Here is the latest sports news: UCF’s Griffin impresses at NFL Combine. Bryant’s “Dear Basketball” wins Oscar. Mickelson wins WGC-Mexico Championship. Report: SFPD seeking Aldon Smith. Harvick earns 100th career win in Vegas.

>>UCF’s Griffin Impresses At NFL Combine

(Indianapolis, IN) — Former Central Florida linebacker Shaquem [[ sha-KEEM ]] Griffin is gaining a lot of new fans at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Griffin, who only has one hand due to a birth defect, ran a 4.3 40-yard dash on Sunday. It the fastest time by a linebacker in more than a decade. Griffin also racked up 20 bench press reps on Saturday using a prosthetic on his left arm to help grip the bar.

>>Kobe Bryant’s “Dear Basketball” Takes Home Oscar

(Los Angeles, CA) — Kobe Bryant is now an Oscar winner for his animated short film “Dear Basketball.” The Laker great accepted his Academy Award last night. Bryant wrote a poem called “Dear Basketball” in 2015 and collaborated with animator Glen Keane to make the short film.

>>Mickelson Wins WGC-Mexico Championship

(Mexico City, Mexico) — Phil Mickelson edged Justin Thomas in the first playoff hole to win the WGC Mexico Championship in Mexico City. The 47-year-old Mickelson carded a five-under 66 in Sunday’s final round to tie Thomas at 16-under through 72 holes. Thomas fired a seven-under 64 in his final round. It’s Mickelson’s first win since the 2013 Open Championship and the third WGC title of his career.

>>Report: SFPD Seeking Aldon Smith

(San Francisco, CA) — Former 49ers and Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith is in trouble with the law again. Multiple reports state Smith fled the scene late Saturday night after a woman called police stating he was beating her. Smith’s previous legal issues have derailed his NFL career after he was the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He last played for the Raiders in 2015.

>>Harvick Dominates At Vegas, Earns 100th Career Win

(Las Vegas, NV) — Kevin Harvick is the champion at the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick swept all three stages and finished nearly three-seconds ahead of his closest competitor as he earned his second-straight Cup Series win. It was his 100th-career victory across the three NASCAR national touring series.


Atlanta Hawks 113, Phoenix Suns 112
Toronto Raptors 103, Charlotte Hornets 98
Indiana Pacers 98, Washington Wizards 95
New Orleans Pelicans 126, Dallas Mavericks 109
Milwaukee Bucks 118, Philadelphia 76ers 110
Sacramento Kings 102, New York Knicks 99
LA Clippers 123, Brooklyn Nets 120

Florida Panthers 4, Philadelphia Flyers 1
Nashville Predators 4, Colorado Avalanche 3 (OT)
Anaheim Ducks 6, Chicago Blackhawks 3
Vegas Golden Knights 3, New Jersey Devils 2
Minnesota Wild 4, Detroit Red Wings 1
Winnipeg Jets 3, Carolina Hurricanes 2
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, San Jose Sharks 2

MLB Grapefruit League
Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 1 (at Jupiter, FL)
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Toronto Blue Jays 2 (at Clearwater, FL)
Washington Nationals (ss) 6, Detroit Tigers 2 (at West Palm Beach, FL)
Atlanta Braves 5, Miami Marlins 2 (at Kissimmee, FL)
Tampa Bay Rays 9, New York Yankees 1 (at Tampa, FL)
Pittsburgh Pirates 9, Minnesota Twins 3 (at Fort Myers, FL)
Baltimore Orioles 10, Boston Red Sox 8 (at Sarasota, FL)
Washington Nationals (ss) 7, New York Mets 3 (at Port St. Lucie, FL)

MLB Cactus League
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, San Francisco Giants 3 (at Scottsdale, AZ)
Kansas City Royals 10, Cincinnati Reds 3 (at Goodyear, AZ)
Seattle Mariners 10, Texas Rangers 7 (at Surprise, AZ)
Cleveland Indians 6, Milwaukee Brewers 2 (at Maryvale, AZ)
San Diego Padres (ss) 7, Chicago White Sox 6 (at Glendale, AZ)
Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Chicago Cubs 0 (at Scottsdale, AZ)
Oakland Athletics 12, San Diego Padres (ss) 4 (at Peoria, AZ)
Los Angeles Angels 7, Colorado Rockies 6 (at Tempe, AZ)

Top-25 Men’s Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#13 Michigan Wolverines 75, #8 Purdue Boilermakers 66 (Big Ten Tournament at New York, NY) (Championship Game)
#10 Cincinnati Bearcats 62, #11 Wichita State Shockers 61

Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiff Lube (at Las Vegas, NV)

1. Kevin Harvick
2. Kyle Busch
3. Kyle Larson

WGC Championships – Mexico Championship (at Mexico City, Mexico)

1. Phil Mickelson (-16) (Won in playoff)
2. Justin Thomas (-16)

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

7:00 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers
7:00 p.m. – Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Cavaliers
7:30 p.m. – Phoenix Suns at Miami Heat
8:00 p.m. – Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls
8:30 p.m. – Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs
9:00 p.m. – Orlando Magic at Utah Jazz
10:30 p.m. – Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers

7:00 p.m. – Calgary Flames at Pittsburgh Penguins
7:30 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres
8:30 p.m. – Ottawa Senators at Dallas Stars
9:00 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers
10:00 p.m. – New York Islanders at Vancouver Canucks

MLB Grapefruit League
1:05 p.m. – Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals (at Jupiter, FL)
1:05 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at Philadelphia Phillies (at Clearwater, FL)
1:05 p.m. – Miami Marlins at Houston Astros (at West Palm Beach, FL)
1:05 p.m. – Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves (at Kissimmee, FL)
1:10 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at New York Mets (at Port St. Lucie, FL)

MLB Cactus League
3:05 p.m. – Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Dodgers (at Glendale, AZ)
3:05 p.m. – Los Angeles Angels at Cincinnati Reds (at Goodyear, AZ)
3:05 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers (at Surprise, AZ)
3:05 p.m. – Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics (at Mesa, AZ)
3:10 p.m. – Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies (at Scottsdale, AZ)
8:40 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres (at Peoria, AZ)

Top-25 Men’s Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
9:00 p.m. – #7 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. San Francisco Dons (West Coast Conference Tournament at Las Vegas, NV)
11:30 p.m. – #20 Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. BYU Cougars (West Coast Conference Tournament at Las Vegas, NV)

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