Rubio, Jazz drop turnover-plagued Wizards 107-104

Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3), from Spain, takes the ball from Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington. The Jazz won 107-104. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards had every reason to take the Jazz seriously after they were routed by 47 points in Utah last month.

Ryan Suter, Devan Dubnyk lead Wild past Blackhawks, 2-1

Minnesota Wild's Jonas Brodin (25) celebrates his goal with teammates Mikael Granlund (64) Matt Dumba (24) and Mikko Koivu during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Wild overcame a shaky start for a timely victory against a division rival.

Byrd back in big leagues and thrilled to be at Sony Open

FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, Jonathan Byrd hits off the second tee during the final round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament, at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. A five-time winner on the PGA Tour, Byrd spent 14 years competing against the best on venerable courses while driving courtesy cars from nice hotels in big cities. And then he found himself on the Web.com Tour, the equivalent of golf's minor leagues, with players he knew nothing about except for their raw talent and extreme power. He cleared the final hurdle of his return by winning the Web.com Tour Championship three months ago to earn back his full PGA Tour card, and will be playing in the Sony Open this week in Honolulu.. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

HONOLULU (AP) — Jonathan Byrd resisted the urge to pout about his predicament.

Homegrown: Road to Olympics began in Red Gerard’s backyard

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, U.S. Olympic Winter Games snowboarding big air hopeful Red Gerard poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA media summit, in Park City, Utah. If things go as planned, Gerard will walk away from the first Olympic Big Air contest with a gold medal around his neck. To hear the 17-year-old snowboarding phenom tell it, though, his greatest achievements don’t lie ahead in South Korea. Instead, they’ve been scattered about his own backyard for years. Gerard learned some of his best tricks in the features park he and his brothers set up on the hill on the back side of his house in Silverthorne, a few miles from the Continental Divide and the Breckenridge ski resort. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — If things go as planned, Red Gerard will walk away from the first Olympic Big Air contest with a gold medal around his neck.

Kerber advances to Sydney International semifinals

Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a forehand to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women's quarterfinal singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

SYDNEY (AP) — Former world No.1 Angelique Kerber has continued her strong play to start the season, advancing to the Sydney International semifinals on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Dominika Cibulkova.

Curry’s effect on Warriors even more apparent

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) and Draymond Green celebrate a score against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry pumped his fists and flexed his biceps. He dangled that signature mouthpiece from his teeth in sheer delight.

McCollum, Trail Blazers beat Thunder 117-106

Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While Damien Lillard tries to get past a lingering injury, the Portland Trail Blazers are relying on each other to fashion a nice run of positive results.

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