CHICAGO (AP) — The Washington Wizards shook up their roster as they confront an even longer stretch without All-Star point guard John Wall. Washington traded Otto Porter Jr. to the Chicago Bulls for Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker. Wall needs surgery for a ruptured left Achilles tendon and is expected to miss much, if not all, of next season. The deal gives the Wizards financial flexibility.
CHICAGO (AP) — Julius Randle scored 31 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the struggling Chicago Bulls 125-120 with All-Star Anthony Davis watching from the sideline. Davis was healthy enough to return from a sprained left index finger that has sidelined him since Jan. 18. But the Pelicans opted to hold him out with the trade deadline approaching. The Bulls lost for the 16th time in 18 games.
CHICAGO (AP) — Reliever Junichi Tazawa has finalized a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs and will report to big league spring training. If added to the 40-man roster, Tazawa would receive a one-year contract paying $800,000 while in the major leagues. He could earn $450,000 in performance bonuses for games pitched and $750,000 for games finished. The 32-year-old right-hander was 1-1 with a 7.07 ERA in 31 games last season for Miami and the Los Angeles Angels.
UNDATED (AP) — Michigan has finished the football recruiting cycle with the top class in the Big Ten. Four other conference programs were ranked in the top 25 in the nation by 247Sports. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh added one more player on the second letter-of-intent signing day to a 26-man class that was No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 8 nationally.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Jarred Dixon scored 19 points as Missouri State held off a late Southern Illinois rally for a 65-59 victory. The teams were even midway through the first half, but Southern Illinois stalled after that as the Bears (12-12, 6-5 Missouri Valley Conference) surged 11-3 to go up 25-17 and they pushed it to 36-23 at the break.