Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Flyers hire NHL veteran Fletcher as GM
The Philadelphia Flyers hired Chuck Fletcher as their executive vice president and general manager on Monday. He replaces Ron Hextall, who was fired Nov. 26.
NBA roundup: Nuggets snap Raptors' win streak
Nikola Jokic had a triple-double with 23 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds and made three free throws in the final seconds as the visiting Denver Nuggets ended the Toronto Raptors' eight-game winning streak with a 106-103 win Monday night. Jokic made a free throw with seven seconds remaining to end a tie and made two more with 5.6 seconds left for the final margin, extending Denver's winning streak to six games.
NFL roundup: Chargers overtake Steelers
Rookie Michael Badgley kicked a 29-yard field goal with no time left Sunday night to give the visiting Los Angeles Chargers a 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. At the game's end, Badgley missed a 39-yard attempt and had a 34-yard try blocked, both with no time left, but the Steelers were offside both times.
NFL notebook: Packers address coaching search
Team president Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst addressed the firing of Mike McCarthy on Monday, saying the move was made to get a head start on the coaching search. "Knowing we were going to make the change, it was better to do it now rather than make it in the offseason," Murphy said.
NHL notebook: Red Wings' Bertuzzi suspended two games
Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi was suspended two games by the NHL for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct, the league's Department of Player Safety announced Monday. Bertuzzi delivered a punch to the face of Colorado forward Matt Calvert when the latter was tangled up near the Detroit bench during Sunday's game between the Avalanche and Red Wings.
NHL roundup: Rinne, Predators hold off Sabres
Pekka Rinne made 21 saves, including five in the final 90 seconds, to lead the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. Kevin Fiala and Ryan Ellis scored goals for the Predators, who were playing their 13th game over a 24-day span and were without the services of Filip Forsberg (broken hand), P.K. Subban (upper body), Viktor Arvidsson (broken thumb) and Kyle Turris (undisclosed).
Top 25 roundup: No. 10 Michigan St. dominates No. 18 Iowa
Nick Ward produced a career-high 26 points on 10-of-10 shooting, and No. 10 Michigan State put on a strong defensive display to beat No. 18 Iowa 90-68 on Monday night in East Lansing, Mich. Back on their home court for the first time in two weeks, the Spartans shut down the Hawkeyes from beginning to end, limiting Iowa to 32.8 percent shooting.
Olympics: Samsung extends Olympics sponsorship to 2028 - IOC
South Korea's Samsung has extended its sponsorship contract with the International Olympic Committee by eight years and will remain a top sponsor until the 2028 Los Angeles Games, the world governing body said on Tuesday. Samsung, who first signed up as a top sponsor with the IOC in 1998 and was a local sponsor at the 1988 Seoul Olympics as well, will support all Games up until and including the Los Angeles summer Olympics.
Red Sox accept invitation to White House
The World Series champion Boston Red Sox will go to the White House -- even if not everyone on the team sees eye to eye with the president. Red Sox president Sam Kennedy announced Monday night that the team had accepted an invitation to the nation's capital to celebrate its World Series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. A date for the visit has not yet been scheduled.
NBA notebook: Bulls fire Hoiberg, promote Boylen
The Chicago Bulls fired head coach Fred Hoiberg on Monday and promoted Jim Boylen to lead the team. "Decisions like this one are never easy to make, however I felt this was the right choice for our organization at this time," Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said in a statement. "After a thorough evaluation, I elected to make this move with the overall development of our team in mind. As a team, I believe it is imperative that we make unfaltering strides in the right direction and build the right habits to help put our players in the best position to evolve not only now, but into the future. I want to thank Fred for his dedication and efforts, as well as for his enduring commitment to our team."
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