SAN ANTONIO (AP) - DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and nine rebounds, LaMarcus Aldridge added 23 points and 13 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 111-105 for their ninth straight win. San Antonio won its 11th straight at home and moved into fifth in the Western Conference at 42-29 following Oklahoma City's loss to Miami.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki passed Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA's career scoring list, but Elfrid Payton had his fifth straight triple-double to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Dallas Mavericks 129-125 in overtime. Payton finished with 19 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Nowitzki had eight points, giving him 31,424 in his 21 seasons _ trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan.
NEW YORK (AP) - Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the top seeds in the women's NCAA Tournament. The bracket was mistakenly put out early on ESPNU hours before the network had its selection show. ESPN apologized and scrambled to air an early show as the leaked bracket was shared on social media.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - The Texas Rangers say pitcher Yohander Mendez had a sprained left elbow and likely won't be able to pitch in a game until June. The Rangers had been worried after he had to leave a spring training game on Sunday. Mendez has pitched for Texas in parts of the last three seasons.
NEW YORK (AP) - Baylor finishes No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. The Lady Bears, who have been atop the rankings for eight weeks, received all 28 first-place votes from a national media panel. It's the third time in school history that the team finished with the No. 1 ranking. Baylor was the top choice in 2012 and 2013 in the final poll. UConn, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville follow Baylor as the first 11 teams were unchanged.
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