Here is the latest sports news: Redskins trade for Alex Smith. Griffin gets invite to scouting combine. Rockets’ Harden has historic night. Cavs lose Love to broken hand. Wall out for up to two months.

>>Redskins Acquire Alex Smith From Chiefs

(Undated) — An expected wild NFL offseason is getting jump started. ESPN reports the Redskins acquired quarterback Alex Smith from the Chiefs for cornerback Kendall Fuller and a 2018 third-round pick. Smith agreed to a four-year contract extension worth 71-million guaranteed with Washington. Patrick Mahomes will take over as Kansas City’s starter. Kirk Cousins is now expected to hit the market as an unrestricted free agent.

>>UCF’s Griffin Invited To NFL Scouting Combine

(Indianapolis, IN) — One-handed UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin is going to next month’s NFL Scouting Combine. He posted on Twitter that he has been invited to the league’s annual workout showcase at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. A birth defect caused the fingers on Griffin’s left hand to not fully develop. He earned his Indy invitation after impressing scouts during practice leading up to this past weekend’s Senior Bowl in Alabama.

>>Rockets’ Harden Has Record-Setting Triple Double

(Houston, TX) — Rockets star James Harden is making history. Harden tallied the first ever 60-point triple double in Houston’s 114-107 win over the Magic at the Toyota Center on Tuesday. He finished with 60 points on 19-of-30 shooting with 11 assists and 10 rebounds. His record-setting night started with 16 points in the first quarter before exploding for 36 in the second half — 18 apiece in each quarter.

>>Cavs’ Love Breaks Left Hand

(Detroit, MI) — More problems are arriving on the Cavaliers’ plate. Forward Kevin Love broke his left hand during Cleveland’s loss to the Pistons on Tuesday in Detroit. It’s a non-displaced fracture in his left hand fifth metacarpal. The Cavs said they’ll have more on Wednesday after the injury gets looked at further. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski expects Love to miss six-to-eight weeks.

>>John Wall To Undergo Knee Procedure

(Washington, DC) — The Wizards will have to get by without All-Star guard John Wall for the next six to eight weeks. The “Washington Post” reports Wall is scheduled to have a procedure today on his left knee following an injury he suffered earlier in the season. He was replaced for the All-Star Game by Pistons center Andre Drummond.

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

7:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic
7:00 p.m. – Memphis Grizzlies at Indiana Pacers
7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets
7:30 p.m. – Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers
7:30 p.m. – Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks
8:00 p.m. – New York Knicks at Boston Celtics
10:00 p.m. – Chicago Bulls at Portland Trail Blazers
10:30 p.m. – Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns

7:30 p.m. – New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs
8:00 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals
8:00 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at Detroit Red Wings

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)

7:00 p.m. – #2 Virginia Cavaliers host Louisville Cardinals
8:30 p.m. – #3 Purdue Boilermakers host Maryland Terrapins
6:30 p.m. – #4 Michigan State Spartans host Penn State Nittany Lions
7:00 p.m. – #8 Cincinnati Bearcats host Houston Cougars
10:00 p.m. – #9 Arizona Wildcats at Washington State Cougars
9:00 p.m. – #10 Texas Tech Red Raiders host Texas Longhorns
7:00 p.m. – #11 West Virginia Mountaineers at Iowa State Cyclones
6:30 p.m. – #19 Tennessee Volunteers host LSU Tigers


Washington Wizards 102, Oklahoma City Thunder 96
Toronto Raptors 109, Minnesota Timberwolves 104
New York Knicks 111, Brooklyn Nets 95
Houston Rockets 114, Orlando Magic 107
Detroit Pistons 125, Cleveland Cavaliers 114
Sacramento Kings 114, New Orleans Pelicans 103
San Antonio Spurs 106, Denver Nuggets 104
Utah Jazz 129, Golden State Warriors 99
Portland Trail Blazers 104, LA Clippers 96

New Jersey Devils 3, Buffalo Sabres 1
Minnesota Wild 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (SO)
Carolina Hurricanes 2, Ottawa Senators 1
Pittsburgh Penguins 5, San Jose Sharks 2
Florida Panthers 4, New York Islanders 1
Anaheim Ducks 3, Boston Bruins 1
St. Louis Blues 3, Montreal Canadiens 1
Winnipeg Jets 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 1
Chicago Blackhawks 2, Nashville Predators 1
Los Angeles Kings 3, Dallas Stars 0
Vegas Golden Knights 4, Calgary Flames 2
Vancouver Canucks 4, Colorado Avalanche 3 (OT)

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#6 Xavier Musketeers 73, St. John’s Red Storm 68
#13 Auburn Tigers 79, Ole Miss Rebels 70
#15 Oklahoma Sooners 98, Baylor Bears 96
#20 Clemson Tigers 82, #17 North Carolina Tar Heels 78
#18 Ohio State Buckeyes 71, Indiana Hoosiers 56
#21 Rhode Island Rams 85, Massachusetts Minutemen 83
#22 Kentucky Wildcats 83, Vanderbilt Commodores 81
Georgia Bulldogs 72, #24 Florida Gators 60

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