Olympic organizers say winter sports set for boom in Asia

Lee Hee-beom, president and CEO of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), adjusts his name plate prior to a media conference in Sapporo, northern Japan, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Lee expects the 2018 Olympics to usher in a new era...

After Huggins’ scary moment, No. 12 WVU beats Texas 77-62

West Virginia forward Lamont West (15) drives to the basket while being guarded by Texas guard Kendal Yancy (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — After...

Trocheck’s late goal lifts Panthers past Blues, 2-1

Florida Panthers’ goalie James Reimer, left, is congratulated by teammate Vincent Trochck (21) after their 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vincent Trocheck scored...

Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago

Western Conference forward DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings (15) warms up before the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game against the Eastern Conference in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer) Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac headed...

Brown’s 3 lifts Miami over No. 18 Virginia, 54-48 in OT

Miami guard Bruce Brown (11) shoots over Virginia forward Isaiah Wilkins (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Ryan M. Kelly) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Bruce Brown made a 3-pointer with 23.8...

Deshaun Watson plans to fully participate in NFL combine

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — National championship quarterback Deshaun Watson plans to participate in every aspect of the NFL’s scouting combine. Watson said Monday before the Davey O’Brien Award presentation that he will do everything he’s asked to do at the...

Kings cut ties with Cousins, giving Pelicans dominant duo

Western Conference forward DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings (15) warms up before the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game against the Eastern Conference in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer) Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac headed...

Cousins joins Davis, giving Pelicans powerful pair up front

Western Conference forward DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings (15) warms up before the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game against the Eastern Conference in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is...

UConn still No. 1 while Temple enters AP women’s hoops poll

Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma stands on the sideline during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Tulane in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer) NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly making the Top 25 a few...

College hoops’ must-watch games to close the regular season

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. North Carolina won 65-41. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) PHOENIX (AP) — The college basketball season...