PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul was on the receiving end of a rough shove in the final seconds from Minnesota's Taurean Prince and players from both teams froze for a split-second, wondering how the 11-time All-Star would react.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Russell Westbrook had a choice to make at the end of regulation — drive to the basket and try to send the game into overtime or pull the trigger on a 3-pointer and go for the victory.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The co-owners of the New York Giants wanted a head coach who new general manager Joe Schoen could work well with.
In hiring Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll on Friday, co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch got someone who Schoen has worked with well the last four years in Buffalo.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Will Zalatoris and Jason Day charged past Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas on Friday at Torrey Pines to share the third-round lead at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Zalatoris posted the day's best round with a 7-under 65, and two-time Farmers champion Day shot a 67.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Donald has been around long enough to know he might not get this chance again. The same goes for everybody in the Los Angeles Rams’ constellation of stars around him.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have been in this position before. Walking across the cold Arrowhead Stadium parking lot, dressing in their revamped locker room, strolling through the narrow tunnel and spilling onto the field for the AFC title game.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has agreed to a contract extension to remain on the Plains.
Athletic director Allen Greene announced in a video on social media along with Pearl on Friday night that “we locked him up," beneath the words “for life.” The 61-year-old Pearl led the top-ranked Tigers to their first Final Four in 2019.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Since Wimbledon ended last July, there's been so much discussion in tennis about the first man to win 21 Grand Slam titles.
The focus has been almost entirely on Novak Djokovic's bid; almost none of it on Rafael Nadal.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — George Paton sees Nathaniel Hackett as the booster shot the Denver Broncos desperately needed.
Through nearly 20 hours of interviews in Green Bay and Denver and on Zoom, Paton said it became clear Hackett “was the right leader for the Denver Broncos and really the perfect choice to reboot this organization.”
The King has taken his throne in the rafters at Madison Square Garden.
Henrik Lundqvist became the 11th player to have his number retired by the New York Rangers when a banner with his name and No.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):
Top-seeded Bruno Kuzuhara of the United States has added the Australian Open junior singles title to his earlier doubles crown in incredible circumstances at Melbourne Park.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points and 13 rebounds and made numerous big plays in the fourth quarter to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 123-108 on Friday night.
“The ball was coming off his hands really good tonight from a lot of different places,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.
Saint Thomas Tommies (8-11, 2-5 Summit) at Western Illinois Leathernecks (12-8, 3-5 Summit)
Macomb, Illinois; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Western Illinois -7; over/under is 155.5
DALLAS (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists and Vitek Vanecek had 30 saves for his second shutout of the season as the Washington Capitals beat former teammate Braden Holtby and the Dallas Stars 5-0 on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference has awarded No. 19 Oregon a victory over UCLA due to forfeit. The two teams were supposed to play on Friday.
UCLA has been down to an eight-player rotation due to injuries, but the Bruins were dealt another setback on Wednesday when junior guard and leading scorer Charisma Osborne was carried off the floor after suffering a non-contact knee injury during the third quarter against No.
Dixie State Trailblazers (10-10, 3-4 WAC) at Chicago State Cougars (6-14, 2-5 WAC)
Chicago; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Chicago State -3; over/under is 145.5
NEW YORK (AP) — Frederick Gaudreau scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the Minnesota WIld beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night following the jersey retirement ceremony for Henrik Lundqvist.
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
American Leadership-Gilbert 50, Arizona College Preparatory 42
American Leadership-Queen Creek 63, Tempe Marcos de Niza 54
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=
Arete-Mesa Prep 47, Rancho Solano Prep 7
Arizona College Preparatory 60, American Leadership-Gilbert 50
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 29 points, Chris Paul had a triple-double with 21 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds and the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns won their ninth straight game, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 134-124 on Friday night.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Linus Ullmark stopped 30 shots, David Pastrnak had two assists and the Boston Bruins stretched their winning streak over the Arizona Coyotes to 17 straight games with a 2-1 win Friday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored two power-play goals, and the Colorado Avalanche topped the Chicago Blackhawks 6-4 on Friday night for their ninth straight win.
Western Conference-leading Colorado extended its point streak to 15 games (14-0-1), surviving a wild finish.