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Alabama A&M snaps 11-game losing streak - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:57pm -

NORMAL, Ala. (AP) - De'Ederick Petty tallied 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds, Quinterian McConico and Alabama A&M added 15 points and 12 boards, and Alabama A&M snapped an 11-game losing streak with an 87-74 win over Prairie View A&M on Saturday night.

Adrian Edwards totaled 16 points and ...



Yale rolls to 99-86 lead over Dartmouth - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:57pm -

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Miye Oni scored a career-high 27 points, Alex Copeland added 23 more and Yale snapped a four-game skid with a 99-86 win over Dartmouth on Saturday night.

Anthony Dallier had 17 points and Blake Reynolds 15 for Yale, which is in third place in the Ivy ...



Georgia St. still in title hunt with 71-54 win over UALR - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:55pm -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Devin Mitchell scored 16 points and D'Marcus Simonds added 10 and Georgia State pulled away from Arkansas-Little Rock in the second half for a 71-54 win on Saturday night.

The Panthers entered the game tied for third place, and a game and a half back ...



UT Martin clinches OVC West title with win over Murray St. - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:45pm -

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - Jacolby Mobley hit five 3-pointers and scored 33 points and Tennessee-Martin nearly blew a 24-point halftime lead but hung on to beat Murray State 83-76 on Saturday night.

The game was the regular season finally for both teams. The win clinches the Ohio Valley West Division ...



Bickell skates in 1st minor-league game since MS diagnosis - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:45pm -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bryan Bickell had an assist in his first hockey game since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Playing for the Carolina Hurricanes' AHL affiliate in Charlotte, Bickell logged about 10 minutes of ice time while playing on the fourth line in the Checkers' 6-1 victory over Cleveland ...



South Dakota beats IUPUI 92-85 for share of Summit title - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:45pm -

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Matt Mooney scored 27 points and South Dakota held off IUPUI's late rally for a 92-85 victory on Saturday night and at least a share of the Summit League regular season title.

South Dakota (21-10, 12-4) has won six straight and entered the game tied with North ...



Thompson, Elon bench power Phoenix past Delaware, 81-59 - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:43pm -

ELON, N.C. (AP) - Dmitri Thompson scored 22 points and Elon's bench almost matched Delaware's total in an 81-59 Colonial Athletic Association victory in Saturday night's regular season finale.

Elon got 58 of its 81 points from its bench, led by Thompson, who hit 7 of 12 from the field ...



Norfolk State gets bounce-back win, holds off Howard, 73-65 - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:37pm -

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Jonathan Wade hit a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch and Norfolk State bounced back after having its 10-game win streak snapped Monday to beat Howard, 73-65 in the Spartans final home game of the regular season Saturday night.

With one game left in the Mid-Eastern ...



Ross provides spark for Magic in 105-86 win over Hawks - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:35pm -

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Terrence Ross scored 24 points, Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 14 rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-86 on Saturday night to snap a two-game skid.

Ross played his second game with Orlando after coming over from Toronto in a trade for ...



UNCG beats VMI, sets up championship showdown - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:32pm -

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - RJ White scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and UNC Greensboro beat VMI 74-67 on Saturday night to set up a title-showdown matchup with East Tennessee State.

The Spartans (22-8, 13-4) host ETSU (14-3) Monday night for the No. 1 seed to the Southern Conference Tournament. ...



FAU beats UTSA 73-66, gets conference tourney berth - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:31pm -

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Adonis Filer scored 20 points and FAU pulled ahead early to beat UTSA 73-66 on Saturday night to earn the final berth in the Conference USA Tournament.

Gerdarius Troutman's 3-pointer put FAU up for good, 5-4, en route to a 36-29 halftime lead, with the ...



Browning, Elmore combine for 51, Marshall edges Charlotte - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:27pm -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Stevie Browning and Jon Elmore combined for 51 points and Marshall held on down the stretch to defeat Charlotte 93-89 on Saturday.

Marshall's guard tandem has combined for 22 games of scoring at least 20 points each this season. Browning found his shooting touch after a ...



Yang leads by 5 strokes into final round of LPGA Thailand - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:20pm -

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) - Amy Yang of South Korea completed a third-round, 7-under 65 early Sunday to take a five-stroke lead into the final round of the rain-hit LPGA Thailand tournament.

Yang had a three-round total of 18-under 198 on the Siam Country Club's Pattaya Old Course.

The South Korean ...



UTEP dumps FIU 90-76 behind efficient Willms - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:12pm -

MIAMI (AP) - Matt Willms scored 23 points, shooting 10 for 13, and Dominic Artis was 7 for 11 and scored 21 points to lead UTEP past Florida International 90-76 on Saturday.

