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March 6, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Third-ranked North Carolina rolled to a 79-66 win over Boston College Tuesday night and hadn’t even left the locker room before thinking about Saturday’s game against archrival Duke in Chapel Hill. The 4th ranked Blue Devils barely held on to defeat Wake Forecast 71-70 Tuesday night at home. A shot that would have given Wake Forecast the win slowly rimmed out at the buzzer.

PHILADELLPHIA (AP) — JJ Redick hit six 3-pointers and scored 26 points to break out of a slump and lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 114-106 win over the Orlando Magic Tuesday night. Orlando entered the game in the mix with Charlotte and Miami for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Adam Henrique and Troy Terry scored power-play goals in the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks ended Arizona’s NHL-long six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory over the Coyotes. Jakob Silfverberg had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who had scored only seven goals while losing five of their previous six.

SURPRISE, Ariz, (AP) — Royals catcher Salvador Perez will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, keeping the six-time All-Star off the field for the entire 2019 season. The decision was made after Perez received a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ team physician. Perez hurt the elbow during a workout last week.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants outfielder Cameron Maybin has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Arizona. Police confirmed Tuesday that the 31-year-old was stopped last week in Scottsdale, which is the team’s home during spring training.