• Mountain View baseball fundraiser: As a fundraiser for the Mountain View High School baseball team, 15 percent of all sales today at Round Table Pizza in Bend will go to the Cougar baseball program. The fundraiser includes sales all day today (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) at Round Table, located at 1552 N.E. Third St.
• Royals acquire Shields from Rays: The Kansas City Royals gambled their future Sunday night for a chance to win right now. The Royals acquired former All-Star James Shields and fellow right-hander Wade Davis from Tampa Bay in a six-player deal that sent top prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi along with two other minor leaguers to the Rays. The swap immediately bolsters the Royals’ starting rotation and should make them a contender in the relatively weak American League Central.
• MLB average salary up to $3.2 million: Baseball’s average salary increased 3.8 percent this year to a record $3.2 million. According to final figures released Friday by the Major League Baseball Players Association, the rise was the steepest since 2007. The boost was helped by an increase in the minimum salary from $414,000 to $480,000.The New York Yankees had the highest average for the 14th consecutive season at $6.88 million, rising after consecutive declines from a peak of $7.66 million when they won the World Series in 2009. At $684,940, Houston had the lowest average since the 2006 Florida Marlins at $594,722.
• Indiana wins NCAA men’s title: Nikita Kotlov scored off a header pass from Eriq Zavaleta midway through the second half to give Indiana a 1-0 victory over Georgetown on Sunday to win the NCAA men’s soccer championship in Hoover, Ala. It is the eighth championship for the Hoosiers (16-5-3), their first since 2004. Indiana midfielder Patrick Doody lofted a crossing pass to the right of the goal that brought Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Gomez out from the net. Zavaleta got to the ball before the Hoyas’ Jimmy Nealis, sending a header to Kotlov that he easily kicked into the open net. It was the third consecutive 1-0 victory for the Hoosiers. Indiana allowed a total of two goals in its five NCAA tournament games.
• Messi breaks record with 86th goal: Lionel Messi broke German great Gerd Mueller’s 40-year-old record for most goals in a year by scoring for the 86th time in 2012 on Sunday. The Argentina forward scored twice to lead Barcelona to a 2-1 win at Real Betis in the Spanish league match. His first was an individual effort in the 16th minute to equal Mueller’s mark, and he eclipsed the 1972 milestone with a familiar left-footed finish nine minutes later. Messi has scored 74 goals for Barcelona and 12 times for Argentina this year, and he has three more games in which he can add to his tally before the end of the year. Mueller scored 85 for Bayern Munich and West Germany.
• NHL, union could resume labor talks this week: NHL labor talks could be back on as early as this week after negotiations fell apart just a few days ago. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press he has been in contact with the players’ association, and the sides are working on returning to the bargaining table. Daly wrote in an email on Sunday: “Trying to set up something for this week, but nothing finalized yet." Talks broke down Thursday night after three straight days of talks at a New York hotel. Moments after players’ association executive director Donald Fehr said he believed the sides were closing in on a deal to end the lockout, he was back at the podium to announce the NHL rejected the union’s latest offer.
• Hirscher wins men’s GS: Defending World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria protected his first-run lead to comfortably win a giant slalom race on Sunday in Val D’Isere, France, with some help via Frenchman Alexis Pinturault’s clumsy mistake three gates from the end. Hirscher, who was third in Saturday’s slalom, secured his first win of the season, his third consecutive podium spot and fifth so far. He finished 1.16 seconds ahead of Germany’s Stefan Luitz, with American Ted Ligety climbing up from sixth to finish 1.42 behind in third place on the Stade Olympique de Bellevarde course. Pinturault was left just as stunned as the home fans by his error as he caught an inside ski and put his hand down with the finish line in sight, missing out on the chance of a second straight success after winning Saturday’s slalom. Bend’s Tommy Ford did not qualify for the second run.
• Maze takes women’s GS: Tina Maze of Slovenia won her third straight World Cup giant slalom Sunday in St. Moritz, Switzerland, to extend her lead in the overall standings, and defending champion Lindsey Vonn placed 27th after almost crashing out. Maze held her morning lead to finish 0.08 seconds ahead of Viktoria Rebensburg, the Olympic champion from Germany, in a total time of 2 minutes, 11.07 seconds. Tessa Worley of France was third, trailing Maze by 0.55. Vonn hit trouble midway down her second run after her skis appeared to touch. The American racer came out of rough, course-side snow to complete the race nearly six seconds slower than Maze and score four valuable World Cup points. The win gave Maze 100 points and she now leads by 234 over Germany’s Hoefl-Riesch, who placed ninth. Vonn is third, 263 behind Maze.
• Spurs’ Jackson fined for Twitter message: San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for threatening Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka in a Twitter post. Jackson posted the message after Ibaka and Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace got tied up during the fourth quarter of the Thunder’s 114-108 victory on Friday night. The post has since been deleted, but multiple outlets reported it read: “Somebody tell serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his mouth. That’s a promise. He doin 2 much."
— From wire reports