(AP) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was asked in London last week about fining misbehaving players, and even he acknowledged that the penalties aren't much of a deterrent. Silver called them symbolic. It might be time to change that, amid a series of high-profile incidents.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Arizona Coyotes 3-2. Pavelski scored on San Jose's first attempt, and Sharks goalie Aaron Dell was perfect through three rounds in his first NHL shootout. Dell also had 30 saves. Joe Thornton and Mikkel Boedker had regulation goals for San Jose.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco's AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will still make him feel like a center fielder all over again. The Giants acquired the popular McCutchen from Pittsburgh on Monday and he will be their new starting right fielder. Manager Bruce Bochy quickly spoke to incumbent Hunter Pence about making the move from right to left.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NBA is opening an investigation into the Rockets-Clippers on-court and postgame incidents. Tempers boiled over Monday night late in the Clippers' 113-102 victory, to the point where several security guards were needed outside the Houston locker room postgame.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 21-year-old Hilinski was discovered in his apartment after he didn't show up for practice. The Pullman Police Department says a rifle "was recovered next to Hilinski and a suicide note was found."
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love is returning to Stanford for his senior season. Love released a statement through the school saying he will be back next year while continuing to work on his degree in human biology. Love set a Stanford record with 2,118 yards rushing this season and set an FBS record with 13 runs of at least 50 yards.
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