Top-seeded Stephens rallies to advance in Acapulco

Germany's Alexander Zverev pumps his fist as he celebrates scoring match point against countryman Peter Gojowczyk at the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Sloane Stephens rallied to beat Dutch qualifier Arantxa Rus 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-0 on Wednesday night to reach the Mexico Open quarterfinals.

Warriors pull away in 3rd, quiet Beal to win in Washington

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Tomas Satoransky, center, and center Marcin Gortat (13), of Poland, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after taking schoolkids to a museum instead of visiting President Donald Trump at the White House, the Golden State Warriors won for the seventh time in eight games by beating the Washington Wizards 109-101 as Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 25, and Klay Thompson limited Bradley Beal to eight Wednesday night.

MacKinnon, Barrie helps Avs beat Flames 5-2

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov, right, hits Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk as Tkachuk drives to the net with the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche were playing out the string a year ago. With 19 games left in this season they’re battling for their first playoff berth in four years.

‘Hey Yeong-mi’: South Korean businesses join curling craze

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, a South Korea supporter holds a picture of South Korea's skip Kim Eunjung as she watches her team during a women's semi-final curling match against Japan at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. The five-member team captured hearts in a country that hardly knew curling before. They have become sought-after models for commercials and inspired countless online memes and catch-phrases. The signs read: " Yeong-mi, Ya (meaning Hey, Yeong-mi). Yeong-mi is the first name of the lead sweeper for the women’s curling team that won an unexpected silver medal at the Olympics (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea’s sudden craze for curling, it really is all in a name.

Russia reinstated into Olympic movement after doping scandal

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, athletes from Russia wave during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Russia says the IOC has reinstated the country to the Olympic movement despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. In quotes carried by the TASS news agency, Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov said a letter had been received earlier Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 from the IOC announcing the nation's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)

MOSCOW — Russia’s ban from the Olympic movement was lifted on Wednesday despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang winter games.

Teams back at combine in search of 2018 success

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden speaks during a press conference at the NFL Combine, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS — Lured out of the broadcast booth with a $100 million contract that makes him the highest-paid football coach ever, Jon Gruden sauntered up to the podium and flashed that mischievous smile.

Lillard has 26 points and Blazers beat Kings 116-99

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, center, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, guard CJ McCollum, second from left, and forward Al-Farouq Aminu, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard did not hesitate when asked about how well the Portland Trail Blazers have been playing recently.

Draft diary: Clemson’s Cain welcomes combine questions

FILE- In this Nov. 12, 2016, file photo, Clemson wide receiver Deon Cain (8) makes a catch as Pittsburgh defensive back Damar Hamlin (3) defends during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Deon Cain knows the questions are coming and he is looking forward to answering them this week at the NFL combine. Cain played three seasons at Clemson and was productive receiver for a team that made three playoff appearances and played in two national championship games. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)

Deon Cain knows the questions are coming and he is looking forward to answering them this week at the NFL draft combine.

Streaking Taylor Hall, Devils end Penguins’ run at home

New Jersey Devils' Taylor Hall (9) celebrates his goal as he returns to the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Taylor Hall equaled the Devils’ franchise record with points in 15 straight games, Stefan Noesen scored the only goal of the third period and New Jersey beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night.

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