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Harden's triple-double helps Nets escape in OT against Spurs

Brooklyn's James Harden attempts to shoot as he is defended by the Spurs' Trey Lyles (41) and Jakob Poeltl during the second half of Monday's game in San Antonio. Brooklyn won in overtime, 124-113. (Darren Abate/AP Photo)

James Harden had 30 points, 15 assists and 14 rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets overcame a collapse in the final seconds of regulation to beat the Spurs 124-113 in overtime

NBA roundup

The 76ers' Tyrese Maxey goes up for a shot against Indiana's Goga Bitadze during the first half of Monday's game in Philadelphia. The 76ers won, 130-114. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Joel Embiid had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Shake Milton and Furkan Korkmaz came off the bench to help the Philadelphia 76ers to a 130-114 rout of the Indiana Pacers

NHL roundup

Florida center Eetu Luostarinen takes a shot against Carolina goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic and defenseman Haydn Fleury during the third period of Monday's game in Sunrise, Fla. Carolina won in overtime, 3-2. (Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo)

Martin Necas scored 1:59 into overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Monday night

In rough start, Richards rescued by 20-pitch mercy rule

Boston starter Garrett Richards pitcher in the first inning during Monday's spring training game against Atlanta in Fort Myers, Fla. Atlanta won, 5-2. (Brynn Anderson/AP Photo)

Garrett Richards got only one out in the first inning of his first spring training start, loading the bases and walking in one run before the Red Sox threw in the towel after 23 pitches

Spring training roundup

Oakland pitcher Grant Holmes throws against the Cincinnati during the first inning of Monday's spring training game in Mesa, Ariz. Oakland won, 13-5, in seven innings. (Matt York/AP Photo)

Reigning Cy Young Award winners Shane Bieber and Trevor Bauer got off to different starts in spring training action Monday

In-game video returning to baseball for 2021

Washington's Ryan Zimmerman watches his solo home run during the third inning of Monday's spring training game against Houston in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

Major League Baseball has cleared the way for the return of in-game video on dugout iPads beginning on opening day, with catcher signals clipped when they are displayed on a computer

J.J. Watt signs two-year, $31 million deal with Cardinals

Then-Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates during the second half of an AFC wild-card playoff game against Buffalo on Jan. 4, 2020 in Houston. Watt has agreed to a two-year contract with the Arizona. The team announced the deal with the free-agent edge rusher on Monday. Watt was released last month by Houston. (Eric Christian Smith/AP Photo)

J.J. Watt has agreed to a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, showing that the franchise will be aggressive once again in their push to snap a five-year playoff drought.

Hendrick finds victory lane with rare outside hire

William Byron celebrates after winning Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race in Homestead, Fla. (Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo)

Hendrick Motorsports rarely hires from outside the organization and instead promotes from within

COLUMNS

UConn, Seton Hall and Xavier still have work to do

Villanova and Creighton are already locks to participate in March Madness.

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In rough start, Richards rescued by 20-pitch mercy rule

Boston starter Garrett Richards pitcher in the first inning during Monday's spring training game against Atlanta in Fort Myers, Fla. Atlanta won, 5-2. (Brynn Anderson/AP Photo)

Garrett Richards got only one out in the first inning of his first spring training start, loading the bases and walking in one run before the Red Sox threw in the towel after 23 pitches

Spring training roundup

Oakland pitcher Grant Holmes throws against the Cincinnati during the first inning of Monday's spring training game in Mesa, Ariz. Oakland won, 13-5, in seven innings. (Matt York/AP Photo)

Reigning Cy Young Award winners Shane Bieber and Trevor Bauer got off to different starts in spring training action Monday

In-game video returning to baseball for 2021

Washington's Ryan Zimmerman watches his solo home run during the third inning of Monday's spring training game against Houston in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

Major League Baseball has cleared the way for the return of in-game video on dugout iPads beginning on opening day, with catcher signals clipped when they are displayed on a computer

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Texans self-destructing with each bad move

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson walks off the field before a Jan. 3 game against Tennessee in Houston. J.J. Watt is gone from the Texans and Watson wants out, too. The Texans have been making plenty of headlines this offseason. Not one has been good. (Eric Christian Smith/AP Photo)

J.J. Watt is gone, and Deshaun Watson wants out. Houston has been making plenty of headlines this offseason, none of it good. Watt was released at his request, and things could get even worse with a possible standoff looming with Watson.

