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NBA fines Suns forward Warren $15K for comment to ref

Sports in Brief

NEW YORK — Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for directing inappropriate language toward an official following his ejection from a game.

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Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings

MLB

LAS VEGAS — An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue at the winter meetings, but not much impact. Not yet, anyway.

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Bryn Forbes’ double-double fuels Spurs by Suns 111-86

NBA

SAN ANTONIO — Bryn Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 111-86 on Tuesday night.

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McCutchen on the move, other deals percolate at meetings

MLB

LAS VEGAS — Andrew McCutchen moving into Philadelphia’s outfield, more talk about a megadeal involving Noah Syndergaard and J.T. Realmuto and veteran pitcher Ivan Nova on the go. The winter meetings picked up a bit Tuesday, but any big deals for the likes of Corey Kluber, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper remained on deck.

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FC Cincinnati roster takes shape in MLS expansion draft

MLS

Cincinnati acquired striker Kei Kamara from the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS expansion draft and then immediately dealt him to the Colorado Rapids for a 2019 international slot.

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Vikings fire OC DeFilippo after another flat performance

NFL

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, whose first season on the job ended after just 13 games amid a sharp decline in production by the offense over the past six weeks.

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NAZ Suns sign former Warriors prospect Trayvon Palmer

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Seeking more help on the wing, Northern Arizona acquired guard-forward Trayvon Palmer from the available player pool, the club announced Monday afternoon.

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Harris scores 33, Clippers outlast Suns 123-119 in OT

NBA

PHOENIX — Tobias Harris scored 33 points and Patrick Beverley made two free throws with 33.3 seconds left in overtime to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.

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Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings

NFL

SEATTLE — Bobby Wagner blocked Dan Bailey's field goal attempt midway through the fourth quarter, sparking the Seahawks to two late touchdowns and a 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, Seattle's fourth straight victory.

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Cardinals back in thick of race for No. 1 draft pick

NFL

TEMPE — The Arizona Cardinals have double-digit losses for the first time since 2012. Just when the Cardinals looked as if they truly had improved — with a win at Green Bay — they fell flat in a 17-3 home loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

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Cardinals' DT Nkemdiche goes on IR with knee injury

NFL

TEMPE — The Arizona Cardinals are placing defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche on injured reserve with a knee injury.

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As winter meetings arrive, a look at the top MLB free agents

MLB

Paul Goldschmidt and Robinson Cano have already switched teams this offseason, going to the Cardinals and Mets in major trades. As for Manny Machado and Bryce Harper — the jewels of the free agent market — they're still waiting.

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Playoff stakes high as Vikings travel to Seahawks

NFL

SEATTLE (AP) — With where both the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks sit in the NFC standings, Monday night's matchup might as well carry a playoff title. NFC play-in game? NFC elimination game?

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Slay returns interception for TD, Lions beat Arizona 17-3

NFL

GLENDALE — It’s an NFL cliche, the crafty cornerback fooling the rookie quarterback. That’s exactly what happened in the biggest play of Detroit’s 17-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

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Cardinals' offense struggles in 17-3 loss to Lions

NFL

GLENDALE — The Arizona Cardinals had hoped for the first winning streak of the season after a morale-boosting win at Green Bay in the snow last Sunday.

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Roundup: Dolphins pull off miracle play to beat Patriots 34-33

NFL

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kenyan Drake ran the last 52 yards as the Miami Dolphins scored on a pass and double lateral on the wild 69-yard final play Sunday to beat the New England Patriots 34-33.

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Jawun Evans scores 20 points, but NAZ Suns fall to Kings 90-84

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Jawun Evans led Northern Arizona with 20 points, a team-record eight steals and six rebounds, but Stockton guard Kalin Lucas scored 15 of his 26 points in the final 3:48 to give the Kings a 90-84 win over the Suns on Saturday night.

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Patricia, Wilks endure tough first seasons as head coaches

NFL

GLENDALE — Two first-year head coaches will be on the sidelines when the Detroit Lions meet the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and both have had a rough season.

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Coyotes’ comeback not enough in loss to Sharks

NHL

GLENDALE — Lukas Radil’s first NHL goal broke a tie with 5:47 to play and the San Jose Sharks beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-3 Saturday night.

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NFL Week 13: Texans, once 0-3, could sneak to top of AFC

NFL

Here’s a crazy thought: The Houston Texans with home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

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Bam! Suns wilt under Heat

NBA

PHOENIX — The depleted Phoenix Suns gave the Heat a little resistance before normalcy was restored, and Miami became the latest team to win in the desert.

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Cards' Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond 2019 season

MLB

ST. LOUIS — Now that he is with the St. Louis Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond the 2019 season.

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Nationals GM: Corbin and Harper situations ‘independent’

MLB

WASHINGTON — As with most things involving the Washington Nationals' offseason, a day that was supposed to be all about introducing Patrick Corbin morphed into a day about Bryce Harper.

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Former YC, ASU pitcher Kelly signs with Diamondbacks

MLB

PHOENIX — Right-hander Merrill Kelly is joining his hometown Arizona Diamondbacks, agreeing to a $5.5 million, two-year contract.

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Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in car crash in Venezuela

MLB

CARACAS, Venezuela — Former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, officials said Friday.