Sports briefs: Feb. 12

February 12, 2013 


Wall gets double-double as Wizards win fourth straight

Rookie Brandon Beal scored a season-high 28 points as the Washington Wizards beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-90 Monday night, earning a rare road win.

Washington has won four consecutive games and 11 of 18. The Wizards are 10-7 since John Wall returned from injury and won for only the fourth time in 25 road games this year.

Wall had 14 points, 10 assists and four rebounds.

Ryan Anderson scored 31 points, Robin Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Detroit Pistons 105-86 at Auburn Hills, Mich. New Orleans had lost of five of seven coming in, but was in control for the final 40 minutes. Anthony Davis blocked four shots and had eight rebounds, but he was 0-for-7 from the field.

Byron Mullens had 25 points and 18 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated visiting Boston 94-91 Monday night to snap the Celtics' seven-game winning streak. Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Celtics, but missed a key 18-footer that would have given Boston the lead late in the game. Paul Pierce and Avery Bradley had chances to send the game into overtime in the final seconds, but missed open three-pointers.

Celtics reserve guard Leandro Barbosa injured his left knee late in the third quarter and did not return. After the game, Garnett said that he had been told that Barbosa's injury was season-ending.

Chris Paul had 21 points and 11 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 107-90 victory at Philadelphia.

Women's college basketball

No. 2 Notre Dame routs No. 10 Cards

Natalie Achonwa had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Skylar Diggins added 21 points and seven assists and second-ranked Notre Dame routed No. 10 Louisville 93-64 Monday night, the 18th straight victory for the Fighting Irish. Louisville managed to cut Notre Dame's lead to seven points early in the second half, but the Irish quickly responded with a 10-0 run and the Cardinals didn't threaten again. Bria Smith led Louisville with 18 points and five assists.

■ Kentucky women's basketball senior guard A'dia Mathies was chosen as the Southeastern Conference's player of the week and espnW's national player of the week. Mathies led Kentucky (21-3) to road wins over Arkansas and Vanderbilt by averaging a team-high 21.5 points, along with 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

High school basketball

No. 21 South Oldham defeats Sayre

Matthew Haysley and Shae Goodlett had 13 points and five steals apiece in No. 21 South Oldham's 69-50 victory at Sayre. Ray Brewer had game highs in points (19) and rebounds (13) for the Spartans. Justin Sanders added 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists for Sayre.

Girls' highlights:

■ Leslie County sophomore Katie Moore had a triple-double — 24 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists — in her team's 92-34 victory at home against Jenkins.

Dee Givens scored 16 points and had four steals in Lafayette's 47-36 victory at Henry Clay. Ahanti Thomas added 11 rebounds for the Lady Generals, and Areanna Porter led the Lady Devils with 11 points and 16 rebounds.

Major League Baseball

Choo, Reds agree to $7.375 million deal

Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and the Reds agreed on a one-year contract for $7,375,000, leaving two Cincinnati players in salary arbitration. Choo made $4.9 million last season with Cleveland, which traded him to the Reds as part of a three-team deal in December. The Reds plan to start him in center field in place of Drew Stubbs — who went to the Indians — and bat him leadoff.

Cincinnati has discussed multiyear deals with starters Mat Latos and Homer Bailey, its last two cases after Monday's settlement.

■ Free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract with the Cleveland Indians. Bourn, an All-Star with Atlanta last season, must pass a physical this week in Goodyear, Ariz., before the deal can be completed. Bourn batted .274 with nine homers, 57 RBI and 42 steals last season for the Braves.


Eagles, Vick agree on restructured deal

Michael Vick took a significant pay cut to stay with the Philadelphia Eagles and compete for a starting job. The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback agreed Monday to a restructured three-year contract with the Eagles, just two seasons after signing a $100 million extension that included $35.5 million in guaranteed money. The new deal is essentially for one year, however.

A source told The Associated Press that Vick could earn up to $10 million in 2013 if he meets all his performance incentives, and the team will void the remaining two years on March 15.

Vick was slated to earn about $16 million next season. He lost his starting job to rookie Nick Foles last season, but new coach Chip Kelly will give him a chance to win it back.

The last word

New Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly decided to bring back Michael Vick for another season, but buried beneath his praise for Vick was his admission that the "landscape for other quarterbacks" wasn't very promising. And that essentially summed up Kelly's decision to keep Vick, even though a majority of Eagles fans seem ready to move on to the next phase the new coach represented. Kelly said:

"I agree there is a change of scenery going on here. For Michael Vick, there is a change of scenery, but not a change of address."

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