Celtics coast by Rockets
UNDATED (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 30 factors, Jaylen Brown had 19 in his return from lacking eight video games with an harm and the Boston Celtics coasted by Houston 108-90, sending the Rockets to their fifteenth straight loss on Monday night time.
Dennis Schroder added 18 factors for Boston, which has received three straight and eight of 11. Al Horford had 11 factors and 11 rebounds. It was Tatum’s fourth straight sport with 30 or extra factors.
In different Monday NBA motion:
—Terry Rozier scored a season-high 32 factors and hit his eighth three-pointer of the sport with 12.9 seconds left because the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 109-103 on Monday night time. LaMelo Ball had 28 factors and 13 rebounds to assist Charlotte win its final six of seven.
—Trae Younger scored 21 of his 30 factors within the second half, Clint Capela completed with 10 factors and 15 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks closed an ideal five-game homestand with a 113-101 win over the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on Monday night time. Thunder rookie Josh Giddey had with 15 factors, eight assists and 7 rebounds, and Luguentz Dort added 15 factors.
—Domantas Sabonis scored 21 factors, Malcolm Brogdon added 16 extra, and the Indiana Pacers routed the Chicago Bulls 109-77 on Monday night time. Myles Turner additionally scored 12 factors and hauled in 10 rebounds in Indiana’s second straight win. DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls with 18 factors, whereas Zach LaVine scored 17.
LeBron suspended 1 sport, Stewart 2 video games for altercation
UNDATED (AP) — LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has been suspended for one sport and Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart was suspended two video games for his or her roles in an unsightly incident throughout Sunday’s Lakers-Pistons sport.
The NBA introduced the suspensions Monday, and each will have an effect on video games on Tuesday. James is not going to play when the Lakers go to Madison Sq. Backyard to play the New York Knicks. Stewart will miss the Pistons’ house sport in opposition to Miami on Tuesday and their sport at Milwaukee on Wednesday. It’s the first suspension within the 19-year profession of James, who has received 4 NBA titles with three groups.
The league says Stewart was disciplined for “escalating an on-court altercation by repeatedly and aggressively pursuing … James in an unsportsmanlike method.” It says James merited the suspension “for recklessly hitting Stewart within the face and initiating an on-court altercation.”
Ex-Raider Ruggs stays on home arrest in deadly crash case
UNDATED (AP) — Former Raiders large receiver Henry Ruggs III acquired a stern talking-to from a Las Vegas choose however was allowed to stay on home arrest with a steady alcohol monitor on one ankle and a GPS monitor on the opposite following a deadly crash he’s accused of inflicting by driving drunk.
The choose advised Ruggs and his attorneys on Monday that she was “comfy with the next degree of monitoring” after a listening to a few delay in Ruggs offering a distant breath-alcohol check with a hand-held system Nov. 13. Ruggs faces felony DUI fees that carry necessary jail time if he’s convicted. The Raiders launched Ruggs simply hours after the crash.
In different NFL information:
—Los Angeles Chargers defensive sort out Linval Joseph entered the league’s COVID-19 protocol on Monday following a constructive check. He’s the fifth Chargers defensive participant over the previous two weeks that has both examined constructive or needed to go on the reserve/COVID-19 record as an in depth contact. Joseph missed Sunday’s 41-37 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a shoulder harm and will likely be out for this week’s sport at Denver as a result of he’s unvaccinated.
—Denver Broncos basic supervisor George Paton has gotten a jump-start on 2022 by signing two of his veteran large receivers to contract extensions. Paton signed Tim Patrick to a three-year deal value $10 million a season and on Monday he signed Courtland Sutton to a four-year deal value about $15 million a season. Which means the Broncos’ high 4 receivers are beneath contract by way of 2023.
Gonzaga, UCLA nonetheless on high
UNDATED (AP) — Gonzaga and UCLA proceed their maintain on the highest two spots in The Related Press Prime 25 school basketball ballot, setting the stage for his or her extremely anticipated showdown this week.
Purdue additionally acquired a first-place vote to leap previous Kansas into third, with the Jayhawks and Duke rounding out the primary 5. Purdue and Baylor moved up three spots throughout the high 10, and Alabama moved up 4 spots to forge a tie with SEC rival Kentucky.
The most important drop got here with Michigan, which was fourth earlier than a pair of losses despatched coach Juwan Howard’s crew tumbling all the way in which to No. 20. Arizona, Seton Corridor, BYU and Xavier entered the ballot this week.
T25-MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
No. 2 UCLA withstands Bellarmine rally, wins 75-62
UNDATED (AP) — Peyton Watson had 19 factors, Johnny Juzang added 13 and No. 2 UCLA beat Bellarmine 75-62 within the Empire Basic.
Watson shot 9 of 12 and had 4 rebounds, simply outpacing his 3.3 factors common by way of 4 video games this season. David Singleton added 13 factors on 5-of-8 taking pictures for the Bruins, who will face No. 1 Gonzaga in a rematch of final season’s Last 4 on Tuesday night time. The Bulldogs received 93-90 in extra time on a buzzer-beater from Jalen Suggs.
In different T25 motion:
—TyTy Washington Jr. scored 20 factors for the second straight sport and No. 10 Kentucky beat Albany 86-61 for its fourth consecutive victory.
