Jan 24, 2023

Sports Headlines for Tuesday

Posted Jan 24, 2023 12:29 PM

WACO, Texas (AP) — LJ Cryer had 22 points with five 3-pointers and 17th-ranked Baylor stretched its Big 12-best winning streak to five games with a 75-69 win over No. 9 Kansas. It was a matchup of the last two national champions. The reigning champion Jayhawks lost their third straight game. It’s only their fourth three-game losing streak in coach Bill Self’s 20 seasons. Adam Flagler added 17 points for 2021 champion Baylor, which is 15-5. Freshman guard Gradey Dick had 24 points for the 16-4 Jayhawks while Jalen Wilson had 23. Kevin McCullar Jr. had 14 points and 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double this season.

UNDATED (AP) — Purdue is back at No. 1 in the AP Top 25. Alabama is right behind the Boilermakers. Purdue returned to the top spot in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, moving up two spots after Houston’s loss to Temple. The Boilermakers received 39 first-place votes after a volatile week where just two teams kept the same spot from a week ago. Alabama climbed two spots to No. 2, its highest ranking since reaching No. 1 in 2002-03. Houston, Tennessee and Kansas State round out the top five.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that Patrick Mahomes will play in the AFC championship game against the Bengals. He also said the high ankle sprain that the All-Pro quarterback sustained over the weekend against the Jaguars is less severe than the one he played through during the 2019 season opener. Mahomes was hurt in the first quarter of Saturday’s win over Jacksonville when pass rusher Arden Key landed heavily on his right ankle. Mahomes finished off the drive but was hobbling badly, and Reid and the training staff forced him to get an X-ray that came back negative. He had an MRI on Sunday that revealed the extent of the injury.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have acquired veteran outfielder Michael A. Taylor from the Kansas City Royals for two relief pitching prospects. Taylor should provide depth and defense to Minnesota's outfield. He batted .254 with nine home runs and 43 RBIs in 414 at-bats last season for the Royals. That was his second year with the club after spending his first seven major league seasons with Washington. Taylor was a Gold Glove winner in his Royals debut in 2021. He gives the Twins a third outfielder on the roster who has won the award, joining Byron Buxton and newcomer Joey Gallo.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame football player Shannon Sharpe apologized after getting into a heated courtside conversation with Memphis Grizzlies players Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks and Morant’s father during Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Fox Sports personality issued the apology Monday during the “Undisputed” show with Skip Bayless. Sharpe exchanged words with Brooks throughout the first half and then yelled at Morant on the final possession of the second quarter. After the halftime buzzer sounded, Brooks yelled at Sharpe and Sharpe motioned toward Brooks. Tee Morant, Ja Morant’s father, also got involved in the conversation before security at Crypto.com Arena separated everyone.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno has decided not to sell the team. Moreno has announced he is taking his franchise off the market. The 76-year-old owner announced his plan to explore a sale of the team last August, and he met with interested buyers during the winter. Moreno says he has unfinished business with the Angels, who haven't won a playoff game since 2009. Moreno bought the franchise in 2003. The Angels currently have the majors' longest streaks with seven straight losing seasons and eight straight non-playoff seasons.

MONDAY SCORES

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (17)Baylor 75 (9)Kansas 69

Final Nevada 97 (25)New Mexico 94

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Orlando 113 Boston 98

Final Milwaukee 150 Detroit 130

Final Chicago 111 Atlanta 100

Final Houston 119 Minnesota 114

Final Utah 120 Charlotte 102

Final Portland 147 San Antonio 127

Final Sacramento 133 Memphis 100

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Toronto 5 N-Y Islanders 2

Final N-Y Rangers 6 Florida 2

Final OT Buffalo 3 Dallas 2

Final OT Calgary 4 Columbus 3