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.
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.
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.
finished with 14 points and 16 rebounds.
Middleton led Milwaukee with 27 points, and Giannis
Antetokounmpo added 21.
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.
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.
Lamb, competing for the Diamondbacks' third base job,
committed three errors. No other Arizona player has more
than two in spring training.
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.
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
(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.
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.
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.
was optioned to the minor leagues last Monday.
Trout raised his Cactus League average to .394 (13 for 33)
with two singles for the Angels. Kole Calhoun had a pair of
starter Matt Garza allowed eight hits over five innings, but
three double plays allowed him to limit the damage to three
(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.
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
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
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.
had been in the mix to start the season in center field for
the rebuilding Brewers.
(AP) — James Starks is returning to Green Bay to rejoin
Eddie Lacy in the Packers' backfield.
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.
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.
had a career-best 601 yards on 148 carries last season,
along with 43 catches for 392 yards.
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.
Bay drafted Starks in the sixth round out of Buffalo in the
BAY, Wis. (AP) — Eliot Wolf is moving up in the Green Bay
Packers front office.
vice president and general manager Ted Thompson announced on
Monday that Wolf has been promoted to director of football
is in his 13th season with the team. He served as the
director of player personnel the past year.
is the son of Hall of Famer and former Packers general
manager Ron Wolf.
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.
signed a contract extension in July 2014. He has been the
general manager since 2005.
Packers have relied on a successful draft-and-develop
philosophy under Thompson's watch.
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.
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
(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.
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.
(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.