Men’s College Basketball: Markel Starks scored 23 points and Georgetown beat No. 11 UCLA 78-70 in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic on Monday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, spoiling the college debut of Shabazz Muhammad.
Otto Porter had 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Hoyas (3-0).
The Hoyas opened the second half on a 12-0 run – with Greg Whittington hitting two 3s – to take a 43-29 lead, their biggest of the game.
Paul and Griffin lead Clippers over Spurs
NBA: Chris Paul had 19 points and eight assists and the visiting Los Angeles Clippers beat San Antonio 92-87, their second win against the Spurs this season.
Matt Barnes added 14 points and Blake Griffin had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers (8-2).
Tim Duncan had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs (8-3). Manu Ginobili added 15 points and Tony Parker 11.
Paul made a five-foot jumper in the lane with 24.6 seconds left to give the Clippers a 91-87 lead. Gary Neal missed a 3-pointer on the subsequent possession, which Eric Bledsoe gathered for his fifth rebound.
• Roy out one month: Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy will miss at least the next month after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, an ominous sign for a player trying to come back from years of chronic knee issues.
• Randolph fined: Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for confronting Oklahoma City’s Kendrick Perkins following both their ejections in a game last week.
Miami’s blockbuster approved by Selig
MLB: The Miami Marlins’ latest payroll purge received final approval from MLB commissioner Bud Selig.
The trade sends All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes to the Blue Jays along with pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, catcher John Buck and outfielder Emilio Bonifacio for seven players, none of whom has a big-money contract.
Miami received infielders Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, pitchers Henderson Alvarez, Anthony DeSclafani and Justin Nicolino, catcher Jeff Mathis and outfielder Jake Marisnick.
Miami self-imposes second bowl ban
College Football: Miami officials said that the university is making what it called an “unprecedented decision” to self-impose a postseason ban for the second straight year, ending any chance of the Hurricanes playing in either the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game or a bowl.