Stanford holds off late surge to beat California 77-73

BERKELEY, Calif. — Daejon Davis scored 22 points before fouling out, Dorian Pickens made two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining and Stanford overcame an erratic second half to beat California 77-73 on Sunday. The Cardinal (14-13, 8-6 Pac-12) led by eight late in the second half before California rallied …

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Pennsylvania awaits first look at court’s congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s high court is on the cusp Monday of imposing a new congressional district map to take effect for the state’s 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and boosting the party’s quest to capture control of the U.S. House. Monday …

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Auston Matthews gives Maple Leafs 3-2 win over Red Wings

DETROIT — Auston Matthews scored with 30.2 seconds left to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Matthews took William Nylander’s pass and snapped a high shot into the roof of the net from a sharp angle for his 27th goal …

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Ex-wife of former White House aide says Hatch has apologized

WASHINGTON — An ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter says she has received a letter of apology from Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from “a vile attack” after two ex-wives accused Porter of domestic abuse. Porter resigned Feb. 7 after the …

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Sheahan scores twice, Penguins beat Blue Jackets 5-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Riley Sheahan scored two goals in the first period, rookie Tristan Jarry had 35 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Sunday night. Jake Guentzel had a goal and two assists, and Brian Dumoulin and Zach Aston-Reese also scored for the Penguins. …

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Florida State rallies in second half to defeat Pittsburgh

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton took his two of his leading scorers out of the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh. Their replacements ended up being more than adequate. PJ Savoy led the Seminoles with 18 points and M.J. Walker added 16 as they were able …

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Connor McDavid has hat trick, Oilers top Avalanche 4-2

DENVER — Connor McDavid had his third hat trick of the season and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak. McDavid has 11 goals in the last nine games and two hat tricks. His first two goals tied it, and the …

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Hall scores late in OT to lift Devils past Hurricanes, 3-2

RALEIGH, N.C. — Taylor Hall scored on a rebound with 22 seconds left in overtime, giving the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. The goal extended Hall’s league-best scoring streak to 11 games. New Jersey had won the first of the teams’ four meetings …

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No. 2 Mississippi State wraps up SEC regular-season title

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Victoria Vivians had 26 points and 10 rebounds and No. 2 Mississippi State wrapped up its first Southeastern Conference regular-season championship, beating No. 17 Texas A&M 76-55 on Sunday. An 11-0 gave the Bulldogs (28-0, 14-0) a double digit lead that they would hold for the majority …

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