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New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson next month.

Browns’ Denzel Ward gives $10K to alma mater Nordonia High School

NFL aerial circus makes for 2nd round of DBs, WRs

3 QBs and lots of defenders highlight 1st round of draft

John Havlicek, Boston Celtics great, dies at 79

  Rob Gronkowski dents New England’s Super Bowl trophy

  QB Russell Wilson is staying in Seattle, becomes highest paid player in NFL history

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  Kenya’s Cherono wins men’s Boston Marathon in sprint to tape

Tiger Woods makes Masters his 15th and most improbable major

Will Wade meets with LSU, NCAA officials

Nowitzki announces retirement after final home game for Dallas Mavericks

Virginia holds off Texas Tech in overtime for first NCAA national championship

Michigan State knocks off Duke 68-67 to make Final Four

Virginia advances to Final Four by beating Purdue in overtime

Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.

Texas Tech beats Gonzaga to reach Final Four

Texas Tech is going to the Final Four for the first time in school history.

Skateboarding and surfing proposed to the International Olympics Committee for 2024 Games

Other proposed sports for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris include sport climbing and breakdancing.

NFL: Pass interference now reviewable by officials

Coaches still will have two challenges per game, and in the final two minutes of a half or fourth quarter or for all of overtime, the replay official can order a review of offensive or defensive pass interference.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

  NCAA tournament: Let the games begin - in earnest

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered a plea deal in prostitution case - with a catch

Minor league baseball team holding ‘Florida Man Night’

  Jets agree to sign RB Le’Veon Bell, according to reports

  Browns to acquire star receiver Beckham from NY

Sports writing great, ‘Semi Tough’ author Dan Jenkins dies at 89

Jenkins started his writing career at The Fort Worth Press and rose to stardom at Sports Illustrated. He wrote best-sellers "Semi-Tough" ''Baja Oklahoma" and "Dead Solid Perfect" and was a columnist for Playboy and Golf Digest.

Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dead at age 61

Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was best known for facing Hulk Hogan in 1986 in a steel cage match at WWF's WrestleMania 2.

  Trump feeds FCS national champs McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-a during White House visit

The president served hamburgers from McDonald’s and chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-a, KLVY reported.

Patriots owner Bob Kraft pleads not guilty to prostitution charges

Robert Kraft was among hundreds of men charged in a crackdown on massage parlor prostitution and an investigation into human trafficking at Florida spas.

  Syracuse hoops coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

"I am heartbroken that a member of our community died as the result of last night's accident," Boeheim said in a prepared statement.

  Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Hamlin last year suffered through his first winless season in the Cup Series and made a crew chief change during the offseason.

Team LeBron rallies back, defeats Team Giannis 178-164 in 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte

Team LeBron rallied back from a double-digit deficit and defeated Team Giannis 178-164 as the NBA’s best and most famous stars played in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte at the Spectrum Center Sunday night.

  After ambulance gets stuck in ice, paramedics go the extra mile for patient and push her up hill

When their ambulance wasn't going anywhere. the firefighter paramedics devised a plan B.

  NFL, Colin Kaepernick settle collusion lawsuit

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have settled their grievances of collusion against the NFL, said a league representative Friday to the Associated Press.

  Collector finds rare 1921 Babe Ruth baseball card, buys for $2

Ball took it to get it authenticated. Turns out, the card is a 1921 Babe Ruth Shotwell E-121 model.

  Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson dies at 83

Robinson played for five teams in his 21-season career. He was a member of two World Series championship teams for the Orioles.

Patriots beat Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

New England topped the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a game that dragged the high-def NFL back to the days of black-and-white TV. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the 53-year history of the game.

  Andy Warhol, Bud Light-Game of Thrones crossover among most talked about Super Bowl commercials

With price tags in the millions for a 30-second spot during the big game, advertisers go all out to get people talking and make the cost worth it. Here are some of the ads people will be talking about at work Monday.

Chiefs QB Mahomes takes MVP and top offensive player awards

The Chiefs quarterback landed a pair of honors at NFL Honors on Saturday night, taking The Associated Press 2018 MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards.

Slam dunk: Gonzalez makes Hall, along with Bailey, Reed, Law

Towering tight end Tony Gonzalez is heading to the Hall of Fame, to be joined by three defensive backs who spent parts of their career trying to stop him.

Pittsburgh news producer fired after calling Tom Brady ‘known cheater’

The former producer says he thought the local Steelers fans would find the joke funny and he actually thinks Tom Brady is a great quarterback.

  Pizza Hut to give free pizza and Super Bowl tickets to first baby born after kickoff

The pizza purveyors are offering free pizza for a year and Super Bowl tickets to next year’s game to the parents of the first baby born after kickoff on Sunday.

Super spending expected for Super Bowl consumers

The big game could cost you even if you watch from home, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation.

AFC wins 3rd straight Pro Bowl, 26-7 over NFC in Orlando

The Pro Bowl has long been considered a laughable representation of the NFL game. It reached a new level of comedy Sunday as several players swapped positions during the annual all-star game.

  Super Bowl commercials are coming: Are you ready to watch?

Companies shell out $5 million an ad because the audience is huge. The Super Bowl typically attracts more than 100 million viewers.

  Ticket prices slump and then rebound for Patriots-Rams Super Bowl game

The price of admission to the Feb. 3 game between New England and Los Angeles is averaging more than $4,600 a seat.

After winning fight, Manny Pacquiao discovers burglars hit his home

Burglars ransacked Manny Pacquiao’s Los Angeles home over the weekend, possibly as he was fighting in the ring, representatives for the boxer have confirmed.

Pastor predicted score in New England Patriots’ AFC championship win

A Maine pastor correctly predicted the score of New England's win over Kansas City in AFC Championship.

