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Bengals return to AFC championship with 27-10 rout of Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals threw a big wrench into the highly anticipated travel plans of the Buffalo Bills, their fans and perhaps even the NFL offices. Burrow threw two touchdown passes and Cincinnati's defense swarmed Josh Allen on a snow-slicked field ...

Bills’ Hamlin attends 1st game since collapse, waves to fans

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin made his first public appearance since going into cardiac arrest after making a tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals three weeks ago, waving to fans from a stadium suite on Sunday as the teams met again for an AFC divisional playoff ...

AP source: Chiefs’ Mahomes sustained high ankle sprain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes sustained a right high ankle sprain in the Kansas City Chiefs' divisional playoff win over the Jaguars, a person familiar with the nature of the injury told The Associated Press on Sunday, though the All-Pro quarterback expects to play against ...

Canucks fire coach Boudreau, hire Tocchet as replacement

Bruce Boudreau has been fired as coach of the Vancouver Canucks, who are again on track to miss the playoffs with another underachieving season. The team announced the change Sunday, less than a week since president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford said "major surgery" was needed to fix the ...

WNBA player Samuelson joins Vandy staff in non-coaching role

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former UConn star and current WNBA player Katie Lou Samuelson has been hired as Vanderbilt's director of player development for women's basketball. Samuelson, who plays for the Los Angeles Sparks, will assist with recruiting and strategy for Vanderbilt during her ...

Jackson-Davis powers Indiana past Michigan State 82-69

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis finished with 31 points and 15 rebounds for his 40th career double-double and Indiana pulled away in the second half to beat Michigan State 82-69 on Sunday. Jackson-Davis sank 10 of 20 shots from the floor and 11 of 13 from the free-throw line ...

Hawkins, Sanogo lead No. 15 UConn to 86-56 rout of Butler

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The NCAA championship trophy made a visit to UConn this weekend, providing just the inspiration the struggling Huskies needed. Jordan Hawkins scored 20 points and No. 15 UConn snapped a three-game losing streak in emphatic fashion by routing Butler 86-56 on ...

Dickinson scores 28, Michigan holds off Minnesota 60-56

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hunter Dickinson scored 28 points and Michigan overcame an injury to Jett Howard to defeat Minnesota 60-56 on Sunday. Howard, who averages 15.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, injured his left ankle late in the first half and did not return to the game. ...

Pope, Akanno lead Oregon State past Cal 68-48

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Pope scored 19 points, Dexter Akanno added 16, and Oregon State defeated California 68-48 on Sunday. Glenn Taylor Jr. added 11 points for Oregon State (8-12, 2-7 Pac-12), which shot 54% both overall and from 3-point distance, making 13 of 24 from beyond the ...

Hamilton scores in OT to give Devils 2-1 win over Penguins

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dougie Hamilton scored on the power play in overtime and Vitek Vanecek made 25 saves to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier assisted on Hamilton's 11th goal of the season at the 2:07 ...

Boston sets record, No. 1 Gamecocks top Arkansas 92-46

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston showed once more her consistency is every bit as important as her enormous talent. Boston had her program record-setting 73rd double double with 13 points and 14 rebounds as No. 1 South Carolina moved to 20-0 with a dominating 92-46 victory over Arkansas ...

Herro scores 26, Heat come from 16 down, top Pelicans 100-96

MIAMI (AP) — It was Kids Day in Miami, so it made sense that the youngest Heat starter would lead the way. And the oldest member of the Heat rotation came up big, too. Tyler Herro scored a game-high 26 points, Kyle Lowry had nine of his 17 in the final 3:03 — with the game on the line — ...

Edey, No. 3 Purdue fend off Maryland’s late charge 58-55

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Matt Painter kept imploring his team to focus on the simple things Sunday, like passing and catching. It worked perfectly in the first half. Then, the Boilermakers spent the final 20 minutes scrambling to replicate it. Zach Edey finished with 24 ...

Dunn scores 16, Temple defeats No. 1 Houston 56-55

HOUSTON (AP) — Temple coach Aaron McKie got a wet welcome into his team's locker room following the Owls' win over No. 1 Houston. He didn't mind. Damian Dunn scored 16 points and made the go-ahead free throw, Kur Jongkuch blocked Houston's go-ahead attempt in the final seconds and Temple ...

Brooke Henderson goes wire-to-wire at LPGA season opener

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Brooke Henderson sets a goal of winning multiple LPGA Tour titles at the outset of each season. She didn't wait long to collect her first trophy of 2023. Henderson was dominant throughout and delivered a 2-under 70 on Sunday at Lake Nona to complete a wire-to-wire ...

Leonard, George lead Clippers past Mavericks, 112-98

DALLAS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points, Paul George had 21 and Norman Powell added 19 off the bench to give the Los Angeles Clippers a 112-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. After Dallas led 54-49 at halftime, the Clippers outscored the Mavericks 63-44 in the second half. The ...

Gaston’s double-double helps No. 25 Texas women beat Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — DeYona Gaston grabbed 11 rebounds and was one of four Texas players to score 13 points to help the 25th-ranked Longhorns beat Baylor 68-55 Sunday. Shaylee Gonzales, Rori Harmon and Sonya Morris all scored 13 as well for Texas. Taylor Jones added 10 points, seven rebounds ...

Jump leads No. 4 Stanford women past No. 24 Colorado 62-49

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Hannah Jump scored 21 points, Haley Jones added 11 and a season-high 18 rebounds and fourth-ranked Stanford beat No. 24 Colorado 62-49 on Sunday to claim sole possession of first place in the Pac-12. "I'm playing with confidence," Jump said. "I think I have the ...

da Silva, Simpson’s 3 help Colorado top Washington St. 58-55

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tristan da Silva scored 27 points on 11-of-13 shooting, KJ Simpson hit a straight-away 3-pointer in the closing seconds and Colorado beat Washington State 58-55 Sunday. Colorado (12-9, 4-6 Pac-12) snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 12-0 all time at home ...

Rahm outlasts rookie Thompson to win AmEx by 1 stroke

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — While Jon Rahm had plenty of chances to pump his right first after nice shots on Sunday, the look of relief on his face after holding off rookie Davis Thompson put into perspective his victory at The American Express. The Spanish star took advantage of mistakes by ...