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Haws scores 34, BYU turns back Pepperdine 87-76

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — TJ Haws scored a career high 34 points and matched his best with eight assists and BYU pulled away to defeat Pepperdine 87-76 on Thursday night. There were 16 ties and 10 lead changes. Pepperdine's last lead was 57-56 with 10:36 to go when Kameron Edwards converted a 3-point play to…

Without Jones, No. 1 Duke braces for visit from No. 4 UVa

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Top-ranked Duke hopes its team defense doesn't slip without point guard Tre Jones — for however long he's out. The Blue Devils were just getting back to playing the kind of tough man-to-man defense that had been their trademark after several years of struggles. Now they're hoping they'll be good enough…

Numbers show how important high playoffs seeds are

From the first day of training camp in August until deep into the NFL schedule, you hear it. Doesn't matter what city a team represents or who is coaching and playing for it, the bromide is the same. Win the division. For many fans, just seeing their team sneak into the playoffs provides hope that…

Capitals' Holtby to return from eye injury, start vs. Isles

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — All-Star goaltender Braden Holtby is expected to start for the Washington Capitals on Friday night against the New York Islanders after missing two games with an eye injury. Holtby said his left eye is back to normal after it initially didn't progress as quickly as hoped. "It's not a thing that's…

Arrow Electronics gets larger role with Schmidt IndyCar team

Arrow Electronics has significantly increased its partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and will enter the 2019 season as the title partner of the IndyCar team. Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports unveiled its two-car driver lineup Friday at the Pepsi Center in Denver, not far from Arrow's Colorado headquarters. The team had three Dallara-Honda Indy cars on…

Northern Illinois hires former star RB Hammock as coach

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois has hired former star running back Thomas Hammock as its head coach. Hammock is taking over at his alma mater after spending 16 seasons as a college and NFL assistant — the past five as the Baltimore Ravens' running backs coach. With the hiring announced Friday, he becomes the…

With braces on both knees, Vonn struggles with aerodynamics

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — With 82 wins and counting, Lindsey Vonn still looks very much like the most successful women's ski racer in history. At least she does when she's whizzing down the mountain at speeds in excess of 120 kph (75 mph). It's after Vonn steps out of the spotlight, though, and when…

AP Top 25 Podcast: Kyler's choice, Alabama's staff turnover

Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is considering a football career instead of baseball, but what kind of an NFL prospect is the undersized quarterback? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , ESPN's Tom Luginbill joins AP's Ralph Russo to discuss Murray's choice. Luginbill says if Murray was four inches taller he would…

Lowry takes 3-shot lead into final round in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shane Lowry kept up his brilliant scoring on the par-3 holes at the Abu Dhabi Championship in shooting a 5-under 67 in the third round to extend his lead to three strokes on Friday. For the third straight day, the Irishman made birdie on the each of the…