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Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele among Directors Guild nominees

LOS ANGELES — Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele are among the five directors who have been recognized for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America. The Guild announced its feature film nominees [Read entire story]

Misfiring Kris Dunn, rookie Lauri Markkanen help Bulls top Knicks

Lauri Markkanen had knocked down eight three-pointers, but Kris Dunn couldn’t get anything to fall. He kept shooting, and eventually hit the shot that put the Bulls on top for good. [Read entire story]

Libyan navy says some 100 migrants believed missing at sea

TRIPOLI, Libya — The Libyan navy said on Wednesday that some 100 migrants are missing at sea and feared dead while the coast guard rescued at least 279 others off the coast of Libya. The migrants, [Read entire story]

Seahawks shake up staff, fire Darrell Bevell, former Raiders coach Tom Cable

What’s expected to be an offseason makeover for the Seahawks is starting with their coaching staff. Seattle fired offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and offensive line coach Tom Cable on Wednesday. [Read entire story]

Tyler Johnson’s hat trick keys the Lightning’s 5-4 win over the Hurricanes

Tyler Johnson’s slow start seems like a long time ago now. Johnson had three goals, Jake Dotchin scored a tie-breaking goal midway through the third period, and the host Tampa Bay Lightning beat Carolina 5-4 on Tuesday [Read entire story]

Lonzo Ball back as top passer in Lakers’ win over Kings

Julius Randle had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Lonzo Ball added 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Lakers defeated Sacramento 99-86 in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Brook Lopez scored 18 and Kentavious [Read entire story]

Connecticut women win 100th straight regular-season game

The UConn women shook off a sluggish first half to rout another conference opponent and win their 100th consecutive regular-season game. Reserve Azura Stevens scored 19 points to lead five players in [Read entire story]

Giants interview Panthers coordinator Steve Wilks for head-coach job

The Giants have interviewed Carolina defensive coordinator Steve Wilks for their vacant head-coaching job. The 48-year-old met with co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, new general manager Dave Gettleman and assistant [Read entire story]

Curry, Warriors Hold Off Pesky Nuggets for Win No. 33

Steph Curry dropped in 32 [Read entire story]

Timberwolves take care of Cavaliers, LeBron James with 28-point win

Andrew Wiggins had 25 points in three quarters, Jimmy Butler pitched in 21 points and tight defense on LeBron James, and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 127-99 victory over Cleveland on Monday night to end a [Read entire story]

Blue Jackets get by Maple Leafs in OT

TORONTO — Artemi Panarin scored 3:11 into overtime to help Columbus overcome a two-goal deficit and win 3-2 in Toronto on Monday night. Panarin took a pass off his skate and kicked it to his stick for the winner. [Read entire story]

Matt Nagy leaves K.C. to become Bears’ head coach

The Chicago Bears hired Kansas City offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as their head coach Monday, hoping he can help a floundering franchise emerge from one of the worst runs in its history. The Bears [Read entire story]

Ohio State stuns No. 1 Michigan State 80-64

Keita Bates-Diop scored 32 as host Ohio State stunned No. 1 Michigan State 80-64 on Sunday. The Buckeyes (13-4, 4-0 Big Ten) put together a 12-0 run to finish the first half and kept [Read entire story]

Mavs coach upset over LaVar Ball’s comments

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle responded angrily Sunday after an ESPN story on LaVar Ball’s claim that the Los Angeles Lakers no longer want to play for coach Luke Walton. Ball, the outspoken [Read entire story]

Dustin Johnson begins year with easy win in Tournament of Champions

A new year brought out the best in Dustin Johnson, who powered his way to an 8-under-par 65 and an eight-shot victory Sunday in the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii. In a field that [Read entire story]

Olympic champ Shiffrin dominates slalom for 40th career win

Shortly after winning a World Cup ski race for the 40th time, overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin drew praise Sunday from one of her main rivals for “taking the sport to another level.” Beaten by 1.64 [Read entire story]

Stanford women lose to Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. — It was “Snow Day” in Tempe, and frigid shooting doomed the No. 24 Stanford women Sunday. No. 25 Arizona State took advantage of the Cardinal’s 3-for-18 fourth-quarter shooting [Read entire story]

Titans’ owner says coach Mike Mularkey’s job is safe

Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk shot down speculation that head coach Mike Mularkey’s job is at risk, saying her coach is going nowhere after helping change the team’s culture and getting their first playoff victory in [Read entire story]

Powerball winner sold at New Hampshire store

MERRIMACK, N.H. — It’s been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold [Read entire story]

Military says protests over in Iran

TEHRAN — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that the nation and its security forces have ended the wave of unrest linked to anti-government demonstrations that erupted last month. In a statement [Read entire story]