DENVER (AP) - Wilson Chandler scored 18 points in his return from a pulled groin and provided stellar defense on LeBron James in the Denver Nuggets' 126-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night. Kyrie Irving lead the Cavs with 33 points but James had just 18 and the two stars sat out much of the fourth quarter with Cleveland trailing by double digits.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - William Nylander and Leo Komarov each had a goal and an assist and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 last night. David Savard and Brandon Saad scored for Columbus, which lost for the first time in the last five games. Backup goaltender Joonas Korpisalo stopped 27 shots. The Blue Jackets stayed in third place in the Metropolitan Division.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The NHL is considering further disciplinary action against Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen for his blindside hit that led to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel suffering a concussion. The league's Department of Player Safety will hold a hearing with Buffalo's top defenseman today. The hit occurred about nine minutes into Pittsburgh's 3-1 playoff-clinching win at Buffalo on Tuesday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, but is no longer charged with a felony for a January confrontation. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE'-turs) announced yesterday that a felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance was dismissed at the prosecuting attorney's request. Deters says the misdemeanors also include disorderly conduct and obstructing official business.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Defending champion Jason Day tearfully withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play yesterday after six holes to be with his mother when she has lung cancer surgery. Day says his mother, Dening, was diagnosed in Australia at the start of the year and was told she had 12 months to live. He brought her to Ohio, where he lives with his wife and two children, for more tests. Day says the surgery will be tomorrow and he could not keep his mind off it.
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