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Max Verstappen wasn’t keen to praise Red Bull’s second straight 1-2 after he finished behind winner Sergio Perez in Saudi Arabia. Even a bonus point for the fastest lap that kept him in the overall championship lead couldn’t ease Verstappen’s frustration. 

South Carolina has joined an exclusive group, going wire-to-wire as No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll. They became the third school to be the top team in the poll for the entire season in back-to-back years. UConn and Louisiana Tech are the others. 

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Dont’a Hightower is making a quiet exit to a memorable career with the New England Patriots. The veteran linebacker who did not play last season announced his retirement from the NFL in an essay posted on the Players’ Tribune website. It ends a decade-long run in New England that included three Super Bowl rings and a pair of Pro Bowl selections.

Willis Reed, who dramatically emerged from the locker room minutes before Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals to spark the New York Knicks to their first championship and create one of sports’ most enduring examples of playing through pain, died Tuesday. He was 80.

NEW YORK — A week ago, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. worked out in Arizona in front of an estimated 14 teams, including the Jets. But Beckham continues to wait for a lucrative contract offer from a club. The free agent is looking for a contract worth $20 million annually, according to a recent report from ProFootballTalk. However, Beckham denied this in a tweet. “I’m just so confused where ...

The injuries to Cade Cunningham and LeMelo Ball have made this season another dreary one for the Pistons and Hornets, but the presence of those two players mean improvement could certainly come quickly if they’re back to full health.