CHICAGO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points, Nikola Vucevic added 26 points and the Chicago Bulls used a big fourth quarter to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 134-122. Tied with Milwaukee and Cleveland for second place in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls went 15-2 early in the fourth and edged the Timberwolves 42-31 in the period. DeRozan scored 16 points in the final quarter en route to his fifth straight game with 30+ points. Anthony Edwards scored 31 for Minnesota. Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
MINNEAPOLIS, AP — School switching has never been more prevalent in college basketball thanks to the relaxation of NCAA transfer rules and the granting of an additional year of eligibility from of the pandemic season. An Associated Press review of the lists of the six major conferences and four programs ranked in the AP Top 25 poll shows that 29% of players have changed four-year schools at least once. Miami’s Charlie Moore and Minnesota’s Payton Willis are traded three times. Moore traveled from California to Kansas to DePaul to be close to his ailing father. Willis started at Vanderbilt, moved to Minnesota, left for the College of Charleston and returned to the Gophers.
BEIJING (AP) — American hockey player Jake Sanderson is finally training with his teammates at the Olympics after arriving late in Beijing due to coronavirus protocol. The University of North Dakota defenseman tested positive for COVID-19 during USA Hockey’s pre-Olympic camp in Los Angeles. Sanderson woke up each day to check his test results and was relieved when they finally came back negative. The 19-year-old from Whitefish, Montana could play this weekend when the United States takes on Canada and Germany. Sanderson should be able to make an impact when the knockout round begins next week.
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