DETROIT (AP) — Prince Fielder, the portly first baseman with the big stick, is taking his home run show to Texas. The Detroit Tigers have agreed to trade their power-hitting slugger and cash considerations to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler.
NEW YORK (AP)— Alex Rodriguez is admitting he doesn’t have a chance of winning an appeal of his 211-game suspension by MLB for alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. A-Rod walked out of his grievance hearing yesterday after an arbitrator refused to order baseball commissioner Bud Selig (SEE’-lihg) to testify.
UNDATED (AP)— The Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs both won their eighth straight game last night. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 in the Trail Blazers’ 91-82 win over Milwaukee while the Spurs got 19 points from Tony Parker in beading Boston 104-93.
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul George made three free throws to tie it with 5.2 seconds left in regulation, then scored nine of his season-high 35 points in overtime as the Indiana Pacers pulled out a 103-96 victory over the New York Knicks. That’s the Knicks’ sixth straight home loss while the Pacers improved to 10-1.
WASHINGTON (AP) — On NHL ice, Sidney Crosby delivered a goal and an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a three-game road losing streak by blanking the Washington Capitals 4-0 to take a three-point lead atop the Metropolitan Division. Marc-Andre Fleury (marhk-ahn-dray FLOOR’-ee) needed to make only 18 saves for his second shutout this season and 25th of his career.