MILWAUKEE (AP) – Brittany Bowe won the women’s 1,500-meter and Joey Mantia won the men’s event in record time in the speed skating trials in the United States to qualify for their third Olympics. Bowe finished in 1 minute and 50.32 seconds in Milwaukee. His enthusiasm was dampened by Erin Jackson’s failure to make the 500 team a day earlier. Jackson slipped during his 500m race and finished third, behind winner Bowe and Kimi Goetz. Mantia won in 1: 44.01, lowering Chad Hedrick’s track record. It was the first track record set by Mantia, 35, in her career.
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) – Terry Rozier scored 28 points, Miles Bridges added 21 points and eight rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Bucks 114-106 on Saturday night, handing the defending NBA champions their third loss in four games. LaMelo Ball scored 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Hornets, who kept the Bucks at 38.9 percent from shots. Milwaukee was playing the second night of a game in a row. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 43 points and 12 rebounds. Khris Middleton added 27 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for Milwaukee, who fell to 13-9 on the road. Antetokounmpo finished 18 of 20 from the free throw line.
NO DATE (AP) – Aaron Rodgers knows the Green Bay Packers clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC and can’t improve their playoff positioning with a victory over the modest Detroit Lions. The reigning NFL MVP still wants to play at Ford Field on Sunday even if it would increase his chances of getting injured. The Packers end the regular season strong with five straight wins, gaining home court advantage in the conference playoffs for the second straight year and winning the NFC North for the third straight season. The Lions limp towards the end of coach Dan Campbell’s first season.
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