Super Bowl: Pats vs Rams in a meeting of Past vs Future

To officially usher the NFL into a new era, the Los Angeles Rams will have to get past the New England Patriots, exactly 17 years to the date of their last Super Bowl showdown.

Kicked Out: Rams end Saints playoff, win with overtime field goal

The Saints play the Rams in the final game before the Super Bowl.

Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 OT

The Patriots are trying to make it back for the third straight year.

Sooners QB, A’s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

Murray announced his decision in a tweet , ending his brief and storied college career.

It’s official: Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show

The show is being billed as “the broadest range of musical genres ever seen” at the Super Bowl.

Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game

Using a dominant ball-control offense and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28

New England (12-5) will play at Kansas City in next week's AFC title game. The Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 in Foxborough in Week 6. The Patriots finished 9-0 at home this season.

Gurley, Rams run through Cowboys, advance with 30-22 victory

Next weekend, the Los Angeles Rams will face the winner of the other divisional playoff game in New Orleans between the top-seeded Saints and the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Tim Tebow is engaged to former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

The Heisman Trophy winner proposed to his future bride on the Florida farm where he grew up.

No. 2 Clemson dominates top-ranked Alabama 44-16

It’s Clemson’s third claimed national title and its first since 2016, which also came against Alabama.

Nick Foles will start for Eagles vs. Bears

Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles despite a chest injury when the defending Super Bowl champions play the Chicago Bears in an NFC wild-card game next Sunday

Falcons fire 3 top assistant coaches following 7-9 finish

Falcons fire offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel , special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong after 7-9 finish

Bengals fire coach Marvin Lewis after 16th season

The Bengals fired coach Marvin Lewis, ending a 16-year stay in Cincinnati that included a club-record five straight playoff appearances without so much as one win

Dolphins fire Gase after 7-9 season; Tannenbaum demoted

Adam Gase fired after three seasons as Dolphins coach, including a 7-9 finish this year

Broncos fire Vance Joseph after 11-21 mark over 2 years

Broncos fire coach Vance Joseph after back-to-back seasons of double-digit losses

Seahawks clinch playoff berth outlasting Chiefs 38-31

Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes including a 2-yard TD to Ed Dickson with 7:31 remaining, Chris Carson rushed for two scores, and the Seattle Seahawks clinched an NFC wild-card berth with a 38-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night

Heat beat Magic 115-91, Spoelstra gets 500th coaching win

Tyler Johnson scored 20 of his 25 points in the third quarter as Miami defeated the Orlando Magic 115-91 Sunday and delivered Heat coach Erik Spoelstra his 500th coaching victory

Saints narrowly upend Steelers and take top NFC seed

Drew Brees' late 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas lifted New Orleans to a 31-28 win over Pittsburgh that earned the Saints the top seed in the NFC and damaged the Steelers' playoff hopes

Bears clinch No. 3 seed with 14-9 win over 49ers

Mitchell Trubisky threw one touchdown pass, Jordan Howard ran for another score and the Chicago Bears survived a fight and a late fumble to earn their eighth win in nine games, 14-9 over the San Francisco 49ers

Eagles stay alive with 32-30 win over Texans

Jake Elliott kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Houston Texans 32-30 to keep their playoff hopes alive

Florida State hires Houston’s Kendal Briles as coordinator

Florida State hires former Houston assistant Kendal Briles as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach

AP Source: Travis Scott in talks to perform at halftime show

Rapper Travis Scott is in talks to perform at the Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta and will headline a pre-Super Bowl show days before the big game

NFL suspends Patriots' Gordon for substance abuse violation

NFL suspends Patriots receiver Josh Gordon indefinitely for another violation of league's substance abuse policy

Curry becomes 5th Warrior with 15,000 regular-season points

Stephen Curry had 20 points and seven rebounds while adding another accomplishment to his long list, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Memphis Grizzlies 110-93

Back in the game: Foles leads Eagles past Rams 30-23

Nick Foles took over for Carson Wentz and passed for 270 yards, and Wendell Smallwood rushed for two touchdowns in the Eagles' 30-23 victory over the Los Angeles Rams

Scheifele scores in OT, sends Jets past Lightning 5-4

Mark Scheifele scored at 4:18 of overtime and the Winnipeg Jets extended their winning streak to a season-best five games with a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday

Dolphins' Gore injures left ankle against Vikings

Miami's Frank Gore hurt his left ankle on the second-to-last play of the first quarter and didn't return to the Dolphins' loss at Minnesota

Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical third-down reception in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by holding off Tom Brady and the Patriots 17-10

Simmons, Embiid lead 76ers past Cavs in Butler’s return

Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season, Joel Embiid scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers won in Jimmy Butler's return, routing Cleveland Cavaliers 128-105

AP source: Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Mets have agreed to a $19 million, two-year deal with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos

Bears clinch NFC North with 24-17 victory over Packers

Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers' NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North championship with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday

Colts use Mack attack, defense to shut down Cowboys 23-0

Marlon Mack rushed for a career-high 139 yards and two scores and the Indianapolis Colts defense shut out one of the league's hottest offenses, rolling to a 23-0 victory Sunday

James, Ball post triple-doubles in 128-100 win over Hornets

LeBron James and Lonzo Ball recorded triple-doubles, and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Charlotte 128-100 on Saturday for their third win in four games.

Raptors rout Warriors 113-93 without Kawhi to complete sweep

Kyle Lowry had 23 points and 12 assists to lead a balanced Toronto offense while leading scorer Kawhi Leonard sat out, and the Raptors dominated Golden State from the start in routing the Warriors 113-93 to complete a season sweep

Irving scores Boston’s last 12 in 130-125 OT win at Wizards

Kyrie Irving scored Boston's last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 130-125 victory over the Washington Wizards