Bulldogs boys lose at home — In the third quarter of a Tri-River Conference game on Monday, Culver trimmed what had been a 13-point deficit to six points before Regis pulled away for a comfortable 70-48 victory in Culver. John Slaght led the Bulldogs (5-8, 0-3 Tri-River) with 14 points and six rebounds, while Ryan Fritz was in double figures with 11 points and Joe Daugherty chipped in six points and 10 boards. Culver travels to Mill City on Wednesday for a league game against Santiam.
Culver girls fall to Rams — Regis jumped to a 37-13 halftime lead against the Bulldogs en route to a 55-22 Tri-River Conference win on Monday in Culver. Lori Sandy led the Bulldogs (4-9, 2-1) with nine points. Hannah Lewis and Reanne Slaght added four points each. Culver is scheduled to play at Santiam in a conference contest on Wednesday.
Rondo suspended one game — Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended again, with coach Doc Rivers wondering if it’s as much for Rondo’s reputation as the incident. Rondo was banned one game without pay Monday for making contact with a referee and failure to cooperate with an NBA investigation. With 3:19 remaining in the third quarter of the Celtics’ 89-81 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, Rondo was called for an offensive foul on a drive to the basket. He went up to referee Rodney Mott and bumped into him as the two walked back up the court.
Love expected to be out for weeks — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love met with doctors in the Twin Cities on Monday to evaluate his right hand, which is broken for the second time this season. Love also will consult with a hand specialist in New York this week before determining a course of action, president of basketball operations David Kahn said. There is no timetable for his return, but the All-Star forward and Olympic gold medalist is expected to be sidelined for an extended period.
Seahawks lose Clemons for playoffs— Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that defensive end Chris Clemons suffered a torn ACL and torn meniscus in his left knee and will be lost for the rest of the playoffs. Clemons was injured in the third quarter of Sunday’s 24-14 win over Washington. Clemons was hurt when it appeared his cleat got stuck in the turf at FedEx Field. An MRI on Monday confirmed the injury. He will need surgery.
Redskins’ RG3 to have more tests on ACL — Robert Griffin III will get more tests on his injured right knee after an MRI proved inconclusive because of a previous ACL tear. Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that the rookie quarterback will travel Tuesday to see orthopedist James Andrews for more examinations. Griffin tore his ACL while playing at Baylor in 2009, and Shanahan said sometimes an old injury can cloud the results of an MRI.
Stanford TEs to enter NFL draft — Tight End University is graduating two more of its finest. All-American Zach Ertz and fellow redshirt junior Levine Toilolo announced Monday that they would forego their final year of eligibility at Stanford to enter the NFL draft. While the moves had been somewhat expected, the Cardinal’s recent run of success — and the emergence of quarterback Kevin Hogan — made both consider returning for one more run at a national title.
Texas A&M assistant new Nevada coach — Nevada athletic officials reached an agreement with Texas A&M assistant Brian Polian to become the Wolf Pack’s next football coach under a five-year deal that will pay him $475,000 in annual base pay plus incentives if it is formally approved this week by the state Board of Regents, school officials said Monday. Polian, 38, the Aggies’ tight ends coach and special teams coordinator, also has coached at Stanford, Notre Dame, Central Florida and Buffalo. He said in a joint statement with the university that he is looking forward to the “incredible opportunity" to replace Chris Ault, who recently announced his retirement after 28 seasons at Nevada.
Berkman passes physical for Rangers — Lance Berkman chose the Texas Rangers this time, and is returning to his home state to be their designated hitter in what likely will be the last stop of his career. The Rangers completed a $10 million, one-year deal Monday after the 36-year-old Berkman, who played only 32 games last season for St. Louis, passed a physical. The deal includes a $12 million club option for 2014 that becomes a guaranteed $13 million deal if he has 550 plate appearances this season. There is also a $1 million buyout for the second year.
— From staff and wire reports