Freshmen Chris Herren Jr., Wynston Tabbs power Boston College basketball
Freshman Chris Herren Jr. scored a season-high 22 points and classmate Wynston Tabbs added 20 to offset a rough shooting day by scoring leader Ky Bowman, as Boston College defeated visiting Fairfield, 77-67, on Sunday afternoon. Nik Popovic added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles (8-2), who got their sixth win in seven games. Bowman ended up with 19 points, but on 4 of 17 shooting, as he missed 11 of his first 13 shots from the floor. BC was missing two starters — guard Jordan Chatman, who missed his second straight with an injured right ankle, and forward Steffon Mitchell, who was out with an injured right leg. Calvin Whipple led the Stags (2-9) with 21 points. Fairfield, which has lost four straight, didn’t shoot a free throw until there was 2:39 left in the game . . . Anthony Lamb scored 17 points, pulled down eight rebounds, and hit a key bucket that gave host Vermont the lead for good, as the Catamounts went on to beat Northeastern, 75-70, for their fifth straight win. Lamb’s jumper with 15:14 remaining swung the lead back to the Catamounts (8-3) and sparked an 11-2 run. Stef Smith finished with 13 points, as did Everett Duncan. Jordan Roland led the Huskies (5-6) with 20 points . . . Junior guard Taylor Ortlepp scored 19 points, while hitting five 3-pointers as the BC women’s basketball team beat BU, 78-51, at Conte Forum. BC (9-2) set the tone early, jumping out to a 14-1 run, which featured back-to-back 3-pointers by Ortlepp. Payton Hauck (16 points), Lauren Spearman (14 points), and Naiyah Thompson (12 points) led the Terriers (4-5).
Mets snag Ramos
The New York Mets agreed to a $19 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The agreement, pending a physical, signals an end to the Mets’ pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York turned to a two-time All-Star coming off a strong year with the Rays and Phillies. Ramos will get $8.25 million next year and $9.25 million in 2020, and the Mets would have a $10 million option with a $1.5 million buyout. Ramos, 31, batted .306 with 15 home runs and an .845 OPS last season.
Wizards get their man
The Washington Wizards will officially reacquire veteran forward Trevor Ariza on Monday, according to two people familiar with details of the trade. But the Wizards had to construct a second trade to do so on Saturday after an initial three-way deal with the Phoenix Suns and the Memphis Grizzlies collapsed Friday night in bizarre fashion, according to the two people, who were not authorized to discuss the details of the move publicly. The new deal is a two-team swap in which the struggling Suns will ship Ariza to Washington for Austin Rivers and Kelly Oubre Jr. A revised trade was needed after a chaotic attempt at deal-making late Friday. Memphis had reportedly verbally agreed to join a three-way trade that would land Ariza with the Wizards, along with two future second-round picks, send Rivers to the Suns, and bring Oubre to the Grizzlies. That trade quickly disintegrated because of a misunderstanding among the three teams about a player Memphis needed to add to the deal for salary-cap reasons. The Suns thought they were acquiring Memphis forward Dillon Brooks, along with Wayne Selden, in addition to Rivers. The Grizzlies, however, were adamant that they would surrender guard MarShon Brooks. The Grizzlies promptly pulled out of the talks, the sources said, which forced Washington to deal directly with Phoenix.
Loves earn record win
Davis Love III and his son Dru set two scoring records while rallying from a three-shot deficit to win the PNC Father-Son Challenge in Orlando, Fla. Team Love shot 27 on the front nine at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club to get in the mix, took the lead with a birdie at No. 11, and finished off their record round with four more birdies and an eagle for a 16-under 56, breaking by one the 18-hole record. They won by three shots at 26-under 118, another record in the scramble format. The 36-hole event is for players who have won a major or The Players Championship, and their partner cannot hold a PGA Tour-sanctioned card. Dru Love has played 17 times in the last two years on the PGA, European, and Web.com tours, but he has yet to earn a card and missed out in the qualifying tournament this year. John and Little John Daly, who opened with a 59, shot 62 and tied for second with Retief and Leo Goosen and Stewart and Connor Cink . . . David Lipsky won the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa as his final-round 68 gave him a two-shot victory over David Drysdale. Lipsky finished 14-under-par 274 to clinch his second European Tour title. He made a double-bogey five on the 16th, but a par on 17 and a birdie on the 18th. Drysdale had already finished by that time, with his 67 setting the target at 12 under. Zander Lombard (69) and Scott Jamieson (72) finished in a tie for third — a shot behind Drysdale. English pair Oliver Wilson and Ben Evans were another three shots back on 8 under. Lipsky ended the year with his first win on the tour since the European Masters in 2014
Hirscher wins No. 6
Marcel Hirscher dominated to extend his record by winning the Alta Badia giant slalom for a sixth straight year and reclaimed the overall World Cup skiing lead. Adding to his first-run advantage, Hirscher finished 2.53 seconds ahead of Thomas Fanara of France, who moved up from 14th after the opening leg. Alexis Pinturault, another Frenchman, finished third, 2.69 behind . . . Lindsey Vonn is hoping to return from injury next month and resume her pursuit of the all-time World Cup wins record, according to the US Ski Team’s head coach, Paul Kristofic. Vonn, 34, hyperextended and sprained a ligament in her knee during a training crash Nov. 19. She also suffered a bone bruise in the crash, in which she fell on a turn, did a split, and went into the protective fence. Vonn has 82 wins, four shy of the mark owned by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark . . . New York Rangers forward Jesper Fast will be out two to four weeks with an upper-body injury. Fast has three goals and eight assists in 31 games this season . . . Florida International running back Shawndarrius Phillips will not accompany the team to the Bahamas Bowl this week, following his arrest on a domestic violence charge. Phillips was arrested Dec. 12, nearly six months after the alleged incident took place. Court records show a woman who had dated the player claimed Phillips choked her . . . Canelo Alvarez landed dozens of body punches, knocking down Rocky Fielding four times and stopping him in the third round to earn his third weight class title, taking the WBA super middleweight belt on Satuday night at Madison Square Garden. Fielding, 31, won the WBA crown in July when he knocked out Tyron Zeuge in Germany in the fifth round. But the Englishman had never faced anyone close to Canelo’s class, and it showed.