Sports

Kawhi Leonard scores 25 as Spurs dismantle ailing Cavs, 103-74

By: The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — The Cavaliers acknowledged having heavy legs, yet there is something far weightier on the minds of the defending NBA champions. Cleveland is in the midst of one of its worst stretches this season and there is little time to fix it. Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and...

No. 1 South Carolina follows men’s team, reaches Final Four

By: Janie McCauley

STOCKTON, Calif. — Kaela Davis scored 23 points and A’ja Wilson added 16 and top-seeded South Carolina held off No. 3 seed Florida State 71-64 in a furious finish Monday night to win the Stockton Regional. Davis scored immediately off the tip and again on a timely, brilliant left-handed drive...

UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four

By: The Associated Press

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.— Everything UConn lost to graduation made another Final Four even more special for Geno Auriemma and his Huskies. Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and the Huskies advanced to the national semifinals for the 10th straight year with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday...

Plenty on the line for Sven Andrighetto despite Avalanche’s woes

By: Rita Mingo, Special to The Denver Post

CALGARY, Alberta — There is no playoff berth in sight, no lofty team goal to strive for at this late date in March. But don’t tell Sven Andrighetto there’s nothing to play for. “Obviously, we all hate losing,’’ said the newest member of the Avalanche. “But as the season has...

Broncos’ Justin Simmons no fan of NFL’s proposed leaper ban

By: Nicki Jhabvala

PHOENIX — If Justin Simmons had a vote it would be a hard no. The Broncos’ safety who made famous the leaper play that blocked an extra-point attempt and led to the game-winning score against New Orleans, is, unsurprisingly, against the league’s proposal to ban it. “It seems a little...

NHL poised to skate into China, hockey’s next frontier

By: Stephen Whyno

When Andong Song started playing hockey in China at age 6, he wore figure skates on his feet and had to use the straight parts of short-track speedskating rinks for practice. His father brought back equipment from his travels one piece at a time, and his family moved to Canada...