BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With Valencia back in the Champions League last 16 for the first time in seven seasons, coach Albert Celades has made the players and supporters forget about his inauspicious arrival.
MADRID (AP) — Three former players of a fourth-division soccer club in Spain were convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245 million, seven-year contract Wednesday, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
TOKYO (AP) — The Paralympic marathons are staying in Tokyo, unlike the marathons for the Olympics, which have been moved north to the cooler city of Sapporo.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ernie Els wanted to inspire his International team at the Presidents Cup, and he found the one video that might do the trick.
One thousand and thirteen.
That's the total number of points Jewelia Maniss has scored in her four years as a starter for Porterville High School girls basketball.
The senior guard was just one point away from the scoring milestone but it wasn't until late in the first quarter that she pulled off the accomplishment on a drive to the basket in Tuesday's 51-44 home victory over Sierra Pacific (3-4).
The Golden Bears have been a constant thorn in the Panthers' side, with Sierra Pacific winning the previous three meetings, so getting to 1,000 against them felt like “redemption” for Maniss.
“Honestly it felt like a relief especially since we lost to them the last three years and it was just a good sense of redemption,” Maniss said. “It felt good.”
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There were still a few boos when Dwight Howard checked into the game in Orlando for the first time, a few reminders of how every Magic fan still hasn’t forgotten or forgiven him for the way his stint with his first team ended.
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points in his return to Toronto, Lou Williams had 18 and the Clippers won their third straight game Wednesday, beating the slumping Raptors 112-92.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield was upset about not getting a foul call when Oklahoma City double-teamed him in the final seconds while he was attempting to get free for a shot. When no whistle blew, Hield calmed down and passed the ball to Sacramento teammate Bogdan Bogdanovic.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tiger Woods lightly pumped his fist with another birdie. He raised his hands over his head in applause to salute a brilliant play by Justin Thomas that led to another hole won. He thoroughly enjoyed his return to competition in the Presidents Cup.
DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen put his first shot right where Carter Hart could make a great save. He didn't give the Philadelphia goaltender a chance on his next two scoring opportunities.
CLEVELAND (AP) — James Harden dropped another one of those demoralizing step-back 3-pointers that have made him famous, causing Cavaliers rookie Kevin Porter Jr. to look at Cleveland's bench for help.
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored twice in under four minutes and John Carlson got the go-ahead goal to extend the Washington Capitals' longstanding domination of the Boston Bruins with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night in a showdown between the NHL's two best teams.
PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Ja Morant had a quiet game by his standards but found himself on the perimeter with 45 seconds remaining, ball in hand and his Grizzlies clinging to a four-point lead.
MONTREAL (AP) — Ben Chiarot scored in overtime and Cayden Primeau made 35 saves for his first NHL victory in the Montreal Canadiens' 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech doesn’t start its final exams until Friday, but the men’s basketball team found itself taking quite a test Wednesday night.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to help Illinois upset No. 5 Michigan 71-62 on Wednesday night.