AP Friday Sports Roundup
Raptors win 10th straight
UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have their first double-digit winning streak in franchise history.
Kyle Lowry delivered 26 points on 8 of 16 shooting and had 10 assists as the Raptors downed the short-handed New York Knicks 103-93. Lowry was questionable before the game because of a wrist injury suffered in Tuesday's rout of Washington.
DeMar DeRozan had 26 points for the Raptors, who had played 1,637 previous regular-season games without winning 10 in a row. Jonas Valanciunas scored just 11 points on 4 of 16 shooting, but he also grabbed 18 rebounds in helping the Atlantic Division leaders improve to 31-15, 5 ½ games ahead of the second-place Boston Celtics.
Carmelo Anthony, Kristops Porzingis and Jose Calderon didn't play because of injury or illness, contributing to the Knicks' fourth straight loss.
In other NBA action:
— Indiana ended a three-game skid as Monta Ellis scored 25 points and Myles Turner added 20 in the Pacers' 111-92 victory against Atlanta. The Pacers outscored the Hawks 23-2 over the final 5:34.
— Pau Gasol was productive in Chicago's 114-91 rout of the Lakers in Los Angeles, finishing with 21 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Jimmy Butler had 26 points and 10 assists as the Bulls dealt the Lakers their eighth straight loss.
— Memphis was a 103-83 winner over Milwaukee behind Jeff Green's 21 points and five rebounds. Marc Gasol hit seven of his 11 field-goal attempts and finished with 15 points and eight boards in the Grizzlies' second straight win.
— Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points and hit four of his five 3-pointers to lead Denver past the Wizards 117-113 in Washington. Emmanuel Mudiay added 20 points for the Nuggets, who blew an 18-point lead before handing the Wizards their fifth loss in six games.
— Ryan Anderson pumped in 36 points and Jrue Holiday added 25 as New Orleans handled Sacramento 114-105. The Pelicans managed to win while Anthony Davis was sidelined by a concussion and Tyreke Evans sat out with a sore right knee.
Warriors add two more to West All-Star squad
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in 40 years the Golden State Warriors will have three players in the NBA All-Star game.
Draymond Green and Klay Thompson have been picked for the Western Conference team, one week after the league allowed that Warriors guard and NBA scoring leader Stephen Curry would start.
Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins, Houston's James Harden, San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge, the Clippers' Chris Paul and New Orleans' Anthony Davis were also chosen for the West squad for the Feb. 14 game in Toronto.
The Raptors' DeMar DeRozan will represent the home team and is joined by fellow East reserves Jimmy Butler of Chicago, Detroit's Andre Drummond, Miami's Chris Bosh, Washington's John Wall, Atlanta's Paul Millsap and Boston's Isaiah Thomas.
Owner donates to help people in Flint, Michigan
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Pistons owner Tom Gores is pledging to raise $10 million to address the short- and long-term needs of his hometown of Flint, Mich. where the drinking water is contaminated with lead. Gores says he has appointed two associates to raise money from other business leaders and identify priorities in Flint. Gore says he will be contributing to the fund as well.
TOP 25 MEN'S BASKETBALL
Terps top Hawkeyes
UNDATED (AP) — The eighth-ranked Maryland Terrapins shot just 33 percent from the field in the second half on Thursday, including an 0-for-10 mark from three-point range. They received just 11 points from leading scorer Melo Trimble and blew a six-point lead in the second half, yet they still managed to knock off third-ranked Iowa in College Park.
Robert Carter Jr. and Rasheed Sulaimon each scored 17 points as the Terps beat the Hawkeyes 74-68, ending Iowa's nine-game winning streak. Maryland clinched the win by hitting eight free throws over the final 49 seconds.
The Hawkeyes had their own problems in the first matchup of top-10 teams in College Park since the Terrapins left Cole Field House 13 years ago. Big Ten leading scorer Jarrod Uthoff scored just nine points on 2 of 13 shooting. Iowa also shot just 5-for-24 from 3-point range, 3-for-15 in the second half.
The win leaves the Terps 18-3 overall and 7-2 in the Big Ten. Iowa dropped to 16-4, 7-1 in the conference.
In other top-25 finals:
— Arizona's 49-game home winning streak is over after Dillon Brooks scored 24 points to lead 23rd-rated Oregon past the No. 18 Wildcats 83-75. Dwayne Benjamin finished with 15 points for the Ducks, who outscored Arizona 19-11 over the final 6 1/2 minutes. The Wildcats had owned the longest active home winning streak in the country, which began after a loss to California on Feb. 10, 2013.
— Denzel Valentine drained five of Michigan State's season-high 16 3-pointers and the 12th-ranked Spartans held Northwestern to 21 percent shooting in a 76-45 stifling of the Wildcats. Valentine finished with 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds as the 18-4 Spartans beat the Wildcats for the seventh straight time.
— Trevor Cooney scored 22 points and Syracuse built a 44-27 halftime lead before completing an 81-66 win over No. 25 Notre Dame. Michael Gbinije, Tyler Lydon and Malachi Richardson each scored 15 as the Orange beat a ranked team for the fourth time this season.
NY officials looking into NFL ticket practices
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An official says New York authorities are investigating whether the NFL is engaging in anti-competitive practices on its ticket-selling website.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has released a report criticizing "price floors" for tickets, particularly by sports leagues including the NFL.
