• Dallas Mavericks guard Deron Williams (8) holds his hip after being injured in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Mavs’ Williams out against Heat after injuring hip at Hawks

    DALLAS (AP) — Mavericks point guard Deron Williams will be out against Miami on Wednesday night after injuring his right hip in the previous game at Atlanta.

  • Amanda Kessel returns to Minnesota after concussion problems

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former national player of the year Amanda Kessel is returning to play at Minnesota one year after saying she was finished playing hockey because of ongoing concussion issues.

  • In this July 24, 2013, file photo, United States Stuart Holden (11) attempts a shot on goal during the second half of the Gold Cup semifinals against Honduras at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Holden, unable to recover from a knee injuries that have sidelined him for most of the past four years, announced his retirement from professional soccer on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

    American midfielder Stuart Holden retires from soccer at 30

    CHICAGO (AP) — American midfielder Stuart Holden is retiring from soccer, unable to recover from knee injuries that have sidelined him for most of the past four years.

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland answers questions at a press conference following his semifinal loss to to Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Roger Federer has knee surgery, will skip 2 tournaments

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer has had knee surgery and will miss tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai this month.

  • Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) and Adam Clendening (27) celebrate McDavid's goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.  (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    McDavid scores in return, Oilers beat Jackets 5-1

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid’s highlight-reel goal Tuesday night was eerily similar to the play that cracked his clavicle nearly three months ago.

  • Phoenix Suns' interim head coach Earl Watson calls a play during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Lowry, Raptors hold off Suns, spoil Watson’s coaching debut

    PHOENIX (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, DeMar DeRozan added 22 points and the Toronto Raptors held off Phoenix 104-97 Tuesday night, spoiling the debut of Suns interim coach Earl Watson.

  • Miami Heat's Chris Bosh, center, is fouled by Houston Rockets' Josh Smith (5) as they get tangled up during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Harden’s 26 points lead Rockets over Heat 115-102

    HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 26 points and tied a career-high with 14 assists as the Houston Rockets snapped a three-game skid with a 115-102 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.

  • Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau (11) scores a goal past Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer (31), from Germany, with Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) nearby, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Huberdeau leads Panthers past Caps 5-2 for 4th straight win

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice during a three-point night and Aleksander Barkov had a goal and an assist to help the Florida Panthers beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 Tuesday in a matchup of Eastern Conference division leaders.

  • New York Islanders goalie Jean-Francois Berube (30) makes a save asslanders defenseman Thomas Hickey (14) defends Minnesota Wild center Jarret Stoll (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Berube, Nelson lead Islanders to 5-3 win over Wild

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mobbed at center ice after his first NHL win, Jean-Francois Berube was understandably all smiles after the game. So were his teammates.

  • Raiders still seeking info on Mario Edwards’ injury

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are still seeking answers about the significant neck injury that sidelined rookie defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. in the final month of the season.