AP Sports SummaryBrief at 9:59 a.m. EST

AP Sports SummaryBrief at 9:59 a.m. EST

James has triple-double, leads Lakers past Knicks in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James moved within 89 points of the NBA’s career goalscoring record and climbed to fourth on the assists list, finishing with a triple-double in his return to the Madison Square Garden as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New York Knicks 129-123 in overtime on Tuesday night. James had 28 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, with the points giving him 38,299 for his career. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the leader with 38,387. He previously edged Mark Jackson and then Steve Nash to fourth on the assists list in his first game at Madison Square Garden in three years. Anthony Davis added 27 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers. Jalen Brunson scored 37 points for the Knicks.

Tom Brady retires at 45, this time insisting it’s ‘for good’

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady has announced his retirement. Brady won a record seven Super Bowls for New England and Tampa. He is the most successful quarterback in NFL history and one of the greatest athletes in team sports. He posted the announcement on social media in a brief video of just under a minute. He says this time is for good. He briefly retired after the 2021 season but ended up returning for one more year. He retired at 45, holding numerous passing records during an unprecedented 23-year career.

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AP source: Broncos get Payton as coach as part of Saints deal

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the pact told The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos have reached an agreement with the New Orleans Saints to hire Sean Payton as head coach. The person says the Broncos will send a first-round pick in this year’s draft and a future second-rounder to the Saints in order to get Payton to Denver. The Saints will send a third-round pick to the Broncos. Payton resigned as Saints manager last year but remains under contract with the team. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the teams had not announced the deal.

Texans hire DeMeco Ryans as head coach

HOUSTON (AP) — DeMeco Ryans has been hired as coach of the Houston Texans, giving him his first head coaching job and returning him to where he started his playing career. Ryans joins the Texans from the San Francisco 49ers, where he spent the past two seasons as defensive coordinator.

As Kareem’s run to top NBA points list ends, Pat Riley reflects

Pat Riley puts it this way. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar never had potential. Riley says, “he only had greatness.” Abdul-Jabbar’s nearly four-decade reign as the NBA’s top scorer is coming to an end. LeBron James is closing in on the top spot claimed by Abdul-Jabbar in 1984. Riley coached Abdul-Jabbar with the Lakers and brought James to Miami as a free agent in 2010.

Andy Reid turned a 6-inch binder into a Hall of Fame resume

Andy Reid was an unknown assistant in Green Bay when Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie tried to sign post coach Brett Favre to revive a struggling franchise in Philadelphia. A newspaper headline greeted Reid’s arrival with a headline that read, “Andy Who?” Everyone knows his name now. Reid has won more games (130) than any coach in franchise history during his 14 seasons with the Eagles. He led Philadelphia to nine playoff appearances, six division titles and five NFC championship games. But Reid could not deliver a Super Bowl victory, losing to the New England Patriots after the 2004 season. For this reason, he was underestimated by many fans and reporters in Philadelphia.

Shiffrin goes from chasing records to chasing world championship medals

Mikaela Shiffrin is not putting the same pressure on herself for the next world championships as she did for the Beijing Olympics last year. The event is Shiffrin’s first major championship since the American skier failed to medal and finish three of her five races at the Olympics. This seems like the perfect opportunity for Shiffrin to get motivated for redemption. But that’s not how Shiffrin sees it. She says if she’s learned anything in the last year “it’s that these big events can be amazing and they can be terrible” and “you’re going to survive no matter what. So I don’t really care. “

No. 8 Kansas avenges earlier loss to No. 7 K-State, 90-78

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jalen Wilson had 20 points, Kevin McCullar Jr. added 16 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 8 Kansas avenged a loss to Kansas State just a few weeks ago with a victory of 90-78 over the seventh-place Wildcats. Dajuan Harris Jr. scored 18 for the Jayhawks, who built a 12-point halftime lead before claiming their 17th straight win at home against Kansas State in the 10th matchup of the top 10 teams in the series history. Markquis Nowell scored 23 points and Keyontae Johnson had 22 to lead the Wildcats, who were attempting their first regular-season sweep of their biggest rival in four decades.

Super Bowl features 1st and 2nd All-Pro QB team clash

It’s only fitting that the top two regular season quarterbacks based on All-Pro voting are the last two quarterbacks in the NFL this season. First-team All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes will take his Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl against second-team All-Pro Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s the seventh time since the merger that the first-team All-Pro quarterback will face the second team for the championship. That last happened in the 2016 season when Tom Brady’s second-team Patriots beat Matt Ryan’s first-team Falcons 34-28 in overtime.

Brother vs. Brother: Kelces prepares for Super Bowl showdown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Donna Kelce is going to have to break out her custom jersey — the one with the front of Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce stitched to the back of Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce — once again this season. For the first time in Super Bowl history, two siblings will face off on the NFL’s biggest stage. Kelce helped the Chiefs return to their third league game in four seasons on Sunday night when they beat the Bengals for the AFC title. Jason has the Eagles back for the second time in six years after their NFC title win over the 49ers.

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