Cameron Smith's layup with 7:22 left before halftime brought the Golden Panthers to within 25-24, but UTEP (13-15, ...



McCloud, Lofton keep Texas Southern in first place - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:11pm -

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Jalan McCloud scored 22 points and Zach Lofton 21 and Texas Southern beat Alabama State 86-73 on Saturday night.

Kevin Scott added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Tigers (17-11, 13-2), who won for the seventh time in eight games and maintained a half-game lead ...



Williams scores 24, MVSU upends Jackson State 70-67 in OT - 25 Feb 2017 at 9:03pm -

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - Isaac Williams scored 24 points, including the winning free throws in overtime and Mississippi Valley State upset Jackson State 70-67 on Saturday.

Yettra Specks and Paris Collins scored back-to-back as Jackson State seemed on the verge of completing a long comeback, taking a four-point lead ...



Alcorn State beats Southern 68-67 behind Mosby's 19 points - 25 Feb 2017 at 8:58pm -

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A.J. Mosby scored 19 points with five 3-pointers and Alcorn State beat Southern 68-67 on Saturday night to win its 11th straight.

Southern rallied to take a 64-63 lead on Shawn Prudhomme's free throw, but DeAndre Davis hit a 3, Johnson added a jumper and ...



Arkansas sweeps men's, women's SEC indoor championships - 25 Feb 2017 at 8:56pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Arkansas swept the men's and women's team titles Saturday in the Southeastern Conference indoor track championships.

This marks the third straight title for the Arkansas women and the fifth in the last six years for the Arkansas men.

Arkansas scored 98 points in the men's division ...



Wyoming beats New Mexico 82-71 - 25 Feb 2017 at 8:43pm -

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Justin James scored 22 points off the bench and grabbed 10 rebounds and Wyoming beat New Mexico 82-71 on Saturday.

James was 8 of 16 from the floor including three from deep for the Cowboys (17-12, 7-9 Mountain West). Jason McManamen added 17 points and four ...



Idaho blows late lead, survives in OT against Weber State - 25 Feb 2017 at 8:42pm -

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Trevon Allen scored 25 points and Idaho averted disaster after blowing an eight-point lead with 35 seconds left, surviving to beat Weber State 83-78 in overtime on Saturday.

The win gives the Vandals (15-12, 10-6 Big Sky) the season split with the Wildcats, avenging a 25-point ...



Fox News' Swedish 'security advisor' has heads scratching - 25 Feb 2017 at 7:18pm -

NEW YORK (AP) - A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials.

Swedes, and some Americans, have been wondering ...



Donald Trump to skip White House Correspondents Association dinner - 25 Feb 2017 at 5:31pm -

President Trump announced Saturday that he would not be attending the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in April, punctuating his combative relationship with the news media.

"I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" tweeted Mr. ...



Sheriff David Clarke at CPAC: 'The rule of law doesn't divide us' - 25 Feb 2017 at 4:55pm -

Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. of Milwaukee County, Wisc. helped close out the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference with a show of support for law enforcement, telling grassroots activists on Saturday that "blue lives matter in America" and that the rule of law is part of American culture.

"The rule ...



Deadly insurgent attack in Homs weighs on UN-led Syria talks - 25 Feb 2017 at 4:25pm -

GENEVA (AP) - A deadly terrorist attack in central Syria on Saturday threatened to thwart efforts to wrest a political solution at peace talks in Geneva, with the U.N. mediator decrying "spoilers" who try to derail the efforts to end the country's disastrous six-year war.

The government's envoy demanded a ...



CPAC Washington Times 2017 straw poll urges GOP to go 'nuclear' to get Neil G... - 25 Feb 2017 at 3:56pm -

Conservative activists are overwhelmingly ready for Senate Republicans to trigger the "nuclear option" and force Judge Neil Gorsuch onto the Supreme Court, according to the 2017 CPAC/Washington Times straw poll, which also showed the activists feel the GOP doesn't have Mr. Trump's back.

Overall the poll, of 1,447 attendees at ...



The Latest: Syrian opposition hints govt behind Homs attack - 25 Feb 2017 at 3:56pm -

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on developments in Syria and at peace talks in Geneva (all times local):

10:50 p.m.

Syria's top opposition delegates taking part in talks mediated by the United States in Geneva said they condemn terrorism but are hinting that Saturday's attacks in the city of Homs ...



