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NBA roundup: Kings nip Bulls on De’Aaron Fox’s 3-pointer
De’Aaron Fox scored 15 fourth-quarter points as part of his team-high 32 and sank the game-winning 3-pointer just before the buzzer, and the Sacramento Kings kicked off a four-game road swing with a 117-114 defeat of the host Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. Fox’s big closing stretch began at the 6:25 mark of the fourth when he hit a 3-pointer off a Domantas Sabonis assist. The pass gave Sabonis his second triple-double in as many games and 11th of the season, as he finished with 14 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists.
NBA-Grizzlies’ Morant suspended for eight games for gun incident
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has been suspended for eight games without pay by the league for live streaming a video on Instagram where he could be seen holding a firearm at a Denver area nightclub earlier this month. The sanction comes after Morant met with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in New York to discuss the 23-year-old’s conduct. The two-time All-Star previously said he planned to take some “time away” and apologized for the incident.
NFL-Rodgers says he wants to play for New York Jets
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers plans to play for the New York Jets next season after winning four league MVPs in 18 years with the Green Bay Packers, he said on Wednesday. The 39-year-old said a trade package between the teams still needed to be worked out.
WBC roundup: Mexico blasts Canada to claim Pool C
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena doubled twice and drove in five runs as Mexico routed Canada 10-3 on Wednesday in Phoenix to win Pool C in the World Baseball Classic. Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez added a two-run single and a solo homer for Mexico, which finished 3-1 in group play. Canada, which fell to 2-2, would be eliminated Wednesday night if the United States (3-1) defeats Colombia (1-2).
CCL roundup: Whitecaps, Tigres, LAFC on to quarters
With a five-goal lead already in their back pocket, Vancouver Whitecaps FC cruised into the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, 7-3 on aggregate, despite losing 3-2 to Real CD Espana on Wednesday in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. They will next face reigning MLS champion Los Angeles FC in the quarters after LAFC beat LD Alajuelense of Costa Rica 4-2 on aggregate following a 2-1 loss later Wednesday.
Tennis-WTA warns Potapova over Russian soccer team shirt
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has issued a formal warning to Anastasia Potapova for wearing a T-shirt of Russian soccer team Spartak Moscow before her match against Jessica Pegula at Indian Wells this week. Russian Potapova’s actions were viewed as a public show of support for her country during its invasion of Ukraine and the 21-year-old was criticised by world number one Iga Swiatek.
Tennis-Nadal signs up to play in Monte Carlo Masters
Rafa Nadal has signed up to compete at the Monte Carlo Masters next month, organisers of the claycourt tournament said, as the Spaniard prepares to return to the Tour after recovering from a hip flexor injury. The 22-times Grand Slam champion has not played since his Australian Open title defence ended in a second-round defeat by Mackenzie McDonald, during which he sustained his injury.
NHL roundup: Avalanche edge Maple Leafs in shootout
Nathan MacKinnon scored the only goal of a shootout, and the visiting Colorado Avalanche defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Wednesday night. Avalanche goaltender Alexandar Georgiev, who made 17 saves during the game, stopped William Nylander in the shootout before Auston Matthews’ shot missed and Mitchell Marner had a failed shot attempt.
Tennis-Sabalenka crushes Gauff to book spot in Indian Wells semis
Aryna Sabalenka put on a serving masterclass to crush American Coco Gauff 6-4 6-0 on Wednesday and reach the semi-finals at Indian Wells, where she will face seventh seed Maria Sakkari. The Australian Open champion never faced a break point and used her hard and accurate serve to dispatch Gauff.
Golf-Limiting ball distances ‘bad’ for the game, says Thomas
Proposals that would limit how far players can drive the ball at elite tournaments are “bad for the game of golf”, two-times major winner Justin Thomas said. Average driving distances are around 300 yards on the PGA Tour but many players hit well in excess of that, meaning some courses are in danger of becoming obsolete.
(With inputs from agencies.)
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