Update on the latest in sports:
COLLEGE BASKETBALL-MAUI INVITATIONAL
Duke meets Auburn in semifinal
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) – Top-ranked Duke meets number-eight Auburn in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational today in Hawaii. The Blue Devils breezed through their opener in the tournament yesterday, blowing out San Diego State 90-64. Duke is 16-and-0 all-time in Maui.
After a win over Illinois in their opener at the Maui Invitational, third-ranked Gonzaga meets Arizona today in a semifinal. Gonzaga overcame 22 turnovers against Illinois by shooting 52 percent. Arizona rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit against Iowa State.
In other top-25 college basketball action (all times Eastern):
No. 16 Clemson vs. Georgia in George Town, Cayman Islands, 2:30 p.m.
No. 18 TCU vs. Lipscomb, 8 p.m.
No. 21 Oregon vs. Green Bay, 10 p.m.
No. 23 Ohio State vs. Samford, 7 p.m.
Raptors visit hot Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Tonight’s NBA schedule includes a matchup of division leaders from the Eastern Conference. The Toronto Raptors bring the league’s best record, 13-and-4, into the game in Orlando against the Magic — a team that’s won seven of its last nine games.
Tonight’s other NBA action has the Pacific Division leading Los Angeles Clippers in Washington to play the Wizards, the Brooklyn Nets taking on the Heat in Miami, and the New York Knicks hosting the 11-and-5 Portland Trail Blazers.
Oilers at San Jose
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – There’s just one game scheduled in the NHL this evening — with the Edmonton Oilers in San Jose to take on the Sharks. San Jose is coming off of a 4-0 shutout of the St. Louis Blues Saturday night.
PGA has six-year deal for Japan tournament
TOKYO (AP) – The PGA Tour says it has signed a six-year agreement to play a tournament in Japan. The Zozo Championship will start next October and is backed by the Japanese fashion website Zozotown and its billionaire founder Yusaku Maezawa.
It will be the PGA Tour’s first official tournament in Japan, and Maezawa on Tuesday described it as a kind of “moonshot” for golf in his country.
Maezawa was announced earlier this year as the first commercial passenger to attempt a flight around the moon.
British sprinter banned for four years
LONDON (AP) – British sprinter Nigel Levine, who has won world and European championship medals, has been banned for four years for doping.
The U.K. Anti-Doping agency says Levine tested positive in an out-of-competition test last year for the banned substance clenbuterol, which can be used to burn fat.
UKAD’s ruling says Levine accepted a four-year ban in August after arguing “one of the supplements” he was taking was contaminated.