Machado rips RBI double after agreeing to $350M deal
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Manny Machado continues to be a very rich man. He also is still a very good hitter. Machado ripped an RBI double on the same day he agreed to a new $350 million, 11-year contract that will keep him with the San Diego Padres through 2033, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Machado must pass a physical before the deal is finalized. Machado got a big cheer from Padres fans on a chilly afternoon in Arizona before a spring training game against the Diamondbacks.
Bucks outlast Suns 104-101 for 14th consecutive victory
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 33 points, Brook Lopez made a tiebreaking layup with 24.8 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks edged the Phoenix Suns 104-101 for their 14th consecutive victory. The nationally televised game Sunday didn’t include Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo or Phoenix’s Kevin Durant. Antetokounmpo was out with a bruised right quadriceps after leaving in the first quarter of the Bucks’ 128-99 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday. Durant has yet to appear in a game for the Suns and hasn’t played since Jan. 8 because of a sprained right medial collateral ligament.
Beyond Kane, much uncertainty ahead of NHL trade deadline
A handful of big moves already have been made well ahead of the NHL trade deadline. Plenty more are expected before Friday at 3 p.m. Eastern. Patrick Kane going from Chicago to the New York Rangers is the most predictable deal on the docket. Aside from that, there’s plenty of uncertainty and additional big-name players who could change places. St. Louis wasn’t done wheeling and dealing after sending Vladimir Tarasenko to the Rangers and Ryan O’Reilly to Toronto. And San Jose’s Timo Meier and Arizona’s Jakob Chychrun are likely to be traded, with bidders lining up.
Maryland rolls in 2nd half, beats No. 21 Northwestern 75-59
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Jahmir Young scored 18 points and Don Carey added 13 to help Maryland wrap up an undefeated home season in Big Ten play with a 75-59 win over No. 21 Northwestern. The Terrapins finished 16-1 overall at home in Kevin Willard’s first season as their coach, and they used unusually impressive 3-point shooting to turn back the Wildcats. Maryland’s win also clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title for No. 5 Purdue. Chase Audige led Northwestern with 16 points.
Man United wins League Cup to end 6-year wait for trophy
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United’s six-year wait for a trophy is over after beating Newcastle 2-0 to win the League Cup. United manager Erik ten Hag has wasted no time in guiding the club to silverware just 10 months after being hired. Casemiro headed United in front in the 33rd minute and Sven Botman’s own-goal made it 2-0 in the 39th. It is United’s first trophy since winning a League Cup and Europa League double under Jose Mourinho in 2017. The victory keeps alive Ten Hag’s four-pronged challenge this season. United is in the title race and still competing in the Europa League and FA Cup.
Georgia loses game, and wins a FIBA World Cup berth anyway
Georgia lost, and then celebrated. Iceland won, and was devastated. One of the last Basketball World Cup spots went to Georgia on Sunday — even though it lost to Iceland 80-77 in the final Europe Region qualifying game for both teams. Iceland needed to win by four points or more to win a tiebreaker over Georgia for the World Cup berth. It came up one point short.
No. 10 Notre Dame overcomes Miles injury to clinch ACC
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sonia Citron scored 27 points and No. 10 Notre Dame overcame the loss of star guard Olivia Miles to a knee injury to beat Louisville 68-65 and clinch the ACC regular season title. Miles, who leads the Irish in several categories, was hurt with 2:35 remaining before halftime Sunday while diving for a loose ball. The sophomore returned to the bench in the third quarter with the knee wrapped in ice and eventually a bandage before watching Notre Dame rally from a 33-24 halftime deficit and take the lead for good in the fourth quarter. Hailey Van Lith had 23 points for Louisville.
Dylan Cozens scores 3 in Sabres’ 7-4 rout of Capitals
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dylan Cozens scored three times and added an assist, and the Buffalo Sabres won their third straight in routing the Washington Capitals 7-4. The Sabres enjoyed their second seven-goal outing in 11 days despite missing two of their leading scorers, forward Alexander Tuch and defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, who are sidelined by injuries. Buffalo had 12 players register at least a point, including Tage Thompson, with his team-leading 40th goal. Jeff Skinner, Zemgus Girgensons and Vinnie Hinostroza also scored. Washington has lost seven of eight and was coming off a 6-3 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday.
Tatum’s late 3 lifts Celtics past Embiid, 76ers 110-107
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jayson Tatum made the winning 3-pointer for Boston with 1.3 seconds left to lead the Boston Celtics to a 110-107 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Joel Embiid buried his desperation heave but it was just after time expired and did not count. Tatum finished with 18 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. Jaylen Brown scored 26 points and Derrick White had 18 for the Celtics. Embiid finished with 41 points and 12 rebounds. James Harden scored 21 points and Tobias Harris had 16.
Arizona State stuns No. 7 Arizona 89-88 on Cambridge’s heave
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Desmond Cambridge Jr. hit a 60-foot shot at the buzzer and Arizona State rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat No. 7 Arizona 89-88. The Sun Devils went up 86-85 on Warren Washington’s layup with just a minute left, but Pelle Larsson put Arizona back up on a layup with 29 seconds left. Arizona State’s DJ Horne missed a jumper with 4 seconds left and the Sun Devils had a final shot after Oumar Ballo hit 1 of 2 free throws. Cambridge left the fans at McKale Center stunned, launching a shot from beyond half court that sent his teammates charging onto the floor in celebration.