PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The crowd screamed for Ben Simmons to shoot as he dribbled near the perimeter in a preseason game against a team from China. Joel Embiid motioned for him to let it fly. Simmons took a couple more steps, stopped and popped.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Bernard scored from a tight angle in the first half and substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson added a late second from distance as Everton beat West Ham 2-0 Saturday in the Premier League to ease the pressure on manager Marco Silva.
TOKYO (AP) — It's one thing to beat the All Blacks in Chicago or Dublin. It's an entirely different challenge at the Rugby World Cup, where they feel right at home.
OITA, Japan (AP) — The strains of English rugby anthem "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" were already triumphantly swirling around Oita Stadium when Anthony Watson intercepted a long pass out wide and bounded over for England's fourth try that clinched a record-tying win over Australia.
EIBAR, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi teamed up with Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suárez as Barcelona's big three all scored in a commanding 3-0 win at Eibar in the Spanish league on Saturday.
TOKYO (AP) — Defending champion New Zealand beats Ireland 46-14 to set up Rugby World Cup semifinal against England.
SHANGHAI (AP) — Jessica Korda shot a 6-under 66 in the third round, with eight birdies and two bogeys, to take a one-shot lead at the Buick LPGA Shanghai on Saturday.
TOKYO (AP) — Before each match, Michael Leitch and his Japan squad have left the field in a battle-like formation after their warmup, each man in widening ranks behind the captain and with his right hand gripping the shoulder of the teammate in front.
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas was looking at a three-stroke lead after three rounds at the CJ Cup with one hole to play Saturday, which would have set him up nicely for his second win in three years at South Korea's only PGA Tour event.
TOKYO (AP) — Yojiro Takahagi, Arthur Silva and Kento Hashimoto scored first-half goals as FC Tokyo beat Vissel Kobe 3-1 in the J-League on Saturday to keep the pressure on leaders Kashima Antlers.
LA Galaxy (16-15-3, fifth in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Minnesota United FC (15-11-8, fourth in the Western Conference during the regular season)
New York Red Bulls (14-14-6, sixth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Philadelphia Union (16-11-7, third in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)
DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin was asked to recall the early stages of Derrick Rose's career, when the dynamic point guard won an MVP for the Chicago Bulls at age 22.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were a couple wins from beating Toronto. The Philadelphia 76ers were maybe a couple bounces from doing it a round earlier.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Josh Hokit had two of his three touchdown runs in the fourth quarter to help Fresno State pull away from UNLV for a 56-27 win on Friday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Carter Rowney's short-handed goal sailed into the Carolina net, the Anaheim Ducks had scored nine consecutive goals across two games against two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It came as no surprise to see two-time world champion Nathan Chen of the United States top the short program with 102.71 points Friday at Skate America, the first of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series.
BOSTON (AP) — Dominick Reyes remained undefeated in 12 fights, stopping former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman by technical knockout in the first round Friday night at UFC Fight Night at the TD Garden.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon scored 3:03 into overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche their sixth victory in seven games this season, 5-4 over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander watched and waited, hoping Aaron Hicks' drive deep down the right field line would hook foul at the last instant.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When the Pitt Panthers went into halftime against Syracuse with an 18-point lead, quarterback Kenny Pickett didn't like what he saw and let his teammates know it.
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of fans held signs, wore shirts and chanted support for Hong Kong and Tibet in the Brooklyn Nets' first game since returning from China.
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia walked into Yankee Stadium's interview room with his left arm in a sling Friday, 16 hours after shuffling off the mound in pain following the 58,692nd and final pitch of his major league career.
NEW YORK (AP) — This season's college basketball schedule at Madison Square Garden tips off next month with a marquee doubleheader featuring four powerhouse programs: Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State.
ENNIS, Texas (AP) — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals playoff event with the fastest speed of his career, and daughter Brittany Force led the Top Fuel racers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC forward Adama Diomande has been reinstated after four weeks in Major League Soccer's substance abuse and behavioral health program.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins spent the offseason talking about the need to build a new identity, one predicated less on flash and more on fundamentals. The early returns are promising, no matter who happens to be on the bench on a given night.