Bucks extend road win streak...NC State’s Lockett jailed...Shiffrin 4th after 1st run at worlds
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have their longest road winning streak in 34 years following a triple-double from their All-Star forward. They picked up their seventh consecutive road victory as Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-the-toh-KOON’-poh) rallied the team from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, recorded his fifth triple-double of the season and led Milwaukee past Indiana 106-97. He finished with 33 points, 19 rebounds and 11 assists. The league-leading Bucks have won 20 road games, one more than they did all of last season.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State backup guard Eric Lockett has been charged with assault on a female. According to court records, Lockett is being held without bond in the Wake County Jail following an incident that took place Tuesday. No further details were available. Coach Kevin Keatts says Lockett has been suspended indefinitely from the team but declined further comment. Lockett missed the Wolfpack’s 73-58 victory over Syracuse last night for what the school described as a “personal matter.”
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rick Pitino’s basketball club has landed a spot in the Greek Cup final thanks to a walkout by a rival team. Olympiakos forfeited a semifinal game at Olympic Stadium in Athens yesterday, leaving at halftime trailing 40-25. A spokesman for the team said he was “disgusted” with the quality of the refereeing. As a result, Pitino’s club, Panathinaikos, advances to Sunday’s final. The former Louisville coach tweeted after the incident, “Well, in 42 years of coaching, I thought I had seen it all.”
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Former Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg has taken the lead after the first run in the giant slalom at the world championships. Favorite Mikaela Shiffrin was in fourth place. Shiffrin went down as the second racer on a course shortened because of strong winds. The American is seeking a second gold at this year’s worlds — and fifth in her career — after winning the super-G.
MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has ruled North Korea’s testing program non-compliant for failing to meet international standards. It didn’t give any details. The judgment casts doubt on how North Korea’s athletes are tested as the International Olympic Committee explores options to field combined Korean teams at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. WADA says its concerns will be raised when the IOC meets tomorrow with sports and government officials from North and South Korea.