Davis is likely to join Knicks

A person with knowledge of the plans says point guard Baron Davis will sign with the New York Knicks.

Davis is expected to sign today. He was waived last week by the Cleveland Cavaliers and designated as their amnesty player.

• In Miami, LeBron James scored 19 points and the Miami Heat got their preseason off to an easy start Sunday, running away from the Orlando Magic 118-85.

• In Toronto, Greg Stiemsma tipped in the game-winning shot with 12 seconds left and the Boston Celtics held off the Toronto Raptors 76-75.

• In Dallas, Kevin Durant scored 21 points and reserve James Harden added 16 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-92 victory over the defending champion Dallas Mavericks.


Chicago coach earns 600th win

In Chicago, Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist, and Chicago’s Joel Quenneville became the 10th coach to earn 600 NHL victories as the Blackhawks beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 for their fifth consecutive win.

• In St. Louis, Jason Arnott triggered a four-goal, third-period rally with the tiebreaking tally to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 6-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

• In Sunrise, Fla., Kris Versteeg scored 3:08 into overtime, giving the Florida Panthers a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Major League Baseball

Brewers can talk to Japanese star

The Milwaukee Brewers won the right to negotiate a contract with Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki.

Aoki’s team, the Yakult Swallows, said Sunday it had accepted the Brewers’ bid of $2.5 million under the posting system.

The Brewers have 30 days to work out a deal with the 29-year-old Aoki, a three-time Central League batting champion.

Winter Sports

Vonn says she’ll retire after 2018

Lindsey Vonn thinks she will end her stellar skiing career at the 2018 Winter Games before looking into ways of furthering an acting career.

The 27-year-old American believes stopping at 33 years old, after one final Olympics, would be perfect before settling into a different kind of life: swapping the white hills for the silver screen, and hopefully starting a family.

“My main goal is to ski at least until the 2015 world championships in Vail and then see physically how I’m doing, mentally if I’m still doing it,” Vonn said. “If I still feel great, I would love to keep going until the next Olympics (in 2018). That in my mind is the end point.

“I feel like, at that point, I’ll be ready for, hopefully, a life change and stay at home.”

• In Alta Badia, Italy, Massimiliano Blardone won his first World Cup race in two years at the Gran Risa course.

Sixth after the opening run, Blardone had a blistering second trip down to finish in a combined time of 2 minutes, 46.49 seconds and claim his third victory in this race, having also won in 2005 and 2009.


Ward tops Froch in Super Six final

In Atlantic City, N.J., Andre Ward staked his claim as the top 168-pound division fighter, using his speed and a combination of lefts to defeat Carl Froch in a unanimous decision Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in the Super Six super middleweight tournament final.



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