Skip to main content


Cole Perfetti scored in a fifth consecutive game and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2. Mason Appleton and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored, and Nino Niederreiter and Vladislav Namestnikov each had two assists. Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves. Alex Tuch and JJ Peterka scored for the Sabres, who have lost three straight. Eric Comrie, making his first return to action since suffering a lower-body injury on Oct. 27, stopped 15 shots.

Tyler Burton scored 10 of his 15 points in Villanova’s dominant first half, and the 21st-ranked Wildcats rolled to a 57-40 victory over cold-shooting Maryland. TJ Bamba added 11 points as the Wildcats rebounded nicely from Monday’s loss to unranked Penn. Julian Reese had 10 points for Maryland, which dropped its third straight. The Terrapins finished with just 12 field goals while shooting 24% from the field.

Players on Australia’s national soccer team will donate a portion of their match fees from a World Cup qualifier against Palestine towards humanitarian causes in Gaza. Australia plays Palestine in Kuwait on Tuesday in a game that was going to be held in the West Bank but was relocated due to the escalation of violence in the region. Hamas’ deadly attack on Israel’s southern region on Oct. 7 was followed by Israel declaring war on the group and launching retaliatory strikes on the Gaza Strip. Palestinian health officials say more than 11,000 residents in Hamas-controlled Gaza have been killed in air and artillery strikes. The players’ union, Professional Footballers Australia, confirmed a percentage of player match fees would be directed towards Oxfam’s humanitarian efforts in Gaza.

The Baltimore Orioles avoided arbitration with infielder Jorge Mateo and three other players Friday. The Orioles and the speedy Mateo settled on a $2.7 million deal. Baltimore also agreed to one-year contracts with left-hander Keegan Akin and outfielders Sam Hilliard and Ryan McKenna. Mateo batted just .217 for the AL East champions this year, but the 28-year-old shortstop finished the season with 32 stolen bases after posting 35 in 2022. Akin went 2-2 with a 6.85 ERA, and McKenna hit .254 with two home runs and 18 RBIs. The Orioles claimed Hilliard off waivers from the Atlanta Braves a couple weeks ago.

Keyshaun Langley scored 23 points, Mikeal Brown-Jones added 17 and UNC Greensboro stunned No. 14 Arkansas 78-72. The Spartans, who came in as 15 1/2-point underdogs according to FanDuel Sportsbook, went on a 13-2 run late in the first half and led by 15 early in the second, taking advantage of sloppy play by the Razorbacks. Tramon Mark scored 20 points and El Ellis added 19 for Arkansas. The Razorbacks got within four points midway through the second half, but the Spartans responded with a quick 5-0 run and Arkansas never seriously threatened after that.

Right-hander Adam Cimber became a free agent when the Toronto Blue Jays declined to offer a 2024 contract. The 33-year-old was 0-2 with a 7.40 ERA in 22 appearances this year. He was on the injured list from April 24 to May 23 because of a strained rhomboid muscle near his right shoulder and didn’t pitch after June 18 because of right shoulder impingement. Cimber was was 10-6 with a 2.80 ERA in 77 appearances for Toronto in 2022. He made his big league debut with San Diego in 2018.

Mark Sears scored 24 points to go with five rebounds and six assists as No. 22 Alabama beat Mercer 98-67 on Friday night. Sears shot 8-for-12 from the field and made seven of his eight free throw attempts. Nick Pringle and Jarin Stevenson scored 14 for the Crimson Tide and Aaron Estrada had 10. Mercer was led by Jalyn McCreary with 17 points and eight rebounds and Amanze Ngumezi had 11 points.

Zion Williamson scored 26 points and Brandon Ingram added 21, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 115-110 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Williamson and Ingram each scored twice during a late 8-0 run and the Pelicans held on after the Nuggets missed three 3-point shots for the tie in the final 30 seconds. Jonas Valanciunas scored 22 to help New Orleans win its second straight NBA In-Season Tournament game to improve to 2-1 in West Group B. Nikola Jokic had 26 points, 18 assists and 16 rebounds for the Nuggets, who never led in the game and fell to 2-1 in the In-Season Tournament.

Armando Bacot had 21 points and No. 20 North Carolina blew the game open with 19 straight points out of halftime to beat UC Riverside 77-52 on Friday night. Harrison Ingram added 10 points and nine boards for the Tar Heels. UNC led 37-26 at the break but got its offense moving again and kept stretching out its lead as UC Riverside went cold. The Highlanders missed their first 13 shots and didn't score until the 10:33 mark of the second half. Ben Griscti scored 14 points to lead UC Riverside, which shot 30.6%.

The Atlanta Braves have jettisoned two more arbitration-eligible players in two separate trades with Kansas City, sending right-handers Kyle Wright and Nick Anderson to the Royals. Atlanta acquired right-hander Jackson Kowar in the Wright deal. Anderson was traded for $100,000. A day earlier, Atlanta dealt pitcher Mike Soroka and infielder Nicky Lopez to the Chicago White Sox along with pitchers Jared Shuster and Riley Gowens and infielder Braden Shewmake for left-handed reliever Aaron Bummer. The 28-year-old Wright is expected to miss the 2024 season after he had surgery in October to repair a torn capsule in his pitching shoulder. He went 1-3 with a 6.97 ERA in nine games with Atlanta this year.

Starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff was cut loose by Milwaukee and former AL Rookie of the Year Kyle Lewis by Arizona, among 63 players who became free agents when their teams declined to offer 2024 contracts. Nick Senzel, the No. 2 pick in the 2016 amateur draft, was dropped by Cincinnati and Gold Glove catcher Jacob Stallings by Miami. A pair of 2019 All-Stars were allowed to go free, designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach by the New York Mets and outfielder Austin Meadows by Detroit. Veteran pitchers Dakota Hudson of St. Louis and Matt Bush of Texas also were cut.

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to one-year contracts with infielders Miguel Andujar and Abraham Toro. Andujar’s contract is worth $1.7 million, and Toro receives $1,275,000 under his agreement. The A’s also claimed right-hander Michael Kelly off waivers from Cleveland and signed outfielder Daz Cameron to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Kelly, who went 1-0 with a 3.78 ERA in 14 big league games this year, was designated for assignment on Tuesday.

De’Aaron Fox had a season-high 43 points, and the Sacramento Kings overcame 27 points from Victor Wembanyama to hold off the San Antonio Spurs 129-120 to remain undefeated in the In-Season Tournament. Domantas Sabonis had 27 points and 14 rebounds as Sacramento won its fifth straight. Malik Monk added 20 points in the Kings’ fourth straight win in San Antonio. Zach Collins had 28 points and Keldon Johnson added 21 points for the Spurs, who have lost seven straight.

Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 22 points and Dain Dainja had 16 as No. 23 Illinois came from behind with a 49-point second half to beat Valparaiso 87-64. Luke Goode had 13 points for the Fighting Illini, and Ty Rodgers added 10. Isaiah Stafford scored 30 points for Valparaiso, including 23 in the first half. Cooper Schwieger and Jerome Palm each had 12 points and Jaxon Edwards pulled down 14 rebounds for the Beacons, whose first-year coach is former Illini forward Roger Powell Jr.

Henry Coleman III had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 13 Texas A&M overcame woeful 3-point shooting to beat Oral Roberts 74-66. The Aggies finished 2 of 22 from beyond the arc, but made up for it with 42 points in the paint. The 6-foot-8 Coleman did his work inside, finishing 7 of 7 from the field and 5 of 6 at the free-throw line. Wade Taylor IV scored 16 points and Tyrece Radford had 11 points for the Aggies. Isaac McBride scored 27 points for Oral Roberts, going 4 of 7 on 3s.

Johni Broome scored 18 points, Jaylin Williams added a double-double and Auburn defeated St. Bonaventure 77-60 in the championship game of the Legends Classic at Barclays Center. The Tigers broke open the game late in the first half, going on a 26-11 run and leading 48-28 at halftime. Auburn hit five 3-pointers in the nine-minute stretch and was 7-for-14 from distance in the half. The Bonnies got as close as 67-56 with 3:43 remaining in the second half but K.D. Johnson and Dylan Cardwell scored Auburn’s final 10 points to close out the win.

Joel Embiid had 32 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and the Philadelphia 76ers put away the Atlanta Hawks 126-116 in an NBA In-Season Tournament game. The Sixers improved to 2-1 in Group A play, with one game remaining. The Hawks dropped to 1-1. Tobias Harris had a season-high 29 points and 10 rebounds and Tyrese Maxey overcame a slow start to finish with 19 points and eight assists for the Sixers, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Danuel House Jr. had a season-high 14 points off the bench. Trae Young led six Hawks in double figures with 22 points.

Sophomore Flau’jae Johnson scored 17 points and 11 rebounds and junior Annesah Morrow added 10 points and 11 rebounds as No. 7 LSU raced past SE Louisiana 73-50 on Friday night in their first game of the season without All-America forward Angel Reese. Kennedy Paul and Hailey Giaratano led SE Louisiana with 12 points each. The bigger, stronger and faster Tigers bullied the Lady Lions from the opening tip.

Marcus Tsohonis scored 35 points, Lassina Traore had a double-double and Long Beach State shocked Michigan 94-86. Olivier Nkamhoua was in the midst of scoring 14 of Michigan’s 21 points in a 10-minute stretch and his layup gave the Wolverines their last lead, 82-81, with 2 1/2 minutes remaining. Aboubacar Traore’s thunderous dunk put The Beach back ahead, then Messiah Thompson and Tsohonis scored in the paint for a five-point lead. Dug McDaniel’s 3-pointer got the Wolverines within two points but Long Beach State sealed the win, with the key play coming when Aboubacar Traore tipped in a missed free throw.

Darius Garland had a season-high 28 points and Evan Mobley and Max Strus scored 18 apiece as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Detroit 108-100 in an NBA In-Season Tournament game, handing the Pistons their 10th consecutive loss. Mobley also had 10 rebounds and five assists, and rookie Craig Porter scored a career-best 12 points in 16 minutes for Cleveland, which returned home after a 2-2 West Coast trip. Cavaliers shooting guard Donovan Mitchell did not play because of a right hamstring strain. Cade Cunningham had 20 points and eight assists, and Kevin Knox II had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit. The Pistons have the worst record in the league at 2-11.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


Breaking News

Exponent Telegram


Weston Breaking News

State Journal Breaking News

Jackson Breaking News

Mineral Breaking News

Morgantown Breaking News

Grafton Breaking News

Preston Breaking News

Buckhannon Breaking News

River Cities Breaking News

Garrett Breaking News

Fairmont Breaking News

Top Story