Update on the latest sports

first_imgTuukka Rask made 12 of his 24 saves in the third period of his fourth shutout of the season and 49th of his career.The Lightning kept pace with Boston and ended a four-game losing streak by downing the Flames, 4-3. Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat (AHN’-dray pah-LAHT’) scored power-play goals and Yanni Gourde (YAH’-nee gohrd) added a shorthanded tally in Tampa Bay’s first victory since its team-record, 11-game winning streak came to an end.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Pavel Francouz (FRAN’-sohs) made 30 saves and blanked the Predators until the final 5 ½ minutes of Colorado’s sixth consecutive win, 3-2 at Nashville. Gabriel Landeskog (LAN’-dehs-kahg) and Martin Kaut scored 2:15 apart late in the second period to give the Avalanche a 2-0 lead.— The Maple Leafs picked up their third straight win as Martin Marincin’s (mah-RIHN’-chihnz) first goal of the season broke a 2-2 deadlock 18 seconds into the third period of a 4-2 decision over the Canucks. Auston Matthews scored his 45th goal of the season and Frederik Andersen turned back 25 shots to help Toronto solidify its hold on third place in the Atlantic Division. Lightning lose Stamkos for rest of regular seasonUNDATED (AP) — Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is expected to miss the rest of the regular season and potentially the first round of the playoffs.The team says Stamkos will undergo surgery for a core muscle injury and will be out for approximately six to eight weeks, including rest and recovery.Stamkos has 29 goals and 66 points this season, both second on the team behind Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv).In other NHL news: Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULETCU upends BaylorUNDATED (AP) — Second-ranked Baylor has lost for the second time in three games since winning a Big 12-record 23 games in a row. — Blackhawks forwards Andrew Shaw and Zack Smith will miss the rest of the season because of injuries. Shaw has been sidelined since Nov. 30 because of a concussion. Smith is scheduled for back surgery on March 6.— The Islanders will make their full return to Long Island a year early after splitting the last two seasons between Nassau County and Brooklyn. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that the team will play all home games during the 2020-21 season at the Nassau Coliseum, and any home playoff dates will take place on Long Island this season and next.PGA-HONDA CLASSICFleetwood in charge at Honda ClassicPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood birdied four of his final six holes in a 3-under 67 that leaves him atop the leaderboard through three rounds of the PGA’s Honda Classic. — Yoeli Childs poured in 38 points and had 13 rebounds as 17th-ranked BYU dumped Pepperdine, 81-64. The Cougars trailed by three at halftime before outscoring the Waves, 49-29 to improve to 24-7.— Kristian Doolittle’s 19 points and seven rebounds helped Oklahoma earn a 73-62 victory at No. 20 West Virginia. Brady Manek posted 15 points and seven rebounds as the Sooners ended a six-game road lost streak.— Andrew Jones had a career-high 22 points and Texas closed on an 8-0 run in the final minute to secure its fourth straight win, 68-58 at No. 22 Texas Tech.NBA-SCHEDULEHeat hold off Nets UNDATED (AP) — The Miami Heat have their first winning streak since early February.Kendrick Nunn scored 21 points and Goran Dragic added 19 points off the bench to lead the Heat past the Nets, 116-113. Bam Adebayo had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Southeast Division leaders, who didn’t clinch the win until Spencer Dinwiddie threw away a pass in the closing seconds.Dinwiddie had a game-high 25 points in Brooklyn’s fourth consecutive loss.Checking out Saturday’s other NBA action:— Trae Young and John Collins each recorded double-doubles in the Hawks’ 129-117 victory over the Trail Blazers. Young had 25 points and 15 assists, while Collins added 24 points and 10 rebounds in Atlanta’s second consecutive win. February 29, 2020 FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Clint Bowyer (BOY’-ur) has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Fontana, holding off six-time race champion Jimmie Johnson.Bowyer turned a lap in 40.086 seconds in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to claim just his fourth pole position in 508 career Cup races. The veteran racer also won the pole for the first time in 20 career races at Auto Club Speedway east of Los Angeles.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSVirus worries affect more sportsUNDATED (AP) — Concerns about the new coronavirus continue to have an impact on sporting events around the world. — Tomas Tatar’s (tah-TAHRZ’) third assist of the game was a setup of Jeff Petry’s overtime goal that pushed the Canadiens past the Hurricanes, 4-3. Phillip Danault (dah-NOH’) and Branden Gallagher each had a goal and an assist as Montreal dealt Carolina its third loss in a row.— Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews (tayvz) each scored in the shootout to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the Panthers, 3-2. Toews also had a goal and an assist in regulation as Chicago handed Florida its sixth straight home loss.— The Kings beat the Devils, 2-1 on Adrian Kempe’s (KEHM’-pehz) goal at 1:58 of OT. Dustin Brown also scored and Jonathan Quick made 32 saves as Los Angeles improved to 3-1-1 in its last five games.