>>Team USA Tops Slovakia To Advance

(PyeongChang, South Korea) — Team USA is moving on in the men’s hockey tournament in PyeongChang. Ryan Donato tallied a pair of goals as the Americans topped Slovakia 5-1 in their playoff qualifying match. USA booked a trip to the quarterfinals where it will take on the Czech Republic.

>>Alpine Skier Ted Ligety To Skip Slalom

(PyeongChang, South Korea) — Alpine Skier Ted Ligety is leaving the PyeongChang Games earlier than expected. Ligety has decided to skip the upcoming men’s slalom event and a potential team event. He will head back to Europe to focus on the remainder of the World Cup season. The 33-year-old Olympian had a disappointing 15th-place finish in his specialty, the giant slalom, and fifth in the men’s combined event.

>>Red Sox Sign Martinez

(Fort Myers, FL) — The Red Sox are hoping they found the power bat to put them over the top. Multiple outlets report Boston has signed outfielder J.D. Martinez. FanRag Sports has the deal being worth 110-million-dollars over five seasons. The 30-year-old smashed 45 homers last season, including an incredible 62-game stretch with the D’backs when he hit .302 with 29 homers and 65 RBI.

>>Kansas Destroy Oklahoma

(Lawrence, KS) — Number-eight Kansas hit 16 threes and shot just over 60-percent as they dismantled Oklahoma 104-74 at Allen Fieldhouse. Devonte’ Graham outplayed Sooners star Trae Young, going for 23 points, seven assists and five rebounds. The Jayhawks are 22-and-6 and 11-and-4 in the Big Ten. Young finished 11 points on 3-of-13 shooting. OU has six straight to fall to 16-and-11 and 6-and-9.

>>Blackhawks Ban Fans For Racial Taunts

(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks are giving further punishment to the four people responsible for the racist taunts towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly. All of them have been banned from attending games at the United Center. The fans were said to be chanting “basketball” at Smith-Pelly, who is African American, during their matchup on Saturday in Chicago. A statement from the team said “racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.”


No Games Scheduled (All-Star break)

Minnesota Wild 5, New York Islanders 3
Washington Capitals 3, Buffalo Sabres 2
Boston Bruins 2, Calgary Flames 1 (OT)
Nashville Predators 5, Ottawa Senators 2
Los Angeles Kings 3, Chicago Blackhawks 1
Anaheim Ducks 2, Vegas Golden Knights 0

Top-25 Men’s Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#8 Kansas Jayhawks 104, Oklahoma Sooners 74

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

No Games Scheduled (All-Star break)

7:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals
7:00 p.m. – Montreal Canadiens at Philadelphia Flyers
7:00 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets at New Jersey Devils
7:00 p.m. – Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs
7:30 p.m. – Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings
8:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues
9:00 p.m. – Boston Bruins at Edmonton Oilers
10:00 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche at Vancouver Canucks

Top-25 Men’s Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
7:00 p.m. – #1 Michigan State Spartans host Illinois Fighting Illini
7:00 p.m. – #15 Ohio State Buckeyes host Rutgers Scarlet Knights
7:00 p.m. – #18 Rhode Island Rams at La Salle Explorers
7:00 p.m. – #21 West Virginia Mountaineers at Baylor Bears

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