RESERVE HELPS PISTONS EDGE RAPTORS Tobias Harris had 24 points off the bench, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 21, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 13.2 seconds left, and the Detroit Pistons overcame a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit and rallied past the host Raptors, 102-101.
Spieth Captures Pebble Beach
Jordan Spieth won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California for the ninth PGA Tour title of his young career. Spieth started the final round with a six-shot lead, and no one came closer than three all day. He putted for birdie on all but one hole and closed with a two-under 70 for a four-shot victory over the former United States Amateur champion Kelly Kraft, who shot a 67. The United States Open champion Dustin Johnson had a 68 to finish third.
It was Spieth’s first 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour since the Masters, where he lost a five-shot lead on the back nine at Augusta National. Spieth, a 23-year-old Texan, ran off 14 straight pars until a 30-foot birdie on the par-3 17th. That allowed for an easy walk up the 18th with a four-shot lead.
Spieth’s other birdie was on the par-5 second, where he two-putted from 12 feet. He finished at 19-under 268.
CHAMPIONS TOUR Scott McCarron eagled the par-5 18th hole to win the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla., for his third PGA Champions Tour victory in his last 17 starts.
Lee Scores Twice in Islanders’ Win
Anders Lee scored two of the Islanders’ three third-period goals in a 5-1 victory over the league-worst Colorado Avalanche at Barclays Center.
Nick Leddy had a goal and two assists, Ryan Strome and Jason Chimera also scored, and the captain John Tavares and Johnny Boychuk added two assists each. Jean-Francois Berube stopped 25 shots.
SHARKS 4, DEVILS 1 Brent Burns scored two goals, and San Jose beat the Devils, ending a four-game losing streak. P. A. Parenteau scored for the Devils.
Northwestern Upsets Wisconsin
Bryant McIntosh scored 25 points, and visiting Northwestern beat No. 7 Wisconsin, 66-59, securing an important win in the program’s bid to make its first-ever N.C.A.A. tournament. Dererk Pardon added 11 for the Wildcats (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten), who confounded the conference-leading Badgers by double-teaming the dominant big man Ethan Happ.
Nigel Hayes scored 9 of his 13 points in the second half for the Badgers (21-4, 10-2), who had won eight straight.
IN OTHER MEN’S GAMES Ben Emelogu hit two 3-pointers and made the tiebreaking free throw in a game-deciding 15-0 run as No. 25 Southern Methodist (22-4, 12-1 American) beat No. 11 Cincinnati (22-3, 11-1), 60-51, in Dallas to end the Bearcats’ 15-game winning streak. The freshman Lonzo Ball had 22 points and 9 assists to lead No. 10 U.C.L.A. (23-3, 10-3 Pacific-12) to a 78-60 win over visiting Oregon State.
MARYLAND WOMEN TOP MICHIGAN STATE Brionna Jones had 28 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 3 Maryland beat host Michigan State, 89-72, spoiling Coach Suzy Merchant’s return to the sideline for the Spartans.
Jones, who came into the game with the top field-goal percentage in the nation at 69.2 percent, raised that mark by going 9 for 12. She made her first seven shots from the floor and did not miss one until the final minute of the third quarter. The Terrapins (25-1, 13-0 Big Ten) improved to 53-2 against league opponents — including conference tournament games — since joining the Big Ten in 2014-15.
Merchant came back from a medical leave of absence to coach the Spartans (16-9, 6-6) for the first time since Jan. 14.
IN OTHER WOMEN’S GAMES Alexis Prince had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 2 Baylor (24-2, 13-1 Big 12) rebounded from its first conference loss with a 91-73 victory over host Texas Christian. The Lady Bears’ win came six days after a loss to No. 11 Texas that ended a 54-game home winning streak. Teaira McCowan scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to lead No. 4 Mississippi State (25-1, 11-1 Southeastern Conference) past host Mississippi (15-10, 4-8), 66-44. Marina Mabrey had 25 points as No. 7 Notre Dame (23-3, 11-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) picked up its seventh straight win, 90-69 over visiting Georgia Tech (14-11, 3-9). Alanna Smith scored 16 points, and No. 8 Stanford (22-4, 12-2 Pacific-12) ran off 18 straight first-quarter points in an 87-51 rout of visiting Utah (15-10, 4-10).
Braves Acquire Phillips From Reds
The Atlanta Braves acquired second baseman Brandon Phillips from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for pitchers Andrew McKirahan, a left-hander, and Carlos Portuondo, a minor league right-hander.
Braves General Manager John Coppolella called Phillips a “Gold Glove-caliber defender who will also deepen our offensive lineup.” Phillips is a three-time All-Star.
Phillips, who is signed through the 2017 season, has a .275 batting average, with 197 home runs, in 15 major league seasons and is 137 hits shy of 2,000.
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