Sports Report: NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart Has Been Hospitalized
In the NBA, Boston beat New York 97-89, Houston topped Miami 115-102, Toronto won against Phoenix 104-97, Portland bested Milwaukee 107-95, and the Lakers defeated Minnesota 119-115.
The Phoenix Suns have learned that forward T.J. Warren is out for the season with a broken right foot. Warren appeared in 47 games this season, averaging 11 points and 3.1 rebounds. He was shooting 50 percent from the field and was part of the team's promising young trio that included Devin Booker and Archie Goodwin.
In the NHL, the Islanders beat Minnesota 5-3, New Jersey won against the Rangers 3-2, Toronto edged Boston in overtime 4-3, Philadelphia doubled up Montreal 4-2, Pittsburgh defeated Ottawa 6-5, Florida bested Washington 5-2, Dallas beat Winnipeg 5-3, St. Louis blanked Nashville 1-0, Chicago topped Colorado 2-1, Edmonton trumped Columbus 5-1, Los Angeles tripled up Arizona 6-2, and it was Anaheim over San Jose 3-2.
Buddy Hield scored 17 points on 7-for-13 from the field and 3-for-8 from 3-point range as Oklahoma hammered TCU 95-72. Isaiah Cousins came within three assists of a triple-double, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan Woodward finished with 14 points, and Ryan Spangler had 11 points and 11 rebounds in the Sooners' fourth straight win.
UMass snapped a six-game skid and beat Rhode Island 61-56 last night. Trey Davis had 20 points, and C.J. Anderson scored all six of his points in overtime. Donte Clark added 17 points for UMass. Jared Terrell led Rhode Island with 23 points.
In college men's basketball, DePaul held off Number 11 Providence for a surprising 77-70 victory last night. Kris Dunn had 14 points and eight assists for Providence, but was 5 for 20 from the field. The star guard was coming off a 26-point performance in a 73-69 victory over Georgetown on Saturday. It was the Friars' first road loss of the season.
Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has been hospitalized Tuesday for a back injury with the Daytona 500 less than three weeks away. A spokesman for Stewart-Haas Racing said The 44-year-old Stewart was injured Sunday during an accident while he was riding an all-terrain vehicle somewhere on the West Coast. SHR said the team was unsure of the extent of his injuries, but that he was able to move all extremities. Stewart is retiring at the end of this NASCAR season. He was due to report next week to Daytona International Speedway to begin preparing for the Feb. 21 race.
The Dodgers have hired Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux and 19-year veteran Raul Ibanez as special assistants to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman. The team said Maddux and Ibanez will also work in scouting, player development and interacting with players at the major and minor league levels. Maddux spent the last four years as special assistant to Texas general manager Jon Daniels in the Rangers' organization. Ibanez will be working in a front office for the first time.
Former U.S. Open champ Jim Furyk will undergo surgery on a troublesome wrist that hasn't healed. Furyk will miss at least three months of the just-started season. There is no word on when the surgery is planned. He's been out of action since mid-September in an attempt to resolve the problem.
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