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BUCKS-PISTONS

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Andre Drummond's tip-in with 2 seconds remaining lifted the Detroit Pistons to a 92-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

The Pistons, who are in a tight race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, came out inexplicably flat and trailed by 17 points in the first half. They were down 13 in the third quarter before chipping away at Milwaukee's lead in the fourth.

Drummond was outplayed badly early on by Greg Monroe, but when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed from the perimeter in the final seconds, Drummond was able to tip the ball in. The Bucks weren't able to get a clean shot off after that.

Drummond finished with 14 points and 16 rebounds.

Khris Middleton led Milwaukee with 27 points, and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 21.

 

BREWERS-DIAMONDBACKS

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Patrick Corbin struck out seven and allowed just an unearned run while pitching into the sixth inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat a Milwaukee Brewers split squad 3-2 on Monday night.

Nick Ahmed drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth. Ahmed had three hits for the Diamondbacks, who also got two stolen bases from former Brewers shortstop Jean Segura.

Jake Lamb, competing for the Diamondbacks' third base job, committed three errors. No other Arizona player has more than two in spring training.

Corbin permitted five hits in 5 1-3 innings. Arizona closer Brad Ziegler gave up a run and two hits with one strikeout in his inning of work.

Scooter Gennett had two hits for the Brewers, including a run-scoring double. Domingo Santana reached base three times and scored once, leaving the young Milwaukee outfielder with a .500 batting average this spring and a seven-game hitting streak.

 

ANGELS-BREWERS

PHOENIX (AP) Yadiel Rivera hit his third ninth-inning homer of the spring and Jacob Nottingham followed with a game-winning drive, lifting a split squad of Milwaukee Brewers over the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Monday.

The Brewers were upbeat after teammate Rymer Liriano, who was hit in the face with a pitch and suffered facial fractures Sunday, was released from the hospital and visited the clubhouse just before gametime.

Rivera had two hits, raising his batting average to .375, as he makes his case for the starting shortstop job. He hit his two-run homer off Deolis Guerra.

Nottingham was optioned to the minor leagues last Monday.

Mike Trout raised his Cactus League average to .394 (13 for 33) with two singles for the Angels. Kole Calhoun had a pair of RBI singles.

Brewers starter Matt Garza allowed eight hits over five innings, but three double plays allowed him to limit the damage to three runs.

 

BREWERS-LIRIANO BEANED

PHOENIX (AP) The manager of the Milwaukee Brewers says outfielder Rymer Liriano is doing well a day after being hit in the face by a pitch.

Liriano sustained multiple facial fractures. Manager Craig Counsell visited him in the hospital on Monday and said the 24-year-old Liriano will start the season on the disabled list.

The Brewers' head trainer was expected to give more details about Liriano's condition later Monday at the team's spring training complex. Liriano was having additional tests on his injuries.

Liriano was carried off the field on a backboard after the pitch from Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Matt West hit him on the left side of the face in the eighth inning.

Liriano had been in the mix to start the season in center field for the rebuilding Brewers.

 

PACKERS-STARKS

UNDATED (AP) James Starks is returning to Green Bay to rejoin Eddie Lacy in the Packers' backfield.

Starks re-signed with the Packers after spending more than a week on the market as an unrestricted free agent. The NFL announced the transaction on Monday.

A person familiar with the move told The Associated Press that Starks agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal. The person requested anonymity because the team doesn't not announce the financial terms of contracts.

Starks had a career-best 601 yards on 148 carries last season, along with 43 catches for 392 yards.

The six-year veteran turned into more than just a complement to Lacy and his punishing rushing style. He picked up carries after Lacy struggled last season.

Green Bay drafted Starks in the sixth round out of Buffalo in the 2010 draft.

 

PACKERS-FRONT OFFICE

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Eliot Wolf is moving up in the Green Bay Packers front office.

Executive vice president and general manager Ted Thompson announced on Monday that Wolf has been promoted to director of football operations.

Wolf is in his 13th season with the team. He served as the director of player personnel the past year.

Wolf is the son of Hall of Famer and former Packers general manager Ron Wolf.

The Packers have also promoted Brian Gutekunst to take over as player personnel director. Gutekunst, who is entering his 18th season with the club, spent the past four seasons as director of college scouting.

Thompson signed a contract extension in July 2014. He has been the general manager since 2005.

The Packers have relied on a successful draft-and-develop philosophy under Thompson's watch.

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) Raymond Moore is out as chief executive officer and tournament director of the $7 million BNP Paribas Open featuring men's and women's tennis players in the California desert. Tournament owner Larry Ellison said in a statement that Moore, who said women's pro tennis players "ride on the coattails of the men," resigned Monday last night.

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jeremy Lin scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, and the Charlotte Hornets overcame a 23-point, first-half deficit to snap the San Antonio Spurs' six-game winning streak with a 91-88 victory Monday night. The Spurs were coming off a home-court win against Golden State.

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Draymond Green had 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists to help Golden State narrowly avoid its first two-game skid in nearly a year with a 109-104 victory over Minnesota. Klay Thompson scored 17 points and hit all five of his 3-pointers, and the Warriors (63-7) overcame a second straight poor shooting night from Stephen Curry. The reigning MVP missed 11 of his 17 shots but still had 19 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds.

 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan says he and his legal team "made history." He spoke moments after a Florida jury hit Gawker Media and its founder with $25 million in punitive damages for publishing a sex tape of Hogan. That's in addition to $115 million awarded to Hogan in the case. Gawker says it will appeal.

 

MIAMI (AP) Clint Dempsey is expected to play his first game with the U.S. soccer team since October when the national team plays a World Cup qualifying match Friday in Guatemala. The 33-year-old Dempsey was left off the USA roster for two qualifying matches in November. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann cited the need to look at younger players. The match Friday is the first of home-and-home qualifiers. With two victories over Guatemala, the Americans would clinch advancing to the final round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. That final six-team round kicks off in 2017.