• 8th-seeded Lorenzi loses in 1st round in Buenos Aires

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Gerald Melzer of Austria upset eighth-seeded Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Argentina Open on Wednesday.

  • Hughes keeps souvenir from forgettable season: a rib

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Phil Hughes kept a souvenir from his forgettable 2016 season.

  • Kansas City Royals sign LHP Travis Wood to 2-year deal

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have signed left-handed pitcher Travis Wood to a two-year contract, with a mutual option for the 2019 season.

  • Embiid out of All-Star events, replaced by Jokic and Abrines

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid will not participate in the Rising Stars Challenge or the Skills Challenge at All-Star weekend in New Orleans because of an injured left knee.

  • Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs Tommy John surgery

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes ruptured a ligament in his right elbow and needs season-ending Tommy John surgery.

  • Vermette ejected for slashing ref, Ducks beat Wild 1-0

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson got all the cushion he needed five minutes into a game against the Western Conference-leading Minnesota Wild on a night teammate Antoine Vermette was ejected for slashing a ref.

  • Study of footballers’ brains highlights dementia concerns

    LONDON (AP) — The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a small number of retired players who developed dementia.

  • James, Cavs hold off Wiggins, Wolves 116-108

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James spent the morning sending a crystal clear message to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of Kevin Love’s knee injury: things will be just fine as long as James is on the court.

  • VCU beats Saint Joseph’s behind Lewis’ career-high 34 points

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — JeQuan Lewis scored a career-high 34 points with nine 3-pointers, Justin Tillman added 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double, and VCU beat Saint Joseph’s 91-81 on Tuesday night to win its seventh straight.

  • In 4th season, Collins has Northwestern poised for 1st NCAA

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Chris Collins recalled playing a state tournament game in a sold out arena at Northwestern when he was a star at Glenbrook North High School.