NFL alumni group updates its playbook to address money game

San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman speaks during media availability for the Super Bowl 54 on Jan. 30, 2020 in Miami. Sherman has partnered with the NFL Alumni Association (NFLA) and Million Stories Media as part of the Million Stories initiative. The partnership emphasizes engagement in financial literacy education to prepare for future job loss or career changes. (Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo)

Star cornerback Richard Sherman is one of football’s most outspoken leaders

Watt, Texans 'mutually' agree to split in more team upheaval

J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans “mutually agreed to part ways” on Friday, ending the tenure of the face of the franchise and adding another huge change to an offseason filled with upheaval. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson, FIle)

J.J. Watt didn't just play for the Houston Texans, he was the Houston Texans.

Twin brothers Mike and Maurkice Pouncey retire from NFL

Then-Chargers center Mike Pouncey, left, and then-Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey pose after their teams played one another on Dec. 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh. The twin brothers announced their retirement from professional football on Friday. (Don Wright/AP Photo)

Mike and Maurkice Pouncey came into the world together

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Harden's triple-double helps Nets escape in OT against Spurs

Brooklyn's James Harden attempts to shoot as he is defended by the Spurs' Trey Lyles (41) and Jakob Poeltl during the second half of Monday's game in San Antonio. Brooklyn won in overtime, 124-113. (Darren Abate/AP Photo)

James Harden had 30 points, 15 assists and 14 rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets overcame a collapse in the final seconds of regulation to beat the Spurs 124-113 in overtime

NBA roundup

The 76ers' Tyrese Maxey goes up for a shot against Indiana's Goga Bitadze during the first half of Monday's game in Philadelphia. The 76ers won, 130-114. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Joel Embiid had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Shake Milton and Furkan Korkmaz came off the bench to help the Philadelphia 76ers to a 130-114 rout of the Indiana Pacers

Knicks above .500 after 109-90 rout of Pistons

New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley (5) drives as Detroit Pistons guard Josh Jackson (20) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Julius Randle scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half and the New York Knicks moved above

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NHL roundup

Florida center Eetu Luostarinen takes a shot against Carolina goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic and defenseman Haydn Fleury during the third period of Monday's game in Sunrise, Fla. Carolina won in overtime, 3-2. (Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo)

Martin Necas scored 1:59 into overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Monday night

McAvoy, Rask lead Bruins to 4-1 win over Rangers

Linesmen Lonnie Cameron (74) and James Tobias (61) break up a fight between New York Rangers' Ryan Lindgren (55) and Boston Bruins' Nick Ritchie (21) during the first period of an an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in New York. (Sarah Stier/Pool Photo via AP)

Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, leading the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday

NHL roundup

New York Islanders center Jean-Gabriel Pageau, center, celebrates with teammates Josh Bailey, left, and Brock Nelson, right, after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Oliver Wahlstrom and Jean-Gabriel Pageau each scored power-play goals and rookie Ilya Sorokin made 20 saves as the New York Islanders finished a strong February with a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins

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Mohegan Sun Sports VP Amber Cox named COO of Kansas City's NWSL team

Amber Cox, the vice president of Mohegan Sun Sports, was named the Chief Operating Officer for Kansas City’s new National Women's Soccer League franchise on Monday.

Brionna Jones re-signs with Sun

Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones, right, blocks a shot by Indiana Fever guard Tiffany Mitchell (25) during a game last season in Bradenton, Fla. The 6-foot-3 center, one of the WNBA's most improved players in 2020, signed a multi-year deal on Friday to return to Connecticut. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Center Brionna Jones re-signed with the Connecticut Sun on Friday. The four-year veteran was among the WNBA's most improved players in 2020 and set career highs in multiple categories.

