• Towns, Wiggins combine for 56 in Wolves’ 102-88 win vs Kings

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With Minnesota’s slow start to the season a distant memory, Andrew Wiggins firmly believes the Timberwolves are ready to make an anticipated push back into playoff contention.

  • Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With their championship window in danger of closing, the Washington Capitals made a strong move Monday to try to win the Stanley Cup this spring by acquiring defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues.

  • Howard beats Md-Eastern Shore 79-69

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyler Stone scored 19 points, Damon Collins had 14 and made five assists, and Howard beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 79-69 on Monday night to end a two-game skid.

  • Canadiens rally to beat Devils in OT on Galchenyuk goal

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens found a way to win despite basically showing up for only the third period and overtime against the New Jersey Devils.

  • Curry, Mavs hand Heat 3rd loss in 19 games with 96-89 win

    DALLAS (AP) — Seth Curry scored 29 points, Harrison Barnes added 24 and the Dallas Mavericks beat Miami 96-89 on Monday night, handing the Heat just their third loss in 19 games.

    Updated: 10:10 pm

  • Wild beat Kings 5-4 on Granlund’s overtime winner

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mikael Granlund beat two defenders to find open ice and wrap the winning shot around goalie Jonathan Quick just 12 seconds into overtime, giving the Minnesota Wild a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

  • LA Chargers place franchise tag on LB Melvin Ingram

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on outside linebacker Melvin Ingram on Monday night.

  • Kucherov’s hat trick helps Lightning turn back Senators 5-1

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored three power-play goals in the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept their fading playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.

  • UNC Greensboro clinches SoCon title with 72-66 win over ETSU

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Francis Alonso got 18 of his 23 points in the second half, R.J. White added 16 points while hauling in 10 rebounds and North Carolina- Greensboro clinched the Southern Conference title along with the No. 1 tournament seed with a 72-66 win over East Tennessee State on Monday night.

  • No. 2 Baylor rolls Oklahoma 103-64 days after Mulkey’s rant

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Alexis Prince scored 24 points to help No. 2 Baylor roll past No. 19 Oklahoma 103-64 on Monday night, just two days after Baylor coach Kim Mulkey’s rant defending her school.