Tom Perez wins hard-fought DNC race to become Democrats' first Latino chairman - 25 Feb 2017 at 3:30pm -

ATLANTA — Tom Perez was elected Saturday as the first Latino chair of the Democratic National Committee, overcoming stiff opposition from the Bernie Sanders wing of the party and delivering a win for former President Barack Obama, who recruited him for the job.

Mr. Perez, though, in his first act ...



Alabama inmate, woman indicted in fraud scheme - 25 Feb 2017 at 3:20pm -

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted an Alabama state inmate and a woman in a scheme to defraud the Social Security Administration.

Authorities say 56-year-old Richard Stanley, of Boaz, was indicted Friday on six counts of wire fraud and one count of theft of government property ...



Britain agrees $150 million loan guarantee to Egypt on visit - 25 Feb 2017 at 3:19pm -

LONDON (AP) - Britain on Saturday finalized a $150 million loan guarantee to Egypt, where Boris Johnson was on his first visit to the country as Foreign Secretary and as a human rights organization urged him to speak about what they described as "appalling" abuses.

In a statement, the Foreign ...



Scott Pruitt, EPA chief, says Obama neglected protecting environment to focus... - 25 Feb 2017 at 3:08pm -

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Saturday said the Obama administration neglected would-be department priorities to pursue a climate change agenda and hinted that a rollback of some regulations could be announced as soon as next week.

"I wanted to send a message to those at the agency — ...



The Latest: Malaysia says autopsy shows nerve agent effects - 25 Feb 2017 at 2:39pm -

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The Latest on Malaysia's investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):

3:30 am

Malaysia's Health Minister S. Subramaniam says autopsy results suggest a nerve agent caused serious paralysis that led to the death ...



Tom Perez, former Obama Labor secretary, falls one vote short on first DNC ba... - 25 Feb 2017 at 2:32pm -

ATLANTA — The first round of voting for Democratic National Committee chair ended in a stalemate, with former Labor Secretary Tom Perez falling a single vote shy of winning the spot and becoming the first Latino leader of the party.

Of the 427 votes cast by DNC members, Mr. Perez ...



Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs' meeting - 25 Feb 2017 at 2:20pm -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people's health coverage to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.

GOP governors intend to present Congress with a plan that ...



Progressives raise transparency concerns over paper ballots in DNC chairman vote - 25 Feb 2017 at 2:05pm -

ATLANTA — A progressive group charged Saturday that the Democratic National Committee's reliance on paper ballots in the race for DNC chair raises questions of transparency, tainting the process.

The DNC had planned on using both an electronic system, as well as paper ballots, but switched gears minutes before the ...



Activists pressing state lawmakers to back homeless programs - 25 Feb 2017 at 2:01pm -

BOSTON (AP) - Activists are planning to head to Beacon Hill to press lawmakers to support programs for the homeless.

Advocates organizing a Statehouse lobbying day Monday want the legislators to pass a bill requiring the state to provide Emergency Assistance shelter to families with children without first requiring those ...



Donald Trump demands credit for drop in national debt - 25 Feb 2017 at 1:36pm -

President Trump chastised the press Saturday for not covering the national debt, which has ticked down slightly since he took office — saying by contrast that the debt leaped $200 billion in President Obama's first month.

But the debt had actually been holding fairly steady since just before Thanksgiving, or ...



Protest held at Las Cruces office of New Mexico congressman - 25 Feb 2017 at 1:17pm -

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A crowd of about 200 people protested outside the Las Cruces office of Rep. Steve Pearce, the sole Republican member of New Mexico's congressional delegation.

The Las Cruces Sun-News (https://goo.gl/4oYvUS ) reports that demonstrators said they participated in the event because the 2nd District lawmaker ...



Pete Buttigieg, Indiana mayor, drops out of DNC chair race - 25 Feb 2017 at 1:03pm -

ATLANTA — Peter Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., stunned his supporters Saturday by announcing he was ending his campaign for chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

"I now realize that it is time for this process to move on without me," Mr. Buttigieg told members, drawing murmurs of ...



Rep. Mark Walker: 'Easy to preach to the choir;' 'tone matters' - 25 Feb 2017 at 12:46pm -

Rep. Mark Walker, the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, on Saturday urged grassroots activists to take their message to new places and told them to remember that "your fellow man is not your enemy."

"The best policy in the world — if no one hears it, if no ...



DNC shoots down resolution barring corporate donations - 25 Feb 2017 at 12:05pm -

ATLANTA — The Democratic National Committee tabled a resolution Saturday that called on the party to reinstate a ban on corporate donations and on federal corporate lobbyists from serving as at-large members of the DNC.

Christine Pelosi, daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, put forward the proposal to revive a ...