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Boston University men’s basketball can’t stop streaking Colgate

Tucker Richardson and Nelly Cummings scored 17 points apiece as Colgate won its ninth straight men’s college basketball game, defeating Boston University, 82-72, on Saturday in Hamilton, N.Y. Jeff Woodward added 15 points for the Raiders. Cummings also had six rebounds, while Woodward posted three assists. Jordan Burns had 11 points and seven assists for Colgate (10-1, 10-1 Patriot League). Jack Ferguson, whose 13 points per game coming into the contest was second on the Raiders, had only 6 points. He shot 0 of 4 from beyond the arc. Sukhmail Mathon had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Terriers (5-7, 5-7). Javante McCoy added 15 points. Fletcher Tynen had 12 points and 7 rebounds. The Raiders are undefeated in three games against the Terriers this season. Most recently, Colgate defeated Boston University, 89-45, on Jan. 10.

College hockey

Levy backstops BC women

Junior goaltender Abigail Levy made 35 saves for her second shutout of the season as the No. 6 Boston College women (13-4-0) earned a 2-0 win against Boston University (6- 4- 0) at Walter Brown Arena … Sophomore forward Katy Knoll and junior forward Chloé Aurard each had a goal and an assist to help second-ranked Northeastern (17-1-1) secure a weekend sweep with a 4-1 win against host Vermont (6-4-0) … Freshman forward Luke Tuch scored his second goal of the game 43 seconds into overtime to propel the No. 11-ranked Boston University men (8- 2- 0) to a 3-2 win against host UConn (8- 8- 2).

Baseball

Mets move Syndergaard to IL

The New York Mets transferred righthander Noah Syndergaard to the 60-day injured list to make room for righty Taijuan Walker, who finalized a $20 million, two-year contract. The Mets announced the moves, ensuring Syndergaard won’t return to the rotation until at least June as he comes back following Tommy John surgery last March … Florida Atlantic’s Caleb Pendleton hit grand slams in his first two collegiate plate appearances, both in the same inning in Boca Raton, Fla. Playing in his first game, the freshman connected with the bases loaded twice during a 12-run second inning against Central Florida … Cy Young winner Shane Bieber reported to baseball training camp in Arizona with the Cleveland Indians after recovering from COVID-19. Cleveland’s ace recently tested positive with the virus. Bieber experienced only mild symptoms, but had to be isolated per MLB protocols before being medically cleared to join his teammates. The Indians’ other pitchers and catchers reported earlier this week, The righthander took part in drills on Saturday, a day before the Indians hold their first full-squad workout in Goodyear … The Chicago Cubs finalized a $1.5 million, one-year contract with outfielder Jake Marisnick.

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Basketball

US perfect in AmeriCup qualifying

Ra’Shad James scored 21 points and the United States men finished AmeriCup qualifying with a 6-0 record, beating Mexico, 96-75, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Brandon Bass scored 12 points for the Americans, who outscored the Mexicans, 33-12, from 3-point range. AmeriCup qualifying was the first step in a long process toward making the fields for the 2023 Basketball World Cup and the 2024 Paris Olympics … Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant will miss his fourth consecutive game Sunday, sitting out against the LA Clippers as he continues to get treatment on a strained left hamstring … Former NBA star Pau Gasol denied Spanish media reports on Saturday that he has reached a deal to return to Spain to play for Barcelona. Gasol said on Twitter he remains “focused on my recovery and I am not ready to get back to competing just yet.” Media reports in Spain said he had chosen to return to the team where he began his career in the late 1990s. The 40-year-old Gasol has been trying to regain his fitness to be ready to play in his fifth Olympic Games. He said last year that he needed to be playing this season to give himself a chance of making it to Tokyo.

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Skiing

Shiffrin’s slalom streak over

Katharina Liensberger of Austria won the women’s slalom at the world championships in Italy. She ended Mikaela Shiffrin’s streak of four straight world titles in the discipline. Liensberger posted the fastest time in both runs to beat Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova by one second. Shiffrin was 1.98 behind in third for bronze.

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Soccer

Liverpool home skid continues

Everton deepened Liverpool’s English Premier League title defense woes by winning at Anfield for the first time since 1999, a 2-0 triumph that consigned the champions to a fourth straight home loss. It’s Liverpool’s worst home league run since 1923 and leaves Jürgen Klopp’s side 16 points behind leader Manchester City and with Everton only behind on goal difference with a game in hand. Everton hadn’t even beaten Liverpool anywhere since 2010.

NHL

Blue Jackets can let in fans

The Columbus Blue Jackets received permission from state authorities to allow a limited number of fans at games starting next week. The city of Columbus and the Ohio Department of Health signed off on the plan to allow up to 1,953 fans — 10 percent of Nationwide Arena’s capacity — for the last 16 home games, beginning March 2 against Detroit.

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Miscellany

Ty Gibbs, grandson of Joe Gibbs, wins Xfinity debut

Joe Gibbs celebrated his first NASCAR victory as a grandfather, watching from the pits as 18-year-old Ty Gibbs won his Xfinity Series debut Saturday on the road course at Daytona International Speedway. Ty Gibbs plowed through the field on a pair of restarts to beat reigning Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric in double overtime… Mishriff powered home to wear down American ace Charlatan and win the world’s most valuable horse race, the $20 million Saudi Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The first prize was $10 million … Italian challenger Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli will race defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the 36th match for sailing’s America’s Cup after beating Britain’s Ineos Team UK in two races Sunday to seal a 7-1 win in the best-of-13 race challengers series final in New Zealand.