Nowitzki tops 30,000 points, Mavs roll past Lakers, 122-111

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki ducked his head into a mob of teammates, with Dallas owner Mark Cuban clutching the side of his jersey before the Mavericks superstar found coach Rick Carlisle for a hug.

  • Written by SCHUYLER DIXON , AP Sports Writer

Netherlands, Israel advance to 2nd round of WBC

TOKYO (AP) — Jurickson Profar drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Netherlands to a 6-5 win over Taiwan on Wednesday in the World Baseball Classic.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

'Wide open' Big Ten Tournament lands in nation's capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of an ongoing effort to broaden its scope, the Big Ten will converge a few blocks from the White House this week to crown a new basketball champion.

  • Written by DAVID GINSBURG , AP Sports Writer