Knight leads Bucks past Magic 105-98
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brandon Knight scored 24 points and sparked Milwaukee's rousing rally from an 18-point deficit with a dunk to lead the Bucks to a 105-98 win Monday night over the Orlando Magic.
Knight confounded Orlando with a quick first step and threw down a dunk for a 74-71 lead with 10:57 left after Ramon Sessions went high for an outlet pass in the lane and patted the ball back to his driving backcourt mate.
The lead swelled to 95-81 with 2:49 left before Orlando mounted its own late charge to get within three off a 3 from Jameer Nelson with 35 seconds left.
But the Bucks hit their foul shots late and Orlando was hurt after Nikola Vucevic was whistled for an offensive foul with 22 seconds left.
No. 23 DePaul women advance to title game, 100-90
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Jasmine Penny made 10 of 11 shots and finished with 26 points as No. 23 DePaul beat 5th-seeded Marquette 100-90 on Monday to advance to the title game of the Big East Conference tournament.
Top-seeded DePaul will face No. 2 seed St. Johns in the championship game on Tuesday.
DePaul jumped out to a 55-38 lead at halftime, with 16 points by Chanise Jenkins.
Katie Young's 3-pointer with 2:15 left cut Marquette's deficit to 89-80, the first time DePaul's second-half lead had dipped below double-digits. DePaul made 7 of 10 free throws in the final minute.
Jenkins had 23 and Megan Rogowski 21 for DePaul.
Marquette was led by Young with 25 points. Brooklyn Pumroy had 21 points and Katherine Plouffe had 19 and 17 rebounds.
Both teams shot 50 percent but Marquette had 17 turnovers and was 19 of 24 from the line to 26 of 40 for DePaul.
Sale pitches solidly, White Sox Beat Brewers 6-3
PHOENIX (AP) - Chris Sale breezed into the fifth inning with two-hit ball shortly after being chosen the White Sox's opening-day starter, and Chicago beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 Monday.
Sale struck out three in 4 1-3 innings, allowing only a two-out single to Khris Davis in the first and a two-out single to Jean Segura in the third. The two-time All-Star allowed six earned runs in 2 2-3 innings in his previous Cactus League start against San Diego, but he was much sharper this time.
The White Sox took a 4-3 lead in the ninth when Jared Mitchell scored on a fielder's choice by Jeff Keppinger. Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke challenged umpire Scott Barry's call at home plate but it was upheld by video replay. Andy Wilkins followed with a two-run single.
Roenicke has now challenged five calls this spring with all five being upheld by the umpires.
Jordan Danks snapped a scoreless tie with a two-run homer off Brewers reliever Johnny Hellweg in the seventh.
CB Shields inks deal, officially back with Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Packers have officially announced the re-signing of Sam Shields, who would have been one of the top cornerbacks available this offseason in free agency.
General manager Ted Thompson made it official in a statement Monday. The undrafted rookie in 2010 out of Miami started 14 games last season with 61 tackles, four interceptions and 16 passes defended.
Shields agreed to a four-year deal worth $39 million with a $12.5 million signing bonus. He has combined with Tramon Williams to form a solid cornerback tandem for Green Bay.
Shields posted on Twitter that he signed the deal Monday, but that this was "only the beginning."
Figure in Sharper rape case posts bond
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man booked on two aggravated rape charges in a New Orleans case also involving former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has posted a $400,000 bond.
Bond was posted Monday for 26-year-old Erik Nunez. However, a New Orleans sheriff's spokesman said Nunez was transported to neighboring Jefferson Parish, where he faced unrelated traffic charges. Nunez's lawyer and Jefferson officials did not immediately respond to requests for details.
The former Green Bay safety and Nunez each face two aggravated rape charges in New Orleans.
Sharper also faces seven rape and drug counts in connection with two alleged attacks in Los Angeles. He pleaded not guilty in that case and was freed on $1 million bail. However, he was jailed again in Los Angeles on a New Orleans arrest warrant and is awaiting a Thursday hearing.
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