — If Martellus Bennett had his way, people would live in his world. He describes it as a fun place, where imaginations can run wild and people can feel unrestrained. And in a way, Bennett has managed to do just that in his first season with the New England Patriots. Fair or […]
  • Spain's Rafael Nadal answers question at press conference following his loss to Switzerland's Roger Federer in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, early Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Healthy and confident Nadal hoping for resurgent season

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal has become used to making comebacks in an injury-ravaged career. This last one, though, may be the most unexpected — and satisfying. Sidelined by a wrist injury for two long stretches last year, Nadal didn’t believe he’d be playing at his top level and contending again for titles until […]
  • Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, celebrates a score in front of Los Angeles Clippers' Raymond Felton (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Curry’s 43, halfcourt shot help Warriors top Clippers 144-98

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When Kevin Durant arrived in Golden State this season, Stephen Curry made an extra effort early in the season to make sure his new teammate got his shots. Warriors coach Steve Kerr wanted Curry to know how important it was for him to be aggressive as well. With his first halfcourt […]
  • FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots defensive end Chris Long (95) reacts during the first half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Long signed a one-year deal with the Patriots after two injury-plagued seasons ended his eight-year run with the Rams. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    Long’s bet on Patriots pays off in vet’s 1st Super Bowl trip

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — There was a time when Chris Long didn’t think this opportunity would ever come. A time when words like “playoffs” and “Super Bowl” seemed like unattainable unicorns that the 31-year-old Patriots defensive lineman might never touch. Eight years in the NFL spent on underperforming teams, and having seasons potholed by injuries […]
  • United States' Lindsey Vonn gets to the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill race, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Lately, Lindsey Vonn is crashing more than she’s winning

    CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lately, Lindsey Vonn is crashing more than she’s winning. The most successful female ski racer of all time fell and hit the safety netting during a World Cup downhill Saturday in exactly the same spot where she crashed a day earlier in an official training session. “I’m getting a little […]
  • Toronto Raptors forward Terrence Ross (31) and Milwaukee Bucks guard Jason Terry (3) reach for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Lowry scores 32, Raptors end skid with 102-86 win over Bucks

    TORONTO (AP) — Faced with the prospect of the Toronto Raptors losing six straight games for the first time in more than four years, Kyle Lowry certainly lived up to his All-Star billing. With 32 points and six assists in a game-high 38:45 of court time, the recently named Eastern Conference All-Star drove the Raptors […]
  • New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) is guarded by San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)

    Holiday, Davis lead Pelicans past Spurs 119-103

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry’s smile and laugh gave him the look of a coach who was practically giddy about a second victory over an elite team in five days. Yet his words and tone told the story of coach still trying to figure out why his team is so erratic. Jrue […]
  • A billboard memorializing Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura is shown along I-29 in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. The Kansas City Royals organization gathered together Friday to remember Yordano Ventura in a private Celebration of Life for the pitcher who died Sunday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    In wake of Ventura’s tragic death, Royals face harsh reality

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There is no timetable on grief. Unfortunately for the Kansas City Royals, there is one in baseball. Following the tragic death of 25-year-old pitcher Yordano Ventura last weekend, the difficult and unavoidable reality is this: The team must soon get back to business. Killed in a car crash early Sunday […]
  • The winner Travis Ganong, of the United States, celebrates on podium after an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill race, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

    Ganong wins downhill race overshadowed by crashes, injuries

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Numerous crashes and serious injuries to Valentin Giraud-Moine and Steven Nyman overshadowed a men’s World Cup downhill race won by Travis Ganong on Friday. Both French skier Giraud-Moine and American Nyman were airlifted for intensive care at the local hospital in Garmisch. The race was held up for half an hour […]