Feb 14, 2020 10:42 AM

Friday Sports Headlines

Posted Feb 14, 2020 10:42 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Major League Baseball celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League by joining with the Major League Baseball Players Association to announce their second joint $1 million donation to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, The museum was founded in 1990 and moved into its current facility in 1994. The Negro National League, the first Negro major league, was founded by eight entrepreneurs at the Paseo YMCA in the eastern part of Kansas City. Part of the donation will be used to help renovate the YMCA building that will house the Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Fans are calling foul against Northern Iowa and its business sponsor after a student was denied a $10,000 prize in a halftime basketball shooting promotion. The flap began Wednesday night, when Northern Iowa student Dalton Hinsch got the chance at the prize if he made a layup, a free throw, a three-pointer and a half-court shot within what he and the crowd thought was a 30-second time frame. Hinsch made all four shots within 27 seconds, sending the crowd into a frenzy. Officials then declared Hinsch hadn't got the last shot off in time.

WACO, Texas (AP) — The top five scorers for No. 1 Baylor all began their college careers elsewhere. The team has now won a school-record 21 games in a row and been the top-ranked team in the AP Top 25 four weeks in a row. Guards Jared Butler, MaCio Teague, Davion Mitchell and Devonte Bandoo had never all played in a game together before this season. Baylor also has Freddie Gillespie, a 6-foot-9 senior center who played two seasons at Division III Carleton College in Minnesota before transferring to Baylor.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas junior forward Jericho Sims has been struggling with a back injury that is still being evaluated as the Longhorns get ready to play at Iowa State. Coach Shaka Smart says the injury has bothered Sims for several weeks. He had remained in the starting lineup and averages 9.7 points and a team-high 8.2 rebounds. It was unclear if Sims will play Saturday. The Longhorns and are in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and third time in five years.

National Headlines

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum poured in 39 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away in the second overtime to down the los Angeles Clippers, 141-133. Marcus Smart contributed 31 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Tatum and Smart combined for 16 of Boston's 27 points in OT. The Clippers played most of the game without Paul George, who left in the second quarter with a left hamstring strain.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as the Thunder knocked off the Pelicans’ 123-118. Chris Paul had 14 points and 12 assists for Oklahoma City, which blew a 13-point, third-quarter lead before rallying. Rookie Zion Williamson hit the 30-point mark for the second straight game, finishing with 32 for New Orleans.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana ended a four-game losing streak by downing a ranked opponent. Devonte Green scored 18 of his 27 points in the first half of Indiana’s 89-77 victory over No. 21 Iowa. Green nailed a season-high seven 3-pointers after Indiana entered the game averaging just 5.3 as a team. Trayce Jackson had 17 points for the Hoosiers, who handed the Hawkeyes their third loss in five games since a five-game winning streak.

Thursday Scores


Final (17)Oregon 68 (16)Colorado 60

Final Indiana 89 (21)Iowa 77