AP Wednesday Sports Roundup
Third-ranked Kansas falls in Stillwater...Georgetown turns tables on Xavier
UNDATED (AP)-- The rash of upsets continues among top teams in The Associated Press Top-25 college basketball rankings. On Monday, top-ranked Oklahoma lost to Iowa State. Now, third-ranked Kansas has lost 86-67 to unranked Oklahoma State. Freshman Jawun Evans led the way with 22 points, eight assists and six rebounds.
The Cowboys beat Kansas in Stillwater for the third straight time and the fifth time in seven years.
Jeff Newberry scored 13 points and Jeffrey Carroll added 11 for the Cowboys, who had lost four straight. Oklahoma State shot 50 percent from the field, made 11 of 21 3-point attempts and outrebounded the Jayhawks 38-31.
In other AP Top-25 hoops:
__ Unranked Georgetown toppled fifth-ranked Xavier 81-72 for the Musketeers' first home loss of the season. Tre Campbell scored a career-high 21 points, with 17 of those coming in the first half. Xavier had beaten Georgetown three times last season.
— Seventh-ranked Maryland squeezed past Northwestern 62-56 in overtime behind Melo Trimble's 18 points. Freshman center Diamond Stone made a pivotal three-point play with 1:13 left in OT. He finished with 11 points.
__ Nic Moore had 23 points and had some part in five consecutive SMU baskets down the stretch as the eighth-ranked Mustangs remained Division I's only undefeated team with a 77-73 victory over feisty Houston. Markus Kennedy had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the 18-0 Mustangs.
— Jalen Jones scored 20 points and freshman Tyler Davis tied a season-high with 18 to lead No. 10 Texas A&M to a 71-57 victory over LSU. The Aggies have won 10 in a row.
— Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 points and Anthony Gill had two big baskets late as No. 13 Virginia squandered most of a 13-point lead and then held off Clemson 69-62.
— Ben Bentil scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half, and 16th-ranked Providence upset No. 18 Butler 71-68. Rodney Bullock added 16 points for the 16-3 Friars, who improved to 3-1 this season against ranked opponents.
__ Michael Carrera scored 19 points and No. 24 South Carolina rallied to beat Mississippi 77-74.
— No. 25 Indiana walloped Illinois 103-69. Troy Williams scored 21 points. Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell finished with 16 points and nine assists for the 16-3 Hoosiers. Ferrell passed Michael Lewis's career record for assists at Indiana and moved into 10th place on the Hoosiers all-time scoring list.
Thunder keep streaking...Bucks beat short-handed Heat
UNDATED (AP)— Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each had double-doubles and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 110-104 for their fifth straight victory. Durant finished with 30 points and 12 rebounds.
Westbrook scored 27 points and added 12 assists but fell five rebounds shy of another triple-double. He had two straight coming in and five on the season.
The Thunder have won 20 of 24 and are the only team in the Northwest Division with a winning record. They are 12 games in front of Utah.
In other NBA:
— Khris Middleton scored 22 points, Greg Monroe added 15 and the Milwaukee Bucks routed Miami, 91-79.
— Indiana edged Phoenix 97-94. Monta Ellis led the Pacers with 20. Paul George added 19.
— Anthony Davis scored 35 points and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame an early 17-point hole to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-99.
Bulls' Noah has surgery
CHICAGO (AP) — Bulls center Joakim Noah has undergone surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder.
The 2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year is expected to miss four to six months. Barring a quick recovery or deep playoff run, he might have played his last game for the Bulls given his expiring contract.
Noah was hurt in Friday's loss to Dallas.
Blackhawks and Lightning still streaking
UNDATED (AP)— Make it club-record 12 straight victories for the streaking Chicago Blackhawks. They posted a 4-1 road victory in Nashville. Artem Anisimov, Richard Panik, Patrick Kane and Andrew Desjardins scored for Chicago. It was Kane's 30th goal of the season and he added one assist.
In other hockey:
— Tampa Bay outscored Edmonton 6-4. Brian Boyle scored the go-ahead goal on a short-handed situation in the third period. The Lightning have won six in a row.
— J.T. Miller scored on a wraparound 3:54 into overtime, and the New York Rangers rallied for a 3-2 victory over Vancouver.
— Matt Hunwick's slapper with 7.5 seconds left lifted the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
— The Boston Bruins continued Montreal's misery 4-1. Patrice Bergeron scored the go-ahead goal for the B's. The Canadiens have just four victories in their last 21 games.
— Washington overwhelmed Columbus 6-3. Nicklas Backstrom scored twice. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist and goalie Braden Holtby earned his league-leading 30th win.
