Teen Zagitova gives Russia first gold

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) A few years back, Alina Zagitova nearly was sent home from training for not working hard enough.

Now, she heads home with Olympic gold, the first for the Russians at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

A grateful nation - upset that their flag, anthem and dozens of athletes were banned from the games because of a doping scandal - can thank the 15-year-old who beat the 18-year-old who had inspired her to become a figure skater, Evgenia Medvedeva. And thank their coach, Eteri Tutberidze, who gave the less-than-diligent Zagitova one more chance to prove herself when she wanted to quit.

NCAA rules Arizona's Trier ineligible

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Curry has 44, Warriors fend off Clippers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Draymond Green wants the Golden State Warriors to be rolling into the playoffs again this spring.

Steve Kerr is looking for ways to spark the defending NBA champions to make sure that happens, to bring the high-flying Warriors back to playing superb basketball on both ends. (MORE)

Wizards hold on to down new-look Cavs

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Drexel makes history with 34-point rally

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tramaine Isabell posted a double-double and made two free throws with 2.2 seconds left to give Drexel a 34-point comeback win over Delaware Thursday night for the largest come-from-behind win in the history of Division I basketball.

Isabell scored 29 points with 12 rebounds and nine assists in the 85-83 victory. Drexel broke a record that stood since Dec. 30, 1950 when Duke beat Tulane 74-72 after trailing by 32. (MORE)

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