Review Category : National Sports

(14) Maryland Tops (5) Wisconsin

G Fiume/Getty Images(COLLEGE PARK, Md.) — Dez Wells scored 26 points in No. 14 Maryland’s 59-53 victory over No. 5 Wisconsin on Tuesday night.

Maryland’s win ended Wisconsin’s 10-game win streak, and possibly ruined their bid to come away with a share at the Big Ten title.

Melo Trimble also added 16 points and helped the Terps to end the game on a 12-6 run. Maryland improved to 9-0 in games decided by six points or fewer, and they’ve won their last three by a total of 17 points.

“We knew we had the poise and toughness to win the game,” Wells said.

Maryland will play Michigan on Saturday February 28th, and Wisconsin will look to get back on track Sunday when Michigan State pays them a visit.

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LeBron Passes Scottie Pippen’s Assist Mark

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(AUBURN HILLS, Mich.) — On Tuesday night, LeBron James became the most prolific passing forward in NBA history. James passed Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen for the most career assists by an NBA forward during the Cavaliers’ 102-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

James completed a pass to Kevin Love in the second quarter, which led to a 3-pointer and gave him 6,136 assists for his career, passing Pippen’s 6,135. James ended up finishing the night with a game-high 11 assists.

“It means way more than what I did passing Allen Iverson on Sunday,” James said. “I’ve always took a lot of pride and I get more of a rush seeing my teammates succeed more than myself. And that’s what an assist is all about. I was taught the game the right way and seeing my teammates succeed has always been something that I’ve cared about more than anything and that’s what it’s all about.”

James has a career average of 6.9 assists per game during his time with Cleveland and Miami.

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Derrick Rose to Have Surgery on Torn Meniscus

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has a torn meniscus in his right knee and he will undergo surgery, according to the team.

Rose reported discomfort and pain in his right knee earlier in the day, and after an examination, the MRI confirmed the tear.

The team says the timetable for Rose’s injury won’t be determined until the surgery is over.

Rose has had a history of knee injuries beginning in Game 1 of the 2012 playoffs against the 76ers, when Rose suffered a torn ACL. He missed the entire following season, and after 10 games last year, he suffered another knee injury that sidelined him indefinitely.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 2/24/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – NBA: Golden State Warriors 114 (44-10) – Washington Wizards 107 (33-24)

Cleveland Cavaliers 102 (36-22) – Detroit Pistons 93 (23-34)

Oklahoma City Thunder 105 (32-25) – Indiana Pacers 92 (23-34)

Dallas Mavericks 99 (39-20) – Toronto Raptors 92 (37-20)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (14) Maryland 59 (23-5) – (5) Wisconsin 53 (25-3)

(6) Villanova 89 (26-2) – (25) Providence 61 (19-9)

Syracuse 65 (18-10) – (9) Notre Dame 60 (24-5)

NC State 58 (17-11) – (15) North Carolina 46 (19-9)

(20) West Virginia 71 (22-6) – Texas 64 (17-11)

NHL: Vancouver Canucks 2 (35-22-3; 73pts) – Boston Bruins 1 (29-22-9; 67pts)

Buffalo Sabres 4 (18-38-5; 41pts) – Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (26-29-4; 56pts)

New York Islanders 5 (40-20-2; 82pts) – Arizona Coyotes 1 (20-34-7; 47pts)

New York Rangers 1 (37-16-6; 80pts) – Calgary Flames 0 (32-24-4; 68pts)

Carolina Hurricanes 4 (22-30-7; 51pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 1 (26-24-11; 63pts)

Montreal Canadiens 5 (39-16-5; 83pts) – St. Louis Blues 2 (38-18-4; 80pts)

Nashville Predators 5 (41-13-7; 89pts) – Colorado Avalanche 2 (26-24-11; 63pts)

Winnipeg Jets 4 (31-20-11; 73pts) – Dallas Stars 2 (27-25-9; 63pts)

Edmonton Oilers 2 (18-34-10; 46pts) – Minnesota Wild 1 (31-22-7; 69pts)

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Tigers Agree to 1-Year Contract with RHP Joba Chamberlain

iStockphoto(DETROIT) — The Detroit Tigers and reliever Joba Chamberlain agreed to a one-year contract, the club announced on Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In his first season with the Tigers in 2014, the 29-year-old Chamberlain went 2-5 with a 3.57 ERA. He struck out 59 batters and walked 24 in 63 innings of work.

