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Sports Report: UNLV's Jerry Tarkanian Dies At 84

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In the NBA, Orlando bested New York 89-83, Boston squeaked by Atlanta 89-88, Toronto topped Washington 95-93, San Antonio beat Detroit 104-87, Golden State won against Minnesota 94-91, Indiana defeated New Orleans 106-93, Oklahoma City beat Memphis 105-89, Cleveland beat Miami 113-93, Dallas bested Utah 87-82, Portland defeated the Lakers 102-86, and it was the Clippers over Houston 110-95.


Over on the ice Pittsburgh bested Detroit 4-1, Vancouver skated by Chicago in overtime 5-4, and it was Washington over San Jose in overtime 5-4.

The Winnipeg Jets have bolstered their roster for a playoff run by acquiring defenseman Tyler Myers and forward Drew Stafford from the Buffalo Sabres. The Jets also get forward Joel Armia, the rights to 2014 second round pick Brendan Lemieux and Buffalo's latest first-round pick in this year's draft for left wing Evander Kane, defenseman Zach Bogosian and college goaltender Jason Kasdorf. The Jets sit fourth in the Central Division and are seven points ahead of Minnesota for the final Western Conference playoff berth.

The Sabres also sent Jhonas Enroth to Dallas for Anders Lindback in a swap of goaltenders. Enroth was the starter for the last-place Sabres, going 13-21-2 with a .903 save percentage and 3.27 goals-against average.


The basketball world is mourning the death of Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian, who passed away at 84. Known for his battles with the NCAA and chewing on a towel while working the sidelines of games, Tarkanian died after being admitted to a Las Vegas hospital on Monday with difficulty breathing and an infection.

Tarkanian led the University of Nevada-Las Vegas to the Final Four four times, and won it all in 1990.


Tiger Woods says his golf is not acceptable for the PGA Tour and he will not return until it is.

Woods shot a career-worst 82 to miss the cut in the Phoenix Open by 12 shots. He was playing poorly at Torrey Pines when he withdrew after 11 holes because of tightness in his back.

Woods said on his website that the injury is not related to the back surgery he had last spring. He says he is having physical therapy every day and feeling better.

But he says he needs work on his game. He says he wants to play the Honda Classic that starts Feb. 26, but he won't play if he's not tournament-ready. Woods says he expects to be playing soon.


Pitcher James Shields has finalized his four-year, $75 million contract with the San Diego Padres, the biggest free agent deal in club history. Shields helped Kansas City reach the World Series last season but declined a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Royals. The right-hander is 114-90 with a 3.72 ERA in nine seasons, including a 14-8 mark with a 3.21 earned run average last year.

Little League International has stripped Chicago's Jackie Robinson West of its national title after finding the team falsified its boundary map. The league made the announcement and said the Chicago team violated regulations by placing players on the team who didn't qualify because they lived outside the team's boundaries.

The Miami Marlins have been awarded the 2017 All-Star game. A person familiar with the decision says an announcement by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is planned for this week at Marlins Park.


The Giants have signed Canadian center Brett Jones and waived 2012 first-round draft pick running back David Wilson, whose career was cut short by a neck injury. The Giants announced the moves yesterday, a little more than a month before free agency opens. Jones, 6-foot-2 and 315 pounds, played the last two seasons for the Calgary Stampeders, winning the Grey Cup, the CFL's title, last season.


The ECHL has a new home in Glens Falls, New York where the local team will be called the Adirondack Thunder starting in the 2015-2016 season. The current AHL team, the Adirondack Flames, is moving to California at the end of this season in a five team move to help bring the AHL affiliate teams closer to their NHL counterparts.

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