NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis had 34 points and 11 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the banged-up Boston Celtics 108-89. Second-year pro Cheick Diallo had a season-high 17 points and Nikola Mirotic added 16 points for New Orleans, which was desperate to win after dropping four of its previous five. Jayson Tatum scored 23 for Boston, which has lost three of four and was playing its third straight game without injured guards Kyrie Irving or guard Marcus Smart.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are trading star kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson to the New England Patriots. A person familiar with the deal said Sunday that the deal will become official after Patterson passes a physical. NFL Network reported that Oakland will receive a fifth-round pick in the deal and send one of its six sixth-round picks to New England.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Marathon is giving runners who use music as motivation free access to elite competitors' playlists and tips. John Hancock, which sponsors the marathon, says it's teamed up with Spotify to let participants in next month's race listen to champion runners' favorite music. Elite athletes contributing tracks to the project include four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan, who holds the American women's record on the Boston course, and 2014 winner Meb Keflezighi.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - UConn coach Geno Auriemma wore a Quinnipiac University T-shirt to an NCAA Tournament news conference a year ago to celebrate Connecticut's other successful women's team and its surprise run to the Sweet 16. On Monday night, his top-seeded Huskies (33-0) stand in the way of those Bobcats reaching the regional semifinals for a second straight year.
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