“We are pleased that Joba is returning to our ballclub,” Tigers general manager David Dombrowski said in a statement. “He did a solid job for us last year and his addition will strengthen our bullpen.”

Chamberlain was originally selected by the Yankees with the 41st overall pick in the 2006 MLB draft. In eight seasons with New York and Detroit, he has compiled a record of 25-19 with a 3.81 ERA.

To make room for Chamberlain on the 40-man roster, the Tigers designated right-handed pitcher Chad Smith for assignment.

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N.Y. Islanders Agree to Seven-Year Contract with Nick Leddy

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(UNIONDALE, N.Y.) — The New York Islanders and defenseman Nick Leddy have agreed to a seven-year contract through the 2021-22 season, the team announced Tuesday. The deal is worth $38.5 million, according to ESPN.

The 23-year-old Leddy has eight goals and 17 assists for 25 points this season. He leads all Islanders defenseman in goals and ranks second in points, behind Johnny Boychuk.

“We have something special in this locker room and I’m excited to be part of it for seven more years,” Leddy said in a statement. “From the start of my time here, the Islanders have been a first-class organization. I’m honored by their commitment to me and look forward to challenging for the Stanley Cup for years to come.”

Leddy was originally selected by the Minnesota Wild with the 16th overall pick in the 2009 NHL draft. In 319 regular season career games with the Chicago Blackhawks and Islanders, he has 28 goals and 90 assists for 118 points.

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Smith Will Drive the No. 41 Car Again in Atlanta

Todd Warshaw/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For the second consecutive week Regan Smith will drive the No. 41 Sprint Cup car in place of the suspended Kurt Busch.

Stewart-Haas Racing named Smith the driver of the No. 41 in Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after he finished 16th in the car at last weekend’s Daytona 500.

Smith is a former Sprint Cup driver who now drives full-time in the Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports.

Despite selecting Smith to replace Busch for two straight weekends, SHR hasn’t named a driver for any race past Atlanta.

NASCAR suspended Busch indefinitely after a Kent County (Delaware) Family Court commissioner ruled Busch committed an act of domestic violence on his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. Busch has since tried to appeal twice but lost both times.

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Celebration Gets Rowdy After KSU’s Upset Victory over KU

G Fiume/Getty Images(MANHATTAN, Kan.) — It became rowdy after Kansas State’s upset win over No. 8 Kansas Monday night.

Kansas State fans rushed the court making it hard for Kansas players and coaches to get to the locker room.

Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber had to help Kansas head coach Bill Self get off the court and a video shows a KSU fan running toward Kansas forward Jamari Traylor and hitting him with his shoulder.

All this action did not impress Self.

“It’s a ballgame,” Self said. “It’s not about chicken-winging somebody when the game’s over. Hopefully, they can get that corrected. It’s fine if you want to celebrate when you beat us, that’s your business. That’s fine. But at least it shouldn’t put anybody at risk from a safety standpoint.”

Bruce Weber agrees. “I love the students, and it’s a cool thing to be part of that,” he said, “but you also have to be careful of making sure no one gets hurt.”

Kansas State announced in a statement that it would “review the end of the game situation and report on our security procedures.”

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Orioles Sign Infielder Everth Cabrera

Rich Pilling/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — The Baltimore Orioles have signed free agent infielder Everth Cabrera to a one-year $2.4 million contract.

Last season the 28-year-old batted .232 in 357 at bats and struck out 86 times across 90 games. Cabrera also hit 13 doubles and stole 18 bases.

Cabrera has spent the last six seasons with the San Diego Padres, before the team non-tendered him. His best seasons came during the 2012-2013 stretch when he batted .264 while hitting 34 doubles and stealing 81 bases.

Cabrera has been dealing with trouble off the diamond. In 2013 he was suspended 50 games for a positive PED test and is potentially facing jail time for resisting arrest.

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Bruins Krejci Out At Least One Month

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(BOSTON, Ma.) — The Boston Bruins will be without their top-line center for at least one month as they make a playoff push.

David Krejci will be out for four to six weeks, according to general manager, with a partially torn MCL after a collision with Alexander Steen of the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 20.

Krejci has missed 20 games this season with a groin injury.

The team was 8-9-3 in his absence.

Currently, the Bruins (29-21-9, 67pts) are in eighth place in the eastern conference, just three points ahead of the Florida Panthers (26-21-12, 64pts) for the final playoff spot.

The Bruins signed Krejci to a six-year extension last September worth 43.5 million dollars.

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