AP Monday Sports Roundup
Lakers shock Warriors
UNDATED (AP) — If the Golden State Warriors fail to break the NBA record for wins in a season, they can look at their losses against some of the league's bottom feeders. Four of their six defeats have come against the Bucks, Nuggets, Pistons and Lakers, teams that wouldn't make the playoffs if the season ended on Sunday.
The latest loss came against the Lakers as Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points and D'Angelo Russell added 21 in a 112-95 rout of the Warriors in Los Angeles. The Lakers entered with the NBA's second-worst record at 12-51 before shooting 47 percent from the field and 21 of 22 from the foul line.
Golden State's Big Three of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green combined for just 42 points on 15 of 47 shooting. The Warriors misfired on 17 of their 18 3-point attempts in ending a seven-game winning streak.
The Warriors dropped to 55-6 and need to go 18-3 in their final 21 games to break the league mark of 72 wins held by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.
In other NBA play:
— Toronto's team-record, 12-game home winning is over after James Harden had 40 points and 14 assists in Houston's 113-107 triumph over the Raptors. Corey Brewer had 23 points off the bench in the Rockets' first victory in Toronto in eight tries since 2006-07.
— Kevin Durant had 32 points and 12 rebounds while Russell Westbrook posted his 10th triple-double to lead Oklahoma City to a 104-96 victory over Milwaukee. Westbrook finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for the Thunder, who blew much of a 21-point, third-quarter lead before improving to 43-20.
— Hassan Whiteside blocked seven shots and the Miami Heat earned their fifth straight win by downing Philadelphia 103-98. Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade each had 23 points, while Whiteside added 14 points and 13 boards off the bench to help the Heat deal the 76ers their 12th consecutive loss.
— Reggie Jackson poured in 30 points and Andre Drummond added 14 and 18 boards in Detroit's 123-103 rout of Portland. Jackson scored 70 points against the Trail Blazers in the two-game season series, including 26 in the fourth quarter of their Nov. 8 meeting in Portland.
— Devin Booker had 27 points and nine assists, while Alex Len added 19 points and 16 rebounds in the Phoenix Suns' second straight win, 109-100 at Memphis. Tyson Chandler finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds as Phoenix won for only the third time in the last 18 games.
— D.J. Augustin scored Denver's last eight points of overtime, including two free throws with 0.9 seconds left to complete a 116-114 win against Dallas. Kenneth Faried had 25 points and a season-high 20 rebounds for the Nuggets.
Manning calls it quits
ENGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Peyton Manning is going out on top.
The Denver quarterback has decided to end his accomplished 18-year NFL career after helping the Broncos to a win in Super Bowl 50. The team has scheduled a news conference for Monday.
The almost 40-year-old Manning goes out as a champion just a month after Denver beat Carolina for the title. It came just four seasons after a series of neck surgeries put his career in doubt and prompted the Indianapolis Colts to give up on him.
The following year, he won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award with Denver.
The five-time NFL MVP is the only quarterback to achieve 200 wins in a career. His league-record 539 touchdown passes include an NFL-best 55 in 2013. Those are among his dozens of NFL passing records.
NFL-RAMS PLAYER ARRESTED
Rams Mason stunned, arrested
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Police say Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason had to be subdued with a stun gun twice when he refused to cooperate with officers who were arresting him in South Florida.
Hollywood, Florida, police says Mason refused orders to get out of his sports car after he was pulled over for going twice the speed limit in a 35-mile-per-hour zone.
He is charged with resisting arrest without violence, reckless driving, possessing less than 20 grams of cannabis and failure to register a vehicle.
AP Source: Utley suspension lifted
NEW YORK (AP) — Chase Utley's two-game suspension has been dropped.
The Dodgers infielder was punished in October for his hard takeout slide that broke the right leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada in Game 2 of the National League Division Series. Utley appealed the suspension, allowing him to complete the series.
A person briefed on the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday that Major League Baseball and the players' union reached an agreement that rescinded the ban.
MLB and the union have since reworked the rule on slides to cover the sort of play that flipped Tejada and resulted in Utley's penalty in Game 2 of the NL Division Series at Dodger Stadium.
Under what some fans are calling the Chase Utley Rule, rolling blocks are now illegal.
White Sox get OF Jackson
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox hope they have bolstered their outfield depth by working out a one-year, $5 million pact with free agent Austin Jackson.
Jackson played for Seattle and the Chicago Cubs last season, batting .267 with nine homers and 48 RBIs in 136 games. He is a .273 hitter with 55 homers, 296 RBIs and 106 steals in 860 career games.
Hoosiers pound sputtering Terps
UNDATED (AP) — The 12th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers will go into the Big Ten tournament with the No. 1 seed and some momentum, while the 14th-rated Maryland Terrapins will enter the event in a downward spiral.
Yogi Ferrell had 17 points and four assists in his last game at Assembly Hall to help the Hoosiers hammer the Terps 80-62. Tory Williams matched his career high with 23 points and helped Indiana crawl out of an early eight-point hole.
The Hoosiers had first-half runs of 14-3 and 9-0 to take a 41-28 lead into intermission.
