Curry leads Warriors past Rockets for 42nd straight home win

AP Photo/Ben Margot OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State starters got a big boost from their bench. Curry had 35 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and the Warriors put away the Houston Rockets in the fourth quarter of a 123-110 victory Tuesday...

Grin and bear it: NHL players say losing teeth part of game

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey When Brent Burns packs his bags for road trips, the San Jose Sharks defenseman often leaves something behind: His cosmetic teeth. “I don’t wear them often,” he said. “I usually find them in a drawer a couple months down the road and...

Wall, Wizards ruin Rambis’ Knicks debut with 111-108 win

AP Photo/Kathy Willens NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Wizards put the New York Knicks in the same kind of hole under Kurt Rambis they kept falling into under Derek Fisher. John Wall had 28 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 26, and the Wizards beat New York 111-108...

Villanova cruises by DePaul 86-59 in 1st game as No. 1 team

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Josh Hart scored 18 points and No. 1 Villanova celebrated its first game as the nation’s top team with an 86-59 victory over DePaul on Tuesday night. Kris Jenkins made three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points as the...

US women’s national soccer team to be briefed on Zika virus

The U.S. women’s national soccer team was set to be briefed Tuesday night on the developing Zika virus crisis in Latin America, a day before opening the region’s Olympic qualification tournament in Texas. The 2016 Olympics are scheduled for Aug. 5-21 in Brazil, where...

Broncos revel in parade amid questions about Manning, Miller

AP Photo/David J. Phillip DENVER (AP) — It took John Elway 15 years to experience a parade as a quarterback. As an executive, only five. The Broncos general manager, however, won’t have much time to celebrate. Fresh challenges await the architect of Denver’s...

NBA to teams: No Hack-a-Shaq on inbounds passer

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA teams need to keep Hack-a-Shaq on the court, not the sideline. The league sent a memo to teams and referees Tuesday clarifying that intentionally fouling a player inbounding the ball will be a delay of game violation – and possibly a technical...

Clippers suspend Blake Griffin 4 games without pay for punch

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers suspended Blake Griffin four games without pay on Tuesday for punching a team staff member. His salary will be withheld for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand. In all, Griffin will lose $859,442 from his season...

Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel’s concussion

AP Photo/Scott Eklund CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel’s late-season concussion. The team issued a statement on Tuesday saying Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion on Dec. 30 by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL...

RHP Mat Latos agrees to $3M, 1-year deal with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — Mat Latos has agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, giving manager Robin Ventura another option for the back end of his rotation. The team announced the deal on Tuesday. ESPN was first to report the agreement. Latos had...