Pats Patricia bringing beard back to Super Bowl

New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia watches from the sideline during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It may have been his last game in New England, and Matt Patricia wasn’t ready for it to end.

Court civility: NBA plan aims to smooth player-ref relations

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, celebrates a score as Minnesota Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

MIAMI — Kevin Durant was steaming mad over officiating this week, then eventually apologized after realizing he could have better handled his frustrations.

Wozniacki beats Halep to win 1st major at Australian Open

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki kisses her trophy after defeating Romania's Simona Halep during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It took Caroline Wozniacki 43 majors and two failed attempts in finals before finally claiming her first Grand Slam singles title.

Rubio’s 3 with 4 seconds left lifts Jazz past Raptors 97-93

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) dives to keep the ball next to Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Ricky Rubio’s big 3-pointer gave the Utah Jazz back-to-back wins for the first time in more than a month.

Palmer takes lead into a weekend that includes Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods lines up his putt on the 16th hole hole of the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ryan Palmer is the 36-hole leader in the Farmers Insurance Open. Jon Rahm is right behind, poised to reach No. 1 in the world. And for the first time in 29 months, a PGA Tour event will feature Tiger Woods on the weekend.

Worley leads WCup giant slalom; Shiffrin 5th after 1st run

France's Tessa Worley speeds down the course during the first run of an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) — Tessa Worley of France mastered a tough top section to lead the first run of a World Cup giant slalom Saturday, and Mikaela Shiffrin was fifth.

J.R. Celski is calming influence amid chaos of short track

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, J.R. Celski competes in the men's 1,500-meters during the U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials in Kearns, Utah. Celski is headed to his third games as the Zen-like presence on the U.S. team in the calamitous sport of short track. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

J.R. Celski wasn’t supposed to make it to his first Olympics in 2010, let alone win medals. Now, the speedskater is headed to his third games as the Zen-like presence of the U.S. team in the calamitous sport of short track.

Michigan State AD retires; Dantonio defends himself

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis announces his retirement Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 in East Lansing, Mich. Hollis is the second university official to step down in as many days amid sharp criticism over the school's handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. (Jake May/The Flint via AP)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University’s athletic director retired two days after the university president resigned over the school’s handling of sexual abuse allegations against its disgraced former sports doctor, Larry Nassar.

Big 12/SEC Challenge showcases depth of both conferences

Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts to a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 78-65. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Parity in the Southeastern Conference and Big 12 races has raised the stakes of Saturday’s Big 12/SEC Challenge as teams in both leagues try to upgrade their NCAA Tournament credentials.

Chattanooga’s Foster downplays looming 900-win milestone

FILE - In this March 18, 2016, file photo, Chattanooga head coach Jim Foster yells during a first-round women's college basketball game against Mississippi State in the NCAA Tournament in Starkville, Miss. Foster's next win will be the 900th of his college coaching career, tying the Women's Basketball Hall of Famer with former Texas coach Jody Conradt for seventh all-time. He is 899-341 in 40 seasons as a college head coach at St. Joseph's, Vanderbilt, Ohio State and Chattanooga. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Chattanooga’s Jim Foster began coaching long before he was old enough to drive.



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