— Artem Anisimov (ahr-TEHM’ ah-NEE’-see-mahv) scored twice on 10 shots in regulation before providing the lone shootout goal in the Senators’ 4-3 win against the Red Wings. Scott Sabourin also scored and Marcus Hogberg stopped 25 shots as Ottawa sent Detroit to its fifth consecutive loss.NHL-NEWS — Backup Mitchell Robinson had a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Knicks beat the Bulls, 125-115 to end a six-game losing streak. Julius Randle contributed 22 points and 10 boards for the Knicks, who blew most of a 17-point, third-quarter lead before prevailing.NBA-WARRIORS-CURRYGolden State star Curry not quite ready to return SundaySAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry won’t make his return to the court Sunday against the Wizards as had originally been hoped.Golden State says Curry is participating in full scrimmages and “continues to make good progress in his recovery” from a broken left hand. Coach Steve Kerr said earlier this week he hoped Curry would return this weekend. In Japan, baseball games were played in empty stadiums Saturday and horse races were held without spectators. Sunday’s Tokyo Marathon, usually one of the world’s largest races, has been restricted to elite runners.In France, Sunday’s Paris half-marathon has been called off due to the outbreak. And five Serie A soccer games in Italy were postponed on Saturday. Mamadi Diakite (MAH’-mah dee dee-ah-KEE’-tay) hit a go-ahead layup with 39 seconds left before Jay Huff provided a huge rebound and a block to help Virginia secure a 52-50 victory against seventh-ranked Duke. Huff finished with 15 points and 10 blocks, while Diakite and Braxton Key each added 14 points.The Blue Devils have dropped two straight and three of four, all against unranked teams.In other top-25 action:— Devon Dotson scored 25 points and top-ranked Kansas overcame an injury to center Udoka Azubuike (oo-DOH’-kah ah-zoo-BOO’-kay) to earn its 14th straight win, 62-58 against Kansas State. Azubuike finished with six points and nine rebounds while playing just 20 minutes after hurting his ankle early in the first half.— Malachi Flynn had a career-high 36 points and No. 5 San Diego State stretched its road winning streak to 11 games by topping Nevada 83-76. KJ Feagin had 14 points as the Aztecs improved to 28-1 overall. Fleetwood moved to 5 under for the week and one shot ahead of Brendan Steele at PGA National. The Englishman is ranked No. 12 in the world but hasn’t captured a PGA title.Steele birdied two of his first three holes on Saturday to get to 7 under before carding four bogeys in an eight-hole span for a 71.Luke Donald and Lee Westwood are two strokes back.PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-COLOGUARD CLASSICQuigley maintains lead Desmond Bane scored eight of his 23 points during TCU’s tiebreaking run as the Horned Frogs upended the Bears, 75-72. Bane drained a long tiebreaking 3-pointer with 4:42 left to put the Horned Frogs ahead to stay.PJ Fuller added 21 points for TCU, while Jaire Grayer had 13 points and nine rebounds.Jared Butler and Freddie Gillespie both had 18 points for Baylor.The Bears weren’t the only top-10 team to lose to an unranked opponent.Freshman Al-Amir Dawes drained a twisting, driving bucket with a second left to give Clemson a 70-69 triumph over sixth-ranked Florida State. Dawes finished with 18 points and the Tigers overcame a 10-point hole in the second half before notching their third win over a top-10 team this season. Update on the latest sports TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Quigley fired a 5-under 68 to open a three-shot lead through two rounds of the Cologuard Classic.Quigley is bidding to win for the second time in his first four PGA Tour Champions starts.Fred Couples was second after a 66. The 60-year-old Hall of Famer won the last of his 13 senior titles in 2017.NASCAR-FONTANA-QUALIFYINGClint Bowyer takes Fontana pole — Immanuel Quickley had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in eighth-ranked Kentucky’s 73-66 verdict over No. 15 Auburn. The Tigers led 20-11 until the Wildcats embarked on a 20-3 run that helped them improve to 14-2 in the SEC.— Ninth-ranked Maryland absorbed a 78-66 loss to Michigan State as Cassius Winston furnished 20 points for the 24th-rated Spartans. Xavier Tillman Sr. had 14 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to help Michigan State avenge its Feb. 15 home loss to the Terrapins.— Luwane Pipkins scored 27 points to lead Providence to its fifth win over a top 25 team this month, 58-54 against No. 12 Villanova 58-54. The Friars improved to 10-6 in the Big East and boosted their NCAA Tournament resume with a win in Philly following victories over ranked teams Butler, Creighton, Seton Hall and Marquette.— No. 13 Seton Hall pulled out an 88-79 win over Marquette as Myles Powell provided 28 points and Sandro Mamukelashvili added 26. The Pirates led by 24 midway through the second half, but the Golden Eagles pulled within 84-79 with 34 seconds to play before Seton Hall moved to 13-3 in the Big East.— Luka Garza scored 25 points and had 17 rebounds as No. 18 Iowa pulled away in the second half for a 77-68 win over No. 16 Penn State. Garza extended his streak of 20 or more points against Big Ten teams to a school-record 14 games and posted his 14th double-double of the season. Curry has played only four games this season, falling on his hand Oct. 30 against the Suns.NHL-SCHEDULEB’s blank IslandersUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins continue to own a seven-point lead over Tampa Bay in the NHL’s Atlantic Division after winning for the 14th time in their last 18 games.The Bruins have a league-best 94 points after Charlie McAvoy provided a goal and two assists in a 4-0 shutout of the Islanders. David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nahk) notched his league-leading 48th goal of the season and Brad Marchand added a goal and an assist.last_img

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