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Local Athlete Jimmer Fredette Signs With Bulls

In the NBA, the Chicago Bulls and free-agent guard Jimmer Fredette have announced a contract that covers the rest of the season.

Fredette, the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft, was bought out by the Sacramento Kings on Thursday and cleared waivers on Saturday. He is averaging just 5.9 points and 11.3 minutes in his third season.

The 25-year-old Fredette says the Bulls were the best option for him. He is available for Sunday's game against the New York Knicks.

Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets will host the Chicago Bulls tonight. That means Jason Collins -- the league's first openly gay player -- will finally get to play a home game.

On the scoreboard, Chicago beat the Knicks 109-90. Toronto won against Golden State 104-98. Orlando passed Philadelphia 92-81. Indiana defeated Utah 94-91 and Atlanta fell to Phoenix 129-120.

In college basketball, the Siena men's team defeated Monmouth 70-54. UAlbany fell to Stony Brook 73-68.

In top 25 games, No. 3 Arizona beat Stanford 79-66. Eighth-ranked Villanova defeated Marquette 73-56. No. 14 Wisconsin passed Penn St. 71-66. No. 20 Iowa topped Purdue 83-76. Indiana beat No. 22 Ohio St. 72-64 and No. 25 New Mexico edged Nevada 72-58.

Checking news on the ice, Florida beat the NY Islanders 5-3. It was Philadelphia over Washington 5-4 in overtime. Boston doubled up the NY Rangers 6-3. San Jose defeated New Jersey 4-2. Ottawa bested Vancouver 4-2. Anaheim beat Carolina 5-3. Phoenix fell to St. Louis 4-2 and Colorado doubled up Tampa Bay 6-3.

In golf, Rory McIlroy birdied his last two holes for a 7-under 63 to take the lead after one round of the Honda Classic. Tiger Woods withdrew after 13 holes.

In baseball spring training action, Boston topped Baltimore 8-6. St. Louis won against the Mets 7-1 and the Yankees had an 8-2 victory over Toronto.

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