Spurs extend home dominance SAN ANTONIO (AP): San Antonio immediately bounced back from a rare loss and beat Denver 101-86 on Saturday to extend their franchise record for consecutive home wins to 26. Kawhi Leonard had 20 points for the Spurs, who maintained their eight-game lead atop the NBA’s Southwest Division. San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Boris Diaw had 16 points for the Spurs, who have won all 17 home games this season to add to the final nine of the previous campaign. Denver’s Nikola Jokic scored 22 points on 10-for-19 shooting. Shah banned after failing doping test ISLAMABAD (AP): The International Cricket Council has provisionally suspended Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah for a positive drug test. The ICC says in a statement yesterday that a sample provided by Shah on Nov. 13, when Pakistan played an ODI against England in the United Arab Emirates, contained chlortalidone, which is on the World Anti-Doping Authority’s list of prohibited substances. Shah could challenge the suspension and apply for the test of his B sample within seven days. The 29-year-old Shah has taken 76 wickets in 12 Test matches and 18 wickets in 15 one-day internationals.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsHe also won’t attend Tuesday’s Academy of Country Music awards, where he and his brother, Donnie, are nominated for duo of the year for their work performing as “Van Zant.” Their brother Ronnie Van Zant was a founding member of the Southern rock group best known for songs like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird.” Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines were killed in a plane crash in Mississippi in 1977. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March. Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant’s emergency surgery to remove an inflamed appendix was successful, and he was recovering Friday in Palo Alto, the band’s management said. Van Zant, 46, had the operation Thursday night at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, after feeling ill for a few days, band manager Ross Schilling said. “I would like to thank all my friends and fans who have expressed concern and sent their prayers,” Van Zant said in a statement posted Friday on the band’s Web site. “I look forward to getting back on the road.” Three shows were canceled by the surgery: Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, on Friday; the U.S. Marine Corps base at Twentynine Palms, today; and Sunset Station Casino, Henderson, Nev., on Sunday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!