Here is the latest sports news: Colts find their next head coach. Cavs new players shine in win against Celtics. Celtics retire Pierce’s number. Cubs add Darvish to rotation. Pens’ Crosby tallies 400th career goal.

>>Colts Hire Reich As Their Head Coach

(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts are still going with an offensive mind to be their next head coach after Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels took a pass. Indianapolis hired Eagles OC Frank Reich [[ Rike ]], who is fresh of a Super Bowl win over the Patriots. ESPN reports it’s a five-year deal. He’s been with Philadelphia the past two seasons after two seasons as the Chargers’ offensive coordinator.

>>Cavs Dominate Celtics

(Boston, MA) — The new look Cavaliers had a fresh start as they dominated the Celtics 121-99 in Boston. The four players Cleveland acquired at the trade deadline combined to score 49 points and helped the defense hold Boston to 40-percent shooting from the field. George Hill joined the starting lineup and put up 12 points. Jordan Clarkson had 17, Rodney Hood 15 and Larry Nance Jr. five.

>>Celtics’ Pierce Has Number Retired

(Boston, MA) — “The Truth” is joining the best of the best with the Celtics’ franchise. Paul Pierce had his number-34 hung in the TD Garden rafters after Boston’s loss to the Cavaliers on Sunday. It’s the 22nd number retired in franchise history. Pierce was key in helping the Celtics win the 2008 NBA championship, their 17th overall. He spent 15 seasons in Boston after being drafted in 1998.

>>Report: Cubs Sign Darvish As Spring Training Arrives

(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs are adding another big name to their rotation. According to The Athletic, Chicago has signed Yu [[ Yoo ]] Darvish to a six-year deal worth 126-million guaranteed. The 31-year-old was in his fifth year with the Rangers when he was dealt to the Dodgers at the end of July. Meanwhile, spring training is here. Pitchers and catchers report for the Mets and Pirates today.

>>Pens’ Crosby Scores 400th Career Goal

(Pittsburgh, PA) — Penguins star Sidney Crosby is reaching another career milestone. With his dad present, “Sid the Kid” scored his 400th career goal in a 4-1 win over the Blues in St. Louis. Crosby tallied twice and is the 95th player in NHL history to accomplish the feat and the third Pittsburgh player. The other two are Jaromir Jagr [[ YAR-oh-meer YAH-gur ]] and Mario Lemieux [[ leh-MEW ]].


Toronto Raptors 123, Charlotte Hornets 103
Cleveland Cavaliers 121, Boston Celtics 99
Atlanta Hawks 118, Detroit Pistons 115
Indiana Pacers 121, New York Knicks 113
Oklahoma City Thunder 110, Memphis Grizzlies 92
Minnesota Timberwolves 111, Sacramento Kings 106
Houston Rockets 104, Dallas Mavericks 97
Utah Jazz 115, Portland Trail Blazers 96

Pittsburgh Penguins 4, St. Louis Blues 1
Detroit Red Wings 5, Washington Capitals 4 (OT)
New York Rangers 3, Winnipeg Jets 1
Vancouver Canucks 6, Dallas Stars 0
Calgary Flames 3, New York Islanders 2
Boston Bruins 5, New Jersey Devils 3
Colorado Avalanche 5, Buffalo Sabres 4
San Jose Sharks 3, Anaheim Ducks 2 (SO)
Philadelphia Flyers 4, Vegas Golden Knights 1

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#6 Cincinnati Bearcats 76, SMU Mustangs 51
#8 Duke Blue Devils 80, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 69
#20 Michigan Wolverines 83, Wisconsin Badgers 72

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (at Pebble Beach, CA)
1. Ted Potter Jr. (-17)
T2. Phil Mickelson (-14)
T2. Chez Reavie (-14)
T2. Jason Day (-14)
T2. Dustin Johnson (-14)

>>MONDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

7:00 p.m. – New Orleans Pelicans at Detroit Pistons
7:00 p.m. – New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers
7:30 p.m. – LA Clippers at Brooklyn Nets
8:00 p.m. – Orlando Magic at Chicago Bulls
9:00 p.m. – San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz
10:30 p.m. – Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors

7:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs
9:00 p.m. – Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers
9:00 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks at Arizona Coyotes

Top-25 Men’s Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
9:00 p.m. – #17 West Virginia Mountaineers host TCU Horned Frogs
7:00 p.m. – #22 North Carolina Tar Heels host Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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