DALLAS (AP) - Dennis Smith Jr. had 17 points and eight rebounds in his return after a week away from the team amid trade talk, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-98. Smith had two of his four assists on a layup and alley-oop dunk in the fourth quarter for DeAndre Jordan. The center had 13 points, 16 rebounds and tied his season high with five blocks in his third game against the team with which he spent his first 10 seasons.
DALLAS (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera has agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal is pending a successful physical. The 33-year-old Cabrera split last season with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. The Rangers are looking for a starting third baseman following Adrian Beltre's retirement after last season.
MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) - Barry Brown Jr. had 15 points, Dean Wade had 13 and Kansas State's defense shut down No. 14 Texas Tech in a 58-45. The Big 12's top-ranked defenses combined to force 30 turnovers. The Wildcats held Texas Tech to 33-percent shooting and never led the Red Raiders get their offense rolling. Jarrett Culver led Texas Tech with 17 points. Tariq Owens had 12.
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic has been fined $10,000 for kicking the ball into the stands during a loss to Indiana. It resulted in the rookie sensation's second technical foul and the first ejection of Doncic's career. He kicked the ball after a basket by the Pacers late in the third quarter of their 111-99 victory over the Mavericks. The 19-year-old Doncic is leading the Mavericks in scoring at 20 points per game.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dallas Wings star Liz Cambage has asked to be traded. The 27-year-old Cambage finished second behind Breanna Stewart in WNBA MVP balloting this past year. The Australian was the No. 2 pick in the 2011 WNBA draft but has only played three seasons in the league.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Rockets and Bulls have finalized a trade sending Carmelo Anthony from Houston to Chicago. The Bulls acquired the draft rights to Jon Diebler and cash considerations in exchange for the rights to Tadija Dragicevic in the deal. The Bulls have no plans to play Anthony and will look to either trade the 10-time All-Star before the Feb. 7 deadline or ultimately waive him and make him a free agent.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Former Baylor guard Alexis Morris is transferring to No. 14 Rutgers. The 5-foot-6 guard from Beaumont, Texas, will have three years of eligibility remaining when she starts playing next January. Morris averaged 9.4 points, 3.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 34 games as a freshman for the Lady Bears.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - KeVaughn Allen scored 31 points, Noah Locke added a career-high 27 and Florida used a flurry of 3-pointers to overcome a 13-point deficit and beat Texas A&M 81-72. The Gators made 18 of 37 from behind the arc, including 11 of 15 in the second half, and set season highs in makes and attempts.
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