— The New Jersey Devils doubled up Calgary 4-2. Cory Schneider made nine of his 26 saves in the third period.
— The L.A. Kings beat the Dallas Stars 3-2. Milan Lucic scored the go-ahead goal, his 12th of the season. The Kings now own a 12-point lead in the Pacific Division.
Scott to play in All-Star event
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL will allow John Scott to serve as Pacific Division captain for the new All-Star 3-on-3 tournament. He was voted to the spot by as a goof by the fans while he was with Arizona, despite being known more for his rugged play than production. He only had four assists in 11 games.
After his selection was announced, the Coyotes traded him to Montreal who promptly shipped him to the minors, which would have made him ineligible for the All-Star competition.
The NHL decided to allow him to compete after noting the "unique circumstance" and considering Scott's desire to play.
New Eagles coach adds ex-Lions coach Schwartz as DC
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have hired former Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz to be their defensive coordinator, the first assistant brought in by new head coach Doug Pederson. He last coached in 2014 as Buffalo's defensive coordinator.
Schwartz was 29-51 as Detroit's coach from 2009-13. He led the Bills to the No. 4 ranking on defense in 2014. Schwartz was Tennessee's defensive coordinator for eight seasons before going to Detroit.
Pederson also said he would retain from Chip Kelly's staff offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland and special teams coach Dave Fipp. Running backs coach Duce (DOOS) Staley also is expected to remain.
In other NFL coaching news:
__ The Green Bay Packers have fired running backs coach Sam Gash and tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot following a challenging season for the offense. Gash was with the team for two seasons. Eddie Lacy ran for more than 1,100 yards in 2014 but gained just 758 this year on 187 carries.
Chen likes Miami
UNDATED (AP) — Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen and the Miami Marlins have finalized an $80 million, five-year contract. The left-hander is expected to be the No. 2 starter behind Jose Fernandez.
Chen went 46-32 with a 3.72 ERA in four seasons with the Orioles. Last year he made 31 starts and went 11-8 with a 3.34 ERA, which ranked seventh in the American League.
— Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has agreed to a $5.6 million, one-year contract with the New York Yankees, who also settled with shortstop Didi Gregorius for one year at $2,425,000. The team avoided arbitration with both.
— Right-hander Joe Blanton has agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 35-year-old started 10 games for the Dodgers in late 2012 but is likely to be a long reliever this season.
Rose heads to the Hall of Fame
CINCINNATI (AP) — It may not be in Cooperstown, New York, but Pete Rose is headed to a hall of fame. The team he is most closely identified with, the Reds, has announced that Rose will be inducted into the team hall of fame this June.
Reds' chief executive Bob Castellini said in a statement that inducting Rose into the Reds' hall will be "a defining moment" in franchise history. He adds that commissioner Rob Manfred approves of the induction. At a news conference Rose offered his thanks the commissioner for the approval and said he hasn't given up on the idea of getting into the Cooperstown shrine. The Reds are also going to retire No. 14 in his honor.
Sharapova, Williams remain on collision course on Day 3
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich. That puts Sharapova on course for a potential quarterfinal meeting with Serena Williams.
The fifth-seeded Sharapova won the 2008 Australian title and has lost three finals at Melbourne Park, including last year's decider against Williams.
Williams has swiftly moved through to the third round at Melbourne Park with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei in exactly one hour. Williams has only fallen in the second round of a Grand Slam tournament twice in her career.
On the men's side, third-seed Roger Federer has moved into the third round with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 win over Alexandr Dolgopolov.
All-Hispanic undercard to Pacquiao bout
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Boxing promoter Bob Arum plans to make a statement against Donald Trump with an all-Hispanic undercard on his next big pay-per-view show.
Arum says he'll feature all Hispanic fighters on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao's third meeting with Timothy Bradley on April 9 in Las Vegas.
Arum calls it "the Donald Trump undercard."
Arum is no fan of Trump's calls for a wall on the US-Mexico border and the deportation of 11 million people living in the country illegally.
MLB settles pay TV lawsuit
NEW YORK (AP) — Armchair baseball fans may be getting a break in the cost of watching games on online TV.
Just as a trial was to begin, Major League Baseball and a group of its fans who had sued reached agreement to expand the menu of online packages for televised games and lower prices.
Lawyers for fans who filed the class action lawsuit in 2012 said MLB will offer unbundled Internet packages for the next five years, including single-team packages for $84.99 next season. They said that's a 23 percent drop from the cheapest version previously available.