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Celtics host Rockets...Maryland hosts Penn State...Park gets 6th LPGA win

March 3, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics’ victory over the Wizards on Friday snapped a four-game losing streak and gave them their first win since the All-Star break. Tonight Boston hosts James Harden and the Houston Rockets, who have won four straight and are inching back up the Western Conference standings.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — No. 9 Michigan visits No. 17 Maryland this afternoon in one of three top-25 men’s basketball games on the schedule. The Terrapins are coming off a lopsided defeat at Penn State but remain unbeaten at home in the Big Ten.

SINGAPORE (AP) — Sung Hyun Park has won the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore, her sixth LPGA Tour victory. The world No. 2 birdied five of her first seven holes and added four more birdies on the back nine for an 8-under 64 and a two-stroke victory.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Busch is going for a three-race weekend sweep when he takes to his hometown track in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this afternoon. Defending race champion Kevin Harvick is on the pole when NASCAR debuts the entirety of its new rules package designed to foster tighter racing and more passing. Busch won the Trucks race on Friday and the Xfinity Series race yesterday, giving him 197 career victories in all three series.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman is retiring and the school has chosen former Tennessee AD John Currie to replace him. President Nathan Hatch announced the moves Sunday, saying Wellman will retire May 1. Wellman is the longest-tenured AD in Division I. He has led Wake Forest’s athletic department since 1992. The school has won five national championships under his watch. Currie is a Wake Forest alumnus who was Kansas State’s AD from 2009-17.