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In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston. The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks

- Associated Press

The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.

Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon, left, dunks over Cleveland State forward Derek Sloan during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

No. 6 Virginia easily handles Cleveland State

- Associated Press

Justin Anderson scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, helping Virginia shake off the rust of an 11-day layoff for exams and defeat Cleveland State, 70-54.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes (22) and center DeAndre Jordan (6) combine on Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 104-96. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pierce out against Timberwolves

- The Washington Times

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce will not play Tuesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of a sore right toe.

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Saint Louis beats Vermont 58-55

Associated Press

Milik Yarbrough had 10 points, 13 rebounds and six assists on Sunday, and Saint Louis led by 12 in the final minute of a 58-55 victory over Vermont.

Warney, McGrew led Stony Brook over Loyola (Md) 67-52

Associated Press

Jameel Warney came off the bench to score 18 points and grab 11 rebounds and Rayshaun McGrew scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half to lead Stony Brook to a 67-52 win over Loyola-Maryland on Sunday.

Women's Top 25 Capsules

- Associated Press

Samantha Logic scored on a contested drive with 3 seconds remaining to give Iowa a wild 100-98 victory over Drake on Sunday.

Texas' Nekia Jones (21) tries to shoot in front of Texas A&M's Achiri Ade (35) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in North Little Rock, Ark., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Davenport layup lifts Texas past Texas A&M 67-65

- Associated Press

Everything was set up with the postseason in mind at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena, the site of this season's Southeastern Conference women's tournament.

Top 25 Capsules

- Associated Press

Mike Tobey scored 15 points in the first half and No. 6 Virginia held Harvard to one field goal before the break in a 76-27 romp Sunday.

Quinnipiac holds off Oregon State 60-52

Associated Press

Zaid Hearst scored 20 of Quinnipiac's 32 first-half points, but it was his defense on Oregon State's leading scorer that caught the eye of his coach.