CHICAGO (AP) – A person with knowledge of the situation says the Houston Rockets are sending veteran forward Carmelo Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Chicago Bulls. The trade ends a short-lived saga for Anthony, who averaged 13.4 points in 10 games with the Rockets. He has not played since Nov. 8, and will either be traded by the Feb. 7 deadline or ultimately waived by the Bulls.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) – New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson says she pledges to aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies that will promote more “fairness and integrity.” The Saints had to settle for a tiebreaking field goal late in regulation after officials declined to call a penalty on Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman for his early and high hit on Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis. The Rams tied the game on the ensuing drive and won in overtime.
NEW YORK (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Sonny Gray has agreed to a contract with Cincinnati, adding $30.5 million from 2020-22. The Reds and New York Yankees had agreed on a deal that sent Gray to Cincinnati, pending a window for the right-hander to reach a long-term deal. Gray and the Yanks had avoided salary arbitration by working out a $7.5 million contract for 2019.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Teuvo Teravainen have agreed to terms on a five-year, $27 million contract extension through the 2023-24 season. The 24-year-old native of Finland is second on the team with 28 assists, 38 points and 12 points on the power play. Five of Teravainen’s 10 goals this season have come with the man advantage.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Danielle Collins is into a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time after coming back to overpower Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 at the Australian Open. The 25-year-old American had been 0-5 in Grand Slam matches before coming to this tournament, and now is on a five-match winning streak. Stefanos Tsitsipas is the youngest man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since 2007 after beating Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6.