SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers extended a team record with their 26th consecutive loss, one off the NBA mark set by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010-11. The Sixers gave up 19 straight points in the second quarter of a 113-91 pounding by the Spurs in San Antonio last night. Austin Daye had 22 points and Tim Duncan added 19 in the Spurs’ 14th straight win.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (pow gah-SAHL’) has been diagnosed with vertigo and isn’t expected to play against the visiting New York Knicks tonight. The 7-foot Spaniard missed the second half of Sunday’s victory over Orlando after complaining of dizziness and nausea. He spent the night in a hospital, but the Lakers said an MRI of his head was normal.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tiger Woods says it’s “a little too soon” to know whether his ailing back will be well enough for him to enter the Masters. Speaking at a news conference in Washington, D.C. yesterday, Woods said he’s been trying to get ready for the first major of the year. He is off to the worst start of his 18 years on tour, and last week he withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational because of persistent back pain.
UNDATED (AP) — Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto (SOH’-toh) has a tear in his left knee that will sideline him for 10 to 12 weeks. Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn will start the season on the disabled list, opening a spot for outfielder Nyjer (NY’-jur) Morgan on the opening-day roster. And Tampa Bay minor league pitcher Alex Colome (kah-loh-MAY’) has been suspended for the first 50 games of the season for a positive steroids test.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 2 Duke has become the first top-four seed to lose in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Megan Rogowski scored 22 points and Megan Podkowa added 18 to help DePaul upset the Blue Devils 74-65 in Durham last night. The second-round exit comes after Duke reached the regional finals the last four years.