Melo Trimble had a team-high 17 points in Maryland's fourth loss in six games.
In other top-25 finals:
— Freshman Caleb Swanigan scored a career-high 27 points and sophomore P.J. Thompson also set a career best with 22 to lead No. 15 Purdue to a 91-80 victory against Wisconsin. A.J. Hammons added 16 points to help the Boilermakers earn the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten tournament.
— Troy Caupain scored 14 points and Cincinnati bolstered its NCAA tournament hopes with a 61-54 win over No. 24 SMU. The Bearcats won despite shooting less than 30 percent and left the Mustangs with a final record of 25-5 for the season. SMU is banned from postseason play because of NCAA rules violations.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL-CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS
Panthers win at buzzer, earn NCAA bid
UNDATED (AP) — Wes Washpun's jumper from the top of the key bounced high off the back of the rim and fell in at the buzzer giving Northern Iowa a 56-54 win over Evansville in the Missouri Valley Conference title game. Northern Iowa has won the tournament four of the last eight years and enters the NCAA Tournament having won 12 of its last 13 games.
In other conference tournament action:
— Dwayne Sutton had 25 points and 18 rebounds to help UNC Asheville beat Winthrop 77-68 in the Big South Tournament title game. The victory earns the Bulldogs their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2012.
— Florida Gulf Coast is back in the NCAA tournament. Antravious Simmons scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as FGCU beat Stetson 80-78 in overtime to win the Atlantic Sun tournament.
Stars, Hawks, Blues win
UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars remain in a virtual dead heat for first place in the NHL's Western Conference and Central Division races.
The Blackhawks won for the third time in four games as Patrick Kane notched his 38th goal on the first shot of a 4-1 triumph against Detroit. Kane put the Hawks ahead just 21 seconds into the game before Artem Anisimov and Duncan Keith added power-play goals. Kane leads the NHL with a career-high 89 points.
Corey Crawford made 33 saves as Chicago improved to 41-21-5, good for 87 points.
The Stars won their second straight since a four-game skid as Antoine Roussel tallied with 2:14 remaining to push Dallas past Ottawa 2-1. Jason Spezza also scored for the Stars, who have two fewer regulation or overtime victories than Chicago.
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
— Patrik Berglund scored the eventual game-winner and Jake Allen stopped 30 shots as St. Louis beat Minnesota 4-2 to stay two points behind Dallas and Chicago. Jori Lehtera and Ryan Reeves put the Blues ahead 2-0 less than 10 minutes into their third straight win.
— Cal Clutterbuck and Frans Nielsen scored 27 seconds apart in the final 1:28 to give the New York Islanders a 6-4 win over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Johnny Boychuk provided a pair of first-period goals for the Isles, who went 6-1 on their seven-game road trip to pull within three points of the Rangers with three games in hand as they battle for second place in the Metropolitan Division.
— Pittsburgh remains three points behind the Islanders after Evgeni Malkin scored twice and Bryan Rust added a goal and two assists in the Penguins' 6-1 dismantling of the Devils in New Jersey. Matt Murray stopped 17 shots as the Pens won for the fourth time in six games to move into seventh place in the East, one point ahead of Detroit.
— Cam Talbot turned back 39 shots and Edmonton won for the fourth time in five games by topping Winnipeg 2-1. Patrick Maroon and Lauri Korpikoski had second-period goals to help the Oilers climb out of the Western Conference cellar.
Schneider out at least 2 weeks
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Devils All-Star goaltender Cory Schneider will be sidelined at least two weeks with a sprained right knee suffered in the third period of a loss to Dallas. He has posted a 26-23-6 record with four shutouts and a .923 save percentage.
Busch brothers return home
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brad Keselowski's late charge allowed him to win a Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the second time in three years.
Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with five laps to go and beat Joey Logano to the checkered flag. Jimmie Johnson was third, and Busch had to settle for fourth after struggling with a right front wheel issue down the stretch.
Keselowski overcame an early speeding penalty and drove his Team Penske Ford to his first Sprint Cup Series victory of the season.
Scott doubles up at Doral
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Adam Scott shot a 3-under 69 in the final round to win the Cadillac Championship for his second victory in a row.
His 12-under total gave him a one-shot win over Bubba Watson, who posted a 68.
Scott also captured The Honda Classic last week.
It's the second win for Scott in a World Golf Championships event, the other coming at Bridgestone in 2011. He's now a 13-time winner on tour and hasn't finished lower than second in any of his last three starts.
Jang pulls away to win
SINGAPORE (AP) — South Korea's Ha Na Jang fired a 7-under 65 to score a four-shot win at the HSBC Women's Champions.
It was the second win of the year for the 23-year-old.
Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum finished second after a closing 68.
Sharapova to make "major" announcement
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria Sharapova has called a news conference for noon Monday in Los Angeles to make what her agent calls a "major announcement."
This comes days after Sharapova announced she was pulling out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells because of a left forearm injury.
She has suffered a string of injuries in recent years.
The five-time major champion hasn't competed since losing to Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals in January.