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Police detain former Barcelona president in search operation

Then-President of FC Barcelona Josep Bartomeu pauses during and interview with the Associated Press on Nov. 8, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Spanish police entered Barcelona's stadium on Monday and detained some people in a search and seize operation related to an investigation into club officials. The operation was related to last year's

Catalan police have arrested four people after raiding Barcelona's stadium in a search and seize operation related to an investigation into club officials

Federer out of Miami Open; will train to 'work his way back'

Roger Federer speaks during a Jan. 30, 2020 press conference following his Australian Open semifinal loss to Novak Djokovic in Melbourne. Federer is withdrawing from this month's Miami Open so he can spend extra time preparing to “work his way back out on tour,” his agent told The Associated Press on Monday. (Dita Alangkara/AP Photo)

Roger Federer's agent tells The Associated Press the 20-time Grand Slam champion is withdrawing from the Miami Open so he can spend extra time preparing to “work his way back out on tour."

Djokovic ties Federer in weeks at No. 1; Gauff up to No. 38

Novak Djokovic poses for photos with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup at Brighton Beach after defeating Daniil Medvedev on Feb. 21 in the men's singles final at the Australian Open in Melbourne. (Hamish Blair/AP Photo)

Novak Djokovic has equaled Roger Federer's record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 in the ATP rankings

McAvoy, Rask lead Bruins to 4-1 win over Rangers

Linesmen Lonnie Cameron (74) and James Tobias (61) break up a fight between New York Rangers' Ryan Lindgren (55) and Boston Bruins' Nick Ritchie (21) during the first period of an an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in New York. (Sarah Stier/Pool Photo via AP)

Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, leading the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday

Knicks above .500 after 109-90 rout of Pistons

New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley (5) drives as Detroit Pistons guard Josh Jackson (20) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Julius Randle scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half and the New York Knicks moved above

Spring games begin with fans, new faces, moment for Mancini

St. Louis Cardinals' Nolan Arenado prepares to bat during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

All over spring training, baseball enjoyed a bevy of reassuring signs Sunday on the opening day of Grapefruit and Cactus league play

Byron gives NASCAR another surprise winner at Homestead

William Byron does doughnuts as he celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

William Byron gave NASCAR its third surprise winner in three weeks, this one not quite as stunning as the first two at Daytona International Speedway

NHL roundup

New York Islanders center Jean-Gabriel Pageau, center, celebrates with teammates Josh Bailey, left, and Brock Nelson, right, after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Oliver Wahlstrom and Jean-Gabriel Pageau each scored power-play goals and rookie Ilya Sorokin made 20 saves as the New York Islanders finished a strong February with a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., ESPN — Spring training: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox from Fort Myers, Fla.

1 p.m., SNY — Spring training: Houston Astros at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

8 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Los Angeles Angels at Cincinnati Reds from Goodyear, Arizx.

Basketball

11 a.m., NBA TV — NBAGL: Santa Cruz Warriors vs. Erie Bayhawks from Orlando, Fla.

5 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Baylor at West Virginia.

7 p.m., theday.com — High school boys: East Lyme at Ledyard.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Fresno State at Boise State.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Illinois at Michigan.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Auburn at Alabama.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Tulsa at Central Florida.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Xavier at Georgetown.

7:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Boston Celtics.

8:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at San Antonio Spurs.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Kentucky at Mississippi.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Wisconsin at Purdue.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Memphis at South Florida.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Marquette at DePaul.

10 p.m., TNT — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG Plus — NHL: New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Soccer

2:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Wolverhampton at Manchester City.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP World Team Tennis Tournament from Rotterdam, Netherlands; WTA Lyon Open from France; ATP Argentina Open from Buenos Aires; WTA Qatar Total Open from Doha.

6 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP World Team Tennis Tournament from Rotterdam, Netherlands; WTA Lyon Open from France; ATP Argentina Open from Buenos Aires; WTA Qatar Total Open from Doha.

Winter Sports

1 p.m., NBCSN — Cross-Country Skiing World Championships from Oberstdorf, Germany. (taped today)