Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots against Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Mavs end Nets' 8-game run as Porzingis returns, Irving sits

NEW YORK (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 27 points, Kristaps Porzingis added 18 in his return from injury and the Dallas Mavericks snapped the Brooklyn Nets' eight-game winning streak with a 115-98 …
Mississippi State guard Iverson Molinar (1) has the ball stripped away by Alabama guard Keon Ellis (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

No. 6 Alabama holds off Mississippi State 64-59 to win SEC

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jaden Shackleford scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half, and No. 6 Alabama beat Mississippi State 64-59 on Saturday night to clinch its first Southeastern …
Connecticut guard Paige Bueckers (5) drives against Butler guard Upe Atosu (21) during the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Bueckers, Edwards propel No. 1 UConn women past Butler 97-68

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Freshman Paige Bueckers set a school record with 14 assists and also scored 20 points, Aailyah Edwards added 24 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 1 Connecticut routed Butler 97-68 …
Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham (2) and Oklahoma forward Jalen Hill (1) fight for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

Cunningham scores 40, Oklahoma St tops No. 7 Oklahoma in OT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Cade Cunningham unleashed his best performance yet in his first Bedlam rivalry game. Oklahoma State's freshman star scored 10 of his season-high 40 points in overtime to …
Collin Morikawa lines up a putt on the first green during the third round of the Workday Championship golf tournament, Feb. 27, 2021, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Morikawa's late stumble gives Workday contenders a chance

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — PGA champion Collin Morikawa made seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch Saturday and made it look as though no one could catch him. All it took was two bad holes to turn the …
Suns Basketball

Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton help Suns rally to beat Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) — Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton each scored 22 points and the Phoenix Suns rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 106-97 on Friday night. Chris Paul, who’ll join Booker at the …

Chicago faces Phoenix, looks for 4th straight win

Phoenix Suns (20-11, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (15-16, sixth in the Eastern Conference) Chicago; Friday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Chicago comes into a matchup with …

Malik Monk scores 29 points, Hornets cool off Suns 124-121

PHOENIX (AP) — Malik Monk scored 29 points, LaMelo Ball added 20 points and eight assists and the Charlotte Hornets cooled off the Phoenix Suns with a 124-121 victory Wednesday night. Phoenix …
Coyotes Hockey

Avalanche beat Coyotes 6-2, sweep 2-game series

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jacob MacDonald broke a tie with his first goal of the season and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-2 on Saturday night to sweep the two-game, two-day …

Colorado visits Arizona for division matchup

Colorado Avalanche (10-6-1, fourth in the West Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (9-8-3, sixth in the West Division) Glendale, Arizona; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Colorado plays Arizona for …

Avalanche hold on in final seconds for 3-2 win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists, Hunter Miska stopped 16 of 18 shots and the Colorado Avalanche held on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night. The …
NBA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's criticism of his political activism with a promise that he will never just shut up and dribble. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar …

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Draymond Green vowed to make up for losing his cool and costing Golden State a win at Charlotte last weekend. He delivered with a triple-double of a career-high 19 assists, …
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat got their most significant win of the season and took down the team with the NBA’s best record in the process. Butler scored a season-high 33 …
Golf

The late Mickey Wright once recalled an LPGA Tour event where she was unable to sleep, all because of her location. Louise Suggs was in the room next door. Suggs, one of 13 women who founded …

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Jin Young Ko missed most of the LPGA Tour season and still won the yearlong money title. That’s what a $1.1 million check does. Ko, the No. 1 player in the world, put an …
College sports

Jakimovski 0-2 0-0 0, Kunc 6-9 1-1 15, Abogidi 1-2 1-2 4, Bamba 5-7 2-2 14, Williams 6-13 3-3 15, Jackson 3-11 7-7 13, Rodman 2-6 5-6 10, Rapp 1-6 0-0 3, Fitzgerald-Warren 0-3 0-0 0, Markovetskyy 0-0 …

Percentages: FG .407, FT .905. 3-Point Goals: 7-17, .412 (Bamba 2-2, Kunc 2-5, Abogidi 1-2, Rapp 1-2, Rodman 1-2, Jakimovski 0-1, Williams 0-3). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 1. Blocked …
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Remy Martin scored 23 points, including a with 0.4 seconds to play in overtime, and Arizona State beat Washington State 77-74 on Saturday night for the Sun Devils' third win in …
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Franz Wagner matched his season high with 21 points and Isaiah Livers added 16 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 3 Michigan pull away for a 73-57 victory Saturday at …
WACO, Texas (AP) — Queen Egbo scored 19 points and No. 7 Baylor extended the nation’s longest current streak of consecutive regular-season women’s conference titles to 11, clinching a tie for …
NHL

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Paul Stastny scored in the first minute of overtime to give Winnipeg a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night, extending the Jets’ winning streak to …

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Marco Scandella scored his second goal of the game to break a tie in the third period and St. Louis rallied to beat the San Jose Sharks 7-6 Saturday night after Blues …
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — William Karlsson scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, and the Vegas Golden Knights continued their mastery of the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-2 victory Saturday …
Olympics

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Division I softball is providing a training ground this season for players preparing for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Japan. UCLA's Rachel Garcia and Bubba Nickles and …

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The elected the son of President Alexander Lukashenko as leader on Friday, despite both men being suspended by the IOC and barred from the Tokyo Games. The decision …
Other sports

CS NORTHRIDGE 90, CS BAKERSFIELD 87

Percentages: FG .622, FT .722. 3-Point Goals: 8-14, .571 (Anderson 4-6, Merkviladze 3-4, Brown 1-1, Harrick 0-1, Starks 0-1, Wright 0-1). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: None. Blocked …

PACIFIC 76, SAN FRANCISCO 69

Percentages: FG .424, FT .818. 3-Point Goals: 4-26, .154 (Bouyea 2-3, Kunen 1-4, Rishwain 1-4, Ryuny 0-2, Jurkatamm 0-3, Hawthorne 0-4, Shabazz 0-6). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: …

NO. 1 GONZAGA 86, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 69

Percentages: FG .491, FT .647. 3-Point Goals: 6-15, .400 (Alipiev 3-4, Leaupepe 2-3, Quintana 1-4, Dortch 0-1, Scott 0-1, Anderson 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 2. Blocked Shots: 2 …

COLORADO 70, UCLA 61

Percentages: FG .457, FT .737. 3-Point Goals: 5-13, .385 (Juzang 3-4, Bernard 1-3, Campbell 1-3, Singleton 0-1, Jaquez 0-2). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: None. Blocked Shots: 1 …

BYU 65, SAINT MARY'S (CAL) 51

Percentages: FG .333, FT .667. 3-Point Goals: 5-20, .250 (Fotu 2-5, Bowen 1-2, Tass 1-3, Kuhse 1-5, Brown 0-2, L.Johnson 0-3). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: None. Blocked Shots: 2 …