DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 3 Duke will be looking to bounce back from a loss at Clemson on Tuesday night, when they host No. 11 Louisville this afternoon. The Cardinals and Blue Devils are in a three-way tie with No. 9 Florida State for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings. It’s their only regular season meeting.
UNDATED (AP) — A flight on matinees in the NHL get started at 1 p.m Eastern when the Islanders host the league-leading Capitals. Washington captain Alex Ovechkin needs one goal to tie Mario Lemieux for 10th on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list. Ovechkin says the Penguins’ star and now owner one of his idols growing up.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The third round of LPGA Tour’s season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions with Brooke Henderson and Inbee Park sharing the lead. Canada’s Henderson parlayed four birdies and a late eagle into Friday’s hottest round. The South Korean Park shot a bogey-free 68 Friday.
UNDATED (AP) — College football not ready to say goodbye to the season can watch a pair of all-star showcases this afternoon. The East-West Shrine Classic will be played in St. Petersburg, Fla., with game-time set for about 3 p.m. Eastern. Two hours later in Pasadena, Calif., it the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — There’s one former baseball player uniquely qualified to answer a question about cheating in baseball. That would be Pete Rose, baseball’s all-time hit king who was banned indefinitely from baseball three decades ago for betting on games. Rose is 78 now, signing autographs for a living in Las Vegas, but he still has opinions on the game and the sign-stealing scandal with the Houston Astros. Rose tells The Associated Press cheating on the field is bad for the game, and the one thing he never did with his bets is change the outcome of a game.