— Fabian White Jr. scored 21 factors and No. 12 Houston rode a dominating first half to a 70-52 win over Butler within the opening spherical of the Maui Invitational. The Cougars overwhelmed Butler early, scoring the sport’s first 17 factors whereas constructing a 21-point halftime lead. Subsequent up for Houston is a semifinal matchup with Wisconsin.
—Mike Saunders Jr. scored 20 factors, Jeremiah Davenport added 19 and Cincinnati overcame an early 15-point deficit to blow out No. 14 Illinois 71-51 within the semifinals of the Corridor of Fame Basic. The Bearcats will play the winner of No. 13 Arkansas and Kansas State on Tuesday night time.
—Meechie Johnson Jr. made a game-winning 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left and Ohio State beat No. 21 Seton Corridor 79-76 within the Fort Myers Tip-Off. Seton Corridor guard Jamir Harris stole it and raced for a fast-break layup to tie it at 76 with 15.9 seconds left. Ohio State elected to not name a timeout and Johnson made his group’s eleventh 3-pointer — from NBA vary.
Roslovic, Domi lead Blue Jackets to 7-4 win over Sabres
UNDATED (AP) — Jack Roslovic had two objectives and an help to guide the Columbus Blue Jackets previous the Buffalo Sabres 7-4.
Max Domi added a purpose and two assists, and Joonas Korpisalo made 29 saves recent off a two-game West Coast journey to provide the Blue Jackets their third victory in 4 video games.
Crimson Sox decide up supervisor Alex Cora’s choice for two seasons
UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Crimson Sox have picked up Alex Cora’s choice for 2 extra seasons. The membership is rewarding its supervisor for taking it to the AL Championship Sequence in his first yr again after serving his one-year sign-stealing suspension. Cora is now beneath contract by way of 2024.
A former infielder who was a member of Boston’s 2007 World Sequence championship group, Cora is 284-202 in three seasons as supervisor. In his first yr, 2018, he led the membership to a franchise-record 108 victories and a World Sequence title. He was let go a yr later when he was recognized because the ringleader within the Houston Astros dishonest scandal.
In different MLB information:
—San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Baltimore Orioles slugger Trey Mancini have been named baseball’s Comeback Participant of the Yr Award winners. Posey was the Nationwide League winner. He sat out the 2020 season after twin women adopted by he and his spouse had been born prematurely. Posey introduced this month he was retiring after 12 seasons. Mancini took the American League prize. He missed the whole 2020 season whereas being handled for stage 3 colon most cancers. They had been chosen in balloting by the 30 group beat reporters at MLB.com.
—The Texas Rangers have acquired outfielders Billy McKinney and Zach Reks from the Los Angeles Dodgers in alternate for money. McKinney has appeared within the majors in every of the previous 4 seasons, and performed not less than 37 video games for 3 completely different groups in 2021. He hit 9 homers over 116 video games for Milwaukee, the New York Mets and the Dodgers. Reks, a left-handed hitter, made his massive league debut this yr and went 0-for-10 over six video games for the Dodgers.
— Speedy utility participant Tyler Wade has been traded from the New York Yankees to the Los Angeles Angels for a participant to be named or money. Wade was designated for task Friday when the Yankees wanted roster spots to guard prospects forward of the winter assembly draft. The 26-year-old infielder and outfielder hit .268 with 5 RBIs and 17 stolen bases in 103 video games final season. He has a .212 batting common with six homers and 33 RBIs over components of 5 massive league seasons.
—The Cleveland Guardians are concerned in a few offers. The Chicago Cubs have acquired outfielder Harold Ramirez from the Guardians for money. The 27-year-old Ramirez batted .268 with seven house runs and 41 RBIs in 99 video games for Cleveland final season. He was designated for task on Friday. And the Milwaukee Brewers acquired pitcher J.C. Mejia from the Guardians for a participant to be named or money. The 25-year-old right-hander owned a 1-7 document with an 8.25 ERA in 17 video games this previous season, together with 11 begins.
— David Ortiz, Ryan Howard, Tim Lincecum and Alex Rodriguez are amongst 13 first-time candidates on the Corridor of Fame poll of the Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America, becoming a member of 17 holdovers. Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens make their tenth and closing look on the BBWAA poll together with Curt Schilling, who fell 16 votes shy of the required 75% in final yr’s balloting.
—Doug Jones, a five-time All-Star reliever who had his finest success closing for the Cleveland Indians, has died. He was 64. Jones spent seven seasons with the Indians and ranks third on the membership’s profession saves record with 129. The membership, which formally transitioned to Cleveland Guardians final week, stated Monday it was “saddened by the lack of certainly one of our group’s all-time greats.” The group stated Jones died in Arizona. A trigger was not instantly identified.
Huskers to be with out injured QB Martinez versus No. 17 Iowa
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez will miss the Cornhuskers’ season finale in opposition to Seventeenth-ranked Iowa due to a shoulder harm. That phrase from coach Scott Frost. Redshirt freshman Logan Smothers will make his first begin Friday.
Martinez was injured within the first half in opposition to Wisconsin on Saturday and was capable of end the sport. Martinez had a extra thorough examination when the group returned to Lincoln.
Martinez is 15-23 because the Cornhuskers’ fourth-year starter. He has not introduced if he’ll return in 2022 to make use of the additional yr of eligibility the NCAA is permitting due to the pandemic.