- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

NBA

MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat underwent testing at a hospital to assess a medical issue related to the area around his lungs, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

Bosh and the team were expecting to have a better grasp of the situation Friday, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the player nor the team had disclosed any specifics publicly.

It was unclear if Bosh was admitted to the hospital, or simply underwent testing.

PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix Suns’ three point-guard experiment is over.

The Suns pulled off three trades, sending Goran Dragic to the Miami Heat and Isaiah Thomas to the Boston Celtics on trade deadline day. That left Eric Bledsoe as the lone member of the point guard trio remaining with Phoenix.

In the third trade, the Suns sent a third point guard, rookie Tyler Ennis, who rarely plays, to the Milwaukee Bucks, along with forward-center Miles Plumlee. That trade brought the most significant acquisition, guard Brandon Knight from the Bucks.

Dragic’s brother, Zoran, also went to the Heat. Phoenix acquired Marcus Thornton as part on the Thomas trade. The Suns get three draft picks in the deals.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - For 12 years in Minnesota, Kevin Garnett gave the Timberwolves something they didn’t have before he arrived and haven’t had since he left - an identity.

Now the Old Wolf who put the franchise on the map is coming back to the place it all began. And it won’t be for just one final victory lap.

The Timberwolves sent forward Thaddeus Young to the Brooklyn Nets for Garnett, the beloved icon who will be tasked with tutoring a young and impressionable nucleus in hopes of ending a playoff drought that will reach 11 straight years this season.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks traded guard Pablo Prigioni to the Houston Rockets for guard Alexey Shved and two second-round picks, taking another veteran off their roster.

The Knicks will get one of the picks in 2017 and the other in 2019.

Prigioni averaged 4.7 points in 43 games this season, sitting out some as the Knicks turned to younger players.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Thunder traded Reggie Jackson to the Detroit Pistons and acquired Enes Kanter from the Utah Jazz.

Detroit sent guard DJ Augustin, forward Kyle Singler and a 2019 second-round draft selection to the Thunder, and a 2017 second-round pick to the Jazz.

The Thunder traded center Kendrick Perkins, forward Grant Jerrett, the draft rights to Tibor Pleiss and a protected 2017 first-round pick to Utah. Oklahoma City also acquired forward Steve Novak from the Jazz.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Pelicans traded a protected 2016 second-round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Ish Smith, a 2015 protected second-round pick, the rights to forward Latavious Williams and cash considerations.

The Pelicans then waived Smith.

NFL

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

The proposed $1.7-billion stadium would be in Carson, 15 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and home to the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team.

The statement says the teams have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego, and without new agreements in those cities their hands will be forced. The plan creates the odd prospect of divisional rivals suddenly sharing a home field, and of Los Angeles having two NFL teams after going two decades with none.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Marcus Mariota looked comfortable on center stage. He had the deliberate walk, the calm demeanor and the perfect answers. All the Oregon quarterback has to do now is prove he can thrive in the NFL.

The reigning Heisman Trophy winner spent roughly 15 minutes answering questions at the NFL’s annual scouting combine, using a no-frills approach to show why he should be the No. 1 pick in the draft.

Mariota threw for 4,454 yards with 42 touchdowns and had four interceptions in 2014, leading Oregon to the national championship game. He won the Heisman Trophy, was voted The Associated Press and Walter Camp player of the year and took home the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Maxwell Award and the Dave O’Brien Award.

However, there are concerns about how well quarterbacks in spread offenses fare when they move to the NFL.

AUTO RACING

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Danica and Denny provided the dust-up. Hendrick Motorsports delivered another sweep.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson swept the Budweiser Duel races Thursday night to give Hendrick Motorsports a 1-2-3 start for the Daytona 500. Jeff Gordon had already won the pole for the season-opening race, and the rest of the field was locked in through the pair of 150-mile qualifying races.

Danica Patrick was in the second race and needed to finish 15th or better to guarantee a spot Sunday. She was sitting pretty, too, until her second incident with Denny Hamlin in two days damaged her car and put her in danger of missing the field. Her Stewart-Haas Racing team worked frantically on rapid repairs and she restarted 18th with two laps to go. She was pushed all the way around Daytona International Speedway by teammate Kurt Busch to finish 10th and make the 500.

GOLF

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh, among the top five players in the world a decade ago, were part of a six-way tie for the lead in the Northern Trust Open in what amounted to “throwback Thursday” at Riviera.

The 51-year-old Singh, who plays the occasional Champions Tour event, picked up four birdies on the back nine for a 5-under 66, his lowest opening round on the PGA Tour since the 2012 McGladrey Classic. The three-time major champion and former world No. 1 has not won since 2008.

Goosen, a two-time U.S. Open champion who turned 46 this month, was slowed by a pair of sloppy bogeys early on the back nine until he made a pair of late birdies to join Singh at 66. Goosen hasn’t won since 2009. They played in the game group with 28-year-old Brian Harman, who shot a 78.

Pebble Beach runner-up Nick Watney, competing for the fifth straight week, kept up his form with an eagle on the opening hole on his way to a 66. James Hahn, Daniel Summerhays and Derek Fathauer joined them in the lead.

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