MEXICO CITY (AP) — Patrick Reed made it hard for anyone to question his moxie. A week that began with Brooks Koepka saying he thought Reed cheated when he was penalized for swiping sand in the Bahamas ended with Reed delivering clutch moments down the stretch Sunday to win the Mexico Championship. Then again, Reed …

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The greatest rivalry in NBA history is the one between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. That rivalry was put into perspective on Sunday. 💜💛 @RealBillRussell pays tribute to Kobe Bryant (via @RealBillRussell) pic.twitter.com/k6WXNOwrXT — The Association on FOX (@TheAssociation) February 23, 2020 Bill Russell is Mr. Celtic, and the late Kobe Bryant is arguably …

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mookie Betts still has some work to do, settling in with the Los Angeles Dodgers. On the field, though, he’s fine. “The hardest thing is finding a house and learning everybody’s name,” Betts said Sunday after making his Cactus League debut. “The baseball’s the same. We all have the same focus.” …

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New England Patriots fans may not be completely thrilled if the 2020 NFL Draft plays out like one draft analyst believes it could. Chad Reuter, a draft analyst for NFL.com, has the Patriots making not one, but two surprising moves in the opening two rounds of this year’s draft. The first? Reuter predicts the Patriots …

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Okposo enjoyed his first two-goal game in 23 months, and the Buffalo Sabres continued their late-season playoff push with a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. Okposo scored the go-ahead goal 7:37 into the third period and the Sabres won their fifth in six games. Rookie Jonas Johansson …

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MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid will be without its second leading scorer for next round’s “clasico” with league leader Barcelona after Rodrygo was sent off for appearing to mock an opponent in a Spanish third-tier match. Rodrygo has scored seven goals for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season in limited playing time, leaving him only behind …

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up while armed with a small dry-erase board, a marker and a statement written in all caps. “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT” It’s been a tumultuous few months for Fiers, the current A’s pitcher and former …

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It’s been four weeks of Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash that killed him and either others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, in Calabasas, Calif. And NBA legend Bill Russell paid tribute to the late superstar at Sunday’s Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers matchup. The 86-year-old Celtics great appeared at Staples Center a few hours …

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Dustin Pedroia is back on the injured list as the Red Sox make room for a new pitcher. Boston has claimed right-handed pitcher Phillips Valdez off waivers from the Seattle Mariners, the team announced Sunday. As a result, Pedroia now finds himself on the 60-day IL as he continues to battle a nagging knee injury …

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It still probably wasn’t the exact way they want to play, but the Washington Capitals found a way to end their four-game losing streak on Sunday afternoon. Thanks to a four-goal third period they were able to rally for a 5-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins to regain the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. …

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