The report says many NFL teams encourage or even require ticket holders to use Ticketmaster's NFL Ticket Exchange platform, where the seller is prohibited from cutting the price below face value.
An official with knowledge of the investigation says Schneiderman's office is investigating and wants the price floor removed.
SUPER BOWL-GOLDEN TEAM
Hall of Fame names 50 Year Super Bowl squad
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Voters for the Pro Football Hall of Fame have chosen what is being called the Super Bowl 50 Golden Team. The Steelers dominate the list with seven players chosen.
On offense, the breakdown includes Joe Montana at quarterback, Emmitt Smith and Franco Harris in the backfield, wide receivers Lynn Swann and Jerry Rice, Jay Novacek at tight end, and linemen Mike Webster, Art Shell, Forrest Gregg, Gene Upshaw and Larry Allen.
On defense, they chose Reggie White, Joe Greene, Charles Haley and Randy White up front with linebackers Jack Ham, Ray Lewis and Jack Lambert along with defensive backs Ronnie Lott, Deion Sanders, Mel Blount and Jake Scott.
AP Source: Rays, Rockies agree to trade
UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Tampa Bay Rays have acquired left-handed hitter Corey Dickerson from the Rockies for left-handed reliever Jake McGee.
The 26-year-old Dickerson hit .304 last year with 10 homers and 31 RBIs in 65 games, missing time due to plantar fasciitis and broken ribs. Colorado had an abundance of lefty hitting outfielders with the recent signing of Gerardo Parra.
— The New York Yankees and pitcher Ivan Nova have avoided salary arbitration by settling on a one-year package worth $4.1 million. The 29-year-old right-hander returned to the Yankees in the middle of last season following Tommy John surgery and went 6-11 with a 5.07 ERA in 17 starts.
— Free agent pitcher Doug Fister and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract. The 31-year-old was 5-7 with a 4.19 ERA in 15 starts and 10 relief appearances last season for Washington.
NHL suspends Flames Wideman
NEW YORK (AP) — Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing for checking and knocking down linesman Don Henderson during Wednesday night's game against Nashville.
Wideman got up after being hit and struck Henderson on the way to the bench. Wideman said he was in pain and was just trying to get off the ice, adding that he couldn't avoid Henderson.
Wideman apologized to Henderson after the incident.
NHL All-Star rosters shuffled
UNDATED (AP) — The National Hockey League's All-Star break has begun. That means there are no games on ice tonight or Friday before All-Star Weekend begins in Nashville. The competition will take place Sunday with the regular season resuming play Tuesday.
The league has announced some roster changes for the All-Star contest. Evgeny Kuznetsov replaces Capitals teammate Alex Ovechkin and James Neal of the Predators replaces Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks. Islanders center John Taveras will take over for Ovechkin as the Metropolitan Division team captain.
Ovechkin pulled out of All-Star weekend with a lower-body injury, while Toews left Chicago's game Tuesday with an illness. Both will have to sit out their team's first game after the break as punishment for missing the midwinter classic.
In other league news:
— Anaheim defenseman Clayton Stoner has been banned from hunting for three years and must pay $10,000 for killing a grizzly bear on British Columbia's central coast. Stoner admitted to hunting without a license.
QB dismissed from team
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Quarterback Maty Mauk has been dismissed by the Missouri football team following several incidents.
New coach Barry Odom says he met with Mauk in December and gave him a fresh start. But Missouri suspended Mauk again this week after a brief video was posted to Twitter showing a person appearing to snort a white, powder-like substance. The tweet mentions Mauk by name.
The junior was suspended on Nov. 1 following an incident at a bar not long after returning from a suspension on Sept. 29 for an undisclosed violation of team policy.
Co-leaders through 18 at Torrey Pines
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Scott Brown is a first-round co-leader at the PGA's Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.
Brown birdied his last hole for a 30 on the front nine and a 6-under 66 total. He played on the tough South Course at Torrey Pines, which was 2 1/2 strokes harder than the North Course where Andrew Loupe shot his 66 in the opening round.
Phil Mickelson followed a double-bogey on the par-4 second hole with six birdies for a 69.
Logjam at the top
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Paula Creamer, Charley Hull and Catriona Matthew each opened with 5-under 68s to pull into a seven-way tie for the lead through one round of the LPGA's season opener in the Bahamas. Alison Lee, Ashlan Ramsey, Mika Miyazato and Haru Nomura also shot 68s to grab a share of the lead, one shot ahead of Jennifer Johnson and Min Seo Kwak.
Michelle Wie was stung by a bee on the way to a 3-over 76. Second-ranked Inbee Park withdrew because of back pain shooting an 80, the second-worst round of her LPGA Tour career.
Spieth in contention
SINGAPORE (AP) —Top-ranked Jordan Spieth is a shot off the pace in the lightning-suspended first round of the Singapore Open. Spieth posted a 4-under 67 to trail clubhouse leader Keith Horne of South Africa.
MELBOURNE (AP) — The opponent for top seed Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open will be determined in a few hours. Second seed Andy Murray is facing Milos Raonic of Canada in the semifinals.
Djokovic advanced to the title match with a four-set win over Roger Federer.