Here is the latest sports news: Belichick still not talking about Butler benching. Mets add third baseman Frazier. Young, OU lose to WVU. Wizards clicking without Wall. Marc-Andre Fleury heading back to Pittsburgh.

>>Pats’ Belichick Still Won’t Discuss Butler Benching

(Minneapolis, MN) — Patriots head coach Bill Belichick still isn’t revealing why starting cornerback Malcolm Butler was benched for their 41-33 loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl 52. Belichick wouldn’t elaborate beyond what he said after the game on Sunday when he said it was a football decision. New England allowed Nick Foles to throw for 373 yards and three touchdowns.

>>Mets Sign Third Baseman Frazier

(Flushing, NY) — Third baseman Todd Frazier is staying in New York but not with the Yankees. According to multiple outlets, the Mets have signed Frazier to a two-year deal worth 17-million-dollars. The 31-year-old hit .213 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI last season split between the Yanks and White Sox. Frazier spent the first five years of his career with the Reds.

>>Number-17 West Virginia Clips Number-18 OU

(Norman, OK) — Number-17 West Virginia clamped down on number-18 Oklahoma’s final possession to close out a 75-73 win in Norman. The Mountaineers were able to overcome 32 points from Sooners freshman star Trae Young. Young turned the ball over six times to only one assist as the Sooners find themselves at 16-and-7 and 6-and-5 in conference.

>>Wizards Stay Hot Without Wall

(Indianapolis, IN) — The Wizards are finding their grove again, but it’s happening without their best player. Washington won its fifth straight game when they beat the Pacers 111-102 at Banker Life Fieldhouse. John Wall has missed all five contests due to a left knee injury that’s keeping him out six-to-eight weeks. The Wizards are fourth in the Eastern Conference at 31-and-22. They’re only percentage points behind the Cavaliers for third.

>>Marc-Andre Fleury Returns To Pittsburgh

(Pittsburgh, PA) — Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury return to Pittsburgh tonight when the Golden Knights and Penguins meet. It’s Fleury’s first game back in Pittsburgh since Vegas selected him in the expansion draft during the offseason. He spent his first 13 years with the Pens, winning three Stanley Cups, including going back-to-back the past two seasons.


Washington Wizards 111, Indiana Pacers 102
Detroit Pistons 111, Portland Trail Blazers 91
Orlando Magic 111, Miami Heat 109
Utah Jazz 133, New Orleans Pelicans 109
Denver Nuggets 121, Charlotte Hornets 104
Sacramento Kings 104, Chicago Bulls 98
LA Clippers 104, Dallas Mavericks 101

Nashville Predators 5, New York Islanders 4 (OT)
Toronto Maple Leafs 7, Anaheim Ducks 4
Dallas Stars 2, New York Rangers 1
Edmonton Oilers 6, Tampa Bay Lightning 2

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#17 West Virginia Mountaineers 75, #18 Oklahoma Sooners 73

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

7:00 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic
7:30 p.m. – Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors
7:30 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks
7:30 p.m. – Houston Rockets at Brooklyn Nets
7:30 p.m. – Memphis Grizzlies at Atlanta Hawks
8:00 p.m. – Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers
10:30 p.m. – Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers
10:30 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors

7:00 p.m. – Vegas Golden Knights at Pittsburgh Penguins
7:00 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets
7:00 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes
7:00 p.m. – Anaheim Ducks at Buffalo Sabres
7:30 p.m. – Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings
7:30 p.m. – Vancouver Canucks at Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m. – New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators
8:00 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 p.m. – Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues
8:30 p.m. – Calgary Flames at Chicago Blackhawks
9:00 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at Colorado Avalanche

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
9:00 p.m. – #4 Michigan State Spartans at Iowa Hawkeyes
6:30 p.m. – #5 Xavier Musketeers at Butler Bulldogs
7:00 p.m. – #6 Cincinnati Bearcats host UCF Knights
9:00 p.m. – #10 Kansas Jayhawks host TCU Horned Frogs
7:00 p.m. – #14 Tennessee Volunteers at #24 Kentucky Wildcats
7:00 p.m. – #20 Michigan Wolverines at Northwestern Wildcats
9:00 p.m. – #21 Wichita State Shockers at Memphis Tigers

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